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    Had a couple of mails querying this one, so I'll post my explanation here so its all crystal clear, bear in mind we have matched TBS and Expat fan on several different criterea.

    The 'nutshell version' of the story is this, some time ago the guy (TBS) turns up and starts posting some pretty obvious BS rumors in our main discussion area, he is repeatedly warned to stop it, and at least post them in the rumor mill, but he just keeps going, it got to the point he was basically spamming the site, so we banned him.

    He then contacted me via email, and I agreed to give him another chance if he settled down a little and confined the 'rumors' to the rumor mill, he agreed and promptly resumed spamming main, so he was thrown out for good

    We have a policy of once banned, always banned - regardless of the reregistering new names, and we do a fair bit of work behind the scenes towards identifying these guys.

    So thats it really, the guys not actually abusive or any of the normal crap that would get you banned, its more that he will - if unchecked - basically fill a forum with his nonsense. Check out the main forum at dlrarmy.com's boards, you'll see he has already got about 6 topics on the go there, and thats what we are trying to avoid.

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    Originally posted by joedog:
    No problem with your reasoning, but why close topics started by the rest of us to discuss his nonsense?
    There are a few reasons for closing them.
    (1) Its attention these rumor starters seek. They get off on fooling us, a year or so ago there was a guy Bonn who fooled alot of people with a very elaborate story. In the end Bonn basically posted a final jab by saying everyone that bought his crap was a moron.

    (2) Some people beleive the stuff they post and after its proven to be false that thread just ends becomming a huge flame fest.

    (3) If we allowed crap like this to be posted everyone and there brother would be posting BS rumors.

    (4) Why would we want to have everyones hopes get up when we know its something that is fabricated. It just gets ugly if we leave them open.

    (5) Tim B Schmitt is a idiot.
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    I understand you reasons. I just think that we should be able to discuss the latest rumors here in the "Rumor Mill". If Expatfan/TBS/Bonn/Whoever is spouting out rumors, we can all expose him as a fraud, and have a good laugh out of it ourselves. I mean, he's been banned correct? So he isn't going to be posting any new rumors himself. What's the harm in the rest of us discussing the rumors he is posting elsewhere here in the Rumor Mill?
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    Because his rumors are not rumors at all.

    It's just stupid shit he's made up.

    Why dissect a turd when we all know what it's made of??
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    No problem with your reasoning, but why close topics started by the rest of us to discuss his nonsense?
    ExpandedConsciousness:

    WOW!!! HOLYFUCKINGFUCK!!! What kind of Twilight Zone am I living in? What kind of Viagra-Testosterone mix are these 50 year old + guys on? I never thought I'd hear another Dave and Eddie album again. If I did, I thought it would be a mid-paced affair like the Rolling Stones or later day AC/DC. After the TATTOO single I was ready for a poppy album from old guys, with a few nods to harder rock (She's A Woman and Bullethead) and I would have been happy with that.

    I NEVER THOUGHT I'D BE GETTING A FULL-THROTTLE HARD ROCK, HEAVY METAL, BALLS TO THE WALL, FUCKING VAN HALEN THRASH METAL ALBUM!!!

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    Originally posted by joedog:
    I understand you reasons. I just think that we should be able to discuss the latest rumors here in the "Rumor Mill". If Expatfan/TBS/Bonn/Whoever is spouting out rumors, we can all expose him as a fraud, and have a good laugh out of it ourselves. I mean, he's been banned correct? So he isn't going to be posting any new rumors himself. What's the harm in the rest of us discussing the rumors he is posting elsewhere here in the Rumor Mill?
    Even if he can't post anymore, he can still read here at VHLinks. If we continually talk about him, it's more material for him to jerk off to. He should go to one of the porn sites instead to find his wank material.

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    Originally posted by Cabo Kid:
    Because his rumors are not rumors at all.

    It's just stupid shit he's made up.
    so is half of the Rumor Mill, and the other half is someone's painfully lame attempt at "comedy." oddly though, the amateur comedy always elicits responses like this:

    GREAT post, man! LMAO! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    then, OLO says this:

    (3) If we allowed crap like this to be posted everyone and there brother would be posting BS rumors.

    well, even disallowing it ain't working, cause there's still a lot of shit in this forum. at least by keeping it confined to this forum gives people the choice of looking at it or not.
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    The diffrence is we know TBS is full of shit. We cant prove that 90% of the stuff that comes into the rumor mill is fact or fiction. With TBS we know its fiction.
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    And thats about what its worth.

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    Originally posted by Roshambo:
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    Even if he can't post anymore, he can still read here at VHLinks. If we continually talk about him, it's more material for him to jerk off to. He should go to one of the porn sites instead to find his wank material.
    [/QUOTE]Thats basically it really. Why feed his fire?

    We're not trying to be buttheads about this, its just something we have learned through experience about this dude. We're not about to pretend we can check out every rumor, or rumorstarter either, we just happen to know this guys full of it. Everyones so damn worked up about everything now though....perghaps if vh get their act together and start getting productive again we could start a 'fan fiction' forum or something for this kinda thing. Right now though its really 'red rag----->bull' time.

    For instance, he emailed me twice under a new email yesterday, pretending to be a lurker, trying to extract the 'hows' of how we identify him. Then promptly used that same email to register a new name and start up again. The guys a sneak, and a habitual liar among other things.

    We're not about to allow some jerkoff with an overactive imagination get his rocks off by preying on the frustrations of news-starved VH fans - if we can help it. Its not fair on our users and its a waste of bandwith on an internet that sorely needs more pornography floating around! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    [ February 24, 2002 at 10:22 PM: Message edited by: Goo ]

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    Originally posted by twonabomber:
    well, even disallowing it ain't working, cause there's still a lot of shit in this forum. at least by keeping it confined to this forum gives people the choice of looking at it or not.
    I don't understand your reasoning, bro.

    1.) TBS came in lying.
    2.) He was proven to be a liar.
    3.) He was warned about this.
    4.) He ignored the warning.
    5.) He was banned.
    6.) He came back, several times, each of which he was sent packing. Rightly so, too.

    Allowing him to post serves absolutely no purpose.

    Just because there happen to be rumors in this forum that we can't dispel is no reason to give a proven asshole like TBS a voice here. He's going out of his way to deceive us.

    It's the Rumor Mill, not the "Creative Writing Forum." Maybe some people get a kick out of reading such BS but I'm sure that the vast majority of people who read the threads in here, while taking everything with a grain of salt, just want info that's as close to the truth as we can get; not intentionally false stories.

    And joedog, threads based around making fun of this dick only serve to fuel his warped ego. Sure, he deserves it, and no one's arguing that it isn't fun to bag on him, but it just takes up space in an otherwise unique forum. Look at the forum now. There are 7 threads either begun by him or that revolve around him. (This one being an obvious exception, as it pertains to why the guy is gone.)

    Who's all the attention serving? Him. That's why they've been closed, man. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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    And that's why THIS one is getting shut down too.

    This moron has been "gonged". No reason to keep reading about it.

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