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[*] posted on 10-12-2006 at 19:19
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vulture sent me a U2U saying I should remove the Orwell quote from my signature, or kiss my account goodbye. Hah! Doesn't anyone find it ironic that I would get censored for quoting Orwell?!



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[*] posted on 10-12-2006 at 21:44


No one ever said this forum was free and democratic, at least in any way as such a real government may function...



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[*] posted on 10-12-2006 at 23:39


Misogynistic much?



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[*] posted on 10-12-2006 at 23:42


Not at all. Merely pointing out one difference about women from men that has held up fairly well (the statement is essentially factual). It's equivalent to saying that little girls prefer dolls to toy trucks (whether this is due to social or biological influences is irrelevant in this case). If you don't get it, you clearly haven't read much Conrad. And your insulting a prominent humanist like Orwell is pretty lame.

[Edited on 11-12-2006 by Quince]




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[*] posted on 11-12-2006 at 14:33


Like I said, don't try to be a smartass. At the time I sent the U2U your signature contained a line that was clearly insulting to another member.

Next time you pull anymore of this crap your account is gone without warning. Join a usenet group if you really need to be obnoxious.

[Edited on 11-12-2006 by vulture]




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[*] posted on 11-12-2006 at 17:20


Good call vulture. I privately suggested he tone it down in a PM, to no effect. Now he tries to mislead about the real cause of the criticism.:(
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[*] posted on 11-12-2006 at 17:52


Was Quince the one with the Mengele quote in his signature?
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[*] posted on 12-12-2006 at 13:48


He was indeed pantone. A rather.. ah, pleasant fellow to deal with by most accounts.
He's got some pretty cool ideas - and a hot head to match unfortunately.
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[*] posted on 12-12-2006 at 14:56


He's lead a trail across several forums, apparently moving on between his fancy and his inevitable loss of posting priviledges. Apparently, he doesn't learn too quickly about emotional intelligence.

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[*] posted on 12-12-2006 at 15:20


Probably show up again soon under a different handle.



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[*] posted on 12-12-2006 at 16:31


I noticed that during the last few weeks (month?) he was acting strange or maybe I just never noticed him before...?



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[*] posted on 12-12-2006 at 17:07


Maybe he gave himself some sort of heavy metal poisoning which made him go mad. He has been extremely irritable, perhaps he was bit by something rabid :o



Anyways, Quince wasn't that bad of a guy but then again, I've never been personally insulted by him. I think he should re-evaluate what it means to be a member of an online forum and think of his responsibilities and find some civilities.




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[*] posted on 12-12-2006 at 17:43


He went in spurts, sometimes 'normal' and othertimes could just fly off the handle at nothing. I've been insulted by him once a long time ago. Meh...its the internet. But it does not have place on a scientific board.

Some of his views were 'out there' by current political standards, which I had nothing against(I actually agree with some of it), but the rampant insults were the cause of his ban.

[Edited on 13-12-2006 by The_Davster]




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[*] posted on 23-5-2007 at 23:39


Quote:
Originally posted by pantone159
Was Quince the one with the Mengele quote in his signature?

I wasn't quoting Mengele, I was using his name in my signature, you cretinous imbecile! Do you even know what the word 'quote' means, you fucking twat? There was no quote in my signature at all.




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[*] posted on 24-5-2007 at 01:10


MTBF for nixies is less than half a year :o ?



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[*] posted on 24-5-2007 at 01:52


I suspect we all agree with you woelen, but what does MTBF stand for (Possibly Mean Time Before ...what?)?
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[*] posted on 24-5-2007 at 01:58


Mean Time Between Failures.

But this isn't; it's just a hiccup.

And for crying out loud, it really wasn't a quote. Learn to separate content of a post from dressing.

[Edited on 24-5-2007 by Nixie]




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[*] posted on 24-5-2007 at 04:01


Warning somebody means precious keystrokes which tire my wrists...klicking the ban button is just one finger movement..ah! Such a dilemma!



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[*] posted on 24-5-2007 at 05:39


Anyone want to guess which finger vulture extends to push the BAN button?
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[*] posted on 24-5-2007 at 05:42


Play nice.



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[*] posted on 24-5-2007 at 21:18


[Edited on 5-24-2007 by Polverone]



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[*] posted on 24-5-2007 at 21:21


Consider this post a restraining order. The only communication between you two from now on should be polite and ideally of a technical nature. I will be the arbiter of politeness, so if in doubt, don't send the message. This includes private messages.



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