Apparently I’ve been banned from the Luminoth Temple, the “exclusive” Nintendo forum for “mature” gamers. My sin was allegedly “revealing information about the Luminoth Temple” on my blog. My excommunication is likely due to this post I made back in June. I never logged back in after that. My opinion of the admins and moderators in that post still stands. I believe it was in poor taste for the admins to create a forum to rate the attractiveness of booth babes. And I believe that the comments and behaviour of the forum members were incredibly immature, and not at all in the spirit of the Luminoth Temple’s ideals.

Banned From the Luminoth Temple

I am not upset about the banning. I am surprised, however, that they didn’t warn me about my “infraction”. Nor did they have, at least when I first joined, any specific rules on what one could and could not say outside of the Temple. I was not an active participant, anyway. I think I made less than 30 posts since I joined in March. If I had cared more, I might have filed a complaint with the admins, however the groupthink mindset of the people participating in the booth babes rating forum was fairly intimidating. I am not impressed that an official Nintendo BBS would allow its admins (Nintendo employees) to create this forum, and equally unimpressed that no one questioned its creation.

Hey, so I must really be a blogger now. Something I wrote has got me in trouble.

EDIT: I should probably say how I found out I was banned, since I just stated that I had not been to the BBS since I made that post in June. I discovered that someone had found my blog via my Luminoth Temple profile. Later during the day, someone from the Nintendo of America domain also visited my blog, specifically my blog entry about booth babes. Suspiscious activity indeed. This prompted me to attempt to login to the Luminoth Temple, at which point I found I could not login, and the reason why. Moderators did not attempt to contact me about the banning via email.

  10 comments for “Troublemaker

  1. 3 August 2005 at 07:45

    Heh. I was banned from both the PlanetSide forums and game for complaining that the game didn’t work and that their tech support seemed like they could care less (and, to be honest, mocking them ferociously about it by posting a clearly false but, if I may say, hilarious parody of their canned responses).

    Gotta earn your badges somehow. Being a troublemaker ain’t such a bad way.

  2. 3 August 2005 at 12:15

    Wow, banned for speaking your mind about the immature behavior of people on their forum? I guess they don’t want anyone to realize that they’re not quite what they claim to be.

  3. 3 August 2005 at 13:10

    Josh: You rebel! LOL.

    Tara: Apparently, the Luminoth Temple is just like Fight Club. And the first rule of Fight Club is… You get the idea. I think they used the secretiveness/exclusivity of the BBS to justify my banning.

    Oh well.

  4. 3 August 2005 at 17:00

    Hmmm… you don’t sound overly broken hearted. And I wsa thinking of all manner of ways to console you…

  5. 4 August 2005 at 07:38

    If I pretended to be upset, would you still console me? :-P

  6. 4 August 2005 at 16:19

    That goes without saying. ;)

  7. 4 August 2005 at 16:21

    Waah. I cannot sleep because I got banned from the Luminoth Temple. Please console me in whatever manner you see fit! :-P

  8. 4 August 2005 at 17:08

    Woo hoo! Fortunately I have a +20 in my consoling skills.


  9. dub
    25 March 2006 at 13:04

    shame-your post was good and inteligent in regards to the booth babes and its a shame that thetemple forums are not that ‘mature’ after all

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