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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
Quick announcement.

My party post has been deleted off Mycrofting and I have been told that it will not be reinstated. This is a joke and a personal insult to me.

LJ users who have launched hate campaigns against me have been allowed onto Mycrofting as members.

I have exited Mycrofting. If you have any respect for me as a person please do the same - leave Mycrofting with immediate effect.

UPDATE - I have just been told that I have been banned from Mycrofting. Yes I have been banned from a com that I created, set up, developed etc. Please leave Mycrofting NOW.

Thank you.

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I never joined the Mycrofting community in the first place, because it became so confrontational. As a quiet member of several communities, and watcher of others, I want no part in that. Whilst utterly understanding your personal fury, I would like to retain a neutral stance on the subject overall.

There is currently much duplication of material between Sherlock/Benedict-related communities and sites. Personally I intend to wait for things to settle down for a while before deciding which ones to continue to follow or not. Maybe I'll get banned by them all before I decide, for not contributing! I'm an individual with little in the way of pack instinct in any area of my life. As such I relate better to individuals than to groups. I hope you understand that I can be a friend without 'taking sides'. :-)

I'm am however very sorry if all this Mycrofting mess impacts detrimentally on the party. That would be everybody's loss. :-/

I know you are my friend. You have made a fantastic input into this site and com - I know it and I appreciate it. All your comments are intelligent and well thought out and perfect. I love you!

The party is going ahead and lots of people are coming to the party. The people who are coming to the party are my friends, family, contacts and connections, from the myriad and diverse activities (work and social) that I engage in. Those people know me, like me, respect me, and are coming for me, to support me.

Those are the people I want at the party. The party will be for them.

And I will never again throw an open invite party for Cumberbatchfans. A handful of people appreciated all the time and effort I had put in - most people were just negative and sniped at me. No one stopped them from throwing a party. They should have thought that is a nice thing to do (Benedict did!), not criticised.

From now on, my parties are for people who know me and I like. They are the people who deserve the parties. I include you in that category!

Livejournal has just been beastly these few days, I find myself able to send messages but comments take forever. I hope you got my message.

I'm also very non-confrontational, I think you would have found this out by now, I try and contribute in a positive manner, or else I tend to just stay silent, that's what has worked for me all these years.

However, in this case, I have decided to quit mycrofting. It's not an easy decision for me, because there are people in mycrofting who have become my friends, and I have a lot of happy memories there, being one of the first communities I've joined that was very active and homely. I think I speak for many of us who have moved over from mycrofting. We joined mycrofting when you were still at its helm, so it is not unnatural that we would have happy memories and friends from there. I also really haven't been very active recently because of work and because Livejournal is going through a tough DDoS time (I've been banned from Livejournal once already, accidentally), so I cannot in all honesty understand what exactly has happened, but I think, no matter what, they shouldn't have banned you, seeing how much you have done for the community. So, out of respect for you, I have quit that community.

Speaking objectively though, this whole affair has been vastly disturbing and I really hope that this has put an end to it. There has been so many posts with such bad karma in them that I think some people are frankly put off from contributing, in any and all of the comms. I'm a big believer in not dwelling in the past and making the best out of the present, so I hope with this clean break we can continue to be our jolly random selves on The Umbrella Organisation.

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Thank you for your support.

You were the ONLY person who tried to stand up for me and speak for me. That pretty much says it all about LJ users.

I am really looking forward to meeting you soon.

Thank you for your support - I appreciate it!

Do you mind copy pasting your post re Japan benefit over onto the Umbrella Orgnisation? I want it on here - tag it Big Society.

Good idea. I'd update it too, with more recent news.

I have opted to stay because I have made friends with a handful of people for whom I have affection and respect. I also have affection and respect for you, Raks. But I feel uncomfortable being asked to choose between your friendship and these other people's friendship. These individuals have not attacked you to my knowledge and so it seems unfair to me to withdraw from them. I hope that you can understand my decision, as it is not meant in any way to to demonstrate a lack of regard for you.

You have worked very hard on the party and I very much appreciate your efforts. It is something I am looking forward to immensely. Negativity from others or no, I think it will be a great success.

I wish I had just held the party for my family, friends, and all my connections and contacts as originally planned.

I can absolutely understand that sentiment, but everyone there will be there because they think it's a brilliant idea and want to have fun and celebrate the National's/Danny Boyle's/Benedict's accomplishment. It's clear that the National is appreciative and obviously those of us who will be there are appreciative.

I would still have done it for the National. I would still have thrown the party in honour of Benedict. Lots of people are coming to the party - from the Home Office, Communities and Local Government, Salsateca, Lambeth libraries, friends, family etc. That would have been perfect. The money would have come in to the National and I would have bought the drinks no hassle.

I won't be throwing an open invite party for Cumberbatchfans again - everyone was unappreciative and talked down my invite. After all the time and effort I put into liaising with the National, doing the wording etc that hurt me.

I can tell you honestly that everyone who knows me and has seen the invite think that the invite is stunning, with excellent wording, that it is a great idea, and they are all up for it and excited. The party will be for them.

Edited at 2011-04-13 06:25 am (UTC)

this is so lame!
i dont believe that they did that to you!
i just leave the community.

Thank you so much for your support and what you said - I massively appreciate it.

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