|Weird question time!
||[Aug. 5th, 2004|10:14 pm]
The Question Club
I'm not giving specific context for anything here, so you'll have to imagine some. (I imagine anyone with enough knowledge of the internet to have a Livejournal will understand anyway.) I'd also like to say that no answer will change my opinion or actions, but I'm kind of curious what a "poll" would say about the opinions of others.|
There is an IRC channel for a famous Japanese pop group. I run a server for it, but I generally don't frequent the web boards (although I have accounts on them all.) Some of the boards, however, are picture boards. (The software is designed for messages, but can also contain pictures, which is the purpose of the board. Most pictures never have any messages in the "thread".) I use these picture boards quite often, but I equally rarely post messages to them.
On one particular board, there were a few "this girl is cuter!" "No, this girl is cuter!" type debates in some of the pictures. (Aside from the general comments like, one guy will post a dozen pictures of the girls covered in sweat after singing on-stage for 2 hours and someone says "So-and-so has a sweaty girl fetish!") The site operator posted a message saying not to hold conversations on the picture board. I posted a reply suggesting he just disable the ability to add text messages with picture posts entirely. Without any warning at all, he banned my IP from the web server. I got around it for a while with dynamic IPs, which I could get a new one whenever needed, but now that I'm static, I've turned instead to public web proxies.
Do you think he was being reasonable? Do you think I'm being unreasonable? I know, it's probably too geeky of a question for most people, but I thought I would pose it here since I haven't seen any really good or original types of questions in a while. :)