Oh, you owe me a big apology for starting all the drama that got me banned. Sure, me and my two friends were using the same computer but that was non-sense bro. Straight up.
Ooh, I never saw this when this reply might actually be relevant, but I have no idea what you're talking about or who you are really. Based on your story I thought you came later. I was primarily a 90s poster (InsideTheWeb, kudos to whoever might have the URL so I can use Wayback) and by 2004 I was all but gone. I do sort of remember your s/n (specifically, "The Real" part) but I can't remember specifics. Did you have an AIM handle or something that would jog my memory? There are certain people I remember primarily that way.
I definitely don't remember slighting you in any way though. The only time I remember bringing up a matter of the same I.P. belonging to two different users was Seph and SOLDIER, and them both being educated conservatives didn't help my suspicions. Once Cyrus (or maybe Ambigore still at the time) obtained some kind of secret personal proof regarding their separate identities, I never brought it up again.
Maybe I still had suspicions later, but I think by the time I talked to them both on AIM it was clear. SOLDIER would entertain my antics on AIM far longer than Seph if I remember correctly; Seph would eventually just stop responding if I said something outlandish enough. SOLDIER would just say something matter-of-fact. However, Seph was more humorous in general, while SOLDIER was more serious and my jokes often were met with a serious response. I could be mistaken though? Been a while.
Beyond that, I really only ever feuded with Cyrus and Squall, and they were both love/hate things, at least in my own view.
I was always against banning, moderation, and censorship in general, and I argued against the banning of Chester when that was relevant.
There was one time, I argued that Squall Leonheart should be banned, not for the I.P. thing, but because he used Uncle Elmo's account to use its admin privileges, and I considered that similar to the thing I did to get banned sometime earlier. I can't remember all the details but I was convincing enough to get Squall temp banned, and he was popular. I think I argued his infraction was worse because he actively used another person's account, whereas I just registered my own Ambigore account and later someone else (presumably Cyrus) gave it admin powers without verifying the owner.
Otherwise, I never banned anyone even when I did have the power to do it on my own, and I definitely didn't ban anyone after that was discovered and fixed. Sounds like you were round-tabled by the moderator clique.
Does anyone remember Mr. Mike and his crew? I chatted off and on with his girlfriend's sister who also posted here for a little while. Mike was Canadian. I thought of all of them the other day and wanted to ask here.
I think I talked to Mr. Mike on AIM, IIRC, but I never knew his crew. I avoided group chats. He was very young originally, wasn't he? One of our resident 12 year olds we had at certain times? Or am I mistaking him?
I think our only hope for most of these folks is that they get nostalgic and come back here. That's the nature of Web 1.0, and all of our handles and anonymity that we had.