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So apparently I'm banned now? So much for WP's "freedom of speech".

  1. Yep, so apparently my Sandor00 account has been banned. Even though I said I was going to be leaving, and even though I didn't insult anyone, threaten anyone or do anything illegal, my account was banned by Mark. Why? Probably because I dared to disagree with his final ruling on my matter.

    I won't bother bringing up my past incidents with wordpress, since you probably know them. Basically a troll who was stalking me on Wikipedia posted my personal information on a WordPress blog's comments. The first time I asked for them to be removed, Mark wrote back to me and told me that the comments would be removed. Now that they're back, I asked for them to be removed but apparently whatever prompted them to delete them in the past no longer stood. I never got an answer as to why this changed; when I asked Mark on IRC, he refused to answer and just said "This conversation is closed".

    On the forums, he wrote about me in what was either at best misinformation and at worse a flat-out lie. For starters, he insinuated that I was someone of high power on Wikipedia and that I was trying to bully WordPress and exert my power. Which couldn't be farther from the truth. I have absolutely no real power on Wikipedia. I am one of many registered users, and my "powers" don't go any farther than editing and creating articles, and uploading images. But I'm not an administrator and nor do I have any administrative abilities.So I don't know where Mark's getting this stuff about there being a misbalance of power.

    Then I discovered that he had changed my posts so that I could only see them--apparently so I would still write my posts without knowing anything was wrong, while no one else would be able to read them. So I registered another account to point this out and to repost my invisible messages and he in response banned *both* accounts with no explanation. Now I know my posts annoyed a lot of people, but at the very least, I think you should agree that I didn't do anything harmful. Even though I was extremely frustrated, I never insulted anyone, I never threatened anyone, I didn't do anything that would have violated the TOS. Nothing that warranted a ban.

    So for all of WordPress' s talk about freedom of speech and that they wouldn't censor anyone unless it was illegal--well, apparently I'm the exception to the rule. Because I disagreed with Mark's handling of the matter, my posts were censored. And because I pointed out that my posts were censored, I was banned.

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  3. And don't think that banning this account will silence me either. I would have left on my own accord, but if you're going to censor me and spread misinformation about me, then I'm definitely going to have my say.

  4. The account Sandor00 is not suspended.

  5. Really? I just tried logging in just now and it said "account suspended".

  6. Here's what I get if I try to log in:

    http://img2.pict.com/b2/38/83/1990866/0/suspend.jpg

  7. Ah I see - it was blocked from the forums, for repeatedly posting the same topics over and over.

  8. @sandor
    In respond to free speech, WP.COM offers you a suitable hassle-free service for you to have your say -- blog, the best among the rest, not the support forum. If you happened to have problem(s) with any site's privacy policy and their terms of service respectively, I'd like to think you always have the power not to register at the very first place. Internet isn't the playground of underage, you have to be mentally adult to jump in. It really is that simple according to my primatal bean.

    See? Telly summed up all that of what I'm trying to say -- appropriately.

  9. "Ah I see - it was blocked from the forums, for repeatedly posting the same topics over and over."

    1. I was never given warning that I *would* be banned if I persisted. If someone had said, "If you post one more topic you will be banned" that would be another thing entirely.
    2. In my final post, I had said that, barring any future messages to me, I would be leaving the forums. So what purpose is there to ban me if I say that I am going to stop? If my posts had stayed put I wouldn't have returned to begin with.

    "If you happened to have problem(s) with any site's privacy policy and their terms of service respectively, I'd like to think you always have the power not to register at the very first place."

    My problem with the site's privacy policy was that someone posted my personal information in addition to libelous comments about me. That's the sole reason why I registered to begin with. But again, since the forums had gotten me nowhere, I had outright *stated* that I would be leaving to pursue other alternatives elsewhere. I ONLY posted after that when I realized that I was being censored on my initial account.

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