First off, let me clarify a few things.
I apologize for my last thread on my infractions. It was immature, and appeared as, to many of you, an attempt to ridicule Ericgamer1. I realize that profanity (swearing) is against the rule under the section General. (although it does not include any mention of self-censoring being against the rules, but regardless, I did swear) Overall, I did not act properly, and for that I apologize to Ericgamer1, and to the community at large.
However, a second issue has arisen. I created a thread, intending to give the gaming community of AF a place to socialize and be provided with entertainment by myself in the form of watching me play video games. The threads purpose was to inform people of when I was to be streaming, to provide a place for discussion of current streams, potential games that could be streamed in the future, tips/tricks on the game that are to be streamed, or general post-stream discussion. The original post can be found here. In the post, I provided two links: One to the Ustream channel on which I would stream, and a link to a group on AF dedicated to the stream. According to the current rules as of 1/16/11, I have not done anything that is against these rules. Despite this, apparently less than five minutes after I posted the thread, it was locked for the reason of “something for the blogs.”
There was (surprisingly) no profanity; there technically was no advertising (I say this because there is no profit being made from the stream, I am a minor so I couldn’t make a profit even if I wanted to, and this stream is entirely for the community, so to say this advertising is bannable would be to say that promoting newcomers to join is also bannable); I did not spam and provided an explanation and stream info; I did not mention any other members and therefore did not harass, flame, bully or threaten anyone; there is no Pirated/Ripped content in this post, and it was completely PG, with no innuendos or anything similar. This is not a duplicate thread, no prefix was required, no illegal activity was mentioned, and it was not a Versus thread.
Some of you may ask, “Why didn’t you message him yourself or something to resolve it?” I attempted to, although I was not that patient. At 11:43PM, I sent him a Visitor Message, saying, “Okay, now this is harassment man. Why did you lock my thread?” I truly felt as if I had been harassed because this was a bit more than coincidental, especially with it being locked less than five minutes after I posted it. The response I got, at 11:47PM was, “I locked your thread because there was nothing to discuss and it would have been more appropriate for your blog? o_O;” MY response to this was,
Over the next thirty minutes or so, Ericgamer1 looked over the rules a few times, and decided not to respond. I was (slightly) patient. I need this resolved as, if the thread is going to be remained locked, then I need to change my schedule tomorrow, and abandon the idea altogether. There was no reason he could not have seen my notification, and I believe he decided to ignore it. This is why I posted this thread. I do not understand why my thread was locked, as I clearly did not break a single rule and intended to create something that would be beneficial to the community.“There was nothing to discuss"
Did you even read my thread? It's a STREAM dedicated to VIDEO GAMING. There can be discussion for a) my playing style b) the game itself c) the stream itself d) the player himself e) other games that could be featured on the stream, etc...
Why would it be more appropriate for my blog? It's about video gaming. There should be no harm in posting it. I have not broken a single rule.”
I hope I explained my situation in a mature manner, and that it can be resolved. Thank you for reading.