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...its not that often that I'm astounded.
After two years of being a mod, and modding fairly religiously, at least once every two if not every single day, I'd like to think that Ive seen it all.
Spam attacks by rival boards. Conflict between members thats spilled out into very thinly, if not blatant, flame war on the boards (looking at Jodfrey and Xaero here). Morons yelling "abusive moderating!!1111oneoneoneeleven!" when theyve broken the rules. A former number-one enemy of the site coming back to be a mod, of all things.
Etc,etc, ad nauseum, you get the idea.
But today, I was almost left speechless by the sheer stupidity of one particular member, who we shall call Ghost22, because thats who it is.
I got a PM from him advertising a rival board to LO of his own creation. As is specifically mentioned in the rules, we take a *very* dim view of this.
What astounded me is that hes been a member (notice the past tense there, didja, didja?) for one year, exactly to the day. He knows the rules. Which is the first point of stupidity.
The second, sending the invite to a long-established and particularly disgruntled member of the Mod team.
The third, which is truly gobsmacking is that even though he ignored our rules on our board, he has *BLATANTLY* copied our rules for his own board, even including our policy on rival websites. Also, to be so bloody idiotic as to keep in an explicit LO reference in them.
Now the question I put to you is this: How can anyone be so moronic as to read our rules at least TWICE, using the same exact phrasing, and then goes and, figuratively, shoots himself in the foot?
Needless to say, he has been banned. Anyone caught advertising rivals will be banned in the same vein.
Knape - I would just like to add, linking to a rival forum in a sig is fine. Sending mass PM's out telling people to join a forum is not
-Phobos - Ripping stupidity a new one.
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Last edited by Knape97; June 2nd, 2005 at 17:08.
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that's not acceptable i'd never think anyone would ever be so stupid and agrivating on a good site like this! what's going to happen to ghost22?
Oooh it's got chicken legs!
i think phobos said it already.. ^_^What astounded me is that hes been a member (notice the past tense there, didja, didja?) for one year, exactly to the day. He knows the rules. Which is the first point of stupidity.
sorry im just so appauled!
Oooh it's got chicken legs!
Truely sad. I just wouldn't expect something like this from somebody whos been here for a whole year. I guess anybody's prone to random bouts of extreme stupidity..but man thats a bad one. It's not even the advertising I have a problem with, since that can be tolerated to an extent (like asking a freind that you know pretty well if he might like visiting your board) but slinging advertisement at Phobos? That's like trying press Atilla the Hun into buying girlscout cookies. It's just not a good idea. Then there's that sad disply of plagiarism, it' just...sad.
I think it's great!
Why is everybodies panties in a bunch?
1) LO just got rid of another obvious 'sphincter' hole!
2) The competition has been revealed to be run by an abject idiot!
3) The plagiarism may even be actionable (if you get a good sleazy lawyer)!
Where's the down side? :lol:
"Always look on the bright side of life"
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life.
I've only been a memeber for about a month now, but what he's done sounds, well, (please excuse me) assanine. I came to this site to speak with others about anything and everything roleplaying and wargaming. I didn't go to any others and I found that the community is very friendly and allows one to express their opinions while respecting others in the same way. It's all good, as M.C. Hammer put it once, so I just don't pay attention to Ghost22. He has shown that he clearly doesn't have the attitude to contribute to a site such as this and we would all do well to make him fell very unwelcome, but in a "professional" way. He's trying to get a rise out of us and he gets off on getting others upset. It helps nothing with antisocial types such as this. Besides, if he wants to act like a baby, he's got a bottle right there.
Wow that suprises me a lot. I thought of Ghost as a fairly smart member of the boards. It seems like an insanely stupid thing to do.
Ahhhh well nowth as queer as folk...........
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I'm suprised, too, seen alot of nicely held RPGs from his side, which for a by-stander acctually were entertaining and fun to read. An interesting thing is that, this act of stupidity is the only thing he will be remembered for, not his great RPGs and other posts.Originally Posted by chemicalcaveman
A reputation created in a whole year swept away in seconds. That is sad, but kudos to Phobos for letting us know things like this, it's important for everyone to understand what the consequences will be, if you break to rules so totally as mr.ghost.