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StarkillerAG said:

From being on the internet for long enough, it seems like the natural life cycle of an internet forum is for the mods and the users to turn on each other.

The inconvenient truth, we can’t just solely blame one or the other, obviously I’m not privy to the reasons behind all the tension but I have been on niche internet communities before and they seem to turn sour when either side isn’t kept in check, hope the community can handle it and carry on with as little bitterness as possible. The members I’ve interacted with here mods included have all been pretty cordial and level headed, if a bit passionate at times. Hope everyone, mod or user, banned or unbanned, can have a happy remainder of their holidays!

Merry Christmas everyone, wherever you all are!

Agreed!

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Well, this thread was a rollercoaster.

I only started to read this thread because I saw Hal9000 had posted here yesterday and I was worried he was leaving. Once I started reading I couldn’t stop and I then started feeling really bad for everyone involved. This is meant to be a Star Wars forum and as we all know Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

DominicCobb said:

Surely there’s some way to check IP addresses and put this matter to bed once and for all?

That sounds not only logical but really simple too. I sincerely hope that the mods do do this and do it publicly. It would resolve this issue and people can move on. Obviously if the accounts all have the same IP address I feel it would be only fair to reinstate the members who were recently banned over this. I just checked and some of them have been posting for a really long time. Getting pushed out of a cool community like this at Christmas must really suck.

Anyway, really glad your not leaving Hal!

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I hardly visit off topic, so I have no idea what’s going on. I can’t tell what people are fighting about. It’s like the Hatfields and the McCoys. To me it seems more about an ongoing feud, not the original argument anymore. I guess lots of people left and/or were banned. I’m just going to guess it all started with religion and/or politics. What else can get people so fired up? I wonder how many people would still be here, and still be friends, if just those two subjects were forbidden?

I value the information on this site. I think it’s important historically and culturally. I’d like to be a part of that, even if it’s just keeping a dialogue going about the true unaltered original versions. I guess this is just my plead to move on from all of this and back to loving Star Wars.

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I have been struggling with a mammoth post in which there was a lot of ground I wanted to cover, (between eyesight issues and oh yeah, Christmas) but in the interest of getting on to the burning question, I will have to trash that and deal with this first.

I have extensively gone through ALL of the IP’s of the alleged socks. Twice. I found ONE and only ONE match, and that IP was last accessed in June 2019. Jason hasn’t accessed that IP since March 21st of this year. (The other user in question has not logged into the forum since March 10th of this year.)
This is not unusual, as I tend to find a match or two or even three to long standing members when investigating potentially suspicious characters, and sifting through dozens, if not a hundred IP numbers. It can be pretty monotonous work. Having been a mod for nine years now, I’ve learned how to read this info. Therefore, I am satisfied that Jason DOES NOT HAVE A SOCK ARMY.
He may or may not be D.B. Cooper, but I’m still working on that.

Also, I find the recent privately made allegation that any staff member might do something nefarious with server donation member’s paypal info or user IP’s ridiculous and insulting. Anchorhead and only Anchorhead has ever been in charge of the paypal account and I trust him. What evil purpose an impossibly huge list of IP’s would do anyone I have not a clue. Google probably has more dirt on you from elsewhere than anything that could be gleaned from this site.

This conspiracy stuff has got to stop. The accusations driving helpful people organizing the forum away has to stop. It’s a rabbit hole with no bottom. It will consume you if you let it.
I fear that someone already has a conspiracy wall with pictures of Donald Sutherland on it.

Furthermore, Jason could always return as a mod if he so wished. There is no rule or policy against it. Jay is the only one who can make a user here a mod or take that power away. I’m sure he has bigger things to worry about these days like most of us do. And there was no security issue like when moth3r vanished without a trace. I miss him still.

And let’s not forget why Jason left in the first place. Someone here took the drama too far. They doxxed him, (that’s hip internet lingo for digging up someone’s online personal info to use against them) and then made threatening phone calls to his house. WTF!? This is not normal behavior for mature adults, this is cyberstalking. To say that I was pissed off about this is putting it mildly. A serious line was crossed here. If it had happened to me, the authorities would have become involved. This unknown caller apparently has shown remorse for their actions, which others who still nurse old grudges could learn from.

I think Jason was crazy to to want to jump back into the Thunderdome here, but I haven’t had the sense to leave either. 😃

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Damn, here comes Silverwook walking into the burning house with the world’s most badass fire extinguisher.

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Anakin Starkiller said:

Damn, here comes Silverwook walking into the burning house with the world’s most badass fire extinguisher.

That’s cause the mods are badasses!

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.

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SilverWook said:

cyberstalking.

Word of the day, don’t let the creeps rule the roost with their rabid raving rabble rousing.

Love everything else you wrote as well SilverWook, though I suspect some might not be satisfied, not sure what anyone would have expected but I’m sure a few will feel you didn’t do enough to condemn yourselves as mods in the name of addressing their accountability claims. Hope this doesn’t drag out too long in the process.

“It’s not over yet.”

“The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.” - DV

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act on instinct said:

SilverWook said:

cyberstalking.

Word of the day, don’t let the creeps rule the roost with their rabid raving rabble rousing.

Love everything else you wrote as well SilverWook, though I suspect some might not be satisfied, not sure what anyone would have expected but I’m sure a few will feel you didn’t to enough to condemn yourselves as mods in the name of addressing their accountability claims. Hope this doesn’t drag out too long in the process.

“It’s not over yet.”

The power of human stupidity never ceases to amaze. Just wait someone is gonna claim Ojason is Daniel Craig.

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.

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JackNapier said:

act on instinct said:

SilverWook said:

cyberstalking.

Word of the day, don’t let the creeps rule the roost with their rabid raving rabble rousing.

Love everything else you wrote as well SilverWook, though I suspect some might not be satisfied, not sure what anyone would have expected but I’m sure a few will feel you didn’t to enough to condemn yourselves as mods in the name of addressing their accountability claims. Hope this doesn’t drag out too long in the process.

“It’s not over yet.”

The power of human stupidity never ceases to amaze. Just wait someone is gonna claim Ojason is Daniel Craig.

Stay phrosty.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

JackNapier said:

act on instinct said:

SilverWook said:

cyberstalking.

Word of the day, don’t let the creeps rule the roost with their rabid raving rabble rousing.

Love everything else you wrote as well SilverWook, though I suspect some might not be satisfied, not sure what anyone would have expected but I’m sure a few will feel you didn’t to enough to condemn yourselves as mods in the name of addressing their accountability claims. Hope this doesn’t drag out too long in the process.

“It’s not over yet.”

The power of human stupidity never ceases to amaze. Just wait someone is gonna claim Ojason is Daniel Craig.

Stay phrosty.

Thanks I will

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.

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Wow, SilverWook! You put an end to this argument once and for all!

I will admit that I was suspecting FatedDualist to be an Oojason sock, given their very similar posting style. But knowing that OOJ doesn’t have any sock accounts makes me relieved, and I hope people can stop these unfounded conspiracy theories now.

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Thanks to clearing things up to the best of your ability Wook. Hopefully we can all make up and forget this ever happened (are these banning temporary or permanent?). I’m not sure how I feel about this though…

SilverWook said:

And let’s not forget why Jason left in the first place. Someone here took the drama too far. They doxxed him, (that’s hip internet lingo for digging up someone’s online personal info to use against them) and then made threatening phone calls to his house. WTF!? This is not normal behavior for mature adults, this is cyberstalking. To say that I was pissed off about this is putting it mildly. A serious line was crossed here. If it had happened to me, the authorities would have become involved. This unknown caller apparently has shown remorse for their actions, which others who still nurse old grudges could learn from.

Seems like this whole conversation in here started because Handman didn’t like being compared to this harasser. I’m sure you just mean “let’s not take this too far,” but comparing posters who’ve been around for awhile to this guy seems like a cheap shot, I seriously doubt someone like Ash would ever call someone’s phone like this. It just seems a little insulting if I’m being honest to suggest that just because he’s complaining about the mods that he’d take such a step.

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DominicCobb said:

Thanks to clearing things up to the best of your ability Wook. Hopefully we can all make up and forget this ever happened (are these banning temporary or permanent?). I’m not sure how I feel about this though…

SilverWook said:

And let’s not forget why Jason left in the first place. Someone here took the drama too far. They doxxed him, (that’s hip internet lingo for digging up someone’s online personal info to use against them) and then made threatening phone calls to his house. WTF!? This is not normal behavior for mature adults, this is cyberstalking. To say that I was pissed off about this is putting it mildly. A serious line was crossed here. If it had happened to me, the authorities would have become involved. This unknown caller apparently has shown remorse for their actions, which others who still nurse old grudges could learn from.

Seems like this whole conversation in here started because Handman didn’t like being compared to this harasser. I’m sure you just mean “let’s not take this too far,” but comparing posters who’ve been around for awhile to this guy seems like a cheap shot, I seriously doubt someone like Ash would ever call someone’s phone like this. It just seems a little insulting if I’m being honest to suggest that just because he’s complaining about the mods that he’d take such a step.

Temp bans, AFAIK.

All I’m saying is don’t give into hate. Not that anyone else here is going to start making crank calls from a pay phone booth in front of a Circle K. Wait, do phone booths still exist?

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Jrzag42 said:

What proof would satisfy you at this point? I’m a Wookiee, not a miracle worker.😉

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SilverWook said:

What proof would satisfy you at this point? I’m a Wookiee, not a miracle worker.😉

You know what, you’re doing a good job here, and I appreciate that. My apologies for coming in and meddling, this stuff is none of my business.

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SilverWook said:

DominicCobb said:

Thanks to clearing things up to the best of your ability Wook. Hopefully we can all make up and forget this ever happened (are these banning temporary or permanent?). I’m not sure how I feel about this though…

SilverWook said:

And let’s not forget why Jason left in the first place. Someone here took the drama too far. They doxxed him, (that’s hip internet lingo for digging up someone’s online personal info to use against them) and then made threatening phone calls to his house. WTF!? This is not normal behavior for mature adults, this is cyberstalking. To say that I was pissed off about this is putting it mildly. A serious line was crossed here. If it had happened to me, the authorities would have become involved. This unknown caller apparently has shown remorse for their actions, which others who still nurse old grudges could learn from.

Seems like this whole conversation in here started because Handman didn’t like being compared to this harasser. I’m sure you just mean “let’s not take this too far,” but comparing posters who’ve been around for awhile to this guy seems like a cheap shot, I seriously doubt someone like Ash would ever call someone’s phone like this. It just seems a little insulting if I’m being honest to suggest that just because he’s complaining about the mods that he’d take such a step.

Temp bans, AFAIK.

All I’m saying is don’t give into hate. Not that anyone else here is going to start making crank calls from a pay phone booth in front of a Circle K. Wait, do phone booths still exist?

I get it Wook, thanks. And yes, I’ve seen a few believe it or not!

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Gonna be takin a break from here due to college starting back up. See ya’ll in April when I graduate or spring break, whichever comes first.

Jedit I will be checking in every so often when I find the time.

I’m just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe.