Schmoopie3928 is another poster who was banned, who didn't bully or bring malice here.
*uproarious laughter* I LOVE threads like this because stupid trolls expose themselves gloriously and makes the mod job much easier and faster.
Schmoopie and Rainda were banned this morning AFTER they both tried to create new IDs. Given that Nanny Ogg posted this morning on a FB group that their troll group members were creating new troll IDS to get into Ehell, it seemed quite appropriate to nip that right in the bud since both were on a "suspicious list" anyway.
People can contact me by other means. Email, FB PM and even through the blog comments. And trust me, a few have. TrishLoves DOlphins professed her hatred of this forum for years. A few have complained about friends being banned with no explanation or defense as to why their friend would be involved with such a nasty group or expressing any remorse for being there. But I, and Ticia to a leser extent, have been receiving PMs from people for whom the light bulb has gone off in their heads. They finally understand what has been happening on this forum, and they are relieved it is being addressed.
People got banned for a variety of reasons...most notably if they did anything that aided, abetted, facilitated, condoned or directly participated in a group whose whole sole raison d'tre was to cyberbully, humiliate and harass people on Ehell the group deemed were "annoying". Some got banned for bald faced lying to me. Some of those banned already had a few warnings (and a few previous gags, too) to their credit and their participation on the SSG pushed it over the limit or I just got sick of their continued drama that dragged this forum down. Others for purposely publicly criticizing the moderation without ever once using the tools to help moderators do the job. For example, not one person griping on this thread about who got banned has PMed any mod to discuss a possible "collateral damage" ban that should be reversed. Not one. And there are lots of people on this forum who know from personal experience that a private PM apologizing or explaining something is given a fair hearing.
For those of you reading this thread who still are part of that secret Facebook group but swear you did not participate in the nastiness, shame on you for being a coward. Each FB group has a "Report This Group" link at the top and when the cyberbullying started and people egging each other to go to Ehell and dogpile on certain forum members, you should have left the group or reported it as a violation of Facebook Terms of Service. I'm getting PMs from people who were there on that group and the behavior being reported is disgusting. If you sat there reading the drama, knowing it was causing problems on Ehell, or hurting people and you did nothing, you were part of the problem and definitely not part of the solution.
Now, excuse me, I see some trolls I need to ban.