A great injustice - let the forum be my jury

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  • Posts: 19,339
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    I'm curious @Trump_on_trial, what was your old username? When you were banned the first time. I don't remember you doing anything wrong on your @The_Donald account but it's hard for us to judge the situation when we don't
    know who you were before or what you did to get yourself banned originally.

    @The_Donald account WAS already a duplicate account. His first account went through the usual friendly warning + three warnings before he received his ban like everyone else, so we aren't playing favorites or being harsh here. He returned and let us know (for some reason) and we were kind enough to give him one last shot, and he immediately blew it.

    No explanation necessary Creasy me olde matey.
    You mods do a fantastic job,so that should be the end of it and this thread closed imo.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    patb wrote: »
    It undermines the role/authority of the mods with threads like this. Members are not the jury. We have no say in these things. It's the Mods decision and we should respect that. They run the forum. This is not a democracy.

    True but even forgetting that for a minute @Trump_on_trial isn't helping himself. He's slating the mods and asking us to back him up but hasn't even given us the full story (his old username). It's one thing to say I've changed since then but he could have posted child porn or something for all we know.

    I'm just curious to be honest because as Brady said, there have been longstanding members who've done worse than anything on his @The_Donald account (can think of a very recent case of racism that wasn't addressed at all and wasn't the first time I've had issues with that member either) and haven't had any action taken against them. So it all depends on why he was banned originally. If it was for something stupid like double posting too much or going off topic I don't see why he shouldn't be given another chance as he was posting as @The_Donald without causing any issues. But if he was banned for something more serious then fair enough I can see why they wouldn't want him back.

    Not sure how else I can word this. He had a one-strike opportunity under The_Donald, since that was already a duplicate account, and he blew it. Nothing more to say than that. We shouldn't have allowed him back in the first place, since he had already been banned, but we were feeling nice about it. Lesson learned there.
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    Does anyone remember @Scaramanga12 ?
    As @Creasy47 said, he was banned, begged to be given another go. He was given a second chance on the condition he didn't break any rules, or be disruptive. He onlu has himself to blame.
  • To quote George W. Bush: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice? Uh......Don't Get Fooled Again!"
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
    Posts: 10,584
    To quote George W. Bush: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice? Uh......Don't Get Fooled Again!"
    Haha!
  • BondJasonBond006BondJasonBond006 on fb and ajb
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    ...there have been longstanding members who've done worse than anything on his @The_Donald account (can think of a very recent case of racism that wasn't addressed at all and wasn't the first time I've had issues with that member either) and haven't had any action taken against them.

    Same is true for some that can openly slander other members regularly and get away with it.


    DALTON RULEZ™
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
    Posts: 45,487
    Couldn t you at least have revealed the character you put up?
  • stag wrote: »
    Firstly, apologies in advance for what many will see as dumb questions, but my lack of expertise in things internetery leads me to ask the following:

    Why should anyone wish to register more than one account with a chat based internet forum?

    Not that I have any personal knowledge of this practice, but just as a guess: with more than one account under different names, one could post controversial opinions, then have a chorus of other supposed members appear to be agreeing with it.
  • Posts: 7,424
    Time tro close this now I think...
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 38,232
    stag wrote: »
    Firstly, apologies in advance for what many will see as dumb questions, but my lack of expertise in things internetery leads me to ask the following:

    Why should anyone wish to register more than one account with a chat based internet forum?

    Not that I have any personal knowledge of this practice, but just as a guess: with more than one account under different names, one could post controversial opinions, then have a chorus of other supposed members appear to be agreeing with it.

    That's absolutely happened several times in the past, too. Sad.
  • Posts: 4,541
    Yes, the fat lady has sung.
  • MrcogginsMrcoggins Following in the footsteps of Quentin Quigley.
    Posts: 3,140
    And as she has sung her song most beautifully it's time for bed lets say goodnight to this thread and put it to sleep.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Moderator
    Posts: 13,100
    Closed.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 38,232
    Mrcoggins wrote: »
    And as she has sung her song most beautifully it's time for bed lets say goodnight to this thread and put it to sleep.

    Couldn't have said it better myself!

    Locked.
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