could you perhaps provide us with the links to those posts in question?Except he wasn't banned for having an opinion - I cant recall that ever happening.
He was eventually banned for being disruptive and for continuing his trolling despite numerous requests not to and I fully support the decision to ban him.
ok. perhaps in future, the mods should offer official warnings to the forumites who are trolling, cos at the moment it's just forumites complaining to the particular forumite who trolls, which will have no effect, as they hold no power over each other. so maybe issue warnings, then after 2 warnings they get banned, instead of the first time round. is that a viable option?They've been removed . . . though you may find some remnants (quoted text etc) if you look for it.
Perhaps my choice of words was too ambiguous - the "numerous requests" I referred to did in fact come in the form of warnings (and infractions) issued by myself and by other mods.ok. perhaps in future, the mods should offer official warnings to the forumites who are trolling
I've had him on ignore since November so it's not like it was only a minor trolling post here or there. I found his first posts amusing but it quickly became clear to me that he was out to provoke people.could you perhaps provide us with the links to those posts in question?
He had no intention of coming here and debating anything. All he ever did was start endless threads about the same rubbish and constantly push his agenda no matter what facts or questions were put to him. He contributed nothing to this forum.Why is it such an issue when people stir up things, Trek made a lot of good points. If I remember correctly his sig was " 911 was an inside job", that sig seemed to have gotten to some people. Why? We need to have people to rock the boat so that we can test it to make sure its still seaworthy.
Sometimes when people get offended its because what someone says touches them deeply. People often don't want to hear things because they don't want their bubble burst and often get angry even if what is being said seems close to the real truth.
I say we should unban him. He didn't do anyone harm.
1. The "ignore" feature is cr@p.Look everyone might say he was looking for trouble, and seems like he was trying to push ideas onto everyone else, but surely everyone is entitled to share their opinions. Not only that, but why do people find some of the things he was saying to be so annoying.
If I don't like someone I ignore them, and thats what the 'ignore' feature is for.
I haven't read all of Treks posts but the few I read were interesting enough. Maybe some of the things he said weren't "PC". A lot of people want to live in a PC world and don't want to believe that anything non PC exists. These people get angry and find non PC people intimidating.
In the words of Trek.... 911 was an inside job