Rifleman BAN OR STAY

Rifleman---BAN FOR LIFE

  • IN

    Votes: 8 38.1%
  • OUT

    Votes: 13 61.9%

  • Total voters
    21
  • Poll closed .

TheRifleman

Banned
Joined
Sep 25, 2008
Messages
4,431
Reaction score
0
Oh look, more insults from the class troll. Can't teach a dog new tricks really applies here.
Weren't you stating that you were upset about a group of kids making fun of you on the train. Now look at the hypocrite. Don't make fun of me but I can make fun of you.
 

TheRifleman

Banned
Joined
Sep 25, 2008
Messages
4,431
Reaction score
0
Rifle, or it could be that people just want to talk about architecture and development.
By creating a mocking forum of myself I can see how you all want to talk about development. Most of the developments in Boston are politically movtivated. Which affect mainly architecture
 

HenryAlan

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 15, 2009
Messages
2,059
Reaction score
23
The real problem is this group of millennial idiots on this forum just are trying to discredit everything I say.
Perhaps. This Gen-X idiot never much noticed you before, but this kind of throw down the gauntlet thread usually says quite a bit more about the person who starts it than about his supposed tormenters. Just my two cents, but why draw the attention to yourself? Just focus on discussing architecture and urban infrastructure, and forget about the petty and political.
 

TheRifleman

Banned
Joined
Sep 25, 2008
Messages
4,431
Reaction score
0
Perhaps. This Gen-X idiot never much noticed you before, but this kind of throw down the gauntlet thread usually says quite a bit more about the person who starts it than about his supposed tormenters. Just my two cents, but why draw the attention to yourself? Just focus on discussing architecture and urban infrastructure, and forget about the petty and political.
Besides that comment- am I attacking individuals on this site? Or setting up forums making fun of posters?
Everything I write statler decides to shutdown the thread but then allows group to setup with malicious forums that are making fun of fellow members.

This is a joke

It doesn't matter what I am a boomer, xer or mil. I just would not attack fellow members about there beliefs or ideas.

I would just put them on ignore

Classless
 

KentXie

Senior Member
Joined
May 25, 2006
Messages
3,855
Reaction score
5
Weren't you stating that you were upset about a group of kids making fun of you on the train. Now look at the hypocrite. Don't make fun of me but I can make fun of you.
Haha none of what you just wrote is coherent. Can you please try typing something that makes sense next time?
 

KentXie

Senior Member
Joined
May 25, 2006
Messages
3,855
Reaction score
5
Besides that comment- am I attacking individuals on this site? Or setting up forums making fun of posters?
Everything I write statler decides to shutdown the thread but then allows group to setup with malicious forums that are making fun of fellow members.

This is a joke

It doesn't matter what I am a boomer, xer or mil. I just would not attack fellow members about there beliefs or ideas.

I would just put them on ignore

Classless
Nah, instead you generalize the whole forum and call them idiots. At least you're efficient and I'll give you props for calling yourself an idiot as you are part of the forum as well.
 

KentXie

Senior Member
Joined
May 25, 2006
Messages
3,855
Reaction score
5
Edit: ok I'm not a big enough asshole to troll someone but please cry some more
 
Last edited:

Justin7

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2008
Messages
1,587
Reaction score
16
Nice post, Justin. You bring up some good points.

I get where Briv and Statler are coming from. I've participated in some forums that are borderline militaristic in their moderation (no language, likes to "competitors," insulting other forum members, etc.) and it's infuriating and takes away from real discussion. One great thing about AB is that there's none of that. "Trolls" have been allowed because banning opposing viewpoints makes conversation homogeneous which makes it dull. Not banning Rif keeps in line with that precedent.

At the same time, Rif is one of the longer tenured "trolls" (I use it loosely because he really seems to believe the crap he posts) I've seen on this or any other forum. The worst I can think of here before Rif is Ned Flaherty who, in spite of his unrelenting, lengthy rants on the impending doom- due to the particles- of everyone who came into contact with Columbus Center, at least went away when that project died. There have been some others: APOM (aka BOS>NYC!!!) was difficult, but he's presumably in a "better" place (highrise in the Loop), and TikiNYC was annoying, but harmless. BostonBred is delightful, imho. But Rif is frustrating for his sheer longevity and his uncanny ability to turn anything into a political diatribe about how Boston and Massachusetts are CORRUPT and raping TAXPAYERS. I can tolerate a level of ill-informed conspiracy theory as much as the next guy, but it's getting to the point that he's derailing almost everything. I'm normally not too annoyed by anyone, but I'm leaning towards "bye."
Thanks. I want to point out that despite the thread title, and rifle's general confusion re: words, this isn't really a discussion about bans so much as a discussion about whether or not someone has the right to have his account deleted. Rifle has requested that his account be removed from the board.

Whether or not to ban someone is a serious discussion that raises questions of censorship and authoritarianism, which people have strong feelings about even in a private forum. (There is actually a precedent for bans here. Someone was banned a couple (few?) years back, I think for being overly antagonistic.) I understand the hesitancy here, but the questions of "banishment" can be put aside for now.

What I don't understand is the rational for refusing to delete an account upon request. Someone who continually drags the forums down is offering to leave. He's being given an excuse not to.

Statler quoted Briv, but I don't think he's personally taken a stance either way on this (for which I don't blame him.) I'm pretty sure Briv makes all the decisions here. I won't speak for anyone, but I know that if I were the one who had to constantly clean this shit up I would be pretty close to deciding it's not at all worth the trouble, and if Statler ever does decide he's had enough this place is probably done.
 

KentXie

Senior Member
Joined
May 25, 2006
Messages
3,855
Reaction score
5
Someone was banned a couple (few?) years back, I think for being overly antagonistic.) I understand the hesitancy here, but the questions of "banishment" can be put aside for now.
Yeah I believe it was dudeursisterishot but then I think he came back as armpitsofmight.
 

Top