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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

I think I've been banned!

I'm not sure what to think! I've been going to a website, twopeasinabucket.com, since Xander was first born. Yep, over five years now. It's the best place on the web to find anything you want to know about scrapbooking. It's where I picked up all sorts of tips and tricks, where I found great deals and most importantly, where I'd been going for support with my depression.

I haven't been able to get on for over a week. I chalked it up to the website being down, although it's never been down for that long. I was missing it, especially because I'd started a thread about how hard it is to keep my house clean with depression and I'd received a ton of support, suggestions and email and I was eager to go check. I was reading elsewhere on the web and someone mentioned being on 2peas recently, and then I realized that the site wasn't down, that something else was going on here!

I can't think of why I'd be banned, other than I created an alternate ID. I used it to get support when I was first trying to get help for my depression. I'd been blasted a few times on there, especially being in the published scrapbooking arena, you can come up against a lot of harsh criticism and I didn't feel like I could mentally take anything negative being said when I was in such a delicate mental state. I'm feeling much stronger now and had transitioned into using my regular id to post about my concerns.

I'm not sure what to think. On the one hand, I think it's kind of funny that I might have been banned, especially considering the crap that goes on there that I was never party to. I can't believe I might have done something so against the rules as to get me banned. Not, good, little, conformist Kara! On the other hand, I'm upset because I did nothing wrong, I've been a member for a long, long time and I didn't get an email or notification or anything. I'm also thinking that maybe it's just a mistake? 2peas is notorious for uneven and even unjust moderating--threads that should get pulled stay while others get pulled for very little reason.

Or maybe there's something wacky going on with both our computers? Weird.
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