I feel either priveleged or singled out. Not sure which one. The USCHO Admin actually deigned to reply to me this time. Every other time I was suspended they sent an email; I sent a reply and that was that. But this time I guess the admin figured I needed some additional information. Thanks admin.
Drop The Puck,
You are making the common mistake of thinking that this is about me, when really, it is about you.
*You* broke the rules. The rules are posted for all to see, and you knowingly violated them. The only reason that this is a two month suspension is because you have done this again and again, so clearly you have not learned your lesson. It's *your* fault, not mine, and not the fault of anyone else.
Here's the lesson, since clearly it hasn't gotten through yet: don't insult other posters, under any circumstances. The identity of the poster you are insulting is irrelevant. Doing so is a violation of the rules, and doing so can get you suspended.
Don't make slurs about their education. Don't make references to their sex life. Don't ridicule their home life. Keep the talk about hockey. Why is that so difficult for you to understand? If you are really unable to control yourself, then how about just staying out of a thread that doesn't concern you?
Your next suspension will be permanent. I hope you take the next two months, before your posting privileges are reinstated, to learn how to treat other people with respect and consideration, even if their opinions differ from your own. If you can't, then our message board is a better place without you.
My reply:Dear Board,
Where did I say I didn't insult anyone? Where did I ask for the identity of anyone? Where did I cry about being suspended for my actions? Then you chide me with a finger pointing condescending parental ramble? You assume that somehow I don't know what I posted? All that mommy-dearest "YOU" stuff is bad form and unecessary in this case. What part of "I understand the process" in my response didn't you read? It wasn't some sort of questioning of you. It was an aknowledgement of the process you described. Most of the rest of what I wrote was clearly sarcasm in response to being suspended for what are CLEARLY minor insults and from my perspective your overreaction to it.
Thanks anyway for reminding me that my next suspension will be permanent. Is that like where you ban "eaglebunny" and he comes back with 42 different names and you give up? Or is it like "Rabid Husky" where he straight out tells you to fuck off and just comes back as "mornprod"?
Should I exceed your tolerance for me at some point in the future and you find it necessary to ban me I can assure you at least you won't have to be wondering what new ID I've created. I wouldn't want to be a member of a club that didn't want me as a member.
In fact it wouldn't take another suspension. You just have to say you'd prefer that I not post again (at ANY time for ANY reason) and nary a character from this keyboard would EVER find its way onto your site again.