Hold on readers, this might be a bit lengthy. But before you act too hastily, read this first.
Disclaimer: This is copyright of Niccolo Salomanos.
Foreword, by Kokoro no Kizu (Scar of the Heart): I don't believe in revenge. if someone hurts me, I can often get along with them afterwards. 'Cause they apologised... Hint hint?
You know guys, I'm probably gonna get banned for this. But you know what? That's called iron-fisted rule.
Dictators used to rule like that. If anyone contradicted them, the contradictors were removed. If anyone talked back to them, they were removed.
Okay, presuming you haven't left on account of the seeming randomness, I shall explain my introduction.
Mods on this site abuse their power.
I have been on forums on many other sites, and there the mods are friendly, helpful, and don't randomly
ban people for "Not Reading." Okay, a good chunk of this is going to be a conversation between me and a moderator. You can skip this if you want.
I was banned. For "Not Reading." Oooh, shock. Look guys, this idiot didn't read the rules! Not so. Of course i did. According to Kevin Shiel, I didn't read his posts.
Read our conversation below, and tell me that I didn't.
I entered the help forum, and asked a question. I was trying to find a chapter that is mysteriously missing.
Someone was kind enough to post back. Their answer:
"This has nothing to do with us. Contact the scanlators."
What kind of answer is that? So, I posted back. I said that I had tried to contact the scanlators, but it didn't work.
i soon got an answer back.
"This has nothing to do with us. Contact the scanlators."
So I said, what the hell? here was my reply. I admit, less sarcasm would have helped.
"Is that like an automated reply or something?
Didn't I say that I tried to contact whoever did... you know what? screw it.
Just ignore this HELP TOPIC. I can see that neither help nor support are gonna be forthcoming."
And, the answer:
"It's not an automated reply, I just copy and pasted my previous reply to you since you did not seem to read it.
Once again I will repeat myself
"This has nothing to do with us. You need to contact whoever translated the series."
Translation: CONTACT THE PEOPLE WHO TRANSLATE THE WORK!!"
Okay, I find this really insulting. Have I not actually stated, several times, that I had in fact tried to contact them?
And as I replied to his question, did I not in fact read his post?
So, i posted:
You expect me to read your post. Yet clearly, you did not read mine.
Of my prev. post, line 2: Didn't I say that I tried to contact whoever did... you know what? screw it.
Translation: I DID TRY TO CONTACT THEM!
If you're gonna tell me to do something, you should damn well make sure you're doing it too.
And don't dislike me or kill me for saying this so roughly. I don't hate you, or mods in general... I'm just defending my point here.
So just... practice what ya preach."
Okay. So here's the story. The poster told me that I had obviously not read his post, and I pointed out that I had. I pointed out that he expected me to do what he was not.
Don't worry readers, not much longer.
And, the final post. This was by the damn poster who decided to do all of this to me. Kevin Shiel.
"This is the last time I will explain this to you.
This has nothing to do with us. You need to contact whoever translated the series.
Do not take up our time. We are not responsible for others work, should you have problems, take it up with them and leave us out of it.
I did clearly read your post and it showed a complete failure of reading comprehension. I will not use my time to teach children basic reading skills, I would show this thread to your teacher if you need more of an explanation."
Now, this guy is supposed to be a mod. Moderators have a huge responsibility. Part of it, which this person seems to lack, is called COMPASSION. Somebody get this guy a dictionary so he can look up what it means.
Just so you know, it's spelt C-O-M-P-A-S-S-I-O-N. Did you get that? I hope so. what was that line of yours?
"This is the last time I will explain this to you"
Oh, and you know what? Don't come crying to me asking for a definition. "This has nothing to do with us." Go speak to whoever wrote the dictionary.
And his final line, where he insults me to no end for my lack of reading ability... which I do not have. (I am sure that I can probably read a sight better than him)
This is going to come as a surprise to you, Kevin. That was extremely insulting, and I'm not going to let you walk all over me like I'm a doormat.
Basic reading skills my ass. YOU are the one who did not read my posts. I stated, several times, that I had in fact tried to contact the scanlators.
Well, guys, this has been a very interesting post. I'm sure that mods are going to look at this post, and toss a coin to see who gets to ban this crazy newbie who is standing up to them.
Mods, you are supposed to be role models in this forum. You are supposed to be people who we can turn to for support. Your role on this forum is not to an people with a question,
or people who point out the obvious to you.
You people demand respect, yet you give us none. Respect begets respect, like violence begets violence. If you want us to respect you guys, then be nice to us. Don't insult us then kill the truth by banning it.
So here's my proposition. Whoever chooses these so called 'mods,' please stop making them undertake a mandatory "Become an asshole in ten days" course.
And to you existing mods, how about you take a tip from Math Murderer? Just so you know, he's a mod over on a site called GameFAQs. He is the nicest guy that I've ever met. He doesn't expect people to bow down
to him when he enters a forum, he talks to us like he's one of us. Not like you blixems who think that you're all gods. And you know how we treat him? With respect. He is kind to us, sure he bans people, but it's when they
break their rules. This is called leadership. banning me for "Not Reading" is not leadership. It's ruling. There is a difference. If "Not Reading" is a rule, then post it up in the rulebook.
Heh heh... And to all my readers, This is probably going to be the last time I post. These mods here are probably going to permanently get rid of me, and it'll be for some absurd reason like
"Spoke his mind." Oh, wait. That's what dictators do, isn't it?
Mods, you can ban me if you like. In actual fact, this is probably going to be permanent. But I don't care. I'm not actually planning on returning to this site.
If it's controlled by people like Kevin here, then I have no reason to come back.
What's that? You'll somehow prohibit me accessing this site? Ooh, I've been exiled. You know, Hitler did that to people.
Okay, that was a little harsh.
Sayonara folks, it was a blast. I enjoyed talking to most of you.
And to mods...
Sit and spin.
<REMOVED MIDDLE FINGER>
Last edited by Kevin Shiel; 02-24-2006 at 08:35 AM.
the only person banned for "Not Reading."
See you in Hell.