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Why did "god" get banned

PostPosted: May 18th, 2018, 7:04 pm
by golinux
I learned after the fact that someone registered an account here with the username 'god' and left a few tongue-in-cheek/humorous posts in "Devuan 2.0 RC announcement" and the in the "Nonsense "introductions" thread.

According to #2 of The Founding Principles in a nutshell:
2. No member will ever have his/her posts deleted or edited in any way by anyone else, so long as they do not contain spam or illegal content (warez or child pr0n being the examples that come to mind) or links to such things. No member will ever be banned, (spam-bots excepted) unless they persist in posting illegal content. No amount of dissension or disagreement nor personal attacks will get you banned, so don't ask to be!

So why exactly was this new user (who has been very productive and helpful on the dev1galaxy forum) banned and who did the deed?

This experiment was likely prompted by some moderation questions that have come up at d1g.

We are both confused as this has always been a completely unmoderated forum.

Re: Why did "god" get banned

PostPosted: May 18th, 2018, 11:14 pm
by TheREALME
Well it was a false god, and a liar, maybe the father of lies, The REAL GOD does not like that when nut cases go around using His name, and that nut case that tries to promote it's temple OS, he is doing the devils work, not gods, god does not need some cracker box nut case to write a OS for him, .
It is all part of this :
Postby Randicus Draco Albus » May 15th, 2018, 10:44 am
The history of rise, decline and fall. Fascinating reading for the history buff.

History, the rise, decline and fall,... interesting history.
We are both confused as this has always been a completely unmoderated forum.

History again, has, was, used to be, but a time for changes all ways comes, if and when change is needed.
When people start making posts claiming to be god , or any other religious characters, could be budda or hari krisni, or what ever, that kind of junk indicates a need for change, and perhaps some moderation.
It is sad, but any time a public forum is 100% unmoderated, sooner or later some one comes a long and starts taking advantage of the situation. The sooner someone steps in and shows it won't be accepted , the better.
So any way I think who ever removed those posts did the right thing. I did see the posts, and also the site one had a link to, and I would have done the same, if I was a admin or mod.

Re: Why did "god" get banned

PostPosted: May 19th, 2018, 12:33 am
by golinux
There is no god. god is dead. Guess you missed that memo . . .

Re: Why did "god" get banned

PostPosted: May 19th, 2018, 12:45 am
by Pick2
I'm still waiting for Jesus to show up :)
But if he is as trolly/spammy as GOD was , I'll ban his ass just as fast :)

I was a spam banner at a Folding@Home themed site for ~4 years and here since Aug of '12 , so call it 10 years of experience.
If it looks like a duck , walks like a duck , eats GMO's like a duck and shits like a duck ... BAM ... they are out of here.
It is My sole job here , I give no excuses and no apologies.

Yours Truly
Pick2

Re: Why did "god" get banned

PostPosted: May 19th, 2018, 1:43 am
by golinux
Hey Pick2 . . . Thanks for 'fessing up to dropping the ban hammer. It does seem a little unfair that a n00bie isn't granted the same rights to be silly as those of us who have years of "experience" here. None of the rules in that section were broken as far as I can see so I don't quite get it.

From "god":
I wrote a parody introduction about me, god, overseeing an ancient failed computer project. I'm willing to accept responsibility, but since the rules seem really lax, I'm just trying to figure out which ones I broke. :\


Answer: none.

peace out . . .

Re: Why did "god" get banned

PostPosted: May 19th, 2018, 4:27 am
by jesus
Pick2 wrote:I'm still waiting for Jesus to show up

Sorry I'm late.

Anyways, this whole thing seems to have gotten way too far out of hand way too quickly. I saw the username "god" was available and thought the jokes would be palpable -- like, very palpable. I was sorely mistaken. I am glad someone caught the TempleOS reference, though.

For all the "free speech" reputation this forum carries in other communities, this is all quite surprising, but upon re-registering, I did find the fine print this time:
You agree that “Debian User Forums” have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit.

So much for all the other rules.

Anyways, tl;dr is I've used Linux for a whopping eight years and regularly contribute to nix and bsd communities. I joined this one because I've been researching refracta's developments lately and noticed there's a niche community here.

Re: Why did "god" get banned

PostPosted: May 19th, 2018, 11:40 am
by Pick2
jesus wrote:... this whole thing seems to have gotten way too far out of hand way too quickly ...

Not really , no one is angry. If it were not for the spammy looking links god posted , he would not have gotten vaporized. One persons practical joke is another's spamming / trolling / whatever.

Maybe next time you decide to push buttons , you should read the labels first :) and avoid ones like "Self Distruct" or "Thermonuclear Detonator" :lol:
We all know Exactly where you sit , jesus , and I control the Ejector Seat Buttons Mua HA HA HA ! :P

Re: Why did "god" get banned

PostPosted: May 19th, 2018, 1:05 pm
by jesus
Right.

See ya around.

Re: Why did "god" get banned

PostPosted: May 21st, 2018, 7:34 am
by cynwulf
We usually remove spammers and their posts on sight... not sure what happened here, but I'd suggest it's just an accident and "god" is free to register a new account.

In Pick2's defence - he does not and never has, attempted to "moderate" here, he has only ever removed spam from this site.

Re: Why did "god" get banned

PostPosted: May 25th, 2018, 4:44 pm
by jheaton5
Well, at least the board has some activity. :)