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Q: Why was Tricky banned? A:

Discussion in 'Website Q&A' started by TEA Time, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    Since other threads are getting clogged up...

    Tricky had been warned several times in his illustrious career at ShotTalk. Most times he chose to ignore those warnings, resulting in repeat offenses in multiple categories. He loved poking the bear and even resorted to provocation via PM. Not cool.

    When his latest post was reported to me, it was another borderline comment and I was going to give him a day off without pay. Then I read the next racist comment and it turned into a short vacation. His final racist comment, accompanied by a personal attack on another member, made his vacation permanent.

    Bottom line: he was a repeat offender who crossed the line one time too many, and in an angry racist fashion. I truly wanted to make his vacation short but I've seen this too many times and know we'd come right back to the same point eventually. And that kind of attitude has no place on our forums.

    I will leave this thread open to discussion, but hopefully I've answered all the questions.

    TEA
     
  2. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Solid. Hopefully this can die now.
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Unlike our other recently banned member who's name pops up from time to time. :)
     
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  4. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    You mean.....................




















    SOL!
     
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  5. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    I'm sure this one will pop up just like that one.
     
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  6. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    Sol is still my hero
     
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    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Bahhhhh!!!!!
     
  8. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    TEA...for whats its worth I think you did the right thing. I liked Tricky, he's like that crazy uncle everyone has, but he went over the line and IMO you did the right thing.

    Not that its any of my business but is his a Pete Rose Ban or Alex Rodriguez Ban???
     
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  9. anonymous golfaholic

    anonymous golfaholic Refusing Recovery Supporting Member

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    I hate to see a Supporting Member get banned but there are lines that should not be crossed and won't be tolerated here. I understand that, but like I said, I hate to lose a Supporting Member. I thought he was a pretty good guy. I also have no idea what his actual offense was because it was deleted, so I don't understand the severity of his offense(s). Either way, it's a shame, but it is what it is and I fully support TEA's decision in handling the situation. Let's move on.
     
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  10. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    I'm not sure what an A-Rod ban is but Tricky's is permanent.
     
  11. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Fair enough.
     
  12. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    This. He actually had some good advice, if you could understand it, and he was a supporting member. That's why we let most of his shit slide, and like I said I was going to make it a temp ban at first but he just pushed it too far... It's a shame but was necessary.
     
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  13. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    TEA, for what it's worth from a :poop:head like, you did the right thing.














    :D
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    1.) That's what mods are for.
    2.) Participating in an on-line discussion board is a privilege, not a right. The mods of any on-line forum are similar to police in a foreign country. You may not understand or agree with the rules. You have the opportunity to play by the rules... or go somewhere else.
    3.) ShotTalk has a long history of banter back and forth between members. When that banter turns to personal attacks, it's time for the referee to blow his/her whistle.
    4.) I would advise Tea to have the administrative assistants in his office be on the lookout for someone coming through the front door with a splitting maul in his hand... especially if he just drove up in a Volkswagen!
     
  15. trumb1mj

    trumb1mj Well-Known Member

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    Sol was so entertaining... If hadn't googled him and confirmed that he was a real person, I would have never believed it.
     
  16. eclark53520

    eclark53520 DB Member Extraordinaire Supporting Member

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    I read this in the voice of Hank Hill.

    [​IMG]

    Hilarious.
     
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  17. Wi-Golfer

    Wi-Golfer Golfer on hiatus. Supporting Member

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    I personally feel the guy was borderline insane and usually just ignored the vast majority of his posts, but when he went all racist in a couple posts and then pulled that BS about having lawyers so I had better watch what i say...well screw that and as Tea said there is no place for that here or anywhere so yes I am the one who reported his post and would do so again.
     
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  18. MattyB

    MattyB Not a sheep shagger. Supporting Member

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    Flagged. Too sensible.
     
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  19. azgreg

    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    TEA with his....

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. IrishGolfer

    IrishGolfer Fac ut gaudeam Supporting Member

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    What sort of grip is on that?
     
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