Techno is re-banned as he is a Site Wars troll.
Techno is re-banned as he is a Site Wars troll.
Last edited by REmaster; 08-26-2009 at 07:32 PM.
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Why was Member_of_STARS banned? I thought his first ban a while back was permanent so I guess he was given a second chance.
Honestly? I have no idea. There's nothing that I can see. I'll have to go check it out.
Maybe it was an autoban for too many infractions.
Okay guys, you probably saw this coming, but why is missvalentine banned? Is it permanent?
Vass (Member of Stars) is now un-banned.
Judging by the amount of general reports/complaints/issues (both related to other people on the forums, site staff and moderation team), the reasons for banning him are just too many to be listed in a single post. Anyway, there have been certain other perm-banned members that have somehow snuck away and gotten off with a second (unconditional) chance.
Last edited by Carnivol; 09-13-2009 at 07:36 PM.
Oh well. I can't blame you guys considering I did notice where some of those complaints came from.
Well, among the issues revolving round MissV (and as Carn mentioned, I can't actually cover them all in a single post) was;
- Derailing threads.
- Ignoring moderator instructions at least three times.
- A lot of insults and arguments being started that had her at there centre.
- A level of abuse set at certain members of the fourm.
There's more, lots more, but this has been comming for a while. And before he starts telling everyone about the evils of Alexia, it was me who brought up the suggestion she should be banned, listed the reasons, and argued for it. And it was Carn who banned him.
Would explain why Biohaze just picked up a "V For Valentine" then.
Oh dear. Pood Yama.
So just thought anyone who'd care should know this (post of blog-ish proportions coming up);
Member_of_STARS is banned again. This time, I'm hoping it's for good and that none of the co-staff will be able to "vouch for him" or "talk us out of keeping it permanent".
Here's the "deal";
Last year, Member_of_STARS felt it absolutely necessary to be nothing but an annoyance to staff. Having a total problem with anyone who's had a bit of authority on the forums (you can see some of this on the forums, but a good portion of it was also done through PM + replies to his warning and infraction notifications). The decision was made to permaban him back then.
However, as with most people who have been permabanned around here, he too evt. got a second chance (which he probably never even asked for. At least no one "vouched for him" or "requested an unban for him" back then). This was when a certain other site went through a redesign (which was met with various reception by its senior members). So I made the call to unban a good few people, Member_of_STARS included. This was entirely done against the wishes of a good few members of the site staff, and I did it entirely to let some "now homeless" (forum wise) people back in, as I didn't know whether or not they had somewhere else to go.
*fast forward a little bit and we're closer to present*
For most of the time, I've just decided to ignore a lot of his posts, and the people who're doing most of the moderation on the forums have been doing a fantastic job with keeping an eye on people. Unfortunately, we've had a few rough bumps on the road too (as some might have noticed, James hasn't been that much around lately)
Half-a-week ago, Alexia asked me about something she'd observed; Why Member_of_STARS had a lower amount of open slots for piling up infractions in before getting banned (we can add infractions without giving them a decay time, thus lowering the general amount of temporary infractions needed to trigger a ban. These will probably start appearing more and more in the future, as way too many people "get off" with just a warning, thus their active infractions will never reach the ban point, unless the infractions get an increased decay time or the total amount is lowered... This isn't so people can easier "get a ban", but to more or less make people realize that getting banned IS possible via infractions, without first having to have a bad day where you spam the forums with insults or something)
Anyway, during this convo with Alexia, she reminded me of why the guy was banned in the first place, and she also helped bringing to my attention a good few nitpicky-ish things he'd done recently that no one really bothered to hand out infractions and/or warnings for (such as this. FYI; pre-edit, that post was just a "". Talk about going against the stream...), she also made a good few comparisons between him and other forum members. One of these whom was a person that was already banned, and another being someone who just recently got banned. Without mentioning names, let's just say she compared him to people who were already "out" and/or already on thin ice.
Skip a day forward, with all of that fresh in mind, a somewhat stupid discussion spawned between me and Member_of_STARS. Him apparently firmly believing Starcraft "did it all" (11~12 years ago), and he more or less came off as if saying suggesting otherwise was an insult to Starcraft or something. The subject went from elaborating on a few points and some simple samples of things, to other people asking why he keeps on going and bringing up completely irrelevant counter arguments. Now, it should be said that I sometimes enjoy a good long post that can be torn to pieces, but the moment something repeats itself... the fun wears off
Anyway, maybe I just jumped a bit quickly on the trigger, but I did tell him not to reply unless he had proper samples to give and such... which he of course didn't... so, as I realized the subject was going nowhere... I decided to re-ban him instead of killing the topic and ignoring the subject.
Since someone on staff disagreed with the decision, his ban was made a temp ban at their request. So he was banned just for the weekend. Now, freshly back from being scraped off of the ban hammer and brought back to life, barely seconds before the mighty bannon is done having his way with MissValentine, history repeats...
Let's have a look at two samples I recently dug up from last time he was banned;
People who know me must find that opening line funny. People who followed the Halo Wars topic might find both the first and the mid-section funny. People who're still reading this might also find the last bit funny.Originally Posted by Member_of_STARS
Let's look at how history repeats; He's fresh off a 3 day ban here (by the way, this PM had a subject name of "Hey, what´s up bro!";
Originally Posted by Member_of_STARS
So, before ending this, I present to you the Crown Jewel of my PM collection! The very reply I once got from him when he was given an infraction for a post he made after Dot50Cal told him to drop something.
Originally Posted by Member_of_STARS
Last edited by Carnivol; 09-14-2009 at 10:33 AM.
I better get my faceguard on, if it's him I bet he's ready for a round of Alexia bashing.
And DM, whach'ya talkin' about? It's all my fault he was banned. I'm evil Alexia, I sit in a dark corner of my room plotting which THIA member's brain to chomp on next. And I know you live less than 45 minutes away from me.....
Edit: Someone just registered on Biohaze called "missv_is_a_douche". If that's anyone from here after reading that he's signed up there, it's his business to do what he likes on Biohaze and we shouldn't be giving him stick on another forum. Makes us look bad.
Last edited by Alexia_Ashford; 09-14-2009 at 11:39 AM.
Well, yes. I do live 45 minutes away from you. On the flip side of this...you live 45 minutes away from me. Who should be more afraid?
Depending on your preemptive measures and the circumstances; whichever one is the closest to the airport has the (dis)advantage.
Well thanks for clearing that up, longer explanation than I expected but thanks. You guys and girls seem to have to deal with a lot of shit but I thank you for keeping the forums running smooth.
For weeks now I've thought it pretty obvious it was a troll (granted, I never go in the Jill Valentine thread. Probably why it took me so long to realise), but I'd never seen him break a hard and fast rule that I could report.
I'm glad to see that mods can get a gist of what a person's like, and if they're a disruptive tool, then ban them.
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