Honestly guys, I've had enough.
I sit here and watch, and hope someone will come to their senses and just stop the madness [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]
I have a few things to say about this as the owner of this company and as a person that has worked hard for years to create an open environment to to talk about whatever the heck you want to without issue.
FIRST OF ALL. Jeremy, how DARE you come in here and jump on this censorship accusation when you didn't even have the opportunity to read what went on. To say there is censorship in this forum is an absolute joke and I can say that MOST people agree... and the few who don't are those that have broken the one rule we have, be nice/respectful. If you continue to teach school, I would hope that you pass on better values to your students than to sit in a room, listen to one side of a story, and make a decision. That is clearly not the way to make an INFORMED decision/opinion. So basically, by having this stance of "I'm not coming back because someone did something that I'm not sure about, but I don't think I like it...." sets an example. How about sitting on a jury... only hearing the victims side of a story... or whatever!! How can you DECIDE what goes on when you don't know the facts. Enough said on that.
We don't do that ... often. There have been a total of 4 people banned... most for profanity. This individual was banned for other reason, mostly instigating unnecessary battles. It's NOT productive and bottom line, it's counterproductive! So, yes... a ban was made.... 4 bans in 2.5 years and 1400 members. THAT'S HARDLY CENSORSHIP AND HARD CORE BANNING!!!!
Again, Jeremy, learn the facts.
If you're not happy here, then fine... you can find a different place to interact. But bottom line is... this place attracts thousands of children, many are the ages that you teach. We want this to be a NON HOSTILE environment for kids and adults to interact about a simple hobby. That's it. Simple. End of story.
I'm not reversing any ban. I believe that the moderator(s) have done the right thing ... they have been given the 'power' to do so because they are trusted friends, family, customers, and active forum members. They look out for the people of this community and have had to make some difficult decisions.
Steve (rampuppy) did exactly what needed to be done.
If Matt issues an apology to the forums for being a brat, then I'll *THINK* about letting him play here again.
SO! CAN"T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG!!
If anyone has any issue with this, email me. pcrane@**********.com
Though I receive hundreds of emails daily, I'll be sure to give you my opinion AGAIN first hand >=[ .. when I get the time.
Use this place as a resource. Use it to communicate with like minded people. Use it to make friends. But DO NOT USE IT FOR YOUR PERSONAL PEDESTAL. DO NOT MAKE IT A BATTLE GROUND.
Enough said on this. I'm going to bed.
All I can say ... is there are some days that make me wonder why on earth I created this forum. When I see some of the blatant disrespect and childish behavior. Unfortunately it's the vast minorty that make me feel this way because the majority of you are wonderful people... but heck... those that start to be disrespectful ... expect to find your way to another place, because I'm tired of it. It's spitting in the face of those who make the efforts to make this place a positive experience.