I couldn't find a better place to post this than in the Beautiful Women thread:
Recieved this statement from Bertuzzi Babe today, and am posting it here so all her friends know her side of her banishment:
"To clear up any misconceptions there may be about my banning:
During our game against the Flames the other night, a Flames troll was registered, “Mr. Wonderful” He started a troll thread about blowing up the team and the Sedins. He persisted in the trolling in this thread. In the GDT, he made several posts about MayRay being a ‘wuss’ for getting hit with the puck and bleeding all over the ice. After the third comment, I told him to “Shut the ^%$# up….just like that, using the symbols, no swear filter bypass. Several others also told him to shut up. Apparently that was ‘abusive behavior’ and I was subsequently banned for it. Interestingly, the person I was responding to was immediately banned………for TROLLING………go figure, eh?
Thank you to my most loyal and very good friends here for attempting to keep the coyotes and hyenas from chewing down on my carcass. It’s been a slice……the last few years not so much, but it was my friends here on CDC that kept me hanging in there along with a certain sense of pride in having the biggest and best NHL board and wanting to keep it that way. Now that so many of the good guys have been banned from here, or have left of their own accord for reasons best left unsaid, it’s party time at our new home…..I’m bringing the beer and wings.
For anyone who doesn’t believe the reason for my ban, I’ll be more than happy to send you a screencap of TP’s notification of such.
And to the mod staff……please don’t shoot the messenger …..after the pressure being put on my friends here to defend me, it’s only fair that the explanation should come from me.
Peace within to all ..
I think I'm going to go down in flames for making this post because I might make some enemies by writing what I truly feel regarding BB. This is a genuine dose of my honesty - whether it is misguided or not, it remains to be seen. I have been both friends and enemies with her. She has demonstrated kindness and hostility at different times. This is no different than any other user on this board. And as such, I have no beef with her. I hold no grudges with her.
I used to like to stir up the pot. There were also more than a few times when emotion got the best out of me. I can sympathize with BB in the sense that a troll riled her up and she HAD to respond back. I've had warnings for those incidents and I have had a much clearer understanding of what is acceptable and what isn't.
Rules were intended to enforce everyone, something that was not true back in the day (old CDC) when certain members were not held accountable for what they did or said. I am writing this as an observator, a regular user of this board, and not as some pseudo-moderator.
Given the fact that she has been known to pull out the forum rulebook on people, it would hypocritical that she is not held accountable for her behavior, especially when it is assumed that she is more familiar about the rules than most users.
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The number of her friends defending her on this board is irrelevant. It is all about accountability and consistency.
I personally was very surprised she would get banned outright; however, she is far from innocent as she likes to portray herself on this board.
I don't want to fault her for that because it may be a blind spot of hers' - something she might not truly realize herself. I would like to point out that I have blind spots that other people can see which I will not automatically realize until someone else tells me about it. I am not trying to pull the typical 'holier-than-thou' routine that she might have done on certain people.
We are all human and we all make mistakes.
She made a series of mistakes which ultimately resulted in her expulsion. I can't comment and say that she deserved to be banned, but she should have known better, given the fact that she had consistently read the forum rules to people, whenever she felt it was warranted. She should understand that her knowledge of the forum rules does not mean she is above it.