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HowMany
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October 28th, 2015 at 9:12:14 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

This is post 7000 in this all important thread. Whether you've blathered on with petty vendettas or actually made a legitimate contribution, take a moment and pat yourselves on the back.

Take that, election thread! The good folks here know what the important issues of the day really are. Not every forum can boast of a suspension list of this magnitude.

A special thank you to the circle the wagons crowd aka the cheer leading squad. Without them this magnificent feat would not have been possible. Back to work, everyone. Let's not rest on our laurels.



Damn near the only thread I read anymore. It's interesting and entertaining.

Can't say that about any other threads.
1BB
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October 28th, 2015 at 11:15:11 AM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

And same with rxwine and 1BB too. Things like these are partly why real "math like" discussion has toned down here, because the "math like" people have mostly quit or went to "near lurker" status because there is too much noise on the forum. Even Mike isn't posting nearly as much on gaming topics as he used to. Hell, I couldn't even tell you why rxwine and 1BB apparently hate each other. I can't keep up with it, even being unemployed with 4818 posts here.



He was solo, his crew was all back in KC. And that day sucked anyway, there were already a few other vultures there. He doesn't have any major foothold in St. Louis. STL is decent if you have the casino to yourself. When the other dozen regulars show up, not so much. And I'm not regular. I average a monthly visit.



I appreciate the effort tringlomane as I'm sure those who truly care about the forum do. It's obvious by rxwine's response to your post that even a respected member like yourself is not taken seriously.

Go back one page, read what Boz posted and tell me what you think his motives are. Neither has a word to say about the topic of the thread and would rather resort to hijacking, insults, baiting etc. In my opinion they have been given a very long leash.

Here's how it unfolds. Someone gets suspended. The usual crowd begins the baiting by posting things like what's 1BB going to do now. This is often done before I've even seen the suspension. If I choose to comment, the personal attacks begin in earnest.

Not once have I ever initiated any of it, not once have I attacked another member or spoken disparagingly about another member nor have I ever baited anyone. My posts bear that out.

What we have here is attempted censorship by the few who don't believe that people are entitled to their own opinions, the few who think that everyone should share their opinions. They use any sneaky underhanded methods that they can think of to accomplish their agendas.

I will continue to post in this or any thread that I choose. My opinions will not align with everyone's. I will not be silenced by those who continue to run roughshod over this forum, those who are allowed to run roughshod over the forum. These are people who care only about themselves and nothing else. They certainly don't care about this forum.

I have the option of not responding to these people but that's not always the best course of action. Since you have the time, I have a proposal for you or another trusted and respected member. I'll stop responding to these people if you'll monitor things and speak up when one of them pulls their childish shenanigans.

There is one last thing that I must comment on. I do not hate rxwine. I know you didn't mean it in the strictest sense of the word but I have to say it. I don't hate anyone here or anywhere. I hate homelessness, hunger and things of that nature but not people. Okay, I hate terrorists but they're not human. Hate only consumes the vessel that contains it.

Give my proposal some thought. Who knows, maybe the adults will be able to take back the forum someday.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
TheGrimReaper13
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October 28th, 2015 at 11:15:50 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Are bans and suspensions necessary? Of course they are but only for the worst offenses. Do suspensions quietly and don't celebrate them on a list for everyone to gawk at. This is the number one thread on the forum. Does anyone besides me find that a little odd? I find it sad.


Oh, no! Go with all the bells and whistles. But, first ensure that you have the requisite horsepower.

What we have here, in my opinion, is a bunch of people trying to talk about what they can't begin to do. Hence the brain-dead conversations about peoples' dreadfully boring lives; and the further nonsense about said conversations.
So much bullshit; so little time!
MidwestAP
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October 28th, 2015 at 11:16:19 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Whenever someone takes a shot at me just for the sake of doing so, they make the entire forum look bad.


But when you object over a suspension, and question the authority and judgement of the mods, it's ok?

Quote: 1BB

When they hijack a thread time after time by adding nothing to the discussion, they make the forum look bad. I have asked over and over for them to at least make a comment on the subject at hand but they never do. They take their shot and slink away, in what I think is the height of selfishness.


Talk about the definition of baiting. I slunk (is that a word?) away, really? I didn't respond to your last suggestion to make a comment about the Kentry's suspension because I understood that we were both going to let things drop. But now I will answer you questions. Q: What do I think off Kentry's suspension? A: I don't care Q: Why do I think he hasn't been added to the suspension list? A: I don't care. Satisfied? Well, I'm not, because that added zero value to the forum, thus the reason I didn't post it the first time.

Quote: 1BB

This is the number one thread on the forum. Does anyone besides me find that a little odd? I find it sad.


If you think it's so sad, why continue to troll this thread? Why do you continue to contribute to it, make it live and ask for responses? I don't find it sad, those who walk close to the fire will get burned from time to time, and given the relatively small importance of this forum to the greater things in life, why are you so concerned?
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October 28th, 2015 at 11:26:13 AM permalink
Discussing a topic that the thread was started for is not trolling. The fact that you don't like my posts does not make it trolling. The fact that I don't agree with you does not make it trolling. Please reconsider your false accusations. Try to relax. You'll be okay, MidwestAP. What do you AP? It's okay to answer. That was a gambling question.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
Ibeatyouraces
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October 28th, 2015 at 11:31:40 AM permalink
Quote: TheGrimReaper13

Oh, no! Go with all the bells and whistles. But, first ensure that you have the requisite horsepower.

What we have here, in my opinion, is a bunch of people trying to talk about what they can't begin to do. Hence the brain-dead conversations about peoples' dreadfully boring lives; and the further nonsense about said conversations.


Then leave! Oh wait...you'll just come back under another "new" name. I'm sure "TheGrimReaper" isn't your first.
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
darkoz
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October 28th, 2015 at 12:05:37 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Then leave! Oh wait...you'll just come back under another "new" name. I'm sure "TheGrimReaper" isn't your first.



It should be obvious it's his 13th!

Just kidding GrimReaper, I'm sure the reference is to the unlucky stature of the number in combination with your ghoulish name.
For Whom the bus tolls; The bus tolls for thee
1BB
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October 28th, 2015 at 12:09:56 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Then leave! Oh wait...you'll just come back under another "new" name. I'm sure "TheGrimReaper" isn't your first.



It's very difficult to disguise one's writing style. Not impossible but a lot of work.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
tringlomane
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October 28th, 2015 at 12:14:34 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB


Are bans and suspensions necessary? Of course they are but only for the worst offenses. Do suspensions quietly and don't celebrate them on a list for everyone to gawk at. This is the number one thread on the forum. Does anyone besides me find that a little odd? I find it sad.



I definitely agree. The forum I'm a moderator on does it all in private and deletes the offending material. I feel things go smoother. We have a list here because Mike wanted offenders to feel shame. But it reality, it probably just angers them more and this thread just creates something to argue over.
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October 28th, 2015 at 12:21:53 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

I would like to take this opportunity to point out, pursuant to the stated concern that AHigh might not be unbanned as scheduled, that I just went to Unban AHigh (only 90 minutes after the beginning of the proscribed day for doing so, Vegas time) and AHigh had already been Unbanned by someone else.

Yes, I want a cookie. Not because I deserve a cookie for doing my job and checking on that Suspension in a timely fashion, but because I've had a sweet tooth all day and a double chocolate chip cookie with some Hershey's chocolate syrup on it would be just awesome.

I think I might be pregnant.

In seriousness, though, while I forget who it was specifically...I do apologize for a recent ban in which the offender (2FATL?) was not UnSuspended at such time as was scheduled. I will personally try to be more thorough in checking the List from this point forward.

Fortunately, Kentry's current Suspension seems to be the only active one that is not a Nuke, so that should be easy to remember. And, no, 1BB, despite my sarcasm in an earlier post, I have no disdain for Kentry whatsoever. The parody was mostly just to indicate that certain posts he has had (not him, personally) come off as silly. He personally seems reasonably well-written.



The Unbanner would be me. I banned him, (and Exoter on his first 3 day, to mention the 2 most recent) and I made sure to unban him (them both) on time. I'm less good about checking on and unbanning other mod's bans, thinking they're going to do it, but was out of town and offline when 2F's time to return arrived. I had also decided to keep a closer eye on it after 2F, and appreciate the idea that we'll watch each other's backs for the good of the forum. :)
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