It means he's been suspended -
I think I was being ironic.
I think I was being ironic.
Hey, it's hard to tell sometimes with ya... I'm running on lack of sleep since my 3rd child was born last week....
I often wonder how many people on here are actually just reincarnates of a former kicked off person. Ooooh, fun! It's like a puzzle. There's one other "new" person on here who's handle I won't mention who has me suspicious as well, someone who seems to be too open too soon.
I'd hope that most of those types actually have more of a life than to keep registering under new handles, pulling the same nonsense over and over. Then again, it is amazing the lifespan of some trolls left unchecked. Back on usenet there were 2-3, always in the same groups and always using the same 2-3 subjects in their posts. Moderated forum sites like this seem to have popped up more the last 5 years since more control keeps them out. Like the small town that finally had to hore cops, the "lets all just act as adults and self-police" era of usenet is no longer possible.
Anyways, I wonder if there is some kind of "writing-style" program out there. Something that analyzes writing, word use, sentence structure, and spits out a probability that two paragraphs were written by the same person. My sister-in-law caught plagirism by a student with a program designed for it, which I never even knew they had. Not that it is worth the trouble for a board this size most of the time, but would have been fun to see how many times a certain trucking exec re-registered under aliases. (Oh, I am starting an early New Years Resolution to try not to use his name here, others are encouraged to join.)
JB was the one who banned him. It only saved me the trouble. He hasn't specified a reason yet, but I'm pretty sure it is basic trolling.
Kind of ironic that he got suspended on what looks like the 1 year anniversary of the opening of the suspension list?
By the way, it's funny, but when I go to WizardofVegas through my VPN (which is hooked to a US server), I get the bovada ad and the bovada text. When I go through to the Wizard of Vegas outside my VPN (I am in Canada), I get the Bodog ad and the Bodog text. Cool.
All of what I am about to say is "in my opinion".
Anyway, with respect to WizardofOdds, he doesn't make any claims on his website that there is a system that can win or advertise anyway to beat the casino. He talks about purely the odds of every casino game under many different common playing scenarios. Yes, he talks about the player advantage due to counting, by coorderating with other players, by holecarding, etc. He talks about sports betting and what the best bets are (home underdogs for baseball, for example). This is his bread and butter.
Nowhere on Wizard of Odds does he suggest that you will win. He, in fact, emphatically, abhors martingales, gambling systems, and the like. He makes the assumption that you will gamble responsibly after reading this information. He makes the assumption that for most players, gambling is entertainment. For a few, gambling is damaging, let's admit that, but the wizard does not contribute to this.
On Wizard of Vegas, I can't think of a thread where someone talks about betting and the consensus is "yeah, that will work". Instead, it seems that all martingales get debunked right away. It seems that the true house advantage is revealed on any betting scenario. Hole-carders, counters, and other methods to beat the house are usually fully discussed -- PaiGowDan usually chides all of these. So, I can't see how this site really encourages gambling except as a form of entertainment.
His link to Bodog is simply stating to his followers that this is a site that he stands behind because it offers a fair game. He doesn't claim that you will win more here. And for that exclusive link to Bodog, the Wizard likely receives more money than going to a multi-advertiser format.
I guess this goes back to the "is gambling bad" thread. And the answer is, to a few, yes. Does the Wizard of Odds or Wizard of Vegas contribute to this? I don't think so.
Yup, just trolling. I was going to make it a 2-week suspension but considering the overwhelming evidence that Garnabby is banned from nearly all such forums, I'll just make it permanent.
I've been away from the forum for 2 or 3 weeks -- mostly I got tired of a lot of bickering that was going on, and I had found myself drawn into some of it, which seemed an adequate reason to take a break.
Then I returned this evening to find that Garnabby has been permanently banned for being a troll. What a bright spot! Way back in this post I speculated that he was a troll, and he did not like that suggestion. My unsuccessful attempts to soothe the animosity out of that thread were part of the reason that I had to take a break.
Nice to smell the fresh air around here. Have I missed anything else interesting?