[Announcement] Mathias

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Dave

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He's banned. We talked about it in the moderator area and while not unanimous, it was decided that it was better for the community in the long run.

I hate that I had to do this. As I said, I like and respect Mathias. I truly don't understand his motivations sometimes. The biggest factor in this is that through it all he still feels he did nothing wrong. I and the other mods do not agree with this.

I'm going to watch for a bit but I will not be doing any answering of threads. I know I'll take shit from this and to an extent I agree. I hate this shit.
 
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SeraRelm

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While I can't say I agree with his banning, I admire your dedication in shouldering this and respect you for standing by your guns (hired or otherwise).
 
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For the most part, he was an all right guy. But when someone got riled up, he never broke off. Instead, he kept going. And when he did, he went for the jugular (see also: his COMPLETELY uncalled for and unnecessary comment to LittleSin).

Like I said, he was an all right guy for the most part.

But I won't miss him.
 
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Dave, while I agree you'd've taken shit no matter what choice was taken in the end, I'd also like to offer you props for being here to make this decision. Running this nuthouse can't be an easy job, and you deserve major brofists for all the crap you put up with.
 
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I will, for the exact reasons mentioned in the infamous "Y we bad peepul?" thread.
What he said to LittleSin: "Yeah, why don't you focus on disciplining your son instead of latching onto me."

That's completely inexcusable for several reasons: 1) it's an unneeded personal attack, 2) it had nothing to do with the conversation at all, 3) it was completely childish.

It's that kind of shit I refer to that I won't miss.
 
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Inquiring minds want to know, in the face of stated contempt at any attempt at sanction, and public intent to circumvent or evade any ban, how any mod worth the title would even consider letting him stay? The mind boggles.
 
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I get it, and I don't begrudge you the decision, but I don't have to like it either. I'll miss him.

Admittedly, I somehow manage to ignore most of the drama here, so I probably missed a lot of his behaviour that wound up getting him banned.

Still, I recall the last time he was this on edge and confrontational was when his wife was going through chemo. I think he, like any of us really, just lets his real life emotions effect his online personality. And I guess he's just kind of a dick when he does. I agree that the comment to LittleSin was WAY out of line though. I don't know what he said to Null that started the whole PM thing, but I do know that that just wasn't cool at all.
 
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Yeah, that's something I just mentioned in HalChat: in the last few weeks, he seemed to have been more quick-to-lash out than usual. My intuition says it has or had something to do with personal, non-forum related things.
 
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makare

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Yeah I really doubt this is going to go well ultimately. I have to say I do admire the mods for actually sticking to their guns, and the rules, in this situation.

You can have a fruity drink, like the one in my sig.
 
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What he said to LittleSin: "Yeah, why don't you focus on disciplining your son instead of latching onto me."

That's completely inexcusable for several reasons: 1) it's an unneeded personal attack, 2) it had nothing to do with the conversation at all, 3) it was completely childish.

It's that kind of shit I refer to that I won't miss.

A low blow to be sure, but LittleSin did call him a 'dumb fuck' first.

Gonna miss the chucklehead, but I can't say I didn't expect it. *pours out 40*
 
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A low blow to be sure, but LittleSin did call him a 'dumb fuck' first.

Gonna miss the chucklehead, but I can't say I didn't expect it. *pours out 40*
And they made up shortly afterwards and apologized to each other.
 
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Krisken, he just wanted to post an image of alien bdsm.


(that's his thing)

(don't touch it)
It is. I give makare a brofist for backing me up.

Don't turn this into a "Juski posts Simpsons images, then everyone does it." John Carter screencaps are fucking mine.

If THAT'S what people got out of it, I weep for humanity.
I know things escalated since the ban ended, but there was no need to ban over that smiley. If anything was stupid, it's that Mathias knows from previous temp-bans that NR cannot stand that one last jab thing. Maybe it's a cultural difference. From my experience, if you win over someone and are driving off into the sunset, and in your rearview you see them shaking their fist at you, you let them have their fist-shake. You don't turn the car around and have to prove who's in charge.

After that, things got shitty, especially with going after LittleSin, but also since Dave made the rule to not post PMS.
 
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#29
While I hate to see anyone banned from the site I do understand why you decided it was necessary, On a side note though while I applaud you for standing by your guns and being the punching bag for decisions like this I don't think you need to shoulder all the hate/responsibility on your shoulders alone. Mathias broke the rules constantly and refused to change so all of the mods got together and decided to ban him. Even if you had made the decision on your own I still don't think you deserve the hate just for enforcing the rules.
 
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#30
If some of the mods had their way, you'd be gone too makare, so I wouldn't praise them for "sticking to their guns".
 
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#31
Well gosh. On one hand, Chazthias was always good for a laugh around here. On the other hand, Mathwozel was the first person ever to respond to a comment I made on the forums years ago: "Shutup, you dumb fucking (faggot)."

So you'll excuse me if I'm not all broken up over his departure.
 
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makare

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While I hate to see anyone banned from the site I do understand why you decided it was necessary, On a side note though while I applaud you for standing by your guns and being the punching bag for decisions like this I don't think you need to shoulder all the hate/responsibility on your shoulders alone. Mathias broke the rules constantly and refused to change so all of the mods got together and decided to ban him. Even if you had made the decision on your own I still don't think you deserve the hate just for enforcing the rules.

It would be a pretty low thing to do to in any way blame Dave for any of this. If anyone had his back until the end it was Dave.
 
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I don't think anyone is blaming Dave, I think everyone knows exactly who is at fault. If not, I'll be pointing it out for them for a while. Oh wait, I'm on ignore right?

Nice hypocrital avatar by the way.
 
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