From what I can tell, it happened about a month ago? But I tend to post there less and I was in the greys, anyway, so it didn’t stand out that I hadn’t gotten any replies or stars to comments over there recently.

I reached out to the HelpDesk and got a quick initial reply about looking into it but nothing since, despite following up (I can also see how this would be a low priority so no hard feelings to them). I wonder if they don’t want to tell me outright that I was banned or why?

I can reply on Jezebel, i09, Defamer, Morning After, The Vane, etc. I can star people on Gawker.

And, no, I don’t know what could have brought this about. I don’t troll, I don’t attack fellow commenters, I don’t knowingly engage trolls. The only thing I can think of is my comments on that whole Outing Post, which I mostly kept off of Gawker, and certainly nothing more damning than the general consensus.

It’s a mystery.

So far, it’s mostly just been annoying when I remember, “oh yeah, not worth sharing my thoughts on this...” Still, if I rubbed someone the wrong way, I would like to know what it was. Maybe I was a jerk, maybe they read it wrong?

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P.S. Yes, I understand there is a possibly that the explanation is just: Oh, Kinja.