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    12.31.69 @ 04:00 PM
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    To the Moderator of VH Forums:

    First of all, I'm fairly new to VH Forums and a huge fan of the band and of the Forums. I find it a good way to get information that you might get from other forms of media, but with valid info on VH Forums, the true fan can stay in tune. So, I apologize if the below is already being handled "behind the scenes".

    Is there any way to ban any idiot that posts a rumor that is quickly found to be wrong and/or the info found out proves that the person was posting purely to get everyone up and crazy? Can't they simply be not allowed to post? I understand that they could sign up under a different name, but at least banning a username gives them another hurdle to climb to post crap. I don't know, I'm not a PC or Internet security expert, so just curious if the Moderators can explain further.

    Look at the idiot in the Rumor section posting that he heard from the usual "reliable source" that Eddie has terminal cancer. I'm tired of all the people posting crap that is quickly found out to be wrong (i.e. TS comes to mind eh?). Like I said, these Forums are great, if they are used properly, fully understanding that not all information posted will be completely accurate. I'm just trying to prevent the blatant idiots from posting, or at least give them some hurdles to climb before posting the crap that they do. All of these "reliable sources" with no references wastes everyone's time.


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    We try our best to keep it to a dull roar - unfortunatly banning really doesnt help in a lot of ways its better to leave 'as is' - then everyone knows the username of the BS artists. We also run IP checks on a few guys that spread BS and expose them when we can.

    In general I think you'll find we run a tighter ship than most in this respect. We try anyways

    Moving this to board feedback BTW

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    I don't believe what I posted in the rumor forum has been quickly found out to be wrong. However, I'd rather be a typical Rumor Idiot than be right. The moderators aren't going to ban me because I'm not the average rumor poster starting rumors to cause trouble. I've been a member here for a long time. While I don't have time to participate like I could, I didn't logon today, sign up and post a rumor. I posted it because I felt it came from a reliable source. I don't give an ass about reliable sources anywhere else. The person who told me this is in the music industry (like I'm sure everyone else is) and I trust their input. I, like THEY do, hope it is WRONG. I just wanted to inform the people of what I had heard.

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    Sal, not saying that you shouldn't post rumors you hear, but it's pretty evident that Eddie does not have terminal cancer.

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    Thanks Brett, my feelings exactly. Sal, no offense, but checking more than one source should be a minimum before posting something like "terminal cancer". Cmon dude, that's some pretty serious crap.

    At least we're on the same page that it doesn't appear to be true from Eddie's NAMM video.

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    Alright, well I suppose if we haven't heard anything by now it must be false. I do hope it is because I think it would be horrible to beat cancer and breathe a sigh of relief, only to have it come back again. Sorry to have stirred up a commotion (spelling)!

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