Abusing the rules gets you a timeout

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Of course everyone knows that, but the whiners, the explainers and the antagonists decide that two wrongs make a right instead of setting a good example, so now the main offenders have at least 24 hrs to reconsider their behavior. Further warnings will double that time and as investment bankers know, that can add up quickly. Seriously? Act like adults. Don't say you did not know because all of you have complained at one time or another. Any e-mails to me whining will go on deaf ears, so you can try it but it won't go anywhere. Feel free to resume normal discussion adults.

Creating an account to get around the timeout gets an automatic tripling of time for each account created and yes, I do know when this happens.

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I appreciate your efforts in attempting to bring back a semblence of civility.

You weren't even posting.

MikeyA

Nice Reply Roland.... Especially since you weren't posting..... Maybe you were too busy with your little doggies that you felt the need to call 13ABC and make a story out of. Now I know you really look at crazy as you sound!

Seeing the comments to your post Roland I have to say some posters still don't get it.

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Thanks, it was getting so bad I was staying away most days.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

"Thanks, it was getting so bad I was staying away most days".Submitted by fredericktheent

I believe you contributed to the threads as well. Show me where MY content was so bad it made you stay away.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

I don't believe I mentioned you, so I'm not sure why you are calling me out so to speak. I'm sure your content was as always superior to most others on the board and without any objectionable content.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

I'm sure your content was as always superior to most others on the board and without any objectionable content.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

DTOM, all content can be objectionable to someone. The only person it matters to is Chris. He makes the rules here. Taking issue with me and Fred is just whining.

Chris could have thought my question of "Are you a homosexual?" was objectionable and offensive as Dale thought it. And if that were the case I'd be suspended right with you. I wouldn't complain about it, it's his site, his rules. As I've told AC and Paul, if you don't like the way the site is run you can always start your own.

Us being able to post here is a privilege. That is a fact whether we like it or not.

MikeyA

I have no problem with the timeout rules.

Chris, you've always been fair and just IMO. From what it seems that offenders were suspended regardless of their political opinion and based only upon the content they posted.

I know of at least one poster that this could drive away. He doesn't like his account being suspended. I will say I hope he chooses to stay.

MikeyA

""Chris, you've always been fair and just IMO. From what it seems that offenders were suspended regardless of their political opinion and based only upon the content they posted". Submitted by Mikey A

Really, based on their content. I believe you too posted in those threads. Show me where my content was out of line compared to yours and some others that have posted here. The only profane language I used was shit, and bitch 1 time. Seriously, Fair ?

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

DTOM, you can discuss it with Chris what he did and why he did it. I guarantee he had a reason and he will respond.

I have crossed the line in the past and Chris has rightfully put me in check. So yes, the decisions he's made I have found to be just and fair. Now you are countering that. You can ask him publicly why he choose to lock your account or you can complain to me about it. Only one will give you a better understanding of how the site is run.

MikeyA

Well, thanks for trying to tell DTOM his "I didn't do nothin', we was just playin', honest!" defense is horse hockey, Mikey.

Well I am still trying to find where he blamed it on the liberal media and a liberal conspiracy... you know... cuz that's what you said us conservatives do when we can't follow site rules.

But actually I'm glad you chimed in here.

What you have right here is two conservatives discussing appropriate action with another conservative. We didn't wait for any liberals to make a complaint. We addressed it from the get go.

Yet, I noticed when you accused me of living in a glass house, I notice you didn't mention anything about Paul's claim that TT was run by an intolerant right winger. So then I'll assume you'll agree. So here are two examples of the same thing. The conservatives are policing their own, the liberals make even more accusations.

MikeyA

Here AC goes picking up right were he left off,. lying again. Bet you won't front page post again, and your language will get cleaned up.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

I have nothing to say, just flagging this as more antagonism from you.

on your post, not why Chris checked me. Chris e-mailed me and said my time-out was for posting to the front page. So that was a misunderstanding on his part, because I have no posts to the front page during those debates with AC..

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Well then discuss it with him. Not with me. My experience with him left me thinking he was fair and I'm confident there are a lot of people here who agree with my assessment.

MikeyA

Even if you told DTOM that it might be a good idea to shut up and stop whining before Chris whacks him with the banhammer for complaining, it'd probably do no good. DTOM here is doing a fine example of undermining the whole "personal responsibility" line of the GOP by crying about his timeout and that he didn't do anything at all, That sort of behavior is why I don't have much respect for most self-admitted Republicans. His behavior is reflecting poorly upon the party name and the fact that you as a somewhat-reasonable Republican can't get him reined in just shows that the inmates have taken over the asylum. Thanks for trying, though.

Wrong.

Also, perhaps you should quit while you're ahead, because if I recall correctly, you got a timeout once already for posting stuff attacking me (polls if I recall) and otherwise mass posting stuff to flush my posts to the bottom of the page. If Chris actually followed his own guidelines as I read them, you'd probably have at least 24 more hours of timeout for being a level two offender.

You don't see me whining about getting a timeout. You're just whining away how you are completely innocent and pure as the freshly fallen snow. You ought to count your blessings that Chris hasn't put you in timeout for whining about being given timeout. Probably, however, you'll just cry more in response to this post, thus proving me right and forcing Chris to whack you with the banhammer again. Consider this me telling you to knock it off before you earn yourself another smack. Or, you can keep whining that Chris is unfair, in which case he's completely justified in smacking you down again, probably permanently. Your call.

We, meaning YOU AC and me, and whoever else received a warning for front page posts some time ago, so again you make up shit. These time -outs were for posting to the front page. I didn't post to the front page, I have the e-mail stating the time -out was for front page posting. So again as usual you're lying. And as to being banned from swampbubbles, Oh MY God, please no, I would have to take one of your cyanide pills.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

"I didn't do nothin'!"

All right then. You're just asking for a PUBLIC spanking from Chris now that you've called him out and called HIM a liar. I'm just gonna be sitting over here with my popcorn while he breaks out the banhammer on you for backing him into a corner.

right, but you will whine about posts that antagonize you, but none of your post are antagonizing.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

Never said my posts aren't antagonizing.

You're whining about your timeout. That's what it's called when you repeatedly claim you did nothing wrong, you didn't deserve one, Chris is being unfair to you, Chris LIED to you, etc. etc.

By all means,

Please proceed with your whining, Keep denying you did anything deserving of a timeout, Keep saying Chris is wrong or a liar. Show us all "the truth". Show us all how you are being persecuted or whatever. You were advised to shut up and suck it up by your own side and you chose to ignore that, so you deserve what you get for it.

Chris can whack me for pointing out your behavior if he likes. That'd be equivalent to shooting the messenger, but if he thinks he stands to gain by it, well then, that's his call.

show me where I said that, I said he was mistaken, but of course your post is not antagonizing only mine, really, you need some mental help,

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

You've done absolutely nothing other than COMPLAIN about the way Chris runs the site, all morning. Post after post followed by more posts. Don't take my word for it, read your posts yourself. It's HIS site, so deal with it. Basically, I believe I got suspended because I allowed myself to sink to a "certain persons" level. That's on me, not someone else.

I didn't complain about a damn thing or complain about how Chris runs the site. You're confusing me with DTOM, who has spent all morning whining about being banned, that his behavior was nowhere near as offensive as, say, Fred's, or Mikey's, or anyone else's for that matter, and that he never did anything that Chris says he did ever. The only things I did was point out that DTOM's already been in timeout land, that if Chris actually followed what I think he said, DTOM's timeout would have been doubled, point out all of DTOM's whining about his timeout and how Chris is unfair etc., and that I think DTOM's just asking for Chris to bring out the banhammer with his behavior.

You, sir, need to re-read everything and apologize to me for your unfounded and untrue accusations. Your buddy DTOM, who you staunchly defend, is the one with post after post about how he's been treated unfairly, how Chris is "mistaken" over what DTOM did or didn't do, etc. THAT is complaining about how Chris runs the site. YOU would probably be best served having a quiet word with your buddy DTOM advising him to shut up and suck it up before his complaining about how Chris is massively unfair and how Chris should have put all these other people in timeout etc. pisses off Chris further. DTOM's acting just like a little brat who got caught and is crying about how he got punished and didn't do anything and if he did then all these other people were in on it and should have gotten punished too. If Chris wants to whack me for highlighting DTOM behaving in that manner, that's Chris's decision.

I'm so sorry you're upset that I threw a spotlight on DTOM's whining, which he's done since he got out of the timeout corner. I offered well-founded advice for him to knock it off and he decided to take offense immediately, after having taken offense at Fred and Mikey. Clearly you want to leap to DTOM's defense and paint me as the bad guy. It's not going to work.

Which debates with me? Are you saying you NEVER posted to the front page about me?

This has been a fun board, but lately just been difficult to visit. Thanks for helping reign it in.

There were too many times where I went to see comments and they were all back and forth nastiness. The use of profanity and very personal insults were too much. I just skimmed over such posts.

I have always been impressed with the way you monitor this site. Thank you, Chris!

Dale, do you mean "we can be like you, if we tried?"

The board was sure happy we weren't around. Oh how repulsive we are....a few here object to our content, but read the posts instead of ignoring them after their first OH MY GOD offensive moment.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

I look at it this way--I messed up, and I got caught. A handful of people doesn't equal "the board". The boss let us come back, and our fans are still here. It could have been a lot worse.

This kind of reminds me of bi-weekly Confession when I was a kid. Did Father Chris make you say five Our Father's and five Hail Mary's, too?

Patience is a great virtue.

Still can't get around on the inside fastball can you?

I like this comment. It made me smile.

Thank you, Mr. Wert.

I like it when my fans read every word I write. It makes ME smile! Please, continue.

Did someone say 'heck' and offend the moderator?

Well, someone didn't use the preferred nomenclature for African-Americans. It was reminiscent of the whole Cliven Bundy thing that nearly everyone on the right wing was on his side until he slipped up and made one racist remark, thus causing mass upset as the entire affair had to be dropped like a hot potato while the perpetrator and his ardent followers continued to proclaim there was nothing wrong with what was said and it was all the fault of the LLLiberals that they said it, or something like that.

Does anyone what "posting to the front page" means? I'm not sure, and I don't want to find out the hard way. Have I ever done it? Please advise.

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