Well it finally happened, I’ve been permanently banned from Animesuki after all of these years for refusing to abide by what I felt was an arbitrary and unfair moderator condition and sticking to my guns of trying to be an honest, fair and progressive poster. What exactly was the condition I refused to follow and felt it was more important to put my voice and opinion ahead of people might ask, well this is the last message I received from the moderator who has appeared to have it out for me quite some time:
Quote: Originally Posted by relentlessflame
I am giving you two choices:
1. You can agree to stay away from all Kyoto Animation and Key-related threads and sub-forums on the Forum, and resist any temptation to be a Sunrise defender either in threads or through rep. You could still participate on the forum, but would exercise voluntary restraint to keep yourself out of trouble.
2. You can receive a deserved two-point infraction for your recent baiting posts that will result in you being permanently banned from the forum.
Please take some time to consider your decision. If you choose the first option, please note that any subsequent failure to comply will be taken as an indication that you choose the second option.
The conditions were quite clear. You already caught yourself once previously in the thread, and deleted your post voluntarily, so I don’t think I can believe that you “just forgot”. I’m not sure if you believed that your new “position of casual curiosity” and your claim to be “not trying to offend” would cause me to somehow change my mind. But that was the exact same thing you tried last time too, and I already made it crystal clear: you’ve played this card way too many times over the years for anyone to believe you now. After so many dozens of warnings and infractions (this is #38!), I will not go back on my word.
I wish you the best wherever your journeys take you. Farewell.
AnimeSuki Forum Admin
What was this startling infraction one might ask that caused such a fierce reaction from relentlessflame. Daring to shirk such an arbitrary condition to insist that it is unreasonable to come into a thread insisting that a show is “moeblob shit” at the same time that it is unreasonable to insist that there is a “right way to watch Kyoani shows”. In short I argued what I felt was the reasonable approach of treating others opinions with respect as well as to plead that people not nail me to the cross for it yet in ironic twist this is exactly what happened. I suppose my mistake in all of this was interpreting “You could still participate on the forum, but would exercise voluntary restraint to keep yourself out of trouble.” as an okay to still post in these threads as long as I was careful to not break any rules, though to be perfectly truthful I still don’t understand why I should be so restricted in my posting if I’m just trying to dialogue with people without malice aforethought and express an opinion that people should get along and not be so entrenched in their hardened viewpoints like I once was. This too I suppose was my mistake in the end, but a little more on that later.
To those who made my time at animesuki a fun ride, Vexx, Reckoner, Triple_R, Guardian Enzo, Archon_Wing among others, it was a blast. You were all class acts and I treasure the conversations we shared together and regret that one moderators stark and accusatory opinion of my intentions had to result in it ending this way. Relentlessflame seems to have wanted things his way and refused to see any viewpoint or to be able to put himself in another’s shoes to the very end despite preaching otherwise, but to be honest I don’t hold hard feelings so much as disappointment that this is how things had to end. I don’t feel this solves anything and while I suppose it’s a conflict of interest to say so me being the accused and all I feel it only punishes the idea that reconciliation and atonement through words and actions can be achieved and upholds the idea that it’s better to keep people that have had a trouble past apart rather than allowing them to over time resolve their differences and misunderstanding through dialogues as respectable and mature adults. If I do have one regret it’s that I could not prove to this individual, despite my best efforts that I am not the monster he made me out to be and that I truly was trying to make amends for the poor treatment I had given the Kyoani fans, but that in doing so I refused to compromise my own opinions. This I will perhaps consider in time to be my greatest failure as a poster on Animesuki.
That said I’ll perhaps be making so occasional posts here again if people from AS who might come across this still wish to chat with me. I’d be more than happy to continue our productive conversations an a location where I don’t have to feel the weight and oversight of a mod staff that does not seem to like the way I conduct myself.
Farewell Animesuki Forums