Just got banned over at their message boards for not being female. I joined about a month ago, and, after PMing 2 admins, was warmly welcomed by them and the majority of the members.
They seemed to like having a male’s perspective on things and open to me being there. In fact, one of the admins and co founders is male. He posts on there all the time.
So I post a bit, only in one forum, mind you. I never went into any of the womans’ personal issue forums or other things that women may have been uncomfy for a male to read. I only stuck with the main discussion forum.
Anyway, I leave for a bit, say, about 3 weeks, and when I come back only after being reminded by a female friend of mine (she wanted me to see a debate topic going on there). Thing is, you can’t get into the debate forum there without being given access. So I PM one of the mods, and wind up promply banned.
Turns out a rule was made in the time I was not there. No more males allowed. Under no circumstances.
Hey, I can respect that. Thing is the male admin is still allowed to post. Man…I don’t get it. I realize that it’s “not a democracy” and they can ban you for any reason they see fit, but why is it okay to have and allow a male there? I know he’s the admin and co-founder. But the two mods I talk to told me the reason I can post/visit is because the presence of a male makes some feel uncomfy. Fine. Understandable. But what about the male admin? Or is he “okay” and “exempt” because they all know him and he’s the one who helped make the site? Because he’s a part of the group he’s accepted and all other males get banned. The new rules, as stated to me are “NO males allowed.”
Again, I know that they can ban you for whatever reason, but is it so bad to ask for a little fairness?
FTR, I was just going to read the said topic my friend told me about and probably never go back, but that “PM for access” was the thing I had to get first.