When a friend started a site recently, I was asked to participate and joined up. One of the fora was a "Backstage" sort of affair without restriction of politics, religion or anything else. I was wary of the possible personal attacks and inevitable butthurt and I chose to discuss the matter with the admin by pm rather than further inflame the whole membership. I suggested that the site might need to develop some rules and that certain topics were probably going to lead to trouble. The admin got butthurt and banned me, though he didn't have the grace to tell me. I had to pm another admin via a different site, to ask why I couldn't log in. He called me a communist and sad I was banned for not contributing anything of value, though my technical threads are still pinned there. Friends continue to contact me and asked what happened and will I return. This is what I get for believing admins when they said that there would be no censorship. What makes me the saddest is that I cannot reach out to the good people on the site, I cannot recover my content, but most of all the lies told by the admin that will go unchallenged. Just venting and a warning that you are more likely to get stabbed in the back by those you trust.