Original post off-site can be found here
Good morning to me!
Hello MY REAL NAME, Please be advised we have disabled your contributor account at EdenFantasys.com. This decision was internal and is final. Thank you, Eden Team
Yes, this, from the website that introduced me to sex toy reviewing in 2007, and was the only place I reviewed for until I got my own blog a year later. Yes, this, from the website that awarded me second place in their “Sex Shop I Trust” campaign with my entry, “One year in Eden
.” Yes, a vague and curt email without any warning whatsoever, with no room for discussion, and with no explanation.
I’m completely locked out; I cannot access my profile, my wishlist, my past orders, anything.
But don’t worry — the forums have an explanation!
We at Eden work really hard for the community — making it a safe, fun, and informative place to visit and to be enjoyed by any person. This is a 24/7 job, which requires all of our passion, attention and collective efforts.
However, there is a member of our community, Epiphora, that is having an adverse effect on the positive culture at EF — we get continuous complaints about her drama, rudeness, and overall negativity.
Today we collectively decided to ban her from the community. The decision is final and supported by the owner.
So there have been “continuous complaints,” yet I was never told about them. None of my posts have ever been flagged, and the only time I was ever emailed was in December, over this thread
(in which I called people “fools,” a term I use endearingly). I have otherwise not been contacted in any way about any “misconduct.”
So who are all these people complaining about me? And what are they complaining about? I guess I’ll have to figure it out myself here. I sure as hell can’t defend myself on EF, despite their Expectations of Conduct
saying that I should have the opportunity to do so.
The last thing I did on EF was post on this thread
. I was annoyed by the forums being spammed by some dude welcoming every single new contributor. To me, it looked like a ploy to raise his rank. The next day, an explanation for the spamming was given, and I was not-so-discreetly chastised by several of the higher-ups at EF in this thread
. I decided to bite my tongue; I didn’t reply to the thread.
Generally, I don’t comment/rate reviews very much, either. The only offending comment I can think of is the recent one I left
telling a reviewer that her blog hurt my eyes. Because it does hurt my eyes
. (I guess there’s this comment, too
? Right, sure.)
Other than that? I can’t find much at all. I went back 20 pages sorted by “relevancy,” and then 20 sorted by “date” (a total of 400 forum posts going all the way back to a year ago). Go look for yourself
(sort by date to see the most recent stuff), and if you find anything, by all means — let me know. These are the only ones I found that could be remotely called “negative.” Very remotely.
* Male bodied/Female bodied
(1 month ago)
* You’ve got to be kidding me…
(7 months ago, this is the worst one)
* Attack of the Italics!
(1 year ago)
* Product Descriptions
(1 year ago)
* Err… someone… anyone?
(1 year ago)
So tell me, does this warrant being banned without any warnings? People are very rarely banned on EdenFantasys. Usually they are warned — privately. Someone was banned 11 months ago
, and he also got a forum post. Only this was EF’s explanation: