You're right, very little stops me from banning you if I don't like you. You're on private property (albeit virtually). You aren't owed an indefinite right to be allowed on someone's else property. Are you so socially inept that you seriously don't understand how continually pissing off the owners of this site can very reasonably result in you getting your ☹ booted off of it?
Oh, I wasn't aware that standing up to an admin's BS was against the board rules...must have missed that rule.
If you want to ban me, ban me, Elly. But you'll only prove my point. Because despite your claims with other members, I do make some decent posts on this forum.
Snarkiness aside, the admin/mod team does actually have discussions prior to someone being banned so even though you may think I'm making decisions all by myself, at the end of the day usually the entire admin team is in agreement when a ban is passed down. I'm just usually the only admin who cares to make the public announcement or actually go through the motions of banning someone in the admin panel, because the truth is none of the people running this site really give much of a ☹ anymore.
If other mods stand up to you, do you get to ban them too? Can't fathom a guess as to why they don't want to participate much anymore.
This subject has been brought up and explained ad nauseum. I'm pretty tired of explaining it. If you care enough to ask the question or make accusations and assumptions about what's going on, at least take the effort to read the explanation you are given. If you don't like that I have "too much power", too bad. Join another forum if it bothers you so much. No one is forcing you to stay here, despite your claims of this being an absolute dictatorship. You are allowed to leave at any time and make a competing site if you think you'd be better at it. Good luck to you.
As Fokkasu mentioned, a wise person would have reflected on the words that I, and several others, have mentioned to you about your personality. But instead, you choose the standard "If you don't like it, leave!" response. Wow.
I agree that the logo design should have been subject to popular vote.
However, as it was Maraviollantes's idea, Maraviollantes's contest, and as Maraviollantes is supplying the prizes - nobody on the admin team told him how to run his contest. And that's fine. I'm not about to get in anybody's face and tell them how they should be running their contests or how they ought to pick a winner or distribute prizes. THAT is an abuse of my power as an owner of the server this site is hosted on.
At the end of the day, this is, according to you, your private property. That makes you solely responsible for its content, and therefore, responsible for the contest.
Oh, so any member can have a contest now? Good. I'll make one too. The prize will be a basket of cookies.
But anyway considering you believe that founders should hold absolute power, who are you to complain about Mara's judgment?
My issue with the contest was not that Mara decided to hold a contest, but that the results of the contest affected everyone on the board. Everyone has to see the logo at the top of the board when they log into the site. What I asked is that, the next time something like this is going to affect everyone, that SMF members be allowed to vote on the change. That's all.
Wow, really..."Who am I to complain about Mara's judgment?" If that isn't the height of arrogance, I don't know what else is.
I'm not whining about an obligation, I am explaining to you my motivation for being involved in administrating over a site that has gotten more complaints to the hosting company it is on than any of the fansub / fansites we give server space to. This place is only online because MarioKnight has absolute administration rights at our host company - if not for his direct intervention at least six times over the last year, this place would have had to move hosts half a dozen times because of the threats, complaints, strain on bandwidth usage that goes above and beyond what is allowed even on generous VPS or privately owned servers, and endless wank.
If you think the drama that happens here publicly is bad, you would have an aneurysm if you knew the amount of BS that goes on behind the scenes from disaffected wankers - people who were banned YEARS ago and who have nothing to do with me or MarioKnight.
Besides, there is no way you could handle the server costs this site alone generates. You don't even know what the costs are so it's pretty foolish of you to offer taking over the financial burden in my opinion, lol.
Conversely, you have no idea as to how much I earn a year. But I'll leave you with this tidbit. I spend a couple grand on shikishi every year. I can afford your server costs.
And thank you, MarioKnight, for your efforts.
..Because in fifty years, this will matter how?
Despite your claim that I have no lack of humor, it appears that you must be talking about yourself, because I am clearly making fun of your confusion over my rank. At least I can understand when someone makes a joke at my expense, ☹. Do you have aspergers
or something? I can't think of any other explanation for how someone can be so clueless when it comes to understanding social cues.[/quote]
Stay classy, Elly.
But one piece of advice - If you're going to insult someone, you might want to make sure you spell the condition correctly.
Also, I, like several others, are amused that you take issue when members pick on others for medical conditions, but you're not above flinging those same insults towards other members. Just for the record, I don't make fun of medical conditions that people didn't choose to have. I don't pick on people for having medical issues that they can't control. That's not funny.
Man, one of these days I swear I'm going to just go on a ban spree and actually do what everybody accuses me of. Sounds like a lot of fun, actually. Then I wouldn't have to respond to retarded posters such as the one above me.
You already did last year. Roman, Gojira, Nevermind...and the board's been dead ever since.
For the love of God, take some of the advice directed at you and the forum seriously instead of being condescending to those who give it.
Truer words have ne'er been spoken. Or, as you mentioned in this thread earlier, Elly, "Preach it!"