Thursday, January 8, 2009

Oh Dear.... I have been Banned....

This morning, I logged on to the InSessions message boards and found out that I had been banned from the boards. Granted, it's a temporary ban until 1/11/09, but still.... The reason for the ban is that I put a link on the Phil Spector trial board to a blog called "Los Angeles Trials" that is written by someone calling themselves "Joe Friday". Mr. Joe Friday (whoever the heck he/she is) has an "Adult Content" warning at the front of their blog and that is what got me banned from InSessions. I emailed Coldwater asking about the ban, and also assuring her that there is no porn or anything on the blog. She emailed me back with the explanation that the ban was because of that stupid warning that the blogger put on their blog. **sigh**

So, this is to Mr. Joe Friday;
You lost a reader, dude. Yes, I wanted information about Phil Spector's trial. And yes, I "shared" your blog link with others on the forum, but because of you and your stupid warning, I am unable to post on the boards that I've been on for the last 2 or 3 years. That link up above is the last link I'm going to post to your blog. I think I will stick to Sprocket's blog for information on the Phil Spector trial from now on.

Yep, I'm pissed at the blogger... And I guess I'm a bit peeved at myself for not thinking about that stupid warning on the blog before I posted the link to it on InSessions. I'll wait out the ban. I'm not going to create a new identity on there, I kind of like the one I've had (Anakerie). So, I get 3 days of just reading at InSessions. No questions. No answers. No comment. If any other InSessions people see this, take my banning as a warning. DO NOT POST LINKS TO THAT BLOG!

UPDATE
Apparently Joe Friday has removed the warning on the front end of his blog, according to the comment below. I don't know, I haven't gone to look and I don't know if it would even show for me since I had clicked ok on it before. Do those things leave a cookie on your computer? **shrug** Anyway, I sent a note to Coldwater, the moderator for the InSession boards to let her know that the warning is supposed to be gone now so that no one else will get banned like I did. I'll let you all know if I hear back from her again. (I wish there was some way to find out who reported my post to Coldwater... lol)

28 comments:

katfish said...

Sorry to hear about the ban, Anakerie. At least you received a response from Coldwater....I was banned from the InSession boards at the end of Spector 1, and she never did reply to my queries. I created a new identity, katfish2, but then choose not to use it.Frankly without the new idenity I couldn't even see the thread for Spector. I just don't go there, if they don't want me well....
I don't get why Joe Friday chose that adult content option. Did he/she think that swearing wouldn't be allowed without it? IDK
Surely, they don't plan to post porn...I'm with you though, as long as that warning is on there I won't post the link either.
I think whoever runs that blog must be a rookie as they don't seem to know the rules of etiquitte(sp) when going to someone elses site. I saw a comment from Mr. B. that they didn't appreciate J.F. using their site just to increase readership to his blog without becoming a part of the dialogue. I just wanted to drop you a line, if you don't post this I won't be offended. tlk2ul8r

Anakerie said...

Hi Katfish.. The banning stunned me for a while. lol.. I've been on the boards at InSessions for 2 or 3 years and this is the first time I've been banned. Actually, it's the first time I've been banned from any message board! lol.. I was glad to get a response from Coldwater. I almost didn't expect one! I'm able to read the boards because I logged out and am a real lurker there now.. Which I'm really glad of because I wanted to follow the hearings in the Caylee Anthony case this morning.

Joe Friday can take a flying leap, as far as I'm concerned at the moment. **sigh**

The Observer-Los Angeles Trials said...

Ok everybody, just calm down a minute. Try it now.
Thanks
Joe

Liz said...

Hi Anakerie

Seems from the message above & the link, the content warning is gone. Someone else posted that link before your post - I wondered awhile ago why there were missing posts on the PS board - guess that was why.

Come back soon, your comments are always interesting to read

wv: damli - dam link

Anakerie said...

Hi folks.. I just got home from running errands.. I saw Joe Friday's comment before I left, but didn't have time to respond. Thank you for removing that ridiculous "adult content" warning. I never did figure out why it was there in the first place.

Hi Liz, I'll be back once the ban is lifted. It would seem my banning is now kind of funny, since I was banned for something that isn't there anymore. Maybe I should let Coldwater know so that no one else gets banned for posting that link. Or maybe I should just leave her alone and take my punishment for being dumb. **sigh**

LandSharkII© said...

Hey there Ana. Hope to see you when you get back.

Anakerie said...

Hey LandShark.. I'm sort of there this evening.. Just not logged in so I can read a few of the threads.. lol.. I should be able to post in a couple days... Wish it was sooner, since the blogger removed that stupid warning that got me banned.. Like I said above, I'd love to know who reported me.. lol

my 2 cents said...

Hi Anakerie . .
You may possibly remember me from the InSession site as "My 2 Cents". I too was banned for posting to Joe Friday's link. I had posted a link to it before yours, FYIng posters, that a new update on Joe's site was available. AND, not only did I get banned by Coldwater but she deleted ALL my previous posts on that thread (ALL) and many, many old posts from other Phil Spector threads - all unrelated to anything having to do with this link. "My 2 Cents" is now no longer even listed on the InSession registered "Members List". What the heck? How extreme is that? Old, Old posts . . . I was so P.O.'d My post had gone up very late at night and by early morning I had already been banned and ALL my posts (totally unrelated to any reference to the Joe Friday's site) had been deleted. I would love to know what "cry baby", aka Team Spector supporter OR more likely, relative, went running to Coldwater - - And to get her to remove so many of my old posts as well - - puzzling to say the least. I also e-mailed Coldwater advising her that this LINK was as mild as linking to Disneyland . . . rated "G", maybe "PG" at most. I am sorry if I was responsible for YOUR banning - I of course did not mention any posters, post or even the website/link by name, but advised Coldwater that many before & after me had linked to that site plenty of times - which they should - because it's a "family friendly" site- doesn't even have "pop ups" or any advertising links on it, no rauchy language, yadda yadda, but what is the deal with removing ALL of my OLD Posts and off of OLD Threads, that had no mention of this site? And then I hear you were banned. I am SO SORRY and apologize if I played any role in you also getting banned - and after your stellar 3 years of "perfect" behavior. I feel awful. IMO, someone from Camp Spector did not like people reading from the Joe Friday site because it contained a lot about Rachelle's childish behavior. Coldwater never did explain why she removed all these unrelated OLD posts of mine. She didn't really give me any answers in her e-mail response. Very strange. I can't help but think that whoever "tattled" to Coldwater (because they didn't like what was posted on Joe's site) also didn't like whatever I had said on some of these removed old posts. She even removed my Christmas poem, "Twas the Night Before CLOSING ARGUMENTS . . ." - - now that hurts! ha, ha. (I also apologize for this lengthy post.) I look forward to posting with you at InSession after our "time out".

Anakerie said...

Hi My 2 Cents... You don't need to apologize to me for anything! We got the time out because of that stupid "adult content" warning that Joe Friday had on his site. (It's supposed to be gone now...) Unfortunately, some of the pro-Spector folks just love getting others banned, and we both got reported by them because we posted a link to a site that had a good report on the trial, but the warning at the front put up a red flag for Coldwater. I sent Coldwater an FYI about the warning on the site being gone, so perhaps no one else will get banned for posting a link to a trial update...

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you were banned, but the good news is you'll be back on the 11th. I enjoy your posts at Insession and look forward to seeing them again. In the meantime I'll keep checking in here.
September

Liz said...

Anakerie

You can go to the blog now & no warning - any cookie seems to be irrelevant. The first time I saw the warning I didn't go into the blog - (wimp that I am) but so many people linked to it - I'm sure more than My2Cents and yourself, that I did eventually read it.

See you soon

wv: obber - rhymes with dobber

tr7fan said...

well i guess i came to the right place. im just surprised one minute im typing away then i start getting you are not allowed this that or the other thing. the only way i can even see the blog i was on is to not be logged in. i can get onto other blogs just not the one i want to go to and like all of you my posts went poof. whats with this coldwater is some kind of hard ass or what >?
i emailed her that i had accidentally used the kids name and that it was an accident but still no nothing maybe tomorrow. its weird i can go onto other blogs but not the one im apperantly banned from (8 year old boy held for 2 murders or somehting like that. its not a big thing tho i got to re reading the blog and just realized how much of a drag it is to be around jerks who rip ya for the slightest mistake. i was kinda like the song
kodachrome "after all c;;; i learned there its a wonder i can think at all .
sounds like just ban people for anything even if its not on purpose
i like your site alot

Anonymous said...

YOULL LOVE THIS FROM COLDWATER SHE SHUT DOWN THE 8 YEAR OLD BOY HELD FOR DOUBLE MURDER BLOG ABOUT 2 HOURS A GO
01-31-2009, 08:32 PM
Coldwater Coldwater is offline
Moderator

Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 434
Ok
Enough is enough. I could mention names but you know who you are.
I am personally tired of the bickering, troll calling, claims of baiting, etc etc etc so the board is closed for the night in lieu of banning some of you. Maybe when you return you'll stick to the topic & IGNORE what you don't' want to read & stop taking the bait.

Someone can remind me by email in the a.m. to open it again.

Anakerie said...

tr7fan and Anon; It sounds like that board was a bait and bash fest today.. I've been off doing other things today, so I haven't been on the InSession boards a lot.. Coldwater has a difficult job sometimes... I do not envy her the job she does. Think about it.. She has to monitor all of the different boards on there and has to keep track of what kind of nastiness goes on. I think I'd do the same thing as she does at times when it gets nasty on one particular board. Shut it down and let everyone "cool off"...

tr7fan said...

well i gave as good as i got i re read the board the child held in double homicide im not even sure i care whether im banned from it or no i went to tru tv and blogged away
they got a board on it there
i found i can read the board if im logged out be after looking at it not sure im in a hurry or if i even will go back to that discussion
tru tv is alot more laid back. whats weird is the ones throwin the most mud were left on there, so at least they can sit there and insult each others opnion
anyway i like your blogspot
have a good one
\

tr7fan said...

thats to much for one person to do and stay rational she needs at least 1-2 more helpers
o well plenty of other places to go tru tv webslueths etc
have a good one

tr7fan said...

wow youve got over 20k hits id say your blog is a success in its own right

tr7fan said...

well we solved the cw problem a friend built another chat place so now we got over half of the people on cws blog on the new
have a good valentines day

Anakerie said...

Over half??? Wow..

I'm still seeing a lot of posts on the InSessions boards... How are you "advertising" your new chat place?

tr7fan said...

got 40-45 members now

Anakerie said...

Good for you, tr7fan.. :) What is the "focus" of your chat place?

I'm back on the InSessions board.. Haven't felt the urge to move off to another one. I have bookmarks for a number of other boards, but for posting, I keep coming back to InSessions.

ABC said...

I just got banned "forever" by CW. How do folks get back on with a new NIC? Although, I am getting tired of the obvious bias of CW. Is there anyone else to contact or is he/she it?

ABC said...

Is there another blog site similar to INSessions? CW is a pain in the neck. Puts up the nastiest comments about the ex President, American troops, suppossed torture and the like yet bans folks who defend the troops, etc.

Anakerie said...

Hello ABC.. I have no clue how people get the new nics on InSessions.. I simply logged out of mine and then lurked in the threads while I was banned. **shrug**

As for your grievance against CW, I have no clue what you should do. I haven't had any problems with her and have never seen what you are talking about coming from her.

And, as for other boards like InSessions... Again, I don't know. Sorry!

ABC said...

Thanks for trying. Do you know how to connect to tr7fan blog site or its name? Maybe I can connect there.

Anakerie said...

I can't help you with that either, ABC... Tr7fan never said and as far as I know, they've never come back to my blog... **shrug**

Anonymous said...

Have you heard anything about the Rex Archer trial? (the one in yuba county) I know you were blogging about it last year. I was sure I read somewhere that it was going to start up sometime this week.

Thanks in advance if you know anything!

Anakerie said...

I've been watching the local newspaper for any mention of Rex Archer, but so far I haven't come across anything. I wonder if the courthouse would give me any information if I called... Maybe I'll try that sometime this coming week.