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Does Patsfans need an "A**clown forum" ?

  1. Yes - the forum is a great idea

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  2. No - no thanks

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  1. njpatsfan

    njpatsfan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    While patsfans was down, many of us refugees were welcomed with open arms by the folks over at the Planet.

    One unique feature of that board struck me as sheer genius - the "A**clown forum".

    The way it works is this: When a poster on that site goes out of control or over the line (whether it is a troll from another team, or just a patriots fan who annoys the entire site), and the crime is somewhat short of an "instant banning" offense, the mods institute a poll on whether to "A**clown" the perp or not.

    If the perp is found guilty (by a simple majority), the perp is not banned, but instead restricted to posting ONLY in the "A**clown" forum. It is truly "democracy in action"

    It seems to me that this forum is a fantastic idea because:

    - It allows you to keep around some of the trolls who, while annoying on the pats forum, are fun to play with, if you so choose.

    - Provides a punishment short of banning for those folks that are perpetually making nuisances for themselves.

    - Reduced workload on the mods, as the threat of "being voted off the island" will make most of the worst posters on this site think twice before hitting "Submit".

    Of course, this being patsfans, we can call it something else. They don't have the same effect as the Planet name, but perhaps we could call it "Bethel's Bench", "Rodney's Timeout" or "Hoculi's Hangout". Also, it doesn't have to be forever - it can be for 7,30,60 days etc.

    Vote early and often.
     
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  2. Brownfan80

    Brownfan80 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Sully's Burger Hut sounds good to me. And I voted yes, I think it was a great feature on the Planet.

    It's a deterrant, and provides a middle ground between full freedom and being banned fully.
     
  3. PatsMyBoyz!

    PatsMyBoyz! Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I like the idea,then again I'm cranky today. The only remaining question is what to name it. :singing: :rocker: :cool2:
     
  4. 5 Rings for Brady!!

    5 Rings for Brady!! In the Starting Line-Up

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    Maybe we can call it the fanboy forum in hopes of attracting the posters here that insist on starting lots of stupid threads. Make it sound like a sophisticated place for the average fanboy to post. :D
     
  5. Brownfan80

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    Actually that's a great idea. I really, really like it. So not only is it a punishment purgatory for the bad kids from this page, but it'd also be a distraction page for those 'BENVCH BRADY START CASEL!~!@#' type posters. Super!!!
     
  6. lutontown_fc

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    I wonder if anyone posting on this thread has ever been sent to an ass-clown forum?


    Hmmmm.

    You could probably go ahead and call it something related to Keegs - to commemorate the first inductee.

    NM
     
  7. Brownfan80

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    How would it be lowering the quality of this fine site to get rid of the posters that an entire majority (not just these instigators that you're alluding to) agree on?

    Just because you've been Assclowned on that site doesn't make you a shoo-in to have the same thing happen here, though I guess I see why you're worried.

    But really NEM, if it's just a small handfull of 'instigators' you're worried about, aren't you reassured that the mass of people that agree with you will even out the vote and the majority would not vote you in?
     
  8. edgecy

    edgecy Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I'd vote yes. There are some people here that I'd gladly do without.
     
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    Oh please, the only two that'd vote for me would be you and Keegs. I'm frightened I tell you.

    Again, how does it lower the class of the forum to remove the lower class posters? That makes no sense.

    Every word you write drips of the fear you have for a policy being set in motion that might remove you. And I'm sure that the person that posted this Assclown idea didn't even have you directly in mind. Why are you so personally afraid of it?

    There are plenty of animosities already flying around, now aren't there? It seems to me that when you institute a democratic system of punishment that it'd actually decrease animosities because hot headed posters would have to actually calm down and think before they post or face the democracy's choices.

    How, exactly, have I done any damage to this forum? Please explain it to me, I'd love to know. I'd also love to know if Ian agrees with this.
     
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    Patriots4Ever Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    A good idea indeed,so long as I do not find myself visiting it
     
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    That's the good part about a seperate forum for the problem children. You don't have to see them unless you choose to.

    Whether you choose to visit for 'fun', or choose to visit by posting things that you know you shouldn't, either way you end up there because of your own choices.
     
  12. Patriots4Ever

    Patriots4Ever Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Lol,Well said.I do hope this gets passed as I see it would be beneficial to all of us.
     
  13. see dan drive

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    stellar idea.

    what if someone wins the right to stay by a slim margin, but then keeps posting garbage? is there going to be a monthly vote or something?
     
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    NEM? Ridicules and embarasses others?

    Never!


    ...But I agree, NEM, I really do. An assclown asylum would create unneeded aminosity.
     
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    The Planet is not a bad forum. You had a bad experience there, but I have had a wonderful time posting there.

    You are such a self-driven machine it's simply astonishing to watch. Lower ourselves??

    You turn your fear of being outed into some kind of biblical crusade where if anyone disagrees then they're pooing on Ian?

    Well let me ask you something, high and mighty, who the hell appointed you the keeper of Ian's domain? Who are you to say what is right or wrong for IAN's site any more than the rest of us? So far there is ONE vote against this, and I'm guessing that's yours. Funny.

    You know, the last time you crusaded against me in Ian's name he told you to back off (not in those exact words), so why do you once again begin to spout things attatched to Ian's name? You don't speak for Ian, you don't speak for this website, you speak for NEM and NEM only. You are posting out of fear and it's simply obvious.

    You keep slandering me and other posters for disagreeing with you and I'm frankly quite sick of it. I'm not a trouble maker, neither is Box or Mo. OR anyone else you've attacked on your tirades.

    Trouble follows you NEM because YOU are the troublemaker.

    Venom ends up flying in nearly every thread you've ever posted or commented on. The same posters that you argue with conduct themselves dandy with anyone else. You are the only common factor in these situations. These situations follow YOU because you bring them about.

    That is simply the fact.
     
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  16. Patriots4Ever

    Patriots4Ever Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I do not feel as though I am being coerced into this NEM,The majority of your posts have always been joyous to read.Though as of late,you seem to be losing your charm,the respect was truly gone when you piped off with that Shannahan thread this week.You are a very opiniated person,a bit much for your own good at times.So,in doing this assclown forum deal,you may very well be the leader of it in which case I can stop trying to sort through your mediocrity and concentrate on the facts.Thus being..Some of us have the decency at times to keep our opinions to ourselves.
     
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    I don't believe that, because I've seen the opposite happen time and again. NEM, seriously, you are always one of the first to denegrate a thread to name calling. Once ONE POSTER name calls you, then you name call every other poster that replies in the thread after that. It's happened to me several times when I've come in mid-way through a rant. I've seen it happen to plenty of others. You might not let the very first word fly, but after that time you make sure you let it fly at anyone that's moving and heavy. Don't paint yourself as some sort of victim or saint, it's simply not believable.

    I don't agree with that either, as your lashing out does not just come in retaliation, unless you consider an opposing opinion an attack. I've seen many a person disagree with either your opinions or your method of backing up those opinions only to be blasted for their lack of knowledge, lack of football fact, lack of intelligence. It's happened over and over. All someone needs to do is just peruse your posting history and the examples are all right there.

    You, sir, are responsible for your own actions, don't pawn that off on anyone else in some weak conspiracy attempt.

    There is no mob of anti-NEM people that are formed as a cohesive group. If several people see the same things in your posts, then it's simply because those things exist, not because those things were somehow implanted into their heads by the 'anti-NEM brigade'.


    Again with the veiled threats. I don't get it. What are you going to do, email all of your 'enemies' computer viruses?

    You are one of the first to do each of those things, why such a thin skin when you feel that it's coming back at you?

    Oh sweet Jesus, we're back to this again? Really?

    My cookies are nowhere near you, NEM. But thank you for the 10th veiled threat. As if the first nine weren't enough.

    The only person that seems to be consistently viscious in their replies is you. Re-read the posts and see who is angry. Re-read the posts and see who is attacking who. It's you NEM.

    Seriously NEM, either the melodrama is at a preposterous level, or you really need to give up the web. If you take it THAT seriously then you need a reality adjustment, my friend.

    yeah yeah yeah, you've made the veiled threats 11 times now, and I still can't see what you're going to 'do about' me or Box or Mo. Or anyone else that you've ever gotten pissed at. Hitmen? That'd be expensive with as far as we are spread around the globe. Computer virus? Well, we'd actually have to open the file for that to work.. Telepathic mind-wipe? Well, I guess that's possible.

    I have done nothing to you. I have simply pointed out your posting style and why people have a problem with it. You're the one that made this into a dramafest. You're the only one that lost their temper and needed heart meds. You just need anger management man, seriously.
     
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    I'm not in favor of the idea but if the majority rules for it, some names to consider:

    A Patriot Missile (in honor of Zeke "take a peek" Mowatt)
    Butts Bozos (in honor of Marion Butts)
    Tuna Helpers (for much hated SB XXXVI quitting coach)
    Into the Pupu (Mosi, naturally)
    You're Faulked
     
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    It might do me some good? You sure do love to call people liars, as though that changes the truth. Whatever NEM, you're really not worth it.
     
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    "The more he spoke of his honor, the faster we counted the spoons--"

    Anon Victorian quote
     
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