In an astounding turn of events, I woke up this morning to a ban … just a short 1 day break … but a ban nonetheless. Now, I have been banned enough that I have become very careful to stay out of petty bickering.
The only thread that could possibly have led to a bunch of complaints would have been one of Alan’s (ASR45) threads in which he posted some horrid images and I critiqued them. But I was dead right and proved it with a couple of examples. It was a *technical* critique ... nothing personal. This ban was completely unjustified.
Edit: I just verified it and *yes* … my examples have been deleted. Alan, one of the most childish of all of the posters at FTF, had it removed and complained. It is possible that Brad99, one of Alan’s new sycophants, also complained because he tried to argue that these images were actually good. See for yourself by clicking through here … you won’t see me prove that there is rampant barrel distortion, but I did.
Stunningly, several people apparently complained and the mods sat me out with no attempt to find out how petty these complaints really were … and since I used clips of his images and they have been deleted, no doubt Alan claimed copyright (which is of course bollucks, since I can easily claim fair use for educational purposes.) I assume that Alan framed his complaint with the words “waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!”
I have railed against this tendency to give over control of the asylum to the inmates before … but never has it been so blatant as with this specific ban.
It’s just shocking that such a childish tactic as complaint button pressing (it is called the “baby button” now by anyone mature enough to see it for what it is) STILL WORKS!