Wow...a major infraction from a forum I'm leaving. Someone remind me to cry at a later date.
"...bringing the nature of a private discussion into a public thread without the permission of the other participant." So, I got hurt...said I got hurt...tried desperately not to point fingers...rushed as best as possible to see that fingers couldn't be pointed...she makes it clear that it was her of whom I spoke...and *I* brought the nature of the private conversation into the open?
Well, perspective is everything, and I could very well be incredibly wrong about it. I would ask that a mod point out exactly where I revealed the nature of our conversation, but I'll get to that later.
"At this time, the Rules of Posting do not include specific penalties for harassment/stalking, such as sending PMs to another poster after they have specifically asked that one stop, or for so-called 'cyberbullying,' wherein a poster uses their community influence to attack, belittle, or otherwise ostracize a given user. If we did, you would be receiving a separate infraction for that as well." Well, I pushed for an alternative form of contact because GitP limits the amount of messaging, and thought Facebook would give us more room to chat. Wanting phone calls...? Well, I was hoping to build to that point, to help her gain strength. I don't recall pushing that hard, but...
...well, I made a terrible mistake. You see, when I realized Psycho Lass was so over the edge that no amount of help from me would help her regain an ounce of strength, I ceased contact and deleted all of the messages between us. All I remember is trying to get through her Wall of Crazy to talk to the human being cowering inside her. But as has been said, "There is no Dana, only Zuul." Or something like that. Again, sorry I tried to help.
"...the 'rules' in the first post cannot supersede the forum rules, which indicate that anyone may post on any thread so long as they stay on general topic. No one can 'own' a thread nor proscribe how it is used except for the moderation staff." It's almost as though no one read what I wrote when I edited the first post of the Depression thread. I said, "It was pure ego, I think, to create a bunch of rules that no one followed anyway. (Really...imagine me thinking that I could be the voice of reason here.) So...Just follow the Forum Rules, and good luck." Perhaps I was still too kind with that. Perhaps it should have read, "Suicide implements are available for the asking. Fight the trolls or kill yourselves. It doesn't matter to me. See ya, bitches." But, no...that would be the voice of my evil twin, and we try not to let him see the light of day.
All of the quotes from that PM were in red text, which is meant to be quite serious. But then Rich Burlew just had to take a personal hand in things to...I dunno...make me feel better? More depressed? Bring my diabetes into a state of even worse control? "On a more candid note, I would point out that more than one of my moderators suggested your immediate banning, on the grounds that harassment is a criminal offense in most jurisdictions." I don't recall harassing a soul. When I realized I was pressing Psycho Lass too hard to act something like a human being, I back away so far as to say I was leaving the Playground. I'd been hurt for the last time. The last of many. And now I need to send messages elsewhere to find out if any of my supposed friends are the ones who were willing to vote for my banning.
And Rich...if you ever happen to see this. Your "personal touch" was completely unnecessary. I don't need to know what plans you have in the future for your web site. I certainly don't need to carry the blame for whatever it is you do. And I pray my name and this incident don't EVER get mentioned openly as to why you start changing policy. You've done more than enough harm to me with your "personal touch."
And, yes...this is all about me. Because I really have stopped giving a damn about how others feel. No one really seemed to give a damn how I felt, which was really, really "special" for me.
I'm going to take care of some more on,line business, take more insulin to try and keep myself out of the hospital, and then TRY to rest.