AW Regulars Suddenly Banned For No Reason

Here are a few examples of AW regulars, who had posted at least 500 times, when they were suddenly banned for no reason, during the past couple of years. This puts paid to Mel/Mac's claim that all the writers banned from AW are 'trolls' and 'sockpuppets.'

The size of the forum is unimportant. We're dealing here with the estimated percentage rate of banning at AW (35%), as compared to most other forums. (2%)

MEMBER                                POSTS                       THREAD                            
Scarlet Peaches                       48,359                        Airlines forbid men from sitting next to....
Wayne K                                   21,681                        Contract Termination
Yorkist                                         1,974                        Kelly's Soft Asylum & Home for Way...
Sarah Dalton                                  927                        Publishing Diary: First Year Sales
RJLeahy                                         568                        Airlines forbid men from sitting next to....
Blarg                                            2,497                        Americans Don't Kill Children...
RobJ                                            2,682                        Something I Can't Understand
Axler                                            1,052                        Cryptozoica illustrated novel ebook
Billythrilly7th                               11,813                        Should We Celebrate Columbus Day
Amsterdam Assassin                   1,734                        Teaching Derail From BWQ
Glutton                                         1,521                        Interesting Article I Found
Paul                                              4,508                        A Place For Off Topic...
Freelancer                                       997                        Derail From Book Promo...
Sarpedon                                      2,702                        Famed Astrophysicist...
Wayne K                                     21,681                        Terry Jones Death Threats
Spookywriter                                 9,726                        William's House of Hate...
Ruv Draba                                     5,114                        The Never Ending Religion...

JustinoXXV Banned

This was Justino's last post. He'd posted 789 times on AW.

DeniseK Banned

This was Denise's last post. She had posted on AW 694 times.

Kevin McLaughlin Banned

This was Kevin's last post on AW.  He was banned because he didn't go along with the 'let's bash self publishing' mindset that's rabid on that nasty forum. He had posted there 405 times.

Mel/Mac berated both Kevin and Robin publicly, saying among other things:
"Kevin, you and Robin have both been consistently rude, snotty, condescending, evasive, and utterly unpleasant in this room. Yet you feel completely free to insult other writers here, twist and misrepresent their words, and then say that *I* run a board with a double standard because I dare to let people disagree with you?

Get lost. Both of you. Get the hell off my website.

I'm sick to death of the misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, and outright bald-faced lies that some of you insist on spreading like it's gospel truth. Go start your own damned cheerleader forum where no one gets to post rebuttals, ask questions, challenge assertions, or disagree with your awesomeness and mighty self-publishing guru-ness and wisdom(!!11!), and good luck with it.

But regardless of where you go from here, you're most definitely not going to use my bandwidth to badmouth AW and the community here. Not any more."

Robin Sullivan Banned

This was Robin Sullivan's last post. As you can see she was always unfailing polite. She had posted 443 times, so was by no means a newbie. Robin was banned from AW in the most rude and brutal fashion, merely for disagreeing with their views on publishing. They seem unaware that traditional publishing is just about defunct, and that self publishing and the Internet has replaced it.

Here is the notice of banning she suddenly received from Mel/Mac, the rude foul-mouthed stable hand that owns AW:

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New Members Banned Before They Even Post On AW

We've had a number of reports from writers who tried to join AW, only to receive the type of message captured below. It should be noted here, that these writers had never been members of AW previously. It looks as if Mac is getting seriously paranoid, and thinks everyone attempting to join AW is one of the so-called 'trolls.' The only reason Gypsy Harp can come up with is that he was at work at the time and posting through a proxy. If Mac is simply assuming everyone who uses a proxy is a so-called 'troll' then she needs to educate herself accordingly. There are many, many Internet users who always use a proxy for security reasons. Law enforcement agencies advise it. Mac is also suddenly banning members for no reason as well.

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Self Publishers Banned At AW