I was hoping to start getting more Perth people on board UP as a stepping stone to them joining RSDU. But I have observed a few disturbing things. 1. Some time ago when I typed in RSDU on the UP forum I got an error message saying that RSDU was a banned word. I think this is common knowledge now. I'm thinking that if UP is independent of Uber then why would they, UP, object to drivers mentioning RSDU ? 2. There's the occasional idiot who joins the forum and posts something like "I'm earning good money . I dont understand why you people are complaining; if you dont like it why don't you get another job" etc etc. I'm sure you know the type. This must be an Uber plant surely ? How can anyone have such a skewed/fucked up perspective of the earnings ? 3. I had been quite vocal in trying to get the apathetic Perth drivers thinking towards the type of strike action that the Melbourne and Brisbane drivers were carrying out. A thread titled "strike action' or something similar, had been started by one of our respected members and I had made a number of posts within this thread. Then a new member appeared and repeatedly tried to drag the thread off topic with idiotic remarks, arguing with another member. As a result of this I made a fairly innocuous post. Literally within 2-3 minutes of posting, a moderator from Los Angeles removed my post, banned me for two weeks, and had locked out the thread to further replies !!! 4. A new thread pertaining to strike action was subsequently opened, called "Strike action 2" or similar, since the original had been locked. When someone asked why the original thread was locked out, another moderator replied quote "When it's an important agenda or has substance we'd like to keep the thread on topic". That being so, when I returned from my two week ban, I posted on this new thread. and I said that if the moderators explanation was correct, surely it would have made more sense to remove the offending off topic posts (instead of just mine) and leave the "thread of substance" open rather than locked out. Well of course within a few minutes I was banned yet again for a further two weeks. It seems to me that they are using any little excuse to ban me, and also that some of the UP moderators may well be in the pockets of Uber.