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Old October 9 2009, 10:29 PM   #1
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If any GallifreyBase mods read this...

Who the fuck have I threatened with violence, to get banned for threatening violence?

Is this because someone in the "Katie Price and Piers Morgan" thread said "that's a one bullet question" and I said "not if the bullet has enough grain to go through both"?

Cos I can't think of anything else I've posted today that could even remotely qualify as being about violence in any way...
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Old October 9 2009, 10:35 PM   #2
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Yeah if that was it, then that was flimsy indeed.

I would think that an established Dr. Who author would get more leeway than that in any case.
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Old October 9 2009, 10:40 PM   #3
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Yeah if that was it, then that was flimsy indeed.

I would think that an established Dr. Who author would get more leeway than that in any case.
No, no reason why an established author should be treated differently.

OTOH, I can't think of a post where I've threatened violence today, even to imaginary or fictional characters in the most general terms, so flimsy...

The weird thing is I hadn't even got round to posting on LJ, let alone there, about how moronic behaviour by people in general today, and by BT this week, has made me want to hit people all afternoon...

ETA- I especially love the not being told what post is the "offensive" one that "threatens violence"...

Ah, fuck it, I'll log in with the wife's ID and have a look...

ETA again - Yep, that thread has disappeared so I guess that's it.

*That's* a "threat of violence"? Responding to someone else's joke? Fuck off - how about "I'll boot the mod responsible in the nuts should I run into him at a con" - that's what I call a fucking threat of violence!

Jesus fucking Christ. At least to get a warning here I actually had to properly swear and insult someone repeatedly and heavily...
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Old October 9 2009, 11:04 PM   #4
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GB is a poorly run joke. Always was, always will be regardless of the name they're using.
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Old October 9 2009, 11:13 PM   #5
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GB is a poorly run joke. Always was, always will be regardless of the name they're using.
Well, if that's what they're calling a threat of violence, it makes the BBC's new much-vaunted extra careful guidelines look like a recipe for Caligula-style insanity by comparison
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Old October 9 2009, 11:16 PM   #6
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Who the fuck have I threatened with violence, to get banned for threatening violence?

Is this because someone in the "Katie Price and Piers Morgan" thread said "that's a one bullet question" and I said "not if the bullet has enough grain to go through both"?

Cos I can't think of anything else I've posted today that could even remotely qualify as being about violence in any way...
Oh God, if sarcy comments about Jordan were enough for a ban, I'd have been off Facebook for something I said last week. And I joked about the Location-Location-Location pair in the same 'pity they can't all go' style over there today.
Thanks for reminding me not to ever join that GB place...
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Old October 9 2009, 11:33 PM   #7
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I'm so glad I've never joined!
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Old October 9 2009, 11:43 PM   #8
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GB is a poorly run joke. Always was, always will be regardless of the name they're using.
Well, if that's what they're calling a threat of violence, it makes the BBC's new much-vaunted extra careful guidelines look like a recipe for Caligula-style insanity by comparison
Well, from my experience, they either over-react or under-react but it really is the most poorly modded forum I've ever been on. I used to hand out warnings and bans like candy on the old Interplay/Black Isle boards but that was because the rabid Fallout fanbois made it easy. I can't see a single thing about your comments that merits either.
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Old October 10 2009, 01:46 AM   #9
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Re: If any GallifreyBase mods read this...

And this is why I never got into that board (in any of its incarnations). I posted a little but it's just not...friendly. There's wonderful camaraderie here even if we get into arguments (usually).
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Old October 10 2009, 01:48 AM   #10
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OG was so thin-skinned it bordered on the absurd. I see GB is carrying on in that same tradition.
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Old October 10 2009, 07:12 AM   #11
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jordan or piers isn't even a question. Jordan: first time, every time.
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Old October 10 2009, 10:06 AM   #12
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Haha, nice coincidence. Thought I'd found a new home too.

I was banned for doing the exact same thing you did in the exact same thread, I replied to the hypothetical question with "Piers, everytime" and am now banned for life. My opinion of the staff has plumetted from very high to very low in record timing.

I've seen instances of actual harsh bullying on there go completely ignored and I get banned for this? What shite. There is a clear difference between a joke about a hypothetical situation and an actual threat of violence.
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Old October 10 2009, 10:13 AM   #13
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Haha, nice coincidence. Thought I'd found a new home too.

I was banned for doing the exact same thing you did in the exact same thread, I replied to the hypothetical question with "Piers, everytime" and am now banned for life. My opinion of the staff has plumetted from very high to very low in record timing.
I don't seem to have been banned for life - just 48 hours - but it does lead one to figure it isn't worth going back anyway, on account of having no clue what totally harmless line might suddenly get you booted again.

Especially considering, as you say, that real bullying goes on in flagrant violation of the CoC without anything being done.

ETA- oh, so does this mean they actually told you what you were banned for, rather than having to find out by investigation?
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Old October 10 2009, 10:19 AM   #14
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Nah, I had to email them and recieved their reply this morning stating how seriously they treat death threats and pointing at my Piers post.

Mad.

Least you can go back, I've lost a lot of friends which hasn't quite sunk in yet. Before this incident I always thought I got on well with the staff. This has really been very much out of the blue.
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Old October 10 2009, 10:22 AM   #15
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Nah, I had to email them and recieved their reply this morning stating how seriously they treat death threats
I'd tell them if I made a death threat they'd fucking recognize the difference...
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