I joined my first writing forum in January 08'. The community was active but small and so my interactions there were primarily with staff. In my time there I strived to maintain a serious and responsible reputation; above all my primary concern was to provide high quality literature. Ironically it was the high level of my work that ultimately led staff to ban me. It was a 24 hour ban and the reason I was given was, "Ignoring staff," however at no point was I warned by staff or had I violated any forum rules, leading me to believe that my ban was nothing more than a selfish joke intended to put me in my place. Following my unwarranted ban I received an email from one of the staff members that said, and I quote, "Your name is pretentious and you are an arrogant prick." Finding it unfair that I should be banned for taking my work seriously in light of others who chose to take a more silly approach, I decided to contact the forum administrators. I wrote a very formal letter 1) explaining the situation, 2) requesting further clarification on the reasons behind my ban, 3) asking if there was a process in place to appeal bans, and 4) to receive a response, appeal or not, in order to confirm that there was some sort of follow up on this serious complaint. After the whole day passed without a reply, and at this moment still being banned, I resolved to take my talents elsewhere and that is how it came to pass that I registered on this forum.