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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by KeDo, Dec 28, 2009.
Hey all! I'm a longtime cyclist from the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains! Helloooo!!!
Welcome, hippie. What got you banned?
Well, I responded somewhat negatively to a thread that had a rather elitist tone to it and was accused of sockpuppetry. I actually didn't violate anything mentioned in the code of conduct, nor was I abusive in any way to any member of the forum.
Things seemed to get ugly quickly. I hope to be able to stick around here for awhile.
We're glad to have you here, as long as you keep it civil. I'm not a fan of the mod that banned you over there, and think that they get a bit too heavy handed with the wrong people. Of course, I've been accused of being heavy handed myself over there...
well, thanks for the welcome, and I promise to be nice!
It's ironic that I started the Banned User thread, but can no longer post in it.
Welcome to twospoke.com KeDo.
thank you funetical...:thumbsup:
Welcome aboard. There are many BF refugees here, myself being one of them, except I became a BF refugee on my own because the anal-retentive... umm... character... who is now the head admin, stripped the sig I was using at the time from me even though he publicly admitted that it was harmless. So I simply stripped all the remaining info out of my profile there, logged out and deleted the bookmark from my browser.
They've gone mad with power over there...
Mad I tell you!
Welcome! Glad you made the move for whatever reason.
That's because, as I'm sure you know, with vBulletin forums, only mods, supermods and admins can post in a locked thread.
"Head admin". That's funny. He's the only admin, but has to make sure everyone knows that. I suppose that as time passes, he'll make me look even better.
I know, but I was the admin when I created that thread. After a certain backstabbing incident, I moved myself from the admin usergroup to the moderator usergroup. Then I was given some BS excuse about a "rights audit", and told that they were removing my moderator rights too. And yet, there are people listed as admins who have not logged in for well over a year, and are no longer even employed by IB.
Well, all I know is that I made the mistake giving one of the regulars there a little good natured ribbing (maybe you've heard of him. His name rhymes with "Grotto"), and within a page I was being told to "get the hell out", and asked "who the hell are you?".
I thought this spaztic behavior was quite funny, actually, but apparantly the powers that be and I don't share the same sense of humor.
At one point a few months ago, I took a peek at the Banned Users thread there without logging in, and his user title at the time said "Lead Administrator".
A bit obsessive IMHO...
They're so anal about that place, they actually ban people for harmless 'Rickrolling'. I don't see the point in doing a Rickroll prank, but I don't think it's deserving of being given the ultimate boot.
There were some serious problems with Rickrolling at one time. But I have no idea how a newer member could know that. Then again, they made some cycling noob a mod after a few months and what amounts to a handful of posts. I preferred pre-IB members for mods, since they at least knew what the site was like back in the days of Joe.
I was stripped of my sig over there too... I don't post much so I can't cause too much trouble. I was never was banned for it but it has led me to look for other forums, such as this one.
I'm curious to know what these sigs were.