Power Lil, you accuse me of not hearing, reading, listening to others, while you pretend to be totally deaf in this case.
But fine, I shall repeat my arguments against what you did again:
You have banned 3 users, (so not 10 as you claim), as the "winners" of your "gag the bitch" contest.
Should I quote here the post too, where you announced the 3 people you will ban for 10 days, or will you still claim you banned 10 of them?
You held a voting, which many of us were trying to talk you off, in the Back Alley forum.
If this voting is as legit and regular as you claim, then why didn't you run it in The Launge, or any other official, regular forum, why did you need to use Back Alley for that purpose, knowing there are quite a lot of us users, (even if not me in person), who don't ever visit that forum, mostly due its extremely rude language, and offensive, aggressive posts.
For example Ian, who we both respect very much, is one of those, so you have automatically excluded him, and all others sharing his oppinion of Back Alley from your voting, they probably didn't even know about it till it get over, and you announced the final outcome in the Launge, finally, but too late.
Yes, I assume you knew, how that part of community will try to talk you off your idiotic idea, which is definitely unworthy of an online moderator, and were also aware, that they will try to support, and defend the, this time totally innocent, victims of your voting.
Btw, you claim such a voting event is regular, and is held once in a year.
Well, forgive my failing memory, but I definitely cannot recall it being held last year.
As for my personal case:
Yes, if users break the rules, committing bannable offenses, do ban/gag them, (including me of course), if I did do so in the past, you should have ban me, and I would have no rights to object, but solving the issue of my "oh so annoying" communication style this way, again, is definitely not the way online moderators are meant to function.
And again, especially when you know for sure, right from the start, who the number 1 "winner" of your "contest" will be, (you even stated yourself being sure of that before the voting started), and you know how that certain person's possibilities, alternatives of entertainment are very limited, with online communications being his favorite one, of a vital importance to him, he has no real life anymore, but replaces it with communicating online, (regardless what you think of this, you knew it damn well), so, knowing all this, knowing how chatting and forum-participating consumes the most of my spare time, actually more than playing online games themselves...yes, due being aware of all this, I do consider your decision, and the way how you PURPOSELY treated me with this "practical joke" of yours, for an abuse of my disability, and handicapped situation.
And since you still present your deed as a mere joke, a gag to have fun, and laugh about:
Power Lil, maybe I totally lack the sense of humor, especially after my total vision loss, no wonder, but: Some things in life are really not appropriate to joke with.
With making a joke out of my limitation, aka addiction, even moral dependence of regular online communication, while even being aware of it, you have crossed those moral limits by far!
You really should have left at least 1 single thread for me to be able, to be allowed to reply to, it was my last appeal to you before my ban, but you totally ignored that one too, along with all the rest.
Have you ever tried to imagine yourself in my place, into my shoes?
A veteran, devoted, even fanatic gamer, who totally loses his vision after 43 years, loses everything, not only his gaming fun, but real life entertainments too, so he replaces not only his all lost visual gaming activities, but real time hobbies, entertainment, and human-communications with online ones...and you ban such a person for 10 days, without him committing a bannable offense to deserve it, but merely out of "sheer joke and fun"?
While you being totally aware of his above described situation!
I wonder if you would take it as a joke and fun in my place, and would just merrily "laugh along" with it???
Again, imagine being prevented to perform your all time favorite entertainment or activity, whatever it may be, for 10 days, performing which provides you entertainment over many hours daily...whould you really take it as easy, as you suggest it should be taken by me too???