Yup, i've been banned. And its not for the reason i always thought it would be, but BECAUSE I COMPLEMENTED SOMEBODY. Thats right.
Oh, you didnt know thats worth a ban? Well try to compliment somebody on his/her gear in the official gear thread without posting a pic of your gear and most likely, roc8995 (who seems to like his power alot), will give you a ban for free!
Roc, you should be ashamed. You know that wasnt worth a ban. Go considder your competence again.
And yes, i know that is against the topic rules, but you have to look at the essence of the case: I'm being banned, for being nice. Thats a bit odd isnt it?
If the admin would have pointed me on my fault, i'd have removed that post without a problem.
But no, the admin felt like banning me would be more effective.
Well, being a former s-mod... Posting without a picture in that thread is against the rules, which is clearly stated on the first page. You got banned because you most likely already had an active warning, and another warning on top of that equals a ban.
It's really a matter of following simple rules. The moment mods stop enforcing them strictly, on a site of these proportions, the entire thread goes to hell.
It's not pathetic... Like I said, if they didn't do it, within days the entire forum would be in ruins. You have no idea what amount of moderation goes on behind the scenes to keep things running as smoothly as they do, trust me.
I don't mean to be an asshole, but I still don't really see the problem. Rules are stated, you break them, you get punished. Doesn't get much simpler.
I understand it very much, but try to name me ONE place on the internet (aside from UG) where you can be banned for a compliment. And there are alot of places that need more moderation than this place.
And i know that there gets alot of work into keeping a forum going smoothly. I myself am moderator/admin of a couple of forums with more then 300.000 members and i KNOW how it works. But as mod or admin you can ALWAYS evaluate the gravity of the infringement, and act in proportion to it. And that is something that does not happen over here. Not at all. And that is what sucks so much about UG.
By the way, speaking of not knowing how much work gets into keeping order: try to be an admin of 15 gameservers, and we will talk again. If something needs monitorring alot, its that.