I have recently received an email from Aric Maddux, who runs the IFComp Authors club , that he suspended me from the discussion forum.
He made allegations that I was “trolling” and that I made sexist remarks towards author Sarah Morayati which I didn’t do. I was expressing my personal opinion of Sarah Morayati which was not sexist in any way. I am a person who has great respect for women and I treat them as equal persons if they treat me the same way.
Sarah Morayati has made offensive remarks about my work and about religion in a topic which I have a copy from. Here’s the quote related to it:
After showing “trollish” behaviour herself Sarah Morayati accused me of being a “troll”, because I was expressing my viewpoint about some of the reviews regarding my IFComp entry Trap Cave. She said:
So let’s get this straight. She mocked the christian religion by saying “fucking Byzantine Jesus”, she told me that the IF Competition is not for CYOA although she is no IFComp organizer to decide that, she accused me of being a “troll” and now Aric Maddux suspended me from the forum and accuses me of being a sexist, because I said that I would throw her out of my house if she was my girlfriend, that I suspect she is not jewish and that I expressed to the forum that she should stop trolling and mind her own business. In fact, let me add one point here. I think she is not even a Christian, because she is mocking Jesus Christ. And if she was truly a Jew she would have had respect of other religions in my opinion.
Aric Maddux has suspended me from the forum and deactivated my account. I sent a response email to him and told him that this is a violation of free speech and that I feel my name and person defamed!
Aric has replied and refused to reactivate my account. He has stated that the reactivation of my account is solely dependent on my agreement to numbers 1 and 3 of the following forum rules:
I disagree, because I feel innocent and I didn’t violate any of the above rules in the first place.
Germany, October 24th 2009
I renamed this topic to “CYOA trend”, because the original topic is closed. This is about CYOA trends now and whether this genre will have a greater impact in the game industry or not in the future.