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  1. Pontoneer

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    As many of you will be aware , as a lot of us are members of both fora , there has been a bit of a stushie over there these last few days , after three members got 'banned' .

    One of them , if I'm honest , possibly deserved it as he'd joined up then proceeded to make a number of hostile posts , but the other two : a father and his daughter who bought a Mercedes of her own then subsequently joined up ( I think innocently ) using her dad's computer and the same contact email address were both banned under the 'multiple accounts' rule .

    This , apparently unjust , ban sparked a storm of fury from the members with three threads being started , no visible comments from mods/admin , until one of them popped up , closed the three threads and told everyone it was not a suitabloe topic for discussion and not to start any more threads on the subject .

    Despite my having tried to stick up for the underdogs throughout , I responded by saying if that was how they wanted to run their forum , I no longer wanted to be part of it and asked them to delete my account - I won't be going back .

    I'm not protesting about the specific rights or wrongs of the individual bannings - just the way the whole matter was dealt with .

    At least on every other forum where such things have happened , mods usually give a visible warning to wrongdoers and have seen it done a number of times , because good admin staff don't want people leaving under a cloud . Not the way it works on MBOA , apparently , though .

    Incidentally , they have a link at the bottom of their forum pages marked 'Mercedes Benz Club' (no hyphen) which goes to the MBOA homepage - a bit misleading , I thought since The Mercedes-Benz Club is a different organisation entirely .
     
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    They never warn you at the other place.Is a shame though as THC is a funny guy :eek: I bet they don`t know about this forum :rolleyes:
     
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    At least his ban is only temporary .

    Pity he got off on the wrong foot (claw) here .
     
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    Did`nt know he was a member here,but his threads always get closed at the other place
     
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    iirc. THC arrived here amid a blaze of self-publicity. When his particular brand of humour didn't go down too well with some he left in a huff after throwing his toys out the pram.
     
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    I thought only 2 were banned, who's the third.
     
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    Hmmm, I might head over, I like playing with children.....
     
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    I can't go over there. Far too many television adverts for my taste.
     
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    :eek: :D :D :D
     
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    NWMerc - if I'm remembering his name correctly .
     
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    Thanks, wasn't aware of that.
     
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    I'm registered on there :eek::eek:
     
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    And what's wrong with that?
     
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    Thanks for pointing it out .

    On reading over it - hmmmm ....... possibly .

    However , the bit about mods only working office hours : they were able to instigate the bans when they did ; why not just post a quick explanation of why the bans were imposed , or better still give the 'wrongdoers' one public warning for their conduct , stating that repetition will result in a ban - this works well most everywhere else .

    As I said already - not so much the rights or wrongs of the bans themselves that concerned me , more the way they were handled .

    There are plenty of other forums around , and most of my friends are on the other ones as well , so I'll leave it at that .
     
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    I did not know :p Not been on since last March though :rolleyes:

    Forums are strange things, they really can bring out the worst in people. 'Tis weird...... Maybe folks just take them too seriously :dk:
     
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    Seriously,seriously, what are you insinuating.
     
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    Well said, I do like both places.
    Moving back on topic, since all of this kicked off I've had time to think about it and think the mods could've done a better job on it.
    I think we need mods like we have on this forum over there, you do a great job guys. :D
     
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    Renault, you missed off the question mark. :D
    (That felt good)
     
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    Cheeky.

    Anyway, did you read my link above. Does it not provide a little enlightenment as to what went on...especially the bit about the date of birth?
     
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