It would seem that once again we have run into a crisis involving a great misunderstanding around something I posted. THE STORY: 1. Last night, I posted a new chapter onto the Templar story, in which all members are invited to contribute chapters. (By the way, if you want to join, it's right here: http://www.writingforums.org/showthread.php?t=3743). 2. Afterwards, many members misconstrued it as being childish, hateful, etc. 3. Kit, being a good moderator (And who should be applauded for her role in this fiasco, as she only did what seemed right), had me banned. 4. I came on the next morning and was shocked to find myself banned from this board. I did not know the reason, so I went to another computer to look it up, and found that people had not liked my post. I registered a throwaway account to offer a formal apology, much like this one, but wound up banned from there, too. My apology was also deleted. 5. I then went to another computer (Hurrah for coffeehouses and free internet!), and registered ANOTHER account, on which I messaged the moderators, explaining what had happened. I have now been un-banned, and want to take this chance to clear things up. MYTH: The post in the "continue the story" thread was a spiteful jab at the creators. FACT: The post in the "continue the story" thread was just a chapter that I hoped would be picked up and gone along with. MYTH: He made a plot twist so he could totally get rid of all elements of the story and make his own ideas. FACT: I made a plot twist that set the story in the present day. However, it still kept the elements of the Knights Templar, the woman who Lord Malidur wanted burned, the medallion, and the whole air of adventure, fighting, mystery, and medieval times. Accidents have happened like this before, namely the "Top Ten Reasons to Ban Gay Marriage thread." That post was intended to strike down homophobia. Instead, countless members bashed ME for homophobia, because they had not actually taken the time to read the post. In this present-day case, they must not have taken the time to read the add-on I made at the bottom of the chapter, stating that this was an honest attempt, not meant to be spiteful, and that I really did want to see what would happen from there. I hope this cleared everything up for you. Thanks for your time, patience, and understanding.