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post #1 of 26
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Well, apparently he went over the line. I don't know, I don't follow everything that happens here. I'm kind of sad to see him go though, he's been on here long (?) before I was, and he was always good for a nice debate. Praytell, wouldn't a 'privileges revoked'/temporary ban have been a better option. I ask this not because I want to tell you your jobs, but because I'd rather not have BR going away. In any case, it's a sad affair.

post #2 of 26
I'm with Kopf on this one. Sure, BR liked to yank people's chains now and then, but for the most part BR's posts were reasoned and occasionally quite funny. So he called somebody a bastard. OK. I've seen worse from others in the past. I understand enforcing the PGs are mostly at the mod's discretion, and personal attacks do run a bit rampant in the political threads, but was a ban really necessary?

Be honest, you guys just got sick of waking up to a box full of SDW's PMs every morning...didn't you?


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On the attacks: Telling someone to "get real" or the like is not what I am talking about. Most people here don't go running around calling people bastards and "stupid". That's the problem.

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post #3 of 26
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Originally posted by der Kopf
Well, apparently he went over the line. I don't know, I don't follow everything that happens here. I'm kind of sad to see him go though, he's been on here long (?) before I was, and he was always good for a nice debate. Praytell, wouldn't a 'privileges revoked'/temporary ban have been a better option. I ask this not because I want to tell you your jobs, but because I'd rather not have BR going away. In any case, it's a sad affair.


If you don't follow everything that happens then why comment at all?

These decisions aren't just made spur of the moment. In this case it has been a topic of discussion for some time now.

How many warnings do you want us to give? Eventually enough is enough and BR had fair warning.

I don't think the decision of whether its permanent or not has officially been made but the decision will be up to administrators.
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he'll be back
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Originally posted by Jonathan
he'll be back

have mercy
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Originally posted by Jonathan
he'll be back

*In best Ahnold voice*

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post #7 of 26
What did BR do that would illicit a ban? Sure, maybe he was disrespectful, but aren't we all sometimes?
post #8 of 26
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Originally posted by applenut
If you don't follow everything that happens then why comment at all?

These decisions aren't just made spur of the moment. In this case it has been a topic of discussion for some time now.

Of course you know all the background to this and I don't. It's not my intention to question this decision, not at all. However, I do think it's not abnormal to regret the fact that someone who's been around pretty long gets kicked out (although it appears not to be forever, which I'm happy for). This is, whatever some may say, a community.
post #9 of 26
If someone gets a parking ticket every week for 40 years, they should sure as hell get their license revoked, but no death penalty.
post #10 of 26
can you people not read? he'll be back. sheesh.

i don't know how brad makes people have fancy shmancy 'privileges revoked'. i'll have to ask.

i just did a ban 'cuz a ban's what i know how to do.
post #11 of 26
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Originally posted by Jonathan
he'll be back

And I am really happy for that desicion


WOW. Did anyone just see me make a flip flop on the tightrope of diplomacy and still keep my balance?
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post #12 of 26
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Originally posted by Anders
And I am really happy for that desicion


WOW. Did anyone just see me make a flip flop on the tightrope of diplomacy and still keep my balance?

I saw it. Did you see me underneath you with the net?
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post #13 of 26
Admins: Feel free to take your time in letting him come back.
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post #14 of 26
BR is a complete troll and earned whatever sanctions the admins took against him. Having said that I'm against banning people.
post #15 of 26
I was not aware that he had been banished, until now I had been wondering where he was, however. I had especially been wondering how I had managed to make a few posts on that current religious thread without him saying something harsh.

Still, I am against bans. For that matter, I am even against ignore lists.

Edit: He made his last post at 3.53AM today on that 'other' religious thread, so he really has not been gone that long.
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post #16 of 26
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Originally posted by Chinney
I was not aware that he had been banished, until now I had been wondering where he was, however. I had especially been wondering how I had managed to make a few posts on that current religious thread without him saying something harsh.

Still, I am against bans. For that matter, I am even against ignore lists.

Edit: He made his last post at 3.53AM today on that 'other' religious thread, so he really has not been gone that long.

if you notice the dates on most of these posts (all those before Scott's most recent), you can see this thread was in reference to a temporary ban some time ago. He has since been brought back, and (I think) hasn't been banned since.
post #17 of 26
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Originally posted by thuh Freak
if you notice the dates on most of these posts (all those before Scott's most recent), you can see this thread was in reference to a temporary ban some time ago. He has since been brought back, and (I think) hasn't been banned since.

Thanks for clearing that up for me. I was away for a couple of weeks at the time of the ban and had not been aware.

I am still against bans though, especially permanent bans. Was there not a poster named "ena" who received a permanent ban?
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post #18 of 26
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...Having said that I'm against banning people.

Except for those ****ing asshole oops I mean whoever ****ed with your member status.
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post #19 of 26
Damndamndamndamn Too long. Have to post something at least slightly offensive. AO? No they just fed my ass to me. Can´t go there. WhatcanIdoWhatcanIdoWhatcanIdoWhatcanIdo? Oh. A thread about BR in Suggestions? Ohyeah baby come to me ***Write a quick two-liner and hit reply*** ***feeling the rush*** Ohh YEAAAHHHHH











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post #20 of 26
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Originally posted by Anders
Damndamndamndamn Too long. Have to post something at least slightly offensive. AO? No they just fed my ass to me. Can´t go there. WhatcanIdoWhatcanIdoWhatcanIdoWhatcanIdo? Oh. A thread about BR in Suggestions? Ohyeah baby come to me ***Write a quick two-liner and hit reply*** ***feeling the rush*** Ohh YEAAAHHHHH

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post #21 of 26
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Originally posted by Jonathan
can you people not read? he'll be back. sheesh.

i don't know how brad makes people have fancy shmancy 'privileges revoked'. i'll have to ask.

i just did a ban 'cuz a ban's what i know how to do.

Jon...I thought you were God of the forums



(PS don't ban me...I learned my lesson after having my 'privileges revoked' after calling someone a whore...or was it a slut, well it doesn't matter...you have to use nice names on these boards!)
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post #22 of 26
There's a different sort of approach, I'm guessing, in saying "bastard". I've said it, albeit in a non-combative, humorous way, to people ("hey, I just bought two Cinema Displays to hook to my 17" PowerBook" "Bastard, you're a lucky guy!").

That wouldn't get me banned, would it?

I've never been warned, so I guess not.







I don't really give a flying damn, of course. If I ever got banned, I'd just start my own forum where I'm right all the time (not much different than here, actually, only my name would be on the checks) and bring anyone from here who wants to come.

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Traitorous Bastard!!!
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post #24 of 26
Ban him, mods. You heard it.
post #25 of 26
He was almost always right. SDW is very ignorant. he needs to read Al Franken's Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them and Driving Alone with bin Laden.
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post #26 of 26
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Originally posted by Aquatic He was almost always right. SDW is very ignorant. he needs to read Al Franken's Lies and the Lying Liars...

Well, yes. That would CERTAINLY straighten me right up, no doubt.

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