If you read my last blog you know the whole banning thing with what’s her name.
Like 5 minutes after posting that, trunthepaige, who has several times bragged to me about not banning or censoring people, threatened to ban me if I didn’t apologize for saying “idiot” at the end of a pulse comment.
Now I’m not a mean person. I get a little pissy now and then, especially when people are being unreasonable (as she was being). But I’m generally the first one to make nice, especially if I get some sense that the other person will reciprocate.
If she had just asked for an apology I’d have given her one. But saying “apologize or you’re banned”? Maybe it’s because I just got blocked for winning an argument with a christian, but I’m more inclined to tell her to go fuck herself.
I’ve been pissed off by peoples’ comments to the point of wanting to scream at my computer, I’ve never blocked anyone. Never threatened to block anyone. Never even wanted to block anyone.
Awhile ago someone I was getting along with fairly well saw that I had a disagreement with someone else on their blog (ProudToBeAChristianFruitcake, now that I check). I don’t remember what it was about, but she threatened to ban me unless I apologized to the other person. I sent her an email explaining that she was not my mother and that my dealings with other people were none of her concern. I told her I was not one of her students (she was a gradeschool teacher). I said that she can nuke our comments off of her blog if she likes, but she’s got no right to threaten me to get me to say anything to anyone but her.
Now while all of this was going on I’d been PMing with the other person who said they didn’t think I owed them an apology. We talked, and I apologized to them regardless just to be polite, but didn’t tell the person who was threatening to block me because, like with trunthepaige, fuck them.
So they blocked me.
If you’ve banned anyone, unless they’re s spambot or were posting pictures of penises on your site or sending you death threats or something, let me just say on behalf of that person, go fuck yourself.