So I feel like this a ridiculously stupid thing to don, it being my first post in these forums, but was that really necessary? I mean yeah, the guy was a troll and deserved to be banned but why did you do it so publicly? Was it because you wanted to make a big entrance after being gone for so long or something? Why not just send him a message saying he's banned? WHy the big show?
I mean, most of the regulars seem to be stoked that you did that, but frankly the whole thing seemed immature. I mean the "Can I call you...." lines seemed you were trying to impersonate some bad 80s movies. Followed up by you doing some kinda psycho-analysis on him about how he has no social skills or personal strength. I mean it looks like you were just making some extreme reaches about him as a person just off what you saw from him on an internet message board. And then insulting him on them. It seems very similarly to what he was doing to be honest.
Either way, glad your doing better (mental illness sucks more than I can describe) hope all is well. Please take as much time as you need to get better before you start the comic again.
Pce out yo
A fair point/question.
I attacked him publicly, because he did so to my friends and me. Not once or twice, but many times, over a period of time. He didn't offer criticism or a differing opinion, he insulted. Venomously and repeatedly. So why was my public, verbal slap in the face "ridiculously stupid", when his ongoing attacks were not? He was given a warning by a mod and he publicly laughed about the warning and without pausing, used it as fuel to insult all of us even more.
Sure, my response was immature. Yes, the more adult thing, would have been to quietly ban him. But I felt an urge to stand up for myself.
Was it because you wanted to make a big entrance after being gone for so long or something?
That is not quite as fair. You're guiding your observation in a direction that allows you to reach a conclusion based on nothing more than your own disagreement to my actions. It's like if I were to say...
"Why did you disagree with what I did? Was it because you smell like cheese and were trying to distract yourself from that icky stink by typing in a forum?"
So yes, it was immature of me. If I were just a little wiser, I probably wouldn't have made that post before banning him. But I still would have banned him.
And I want to be clear that he is the only person I have ever banned (apart from two people I banned together and then talked to after and unbanned with apologies all around
). He was not someone with just a "differing opinion". I have never banned anyone for criticizing me or my work or even this forum. He was a bully and I hate bullies. And keep in mind that he spent a long time in this forum, continuing to bully, while surrounded by a very friendly community. He worked hard to get that ban and it took him a long time. So I think it's a little imaginary for people to react with "Uh oh, I'd better shut my mouth and sit down before Thunt bans ME!"
Anyways... you're banned, Dualhunter.
But lingrem, Krulle, Liesmith, SGTdude, Tofu, SeeAMoose... you're all banned. Seriously. Get out.