Most of us have been bothered to see what has been happening on Voat for the past few weeks. @Crensch, whom many of us used to hold in high regard, started applying a ban hammer left and right to users that mocked srayzie's departure, as he was left as owner of the subverse v/GreatAwakening.
In his actions he, proceeded to delete those "offensive" comments with a really unclear justification: "Other" motivated by a misrepresentation of our admin's post We are the wild west. "Since we are the wild west I am shooting who I want and how I want" (paraphrasing).
In the past I have defended users against false accusations and have tried to remain as objective as I could in order to address the accusations in the best way possible. I have never acted on the back of anyone and have posted many times my dislike of the use of alts here at Voat. I say this because Crensch and his supporters have tried to attack my persona of telling me dishonest and not transparent when in fact I never purge my content nor comments and they can use the SearchVoat feature to try to dig something on me. One even implied that I had or was an alt. As I have told to previous slanderers of such things: El que nada debe, nada teme. Which translates to The one that owes nothing, fears nothing.
Any user has a right to appeal an unjustified ban.
Even if I never defended the attacks on srayzie in the past I could not let the false narrative that was taking place to continue regarding the ban that was made to u/Trigglypuff. As the user never engaged in doxxing when making her mockery posts with srayzie's pictures. Srayzie alone made the link to her personal social media and I pleaded with her to set the record straight. However she refused so I was forced to do so. Reason why I made this post:
And as the edit on that post showed, I decided to handle the rest of the matter privately in a chane of pms between Puttitout, Cynabuns, PeaceSeeker, MadWorld, kevdude, Srayzie and Crensch* in order to get the unjust ban removed.
At the same time dealing with that I defended u/Obrez with due diligence when he asked for my help when he was banned for an unjust reason also. I am sure, as I had defended him before he can vouch for my objectivity and commitment to get situations like this resolved in the best way possible, as several other users can. This is important to note because as Crensch and his supporters like to paint me of dishonest and not transparent, then this argues against their character attacks and baseless claims to my persona.
I even tried to dialogue with them:
However, Crensch kept the false narrative that srayzie was doxxed, as u/Molochhunter still does, so I made two posts one on v/GA and one on v/PV regarding the matter. The one on v/PV was to ensure that in case Crensch continued with his power moderation and banned me without cause and remove the post I did in v/GA there would be a back up of it:
Moments later after doing the posts and engaging with some of the users. Crensch proceeded with the ban hammer on my account:
Last night I created a post on his v/GreatAwakeningMeta subverse and placed a respectful request for my ban to be reversed as it was unjustified and had no previous warning of the rule I broked. Another motivation was that he had dismissed u/PeaceSeeker as being a contributor to the v/GreatAwakening sub due to his comment history:
My request was ignored and promptly downvoted by him and his supporters. They are unable to argue against my objectivity, they are unable to argue against the unjust ban yet they maintain it because I disagree with their false premises and because I don't agree with the comment deletion they have engaged on.
u/Crensch called himself a typhoon before me when stating that I was going to stand between his selfish endeavour and Voat. I dedicate this post to you: And the typhoon thought that he was wrecking his enemies...
You have corrupted your ways and your supporters have done so too by backing up your actions as justifiable. You have avoided to engage on dialogue and became dismissive and even more arrogant than before. And as I held you in high regard in the past it pains me to say that right now, even when you care not, you have certainly disappointed me as your supporters have.
I am letting you know that I also placed a formal request with the site's admin to reach out to you and help you get back in the horse and comeback to your senses.
If my ban was unjustified, that is enough evidence for reviewing the rest of the bans you have engaged on and the comment deletions you have done also. You have taken this approach as a way to shut down criticism and dissent, not in the best interest of v/GreatAwakening but because of your own pride.