- Posted by Johanna on January 25, 2008 at 5:10 pm
- Category: Meta
Robert Scott, owner of the “Comic Book Industry Alliance” retailer-based private Delphi forum, was banned from commenting in the ComicPro convention pre-sale discussion thread here because of his refusal to abide by rules of polite discourse (after two warnings). When I did that, I started counting down until he took his revenge and banned me from the CBIA. It just happened.
There was no question, no request for explanation, just an email to me stating that I “used CBIA content in [my] Blog without permission” and I’m out. No wonder more and more people are finding the CBIA too one-sided, too restrictive, and just plain too insulting to bother with. I hope someone else, someone with a more suitable temperament, is able to bring together publishers, creators, and retailers to talk about the problems faced by the comic industry and potential solutions in a more welcoming atmosphere.
I’d be happy to help with such an effort; ironically, I was a moderator for the CBIA until I quit being willing to give the outdated Delphi system any money.