I asked to be banned because some people who have been there forever didn't want me there. Why be somewhere you aren't welcome? I'm not into being manipulated or degraded. I deserve respect as a woman, a human, as a fan just like anyone else there. There is a place for the bullshit it's called netphoria. I can do the same thing, name call, disrespect, degrade etc, but after 25 years I'd think that behavior would evolve into maturity. It's not the 90's anymore. That drunken/drug teen/mid 20's behavior should be gone by now from those who have been in the community since the beginning. Silly is one thing, but there is a line that was crossed many times and it should not happen. Also, playing favorites of allowing one to to disrespect, but not another. Play fair, equality. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Each of us is a goose & a gander in this case.
It's sort of sad that those who have been there that long have not matured at all...not only that, but why do they assume it is their board...it is a band website...most of them act like they don't even like Billy and his music, all they do is make fun of him...they don't own the board...I wonder if they think they own the band too??? What, no one else can like SP or be part of the community unless they have visited the boards since the beginning and and belong to their clique???
Perhaps bullying occurred in their life growing up,as in they were bullied? And then they become exactly what they didn't like, But can play it safe through the internet and not face to face bullying during the childhood. So, it's a form of therapy in a way? However, the air would need to be cleared between the bully and the victims That would be the proper way to handle that. I honestly don't know, just thought a bit about that