barnabas1969 Where For Art Thy Gone?

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barnabas1969 Where For Art Thy Gone?

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Post by koberhol » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:03 pm

Does anybody know him on a real level or know why he has disappeared as of like August 14 (last login). I sure hope he is well and enjoying life. If he was taking a break I surely though the Windows 10 speculation would bring him back into a thread or two! He has been such a big voice on TGB and I just hope everything is okay!

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Post by volfan6415 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:45 pm

I was thinking the same thing.

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Post by Ed  » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:54 pm

He got banned is the word on the street.

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Post by holidayboy » Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:29 pm

I'm afraid that he is indeed banned.



It wasn't an easy decision because he was one of our most knowledgeable members and gave great advise on a wide range of subjects.



He had however been given multiple warnings regarding his conduct /language, as well a temp ban in the past but in the end enough was enough.



Nobody took any pleasure in banning him and tgb.tv won't be the same without him, but we have set out our code of conduct and terms of registration and they apply to everybody.



The whole tgb team keep the site running as best we can in our own time, and having ground rules helps us to keep moderating posts, never mind taking drastic action such as banning etc to a minimum.



We're proud to be among the top results for Media Center web searches (thanks to all of you folks who log in here and create this great resource) and want to keep our site suitable for all ages who may visit us as a result.



I'm babbling on as usual so I'll shut up now...
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Post by adam1991 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:52 pm

huh. I don't remember seeing anything of his that fell anywhere near the "yeah, that's gonna leave a mark" territory.

Guess I didn't hang out in the right (wrong) places.

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Post by volfan6415 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:08 pm

As I recall that's because there were several posts that had to be removed/severely edited by the mods. I recall him blaming jack for many of them.

I too am sad to see that he was banned, although I think he was over zealous at times his arguments were mostly factually supportive and Definately valuable to the community.

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Post by mcewinter » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:21 pm

Well that explains why he didn't answer my PM. I've often thought TGB of today is over modded. I appreciate the time that the mods give to this forum but moving and splitting topics and removing posts isn't as urgent as some might believe. baranabas1969 brought a lot of knowledge to this forum, banning him is a shame.

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Post by IownFIVEechos » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:25 pm

One would have to imagine he is lurking here under another name. Must be uncomfortable for him not to be able to unleash his normal self as it would be a give away, but I miss you too! Hope you come back one day.

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Post by Ed  » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:28 pm

mcewinter wrote:I appreciate the time that the mods give to this forum but moving and splitting topics and removing posts isn't as urgent as some might believe.
Yeah, a lot of people agree the mods are overzealous about merging/splitting topics. Myself included.

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Post by holidayboy » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:45 pm

We take all feedback seriously.

A lot of merging and splitting is to do with search results etc.

We'll certainly take the comments on board :thumbup:

(note to mods: please don't split this ;) )
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Post by koberhol » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:37 pm

Thank you for replying and giving us the heads up. Most appreciated as I had feared the worse.... as in... he went TIVO!!!! :crazy:

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Post by mcewinter » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:01 pm

Is he banned for life?

I doubt he'd want to come back but a thread in his name might be inviting seeing that the "community" appreciates him.

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Post by Ed  » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:21 pm

mcewinter wrote:Is he banned for life?
I think he is. After his initial banning, he made an obvious dupe account and took things too far in retaliation, from what I heard.

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Post by mcewinter » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:50 pm

Ed  wrote:
mcewinter wrote:Is he banned for life?
I think he is. After his initial banning, he made an obvious dupe account and took things too far in retaliation, from what I heard.
I missed all that somehow. It must have been bad.

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Post by oakley516 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:39 am

That's too bad. He seemed knowledgeable about WMC.

I have a feeling his comments about the Echo may have had something to do with it.

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Post by adam1991 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:40 am

Ed  wrote:
mcewinter wrote:Is he banned for life?
I think he is. After his initial banning, he made an obvious dupe account and took things too far in retaliation, from what I heard.
I swear, I must hang out in the wrong places. I never saw any of this.

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Post by Ed  » Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:22 am

adam1991 wrote:
Ed  wrote:
mcewinter wrote:Is he banned for life?
I think he is. After his initial banning, he made an obvious dupe account and took things too far in retaliation, from what I heard.
I swear, I must hang out in the wrong places. I never saw any of this.
I'm guessing the mods quickly deleted everything involved, that's why. I never saw any of it either - only word of mouth.

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Post by spanner » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:04 am

Some will miss him, Some won't

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Post by richard1980 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:50 am

adam1991 wrote:
Ed  wrote:
mcewinter wrote:Is he banned for life?
I think he is. After his initial banning, he made an obvious dupe account and took things too far in retaliation, from what I heard.
I swear, I must hang out in the wrong places. I never saw any of this.
Same here, although I haven't been as active here as I once was. Perhaps that is why.

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Post by adam1991 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:47 pm

can we--that is, the user base--invite him back? Can we talk the mods into giving another chance?

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