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    Default A few bans revoked, starting with Jonny

    A few years ago, I revoked Azvarohi's ban. This is because Azvarohi is not actually a bad member, but I banned him because he was basically very "anti-Elias" at one point, which I never understood why.

    Many good members can at times be problematic without breaking a specific rule, and the easiest solution is to just ban them, and doing so will get them to cool off and put aside whatever grudge they're carrying against me or the forum. However, when I ban (not suspend, but ban), the ban period is always put on indefinite, which means that the banned member in question won't be unbanned until the ban is manually lifted. We've had a discussion before about removing amnesty and just make most bans a 6 months period, and while some members opposed that suggestion, I think this may be a more attractive solution now, given that the third strike policy is usually meant to encourage members to read and follow the rules after their first or second suspension, and not ban them forever.

    Anyway, the first ban revoked in this thread, will be Jonny's. Jonny was cool and all, but he got a little bit out of hand with his one-liners, and he also Jewed his profile, which annoyed me, because any member who puts "Jew" everywhere on his profile is obviously signaling that he's going into troll mode. Aside from that, he mainly posted one-liners, which is not a banning offense, but one-liners + derailing threads = not cool. Other than that though, Jonny was cool.

    I'll revoke a few more bans soon, and I'll announce them in this thread and explain why, rather than announcing it in separate/new threads.
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    Quoted for truth:
    Quote Originally Posted by Alaron View Post
    Anatolian Urhemait supporters are mostly butthurt Meds.
    For the lulz:
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    Poland is a misunderstanding. It is a country which lies on the frontier between western and slavic world, and which combines elements of both.
    In fact, they are not even the Europeans in strict sense, meaning European as in bearing the responsibility and understanding of European interests. Poland has always been an subordinate country, on one side sucking German dick, on the other side -- Russian one, some kind of "novice" europeans, who are full of inferiority complexes, hysteria and obsessity neuroses. This is also true for all Baltic countries

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    Hevneren?
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    I support this idea, but the question is, how many of them are actually interested in returning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NixYO View Post
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    but he has too much self esteem to return. I do support the idea of course

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    Well obviously Elias is looking to create more traffic here.

    Just bring back Papa Anodyne and the traffic would spike about 5X. I'm not looking forward to this.

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    For Jonny's sake, I hope he put whatever time he spent here into good use elsewhere. I think that guy had potential, if he just channeled it in the right direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NixYO View Post
    Hevneren?
    It's a possibility I guess.

    Quote Originally Posted by XMidnightX View Post
    I support this idea, but the question is, how many of them are actually interested in returning?
    Well there's always the butthurt type, and then there's the type who get too snobby after a ban.

    Quote Originally Posted by thetick View Post
    Well obviously Elias is looking to create more traffic here.
    Traffic is fine, it's the activity that's a bit low, and banning members right to left hasn't helped increased the activity around here, especially when for example, in Jonny's case, he wasn't the most problematic member we've had on here.

    I'm just appreciating members with potential with these ban revokes by giving them a second chance, even though there's always the possibility that they don't become productive. We'll see how it goes with Jonny; if he can take us to the promised land then there'll be more ban revokes.

    Quote Originally Posted by thetick View Post
    Just bring back Papa Anodyne and the traffic would spike about 5X. I'm not looking forward to this.
    lol I don't know about Anodyne; his standards are probably a bit too high for a forum like ABF. I mean at the end of the day, for all his "Elias you have to ban Mary" rhetoric, it turns out that he's happy about posting on the same forum as Mary. So that makes me unsure if he actually has an opinion on anything, and that he basically says and parrots anything that's popular at the moment.

    Anodyne has his moments though; he's fine when he's focused on a topic, or knows what he's talking about, which isn't all that often to be honest (dude thinks John McCain is a war hero, lol). I'll also admit his ban was a bit unfair, especially because he donated a lot of money to the forum back in 2012, and so I feel really bad about banning the guy, but his ban was really a well deserved one in my totally honest opinion. Dude needs to drop his Mr. Macho Bonanza attitude, and respect ABF more than just using this forum as an outlet to pick fights over stupid bullshit with other members, and then I'm sure we could get along fine, like we used to.

    Don't get me wrong though; I actually like Anodyne, and I know deep down he also likes me too, but it's also undeniable that he is at times a knucklehead (which is true of most members on TA really; no one there knows what they're talking about). It's unfortunate that it is this way though. I banned Angevin the other day even though I actually like him too, but he gave me no choice when he once again went into psycho mode. Anti-social behavior is not cool.
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    Quoted for truth:
    Quote Originally Posted by Alaron View Post
    Anatolian Urhemait supporters are mostly butthurt Meds.
    For the lulz:
    Quote Originally Posted by drgs View Post
    Poland is a misunderstanding. It is a country which lies on the frontier between western and slavic world, and which combines elements of both.
    In fact, they are not even the Europeans in strict sense, meaning European as in bearing the responsibility and understanding of European interests. Poland has always been an subordinate country, on one side sucking German dick, on the other side -- Russian one, some kind of "novice" europeans, who are full of inferiority complexes, hysteria and obsessity neuroses. This is also true for all Baltic countries

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    Quote Originally Posted by EliasAlucard View Post
    It's a possibility I guess.
    Hevneren was permitted to return about a year ago, six months after his ban. He chose not to.

    EVERY banned member that return must improve, we can't be exactly like we were before. Or are you gonna soften up the rules just to get more members here?
    The Future was better before

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    Bring back Anodyne.

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