I would like to extend my apologies to the entire FA community. It has recently come to my attention that Rantala responded to my private message with him and then closed the discussion so unfortunately I can't reply. I feel a deep sense of bafflement towards everyone's responses. I have been abused, insulted and harassed even on my profile which no one is obligated to observe. It seems that discussing shortcomings of any group is a perfect way to be killed. There are many who I've shared laughs and good times with. Friends? Well they seemed rather eager to bash me the minute I questioned our community so I can't say we were friends. I have stood up for players who were mistreated and have encouraged everyone to put some thought into their behavior. It seems no one wants that. Everyone wants to glide along, keeping the boat from rocking and filling with water in their ocean of delusion. Leaving this community would be too easy. Indeed, I no longer have ability to send messages. I have been called narccisistic for some reason. I have been accused of calling people stupid, even from intelligent people. Yet, my discussion remains untouched by discourse. Why focus on attacking the person and avoid the conversation? Well, it's easy. IT's easy to hang gay people for being different. It's easy to wipe out an entire civilization because they don't share the same values. It's easy to be a nazi and rid the world of jews if that's the community you live in. This compliance is despicable! "It's just a game. It's just the internet" but it really isn't. This is a demonstration of how people think. This is the cause of wars, genocide and racism. Compliance to the community is without thinking and being afraid to speak up for your beliefs REGARDLESS of whether your beliefs are right or wrong. Being able to voice them is a sign of a strong community while being bashed for speaking up is a sign of a community in ruin. Join "the club" and support these people. Don't throw in your two cents because it won't be well received. Don't stick up for the weak. Live in delusional fantasies. Justify your behavior as "just" and "appropriate" and "fair". But NONE of that relinquishes your responsibility. You're always responsible for your behavior: both the things you DO and things you DON'T do. I was treated as such because I hit a sore topic. We all know what I said was true and those who took MOST offense are the ones most guilty of abusing your power. This isn't about gaming, this is about how people behave in communities. If you value empathy and compassion, you will not tolerate such behavior. But remember the price:your head. Those who understand the connection I'm making are disgusted. Rightly so. I won't be able to post topics, message anyone or converse welll with these restrictions on me. But I won't be bullied to voluntarily delete my account. As I said, I'm still responsible for my behavior and I won't tolerate threats. To the gallows . . . .