Posted: 23 November 2014 at 9:23pm | IP Logged
Hello Minakshi and Shruti,
I made an account in IF in October
2014 just to read the DKDM discussions. My old account was
SouthernApsara. I believe the account was temporarily banned either
yesterday or today. I didn't receive any warnings beforehand, so I'm
puzzled as to why I was banned. I tried to post PM to Minakshi and
Nymphadora/Shruti, but since I have no previous posts in this new
account, I couldn't do that. Hence I post this message here.
pondering the reason behind my ban, I remember that I did make two posts
that quoted an old discussion about Mahadev and Vinayak (the episode
where Mahadev's trishul beheaded Vinayak). I quoted several members
(including both of you), but only in the spirit of discussing their (and
your) POVs and my take on those POVs. I quoted them/you not to insult
them/you or any other negative intentions.
There was another post
that I made last week that may have been offensive as well (tho I
swear, I didn't mean that). It was a post about Sati versus Parvati (I
think the DKDM writers could have written Parvati better, for I think
her angers (until the starting of bal Ganesh episodes) were more manic
than divine anger. It was not meant to be offensive.
it's with surprise that I today found myself not being able to enter the
discussion because my account was banned. According to this link:
Penalties will be applied in India-Forums's discretion as follows:
a first violation will result in a warning. Second violation will
result in a temporary two week ban. Further violations will result in a
month ban. Repeated and severe violations may attract a permanent ban at
I never received any
warnings from IF (I've searched within my spam box too). I'm a member of
3-4 other online forums as well, and I've never been banned. I always
tried to be polite, even when disagreeing on something. To me, a forum
should be able to accommodate differences, and as long as we convey our
opinions in a polite manner with respect to others, it should be fine.
it seems I have struck a wrong cord in one of my latest posts (I
imagine it was the Ganesh post), hence the banning. Thus, if you could
enlighten me which posts of mine have been offensive, I would be
grateful. I still want to keep voicing my opinions (although it may be
different from yours or others), but I want to do that in a civilised
manner. I thought I have done so. If I have not, then I need you to show
me where I have gone "wrong" according to the forum regulation.
PS: Please don't delete this posting. If you still want to delete it, then at least please reply in my PM. Thanks.