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    Eric Biggerstaff
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    Re: Threats=Bans

    Kirk,

    Good call but any threat is serious and I think you were too kind!

    Man, this is only photography, it ain't worth getting so wrapped up in.
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    Re: Threats=Bans

    kirk

    you should kick them out first offense
    it isn't worth a second ..

    john

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    Re: Threats=Bans

    I am with you on this one Kirk, although 30 years might be more appropriate. Thanks for taking on the job of moderator, and may this be the last ugly incident.

    I have noticed, as have others, that anonymity somtimes leads to outrageous behavior on the part of some participants of this forum. I know that you have voiced your opinion on the use of pseudonyms in the past.

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    Re: Threats=Bans

    Oy veh... and all this time I thought we were all adults!

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    Re: Threats=Bans

    When we who were asked to serve on the APUG membership council were made known to all, there were some who decried us personally before any council action had ever been taken or even contemplated. I wonder if those who have issues with even the slightest whiff of what they perceive as "authority" just can't restrain themselves.

    You've shown remarkable restraint. I hope your future acts of moderation are entirely without incident.
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    Re: Threats=Bans

    Anonymity sometimes leads to outrageous behavior, indeed, and I have always opposed it, but I can assure you that some individuals are quite capable of outrageous behavior even without the veil of anonymity.

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    Re: Threats=Bans

    Automatic permanent suspension should be the action given IMO.

    No moderator or volunteer should ever have to put up with threats. Threats are an exhibit of antisocial behavior*. They do not contribute to the community at large and suck the kindness out of the very volunteers that make this forum one of the best on the net. PURGE THEM ALL!


    *Antisocial behavior can be generally characterized as an overall lack of adherence to the social mores and standards that allow members of a society to coexist peaceably. According to some studies, individuals with antisocial behavior disorders are responsible for about half of all crimes committed, though they make up only about five percent of the population. (wisegeek.com)

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    Re: Threats=Bans

    Thing is, this kind of unacceptable behaviour is exactly WHY some of us prefer not to use our full names. It would be very difficult for this kind of nutcase to find my 'phone number and address as I am careful not to supply my surname, but with my full name and city location someone could easily find both.

    I agree with everyone else, no 1-month ban: bounce him off permanently.

    Bob.

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    Re: Threats=Bans

    You ought to put a large red B for "banned" next to their names. I know that things can get heated in the Lounge but to get personal is way out there.
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    Re: Threats=Bans

    You ought to put a large red B for "banned" next to their names. I know that things can get heated in the Lounge but to get personal is way out there. And I'm with Frank, I'll gut 'em for ya.
    Greg Lockrey

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