You have been banned from After Hours for the following duration:
for the following reason:
Calling another user a sociopath
Not expecting it to be reversed or anything, nor am I that bothered, but it is pretty hilarious. I get the feeling if it wasn't a moderator I was talking about I would have gotten away with it, even if they did something any balanced human being wouldn't. It would have nice if ye were honest about it like that. I thought I'd explain why I said that at least.
Before I signed up here, I read a thread by several ex-Boards members I'm sure you know and love on Thumped about a moderator Theadydal. I got linked to a thread where someone was suicidal, really on the brink and just needed someone to talk to. Thaedydal locked that thread almost immediately, and told them to talk to the Samaritans, "The Professionals"(what). I'm near certain this has happened multiple times. I'm sorry, but it's widely accepted the best thing to do with a person like this is to talk to them and shutting off an avenue like this is only going to make it worse. You can't go off and tell them to talk to someone else. That's further rejection, and there's no guarantee it's better for them. If they came here it's for a reason.
Someone who was capable of putting themselves in that person's shoes and feeling for them would not have done that. That's why I feel it was apt to throw around the weighty accusation of sociopath. I don't think a person like that should be a mod. There are internet equivalents to a lot of things and people forget that sociopath is one of them. Upholding rules is not more important than human life, even if it's a relatively small probability. Putting legal paranoia before someone's well-being is the measure of a bad person for me.
So when I join this forum months later, I see a thread on suicide saying that yes the best thing to do is talk about it, which is being rather hypocritically thanked by several mods some of whom no doubt are buddy buddy with this one. I joined this forum knowing this and have refrained from commenting up until now, but this is too much.
As far as I'm concerned, Thaedydal could very likely have killed someone and I got punished for pointing this out. That is, as they say, not on. You're creating an environment where people with poor social interface can take harmful courses of action without any consequences. Me saying "Sociopath" isn't likely to do much damage, especially to someone who could care less if someone was about to top themselves. Shooting down a suicidal person probably is, if only psychologically.