QUOTE(Fitz @ Aug 18 2008, 12:57 PM) [snapback]401057[/snapback]
Not saying you are right or wrong on anything, but just this part I don't understand.
You make it sound as if giving an explanation is not normal. I think in most cases on any board that most people receive explanations on why they are banned, suspended etc. It just seems like the polite and correct thing to do. Kind of like being fired without given a reason.
He wasn't banned...nor was he suspended...and no, I don't feel as though I need to give an explanation if I remove a handle that allows you access to a "private" forum that doesn't have anything going on it. If his posting privileges would have been affected, then I can understand why an explanation is warranted, but absolutely nothing changed regarding his account other than the fact that he couldn't access a forum that he himself said was dead. If I wake up tomorrow and decide to get rid of that particular forum for one reason or another, am I obligated to give an explanation to everyone? Did I have to give an explanation to everyone when I decided to get rid of the Reflective Boxing forum? Did I have to give an explanation when I decided to add the MMA forums?
It's just like I don't feel the need to give an explanation if I add or remove an arcade game, a forum or a thread...if it's something that's done because I needed to do it for the betterment of the site and it had relatively zero impact on anyone, then no, I don't feel obligated to give an explanation.
Now...had he been banned or suspended, like he is now, and his posting privileges had been affected, then I can understand an explanation being necessary, but other than that, it wasn't anything that had a major impact on him so forgive me if I don't jump at the chance to respond to a PM asking why he can't access a forum that he thought was dead to begin with.
And for the record, I suspended him NOW simply because he just can't STFU, get over it and move along...even after I DID tell him the reason (just to clear up any confusion...he WAS told, just not in the timely manner that he demanded). I do way too much shit around here to be disrespected by a guy who's doing absolutley nothing for me.