Friday, August 26, 2011

Leaving the Gunblogger Conspiracy

For the last year or two, I've been a regular in a most excellent IRC channel known as the Gunblogger Conspiracy. A fine group of folks, bloggers and not. They got me into blogging, and listened to my gripes and gave me plenty of advice about guns, life, and great eats. I recently made some comments that came close to violating one of the few rules. Others that had done this have been banned permanently. Most of the powers that be, sided with me, and decided that a ban would unreasonable. However, some of the GBC community that were conflicted and others that outright believed me to be in the wrong. There are friends in that later group that I have a lot of respect for. That condemnation is simply too much for me . Thus, I accept responsibility for my words at their face value and I bid farewell to the Conspiracy.
I'm sorry for all the drama, GGC community. I should have minded my words much better. It was a blast though guys. Take care.

Edit: The person that did the original banning has nothing to do with my decision. Please leave that one be. I never cared what that one thought of me or my actions. Fair is fair.

note: If you no longer wish to be associated this blog, toss me an email to malodorousroadkill at gmail and I'll remove links.


DaddyBear said...

RK, I wasn't there, so I can't comment on what happened, but I hope that you change your mind. I've really enjoyed chatting with you on GBC, both about guns and the other 'stuff' we tend to go on tangents with. I'll still read and blog roll your site, and I hope that you continue to post here and also change your mind and come back when you're ready.

Gay_Cynic said...

RK, as I've said elsewhere, I didn't see you cross any lines. Mocking ops is part and parcel of GBC, particularly when they get particularly heavy-handed. Is balance. Hope, as I've said elsewhere, in the fullness of time you can find it in your hear to return - but will respect your decision either way.

Best of wishes in all of your future endeavors.

Roadkill said...

On the mocking, I went too far. I should have given it a rest. Instead, I went too far out of my way to be an ass. But it wasn't the folks I was mocking that got me rethinking my actions. Heck, I might be back several months down the road. However long I feel a permaban should have been. I might make a knifeblogger conspiracy in the mean time.