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Posted: 11 Sep 2008 15:11
by Simon
I think something else is going on over there, I've been having technical troubles myself. Besides that Byron doesn't hit me as a mean spirited guy. If he were going to ban Freak I think he'd do it out right. Maybe he wouldn't warn him depending on the infraction or whatever but I seriously doubt he'd just up and change his password while leaving him as an active member.

All I'm saying is don't jump to conclusions. I agree that Freak is an asset to the online Dune community and he has taken care with his words. I can't claim to have seen every post he's posted (too much,too much!) but from what I've seen Freak has stayed "in bounds", as it were.

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 15:27
by Freakzilla
Simon wrote:I think something else is going on over there, I've been having technical troubles myself. Besides that Byron doesn't hit me as a mean spirited guy. If he were going to ban Freak I think he'd do it out right. Maybe he wouldn't warn him depending on the infraction or whatever but I seriously doubt he'd just up and change his password while leaving him as an active member.

All I'm saying is don't jump to conclusions. I agree that Freak is an asset to the online Dune community and he has taken care with his words. I can't claim to have seen every post he's posted (too much,too much!) but from what I've seen Freak has stayed "in bounds", as it were.


How do you think it would look if he suddenly lost 13% (~6,000) of his posts?

In case you're wondering, it's all because I used this as my signature:

Image

I assume... :?

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 15:28
by Simon
Freakzilla wrote:
Simon wrote:I think something else is going on over there, I've been having technical troubles myself. Besides that Byron doesn't hit me as a mean spirited guy. If he were going to ban Freak I think he'd do it out right. Maybe he wouldn't warn him depending on the infraction or whatever but I seriously doubt he'd just up and change his password while leaving him as an active member.

All I'm saying is don't jump to conclusions. I agree that Freak is an asset to the online Dune community and he has taken care with his words. I can't claim to have seen every post he's posted (too much,too much!) but from what I've seen Freak has stayed "in bounds", as it were.


How do you think it would look if he suddenly lost 13% (~6,000) of his posts?

In case you're wondering, it's all because I used this as my signature:

Image

I assume... :?



Ah. Yes. Nevermind. That'd do it! :lol:

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 15:34
by Freakzilla
Plus, I was on my "final warning" for all my "negative comments".

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 15:36
by A Thing of Eternity
Does it actually lower the over all post count when he bans someone? I think it'd stay the same, and based on your total, plus the totals of the other banned members I think it's very safe to say that fully 1/4 off all the posts there are by banned members.

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 15:38
by Simon
I don't think so. Names remain and old post just say "guest" where the avatar used to be.

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 16:17
by TheDukester
Is Freak actually banned? Wow, if so, then that place is down to zero credibility. It won't even be worth the occasional lurking any longer.

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 16:23
by A Thing of Eternity
He's "secretly" banned. Byron doesn't want the other members to know about it.

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 17:09
by Freakzilla
I can't log on, that's close enough.

You have specified an incorrect or inactive username, or an invalid password.

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 18:11
by Freakzilla
I see Purge has jumped on the ban-wagon. :lol:

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 18:21
by Seraphan
Yup, we're all with ya Freak. You're the man we march with and we wont just let this crap slide.

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 18:21
by A Thing of Eternity
Freakzilla wrote:I see Purge has jumped on the ban-wagon. :lol:


Big time.

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 20:20
by Lisan Al-Gaib
Spice Grandson have made his craziest act.
I'm sorry for you, Freak: Be used like a puppets by Spice Grandson, without be able to login, only able to watch that board being filled with more thrash, and you avatar being used to maintain some status with your great posts there.

Now, it's time for us to transform this board at the biggest and the most important about DUNE. The movie will come, and we have to be prepared to show to new fans the true face of the new books. We have to defended the FH legacy.

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 20:23
by Simon
Freakzilla wrote:I see Purge has jumped on the ban-wagon. :lol:


Seems so. :roll:

In regards to your exile, you had to know that wouldn't fly.

I'll give you points for originality though, that was the first "blaze of glory" in gif form. :lol:

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 20:44
by TheDukester
Simon wrote:In regards to your exile, you had to know that wouldn't fly.

Yawn.

It's their loss ... I think we can all agree on that. Who are you going to have a "discussion" with now, I wonder? Fucking Arnoldo? :? :) :shock:

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 20:53
by Freakzilla
Simon wrote:In regards to your exile, you had to know that wouldn't fly.


Of course. Simon, Byron probably deleted a couple thousand of my posts at least. I grew weary of it.

I'll give you points for originality though, that was the first "blaze of glory" in gif form. :lol:


I wish it could have been more dramatic.

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 21:26
by Purge
What is there at DN to hook in a fan of FH's work? What's the motivation? You are dooming yourself to an experience full of getting posts deleted, of Byron coddling people who appear to have hardly if ever read any of Frank's Dune books, and stiffling of intelligent discussion. They'll never have another poster the quality of Freak. It's been consistently down hill for that forum and it's only down hill from here.

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 21:54
by Crysknife
I'm just going to bitch slap Hyp till I get banned. It makes me feel good.

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 21:59
by Freakzilla
Crysknife wrote:I'm just going to bitch slap Hyp till I get banned. It makes me feel good.


I anticipate this with great eagerness...

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 22:01
by Freakzilla
Purge wrote:What is there at DN to hook in a fan of FH's work? What's the motivation? You are dooming yourself to an experience full of getting posts deleted, of Byron coddling people who appear to have hardly if ever read any of Frank's Dune books, and stiffling of intelligent discussion. They'll never have another poster the quality of Freak. It's been consistently down hill for that forum and it's only down hill from here.


I was so excited when I discovered there was an official Dune forum...

Until I found out Frank Herbert fans weren't welcome.

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 22:23
by Omphalos
Crysknife wrote:I'm just going to bitch slap Hyp till I get banned. It makes me feel good.


Fuck, I wish I could watch that. :D

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 22:49
by Crysknife
My favorite so far:

Hyp:

"Hrethgir" seems to me to be a combination of Middle English, Scandinavian, and modern words spelled backward.

Crys:

Hypatia seems to me to be a combination of wart hog, hippo, and baboon, but mostly the backward sections.


Is this petty? Yeah, but who gives a fuck.

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 23:05
by Freakzilla
Crysknife wrote:My favorite so far:

Hyp:

"Hrethgir" seems to me to be a combination of Middle English, Scandinavian, and modern words spelled backward.

Crys:

Hypatia seems to me to be a combination of wart hog, hippo, and baboon, but mostly the backward sections.


Is this petty? Yeah, but who gives a fuck.


:lol:

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 23:57
by Rakis
:laughing:

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 00:07
by Rakis
Oh...and GOOD one, Purge :P