jinnate just pointed me to this area of the forum which i have not been to before. there is far too much in all of the forums for me to read them all and all the time.
i think jonjon has a good idea. voting by all the tourney directors would be good on global banning.
my decision on global banning vqs was not made lightly. anyone who knows me, knows that i think. there are many td's that i do not know also. i have been on fibs for a very long time. years, although i am not one of the originals. i have been here for over 30,000 experience. check my reputation with repbot. i am highly thought of. check my list with repbot. you will see where my only complaints come from. i'm one of the good guys, guys. really, i am.
vqs made my life hell after i asked him to whisper in a final tourney match where i was directing. he was kibitzing and cheering one player on without regard to the other. he said he was friends with both players, but he was cheering many times for only one of the finalists. he refused to whisper. he continued to kibitz. he ignored my instruction (i did ask nicely, too) and told me to lighten up. he told me many many things. then one of the players blinded him at my request. then he began shouting degrading things about me in shout for a very long time. i won't go into all of that here. besides, i didn't make a copy of shouts. i was so upset, i didn't think of it. i ended by telling him that he couldn't play in any of my tourneys again unless he apologized to me. he has never done that.
after i told him that he couldn't play in my tourneys, he continued to sign up for them. this was before the ban option was available. then, i didn't see him and he can't be banned after a tourney begins. i had to forfeit him to get him out, thereby also disturbing another player, although they seemed happy to get a win. but you can see, he is completely disregarding my authority as a tourney director. he just doesn't care at all.
when i figured out how to do a global ban, i did that. i thought i was doing you all a favor so that you weren't subjected to the same treatment. then, kari informed me that other td's were not in agreement with me. and he further talked me into lifting the global. he was chatting with vqs at the time also. vqs had begged kari to lift the global ban which i did after kari got a promise from vqs that he would not sign up for my tourneys, and that he would not degrade me in shouts, and in return, i would lift the global ban.
at the time, i was happy with this. kari also promised me that if vqs broke his promise in any way, that he would global ban vqs himself. this worked fine for maybe a week, or two. i haven't kept track of time, but then, he joined my tourney again recently, disrupting me and my tourney which i reported to kari and at which time i placed the global ban on again leaving kari a message that i had done so.
oh, and did i mention (before the kari talk) that he abused me in shouts another two times for literally hours......about 3. if this is the kind of person you want to be lenient with and playing in your tourneys, then be my guest. after all this, he may voluntarily refrain from obnoxious kibitz in tourney observation. who knows? or he may be on his good behavior just to thwart me. however, i left the option, gladly, for you to unban him for other tourneys, if you so choose. it seems this isn't enough.
jinnate makes a point. her point was what if he wants to sign up for a tourney that is open for registration but won't be played for a long time? and why should all the other td's have to remove the ban, then replace it when i can ban vqs before each tourney. maybe i am being unfair to other td's. i just have a hard time remembering to ban vqs before each tourney. but i can put it with my other tourney instructions so it can be managed.
if this is want you all want, please let me know and i will comply.
you know, this whole thing is making me sick. i just spent a time in chat with jinnate trying to explain to her of my ban on vqs. i also spent considerable time with a third td in chat. vqs just isn't worth any more of my time. i was in chat with kari for ages, on forum in another line. i had to take more teasing than you can imagine from supposed friends on fibs over this. this is all i intend to say.
do as you will.
as i am typing this, vqs is starting a chat with me. here it is:
vqs: you know I must be curious as to why
You: why what?
vqs: care to fill in teh details?
You: what do you mean?
You: what details? about what?
vqs: i was unbanned adn now i am banned?
You: would you like to apologize to me?
vqs: maybe you should tell me what i am apologising for and
I can concider it
You: you broke your promise to kari by joining another of
my tourneys, but that isn't the reason. the reason is that you
disrespected me as a tourney director as i was simply doing
my job. then you harrassed me in shouts for literally hours.
did you think i would forget that?
vqs: i was told i could play tourneys and not to tlak with you
vqs: thats what i did
vqs: thanks though
You: you were told not to play in my tourneys
vqs: you weren't part of the discusion
vqs: but thta 's ok
You: i was chatting with kari at the same time.
vqs: no problem
You: ask kari
vqs: yoas i said you were not part of the discision
vqs: as i
You: ask kari, then. don't ask me.
vqs: you i have no doubt you were talking with kari
vqs: you just didn't see what was said between us
You: kari was convincing me to lift your ban
vqs: it might surprised you
vqs: no problem
vqs: just asking
You: could be. i don't care.
vqs: yes you care very much
vqs: it is your life
You: no longer
You: never has been my life. i have a good life separate