Poof – all discussion is gone!
They certainly do things differently in the UK … a 6 page thread concerning the FISM bans & Derek Lever was mysteriously erased from the MB forum. The reason stated:
“I am aware that one recent particular thread in this forum has become a prolonged and vindictive attack on one named specific individual – someone who is well known and holds high rank in the magic community but someone who is not a member of this site.
Although I do not wish to lend support to the actions of this individual in the petty banning and unbanning of a number of different magicians from major national conventions…”
What is fascinating about the censorship of the thread on MB – is that rather than just ‘edit’ or remove the offending post ( which they had been doing previously as a good moderator should in order to ensure open discussion ) they erased ALL discussion on the matter as if it never happened … which I am sure is exactly what Mr Lever was hoping for. To erase any possible record of his long list of adventures. In fact – nearly every discussion concerning the issue of bannings / FISM / Blackpool on the MB website tends to get removed or shut down. Why is that ?