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Formal complaint against member "Rob"


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#1 OFFLINE   Nick

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Posted 06 May 2002 - 10:17 AM

In regard to posts made to a thread (link) originated by me, I am filiing a complaint against member "Rob" for inappropriate postings on 4/28/02, leading to the diversion of the original thread topic, disruption of the thread, and resulting in the thread being moved to another forum.

1. made five posts in succession, on a completely unrelated topic.
2. made one single post of inordinate length, the equivalent of approximately four or five screen 'pages'.
3. posted, without permission, the full text of a copyrighted article taken from an internet publication ("Copyright 1998-2002 World Socialist Web Site").
4. made four posts with only links, with no descriptive text or contextual reference.

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#2 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 06 May 2002 - 11:18 AM

I have cleaned up the thread by removing the copyrighted material and combining all of the links into one post. You are welcomed to continue the discussion.

We will keep an eye on Rob and thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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Posted 06 May 2002 - 03:01 PM

A suggestiona nd nothing more. In the future let's do this by email not starting threads against one another. But I don't set policy. It is a suggestion.
I never cared for all the signatures that insult posters with other points of view.

#4 OFFLINE   MarkA

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Posted 06 May 2002 - 03:36 PM

I agree with Geronimo. And don't use the Gold forum either. You never know who might see it in the future. And the person to whom that last part was mentioned - you know exactly who you are.

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Posted 06 May 2002 - 03:54 PM

Yes, theoretically this should have been done in private but I wanted to make this public to show how we handle these sorts of complaints with first hand access to the original messages.

Actually Nick wrote his complaint in a very proffesional manner and I didn't see a need to hide anything since there were no heavy flames or language.

#6 OFFLINE   Mark Holtz

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Posted 06 May 2002 - 04:09 PM

Uh... what gold forum?

"In an effort to increase your cable and satellite bills beyond the point of affordability and to further pad the pockets of our executives..."
Check out my list of links.


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Posted 06 May 2002 - 04:11 PM

Originally posted by Z'Loth
Uh... what gold forum?


See this thread:

http://www.dbstalk.c...=&threadid=2829

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Posted 06 May 2002 - 07:10 PM

Just my two cents about how to handle it. Nick did not falme---and he would not. But this may be a dangerous path to go down. Just my thought.
I never cared for all the signatures that insult posters with other points of view.

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Posted 06 May 2002 - 07:48 PM

You are right Geronimo. Not all complaints are handled in this manner. Just want to make sure everyone knows where they stand when this sort of thing happens.

#10 OFFLINE   Nick

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Posted 06 May 2002 - 10:02 PM

I agree with Geronimo and Chris that, in general, member complaints should be handled privately.

I appreciate the way Chris handled the issue. Now let's all have a beer and, hey, wouldja pass the pretzels?! ;)

Nick :smoker:

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