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Thread: Well, blow me! 120 day ban from 'the other place'

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    Simply Paul Guest

    Unhappy Well, blow me! 120 day ban from 'the other place'

    "Sorry, your posting rights have been temporarily suspended. The suspension is due to end on Feb 18 2009, 11:48 PM."

    Read the whole story [edit: it was the whole story; since then I've had a post removed, without explanation. It wasn't against forum guidelines as I generally see them applied] here: http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/ind...ic=205962&st=0

    It seems I may have been being too generous to think Jeremy had a (curious, but existant) sense of humour
    Last edited by Simply Paul; 22nd October 2008 at 01:32 PM.

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    jerryo Guest

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    Is he serious?

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    Simply Paul Guest

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    Well, I can't post there at the moment, and I have sent him a nice email via his profile (no response yet) so, for now, it seems he is.

    Anyone want to adopt 180+ caches?

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    You're not gonna miss anything Paul - what, in all honesty, does go on over there?!

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    You need to find out if he is pulling ya leg or being serious Paul

    120 day ban for using an avartar is having a laff after all ...

    Has anyone contacted Kev ?

    M

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    Well PUP, I do love a good row, and there aren't nearly enough of those here.

    Mandy, this is the mail I sent to Jezza:

    "-- Copy of email sent to Jeremy --
    Hi Jeremy. You recently banned me from the GC forums for 120 days. I'm asking you to reconsider, as I, and I expect other people will, feel this is a bit excessive. I've changed my avatar and apologise for the distress borrowing yours for a day clearly caused.

    Paul

    User's Profile:
    http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=2bb72f97-7ffc-4981-a07a-e8ee4b9a244d"

    Still no response, so at the moment, I think he's either serious, or just not that funny. The thread was about heavy-handed forum moderation- the irony isn't lost on me.
    Last edited by Simply Paul; 21st October 2008 at 11:49 PM.

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    Can anyone knock up a Groundspeak Forums greasemonkey script that tells you you've been banned even if you haven't, just for the feelgood factor that no doubt ensues?

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    Simply Paul Guest

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    Would someone kindly add a link to this thread from that one please? Ta

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    Done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simply Paul View Post
    Well PUP, I do love a good row, and there aren't nearly enough of those here.

    Mandy, his is the mail I sent to Jezza:

    "-- Copy of email sent to Jeremy --
    Hi Jeremy. You recently banned me from the GC forums for 120 days. I'm asking you to reconsider, as I, and I expect other people will, feel this is a bit excessive. I've changed my avatar and apologise for the distress borrowing yours for a day clearly caused.

    Paul

    User's Profile:
    http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=2bb72f97-7ffc-4981-a07a-e8ee4b9a244d"

    Still no response, so at the moment, I think he's either serious, or just not that funny. The thread was about heavy-handed forum moderation- the irony isn't lost on me.
    A bit excessive

    Thats the understatement of the year Paul

    I think he's having a laugh pet, well I hope he is

    No one was hurt no harm was done, it was only a laugh, maybe we aren't allowed to do that any more either hmy:

    M

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    Simply Paul Guest

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    Thanks PUP.

    I have a place in the history of the other forum, along with Kev, if nothing else! I'm enjoying the martyrdom as far as I'm able. Silver linings and all that...
    ...but really. What sort of message is the big boss sending out to a community (and profitable web business) which exists wholly on the good will of its members? It doesn't matter too much to me- There's this forum, and I've a couple of dozen other GC.com accounts (I won't call them sock puppets- they're not used for sock-puppeting. Let's call them alternative names) if I really feel the need to post 'over there'- but think of all the poor folk who can't now benefit from that ol' Simply Paul wit and wisdom there?

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    Simply Paul Guest

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    Update:

    "I was pulled away from my first day off in almost a year to let me know that people are screwing around with my photo in the forums in what I can only see as an attempt to provoke the moderators.

    Take a break.

    Jeremy"

    My reply:

    "A little lighthearted japery Jeremy. I've changed it and I've apologised. It certainly wasn't an attempt to provoke the moderators on my part. Had it been, I'd have used this version:

    edit: Mongoose39uk / Committee Member Join Date: Apr 2004 / Posts: 192 / Thanks: 2 / Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Doctored Avatar
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    Paul, I am receiving complaints about your use of the doctored jeremy Avatar.

    Please can I ask that you edit this out youreslf

    Cheers

    Tony

    Removed, as requested, but in case you think it must have been 'terrible', I'm leaving a link to it (unless I'm told to remove it too): http://www.snapsandbytes.co.uk/charlie.jpg/edit end

    Sorry you've been pulled away from a break. The stresses of running your own business. Too much stress, perhaps? If one of us needs a break, I think it could be you.
    Paul"
    Last edited by Simply Paul; 22nd October 2008 at 01:43 PM.

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    Simply Paul Guest

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    I have put seven caches I've adopted in the past up for readoption:

    Visit Tim & Jon's 1st Re-Stashed
    http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...b-2f08e5dd4e34

    Visit Tim's No 2 - The Second Attempt
    http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...d-dc5669d13b91

    Visit Gravity Hill? (Bucks)
    http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...1-1880934534d3

    Visit Pulpit Sermon (Bucks)
    http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...5-dadec28db54f

    Visit HM4 - A gate to nowhere (Herts)
    http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...4-a63981c828bd

    Visit Blenheim Palace (get in free!!!)
    http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...f-0bc1e5deb1af

    Visit Treacle Well
    http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...f-9bdfcf82eb99

    And I'm offering my London Virtual up for adoption (if this is still allowed) too:

    Visit SUBTERRANEAN SUB-AQUA (Isle of Dogs/Greenwich)
    http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...4-1587ab8a60af

    I've archived three other caches tonight, rather than do maintainance on them. My good will towards Groundspeak has run dry.

    Could someone copy and paste the above post over to The Other Place for me, as my old mate AgentProvocateur has also been banned for posting there
    Last edited by Simply Paul; 22nd October 2008 at 01:18 AM.

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    JeremyR Guest

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    No, no, I'm a different Jeremy, honest

    Jeez. Utterly speechless except what I wrote over there... I thought/hoped he was joking.

    [edit: please note, the following is a joke not a serious suggestion! It had a smiley, thought that was enough to distinguish it from a serious suggestion :P]
    Anyone up for a concerted campaign to get as many UK forum regulars as possible to change their avatar to Jeremy Irish's?

    My better half says that's a really bad idea but it would be kinda fun, no?...
    [edit: end joke]
    Last edited by JeremyR; 22nd October 2008 at 11:22 AM.

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    Simply Paul Guest

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    Feel free to use the one above. Technically it's not Jeremy's...

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