I usually like to be authentic but I would like to change my user name because I initially picked the name to taunt another user of a now defunct site, named keith who was called a “hessite” by another user because he always seemed to defend Hess. I also chose the name because it is totally unrelated to me in any way.My feeling toward Hess, the buxiban and the surname, are neutral, but I detest Rudolph Hess for sure. So Maoman, please help me to rid myself of this name.
By the way, when I started working in Taiwan for the first time, I found it strange that kindergartens could be called “Hess” because the first thing that I associate with the name is the holocaust. I thought one might as well call a kindergarten “Hitler”, “Mengele”, “Goebels”, “Idi Amin”, “Robert Mugabe” or “Hannibal Lector” then. Then I realized that there are many thousands of people who have surnames that are associated with infamous people and that they could do without the baggage in their lives.
I have insulted people, but only when I was insulted first and I felt that the moderators should have deleted those insults. Hence my thread about authors moderating their own threads. In future I will ignore them and inform the moderators about my objections.
Something strange happened to me just before forumosa shut down a few months ago. I was busy browsing and if I recall correctly, I opened a message sent to me and something that appeared to look like a Hess banner exploded onto the screen. Not too long after that, forumosa shut down. I asumed that my access to forumosa had been suspended or that I had been banned. After a while, forumosa users started to surface on other sites like river rafters surface after their raft flips over and I realized I wasn’t banned.
I see myself as someone who opposes injustice. This will not change.