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Reub

Post by MachineGhost » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:39 pm

Okay, what's the full story on Reub and how long has he been banned for?  Enquiring minds want to know!
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Re: Reub

Post by dualstow » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:54 pm

Damn, is he banned? That explains the absence of a "Religion of peace comes to Brussels" thread.  :o
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Post by Pointedstick » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:59 pm

I heard through private messages (aka the Dark Forum) that Reub got a 30-day ban for something particularly incendiary that he said about someone's child. However I can't find his user so maybe he deleted his account entirely! :-\
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Re: Reub

Post by Greg » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:10 pm

Pointedstick wrote: I heard through private messages (aka the Dark Forum) that Reub got a 30-day ban for something particularly incendiary that he said about someone's child. However I can't find his user so maybe he deleted his account entirely! :-\
You can't find Reub's profile?
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Re: Reub

Post by Ad Orientem » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:39 pm

Pointedstick wrote: I heard through private messages (aka the Dark Forum) that Reub got a 30-day ban for something particularly incendiary that he said about someone's child. However I can't find his user so maybe he deleted his account entirely! :-\
I don't know about any suspension, but I do recall the comment and calling him out for it. Yes, it was offensive. I really appreciate his contributions here, though I frequently disagree with him. But sometimes his point gets lost in the tone of his comments which can be unnecessarily acerbic.
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Re: Reub

Post by l82start » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:00 pm

Ad Orientem wrote: I don't know about any suspension, but I do recall the comment and calling him out for it. Yes, it was offensive. I really appreciate his contributions here, though I frequently disagree with him. But sometimes his point gets lost in the tone of his comments which can be unnecessarily acerbic.
a grain of sand is abrasive, but without it you cant have a pearl - nothing but sand and you get a desert where nothing grows,
 
rube is a welcomed contributor, but its up to him (end each of us) to modulate and temper our posting style and avoid unnecessary confrontation.. there are plenty of forums and comment sections across the entire Internet, where abrasive, corrosive and offensive comments are not only welcomed but encouraged, i like to think that we are shooting for not only a higher standard of conversation but a largely self regulating one..
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Re: Reub

Post by Xan » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:33 pm

Greg wrote:
Pointedstick wrote: I heard through private messages (aka the Dark Forum) that Reub got a 30-day ban for something particularly incendiary that he said about someone's child. However I can't find his user so maybe he deleted his account entirely! :-\
You can't find Reub's profile?
http://gyroscopicinvesting.com/forum/profile/?u=398
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Re: Reub

Post by Pointedstick » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:14 pm

That's odd, for me he doesn't show up in searches or on the member list here: http://gyroscopicinvesting.com/forum/mlist/
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Re: Reub

Post by Xan » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:19 pm

hmm...  It looks like banned users' profile pages still exist, eg:
http://gyroscopicinvesting.com/forum/profile/?u=894
but their names do not show up in the list you linked to.  Maybe that is what happened to Reub.  Or it could be that's the case for the duration of any temporary ban.

As an aside, Kshartle is still averaging more than two posts per day!!
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Re: Reub

Post by MachineGhost » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:20 pm

Ad Orientem wrote: I don't know about any suspension, but I do recall the comment and calling him out for it. Yes, it was offensive. I really appreciate his contributions here, though I frequently disagree with him. But sometimes his point gets lost in the tone of his comments which can be unnecessarily acerbic.
If Reub is "unnecessarily acerbic", I'm awful curious how you would describe my fine self. ;D
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Re: Reub

Post by Mountaineer » Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:32 am

MachineGhost wrote:
Ad Orientem wrote: I don't know about any suspension, but I do recall the comment and calling him out for it. Yes, it was offensive. I really appreciate his contributions here, though I frequently disagree with him. But sometimes his point gets lost in the tone of his comments which can be unnecessarily acerbic.
If Reub is "unnecessarily acerbic", I'm awful curious how you would describe my fine self. ;D
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Re: Reub

Post by dualstow » Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:50 am

Xan wrote: As an aside, Kshartle is still averaging more than two posts per day!!
LOL! That, in a nutshell, is why I'm leery of data mining.
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