I'm writing to ask for reconsideration of an infraction and to ask that my thread be re-opened.
I oringally started a thread, Denyhosts and Custom Regex, in which I was admittedly snarky. This thread was closed by a staff member citing the following reason:
This was obviously an attempt to be snarky on the part of the staff member. While I don't believe this thread should have been closed, I'm willing to accept the infraction I received for rude behavior. I think perhaps it reflects poorly on the forum to have staff being rude and arbitrarily closing threads, but that's your business.Since you are a faculty member and you have permission I am sure your IT department will help you.
I created a new thread, Denyhost and Custom Regex, which was immediately closed and for which I received an infraction for Re-posting opened thread. Now, forgive me for pointing out the obvious, but I was not reposting an opened thread, but was in fact reposting a closed thread- a thread which was arbitrarily closed and for which I did not receive a single relevant response.
I humbly ask that this second infraction be removed and that I be allowed to ask the community for responses to my issue. I would like to believe that my issue with denyhosts is a valid issue of interest to the Ubuntu community. There is nothing offensive, off-topic, or otherwise injurious in my second thread. I believe that I'm being unfairly treated and that this is malicious behavior.
Please, remove the second infraction and re-open the thread. Additionally, if someone could please explain to the staff member who closed the original thread that trolling threads isn't polite, it would benefit us all, I think.
Thanks for your consideration.