To whom it may concern:
I have recently learned that our dear friend Rick "Rick_D" D has been banned from the Mapcore forums. I didn't think this was such a big deal until I found out that not only was his home IP banned, but also his work IP.
When I asked Rick ("Valiant Keeper of the Light, Justice, Good, Freewill, and Posterity" as I like to call him) why he had been banned, he was unable to provide me with a reason. I tried to get to the bottom of this brain-buster by asking some of the locals in the Internet Relay Chat channel, however none had any clue whatsoever. By definition, this is a textbook example of a conspiracy. It is shocking to me and my peers that such censorship could possibly control our lives like this without any rhyme or reason.
I'm sorry it has to come down to this, but we as a community demand some answers. I am currently setting up http://www.mapcoreforums.tk in which all users are prepared to move to if this issue is not resolved promptly. I am also pledging to wear this wristband until valued forum member Rick_D is restored to full posting eligibility.
PS: An online petition has been constructed to establish a open area to voice your true opinion about this delicate subject. To protect the identity of those who must remain in hiding in fear that they will also be banished from the forums, anonymous signing has been enabled. The petition can be found here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/mapcore1/