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Vercetti42

Sorry but this is ridiculous

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Vercetti42

Nevermind. The mods explained it all. :)

Edited by AceKingston

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GR0VE4LIF3

His just a moderator.

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MrPeteyMax

I'm not sure any of us know the whole story.

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Vercetti42

I'm not sure any of us know the whole story.

 

Thing is he was banned for some really personal negative remarks about a female lead in GTA V and when asked the mods said that he was a PBM. He posted some conspiracy theories four years back which got him banned he returned with a new account and he became a great contributor to the GTA V section especially the PC topic it was only in that one topic that he lost his temper and really argued a lot and that got him banned which is pretty ridiculous, that's the whole story.

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MrPeteyMax

We all want to think it was some martyr making some really controversial conspiracy about forums/mods but it's simply not true.

 

There is no conspiracy or anything here. Wrongly banned or not, one or more of the mods thought something he was posting was unacceptable and banned him. I remember Brian, he had a real vigilante feel about him. He was a good guy and made good posts but sometimes that attitude doesn't take us far. I hope to see him again soon.

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Vercetti42

Not really no. The thing is his post didn't worthy a ban, I know brian. very well and he was a nice guy always ready to help out. You missed my point completely.

 

But yeah I hope he gets unbanned soon too.

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tadejpetric

unban him!

:rah:

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napoleonic

when one gets too personal on forums and becoming more and more "I'm the all knowing here, all of you bow down to me", it isn't bad to keep him out from the public.

 

besides have you seen the supposedly his steam chat with another guy that get posted in a thread? he went completely nuts IMO like a cult leader that received some personal revelation, heck he even admitted it himself.

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Vercetti42

I am not saying he didn't deserve any action, a one or 2 week temp-ban would have been fine, considering his recent good record.

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CJ_Vercetti

Unban brian. His posts were very enlightening in the PC section, almost the only ones worth reading :)

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Andreas

It is not like Brian lost his temper only once in the PC topic, and that's it. It happened several times that debates and discussions got out of hand. They often ended up in personal attacks and insults, et cetera. He is not a bad guy, but what he's been doing was simply not okay. Needless to say that nobody gets banned for no reason.

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lh1

I will not tolerate misuse/abuse of authority, I expect reason to be provided soon.

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Vercetti42

It is not like Brian lost his temper only once in the PC topic, and that's it. It happened several times that debates and discussions got out of hand. They often ended up in personal attacks and insults, et cetera. He is not a bad guy, but what he's been doing was simply not okay. Needless to say that nobody gets banned for no reason.

 

Being a regular lurker of the forum I can quite honestly I say I never saw that happen, even if it did it was probably a long time ago. In my honest opinion he should be unbanned and given another chance because of his thoughtful posts about PC gaming. If Slamman who contributed not even 1% to the forum be given many chances, why can't brian. too? And brian. was a much better contributor than Slamman.

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napoleonic

 

It is not like Brian lost his temper only once in the PC topic, and that's it. It happened several times that debates and discussions got out of hand. They often ended up in personal attacks and insults, et cetera. He is not a bad guy, but what he's been doing was simply not okay. Needless to say that nobody gets banned for no reason.

 

Being a regular lurker of the forum I can quite honestly I say I never saw that happen, even if it did it was probably a long time ago. In my honest opinion he should be unbanned and given another chance because of his thoughtful posts about PC gaming. If Slamman who contributed not even 1% to the forum be given many chances, why can't brian. too? And brian. was a much better contributor than Slamman.

 

uh... it happened this last few weeks, inside the GTA V PC thread, where have you been?

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boswellboxer

unban brian! he made us pc players think they was hope for us after all

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Platinum2

Unban Brian!

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Ryan

I like how your "honest account" of what happened isn't anywhere near the truth.

 

Yes, he was a PBM. Given his previously banned accounts, he's extremely lucky he was even allowed to have this one. Contrary to your "honest account", he was not just straight up banned. He received multiple warnings and chose not to listen, so he was banned by another moderator. To be honest, looking at his recent posts and warnings, I'm surprised he lasted this long.

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Adriaan

so he was banned by another moderator.

 

95% of the time this is code for "Girish".

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Vercetti42

I'm guessing that's pretty fair but it's just a shame because he contributed very well to the PC topic. Which was the reason I asked to give him just one more chance.

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Adriaan

I'm guessing that's pretty fair but it's just a shame because he contributed very well to the PC topic. Which was the reason I asked to give him just one more chance.

 

While I don't know what happened here, yes, sometimes it's unfortunate seeing good contributors permanently go, such as TheScottishGuy. If they don't get a second chance here, there's always the Social Club forums - which is launching in a couple of soons, or so. I'm sure we'll see TheScottishGuy, Zee et. al there. I'll also be very active on there.

 

My understanding is that it will have a much more open and clear guideline when it comes to suspensions and bannings.

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Raavi

 

I'm guessing that's pretty fair but it's just a shame because he contributed very well to the PC topic. Which was the reason I asked to give him just one more chance.

 

While I don't know what happened here, yes, sometimes it's unfortunate seeing good contributors permanently go, such as TheScottishGuy. If they don't get a second chance here, there's always the Social Club forums - which is launching in a couple of soons, or so. I'm sure we'll see TheScottishGuy, Zee et. al there. I'll also be very active on there.

 

My understanding is that it will have a much more open and clear guideline when it comes to suspensions and bannings.

 

 

That sure as hell sounds interesting, especially the return of TSG, one of the few guys that had me actually cracking up. Thanks for the heads up Mr. Rockstar Insider.

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Adriaan

Thanks for the heads up Mr. Rockstar Insider.

 

 

The forum was announced and mentioned on newswire twice.

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Raavi

 

Thanks for the heads up Mr. Rockstar Insider.

 

 

The forum was announced and mentioned on newswire twice.

 

 

I don't tend to frequent the newswire often, so thanks nonetheless.

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Otter

We had a deal, Brian and I, and it was a really simple deal after his many warnings and attacks on members and the fact that he was a PBM (at least four times over): keep all of your Chilliad theories to that one topic. This deal lasted less than one day.

 

So there you have it: he did it to himself. Knowingly.

 

Hope he has a lot of fun on the social club forums.

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AtomicPunk

There's been a lot of good people go because a few certain mods here are regular biased assholes who have their fav's. There's a lot of biased bullsh*t here, that's for sure. I've seen it thousands of times. People can be racist as f*ck towards white people from rural areas but if something is said back, whether it be about blacks, jews, etc., etc, then look the hell out for a ban. I fight racism with racism dammit!!! It works!! You fight fire with fire, no? I think a few of the mods need to be sent on their way. Everybody knows who they are. The Social Club Forums will probably be the death of this place, I imagine. If I can get mod over there, I will personally ban the mods who I'm referring to if I ever find out who they are. INSTA-BAN!! POW!! I've been a mod for a long time at a high traffic forum--one of the biggest on the interwebz. I'll make time for the social club forum if I can keep my laughter and criticism of R* under raps.

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Vercetti42

Thanks a lot Otter and Adriaan.

 

@Atomic: Well, I know a guy who is racist and homophobic on the forums. His name is nic_23. He acts like a nice guy on the forum but on Skype he shows his true colors. He hates Pakistanis, Indian's and Bangladeshi's (I am an Indian) because of their skin color and that they are stealing their jobs. The reason he acts like a nice guy on the forums is because Girish gave him one final warning when he opened up an account to troll the V section. But since he made the insulting racist comments on Skype and not on the forum he cannot be banned sadly. But your post was a bit rude, man.

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Adriaan

How'd this topic turn into a thing about racism?

 

 

...oh...I know: The internet. That's how.

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D4 Damager

 

so he was banned by another moderator.

 

95% of the time this is code for "Girish".

 

You really are incapable of being anything but a snide bellend, aren't you?

Edited by D4 Damager

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Adriaan
^

 

It seems you read that tongue in cheek comment as trying to be offensive or hateful. I assure you this was not the case. I'm sorry if it offended you.

Edited by Adriaan

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Kirsty

I'm sure many members here will agree with me, yeah he was a PBM he learn't from his mistakes and when he steps out of the line for ONCE, I have seen the post which got him banned and a Temporary ban would have been more acceptable.

 

I'm just going to stop you there, simply because it means you are only seeing one side of things and without a clear picture you can't really make accusations about staff. Members can't see warning logs, therefore the argument is already lost.

 

We don't ban active members for one post, one topic, or one event (depending on how bad it is of course) - we ban them based on their history and behaviour. I can't speak for the moderator that chose to pull the plug on brian in this case, but I certainly wouldn't question it knowing that he has received multiple warnings and a temp ban already. This, on top of being a PBM, means you've wasted your own second chance and brought it on yourself.

 

Whether you think that is harsh or not and whether you disagree with the bannings of other past members mentioned in this topic, at the end of the day it was based on more than just one post and not just a grudge or misuse of power like people mistakenly believe. I'm pretty certain the names mentioned also still come here, just in the shadows.

 

Also, don't use this topic to make complaints about other members either. You should know that if you see something happening around the forums that doesn't seem right, you should report it instead of using a rant topic as a platform.

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