I was talking football at the UT for the last few days, and I just went to go chat it up with all my old UT friends only to discover that I have been banned for life. :icon_shrug: Someone please go and take a look at my posts from the last few days. There is nothing offensive or obscene. In fact, I feel that everything was completely on topic. What wasn't was in the "off topic" section. :icon_shrug: After moderating their board for free for three years, this is the thanks I get? All class. This entire rift started when GWD, one of the wonderful mods over there, had a friend get stoned and drunk, then decide to drive. Well, this friend of hers was driving on the 56 and killed an innocent victim that happened to be a friend of mine. You can read the story here. This was all right about the time of the Steve Foley incident. I was angry as hell about the whole thing and certainly made that clear in the Foley thread. GWD berated me for skirting the language filter (in times of tragedy the most important thing is make certain that adults don't use words like "$hit"). I forget how it came up, but I think this was when we figured out the relationship between her POS friend and Joe. I was PISSED. We exchanged a series of PM's which I will choose to keep private (actually, I have been banned so I don't really have a choice there :lol: ), but essentially GWD let me know that she thought it was "unfortunate that she (her friend) made a bad decision". I would have the exact wording, but obviously I can't reach my account. It was extremely insensitive however it was worded. At least that was how I viewed it. Her good friend got six years. Not nearly enough imo, but so be it. Anyways, I stopped posting there after that until recently. I decided that it was time to go back after over a year of being away, and added the EXACT SAME signature that you see here. EXACT. I copied and pasted it from this site, in fact. First, the UT turns off my ability to have a sig without so much of a PM or note from any of their mods. Great. Ok, I figure, maybe links are not allowed in sigs. So I pop open a thread and the first post I see is Rip the Jacker and in his sig is a direct link to BOLTHYPE. This pissed me off yet again for a myriad of reasons. The favoritism shown there is just appalling ever since Chargeroo left for chargers.com- and yes, this includes me and the end of my tenure, but that is another topic. So I simply start to type the link on the bottom of my posts. Later in the evening, GWD has gone through and edited about 25 posts of mine and taken away the link. No PM or email explaining the reason or the rule, only in the little text box, "Reason for edit: Direct links not allowed". Fine. So I don't include any direct links whatsoever. None. I just go into my profile and type LLV.net where it asks "location", and since she was so fond of explaining herself in the little "Edit Box", I return the favor by clicking EDIT on my posts and adding LLV.net where it asks for a reason (I never actually changed a single thing in the posts- check my last two posts there). The next thing you know I am banned for life without a single warning. On that note, I have never allowed myself to get caught up in drama on these forums that many of you seem to relish in, but this pisses me off to no end after all the time that I put into that forum. I am sure that I could give Jeff a call and straighten this out, but I just wanted to get this off my chest first and see what you all thought about it (since I have been posting with many of you 5-6 years, most of which at the UT). It would be nice to come to a peaceful conclusion to this without having to waste a lot of everyones time trying to figure out which multi might be or might not be me (hello?). Plus, I feel that having put in three years of moderating there I should get some sort of personal explanation. If I am reinstated, I should be able to use my original user name that I have made over 8,000 posts with as well as have access to all of my PM's where I have a ton of contact info. I am going to email the link to this thread to Jeff Dillon and I am hoping to get a response either in private or right here. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I feel better, now back to ripping the coaching staff, crucifying Rivers, and predicting the end of life as we know it because we got a lucky win against the World Champs. Cheers! E.C. ps. If you have taken the time to read this, thanks. Please feel free to post a reply. I would love to hear some outside thoughts.