It's interesting that on an Internet board where the mantra "dox or STFU" is the norm, and where I was continually being asked for dox, in pm's & open forum, that Sue would ban me for doing what was asked of me. Not once did Sue or any mod pm a warning, or a complaint that I was doxing inappropriately, though there were some anonymous posts challenging me on this. I never took anonymous challenges serious given the level of trolls that were posted in that manner.
Then I was viciously attacked in a thread with Sue's blessing. Anons were not the only ones privy to that thread. I received phone calls & emails from journalists, including one writing a book on the cult, and attorneys, that expressed their disgust for the thread & said it only made Scientology look like the good guys when they are attacking Anonymous.
Hi, Smurf -
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 de-modded. 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.
I am sorry you were the target of his abuse. This is why James Spader and Miranda quit after I was instantly banned for continuing a conversation about doxing. It is the irrational behavior of one person.
Obviously, this is dox issue is a huge deal for sue, and when I resigned not long ago, it was because sue attacked me in a mod discussion - again, about doxing. I felt he was very abusive and demeaning, so I resigned in the mod forum, right then and there. I posted a public resignation right afterward, but instantly, he de-modded my Tangerine account.
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.
Don't take the ban personally. I wouldn't.