I came out the closit on newsvine then was rightfully banned
Sometimes its best not to be honest, but that can end up in feeling guilty.
The 15 August 2008 was a very sad day for me, it was a day that my whole world went haywire due to a software problem on a social news community site. The software problem made me a little bit paranoid as I had published an article called "Georgia and Russia, why is there a problem"At a time when the media was being sympathetic to Georgia my article was sympathetic to Russia.
My ability to post and comment hard been restricted on my own column, now I am sure it was a software glitch and not done purposely by the administration of the news community. But I stupidly because I could comment elsewhere on other members column blamed the administration for gagging my comments on my own article. I received a life time ban.
However I am surprised that the news community still kept my articles and my old column still there for its member to see. When they normally delete the total entries when a member is banned, I have thought fact this to be strange.
Of course I being who I am and having the need to publish on the site I really like because of the great debates and with some of the greatest thinkers on the internet. I open a new account using a different IP on a different computer.
Yep I have been deceptive a year or so now, the articles I write are published on two news media sites one with my original name and one as Jesusitshot. I have not changed my style I have not caused any further problems to the community I still write on. I am sure that many of the members of the news community know my old screen name. At a good guess the admin know as well.
The software glitch would not allow me to write on my Babel Fish column so it made me a bit paranoid about MSNBC of whom owns and controls Newsvine. I thought they where restricting my freedom of speech. I could only comment on other members columns and I reported my thought within the threads of other members articles. For that factor I received a ban and then a life time ban.
latest crime is that I shortly after open a new column as Jesusitshot and have now been operating and posting the same articles as I do on Nowpublic. I felt guilty about the deception and two days ago I decided to come clean and write an article to own up to my guilt and to point to the fact that I had not caused any trouble, supplied fairly good articles and had commented sensibly. I have even steered new members not to abuse the rules.
Rightly or wrongly I have received a ban under my new screen name. Some times it does not pay to be honest, but in fact as a dedicated citizen journalist that likes to be viewed for my honesty. I feel lighten by the load of guilt.
But I feel sorry for any other members in the Philippines have been cut off that use Skycable as our IP addresses will be the same as the Skycable server. If there are any members of newsvine here could you inform the newsvine administration of the problems of blocking my IP address and let them know I will keep my promise not to use their services again.
Of course I have a perfect media here to publish my articles and in fact a far better readership. The other factor is the common decency here noted by members not attacking the messenger but the message. I do like hot debate but too many people spoil that by acting like trolls and getting away with it on newsvine. However Newsvine is a great news community site even though it has some problems I was just adicted to it as I am here with this great community.
On newsvine I learned how to behave, how to debate and finally how to respect the administration in there final decision. Even when I was behaving responsibly and was a contributor of articles that made people think.
But though I am sad it was the thumbs down I am gladden by the support of old and new friends and to see I had only a ratio of 24% dislike value.
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Negros Oriental, Philippines