OFM redux wrote:MAYBE 3 people here are friendly, or at least neutral. The rest are hostile.
So why should I give a rat’s ass what anyone thinks here? I want a serious answer here.
Some people here are cunts, some others don't give a fuck what anyone thinks of them. They're just here for the banter. And some unfortunately are Bill.
Not sure that answers his question.
John, why should you give a rodent's bottom about what anyone thinks here?
I can't really think of a good reason.
Except you feel the need to ask, and that suggests at least some interest in the idea of approbation, or explanation for the lack of it.
If you mean in relation to the idea of returning yet again to TMP; people think Bill is a bigger arse than you and value your knowledge of gaming and history, at least in relation to the AWI (some of us are taking the long view and haven't conceded it's over yet, so we aren't accepting your name for it). Those committed to the demise of Bill's empire would much rather you didn't give it credibility by adding your knowledge to the pile of dung that Kev, Tango et al spew out every day.
Others genuinely think the way you have been treated, the whole Poll business for example, was appalling and think a principled reaction loses some of that principle and most of its effect if you make whatever deals you have made to return.
If you want to sell stuff or promote friends' work there are many other platforms.
You should take the disdain at your return to Bill's bosom
as a compliment. People would rather have you outside Bill's tent than inside, for all the obvious micturatory reasons.
As for your being banned problem - it is probably a compromised tranche of floating IP addresses (unless you've been naughtily spamming away? You aren't unknowingly part of a bot net are you - you could clean install your operating system. Probably just force an IP change and see what happens. Then again the way the anti-spam here is set up I can't quote guests (copy and paste is your friend if that's a problem) - my IP address is a notorious spammer then, but not when I post or quote logged in folk.
You could always end all your TMP posts with Ceterum censeo Paginam Statuarum Parvorum esse delendam and see how long it is before they notice.