This is my second try to get some answers reagarding rights and execising those rights. I did this on another forum but soon realized I didn't have it together all that well to communicate. Let me try again.
It was something that happened to me at a Christian Forum. I was ebanned.
Here's the problem with this. My thread was called "Let's talk about Hell". My opening statement was I think perhaps the best thing I'd ever written. It was a description of an eternity in Hell. Very chilling I must say. One of the commenter's wanted to take it to her church and share it with the congregation, to scare people into salvation I guess, don't know.
I came to understand that they have a rule for no debating. I did not realize that at the time. It was my fault for not reading the rules properly. And had I realized this rule I would have never entered the site. The fact that they ebanned me from their site is not what I am mad about. What I consider the injustice is that they deleted all that I wrote and did not give me any warning whatsoever. It is not the deleting that is the problem either, they had that right to do that since I broke the rule of debating on their site. But had they come on and told me I was violating a rule and warned me to leave or they would delete the thread, then I would not be writing this. But I recieved no warning at all, no notice of the coming deltion, nothing. Just poof, my writings were gone. I aslo have gotten no cooperation to retrieve the thread to use for my own purposes.
But again, I have no problem understanding their right to do that, it's private site and they can do with my posts and threads whatever they choose. Beleive me, I got that. My question is about their motive to do this acton and whether or not it constitues "foul play" on their behalf to censor me by using their "right" to ebann me and delete my thread.
Here's why. My thread, to put it as modestly as I can, was extremely threatening to their beliefs and shook them up quite a bit, that was very obvious in the thread. The thread is not available, I've tried all I can to retrieve it from Google as has been suggested to me many times, but it is simply gone, no where on this earth. Only fragments I get from Google. But if I could find it, there would be no doubt in anyone's rational mind, that they deleted it out of protection of their belief. They did not do this action becasue I broke a rule, they did not do this action becasue they had the right to do so, they did this action becasue they did not want this sort of message out there for people to read. I guarantee it.
And again, I totally realize that they have the absolute right to do this. But think of it this way via this analogy. In many states, New Mexico included I believe, it's law that one has the right to shoot and kill someone for tresspassing on their land, is that not right? However, the shooter I'm sure would be investigated, and I am sure the law would have to make sure the shooter had good reason to shoot, even in the case of tresspassing. If the trespasser had merely mistaken his or her path, and the shooter was found out to have shot just out of pure hate and meaness, then I would imagine the shooter could be prosicuted or at least sued by family members of the victum for duress or whatever they call it. Is that correct?
So in turn, if it could be proven that the forum I was on, maliciously and intentionally ebanned me and deleted my thread for the sole purpose to censor what I was saying, and it could also be proven that their intent to do these actions had nothing to do with the rules of their site, but that their sole intent was to censor me. Would I have a case for say something like "misuse of privilage" or something like that? Call it whatever.