After the fact
Post Factum: after the event; done with hindsight. What has been done is done one could say in a simple way and then look back. Post Factum also is the title of an exhibition that will open at Nitroglobus Gallery this weekend. Together with another Post Factum, my permanent BAN at that place, it will be an interesting thing to see for me. Pop ups with ‘You are banned’ is the AWESOME artistic impression I will have when trying to TP. Unless I use an alt the owner of that place, Dido Haas, cannot identify as being me. It sure is tempting to do that and act like SAVEME OH, but no, that’s too old school and not my style. Counterproductive anyway because a new ban and party over after one minute or faster. So I prefer to blog and go public that way. Plus I would give her a REAL reason to ban me, which she doesn’t have at the moment. I asked several times when I found out and the only answer I had was: ‘YOU KNOW WHY ‘ and ‘I DON’T WANT PEOPLE IN MY GALLERY WHO NEVER VISIT.’ Well Dido, I do NOT know why and I did visit the gallery several times when a friend had an exhibition. The last time I did so I was banned instantly after I landed. Did not even get a warning, just EJECTED and after that the BAN stayed active. The same thing is the case at Blue Orange. Ini and Gitu, always acting like a Siamese twin have banned many people and I have a permanent ban there as well. Also without any warning or explanation. Ini Inaka tried to talk herself out of it with a group notice. It makes no sense AT ALL and I quote below
“Hello to All.
Some complainings lately reached my ears and eyes… well… maybe I really should explain once again what my activity in SL is.
Firsts of all I am not LL and I am not working for LL or for anyone of SL members. I am a private person the same as you all and I do not feel like I ‘MUST’ give to you something or You ‘MUST’ give to me something… But thanks if you agreed and are happy to be part of it. All what I wanted and want give was and is – B.O. project which opens to most of us some possibilities to share and YES I will keep that way as long as I do have spare time. If you do not like my activity or BO team in general, please leave and enjoy your time.
Because maybe thats truth and we BAN from this place most nice people in SL. I promise that our team and in future will ban them and no one will rule what in own place people should do and how objective we must act. I do not go to your home and I am not standing on your carpet wearing shoes.
Best regards Ini “
Hurray for the Netherlands and United Kingdom based curators for their great minds and original ‘kick back through the door’ policy. Yes I would expect such policies in other countries as well. . .
You must be a bitch
It is easy to conclude I will be a bitch who deserves these bans. In our language we say, where there is smoke, there also is a fire. Fact is however I did not do ANYTHING against Nitroglobus Gallery or Blue Orange. So these bans are PERSONAL. They do not like me for their own reasons. I suspect it has to do with dating an ex and having a friend who gossiped about me being a bad person. That person from one day after another decided I was a very very very bad friend and deleted me after a friendship of several years. Gossips are powerful, we all know that. Dislikes over an ex also can be strong. And sure, no one is free of dislikes/gossips, me either, but to let it result in permanent bans . . . . .. sorry, that’s really too silly for words and only makes me laugh very hard. Even if there is another reason, it stays senseless. A temporary ban I can live with if there is a VALID reason, non-personal and needed for a place to stay free of true harassers. A permanent AND personal ban is totally ridiculous and shows the inability to be a professional manager of a public space. It shows fear, small minds and dictatorial behaviour to suppress the things they fear or dislike. So I am not a bitch. They are bad managers.
Do I care?
The fact I write about it gives you the answer. Yes I do, but not for feeling punished or hurt or angry. I don’t care at all to not be able to visit a place of which I know the owner is the kind of manager I despise in Second Life. Why would I want to facilitate such a place myself any longer? The only thing I care about is how sad it is to see how RL power abuse also happens in Second Life and probably even more because everyone can become a curator / owner of a public place and be the King or Queen of it. To need a permanent ban tool for maintaining a place is so stupid it deserves an award as well. I already deserved a Raspberry award myself in my previous blog and feel honored to now give a new highly sophisticated award to Blue Orange and Nitroglobus: the My Ass award. I promise it is without smell of any kind, you have your own smelly talents to perfume it with I am sure :) During Photoshopping the award something odd happened when I wanted to save the picture. Photoshop showed solidarity with me and adapted the SAVE text spontaneously! Such a heartbreaking gesture. It almost made me cry . . .
In fact I have another FACTUM to share except the permanent bans and super talented no-exhibitions without visuals. I want to thank Blue Orange and Nitroglobus for their support in being a source for my blog. Never easy to find something new and now all I had to do was sit back and enjoy the mad attitude and policy for a few months already. It was a great pleasure to gossip about you all, ask you questions you did not want to hear and to now share my bitch blog on that. The bitches being you, not me. I prefer being a badass clearly. More Post Factum’s please ladies. I will be at your service anytime :) Below your prize. Since I cannot BRING it to you you can come and collect it at my office. I have a strict policy there however. You must show proof you have still banned me before I will hand over the award. I am taking good care of my ass. like you can see for yourself as well.
A warning: In case you visit one of these places soon, try to behave and not make the owners angry. Just an advice from the MY ASS award committee. We don’t want to give them another award you see. That’s too much attention and honor :)