Darryl Strawberry wrote:toomanyhatz wrote:My conjecture is that this almost certainly happened. But the notion that it’s a basis for the decision is not only wrong but imo, insulting.
Fair enough. I do think it would be in the board's interest to know if it was Coan who set up the fake GM account, as it wasn't just parody but nasty. This is why I've often said that the admins were complicit, because they know the identity of the aliases doing things such as posting as GM.
See, if it isn't Coan, I will have to retract everything and post a huge apology. Which I will do once I know who did create the account.
Normally I try my best to not be combative, and I was actually responding to Goat Boy rather than you, but since you brought it up, and since it's applicable -
You're really making a great many leaps in logic here. First of all, the notion that it's in "our" interest to know who created the fake Googa account. Trust me on this, it really isn't. It's irrelevant.
As for the notion that the fake Googa account had anything to do with the real Googa being banned, I guess I can't prove that it didn't, since it was not discussed with me (which, as I've often said, is the way I prefer it). So let's just say it did. It is still not my job as a mod, to be part of an advisory committee (I wouldn't have taken the job if I thought that was part of it, as I find such duties quite distasteful - though I don't mind banning spammers, which IS my job and is frankly mostly what I do). And yes, I suppose I could research who controls what alias if I chose to. So could Jethro. So could any of us. And assuming that Jeth needs us to tell him the difference between the real and fake googa account is, as I say, insulting. To him AND to us.
As I remember, you presented it as if you had figured out that the fake account was Coan. So go ahead and persist with that notion. I have no interest in dissuading you because I don't happen to think it makes me "complicit" in anything either way. My opinion is meaningless as far as who gets banned and who doesn't. As is Coan's and as is DD's.
As Moddie said, go ahead insult anyone you want to insult. There's no board rule that I'm aware of stating who you have to like and whose side you need to take when these inevitable dramas flare up. But it's not your place on any level to tell me how I should feel, or how I should respond. And it will get you precisely nowhere. Even if I wanted to have an influence on who is banned and who isn't, I don't.