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07-13-2021 at 07:54 AM
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The Ban Hammer was busy

I noticed this morning that the ban hammer came down three times.

BANNED

Stilphen

William rosa

Robert Mruckzek

I am hoping that the bans are not permanent and that cooler heads will prevail. We all get caught up in forum debates and sometimes our passion for truth gets the best of us.

Queue sad music...

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  1. Fly's Avatar

    BANG!! BANG!!



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  2. bensweeneyonbass's Avatar

    I'm guessing it was because of that Kaboom thread and if that's all it was for I'm sure it'll be a temporary ban.

  3. Lauren Tyler's Avatar

    I wonder why they were banned. Anyone know?

  4. Pixe Sukola's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren Tyler

    I wonder why they were banned. Anyone know?

    They were insulting each other back and forth for days or probably weeks in a Kaboom post.

  5. datagod's Avatar

    Robert has confirmed that he is Gone for Good FOR GOOD.

    RTM: 1st time perma ban. Not even Rudy and Roy ever got socked with that before.



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  6. datagod's Avatar

    From what I could see, there were many days of back and forths in several forum threads. Name calling, accusations, bickering.

    I am hoping the bans are not permanent and that the gentlemen involved will learn from their mistakes.

  7. sdwyer138's Avatar

    Did you delete freeko's comment, or did he?

  8. thegamer1185's Avatar

    Whatever, they are all a bunch of...Wait a minute!! Phew, that was a close one. Almost got my own dumbass banned for name calling. Oh darn it, I just did it to myself. Gee golly, better go get the soap and wash my hands off for poor language. Get it!? Instead of washing my mouth out with soap for saying it, I'm washing my hands off for typing it!? This stuff is gold Jerry! Gold!


  9. datagod's Avatar

    Freeko's comment was non productive, so I removed it. There was no need to reply to it, as that would just cause an escalation. Gotta keep the drama to an absolute zero.

  10. lexmark's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by datagod

    Robert has confirmed that he is Gone for Good FOR GOOD.

    RTM: 1st time perma ban. Not even Rudy and Roy ever got socked with that before.




    I'd bet my balls that that is just a generic message. There's NO WAY any of them said anything that would deserve a life ban!

    However. I would have banned RTM for that crap Galaxian submission where he couldn't get the settings right. And I would have banned Rossa ages ago for pretending to be clever, but really a troll :)

    But seriously, hope they are all back soon!



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  11. Barthax's Avatar

    Stilphen & RTM have had back-and-forths since the early 2000s. Snowflake has pursued RTM across the forums for years. None of their behaviour was new.

    I don't see anything I'd term as "highly escalated" but it is generically against the Ts&Cs. Perhaps TG got tired of it. Could have been stuff happening in PMs.

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    Updated 07-14-2021 at 03:46 AM by Barthax
  12. timmell's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by datagod

    Gotta keep the drama to an absolute zero.


    Then @TWIN GALAXIES should remove these The forums and wall posts ability . Leave only communication to submission threads. Then they don't have to waste time on moderating and babysitting.

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  13. datagod's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by timmell

    Then @TWIN GALAXIES should remove these The forums and wall posts ability . Leave only communication to submission threads. Then they don't have to waste time on moderating and babysitting.

    We heard you the first 500 times friend, no need to keep beating the dead horse. It has already been lead to water and drowned.

    Wall posts and forums are a way of gathering people of like minds together to discuss their mutual hobbies and interests. Yes they sometimes need to be moderated, but that is the same across all forms of public communication.

    If Twin Galaxies were devoted 100% to submissions and allowed no communication other than purely on topic adjudications, it would STILL need to be moderated. People will dig at each other in the submission messages, in the adjudications, even in the submission itself.

    I recall a lovable rascal in particular (since reformed!) would say "I ABSTAIN!" which would of course cause a reaction from both the submitter and his supporters.

    For a leaderboard that has almost zero interaction, might I suggest you peruse the PinballFX3 scores on Steam. You will see yours truly has trounced your scores in almost every way. :)

    All kidding aside, God Bless you Michael, you are a true hero of Twin Galaxies and I love and respect you.

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  14. thegamer1185's Avatar

    If I didn't have the forums to read, where would I get my funny pages? A newspaper? Yeah, right.

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  15. Desidious's Avatar

    If you cannot let go of the past then there's no hope for your future.

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  16. bensweeneyonbass's Avatar

    Although I'd never Bet My Balls on anything, I agree with Petric that they bickered and insulted a lot, and there was profanity in some of it, but I can't see a permaban because of that.


    As for Sroka's insistence that there is only communication on submission threads - people who wish to bicker and fight will just take the bickering and fighting to the submission forum. It wouldn't be much different IMO. EDIT: Bill said this already but yeah.

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    Updated 07-14-2021 at 09:48 AM by bensweeneyonbass
  17. Barthax's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by bensweeneyonbass

    Although I'd never Bet My Balls on anything, I agree with Petric that they bickered and insulted a lot, and there was profanity in some of it, but I can't see a permaban because of that.


    As for Sroka's insistence that there is only communication on submission threads - people who wish to bicker and fight will just take the bickering and fighting to the submission forum. It wouldn't be much different IMO. EDIT: Bill said this already but yeah.


    LOL, yeah, as was pointed out some individuals have already done that!

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  18. timmell's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by datagod


    We heard you the first 500 times friend, no need to keep beating the dead horse. It has already been lead to water and drowned.


    I'm gonna beat a dead horse. That's how many of us here got TG to create a better system for Multiplayer submissions over TG Cryptocurrency. Even if the scoreboard is a ghost town, that is why we are all here. Otherwise we would have never came together with out the scoreboard. Perhaps we would still cross paths on a Discord community about retro gaming, etc.

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  19. Lauren Tyler's Avatar

    Just another day on Twin Galaxies.

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  20. bensweeneyonbass's Avatar

    If someone goes somewhere else and finds a better fit, I think that's okay and it seems like it could be a benefit to that person. Moderation can be a valuable tool for any community even if it results in some people being prohibited from participating. I disagree that banning member is generally bad because it reduces our numbers. That's not really the point of this community - maximizing numbers at any cost. It's quality over quantity. These are just my opinions. Yes more active members is a good thing, but it's not the only thing.

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