FriFlo wrote: ↑
Thu 10 May 2018 17:27
Offering one former member (Darkest Shadow) the option to "redeem himself" is also within that totalitarian style, as he clearly wants to divide the small opposing fraction by spreading doubt and offering one person a cookie.
Not at all. I already reinstated Lionel yesterday. (I sent an email, although the email address seemed odd.) No requirement that he “redeem himself,” and no request for apologies or anything like that. (I don’t even think he has anything to apologize for. Hell, perhaps I do, since admittedly, I acted pretty harshly.)
It was just a simple “Welcome back.” No strings attached. He's still free to post whatever he likes when he's here on MS, even if it's negative towards the forum, me, or other members. (Don't be offended, but I read almost none of it anyway.)
All I care about is that the “Samy was mistreated” issue on VI-C needs to stop, and that’s why I hit so hard, to make a loud and clear statement. You can (and clearly do) keep arguing the issue here, but on VI-C, I don’t want to see the issue ever again, no matter how important you may think it is.
Lionel seemed to get that. You, on the other hand, did not. After my post, where I was clearly pissed off to the max and not in the mood for any nonsense, and where I even included a “Read the fucking room” warning, you still couldn’t resist five separate remarks
revisiting the “Samy was mistreated” issue. Sounds like the issue is still bothering you too much to let it go, which is potential future trouble to me, so in the interest of making my life easier, I banned you. Simple as that. If you keep poking the bear, don’t complain when he eventually bites you.
As far as Lionel’s reinstatement being part of some master plan to divide you guys … I hate to break the news to you, but I don’t think about this site nearly as much as you seem to think I do. I deleted links to this site for reasons I’ve already explained, but other than that, it’s your site, not mine, so if you guys want to jerk each other off as you talk about what a fraud Hans is or what a terrible forum owner I am, then have at it.