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« on: January 03, 2011, 11:34:20 am »
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On my responsibility and all that. So, it'd be great if Dave could deal with this. And I also wanted the community to know.
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2011, 02:41:03 pm »
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For a second I thought it said "murdered"!
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011, 03:14:40 pm »
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Probably should write an explanation to Dave as to why you did this...
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2011, 03:18:13 pm »
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Why did you do this?

Not that I am complaining or anything,...
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2011, 03:21:57 pm »
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There's no reason to do this. He didn't break any rules.
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2011, 03:34:45 pm »
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There aren't many worse things you can do on a forum like this than what he did. There have to be standards and there must be limits. You can't just hurt people for kicks and expect to be allowed to return without having your virtual head kicked in.
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2011, 03:46:59 pm »
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I would like to point out that this was not a unanimous decision from the moderators, and I wholeheartedly disagree with the actions of Gustaf and those who encouraged the muting of Yates.
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2011, 03:48:29 pm »
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I guess this is somewhat irrelevant now... he's been banned.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2011, 03:49:32 pm »
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I oppose all mutings.  But like Inks said......buh bye.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2011, 04:22:29 pm »
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Probably should write an explanation to Dave as to why you did this...

Oh, I've contacted Dave. I thought that went without saying. Tongue

And he has now banned Yates, so that story is pretty much over.
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2011, 04:34:04 pm »
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If what Yates did was worth being banned over, then why wasn't he banned when it occurred, not three years later? This entire fiasco could have been averted.

 I don't think he's done anything deserving of a ban since he's returned.
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2011, 04:47:34 pm »
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If what Yates did was worth being banned over, then why wasn't he banned when it occurred, not three years later? This entire fiasco could have been averted.

 I don't think he's done anything deserving of a ban since he's returned.

     In my experience, posters tend not to be banned in absentia. Madhur stirred up a storm for a while, disappeared, & then returned & was quickly banned. Obviously his case was not as notorious as Yates's case, but it is still worth noting.
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2011, 04:48:32 pm »
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If what Yates did was worth being banned over, then why wasn't he banned when it occurred, not three years later? This entire fiasco could have been averted.

 I don't think he's done anything deserving of a ban since he's returned.

     In my experience, posters tend not to be banned in absentia. Madhur stirred up a storm for a while, disappeared, & then returned & was quickly banned. Obviously his case was not as notorious as Yates's case, but it is still worth noting.
Fair enough, I guess.
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2011, 04:56:03 pm »
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For those who interacted with Yates during the time of his "illness", any post that Yates would make on this forum upon his return is probably among the worst form of trolling that we can infract for.

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=56873.msg1183239#msg1183239

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=56506.msg1178949#msg1178949

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=56506.msg1176875#msg1176875

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=56506.msg1176408#msg1176408

then...

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=58663.0

FWIW, I had nothing to do with his muting, nor would I have done so at this moment, though I certainly had the power to do so, since there were many Yates posts in the past on the two forums that I moderate.

As for not banning at the time, Dave has the habit of not banning posters who should be banned when they voluntarily leave.  Maybe it is time, yet again, for him to revisit that policy.
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2011, 06:32:40 pm »
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I reported his "last post" pointing out if this doesn't deserve an infraction, nothing does.
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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2011, 06:46:25 pm »
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This too ought to be added to Sam's list: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=56961.0
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2011, 10:41:10 pm »
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Also my big reveal is now rather than later:

I suffer from mental illness. I have Depression, ADHD, Autism, OCD, and Dysgraphia.

I take medication for these conditions that help me be "normal" or at least as normal as I want to be.

There was a time, however, before the pills, that I would have easily faked cancer to get pity, and not even cared.

That is no longer me.

That was me.

It was me.

It was me.


People love to tell me how useful I am as SoFE, and maybe I am. People tell me they don't hate me and maybe that's true. Remember though, I used to be a troll. I used to be as bad as Yates, as bad as Hamilton, as bad as Libertas... in fact, I was worse than Yates, Hamilton, and Libertas. Much worse. I was terrible.


And now I'm not.


Keep that in mind next time you want to hang someone for their crimes. Any time you are attacking "anyone who would do such a thing" you are attacking me.

Keep that in mind.
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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2011, 11:25:23 pm »
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Another poor decision by Leip but oh well. I guess nothing can be done now. I can't say I'll miss the guy since I never paid any attention to him. I really hope nobody was seriously wounded by an avatar lying on the internet though... hell, we're still letting BushOK tell his tall tales.
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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2011, 11:22:21 pm »
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Another poor decision by Leip but oh well. I guess nothing can be done now. I can't say I'll miss the guy since I never paid any attention to him. I really hope nobody was seriously wounded by an avatar lying on the internet though... hell, we're still letting BushOK tell his tall tales.

I second this.
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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2011, 05:15:54 am »
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Meh, just read through a couple of posts in the thread he posted. I admit I feel pretty disgusted.
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