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Asher
16-04-2008, 15:57:49
I just got banned for posting a COMPLETELY inoffensive thread pointing out 8 different bugs/technical issues with Poly.

Locutus then PMed me telling me if I ever mentioned this to anyone, or if I EVER PMED HIM ABOUT IT, he'd ban me for more.

He was completely unreasonable in deleting the thread. He was completely unreasonable in banning me for it. And then he took it up a notch by extending the ban by 1 week every time I PMed him about it.

What the fuck is wrong with people?

Asher
16-04-2008, 15:58:18
The ban is currently at 2 weeks. It was 1 week then I PMed him with a "WTF", so now it's 2.

Funko
16-04-2008, 16:07:47
Isn't the only reason you post there so you can be outraged about them banning you? :confused:

Asher
16-04-2008, 16:09:42
Yes.

I need somewhere to vent. Typically I can vent via PM with Ming at least. But when they ban you for PMing the admin then delete all threads telling you to discuss it via PM, well, that's just epicly retarded.

Funko
16-04-2008, 16:11:01
Success!

Funko
16-04-2008, 16:12:03
I guess they are bored of arguing about your bans. :eek:

Asher
16-04-2008, 16:12:36
I read "there" as "here". But I suppose it works both ways.

I've never seen someone respond so poorly to criticism. You mention there's bugs, he deletes references to it and threatens you via PM. That's just crazy.

Funko
16-04-2008, 16:14:13
Ha. Poly makes CG's 2001 design look cutting edge but doesn't everyone know that?

Funko
16-04-2008, 16:17:49
I guess most people here think, you know what the moderation is like there and if you don't like it, don't post there.

Posting there, getting banned, getting annoyed, venting here just seems totally pointless. So why bother unless it's the bans and fights that make it interesting for you?

Why not just stop?

Asher
16-04-2008, 16:17:50
I'm pretty sure I fell into a trap. It's in a forum called "Feedback" but it's not allowed...

Asher
16-04-2008, 16:19:29
Originally posted by Funko
I guess most people here think, you know what the moderation is like there and if you don't like it, don't post there.

Posting there, getting banned, getting annoyed, venting here just seems totally pointless. So why bother unless it's the bans and fights that make it interesting for you?

Why not just stop?
I enjoy most of the community. The people make it, in spite of the administration. Ming has actually been supremely reasonable recently.

Asher
16-04-2008, 16:28:14
Although I think the OTF community is healthy enough to survive another fork. That's always an idea.

It could be like a counterglow without all of the POLY POLY POLY jes jes jes Europeans. :hmmm:

Funko
16-04-2008, 16:30:11
Quiet.

Asher
16-04-2008, 16:37:56
You be quiet, you're the one with the accent...

MoSe
16-04-2008, 17:30:51
Hi Ashie
wazzup?
longtimenosee

MDA
16-04-2008, 17:42:01
QQ Poly

Asher
16-04-2008, 18:12:43
Hi MoSe, what is up is that I am banned and enraged. Stupidity pisses me off.

MDA: QQ FF UU CC KK YY OO UU KK TT HH XX BB YY EE

Apolyton
16-04-2008, 18:18:28
The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about

Asher
16-04-2008, 18:45:20
Oerdin: Be careful over there, Locutus has openly said he's going to ban anyone who even discusses his actions today.

And if you don't believe me for how innocuous the thread was, you can ask a shitload of people who saw it before it was deleted (Ninot and Wiglaf replied, but there was over 36 views before it got nuked).

Lazarus and the Gimp
16-04-2008, 18:54:24
I notice you were a touch abrasive on this thread.

http://apolyton.net/forums/showthread.php?threadid=176434&perpage=30&pagenumber=1

Asher
16-04-2008, 19:01:49
When am I not.

Basically I was told to stop "spamming" that thread with off-topic stuff unrelated to forum restructuring. Which is funny, cause if you look at my locked thread in Community I was told my dedicated thread for general feedback should continue in that thread...

So I started a general feedback thread that was actually substantially toned down from that thread, with 8 numbered technical issues I found on the site.

Locutus deleted that and PMed me with an extremely arrogant, condescending, haughty PM telling me he's on to my "silly games" and he was going to ban me if I ever mentioned anything related to feedback again. He also said, point blank, "We don't want your feedback".

Then I posted the thread again, 'cause it's PERFECTLY VALID, non-offensive feedback relating to forum quirks that have annoyed me for years.

Then it's deleted and he bans me for one week. He mentions in the PM if I ever PM him it'll be another week.

I PM him, of course, telling him he's being absurd and asked him what the point of a feedback forum was if they delete and threaten to ban people providing feedback.

Then he told me it was a 2 week ban since I PMed him. He also told me I "messed with the wrong man".

I then contacted Ming who told me to contact Locutus via PM to resolve the issue. Classic.

Locutus is a classic case of someone who shouldn't be in a position of power. People like him an Urban Ranger abuse the hell out of their powers when he doesn't like someone.

And I got on Locutus' shit list for pointing out he called Wiglaf a moron without provocation in a thread. I mentioned such content was unbecoming of an admin and he should apologize, at which point he insulted (indirectly) some other people and refused to apologize. There was a bit of backlash against him by most posters involved since it was an obvious insult without provocation to a member.

Ever since then I've been in his sights, and he's on a power trip today.

Lazarus and the Gimp
16-04-2008, 19:23:04
Wiglaf really is a moron, though. And if you're really that concerned about a spot of name-calling, why use a feedback thread as a springboard for repeatedlt calling the staff there a bunch of retards?

Asher
16-04-2008, 19:34:21
Didn't they ask for feedback?

That's not even the point. I didn't get banned for that at all. Or even warned.

Lazarus and the Gimp
16-04-2008, 19:37:27
So what? Are you really concerned about a spot of name-calling or not?

Asher
16-04-2008, 19:39:32
I'm concerned when someone from the administration name-calls without provocation.

All of my name-calling is 100% deserved through the years. :nod:

Oerdin
16-04-2008, 19:45:46
I started a thread asking about why people would be banned for asking why they were banned but the mods deleted it.

Oerdin
16-04-2008, 20:02:05
Another thread is toast.

Oerdin
16-04-2008, 20:47:10
They're in lock step now. Telling me Asher's ban is an issue between Asher and them (and I agree) but they continue to insist they have not banned anyone for asking why they were banned. It just seems so wrong to me that someone should be banned for asking why they were banned; I honestly believe this is an entirely separate issue.

Asher are you sure you have had your ban extended for simply asking why you were banned? No smart mouthing on your part?

TCO
16-04-2008, 22:05:05
Originally posted by Asher



.....telling me...he was going to ban me if I ever mentioned anything related to feedback again. He also said, point blank, "We don't want your feedback".

Then I posted the thread again, (excuses and blabla)

He mentions in the PM if I ever PM him it'll be another week.

I PM him, of course,

(blabla, whine whine)



Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

TCO
16-04-2008, 22:06:39
Originally posted by Oerdin
It just seems so wrong to me that someone should be banned for asking why they were banned; I honestly believe this is an entirely separate issue.



I kind of like it.

TCO
16-04-2008, 22:07:56
Originally posted by Asher
blabla...I didn't get...warned.

Cough...bullshit...cough.

TCO
16-04-2008, 22:58:35
I think Asher has always had a bit of a wierd thing with not being part of the group modifying the site. Not being valued for his techiness. almost like being at a chemical business and not vlaued for killer chemical and business insights...

Asher
16-04-2008, 23:03:05
Originally posted by Oerdin
They're in lock step now. Telling me Asher's ban is an issue between Asher and them (and I agree) but they continue to insist they have not banned anyone for asking why they were banned. It just seems so wrong to me that someone should be banned for asking why they were banned; I honestly believe this is an entirely separate issue.

Asher are you sure you have had your ban extended for simply asking why you were banned? No smart mouthing on your part?

Abso-fucking-lutely.

I may or may not be willing to send screenshots of the PMs to people in private. Lord knows posting them publicly is going to get me banned for more, which is precisely why they have that rule...so they can talk shit to me (and they DO) and do stupid shit like this then deny, deny, deny.

TCO
16-04-2008, 23:03:55
Ashie:

"I gave you a shitload of things you can fix, but you don't know how. Admit it.

Give me your forum database and I'll have it up on vBulletin 3 within 24 hours. I'll show you guys how it's done."

See. He wants to be a helper. I remember this back from MTG.

Asher
16-04-2008, 23:05:19
Thank you TCO. I've offered to help countless times over the years. The Poly admin is caught in a vicious circle of lying...even back a couple weeks the admin were claiming I never offered to help them, ever. Even in that very thread I offered to help them record a podcast efficiently.

Did you know it takes them 20 hours to edit a 40 minute PolyCast? No joke.

Do you know how the admin responded to my suggestions on how to fix it? Insults/disregarding them. Even rah said it's worth a shot, but Locutus ignored that...I'm surprised he didn't delete rah's post.

TCO
16-04-2008, 23:05:41
Originally posted by Asher
Abso-fucking-lutely.

I may or may not be willing to send screenshots of the PMs to people in private. Lord knows posting them publicly is going to get me banned for more, which is precisely why they have that rule...so they can talk shit to me (and they DO) and do stupid shit like this then deny, deny, deny.

Eat the cookie.

TCO
16-04-2008, 23:06:42
Originally posted by Asher
Thank you TCO. I've offered to help countless times over the years. The Poly admin is caught in a vicious circle of lying...even back a couple weeks the admin were claiming I never offered to help them, ever. Even in that very thread I offered to help them record a podcast accurately.

Did you know it takes them 20 hours to edit a 40 minute PolyCast? No joke.

I think you would crawl on hands and knees across broken glass from Evanston to Navy Pier to help them.

Asher
16-04-2008, 23:08:08
The problem with the admin is there's no respect on both sides. I think it goes back to the SidGames things.

In public they mostly appear prim and proper (except Locutus, who looks like an ass in public and is an ass). Via PM, they're dismissive, insulting, condescending, and everything they claim I am. But in the end they have the banning rod and get off on it, so they do it.

Asher
16-04-2008, 23:11:21
To clarify: I didn't get banned for asking WHY I was banned... I was banned for PMing Locutus. He basically acted like an ass, insulted me, and told me if I ever PM he'd ban me. Then he banned me for making that post providing Feedback in the Feedback form.

When I asked him "WTF", he extended the ban for PMing him when he told me never to PM him.

The best part is this supreme douchebag says in his post in the thread that all discussion on the bannings should be done via PM. What a crock of shit. He banned me because he felt like I was showing him up (which TBH isn't very hard), then he couldn't back it up so he threatens to ban anyone (including me) who brings it up.

He deletes the threads in public and bans me for trying to PM him. It doesn't take a genius to figure out this is stupid.

TCO
16-04-2008, 23:21:06
Please, please....someone post a request in the feedback thread for resurrecting the CTP off topic forum.

After they shoot that down, ask for a Civ2 general forum to replace Off Topic.

TCO
16-04-2008, 23:25:33
Originally posted by Asher
The problem with the admin is there's no respect on both sides. I think it goes back to the SidGames things.

In public they mostly appear prim and proper (except Locutus, who looks like an ass in public and is an ass). Via PM, they're dismissive, insulting, condescending, and everything they claim I am. But in the end they have the banning rod and get off on it, so they do it.

Do you remember when you were mouthing off to MTG and I butt raped you to the extent that he spoke up for you? Glonkie. I kiss you tho.

Asher
16-04-2008, 23:28:28
It's hard to notice a butt rape when the pecker is so small.

TCO
16-04-2008, 23:30:50
Asher...you're not actually upset about being banned right? This is some tongue in cheek self-mokcing thing right?

TCO
16-04-2008, 23:31:45
Originally posted by Asher
It's hard to notice a butt rape when the pecker is so small.

you remembered!

Asher
16-04-2008, 23:44:20
Stupidity always pisses me off.

TCO
16-04-2008, 23:48:40
It's a meta...meta thing. So much so that you won't admit it.

TCO
16-04-2008, 23:57:13
please post some sort of anti Candle Bre troll in the feedback thread.

BTW, what are "civgroups"?

Asher
17-04-2008, 00:02:35
They're icons next to posts as far as I know.

The whole forum software there was implemented by someone with the technical aptitude of a retarded, armless child. It's sad. No one ever thought "Hey, we may need to upgrade our software at some point".

TCO
17-04-2008, 00:04:09
Civ group = avatar?

Asher
17-04-2008, 00:13:19
No, it's more like a scout's merit badge but for Civ shit.

TCO
17-04-2008, 00:16:37
Have I earned any?

Asher
17-04-2008, 00:27:07
No clue. Only one I got is from being elected to the HALL OF FAME.

FAME.

Fame, (fame) what you like is in the limo
Fame, (fame) what you get is no tomorrow
Fame, (fame) what you need you have to borrow
Fame (fame)

TCO
17-04-2008, 00:43:44
I'm gonna live forever...I'm gonna light up the sky! Fame! remember my name!

Asher
17-04-2008, 00:47:49
Fucking gay

Sorry! The administrator has specified that users can only post one message every 20 seconds.
What the fuck is this?

MOBIUS
17-04-2008, 00:50:15
Free Asher - lest we forget...:cute:

Lancer
17-04-2008, 00:54:51
WoW crap I remembered my password.

Asher
17-04-2008, 01:01:41
Hey Lancer.

This is starting to feel like home.

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:02:20
They deleted my 'Asher Band II' thread in the OT. It was stupid anyway.

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:03:01
Hey Asher :beer:

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:03:43
:clueless:

I like this guy.

Asher
17-04-2008, 01:04:20
I donated $50 to some single mother in the Philippines to buy another fridge for her drink stand through Kiva the other day.

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:07:30
If one of the sari sari stores near me have a new fridge I'll tilt one back in your honor.:clueless:

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:09:10
:shoot: :bouncmsk: Evasive manouvers!

Asher
17-04-2008, 01:11:35
:funko:

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:13:29
How do I bring that one up? :Poly: Nope, that's not it. ;)

Asher
17-04-2008, 01:14:03
It's how they breed in Europe. I still can't figure out why Europeans look horsefaced though, it doesn't compute.

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:18:17
:lol:

So you got 2 weeks. Did you forward all the PMs to DQ like I suggested?

Asher
17-04-2008, 01:20:51
I got threatened with a ban last time I did that.

TCO
17-04-2008, 01:21:37
Lancer, should I fuck a Democrat or just ride your brother's ass?

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:24:15
Do the democrat by all means. I've done some, plus a few commies and found the experience delightful.:love:

Besides, to do the ass you would have first to dig it up. :yuck:

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:25:56
Originally posted by Asher
I got threatened with a ban last time I did that.

You trolled him, he got pissed which means your troll worked. So, there you go. You got the ban to show for it and the world goes round and round, selah. OOOooommmmmm....

Asher
17-04-2008, 01:27:39
It wasn't even a troll. There's a laundry list of basic, obvious, easy to fix problems that have plagued Apolyton for years. They know about them but the collective intelligence at Apolyton can't figure out how to fix it.

It's the truth. The truth hurts. So Locutus buries the truth and ban those who speak it.

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:30:25
Oh Ok. :clueless:

TCO
17-04-2008, 01:30:45
you know you wanted...

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:31:11
Are you really in the UK?

Asher
17-04-2008, 01:31:24
No, what gives you that idea.

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:31:48
So TCO, are you still self banned from Poly?

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:32:22
Originally posted by Asher
No, what gives you that idea.

It says so under your southpark guy.

Asher
17-04-2008, 01:33:58
That's a photo of me, and my location field is just me trying to fit in with the hooligans here.

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:34:33
Oh Ok :clueless:

Asher
17-04-2008, 01:35:11
I'm going to nip over to your mums, ya?

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:37:18
Oh Ok :clueless:

Bring a shovel.

TCO
17-04-2008, 01:37:52
yes too addictive

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:38:28
:cry: Much better than Polys pathetic cry smiley

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:39:17
Originally posted by TCO
yes too addictive

Nice to find you here :cool:

Asher
17-04-2008, 01:39:29
Indeed

TCO
17-04-2008, 01:41:12
Originally posted by Lancer
Nice to find you here :cool:

How many can you fit in a Galaxy?

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:42:02
:brwncard: What's thisun mean?

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:42:46
Originally posted by TCO
How many can you fit in a Galaxy?

Yikes, what did you say, two?

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:43:54
No I think it's one, what with the 60 to 70 tons they weigh in at.

notyoueither
17-04-2008, 01:46:21
Originally posted by Lancer
:brwncard: What's thisun mean?

Asher would be able to fill you in about it.

Lancer
17-04-2008, 01:51:17
Ahh, thanks. :lol:

Asher
17-04-2008, 02:03:29
Fill you in! Punny

Drake Tungsten
17-04-2008, 02:34:30
Sounds like it's time for another Asher-related revolt...

Asher
17-04-2008, 02:39:27
Damn straight.

They keep deleting threads even after they have 40+ posts and 400+ views. Who are they kidding.

They're adding to the mystique.

Drake Tungsten
17-04-2008, 02:42:41
In their defense, I don't think there's anyone left at Poly who will raise a fuss.

Asher
17-04-2008, 02:47:50
How have you been you son of a bitch?

Lancer
17-04-2008, 02:49:33
Three deleted threads in the last 5 minutes, how to raise a fuss?

Asher
17-04-2008, 02:52:17
You gotta give mad props to the admins. Clearly wrong, but they don't give a shit! Delete the evidence! Delete the evidence! Silence the heathens!

Lancer
17-04-2008, 02:58:59
Make that 4, they just did Sloww's thread. Now there's nothing left. :clueless:

DaShi
17-04-2008, 03:00:23
It's like it didn't even happen.

Asher
17-04-2008, 03:01:10
Life is so simple when you're a mental midget.

SlowwHand
17-04-2008, 03:06:21
I've been following it here,in the shadows.
I was posting:madban:, like DaShi's Free Asher, twice, 2 threads, just as they disappeared. Mine and DaShi's thread. 3. Three of them I was doing that. Mobius' thread was first.
Locked threads, I can understand, but when they vanish, with you in it, it's weird.

Lancer
17-04-2008, 03:06:34
That certainly has helped me through. :smoke: There's a moment when you can see the whole universe.

CrONoS_QC
17-04-2008, 03:07:11
Whoah! what a shitload of old poster & poly poster.

DaShi
17-04-2008, 03:07:41
Originally posted by SlowwHand
I've been following it here,in the shadows.
I was posting:madban:, like DaShi's Free Asher, twice, 2 threads, just as they disappeared. Mine and DaShi's thread. 3. Three of them I was doing that. Mobius' thread was first.
Locked threads, I can understand, but when they vanish, with you in it, it's weird.

You're lucky. Sometimes you vanish too. Remember JohnT?

Lancer
17-04-2008, 03:08:14
I just turned 50, that's not old. :denial:

Drake Tungsten
17-04-2008, 03:09:09
Sometimes you vanish too. Remember JohnT?

I got a one week ban 9 months ago. :)

SlowwHand
17-04-2008, 03:09:23
Anyone know where one could locate a Free Asher bot to unleash? Start like a bazillion threads?

Drake Tungsten
17-04-2008, 03:12:34
BTW, the message you get while banned is completely indicative of the general quality of Poly...

Status: You are banned. Contact us if you fill this is an error

Lancer
17-04-2008, 03:13:14
http://apolyton.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=176494

SlowwHand
17-04-2008, 03:14:46
Ain't that the truth?
I got so pissed off at Dan when he banned me for uploading a No CD crack for Civ 2 for AH. ZIP communication from Dan. Ming had to tell me.

Lancer
17-04-2008, 03:20:36
I could use that, I have Civ II in the phils but not here and don't want to buy it again. Still got the link?

SlowwHand
17-04-2008, 03:22:48
It was an upload. I have the file. I think I got it at Civ Fanatics.

Asher
17-04-2008, 03:23:51
Originally posted by Lancer
http://apolyton.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=176494

Sorry, but what a crock.

This isn't his living room. Fuck, I just recently paid another $140 to the service they sell. This is a community center and rah and Ming and everyone else are volunteers.

The other problem is this -- they claim I basically took the burger he served for free (most expensive burger I've ever had at $140, BTW) and then complained.

In reality, I paid $140 towards a service then I posted in a forum entitled FEEDBACK in threads requesting FEEDBACK and they simply didn't like the answer they got and banned me. Not only did I provide very valid feedback, I also even offered to help them fix the issues and even provided code for some of the issues YEARS ago that have never been fixed.

That's the long and short of this, despite rah's admirable attempt to spin this.

SlowwHand
17-04-2008, 03:26:21
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6297

Asher
17-04-2008, 03:43:19
rah is PMing me and telling me how disappointed he is in me since I was rude. That's why I'm banned for 2 weeks.

It's funny what world he lives in. The thread that was deleted and caused my ban was COMPLETELY FAIR and not insulting or even condescending in the least. I even made sure of it. Many people saw it -- you can ask them if you don't believe me.

That thread was deleted and I was banned for pointing out shortcomings that have existed for years in the site. In a thread for site feedback.

Then I was banned another week for simply PMing the mod who banned me, who threw with that a barrage of insults and saying if I respond to that I'll get another week.

That's just pathetic, is what it is. Rah can make this about me if he wants, but it's about his out of control moderator. They did this same shit with Urban Ranger when he was out of control -- they would NEVER admit it and stuck to the "punishment" he would randomly give out, until they eventually quietly "retired" him. Problem is now the clown doing this shit is a "co-owner" and no one on Poly has the balls to call him on his shit.

Which is sad.

Lancer
17-04-2008, 03:43:45
Thanks Sloww :b:

Lancer
17-04-2008, 03:45:18
Oh come on Asher. I've spent a fair portion of my life calling Ming on his ****.

Asher
17-04-2008, 03:47:03
Hey, I call them on their shit all the time. It's why I'm in their dog house.

The most aggravating thing for them is I'm usually right. Again ,the UR thing -- I called that as a boneheaded decision the second they nominated him. But he was a mod for what, like 2 years? Never did one thing right.

Lancer
17-04-2008, 04:13:45
You troll though, and I admit you play them like a freakin artist. So you get banned, so what? You'll get back, then lay low and something will give you and in and it will be off to the races again. That's life.

Opps, oh yeah I forgot you don't troll. ;)

Asher
17-04-2008, 04:15:06
Oh, I troll. I just expect men on the other side. Ming -- for all the shit I give him -- is good about this. He'll PM with me for hours.

Locutus is nothing but a petulant child who felt shamed by people focusing on the flaws in a feedback thread. He's not man enough to have a real discussion, so he deletes traces of his mistakes and bans the people who bring light to them (including posters who talk about it), then bans the people more even if they PM him about it.

He felt overwhelmed and outclassed, so he cowered behind his admin powers. Meanwhile, the rest of the "Co-Owners" toe the party line, no matter how absurd it gets, just to show solidarity. This is a dysfunctional organization, which is sad.

I'm thinking after the NHL playoffs of opening up a new gaming community site. I've got the know-how and I think a lot of people would be interested in participating in forums regulated with more consistency. Who knows, it may become the Counterglow to Apolyton's PlanetACOL...

Drake Tungsten
17-04-2008, 04:19:57
Please make it better than Eventis...

Asher
17-04-2008, 04:20:37
Eventis is utter crap. It's like Counterglow posters in Jr High.

Drake Tungsten
17-04-2008, 04:24:41
To be fair, I doubt the Eventis kiddies are going to grow up to be Britishy pederasts.

Well, Tassie might...

Asher
17-04-2008, 04:32:27
Tassadar IMs me the most crazy shit sometimes. I can't decide if he's some kind of sociopath genius or a robot.

KrazyHorse
17-04-2008, 05:20:58
Originally posted by Drake Tungsten
In their defense, I don't think there's anyone left at Poly who will raise a fuss.

I just left again. More subtle than last time, though.

KrazyHorse
17-04-2008, 05:21:33
Apparently we're all just guests in Rah's house.

:vom:

Lazarus and the Gimp
17-04-2008, 05:31:27
Hey, Krazy. You're a physicist, right?

Is it possible that there's some sort of bizarre alternative universe where this stuff actually matters?

KrazyHorse
17-04-2008, 05:48:50
possible, but exceedingly unlikely.

JM^3
17-04-2008, 06:02:28
With Asher and KH not offtopic was more interesting than it had been in a while.

JM

Lancer
17-04-2008, 06:23:45
A more interesting day than usual on Poly, and something of a get together here. It was all good except people leaving makes it potentially more boring in the future.

Oerdin
17-04-2008, 06:36:16
Originally posted by Lancer
:brwncard: What's thisun mean?

Is this a 100-nil attempt?

Lancer
17-04-2008, 06:49:01
Huh?

Oerdin
17-04-2008, 07:01:02
Goal protection.

In soccer you get a red card or a yellow card when you do something wrong. A brown card is CG's joke when someone talks about homosexuality, anal sex, or turds in general.

Lancer
17-04-2008, 07:18:45
:D Thanks for the heads up.

joncha
17-04-2008, 09:17:02
Originally posted by Asher
Eventis is utter crap. It's like Counterglow posters in Jr High.

I know you are, but what am I?

C.G.B. Spender
17-04-2008, 09:24:27
superfluous

Oerdin
17-04-2008, 09:26:52
This thread must be very fashionable, it's attracting the finest people.

C.G.B. Spender
17-04-2008, 09:33:56
not to mention you

Dyl Ulenspiegel
17-04-2008, 12:11:37
Wos fir Menschn?

MoSe
17-04-2008, 12:43:34
Originally posted by Lancer
calling Ming on his ****.

I see the brainwashing is deeply radicated, you go on autocensoring yourself even where it's not necessary

MoSe
17-04-2008, 12:45:57
Originally posted by Lancer
How do I bring that one up? :Poly: Nope, that's not it. ;)

:lol:

hey, Management!
why did we forget a : poly : smiley?

Lurker the Second
17-04-2008, 13:12:29
Originally posted by Asher
Eventis is utter crap. It's like Counterglow posters in Jr High.

Ooh, cool. Got a link?

Funko
17-04-2008, 13:13:27
As if any of us made it that far in school.

PLATO
17-04-2008, 13:36:03
Originally posted by TCO
please post some sort of anti Candle Bre troll in the feedback thread.


So...I was too sappy?

C.G.B. Spender
17-04-2008, 13:39:10
No, you smelled like salt

PLATO
17-04-2008, 13:40:44
Originally posted by C.G.B. Spender
No, you smelled like salt

Damn! I've been working on that...

C.G.B. Spender
17-04-2008, 13:43:17
... but?

PLATO
17-04-2008, 13:47:09
but?

C.G.B. Spender
17-04-2008, 13:47:35
but!

Spec
17-04-2008, 13:56:58
Originally posted by SlowwHand
Ain't that the truth?
I got so pissed off at Dan when he banned me for uploading a No CD crack for Civ 2 for AH. ZIP communication from Dan. Ming had to tell me.

Think about it though....its like if Poly was supporting hacking.

A warning would have been good though...

Aside from that, I have read all the posts linked to this matter and I have come to the conclusion that Locutus is a mod/badge-happy bastard. Never seen that side of him before.

If I was the owner of the site, the best that would happen to him is that he would be off witha warning, if not removed from his position. Even taking Asher's thick skull and arrogant history into consideration, Locutus had no reason to react the way he did.

Spec.

C.G.B. Spender
17-04-2008, 13:57:23
I agree

PLATO
17-04-2008, 14:29:00
Originally posted by Spec
Think about it though....its like if Poly was supporting hacking.

A warning would have been good though...

Aside from that, I have read all the posts linked to this matter and I have come to the conclusion that Locutus is a mod/badge-happy bastard. Never seen that side of him before.

If I was the owner of the site, the best that would happen to him is that he would be off witha warning, if not removed from his position. Even taking Asher's thick skull and arrogant history into consideration, Locutus had no reason to react the way he did.

Spec.

Locutus is one of the owners now. It sure went to his head.

Lurker the Second
17-04-2008, 14:48:56
Originally posted by C.G.B. Spender
I agree

In that case I changed my mind.

Drekkus
17-04-2008, 14:58:50
I started posting at poly a lot recently

Funko
17-04-2008, 15:04:49
Hey Locutus.

Drekkus
17-04-2008, 15:06:01
you so fine

Vincent
17-04-2008, 15:23:55
I think Locutus acted quite sensible in some cases. There has been a long history of incidents like this in the past. It's not surprising me that it happened again.
Of course there will be different opinions on appropriate reactions to a behaviour like that. Some may say that's overreacting, some may say it's sensible and other might say they don't care at all. Fact is that the whole thing is a delicate matter and we should accept the way it's handled right now.

Funko
17-04-2008, 15:25:29
You would say that you Nazi.

Vincent
17-04-2008, 15:28:27
There's no reason to call me Nazi. You don't know the details of the situation so I wonder why you think you're qualified to post ANY comment here. If you would take your time to check what's going on and to THINK about it you'd figure out how unfair your comment was.

Mr. Bas
17-04-2008, 15:32:26
You fascist prick.

Vincent
17-04-2008, 15:33:28
At least I'm not a retarded belgman

Mr. Bas
17-04-2008, 15:35:04
I think the name-calling and insulting is quite inappropriate here. This is a family site, so please respect the courteous values normally present here. Thank you.

Funko
17-04-2008, 15:35:54
Ok that's a fair point you cunt.

Mr. Bas
17-04-2008, 15:37:05
Hoor het engelsmannetje nou.

Funko
17-04-2008, 15:37:56
Het klopt!

Tizzy
17-04-2008, 15:38:48
Bas op!

Mr. Bas
17-04-2008, 15:40:00
Afbassen!

Funko
17-04-2008, 15:40:57
de wijn is op

Vincent
17-04-2008, 15:41:01
Sigaretten!

Tizzy
17-04-2008, 15:42:01
Originally posted by Funko
de wijn is op

:cry:

Vincent
17-04-2008, 15:50:45
The wijn-is-op-situation is alarming, but it's nothing that can't be fixed. I think at Apolyton they'll have a method to avoid nasty problems like wijn-is-op. It's a problem when they ban people though, but that's acceptable, as I mentioned above.

Funko
17-04-2008, 15:54:41
Banning everyone is smart in that case.

0 people / 0 wijn = infinity wijn per person

Funko
17-04-2008, 15:55:27
I vote that anyone who discusses the actual maths behind that be banned immediately.

mr_G
17-04-2008, 15:55:35
Originally posted by Drekkus
you so fine *clap-clap*

Vincent
17-04-2008, 15:55:41
?division by zero error

Tizzy
17-04-2008, 15:57:09
It's ok, I have wijn

Vincent
17-04-2008, 15:58:04
See!

mr_G
17-04-2008, 15:58:18
Originally posted by Asher
I just got banned for posting a COMPLETELY inoffensive thread:lol: sure sure sure
btw how thick is that concrete board you've got in front of your head?

Vincent
17-04-2008, 15:58:42
But no wijners ?

Tizzy
17-04-2008, 15:59:17
No-one is wijning at the moment

Vincent
17-04-2008, 15:59:56
Originally posted by mr_G
:lol: sure sure sure
btw how thick is that concrete board you've got in front of your head?
This time he's right. You should come to Apolyton and join my protest over there

MoSe
17-04-2008, 16:01:24
Originally posted by Funko
I vote that anyone who discusses the actual maths behind that be banned immediately.

RECOUNT!

Funko
17-04-2008, 16:02:07
The thread was called

8 problems with Apolyton that those retarded nazi cunts who dare call themselves administrators are too dumb to fix without my help.

Koyaanisqatsi
17-04-2008, 16:10:44
Originally posted by Asher
Although I think the OTF community is healthy enough to survive another fork. That's always an idea.

It could be like a counterglow without all of the POLY POLY POLY jes jes jes Europeans. :hmmm:

If you're serious, I'll help. With the provision that, if I think you're acting like too much of an ass and running things the same was you've always complained about, I get to smack you.

Vincent
17-04-2008, 16:11:56
It would be only fair to unban Asher, it wasn't that bad. He's a good guy

Funko
17-04-2008, 16:12:50
He was being fair and honest. Is the truth bad?

Vincent
17-04-2008, 16:15:21
I guess you keep bullying Asher because he's Asher. It's something personal. If it would be anybody else there would have been no banning.

Funko
17-04-2008, 16:18:36
I guess it's really because we secretly want to shag him and can't deal with our homosexual feelings.

MoSe
17-04-2008, 16:19:34
there's a hole in your life

Vincent
17-04-2008, 16:20:50
I totally agree. We also may be jealous of his manly behaviour, despite (or even because) of his homosexuality.

Asher
17-04-2008, 16:30:33
Originally posted by Koyaanisqatsi
If you're serious, I'll help. With the provision that, if I think you're acting like too much of an ass and running things the same was you've always complained about, I get to smack you.

What would you want to help with? Are you good with compootar gwafics?

Asher
17-04-2008, 16:33:20
I've received actually quite a few IMs/PMs saying they'd sign up for a site. I think quite a few of the more interesting/fun Poly posters would welcome it too.

Vincent
17-04-2008, 16:36:42
That would be great

Asher
17-04-2008, 16:38:30
Your sarcasm is starting to get a bit grating.

Vincent
17-04-2008, 16:40:10
Cheer up, it's not that bad! I'm so happy for you. It seems like things are really improving!

Lurker the Second
17-04-2008, 17:24:35
Originally posted by Vincent
so I wonder why you think you're qualified to post ANY comment here.

HAH! You obviously don't know that the NUMBER ONE item on Funko's resume is:

Apolyton Hall of Fame Member.

Vincent
17-04-2008, 17:26:39
That is true

Koyaanisqatsi
17-04-2008, 17:59:35
Originally posted by Asher
What would you want to help with? Are you good with compootar gwafics?
It was a general offer. I'm good with a number of things.

KrazyHorse
17-04-2008, 18:01:45
Originally posted by Asher
I've received actually quite a few IMs/PMs saying they'd sign up for a site. I think quite a few of the more interesting/fun Poly posters would welcome it too.

I would play. Only caveat is that I need a physics subforum. The icon for it would be my erect penis.

Drekkus
17-04-2008, 18:08:18
Originally posted by Vincent
I think Locutus acted quite sensible in some cases. There has been a long history of incidents like this in the past. It's not surprising me that it happened again.
Of course there will be different opinions on appropriate reactions to a behaviour like that. Some may say that's overreacting, some may say it's sensible and other might say they don't care at all. Fact is that the whole thing is a delicate matter and we should accept the way it's handled right now. Typical Vincent, always taking to the extremes :rolleyes:

Provost Harrison
17-04-2008, 18:16:27
Oh Christ not this again. Asher, trust me, the admin at Poly really don't like you and they will use the slightest excuse to take you to the cleaners. When it comes to Poly, you are going to be a divisive issue until the end of days. Makes for an interesting shitstorm mind you ;)

Asher
17-04-2008, 19:06:21
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
I would play. Only caveat is that I need a physics subforum. The icon for it would be my erect penis.
We would have to overlay an axis over the penis to make it sufficiently geeky.

KrazyHorse
17-04-2008, 19:08:42
I was thinking of using it to demonstrate the right hand rule.

Asher
17-04-2008, 19:25:14
If only we had someone creative to think of a name.

Lazarus and the Gimp
17-04-2008, 19:29:17
It'd be tragic if you fell at that first hurdle.

Asher
17-04-2008, 19:40:30
It's not like you've ever had a creative name before...

PLATO
17-04-2008, 19:54:10
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
I would play. Only caveat is that I need a physics subforum. The icon for it would be my erect penis.

Ahh! That explains why you are so into submicroscopic objects!

Drake Tungsten
17-04-2008, 20:42:25
I would play. Only caveat is that I need a physics subforum. The icon for it would be my erect penis.

Asshole. You totally stole the idea of using the penis as the symbol of physics (and the heart of all thought experiments) from me...

Vincent
17-04-2008, 20:58:24
That's such a tiny idea you can't even steal it.

Sirotnikov
17-04-2008, 21:22:13
Originally posted by Asher
Locutus is a classic case of someone who shouldn't be in a position of power. People like him an Urban Ranger abuse the hell out of their powers when he doesn't like someone.
QFT


And I got on Locutus' shit list for pointing out he called Wiglaf a moron without provocation in a thread. I mentioned such content was unbecoming of an admin and he should apologize, at which point he insulted (indirectly) some other people and refused to apologize. There was a bit of backlash against him by most posters involved since it was an obvious insult without provocation to a member.

also QFT

JM^3
17-04-2008, 21:33:43
The thing is how do we get awesome posters like Wiglaf at some other site?

JM

Lancer
17-04-2008, 21:34:45
Originally posted by MoSe
I see the brainwashing is deeply radicated, you go on autocensoring yourself even where it's not necessary

No kidding? Let me try again...


****


****


*******

:cry:

Oerdin
17-04-2008, 22:16:03
Look at the pretty stars.

Sirius Black
17-04-2008, 22:19:43
WTF is Poly?

Oerdin
17-04-2008, 22:51:16
Locutus is a classic case of someone who shouldn't be in a position of power. People like him an Urban Ranger abuse the hell out of their powers when he doesn't like someone.

I don't know. He did a good job as moderator of the CTP2 forum. I'm not sure why they made Imran part of the staff though. Now there is a guy who is obviously a UR.

Sirius Black
17-04-2008, 22:52:08
Yeah, Imran is such a tosser. I just want to punch him in the face.

TCO
17-04-2008, 23:09:50
Originally posted by Asher
Sorry, but what a crock.

This isn't his living room. Fuck, I just recently paid another $140 to the service they sell. This is a community center and rah and Ming and everyone else are volunteers.

The other problem is this -- they claim I basically took the burger he served for free (most expensive burger I've ever had at $140, BTW) and then complained.

In reality, I paid $140 towards a service then I posted in a forum entitled FEEDBACK in threads requesting FEEDBACK and they simply didn't like the answer they got and banned me. Not only did I provide very valid feedback, I also even offered to help them fix the issues and even provided code for some of the issues YEARS ago that have never been fixed.

That's the long and short of this, despite rah's admirable attempt to spin this.


I think this must be more tongue in cheek anger, since you are too smart to seriously advance the "donated" therefore I can act like a customer argument.

TCO
17-04-2008, 23:10:45
Originally posted by SlowwHand
It was an upload. I have the file. I think I got it at Civ Fanatics.

You GameLeaguer. You had to be broken to the wheel before.

TCO
17-04-2008, 23:19:30
I don't see why you guys are complaining about Apolyton. I always have fun there. That's where Kitty and Glonkie and LAncer and MTG are. They even sort of have a class system where if you've been around longer, you can ignore most of the rules.

TCO
17-04-2008, 23:21:54
What's this Rah's living room stuff? It's a community, no? Always had more that feel.

Sirius Black
17-04-2008, 23:28:06
Originally posted by TCO
I don't see why you guys are complaining about Apolyton. I always have fun there. That's where Kitty and Glonkie and LAncer and MTG are. They even sort of have a class system where if you've been around longer, you can ignore most of the rules.

I always love forum aristocracy. It makes for a kinder, more genteel forum... unlike this dump.

Lancer
17-04-2008, 23:35:28
Originally posted by TCO
I don't see why you guys are complaining about Apolyton. I always have fun there. That's where Kitty and Glonkie and LAncer and MTG are. They even sort of have a class system where if you've been around longer, you can ignore most of the rules.

Who is Glonkie?

Love the thought of my being able to ignore the rules. Could you tell that to the admins? Thanks. ;)

Sirius Black
17-04-2008, 23:39:10
If you just ignore them and act like you belong, they'll just know.

Lancer
17-04-2008, 23:49:08
Ignore em? I :heart: em!

Sirius Black
17-04-2008, 23:51:48
If you ignore them, they'll find you irresistible and :heart: you back!

MOBIUS
18-04-2008, 00:14:49
Originally posted by MoSe
:lol:

hey, Management!
why did we forget a : poly : smiley?

I second that!:bounce:

The more humiliatingly insulting, the better!

Sirius Black
18-04-2008, 00:16:24
I thought this :funko: doubled as the Poly smilie?

Lancer
18-04-2008, 00:27:09
That is perfect.

Asher
18-04-2008, 01:22:44
Agathon's response to that thread is an incredible indictment on the inconsistency and incompetence of the Apolyton administration.

His post is very much slander -- he does this EVERY time I'm banned. He hops into the thread and attempts to perform character assassination when I can't defend myself. He calls me an anti-semite (I can pretty much guarantee you I've been to more friend's bar mitzvahs and brisses than he has...), he tries to tell everyone I've got a serious psychological illness that he has diagnosed, he tells people I've hurled many racial insults at people (when I've not done this ONCE), etc.

And the post stays and he remains unbanned. He then follows that up by directly insulting other posters and those posts stay and he remains unbanned.

The don't even try to pretend that they're consistent or reasonable anymore.

(PS: I've got a Jewish boyfriend (though he's non-practicing...), so how I can be an anti-semite is beyond me)

KrazyHorse
18-04-2008, 01:45:13
Originally posted by Drake Tungsten
Asshole. You totally stole the idea of using the penis as the symbol of physics (and the heart of all thought experiments) from me...

I actually didn't mean to do it. I was trying to demonstrate my ego about physics.

KrazyHorse
18-04-2008, 01:48:33
Originally posted by TCO
I don't see why you guys are complaining about Apolyton. I always have fun there. That's where Kitty and Glonkie and LAncer and MTG are. They even sort of have a class system where if you've been around longer, you can ignore most of the rules.

I left again because Rah was acting uppity about poly being "his living room".

Fuck 'em.

Also, I can ignore almost any rule I want. But they're continually banning glonkie for almost no reason.

I was gone for 9 months, went back for one week and have decided to be gone another 6 months. When the mods and admins and owners get over themselves I'll stay there for longer.

Drake Tungsten
18-04-2008, 01:50:52
I actually didn't mean to do it. I was trying to demonstrate my ego about physics.

It's ok. Penis-centric physics will probably take off faster if a theoretical physicist is pushing it rather than a humanities moron like myself...

KrazyHorse
18-04-2008, 01:52:09
I did enjoy your thread though. It was very thought-provoking.

KrazyHorse
18-04-2008, 01:54:16
By the way, here is what some n00b said to me while I was at Poly this week:

Now unless you are a theoretical physicist, I doubt it very much that your comment was appropriate, and expect an apology

I think my life is now complete.

Asher
18-04-2008, 01:55:30
Classic.

KrazyHorse
18-04-2008, 01:56:05
I practically jizzed in my pants.

Drake Tungsten
18-04-2008, 01:59:38
I laughed when I saw it.

Anyway, I just read Aggie's post; I agree it's retarded. I wonder how he would attempt to explain the merits of my permaban? I doubt he would even bother, as he doesn't have a vendetta against me...

Shining1
18-04-2008, 02:03:38
Now unless you are a theoretical physicist, I doubt it very much that your comment was appropriate, and expect an apology

Brilliant! :)

Asher
18-04-2008, 02:34:50
So Agathon slanders me and blatantly lies about me when I'm banned and unable to defend myself. Rah politely asks him to stop and LEAVES THE SLANDER THERE.

Can anyone explain to me why the admin will delete threads referencing the banning and deletes threads reporting technical issues on the site, but leaves the bullshit slander character assassination threads up for a banned poster?

Talk about a complete lack of common sense. They get so pissed off when I criticize their competence, and yet they constantly do crap like this. It's just inviting obvious criticism.

TCO
18-04-2008, 02:35:57
quit with the tongue in cheeck.

BTW, who is Locutus? Some on topicer?

Asher
18-04-2008, 02:41:29
He's a co-owner now and their tech head.

Sirius Black
18-04-2008, 03:59:48
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
I practically jizzed in my pants.

Did you also theoretically jizz in your pants?

Oerdin
18-04-2008, 04:51:22
Originally posted by KrazyHorse
By the way, here is what some n00b said to me while I was at Poly this week:



I think my life is now complete.

Can you link me to that thread just so I can laugh at him?

Lancer
18-04-2008, 05:20:26
:) It was one of mine iirc, I'll see if I can find it.

Lancer
18-04-2008, 05:22:12
Bumpt it for ya :p

Oerdin
18-04-2008, 05:43:43
Thanks Lancer. That was awesome. :lol:

C.G.B. Spender
18-04-2008, 06:15:27
That was like awesome dude

Oerdin
18-04-2008, 06:44:39
Like... For sure.