I very almost forgot about posting this today.
Regular readers will know the problems I have had in accepting a know paedophile in my favourite poker forum. I forget how long its been, a couple of months? Must be something like that.
I have had some pretty severe computer problems of late. The most recent one coming after downloading Internet Explorer 9. Its taken me ages to sort out. Next time, hit a restore point and save myself a lot of hassle. That’s why there have been no recent blogs. Hopefully, it’s all sorted now.
I only mention that about the old laptop I use as it is relevant.
Finally, last night I got to play some poker online again. First time in days. I was at the bubble [last place before the payouts] and it was folded to me in the SB and I shoved 78s and after some thought, the BB called it. He had AA, lol. Oh well, bad timing. I was getting short stacked, so had to go for it. The blind and ante would have killed me sooner or later.
However, during my session, up pops my good mate Dave on Yahoo and asks me if I wanted some good news. i am never one to turn down good news as it seems so rare these days. But this was not good news, it was GREAT news. The bastard paedophile had decided to move on. His account is suspended and it looks like he has no intentions of returning. Its cost me some friends and some worry and a two-week suspension, but its worth it to see that bastard leave us good folks alone. It was not a witch hunt as some people seem to think, or a lynch mob, it was of the mans own doing. He told me to google his name [for reasons beknown only to him] and I found he was a convicted paedophile. I don’t think he expected me to find that, but I did and then warned a lot of people about his presence. I posted a blog about it in the hope that the man would just turn right around and fuck off again. Sadly, that didn’t happen. In turned into a war of words between some members and between me and the sites admin. To allow a sick fucker like that to roam around a poker focused community is not something I wish to be part of. I have fallen out with the admin over it all when I never usually raise a voice in protest at very much. But I stood by my principles on this and thankfully is has payed off. The man might return, but as my good mate pointed out, we know his poker aliases now and if we see him at te tables during a game, we will know its him. So he will have to change all his poker accounts as well, too much trouble for most people and also frowned upon by the poker sites. It can lead to complete bans and loss of any monies on the site as well.
I think the admin took the easy way out of the situation. I fully understand that what this man has been convicted of is nothing related to poker or the Pokerspace community. To me, that is not the issue. It’s about the word getting out that dishonest people are not welcome at any cost. If anyone goes out of their way to encourage others to do searches on them, then they get exactly whats coming to them. It’s a situation that has never arisen in my life, its unique in that respect and that goes for the admin of the community. They could have just said that the mans background was not suitable for him to become a member of the community, which is fuckin true, then asked him to leave. All the BS about being sued was just a crappy smokescreen, spouted by someone who has no fuckin idea what he is talking about. The crap about him not having done anything wrong within the community is how to give these people the upper hand. They go by unnoticed and unhindered until they see their chance to act, then they pounce and everyone says, ” we didn’t know he was a danger to anyone” only in this instance, yes they did. They took the cowards way out instead of standing firm. Then because I posted one link and comment, that was not aimed at the person who thought it was meant for him, I get suspended for two weeks, lol. Fucking ridiculous. the problem did seem to die away for a short time, only for a blog written by the fuckin administrator of the site opened it up again. For that, me and another member got accused of not letting the issue drop, lol. Convoluted or what? My mate ave then gave me the written response from the admin to the fact that this pervert had left and that was just BS as well. Google my name anytime you like, nothing to hide, nothing at all. I aint no fuckin angel, shit, who is, but there’s no skeletons trying to get out of my closet.
But, that’s that, over and done with. I am glad this pervert had the balls to move on. The admin didn’t have the balls to get rid of him, so he walked himself. Good fuckin riddance to bad rubbish is what I say.
So now, I wait for my suspension to expire. I have lost all respect for the admin of the community, and I shall hang around. I will play the games I always enjoyed playing and talk to those members I do respect and like. There will be no more blogs there, no forum threads, very few comments to anyone elses blog. Those bastards have tried to screw me twice now, why should I give anything of myself now to that place? So they screw me again? I don’t think so.
So that’s the end of a beautiful friendship. It was good while it lasted, but like most things in my life, it came to an abrupt and untimely end, that’s the sad part. But today, my face aches from smiling, lol, I am sure I went to sleep last night smiling. I will probably go to bed tonight smiling. I feel somewhat vindicated in my actions now, whereas before I doubted myself. ‘ the bitch of this story, it bought me more doubt which is something I don’t need.