This is to make notice that wendy, with whom I have been in contact with privately, has directly threatened me and my family on another channel. The threat is tantamount to extortion; because of this and that the threat is ad hominem, I won't entertain her return, for the safety of those on the forum. As of this morning I have finally blocked her and won't respond to any further communications from her. Further communications are pointless.
We had chatted for months. The subject often revolved about her being banned. We had explained the ban; we'd gone through multiple waves of conflict and previous bans, most especially at this time last year when she was let back in and commenced to reopen all the wounds and enflame the board anew. I attempted to coach her last summer into clarifying positions in threads where her content belonged, to build on her ideas. Now if she were to let the past go and start anew without referring to any previous altercation, I would have entertained her return early. She couldn't let it go. On her part she did have a recent death of a close relation (I also lost an aunt last week; it was the very aunt who'd suggested to me at age dozen that uncial is better than hexadecimal, the latter with which I had been fascinated, mainly because "all the fractions come out with twelve"). It appears even before then that the forum was an outlet for her mind, but the sort of outlet she needs cannot be handled by the Members of this forum. It is not designed for such. This is simply an internet discussion forum whose primary focus is duodecimal mathematics. It is not a self-help or a therapy means. If someone needs help, one should turn to properly trained people or groups locally for that help. We cannot be expected to aid personal issues.
While I sympathize with her situation, I will not describe it in detail, I can't handle any more contact. Her presence here in the future would be inappropriate. She'll have to find another channel.
Mostly because of the time difference between her location and mine, her messages would come in the wee hours of the night. These would often be yet another complaint or assertion regarding being banned from the forum. Recently she began to suggest it was due to identity politics. I don't play that game; I have more Pokemon points than she or anyone else has; half cannibal, half viking, half winged fable, I am the most diverse person on this planet. When I warned her she was jeopardizing our friendship, she mustered on. I had suggested this was the last straw just before these three of five recent messages. This is the most pointed text of her haranguing me over the last fortnight:
“You never addressed why i am banned, and as a result, i am supposed to guess what's in your mind when you did this. None of my emails were answered. I am left in the dark, largely because you throw hissy fits and give out extraordinary bans.,
It's quite clear what you can do. Just unban me. No strings attached. Or post a reason on the forum why i have been banned. Something consumate to when I got banned. My sister-in-law was a moderator on a chat-server. She managed to get stalkers jailed in the US. I don't want to go that way, but i am quite happy to flush the necessary info down the moderator chain, if you want.
All i can do is moan about this, because i can't post. I tried to set an alternate post channel, but you misread what i wanted to do. I don't like being banned. It makes me aggy.”
Therefore she's demonstrated she can't handle the forum and will not return.
We'll not have another situation like this. The admins have spent many hours dealing with wendy's situation, and it's just not worth it to labor along with this kind of person. I will be more keen to shut down altercations in the future. No one has time for any of this.
This message is merely posted as a witness to the suggested "extortion" ploy and the threat, in case it were to crop up here or in other channels. I have saved the communications and if any damage has occurred due to her issues, I will offer them as evidence.
I don't expect apologies from any party
, nor do I expect any sort of reflection upon those events; they are in the past and the record of them is preserved herein for anyone to see. They will not be expunged. We have dealt with this already. Let's just close this and move on.
Let this be an end to all of it.