For some reason, I have been banned from Ravelry as of this morning. I am clueless as to why this has occurred. I don’t recall ever having a serious argument with anyone on Ravelry, or upsetting someone, or otherwise doing something outside the community guidelines. I’ve never been told I was doing something wrong, never been a member of a bothersome group (as far as I know). I help moderate two reasonably peaceful groups (Jewish Fiberaholics and Knit Picks Options), and don’t recall doing anything to upset someone there, either. I spend most of my “hanging out” time on Ravelry either surfing yarns and patterns or swapping yarn on Karma Yarn Swap and/or hunting for bargains on the ISO/Destash board.
I read something on some other blogs a few minutes ago (because I surfed to see if other people had been banned or if it was maybe a massive Ravelry outage) that seems to indicate it’s related to linking to Ravelry from a certain off-site location that is causing a disruption of some sort. Well, geez, I don’t even know any of those people upon whose blogs I found those comments, never “hung out” with them (except for maybe one person, who is probably in my friends list), was never a member of their (now closed) forum, and I don’t belong to their off-site group, either. I may have linked to a pattern or a group in Ravelry on this blog or on knittinghelp.com, but if that was a disruption, shouldn’t that have been announced somewhere, shouldn’t I have been warned in some way?
I”m so confused. And so sad. I really want to understand what I have done wrong. And I really want my Ravelry back. 😦