About the public ban list (non-negative) and another question

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  1. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    All this bitching and "fuck you" threads over a month. Are you kidding me? :noplease:

    I don't think they should have been banned, though I can plainly see why they did.

    I think everyone needs to chill the fuck out.
     
  2. Opeth666

    Opeth666 SS.org Regular

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    :agreed::yesway:
     
  3. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    :agreed: though if it was me I would have permabanned everybody except maybe Rick.

    And the bans to s7eve, Demoniac, and Rick were because they were mass-PM'ing tons of members trying to arrange a boycott of the site to redirect traffic to s7eve's forum. Demoniac also violated forum policy by having multiple accounts.
     
  4. MFB

    MFB ExBendable

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    I think Rick got the ban by association, I don't think he was PMing anyone
     
  5. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Yeah the "Rick and I are arranging..." part of the PM was probably what got him :lol:
     
  6. djpharoah

    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah Super Moderator

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    Any other forum it would be permanent. Attacking anyone in order to gain anything usually never works - when you go for the Admin guess what happens :nuts:
    Don't think s7eve sent any emails/PMs but I think the ban was for having the site up and being mentioned in the PM.
     
  7. Drew

    Drew Forum MVP

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    Wait, maybe I'm a bit out of the loop, but S7eve got banned for starting another website? :nuts:
     
  8. Chickenhawk

    Chickenhawk A Bad Idea Contributor

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    He started that website a while back, and had it linked in his sig. There was no problem.

    Demoniac mass-PM'd almost 700 members, encouraging them to join, and boycott this site. Thus, he got banned (all three of them, actually, Rick, Demoniac, and Steve.)

    I, personally, think its unbelievably shitty to ban Steve because of that.

    Hell, Chris has his own website, and advertises it in his posts, and will OPENLY STATE that his site is superior, but nothing has happened to him. Because nothing SHOULD happen.
     
  9. Drew

    Drew Forum MVP

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    To be fair, I don't know if he's ever said, even over at metalguitarist.org, "my site is better than Sevenstring.org." I think the worst you can accuse us all of is simply losing interest in this place. :2c:
     
  10. Chickenhawk

    Chickenhawk A Bad Idea Contributor

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    My apologies. I could have sworn I've seen him say something along those lines, but I could very well be mistaken.
     
  11. Drew

    Drew Forum MVP

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    No need to apologize to me, man, I'm certainly not going to ban you. :lol:
     
  12. Chickenhawk

    Chickenhawk A Bad Idea Contributor

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    You could ban me on that other site :ugh:



    :lol:
     
  13. DDDorian

    DDDorian Mantis Toboggan, M.D Super Moderator

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    He has a precedent with Alex - people (ie Hufschmid:lol:) had been complaining to Alex about s7eve while he was still a mod for bashing Alex and ss.org and directing people to other sites; Alex probably would have de-modded him eventually if he didn't ask to be de-modded first. You don't have to agree with this ban but it wasn't totally unexpected, I guess.

    Rick's ban, though... wrong place, wrong time:lol::wallbash:
     
  14. signalgrey

    signalgrey Ambiente Savante

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    and by creating that subsection you are basically building a house for these idiots to fester and ruin a perfectly good forum. So no...its not a good idea.

    if they undoubtedly come...remove them. that will stop it from happening.

    if you make the subsection...its still spamming the front page with dumb shit. If you want to make spam topics with dumb shit...go to a reddit subsection or..::shudder:: digg.
     
  15. Cabinet

    Cabinet :O

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    This whole situation seems to just grow and grow and grow the more people feed it. First Demoniac starts spreading messages around about boycotting the site, and then some users get caught in the middle and get banned because of all this stuff that's been building up for however long (please correct me if I'm wrong). Honestly I think people need to stop contributing to all these attacks on other users because it doesn't get shit solved and then people need to try and explain what's happening while everyone is hearing different rumors and ignorant assumptions.

    I'm all for venting and letting off steam but God almighty I think this whole clusterfuck of drama is being blown way out of proportion.
     
  16. Waelstrum

    Waelstrum All Fourths Advocate

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    :agreed::agreed:

    Indeed, although some of my posts didn't really help.
     
  17. eaeolian

    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    /mod hat

    If Misha and Steve want to come back, they can - even though we *should* perma Misha for two accounts, his main account is still only a 30 day ban. It's pretty plain to me, though, that it wasn't really a good idea - a boycott wasn't going to do anything, and directing people to go to Steve's site made it look like a blatant attempt to poach members. In Alex's position, I'd have banned the lot of them, too - forever, so I think they got off light. They won't see it that way, though, so I wish them luck in their new forum endeavors. :yesway:

    I am surprised Rick was involved in this. I thought he was more level-headed than that.

    Regardless, all this childish shit is just that - childish shit. Either contribute something useful/entertaining, leave, or get banned - or lurk, I guess. Bitching up a storm constantly over an internet guitar forum tells me you really need something else to do.

    Edit: Changed Misha's name to the correct one, and took out a typo.
     
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  18. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    I find myself liking you more and more as time goes on :lol:
     
  19. Drew

    Drew Forum MVP

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    Yeah, Rick is like the least offensive member ever. :lol:
     
  20. eaeolian

    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    BTW, my bad for calling Demoniac Sascha instead of Misha. Dunno why I keep doing that.
     
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