Ban Jimbo?

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

Ban Jimbo?

No
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Yes
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70%
Footy
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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby The Modernist » 25 Mar 2021, 13:45

Well done Prof for coming up with this idea btw. It seems the best solution all round.

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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby Diamond Dog » 25 Mar 2021, 14:03

The Modernist wrote:Incidentally for those talking about new members, apparently it's no longer possible to join the board..? Not sure why or when this was done.


The bill not been paid, most probably.
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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby Diamond Dog » 25 Mar 2021, 14:03

The Modernist wrote:Well done Prof for coming up with this idea btw. It seems the best solution all round.



It's genius. But let's see how long it holds for.
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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby The Prof » 25 Mar 2021, 14:59

I think Rorschach needs to take some of the credit. Or, if it turns out to be the worst idea ever, all the blame!

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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby The Prof » 25 Mar 2021, 15:01

The Modernist wrote:Incidentally for those talking about new members, apparently it's no longer possible to join the board..? Not sure why or when this was done.


Yeah you're right.
Looking at the list of inactive users, it seems that November 2019 was when the last bunch of spammers registered, but that can't be right as they've been coming through fairly regularly.

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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby The Modernist » 25 Mar 2021, 15:30

Diamond Dog wrote:
The Modernist wrote:Incidentally for those talking about new members, apparently it's no longer possible to join the board..? Not sure why or when this was done.


The bill not been paid, most probably.


I believe it's now free, but I don't know..

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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby jimboo » 25 Mar 2021, 19:49

The Modernist wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:
The Modernist wrote:Incidentally for those talking about new members, apparently it's no longer possible to join the board..? Not sure why or when this was done.


The bill not been paid, most probably.


I believe it's now free, but I don't know..


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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby harvey k-tel » 25 Mar 2021, 20:42

It's good to have a resource like Preludin when you need to find out how BCB is run.
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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby toomanyhatz » 25 Mar 2021, 21:35

toomanyhatz likes this. ^
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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby The Prof » 25 Mar 2021, 22:11

The Domain name will need paying for. and even if the software is free there must be a cost to host it and keep the adverts out, I would have thought.

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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby toomanyhatz » 25 Aug 2021, 19:56

Bumping this, just for the hell of it.

The consensus seems pretty clear here.

And cheers to Prof for coming up with the 'compromise,' but I'm thinking it's five months later and it seems pretty clear - to me, at least - that it's not working.
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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby der Freiherr » 25 Aug 2021, 20:24

toomanyhatz wrote:And cheers to Prof for coming up with the 'compromise,' but I'm thinking it's five months later and it seems pretty clear - to me, at least - that it's not working.


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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby toomanyhatz » 25 Aug 2021, 20:47

No, I saw it. I agree it's an out of the way place, but as I say on the other thread, I and other people like to use the 'new posts' feature and his constant posting often clogs it up quite a bit.

And I think it's telling that none of those people are saying there's any advantage in keeping him around. Just that they're doing a better job than I am of avoiding him. I'm not hearing a single defense for keeping him around, in fact, other than a kind of half-hearted one by Googa.

Other people - including me - have posted there a bit, but the last several pages are all endless propaganda.

My main point - that him being here serves neither him nor any of us - is, by my interpretation, being confirmed by the responses.
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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby GoogaMooga » 25 Aug 2021, 20:55

I think the reason he uses BCB as a platform is that his kind of posts would be deleted by Facebook. But BCB is not obliged to provide a platform. If only he'd be more collegial and join in other discussions, it would not be as clear cut.
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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby toomanyhatz » 25 Aug 2021, 21:08

GoogaMooga wrote:I think the reason he uses BCB as a platform is that his kind of posts would be deleted by Facebook. But BCB is not obliged to provide a platform. If only he'd be more collegial and join in other discussions, it would not be as clear cut.


Exactly.

There are all kinds of places where one can post these kinds of things - he has chosen BCB for one reason and one reason only - we allow it.

By continuing to do so, we are basically saying we agree to be the platform for this. But is it an appropriate platform? I think the answer to this is pretty clear.

The 'compromise' may have resulted in posts that are easier to avoid, but has it lessened the amount of them, or increased the thoughtfulness of them? No, it's done the exact opposite.

As queasy as I feel about something as severe as 'banning' (particularly publicly taking responsibility for the decision) it really seems like the only possible option at this point. And as I've said, I have had at least five or six people that have directly told me they'd post more and look in more were he not around. And zero who've said his absence would discourage them in any way.

Hence the 'change of heart' about taking responsibility for it. Haven't changed my mind about whether the actual act of banning would have a positive affect on the board as a whole in the slightest. I thought (and said) back then that the answer was a definitive 'yes.'
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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby OUTPLAY » 25 Aug 2021, 21:10

For fuck's sake - shit, or get off the pot!
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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby toomanyhatz » 25 Aug 2021, 21:16

Just for the record, what 'OUTPLAY' has to say on the matter is completely irrelevant to this discussion.
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The Who / Jimi Hendrix Experience Saville Theatre, London Jan '67
. Got Jimi's autograph after the show and went on to see him several times that year


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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby Mike Boom » 25 Aug 2021, 21:46

There is enough mis information out there as it is with out this board contributing to it.

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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby mudshark » 25 Aug 2021, 22:37

Where does he post? I don't think I have read a Jimbo post for weeks?
Pray tell. He's very entertaining.
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Re: Ban Jimbo?

Postby toomanyhatz » 25 Aug 2021, 22:50

mudshark wrote:Where does he post? I don't think I have read a Jimbo post for weeks?
Pray tell. He's very entertaining.


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By 'he's very entertaining' do you mean you'd miss him if he were gone? Does him being here enhance your board experience in any way?

I've been told he also posts in the Word Association Thread, but I never go there so I can't attest to the veracity of that.
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The Who / Jimi Hendrix Experience Saville Theatre, London Jan '67
. Got Jimi's autograph after the show and went on to see him several times that year


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