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Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Jan 25th, 2015, 15:50
by spotify95
What an absolute joke!

As soon as I try and at least participate in some conversations, people report my posts, and I get banned for being a "troll" - with the message:

vBulletin Message wrote:You have been banned for the following reason:
Troll
Date the ban will be lifted: Never


What on earth is going on?! Is this the worst forum on the internet?!

Something needs to be sorted out! :mad:

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Jan 25th, 2015, 16:10
by pinkteddyx64
First try sending an email via contact us at the bottom asking them to look into the issue.

If they refuse to budge, well..........

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Jan 25th, 2015, 16:33
by spotify95
pinkteddyx64 wrote:First try sending an email via contact us at the bottom asking them to look into the issue.

If they refuse to budge, well..........

I'll only do that if my main spotify95 account (which I shall create later) has any problems.

As for the others, I'll just keep creating puppet accounts! :D

Apparently, according to my records, I should now have 7 active puppet accounts - if they haven't banned any more! :D

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Jan 25th, 2015, 17:51
by spotify95
Ouch! :ouch:

They seem to have mass-banned my puppet accounts, most of which haven't even been posted with.

I'll have to try again - if I can't, I'm forgetting about that forum until we can do a plan!

How on earth do you manage to get away with multiple IDs yet I've had about 10 IDs banned - most of which I havent even posted on?

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Jan 25th, 2015, 18:22
by pinkteddyx64
Maybe I'm just lucky. :confused:

vBulletin Message

Posted: Jan 28th, 2015, 22:25
by spotify95
Here is a vBulletin Message I received today.

Re: vBulletin Message

Posted: Jan 28th, 2015, 22:45
by pinkteddyx64
spotify95 wrote:Here is a vBulletin Message I received today.
Sue Heart FM for it! :thumbsup:

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Jul 10th, 2015, 10:51
by spotify95
Ouch! :(

Looks like I need to create a replacement account for my i_don't_care account!

vBulletin Message wrote:vBulletin Message
You have been banned for the following reason:
multiple accounts for single user

Date the ban will be lifted: Never

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Jul 10th, 2015, 13:13
by pinkteddyx64
spotify95 wrote:Ouch! :(

Looks like I need to create a replacement account for my i_don't_care account!

vBulletin Message wrote:vBulletin Message
You have been banned for the following reason:
multiple accounts for single user

Date the ban will be lifted: Never

Can I throw bricks at the windows of Digital Spy offices because of this?

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Jul 10th, 2015, 13:20
by spotify95
pinkteddyx64 wrote:
spotify95 wrote:Ouch! :(

Looks like I need to create a replacement account for my i_don't_care account!

vBulletin Message wrote:vBulletin Message
You have been banned for the following reason:
multiple accounts for single user

Date the ban will be lifted: Never

Can I throw bricks at the windows of Digital Spy offices because of this?

:yep:

Luckily I am using that curid account that I created for you - and they haven't picked up yet, despite bumping a 4 year old thread!

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Jul 11th, 2015, 18:50
by spotify95
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/sho ... st18509432

I've just bumped a thread from 1999!!!!!!

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Jul 15th, 2015, 16:24
by spotify95
Whoopsies! :D

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/sho ... st18519293

Didn't realize this was 15 years old... :D

edit: Here we go again, another account it is!

vBulletin Message wrote:vBulletin Message
You have been banned for the following reason:
multiple accounts for single user

Date the ban will be lifted: Never


http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/member.php?u=171516

All that for nothing. Those idiots have deleted all of my posts. I'm going in under multiple forum IDs!!!!! :mad:

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Aug 1st, 2015, 19:39
by spotify95
This is a response from a mod that I got from when I asked about mod preview of posts:

Thoo-

I'm a moderator here and posts do not need to be approved. However, your first post was a strange, weird thing with a bunch of odd characters and the words "University of Greenwich" and that was it. One of my fellow moderators wished it into the cornfield never to be seen again.

We get a godawful amount of spam and such here at the SDMB and moderator policy is to disappear them as quickly as possible. It's also policy to ban such spammer with no notice. You appear to have avoided this fate so whichever mod did it must have decided you didn't fit that profile.

In any case, welcome to the Straight Dope Message Board. I hope you'll enjoy your stay here and find many threads in which you can contribute.


By "strange, weird thing with a bunch of odd characters", do they mean the "QQ<symbol><symbol><numbers><symbols>University Of Greenwich" thread, aka this?

It's good to hear that I was "welcomed" to the SDMB - despite having at least 10 previous accounts on there! :D

Edit:

vBulletin Message
You have been banned for the following reason:
Too many infractions to list. You will never be allowed to post here. Please stop making new names.

Date the ban will be lifted: Never

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Nov 17th, 2015, 07:17
by spotify95
What has that forum got against us now?!

vBulletin Message

You have been banned for the following reason:
You really like pushing your luck, don't you?

Date the ban will be lifted: Never


Well that's the last time I ever join that board!

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Nov 17th, 2015, 11:48
by pinkteddyx64
spotify95 wrote:What has that forum got against us now?!

vBulletin Message

You have been banned for the following reason:
You really like pushing your luck, don't you?

Date the ban will be lifted: Never


Well that's the last time I ever join that board!

Maybe create another account and ask what happens if you push your luck any further? ;)

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Nov 17th, 2015, 12:53
by spotify95
pinkteddyx64 wrote:
spotify95 wrote:What has that forum got against us now?!

vBulletin Message

You have been banned for the following reason:
You really like pushing your luck, don't you?

Date the ban will be lifted: Never


Well that's the last time I ever join that board!

Maybe create another account and ask what happens if you push your luck any further? ;)

Like that idea, but I'm not comfortable making any more accounts on there in case they contact either of our ISPs! :(

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Jun 17th, 2016, 19:47
by spotify95
By the way, here's something I found on the SDMB which made me laugh! :D

Note the sequence in that CTAM thread (which was later closed):

5, 6, 7, zoid! :D

That zoid user doesn't really like us, do they? :(

Also, note the accounts that were being used - princechromey. (yep, there's a point at the end of the name) and Midnight12! :D

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Jun 18th, 2016, 12:36
by pinkteddyx64
princechromey wrote:By the way, here's something I found on the SDMB which made me laugh! :D

Note the sequence in that CTAM thread (which was later closed):

5, 6, 7, zoid! :D

That zoid user doesn't really like us, do they? :(

Also, note the accounts that were being used - princechromey. (yep, there's a point at the end of the name) and Midnight12! :D

It would seem not.
:rofl:

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Jun 18th, 2016, 15:14
by spotify95
pinkteddyx64 wrote:
princechromey wrote:By the way, here's something I found on the SDMB which made me laugh! :D

Note the sequence in that CTAM thread (which was later closed):

5, 6, 7, zoid! :D

That zoid user doesn't really like us, do they? :(

Also, note the accounts that were being used - princechromey. (yep, there's a point at the end of the name) and Midnight12! :D

It would seem not.
:rofl:



Nope - especially when I remember what Zoid used to do with us before! He kept replying to our posts with "Reported", remember? Then we would lose both our accounts and our posts :banghead:

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2016, 17:06
by spotify95
It's gone!!!! :(

My heartsplayer account has totally vanished! :(

They may have deleted my posts as well, though I can't be certain. The post about Metal Halide - LED Bulbs has GONE!!!

Please help me take over that place with tons of different impersonation accounts etc? Whatever you're doing to TSR now, let's both do to SDMB - agreed?

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2016, 21:44
by spotify95
Hahahahaha! :D

They banned me for socking again... however, take a look at this :D

Just shows you that you can sign up with pretty much any name! :rofl:

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Oct 20th, 2016, 22:40
by spotify95
Look at this weird user on the SDMB! :D

I wonder why they were banned? ;)

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Oct 20th, 2016, 22:50
by spotify95
Also, do you recognize these? Who created them, I wonder? :D

@pinkteddyx64

Straight dope forums

Posted: Oct 24th, 2016, 23:01
by spotify95
Here are the screenshots of my latest attempt.

@pinkteddyx64 @coleslaw

Re: Straight Dope Forums.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2017, 16:22
by spotify95
Here we go again... Yawn!