So basically, I am tired of pretending to be someone else.
I was the user who used to be known as Senilebiker - my choice - no complaints.
One of my strongest views were that the US 2nd Amendment was damaging and dangerous to the general health of the US population. This view has not changed. T that time there existed a very mean and aggressive group of gun advocates who went under the banner of the RBKA group. These guys were organised and would load onto people they didn't like 24 hours after a comment was published.
Thankfully, due to the work of LillithGardner, Franktheplumber and Hugh Jim Bissel, most of these folks have skulked off to sites new.
One of the most aggressive and nasty was a guy called check his profile who published under the name of Kestrel9000. This user was eventually banned for extremely graphic threats of violence to another Kossack, and behavior totally of the map.
So getting back to Senilebiker.
One day, K9K decided that he was pissed off with an anti gunner called MikeB and some number, so he did a Google search on MikeB and published some of his comments from other websites. So Senilebiker (me) decided to run K9K's moniker through the Google machine to see what came up.
On the first page of Google's response was a reference to one of his kids, including his or her mobile phone number. As a parent I thought that this was really stupid, and if it was my kid, they should be told to be more circumspect. So, even though I thought the guy was a total asshole, I PM'd him to say that he should have a word with his kid.
In the totally paranoid environment of Northern Vermont (crime rate virtually zero) this was construed as a threat, despite the fact that I live on the other side of the Atlantic, and aat best I can swim maybe 400 metres.
Apparently this led to the banning off Senilebiker. I tried to contact the admins to tell them to examine the whole PM trail but never received a reply ( In those days it seemed that only the gunnies had acces to the admins!!!!!)
So after a while of lurking, I snuck back onto the site under a new identity =peterfallow - and amazingly became a TU, and then collected 5 bars of mojo. I am a regular diarist on Morning Open Thread and have over 100 diaries under this name, around 25% have hit the rec list. I also have over 3000 comments and cannot remember the last HR.
I would also like to point out that some of the MOT regulars were members of the RKBA group, and we have had no disagreements in this format. Other diaries we can disagree.
However this week, I made one comment in aprogun diary
and this then fell into a thread of maybe 50 comments.
Well basically, I am sick of pretending to be someone else for an offence I didn't commit, and I want to reclaim my original identity.
So Kos - it is up to you - you can reban me as a Zombie or reinstate my original identity.
UPDATE - Certain persons have stated that I outed K9K. For the record, he included his real identity in his profile, so there is no outing involved.
Secondly, there seems to be a certain amount of vitriol from the members of the RKBA gang. I will do my best to not respond in kind.