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Offline So Cruel

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JTBaby's been banned
« on: May 31, 2013, 09:28:04 PM »
One of the best posters on this forum has been banned.

I disagreed about a lot of things with JTBaby; he is liberal, I am conservative; he is non-religious, I am Catholic; he hates How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb , I think it's their best album of the 00's, etc... but even though we didn't always agree I still respected his opinions as he wrote with intelligence and wit.

Some U2 fans act like the band walks on water and everything they do/have done can not be questioned. JTBaby definitely fell into the group that questioned some of the things U2 have done and are doing. He never gave them a free pass, but I thought he was fair in explaining his reasons for not loving everything U2 have done, especially in the last 10 years.

I hope the MODs can forgive whatever sin JTBaby committed. This forum is a better place with posters like JTBaby on it, not at some other site.



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Re: JTBaby's been banned
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 09:32:32 PM »
Uh oh!

I hope he comes back too.

I saw that some of his posts had been cautioned or removed on threads in the past few weeks, but not sure why or which, maybe the ones in response to bethere?

Is he in detention, or is he suspended, or expelled?

Mods??

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Re: JTBaby's been banned
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 10:05:57 PM »
This is heart breaking. I didn't always agree with him either, but I did respect his opinions too.

I hope it's only temporary.

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Re: JTBaby's been banned
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 10:20:53 PM »
I do remember Matt McGee calling him out on his grammar nazi ways once. He was hit and miss with me, we got along i guess. When he wasnt condescending me over my use of "should HAVE" instead of "should OF" lol.



RIP JTBaby.

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Re: JTBaby's been banned
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 10:26:05 PM »
They shouldn't of banned him.

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Re: JTBaby's been banned
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 10:30:49 PM »
Yea, he gets banned and this Promenade/Sugar Cubes guy is free to troll as he pleases? Give me a break.

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Re: JTBaby's been banned
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2013, 11:37:56 PM »
It's gotta be no fun being a mod.  :-\

There seems to be a healthy mix of passion, indignation, and condescension on some threads. Weeding through all that and deciding what crosses the line, plus responding to the reports of offended posters, must be quite trying.

In any case, JTBaby will be missed. He was from my neck of the woods and had some insights that were interesting to me as a relatively young U2 fan. 

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Re: JTBaby's been banned
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2013, 11:50:51 PM »
For info - both JTBaby and Bethere have been given a 7 day ban 'timeout'.  The Mods were receiving higher than normal reported posts and complaints about their ongoing 'discussions' and how it was hijacking thread after thread and impacting members experience on the forum.

With regard to other members activities we are monitoring activity as usual.

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Re: JTBaby's been banned
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2013, 02:02:00 AM »
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They shouldn't of banned him.

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Yea, he gets banned and this Promenade/Sugar Cubes guy is free to troll as he pleases? Give me a break.

I'd sure appreciate it if forum members wouldn't make judgments (like the above) without knowing all of the info happening behind the scenes. Can we agree to that? Thx.

I should add to sing's post that JT has already tried to sneak back in by registering another account, and that account has been fully banned. (Not exactly the kind of thing that makes us eager to welcome him back in a week.)

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Re: JTBaby's been banned
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2013, 05:13:39 AM »
Thanks, mods. We really do appreciate all that goes into maintaining such a terrific site!

It seems JT is in Time Out and tried to get up. JT!

Hope he can come back in a week or so.

Gotcha on the hijacked threads.

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Re: JTBaby's been banned
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2013, 09:48:32 AM »
Good Riddance.  He was negative and argumentative a great deal of the time. Good job mods.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2013, 09:50:29 AM by zootv »

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Re: JTBaby's been banned
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2013, 10:45:17 AM »
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Good Riddance.  He was negative and argumentative a great deal of the time. Good job mods.

You know what Bono says about ridding the room of argument...

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Re: JTBaby's been banned
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2013, 10:54:51 AM »
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Good Riddance.  He was negative and argumentative a great deal of the time. Good job mods.

You know what Bono says about ridding the room of argument...


I get that but arguing just for the sake of argument is no good to anyone.

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Re: JTBaby's been banned
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2013, 11:14:49 AM »
JTBaby wasn't bad all the time, usually when posters like Bethere are around

I hope Bethere chooses to stay away so the old JTBaby can come back.

Thanks for stopping the growing argument Mods

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Re: JTBaby's been banned
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2013, 12:32:05 PM »
Hope he's back soon. Each day I'ma pour a bit of my Thunderbird out on the ground for him until he's out of lockdown.