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Postby Ducatista » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:02 pm

TheBookPolice wrote:And anyway, Alaska is the largest state.


And if you cut it in half, it'd be the first and second largest state. (Or so I've heard.)

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Postby Ducatista » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:07 pm

jjoyce wrote:Both got "the boot."


Really?



That just... ugh.



That sucks.

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Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:14 pm

Yup. Pretty lame. And all the while we have overtly racist presumptions about Diddy fans and the candidates they support.

lotcr's a jerk (frequently). BFD. Veeder's a crybaby (recently). BFD. Ban-worthy? Not by a long-shot.

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Postby jjoyce » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:17 pm

They're not banned, they're shut down, put on the bench, whatever.

You can't be openly antagonistic. As much as I think it's fun when certain people are or have been, it's really only appealing to the in crowd and running a site that way has diminishing returns.

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Postby boston_jeff » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:31 pm

What are the criteria? After three benchings are you permanently banned?

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Postby Shipley » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:38 pm

2 benchings if I recall. The first one is your "hey, settle down" message that hopefully gets across.

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Postby Anthony » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:39 pm

I'm curious as to what is Isthmus DPF definition of antagonistic, considering some of the tolerated posts by Chuck_Schick(RIP) and Ned Flanders.

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Postby mrak » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:42 pm

Management reserves the right to play favorites.

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Postby Shipley » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:42 pm

Ned doesn't show contempt for the community (c), he shows contempt for humanity.

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Postby jjoyce » Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:15 pm

Threatening others is a pretty good way to run afoul of the law. As is just repeatedly getting in other people's faces over stuff that doesn't deserve it.

When you've been benched, you know it, because you can't log in. Your account has been deactivated. You need to email in to get it reinstated. After that, if you're too much of a jerk to get the point, then the emails will probably be ignored.

I don't see the need for a specific policy, as most people who are acting like jerks have knowingly crossed the line. And if they don't know where the line is, then we don't want them here anyway.

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Postby boston_jeff » Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:24 pm

jjoyce wrote:Threatening others is a pretty good way to run afoul of the law. As is just repeatedly getting in other people's faces over stuff that doesn't deserve it.

When you've been benched, you know it, because you can't log in. Your account has been deactivated. You need to email in to get it reinstated. After that, if you're too much of a jerk to get the point, then the emails will probably be ignored.

I don't see the need for a specific policy, as most people who are acting like jerks have knowingly crossed the line. And if they don't know where the line is, then we don't want them here anyway.


Is there a correlation between benchings and another foron's complaints? Do you actually email the benchee and let him/her know?

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Postby Ducatista » Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:33 pm

Now every ad makes me think "I wonder if that's that fucking Veeder's ad."

Two syllables in Veeder... two syllables in Lauer... both end in -er... coincidence?

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Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:35 pm

Janet Spank wrote:
Mean Scenester wrote:I still think it's bullshit that Veeder gets away with an ominous threat and LOCR gets the boot for reacting exactly as I would


Don't worry. Your boy will be back soon enough under some kind of titillating handle such as LordOfTheAssPlugs.

On a related note, why did you get rid of Pulsewith Modulation and switch to what looks like a porn star name?

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Postby Anthony » Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:35 pm

jjoyce wrote:
I don't see the need for a specific policy, as most people who are acting like jerks have knowingly crossed the line. And if they don't know where the line is, then we don't want them here anyway.


Isn't that sort of an ambiguous pussy-line? How can one knowingly cross the line if the definition of said line isn't defined?

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Postby Shipley » Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:39 pm

I think what he means is if you need to see a line to know where to stop, you're already too far.

Who honestly wants to converse with someone who will stradle the line coming just short of it every time? This is classic kids in the backseat "I'm not touching you! I'm not touching you!" behavior.


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