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  1. #11

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    Re: Threats=Bans

    I'd kill anyone who would threaten you Kirk!

    Ehh I know I have "out of step" politics, enjoy a good debate, and sometimes egg people on, but outside of the Lounge it's been mostly civil here, far better than other photo forums I've seen. It wasn't the case a few years ago with the Underground Leica Forum I did (Ralph B. remembers) -- after six months I shut it down because crazies were calling on the phone and sending nasty messages.

  2. #12

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    Re: Threats=Bans

    No reason to get so worked up as to threaten anyone. Fry 'em like bacon.

  3. #13

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    Re: Threats=Bans

    What disgraceful and cowardly behavior! I'm surprised there is anyone like that here. I support you 100% Kirk!
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

  4. #14

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    Re: Threats=Bans

    Anyone can have a bad day and a meltdown, but nothing excuses personal threats.

    The vast majority of members appreciate what a wonderful resource this site is and more importantly they appreciate the dedication of the moderators.

  5. #15

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    Re: Threats=Bans

    Kirk, though these occasions are always unfortunate, I'm glad to see all the support coming your way on this one. It's impossible to dismiss a threat of any kind as "impulsive" or "careless" -- you have to take it seriously. You can't really tell what someone online is capable or incapable of doing. And if you should happen to know the individual well enough to know that he/she needs to be stopped, more power to you and the more justified your decision is -- it may spare someone else from becoming the next target.

    Too many have been hurt or worse by dismissing or underestimating any variety of madness... you've done the right thing, and the wholehearted support here says it all. Hang in there.

  6. #16

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    Re: Threats=Bans

    Man, some people take life FAR too seriously...as to threaten someone?
    Sheez!

  7. #17

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    Re: Threats=Bans

    How ridiculous!

    I'd ban them immediately and permanently. If someone can't express themselves without resorting to threats of violence, I don't want associate with them.

    Life is too short.

    My 2 cents.

  8. #18
    Dave Karp
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    Re: Threats=Bans

    I think you were extremely generous with the short suspension. Without researching, the perpetrator likely violated one or more laws in making the threat, and is lucky that you do not seek some sort of prosecution.

    A permanent ban would have been reasonable.

  9. #19
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    Re: Threats=Bans

    First, I've met Kirk out in N.M. and while I'm fat, mean and ugly I wouldn't mess with him. Second, even after some heated discussion and political differences there isn't anyone on this exchange I wouldn't be thrilled to spend time with picture taking. Esp Kirk. What nonsence. After all this is only a big camera club. Good grief!

  10. #20

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    Re: Threats=Bans

    Kirk, you are being kind with only 30 days. An outright ban would be appropriate if you chose to take that route. No need to put up with that kind of s**t from anyone, forum or otherwise.

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