Mark Cabian wrote:
Last night in the mod forum we were discussing a guideline for doxing, which we could place in the New Members Area. Some good ideas were formed, and although discretion calls would have to be made on an individual basis, it would at least be something to point to as a known rule in the matter of doxing. During this group conversation, sue arrived and said: there will be no doxing, period. I asked what we're supposed to do when someone drops dox, and sue said remove it, and if it continues, ban the member. Then I posted a link to David Love's thread, and asked so do you want this removed? Then I blinked and I was banned. I had just enough time to post publicly before I had my IP banned.
So, it really wasn't a matter of what you did, Smurf. Sue is a dictator there, and even when all the mods are coming to a very reasonable approach to address doxing guidelines, sue doesn't care. It's his way or the highway.
Sadly this is pretty much how I imagined how the whole shit went down from what substance there actually was in the threads.
Smurf - look at the pattern: sue returns after a long break. He changes servers, and has a new look for WWP. He's the only admin. Germany gets banned, you get banned, I resign due to direct abuse, agreed to return as a mod, got banned for discussing dox, now 3 mods are gone, and doxing is verboten. And this is just the beginning, I would bet.
And this is what has me scratching my head 3 times a day, wtf is going on. Overreaction once is okay, we all have a bad day now and then, but overreaction on any given problem at least looks deliberately purposeful.