A couple of weeks ago, pictures of Tya Fallingbridge’s T Town was previewed all over Flickr and Plurk, so I thought I would go check it out today. To my surprise, I am banned from the region! I mentioned this to my friend, who went to make sure the sim was not just closed to the public.
I received a notecard from Pixel Mode’s subscriber thing on April 2nd — so about a month ago. Since I’m banned, I cannot visit, shop, or teleport there to remove myself from the subscriber.
I’ve blogged Pixel Mode in the past, and not always favorably but it was never rude or deserving of a ban! Anyway, sim owners can do what they want on their own sim, and ban whoever they want to, but I guess I’m trying to figure out the reason I was banned.
So I’ve made a list of possible reasons why I’m banned from the Pixel Mode sim:
I made a comment on someone’s Plurk showing preview pictures of the T Town sim. – May 1st, 2012
“i kind of dont like the name, it sounds like it should be urban or something”
“Tyaville would have been cuter”
Shoe HUDs – May 18th, 2011
A proper review comparing the Pixel Mode shoe HUD with several other brands in SL. All I ever said about this HUD was that it was challenging, but with some effort, I was able to get a nice match. Tya responded with..
“Apparently clicking a few buttons is a challenge for some or even reading a notecard”
Hawaiian Girl – May 17th, 2011
I blogged the Pixel Mode Fae Wedge, and mentioned that “The PM HUD is so challenging..” (but overall a nice review) and Tya Fallingbridge leaves a comment and accuses me of picking apart every product.
“If you feel the need to pick apart every product or release I have. Go ahead, if you are just that unhappy, then don’t buy from me.”
Get nail’d! – May 11th, 2010
I mentioned some new nails from Pixel Mode, and that I didn’t like the forced landing point on the sim.
My new house!! – November 14th, 2008
I paid over $5K for this house once, and lived in it for years. It was one of my favorite homes in SL!
(You can search for all mentions of Pixel Mode on my blog by clicking this link.)
For the record, ALL nails or shoes I have ever blogged from Pixel Mode were purchased by myself. I’ve even purchased some things I never blogged (a watch, I think?). The only things not purchased were the Fae Wedge shoes that were sent as part of a Shoe Fair. Is this how you treat a customer? Yes I’m vocal, and I critique items, but I thought we were all adults in SL, able to express our opinions without being banned from sims.
Being a sim owner myself, I never ban anyone who wasn’t spamming, or causing destruction on my sim by rezzing objects or something horrible that lagged the sim.
I just wanted to get this off my chest! Have you guys ever been banned from anywhere? Was it a good reason, or just a personal grudge from the sim owner?
/Update/ Tya sort of addressed this to me on her public Plurk timeline, so I thought I would share with you guys. Apparently, she felt that the reason is cos I have “maliciously attacked” her. For reference, see all the above blog links. Again, I will say that I have nothing to apologize for, as I have never viewed any of my words as an attack. We can agree to disagree, I suppose. I responded to Tya’s plurk in a polite manner, and she threatened to report me for harassment on PLURK! So, I think I made the right choice by never IM’ing her in SL, just in case she reports me for harassment there, too. LOL.
You were banned last year, you had a year to come to me and ask. I don’t have an issue with you. What I had an issue with : the tactics you used. I was maliciously attacked by you through a whole day last year. It came to a point I was about to pack up and leave a place I have loved for almost 9 years. Constructive criticism is welcome, being attacked over and over again is not constructive, it became about you wanting to hurt me. Being a blogger does not give you the right to spend the day hurting someone purposely. Now almost a year to the date, you have done it again. Why? Why not come to me personally? The ban will stay in affect until you apologize.