Some may or may not remember me but as you see Ive been here since 2003. I got banned for two main reasons: Warez and making arguments.
I want to apoligize to all the Neowin community, both members and staff that has had to put up with me, in the past and when I made dupes just to view/post forums. Most of the dupes Ive been banned have been because at the end of the day, Neowin staff knows the IP location and well, how everyone writes....
I sent Neowin a email the other day stating how long I have been banned (well over 5 years) and that I was tired of hiding behind dupes and the only reason I really did it because I didnt have a timeframe on when this account got unbanned. If I knew, I would just waited it out and lurked.
That being said, when I contacted Neowin and they told me one of the reasons I got banned was warez I was "shocked" because I wouldnt think of daring to post any warez on any nonwarez public site today. Its one of those moments where you realize how immature you were (and I still am no doubt) and stupid things you did and said back in the day. Those mistakes I cannot take back so you have to live with them and simply hope they dont come back to haunt you in the past.
Now with arguments, I still have to learn that its not worth fighting over stangers on the internet. I do it less and less and simply asked mods to close the topic as it was going nowhere. I think I should still argue even less but I will work on that and pay far more attention to the mods.
Ive seen Neowin grow to a great community with its up and down moments but there is so much information, (some) news articles that intrest me, and since 2004-2005 Ive had this since my home page. I still like being here.
As a thank you for unbanning me, Ive went ahead and gotten a Tier1 subscription. Neowin has helped me so many times, least I can do is give some back.
Well, I hope I can help out the community as my true self and finally respect the rules how they are written.
Thank you to all for reading this.