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Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Tweaker, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. GeneHF

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    Maybe it's just because I've dealt with internet trolls more times than I cared to, but I never saw what was likeable about the guy in any form. Yeah, people would tell me I'm just being a closed-minded fuck and should have given him a chance, but I like to at least think I know when I see someone not to hang around, like a person who finds immense joy in prank calling people to the point they lose their jobs or just general harassment.

    All I know is that there were some headbuttings between Tweaker and I on a staffing level in some instances over this (eh, it's too much bullshit to really go into, mostly all under the bridge now) and I was dangerously close to just saying fuck it, stepping away from here and probably working with some others in reviving SClassic (now with 15% more riboflavin!) sort of as a good day, sir.

    Obviously, that didn't happen; couldn't be bothered to, really. But each time, this guy would do something, cry crocodile tears, apologize, said he'll behave and then repeat the cycle.

    I do understand poundstuff was made as a sort of lounge for people to just B.S. on, and that's more than fine, since it's not unlike how SClassic was before it closed down. However, it pretty much mutated into the guy's little clique. If you weren't with the clique, you were removed and berated.

    So, when I read that apology? All I see are words with no meaning. Same old story, same old song and dance. Retro would do well to just moving on.

    That's my two pesos on this.
     
  2. Afti

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    <!--quoteo(post=367707:date=Oct 30 2009, 12:09 PM:name=Blanche Hodapp)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Blanche Hodapp @ Oct 30 2009, 12:09 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=367707"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=367635:date=Oct 30 2009, 10:36 AM:name=Afti)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Afti @ Oct 30 2009, 10:36 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=367635"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->100 random characters, alphanumeric and punctuation.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Fantastic.

    I like to <I>remember</I> my passwords, though
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    Keep a text file with them.
     
  3. Metal Knuckles

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    Yeah, he was an ass no doubt. But why the hell hasn't this been seen fit to be mentioned?
    <!--QuoteBegin-poundstuff.net+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (poundstuff.net)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin-->P.S. Stuffcon fund was donated to retro. It's the least we can do.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Least you guys could do is at least acknowledge this. Playing the better man takes more than being the victim, you know.
     
  4. GeneHF

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    I remember it being mentioned earlier in the topic. But it's the equivalent of torementing a person in reality for several months then giving them a $20 bill one day and go, "no hard feelings."

    End isn't justified by the means.
     
  5. Katzu Niku

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    Sounds like a desperate bid at redemption, if anything.
     
  6. Icewarrior

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    <!--quoteo(post=368047:date=Oct 31 2009, 10:04 AM:name=Katzu Niku)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Katzu Niku @ Oct 31 2009, 10:04 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=368047"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Sounds like a desperate bid at redemption, if anything.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I'd rather say the same.

    As I said previously, there's no way I'm gonna trust a guy who has been crossdressing for 8 years, deleted the forum database while he had an admin account and then hold in hostage many members of this site with his copy of the database. What I read about him in this topic doesn't relieve me either.

    Anyway, something I'd like to be clarified because I'm not too sure about:
    is my account at risk if I got an email from the pundstuff website but never registered an account in?
     
  7. Skaarg

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    <!--quoteo(post=368000:date=Oct 30 2009, 11:23 PM:name=Metal Knuckles)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Metal Knuckles @ Oct 30 2009, 11:23 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=368000"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Yeah, he was an ass no doubt. But why the hell hasn't this been seen fit to be mentioned?
    <!--QuoteBegin-poundstuff.net+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (poundstuff.net)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin-->P.S. Stuffcon fund was donated to retro. It's the least we can do.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Least you guys could do is at least acknowledge this. Playing the better man takes more than being the victim, you know.
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    Like I said earlier that wasn't his money. He just donated other people's money to Retro to try and make himself look like the good guy again. Sorry if it sounds mean I just don't want to fall for his empty words again.
     
  8. Icewarrior

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    <!--quoteo(post=368076:date=Oct 31 2009, 03:07 PM:name=Skaarg)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Skaarg @ Oct 31 2009, 03:07 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=368076"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=368000:date=Oct 30 2009, 11:23 PM:name=Metal Knuckles)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Metal Knuckles @ Oct 30 2009, 11:23 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=368000"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Yeah, he was an ass no doubt. But why the hell hasn't this been seen fit to be mentioned?
    <!--QuoteBegin-poundstuff.net+--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (poundstuff.net)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteEBegin-->P.S. Stuffcon fund was donated to retro. It's the least we can do.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Least you guys could do is at least acknowledge this. Playing the better man takes more than being the victim, you know.
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    Like I said earlier that wasn't his money. He just donated other people's money to Retro to try and make himself look like the good guy again. Sorry if it sounds mean I just don't want to fall for his empty words again.
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    In that case, I'd suggest refusing the donation, if it's possible
     
  9. Tweaker

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    <!--quoteo(post=368088:date=Oct 31 2009, 10:49 AM:name=Icewarrior)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Icewarrior @ Oct 31 2009, 10:49 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=368088"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->In that case, I'd suggest refusing the donation, if it's possible<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Haha, that's a good one!
     
  10. Toasty

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    I didn't really concern myself with the whole password changing thing. I mean, why would they want MY account? I don't have any close friends here to harass (although I wish I did, if anyone wants to be my friend hit me up on MSN or IRC ;) ), I've never buried myself into drama (actually, I've read about all the drama here since 2005 yet never actually involved myself in it), and I don't have any extra forum privileges to abuse. However, after reading a second warning about password changes, I'm starting to get a little shaky about exactly how passwords were acquired, because I use the same password and usually the same username for every online thing I sign up for. I'm not worried about my SonicRetro account being hacked, but I'm sorta worried about my emails, other forum identities, and worst of all, my eBay and paypal accounts.

    I know x64 is like, some 500lb dude from the next state over (oh wait, didn't he move to NJ?), and honestly I feel kinda bad for him. He obviously doesn't have any irl friends (not to mention a love life, dude would crush anything that came near him), and I know the Sonic community and the internet in general means everything to him. It's probably his life, I've read multiple "im literally crying right now over wat I did to my only friends :(" posts, and this probably won't be the last time we see him.

    Although, if we don't see him for a while, I guess we can assume he died from complications from diabetes or a heart attack. :v:
     
  11. nineko

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    <!--quoteo(post=368103:date=Oct 31 2009, 05:30 PM:name=Toasty)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Toasty @ Oct 31 2009, 05:30 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=368103"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->if anyone wants to be my friend<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->You know I do <3
     
  12. Glisp

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    Tweaker, if you unban him ever, I'll jump out the window. Please don't come to my funeral. Good bye.
     
  13. Tweaker

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    <!--quoteo(post=368109:date=Oct 31 2009, 12:43 PM:name=Glisp)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Glisp @ Oct 31 2009, 12:43 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=368109"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Tweaker, if you unban him ever, I'll jump out the window.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    And nothing of value was lost.
     
  14. <!--quoteo(post=368103:date=Oct 31 2009, 04:30 PM:name=Toasty)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Toasty @ Oct 31 2009, 04:30 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=368103"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I know x64 is like, some 500lb dude from the next state over (oh wait, didn't he move to NJ?), and honestly I feel kinda bad for him. He obviously doesn't have any irl friends (not to mention a love life, <b>dude would crush anything that came near him</b>)<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    For a statement like that, I'm willing to make you my instant best friend.

    Fantastic!
     
  15. Tongara and x64 are the very reason I never use Skype anymore. They try to lure me to Skype just so they can scream their catchphrase in my face, giving me a proverbial fucking spit shower. x64 even tries to scream it in my face in AIM.
     
  16. Glisp

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    None at the moment I'm afraid.
    <!--quoteo(post=368168:date=Oct 31 2009, 03:37 PM:name=Chris Highwind)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Chris Highwind @ Oct 31 2009, 03:37 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=368168"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Tongara and x64 are the very reason I never use Skype anymore. They try to lure me to Skype just so they can scream their catchphrase in my face, giving me a proverbial fucking spit shower. x64 even tries to scream it in my face in AIM.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->


    They are also the reason why I never use Skype anymore. But mainly because they got my phone number and threatened to call my house if I didn't do what they wanted, when they wanted.
     
  17. LordOfSquad

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    Hold on. I don't use Skype, but can you not just <I>block</I> people?
     
  18. Overlord

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    <!--quoteo(post=368103:date=Oct 31 2009, 04:30 PM:name=Toasty)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Toasty @ Oct 31 2009, 04:30 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=368103"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I didn't really concern myself with the whole password changing thing. I mean, why would they want MY account? I don't have any close friends here to harass (although I wish I did, if anyone wants to be my friend hit me up on MSN or IRC ;) ), I've never buried myself into drama (actually, I've read about all the drama here since 2005 yet never actually involved myself in it), and I don't have any extra forum privileges to abuse. However, after reading a second warning about password changes, I'm starting to get a little shaky about exactly how passwords were acquired, because I use the same password and usually the same username for every online thing I sign up for. I'm not worried about my SonicRetro account being hacked, but I'm sorta worried about my emails, other forum identities, and worst of all, my eBay and paypal accounts.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I'd say you're fine at the moment, but that little admission isn't exactly a genius idea when there's a known password database floating around, no matter WHO'S got it. Change all your passwords that are shared with Retro NOW.
     
  19. Glisp

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    None at the moment I'm afraid.
    <!--quoteo(post=368234:date=Oct 31 2009, 06:29 PM:name=LordOfSquad)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (LordOfSquad @ Oct 31 2009, 06:29 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=368234"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Hold on. I don't use Skype, but can you not just <I>block</I> people?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->


    I can but the fact is I'll still be in contact if another retard invites him onto the conference and there usually is one of those fucking retards that does this all for lulz and to royaly piss off people like me by going against my word. Of course I'm kind of low on the food chain to give any orders like that so nobody ever listens to me. Nobody ever listens to me when I predict a potential problem (hasn't happened here yet but it will one day. I can guarantee it.)


    *jumps out window for hell of it but is disappointed to find out he lives in a one story house*
     
  20. Xkeeper

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    <!--quoteo(post=368234:date=Oct 31 2009, 03:29 PM:name=LordOfSquad)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (LordOfSquad @ Oct 31 2009, 03:29 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=368234"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Hold on. I don't use Skype, but can you not just <I>block</I> people?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    The problem is that x64 likes to create billions of accounts to harass you with if AIM is any indicatino. And even with that, blocks don't do much if they keep having their buttbuddies invite you to a conversation, which you can't preemptively decline.

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->At first this might seem very sincere, but the thing is I've seen these words before. These are similar to words he's told people such as Tweaker to get them to stay friends with him, and then he's turned on them. Despite what he may say about how he took the moral high road he and harrosin are the ones that told peter to buy that cart mentioned in the oldbie lounge. Peter was skeptical at first, but was being pushed by x64 and harrosin which is why he left them.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Exactly. This, this, a thousand times this.