Discussion in 'The Help Desk' started by Bickendan, Dec 11, 2016.
You're hilarious. You should open your own YouTube channel.
The main value is it removes subjectiveness from rules enforcement and so leaves less room for moderator shitbaggery.
And no doubt you read Sokar for the scum that he was for that.
The only question if whether you saw it as wrong or just another tool to have a go at him the way you do with gul now.
I know right.
Cut and dry.
You don't even have to stop calling Arabs animals like Chup was calling for.
Congrats, you ran off more posters than John Castle.
@El Chup left? I hadn't noticed.
It doesn't really matter too much to me since I'm not in the habit of being an obnoxious racist asshat. I was fine with the way it's always been and would also have been fine with a clear message of what exactly was changing....before the change, not after...and not with the attitude that the people questioning wtf just happened are the ones being ridiculous.
I genuinely like both John and Gul. I think they can both be clever and I find their posts entertaining. Neither one of them should ever be the messenger for this kind of thing though, as they both have a tendency to come across as patronizing (part of why their regular posts are funny, imo).
Oh, please. Chup's weekly leaving forever is my fault now? The guy has been doing that since before I started posting here most of a decade ago. He has been trying to quit this place for years; at least since people gave him shit for the terrorist dumping him.
I support Ramen and Volpone being allowed to come back and gturner staying gone.
On the first, in general I don't think a fuck up should get someone permabanned. In my mind the guys lost the plot and went too far (way too far) but it's not like they were doing this every day. While their using racism as a troll reflects poorly on their judgement and raises questions, it wasn't a sustained pattern of behavior. In other words, if they come back I don't think they will go right back to doing it.
Gturner on the otherhand was only here to troll and disrupt. Like Castle, if he was let back in he might play nice for a bit, but he'd go right back to his old ways once he felt the heat was off.
And lastly, while some could argue it shouldn't matter, in my mind longevity plays a part, as does community involvement. Rep and Obama certainly degraded Ramen and Volpone, but they are still actual people that we've known for over 15 years now. They had Green Room threads and Blue Room threads and were a part of our community. Gturner doesn't have the history and he didn't want to be part of our community. His entire purpose here was to see how long he could get away with disrupting our community.
Stop making excuses, admit you fucked up, and bring gturner back.
Banning gturner was the best decision the Admins made. They might not think so because of the backlash, but it was an excellent decision. He needed to go.
Based entirely on nothing.
Based on his posting history.
I have yet to see anything offered up that was a compelling reason for banning him, or for the original convoluted singling out you gave him.
I don't give a shit.
And that is the crux of the problem.
I care about the board. I just don't give a shit whether or not you're satisfied with the explanation. I owe you nothing. You are owed nothing by anyone here, least of all the people who kept your ass capable of posting on the board. I kept this board running smoothly, I did it on my own time, and of my own free will. You bitched and griped the entire time, nothing was good enough. So yeah, I don't give a good goddamn what you like or don't like, or what you feel is or isn't satisfactory.
Your actions of late say otherwise.
Actually, I was one of the few people who consistently stuck up for you. A lot of other people bitched and complained when the stuff you tried out to improve the board with (like the attempt to bring back rep comments) didn't work out, but I always stuck up for you and gave you kudos for at least trying. Where you went wrong is when you went from your technical role to trying to socially engineer the board to fit some vision you had for it, and this latest bit with gturner is just the inevitable conclusion of that. And you're damn right I've bitched and griped about that, and I'm going to keep on doing it for as long as you have this attitude. I'm also going to keep reminding you that while gturner didn't actually drive anyone off, you and gul managed to run off Paladin, one of the best posters this board had left.
You realize I have no part in any of this any more, right? That said, Paladin left of his own volition. His choice. If I leave, it will be my choice, and of my own volition. Paladin left because he was upset about gturner being banned, I'll leave if gturner is brought back. Of course, that's a trade you'd be fine with, so hey, maybe you'll get your wish. Regardless, I simply do not care anymore because the community will make its choice. They will likely choose the cheap entertainment by allowing gturner to return, because humanity does tend to skew in that direction. Too much candy rots your teeth, but it is still your choice whether to consume it or not.
Irrelevant to my responses to you.
He left as a direct result of how he was treated by the Admin staff. But if you really wanted to argue that, along with the idea that gturner was somehow so disruptive that allegedly others quit or posted less because of him, then the same "they left of their own volition" could be said of them, and again there is no reason gturner should have been singled out the way he was, let alone permabanned.
Nope, and he didn't leave as a direct result of how the Admin staff treated him. He left because we banned gturner, and he didn't like it. His prerogative. Not every action the Admins take will be popular, it just won't. Some people will leave, others might return, it depends upon each individual. Gturner was rightfully banned. I realize he's a pet here, because he is entertaining for some, as a punching bag, but he needed to go. He deserved to be banned. He was an awful person, and a shit poster who constantly disrupted the board, "entertaining" as he was be damned, and did so with the sole purpose of disrupting the board. Even now his handiwork continues, because you've bought into his shtick. I make no apologies for flipping the switch. I'd do it again if asked. I'd do it a hundred times if asked. Good riddance to him. Of course, if you feel different, you can say the same of me if I leave. I'm sure some of you will. In the grand scheme of things, it is sturm and drang, signifying nothing.
All good points.
That would require them manning up and that is seeming ever less likely.
Based entirely on your personal animus as he never broke a single rule. Pretend you are a grown up and put him on ignore then play dress up pony in your safe space for all I care but stop trying to pretend a free speech zone is your safe space.
That you never gave a shit is obvious which is why you were always terrible choice to be given any authority. Fortunately, we might be able to now fix one of your larger ego driven fuck ups.
Gturner also had at least one green room thread and he posted in tech forge.
Didn't you leave? When is that going to happen?
I said if the rule making the red room into a safe space where mods get wife interpretative powers about the rules goes through then, yes, the primary reason for me posting here would be gone. We already have the heavily modded green room for that purpose and Fe people choose to make use of it so why turn the active free speech zone that is the red room into another empty forum?
Either way, John is, as usual, being a complete man child here refusing to admit he was wrong and that a man who never broke any rule should not be permabanned simply because John doesn't like him. John is acting like the cartoon obsessed cross dressing man child he had always been and seems pathologically incapable of admitting when he is wrong.
What ever my other faults I have always freely admitted when I was proven wrong so that is one thing I have up on him.
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