Oh, except it's just Apotheus with his new Linden hat -- he's Calyle Linden, "technical lead for the new e-commerce initiative" i.e. the XStreet buyout. I guess he's found time to wade into the forums -- in fact, at my behest, because I abuse-reported the two people heckling me there, a long-time trouble-maker Ewan Mureaux and a new alt and Herald water-bearer Kitty Ushimawa. I put it to the Lindens (Apotheus) very simply: moderate your forums, or lose them. I explained that the problem in the official forums wasn't that they had to ban me -- that was a symptom of their incompetence, not a proper move. No, their failure was in refusing to moderate early, often, and equally. Had they done that, I wouldn't have had to wage my famous struggle on those official forums simply because Jeska, Pathfinder, and other Lindens who had first been residents couldn't see their way clear to moderating their friends when they became abusive in response to my legitimate, TOS-compliant critical posts. These jackals went so far as to post my RL information and make false claims about me based on a mistaken identity gained from Internet-sleuthing, and the Lindens sat on their hands -- and permabanned me for continuing to expose this hypocrisy after only one 3-day ban and another 7-day ban, leaving scores of their little friends with multiple 7- and 14-day bans and no further action.
I'm all for unmoderated forums. Of course, they usually lead to the chaos and destruction of Second Citizen, and on my own blog, I see fit to have the simple rule that you can be abusive, but only if you sign your SL name, and only if you don't cross into actual damage of me inworld or in SL. Then you're gone. But if we're going to play moderated forums, which we were already playing on Slexchange.com long before there were any Lindens, let's play them equally, shall we?
To give the back story -- stop me if I've told you this one! -- in Slosser, this ugly boxy store appeared, with a fairly old player named Moon Cole putting up a sign that said WEIRD SHIT as the store's title. The ugly boxy store, built SMACK on the property line as all such ugly boxy stores are always built, plus the stupid big sign, ruined the view for 3 sims -- it had just been starting to get back to normal. I would have simply ignored this blight, not the first nor the last to appear in the region, if it had not been for the obnoxiousness of Ewan Mureaux.
How did this fight start? It was started by Moon Cole's friend and group member, one Ewan Mureaux, abuse reporting me to the Lindens for a tree waving into the boxy store build SMACK on the property line. I always marvel at assholes that do that -- they blight the view and pressure everyone else around them, and then wilt at a tree waving lol. Of course, he could have simply IM'd me to move the trees a few inches, but instead, he got the Lindens ginned up to remove them. I was annoyed, because they removed original Governor Linden trees that I had left exactly as they were originally on the property. In fact, I got the Lindens to put them back eventually -- but honestly, what a dick. I then noticed the build and the stupid sign, so I IM'd him, and then I put up my own sign: EVEN WEIRDER SHIT.