I am new to Ununtu. While looking around on Google trying to resolve an issue, I stumbled across a thread from here. It said I needed to be a member to view it, so I signed up. I used the username I use for pretty much any forum I go to. About an hour later I get a private message from a Forum Administrator:
So at first I was like, "guh maybe they have some religious naming policy or something can't imagine but will check it out". So I read through terms thingy and come across:Your username is inappropriate for this forum.
Please choose 3 alternatives and I will change your username.
If I've not heard back in 24 hours I'll choose one.
I was like, "That's the only there here about religion but it doesn't quite pertain to my username". Anyway I write up a response:Politics and Religion: These two topics have caused serious problems in the past and are now forbidden topics in the forums. Please find another venue to exercise your freedom of speech on these topics.
So while I'm waiting for a response I do a quick search to see if there are any similar usernames to mine. I turn up a list of about 150-200 usernames with only 2 different keywords. I get my response:Can you please explain to me how it is inappropriate?
It's the same I use for most forums I sign up for =/
Guh... So I write up another response. I can't link exactly what I wrote due to my account being deleted and not having my response record in my personal inbox but it basically went like:Read the CoC that you've agreed to.
Politics and Religion: These two topics have caused serious problems in the past and are now forbidden topics in the forums. Please find another venue to exercise your freedom of speech on these topics.
I copied and pasted a big chunk of usernames I found (Couldn't fit them all due to the 5000 character limit for a PM).I didn't that that would be a problem because,
a) That line is referring to forum topics not peoples usernames and,
b) A quick search turned up these similar usernames:
.. .. ..
So basically.. Why was my account deleted? I noticed around 6-7 Forum Administrators / Moderators had come to visit my member profile page within +/- 1 hour of receiving my first notice. So I'm hoping for a number of comments from those people plus the person who decided whatever conduct I exhibited warranted immediate termination of my account.