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Should ThePrimeBait, Cornfed, and Mr.Darcy be banned?

Yes
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25%
No
21
75%
 
Total votes : 28

Banning Poll

Postby fschmidt » February 17th, 2014, 6:39 am

Not that I believe in democracy, but I am curious to see what the majority think.
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Postby Winston » February 17th, 2014, 1:14 pm

Why do you want to ban them? For what reason?
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Postby Voice of Reason » February 17th, 2014, 1:49 pm

Winston wrote:Why do you want to ban them? For what reason?


zboy made a post asking who should be banned, and apparently many HA forum members want those three users banned.
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Postby Ghost » February 17th, 2014, 2:58 pm

I think democracy is nothing more than mob rule. Cornfed is clearly not a troll; he has opinions and beliefs (which he argues for instead of just throwing around) that some here do not like. This forum is supposed to be based in free speech. And if they are banned, I will leave too. I can't stay and support such hypocrisy. And this forum has fallen in other ways as well. I would rather take what help I can offer and help those with better principles and morals.
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Postby fschmidt » February 17th, 2014, 7:06 pm

Winston wrote:Why do you want to ban them? For what reason?

I don't want them banned. I voted no. But it seems that they have been banned. See:

http://www.happierabroad.com/forum/view ... hp?t=22133
http://www.happierabroad.com/forum/view ... hp?t=22136
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Postby Jester » February 18th, 2014, 7:47 am

Sorry to hear if Cornfed has been banned, he is abrupt and refreshing.

Mr. Darcy has done some racebaiting and trolling, easy to ignore though.

Primebait is a troll-y sometimes, other times he has valid comments.
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Postby ?????? » February 18th, 2014, 8:33 am

Just to let everyone know, I did not participate in the vote that got Primebait and Cornfed banned. I haven't been here as long so I don't really know them. So I stayed out of it.
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Postby magnum » February 18th, 2014, 1:36 pm

I disagree with a lot of cornfeds crap, but that isn't to say he should be banned.

if we are going to ban based on ass whole rhetoric and opinion or even immorality we would have no forum members.
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Postby E Irizarry R&B Singer » February 18th, 2014, 2:20 pm

Pretty much what Magnum says. They don't bother me to the point that they should be banned.

I just wish better posters came back. I miss cats like AiB, ContrarianExpatriate, All_Is_Man, more posts from SkateboardStephen, at least we have Terrance back when I thought he was scared away, a lot of other guys I had not mentioned should be here. Spammers are the only ones whom should be banned. Enough said.
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Postby tre » February 18th, 2014, 8:22 pm

I just added my vote for NO...first time I'd seen the poll.

Who wants a bet that this banning does more harm than good? Did we not learn anything from the ridiculous AIB ban?
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Postby tre » February 18th, 2014, 8:29 pm

Ghost wrote:I think democracy is nothing more than mob rule.


^^^Exactly right. However, even in the heavily flawed system of democracy, these guys wouldn't have been banned according to the overall votes....
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Postby Rock » February 19th, 2014, 5:24 am

tre wrote:
Ghost wrote:I think democracy is nothing more than mob rule.


^^^Exactly right. However, even in the heavily flawed system of democracy, these guys wouldn't have been banned according to the overall votes....


Exactly. Here we have a mod who initiates a poll to skirt responsibility but when it doesn't go his way, he still bans them and cites majority rule. When called-out on this, he claims many of the offended posters refused to even vote until the 'trolls' were gone.

If we take him at face value on this (over 12 additional non-voting posters PMing him), then we are encouraged to secretly whine to mods to get what we want here. But more realistically, I think we all know that he didn't get PMs from that many quiet contributing members.

zboy1 himself wanted this and when his little poll didn't work, he moved-on to plan b - manipulate the truth to justify the bans instead of accepting the poll outcome or taking personal responsibility for his actions.

If I could be given a one-time unconditional ban hammer, guess who I would use it on.
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Postby Mr Natural » February 19th, 2014, 7:54 am

Rock wrote: we have a mod who initiates a poll .... but .... we are encouraged to secretly whine to mods to get what we want here.


I found that interesting as well. Also thought it was amusing that in the thread where he was asking who should be banned, seems Winstons name came up most often.
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Postby fschmidt » February 19th, 2014, 9:59 pm

The vote right now is 5 for banning and 18 against banning. So even on democratic grounds there is no justification for this ban. I will stop actively posting here until this ban is reversed.
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Postby davewe » February 19th, 2014, 10:58 pm

If a mod or the forum owners want to ban someone - that is their right. If someone breaks a rule - or breaks it often - I have no problem banning him. But asking everyone's opinion seems silly. The mod either has the guts to do it or don't do it - and suffer the complaints either way.
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