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AxelWolf
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March 4th, 2016 at 8:42:43 AM permalink
Quote: Romes

Still sounds like a pretty good game! =P

It's sad that VP has gotten so bad that 99.54 is thought of as a good game.
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Mission146
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March 4th, 2016 at 1:37:45 PM permalink
Quote: CyrusV

Indicative and insightful when the most popular thread on a gambling forum is about who has been / is suspended.



The only thing it indicates it is a thread that has been active throughout the lifetime of this Forum. If I combined all of the Craps system threads into one thread, for instance, that would probably be longer.
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Mission146
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March 4th, 2016 at 1:39:54 PM permalink
Quote: Gabes22

I agree there is no need to discuss it, but like BBB said, people will talk when they see a name, especially one as popular here as kewlj and want to discuss it. This allows a thread for that, rather than doing it on the thread that it happened, and on the thread another suspension happened and so on and so forth. It really is a necessary evil



Exactly, it exists so Discussion about Suspensions do not derail threads otherwise related to a different topic more than absolutely necessary.

In response to a later comment, I personally do not think it is right to disallow any Discussion about Suspensions. We might not always agree with individual Members, and sometimes we don't even agree with a plurality of Members regarding certain decisions, but we definitely want them to be heard.
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TwoFeathersATL
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March 7th, 2016 at 4:18:46 PM permalink
Terrapined just got suspended for three days for 'personal insult' against me.
Not good.
I baited him, did it on purpose with 10 seconds of premeditation.
Not good.
I would like to serve his sentence, put him back online, while I take a break.
My next break is supposed to be 7 days, that's fine with me.
I would rather read Terrapined's contributions for the next seven days than expose the forums to mine.
Not a joke, not this time. Now I'm serious, now I'm not happy. Two Feathers.
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AxelWolf
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March 7th, 2016 at 4:34:57 PM permalink
Quote: TwoFeathersATL

Terrapined just got suspended for three days for 'personal insult' against me.
Not good.
I baited him, did it on purpose with 10 seconds of premeditation.
Not good.
I would like to serve his sentence, put him back online, while I take a break.
My next break is supposed to be 7 days, that's fine with me.
I would rather read Terrapined's contributions for the next seven days than expose the forums to mine.
Not a joke, not this time. Now I'm serious, now I'm not happy. Two Feathers.

I thought after I first did that and then another person Mike insinuated he wasn't going to make a habit of it. Perhaps he meant people who were not actually involved in whatever lead to the suspension couldn't just start serving time for whomever. .
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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March 7th, 2016 at 4:38:41 PM permalink
Quote: TwoFeathersATL

Terrapined just got suspended for three days for 'personal insult' against me.
Not good.
I baited him, did it on purpose with 10 seconds of premeditation.
Not good.
I would like to serve his sentence, put him back online, while I take a break.
My next break is supposed to be 7 days, that's fine with me.
I would rather read Terrapined's contributions for the next seven days than expose the forums to mine.
Not a joke, not this time. Now I'm serious, now I'm not happy. Two Feathers.



I will accept this. Thank you for owning your involvement in it.
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MichaelBluejay
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March 7th, 2016 at 8:40:46 PM permalink
What if suspensions were done quietly, without them being announced to the whole forum?
Wizard
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March 7th, 2016 at 9:26:05 PM permalink
Quote: MichaelBluejay

What if suspensions were done quietly, without them being announced to the whole forum?



Then we would be missing out on the public shaming.

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RS
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March 7th, 2016 at 9:39:00 PM permalink
Quote: MichaelBluejay

What if suspensions were done quietly, without them being announced to the whole forum?



Then all the nonsense 1BB was always complaining about would not have been as funny. That would have been depriving this whole forum of 99.17% of 1BB's hilarious/psychotic Fanta.

EDIT: rants* not Fanta. Darn phone!
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MichaelBluejay
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March 7th, 2016 at 10:34:08 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Then we would be missing out on the public shaming.

Yeah, that's the idea. Public shaming for forum infractions feels awkward to me, like it's grade school or something. It also makes the forum feel policed, even if the police action is completely justified. Suspending members quietly and privately would allow them to save some face and not make the rank-and-file members (the overwhelming majority of whom aren't subject to punishments) constantly feel that someone is watching over what they say.

I know it's not my forum, just throwing the idea out there.

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