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Old 03-23-2002, 02:14 PM   #21
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If this thread is not meant to warn people, then what is it's purpose?

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Other than, we can have a series of people post about who they know it is, and they know the real story, and if you want, we can all email each about, instead of just posting it here and getting it over with.

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Old 03-23-2002, 02:18 PM   #22
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If this thread is not meant to warn people, then what is it's purpose?

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I guess courtesy, since people have complained in the past when I havent announced it. And although this person has shown me absolutely no respect, I am showing atleast the respect to say he was banned instead of completely ignoring the topic.
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Old 03-23-2002, 02:27 PM   #23
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People SHOULD be warned that you just can't say anything you like here. And i don't mean that in a subjective way over this incident (as i do not know what led to this action) or indeed in a negative way - it is just a fact that need be considered before people write what is on their mind in the heat of an arguement.

Hopefully this threat will help clean up some of the poor behavior in FYM.

(in my best southern california surfer boy voice) Duuuuuuuuude...

What did i just get through saying?

No one else here that I know of is in a similar position... this has been ongoing for MONTHS.

Besides... some people say that I give very fair warning, that I give some people to many chances, I dont enjoy removing people from the board.

STOP trying to use a scare tactic on people.

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Old 03-23-2002, 02:37 PM   #24
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Well, I am bewildered as well.
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Old 03-23-2002, 04:05 PM   #25
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Sheeh. I don't check the board for a week, and look what happens....I have no idea who it is...

Curiosity killed the cat...this will bother me for some time until I deduce who it is.
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Old 03-23-2002, 04:08 PM   #26
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Since you're adamant that this isn't a warning, and since you refuse to name the newly banned (therefore making this post the courtesy post you have designated it), this announcement comes across as nothing more than a flexing of your administrative muscle.
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STOP trying to use a scare tactic on people.
I happen to agree with Zoomerang II on this, since I have never seen or heard this person (and if you are going to announce it why not say who it is?) say anything negative against you, and certainly have seen other people be much more outspoken. So I don't understand this at all, and it does give me pause that I might be discriminated against based on who I choose to talk to outside of this forum.

I don't think this is a scare tactic at all. Just my 2 cents.

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Old 03-23-2002, 05:19 PM   #28
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Just my penny;

I try to have a policy of "don't bite the hand that feeds" whereas I try to respect Elvis and his rules because of what he has/and is put into this place.

If I get out of line (and I have before) it is nice for there to be a fair warning from Elvis or a mod in some manner as opposed to waking up and finding out you can no longer post.

I like it here and don't want to lose my priviledges, nor do I want to see anyone else for that matter be forced out.

Fair warning, common sense, and compliance with both should keep us all happy and posting. Yet so often (FYM) we get caught up in the moment, or emotion of a debate and post things that are too far out there, damage done.

Ironically some of the best advice on this subject came from a handle that did not use it, which is why the HORROR is no longer with us. Yes, I am talking in the FIRST person here.

Oh and the advice: "Focus on the issue, not the person"

This is applicable to almost any situation, yet much easier said than done

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Old 03-23-2002, 05:46 PM   #29
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Old 03-23-2002, 07:51 PM   #30
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Old 03-23-2002, 11:44 PM   #31
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Since you're adamant that this isn't a warning, and since you refuse to name the newly banned (therefore making this post the courtesy post you have designated it), this announcement comes across as nothing more than a flexing of your administrative muscle.
Good point. Really what is the point of saying that someone was banned and not saying who? The only message it carries if we don't know who it was is that we shouldn't do things like that or we ourselves will be banned. Hence it appears to be a sort of warning. Does that make sense or am I missing something?

PS, I really don't see the point in censoring *******'s name, it makes it seem like there's some gigantic cover up going on.

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Old 03-24-2002, 03:05 AM   #32
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Ignorance => Fear => Hate => Violence
Sweet.. Is this a take off of the good ol' Yoda line from 'TPM'?.. Well done..

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Old 03-24-2002, 03:12 AM   #33
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Old 03-24-2002, 07:28 AM   #34
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Good point. Really what is the point of saying that someone was banned and not saying who? The only message it carries if we don't know who it was is that we shouldn't do things like that or we ourselves will be banned. Hence it appears to be a sort of warning. Does that make sense or am I missing something?

PS, I really don't see the point in censoring *******'s name, it makes it seem like there's some gigantic cover up going on.

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Yeah totally agree.

not to get involved here but, seeing the 'offence' wasnt forum-based but rather chat-based, couldn't another form of action have been sort rather than ban him from the forum. he had behaved well in here and maybe doesnt deserve that. isnt there another option?

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Old 03-24-2002, 12:14 PM   #35
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[B}The only message it carries if we don't know who it was is that we shouldn't do things like that or we ourselves will be banned. Hence it appears to be a sort of warning. Does that make sense or am I missing something?[/B]
I understand how you may feel about this, but unless you have decided to have a campaign of hate against myself, Interference.com, or other members of 'Team Interference' and exhibit it by viciously slandering the individual/site, you won't have anything to worry about.

People like this sometimes have made me not even want to run the site anymore. Why should I tolerate someone that has such a campaign against myself and my site, being a hypocrite and using it? This person blantantly thought it was funny to cause trouble, so much that he bragged about it in his profile with comments like 'is chatspionage a word?'.

If anyone here has such hate for me, I can suggest three things:
1) email me - lets resolve this - I am not the big bad wolf
2) get over it
3) leave

Personally, I'd prefer choice #1, discussing and resolving conflict is always the best way. I'm a VERY understanding and diplomatic person. But if someone decides to skip all three of those choices, they back me into a corner and force me to react.

I run this site for a reason: I want U2 fans to have fun and interact with each other, not to mention... I've provided services to the online U2 community for almost 6 years now - I'd like to continue enjoying it.


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Nevermind I got confused.

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Old 03-24-2002, 08:27 PM   #38
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I understand how you may feel about this, but unless you have decided to have a campaign of hate against myself, Interference.com, or other members of 'Team Interference' and exhibit it by viciously slandering the individual/site, you won't have anything to worry about.
that is not true. i got banned twice over nothing. the first time was over a joke (in which i distributed one password for everybody to share) which i to some level could understand. apparantly that is a big no, no. i didn't know at that time, but all right (a warning should have been enough). but the second time was ridiculous. i posted four messages in about 12 minutes time that were slightly u2-related. but u2 wasn't the main subject. result: immediate ban. no reply or thread closing. nothing. ban.

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If anyone here has such hate for me, I can suggest three things:
1) email me - lets resolve this - I am not the big bad wolf
well elvis, i really don't hate you i think you're doing a great job. but what you're saying here is also not my experience. when i got banned the first time i did send you a polite e-mail on which you did respond. you even said that you were thinking on posting some of my letter for everybody to read and asked me if that was all right. i immediately responded that it was all right. you had e-mailed me that you'd re-install my usernames and that i could post again. but after that i heard nothing more from you. for about three months i send you every two weeks an e-mail asking for your reaction and asking for you to lift my ban. because you promised you'd do that. but no reaction at all. never. months i could not post. that is until i got a new ip address. i really never understood why you ditched me like that.

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I run this site for a reason: I want U2 fans to have fun and interact with each other, not to mention... I've provided services to the online U2 community for almost 6 years now - I'd like to continue enjoying it.
and i'm very grateful for that. this place rocks!!!



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Old 03-24-2002, 10:34 PM   #39
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and i'm very grateful for that. this place rocks!!!

I was addressing the threat of being banned for the reasons of slander, none else.

There are other ways to have an account terminated, and/or to be banned.

I also am not the sole person that has ever been responsible for initial bans on this forum. Something to keep in mind also is that sometimes a ban is issued temporarily, to calm a person or situation down, and to simply bring a quick end to an unwelcomed situation.

I will admit that in the past, there had been a few situations in which I just walked away from them without another thought - I'm not a fan of stress.

Here is a taste of my philosophy...
Human beings are gifted with consciousness and reason, and as in most modern societies are expected to use those gifts. They are also held accountable for their actions, and often reactions. Occasionally someone makes a choice that they don't properly analyze, sometimes that choice is the wrong choice. Whether that person knew prior that their choice was 'wrong' or not, they are still held accountable for their actions. The Internet, I feel, is no different. Interference.com and Feedback are no different in that respect either. Upon registering to this forum, and becoming a member of this community, each person is assumed to be a conscious and reasonable person, and likewise each person has the undesired opportunity to prove otherwise. Myself, admins, and mods are not here to teach right from wrong, only to keep the forum thriving in the best interest of the community as a whole, and the site. At times we may error, like anyone else, and for this I apologize, as I'd expect any reasonable person to do.

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