Penthasilia wrote:Huck-I would like to say I am surprised, but I can't- though it is a shame, really.
I saw your thread, saw the post, and knew (as you probably did) that it would be gone before a day was up. I was not expecting them to ban you from the forum- to me that is ridiculous. But, they cater to a certain populace, and are losing some great participants in the lunacy of it all.
The same thing happened with Ciro posted that he would not be on AT anymore. He didn't post anything else- just "I will not be on the forum, please feel free to email me..." and that was it. His post, plus any that quoted it, all disappeared into that purple mod heaven.
IMHO- the health of a forum such as AT is dependent on the quality of their membership. If they continue to alienate the artists/creators and historians- what will they have left? Not much in my opinion. Pretty much the "mall" of tarot forums, and- WATCH OUT KIDS!!!! It is pre-teen Saturday night!
So think well about that, what you will do, and become wise about the variants of communicative life.
I'm a patient and calm man. Naturally I don't like to be banned. If someone tells me ... "Go ...", it's okay and I go. But I do not return without an excuse of the other side. I hope you understand that.
The accusation "using ATF to promote own Forum" was, as I've been told (by underground information, not officially) related to the link, which I made to this thread. ... :-) ... well, it isn't "mine" Forum, but I said in the thread something like "our [historian's) Forum" or that we use another Forum for our own independence, so the moderator might have understood it this way.
Ironically I had been told by another moderator (I better don't say, by whom), that linking in this way ...
... would be okay, but linking this way ...
... and indeed, though being nerved by this stupid complication, I used ...
... so if it is true, what I've heard, that this linking is also forbidden, then the final cut is definitely given, at least to me, cause I've 1500 posts in tarothistory.com and 2000 at aeclectic, and if I'm not allowed to link between my own works, well .... Then the rules of Aeclectic would definitely hurt anything, which is good custom on the book market since 100's of years.
If a publisher demands, that their authors do not present footnotes, which contain books of other publishers ... that would be definitely such a bad taste, that's hardly to express in polite words.
Ross G. R. Caldwell wrote:
I suppose that anyone who really WAS serious on AT, will find THF for now.
R.A. Hendley wrote:I'm not too sure about a "beginners forum". Wouldn't an a locked "Orientation" thread in the Foyer with a few essential links (Taropedia, pre-Gebelin, etc.), a short list of required reading, and a nice disclaimer saying that anything presented as "history" will be rigorously examined as such be enough? "Spoon-feeding" the mildly curious wouldn't increase the number of quality participants IMO.
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