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  1. Seymour93

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    Heard through the grapevine that the trigger was finally pulled. A shame if you ask me. Since when do pressure groups dictate who's a good Pats fan and who's not? This sets a bad precedent. If somebody isn't in the majority or has a strong opinion about something, he or she now needs to fear the possibility that their membership could be terminated.

    Here's a way where we can have everyone included but spare this part of the forum from the usual back and forth war of words that so often occur in threads like these.... I propose a "Pissing Contest Forum" where forumers can create 10+ page threads bickering back and forth with their online foes. Instead of banning the least popular member, immediately send threads that devolve into such contests to the new forum.

    Finally, this is the internet, don't take yourselves so seriously. Let NEM back in. This is all I have to say.
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    if thats true then im out too...that guy was probly a more dedicated fan then everyone on this board combined. plus he made things interesting - the dude posted here like 20000 times....give me a break. and im not saying at all that i like the guy very much...:rocker: :rocker: :rocker: BRING NEM BACK
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    another thought...why was he banned anyways. Honestly people, the guy brought alot of insight onto this board. Can people really not handle online arguements to the point they have to dismiss the other person?
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    Yea, the old man got on nerves but he was interesting. Maybe a certain offensive coordinator banned him.
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    I say bring NEM back...we shoudl at least vote on it. i know it sounds silly but he made up like half the posts on this board everyday (exaggeration)
    i actually really liked reading his rants
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    i am for one glad that he was banned,
    the man made the board contentious, and very hostile, his weren't debates, they were threats and abusive rants.

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    although, I do feel sorry for him though, he seems like he really Loves the Pats, if only he could change his tone a little, maybe a month ban maybe?
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    His most notable detractors broke more of the written rules here in antagonizing him than he ever did himself. He's not out btw, I've talked to him this very hour through the PM system, he's been locked out of the main board.

    A n00b dared to criticize Josh McDaniels just yesterday and one of the usual gang of insane internet whackjobs jumped down his throat as though he was screaming at Nem himself. So that's probably a lesson for anyone who doesn't wanna get on these people's s-list. McDaniels can do no wrong.

    Oh and if you have anything to say to any of the other contentious people who post here, I suggest you do it soon. I doubt these clowns will stop now.
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    That listing doesn't indicate he was banned. He thought he was a month ago ( :rolleyes: ) which elicited much sympathy only to discover it was a computer problem...

    If Ian banned him or suspended him or sent him to his room for a time out as he as had to do before, it isn't because Ian frowns on divergence of opinion. It's a behavior issue. I know some of you think this is the internet and it's a free for all. But this is a private web site on the internet, and as such is entitled to have rules or policies which, if you disagree with them, you are free to move to a site better suited to YOUR vision of what a football fan message board (which is just one element of Ian's site) should be.
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    Piling on from a bunch of provocative jerks forced Ian's hand. A swift reversal is in order.
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    is there a reason why he was banned ?

    from my point of view surely NEM is a passionate fan and i really love his post expecially when he remembers the 'old times'

    from my side i hope he can re-join us
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    NEM is posting in the off-topic forum, but Ian restricted him from posting in the football forum.

    NEM posted his side of the story in the off-topic, political forum.
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    I find NEM's constant harping on one subject, which he manages to insert into every other thread irrespective of its subject, utterly tiresome. I also feel that he seems to have some sort of compulsive need to be the centre of attention. The flip side of that is he attracts - and in some instances sets himself up for - the attention of other posters.

    And when he's in those sorts of moods I just ignore him and his posts.

    When on other topics he can be insightful and entertaining, and I hope we see that side him back at some stage.
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    I posted my thoughts to NEM on the thread he created in the political forum.

    The basic thrust being that he needs to take some responsibility for the events that have transpired.

    The sad fact of the matter is that, for NEM, there is no such thing as bad publicity, only publicity.

    As sad as it is to say, this forum will be a better place without his presence.

    I dont for a single minute believe those scaremongers who see this as a beginning of a Nazi regime - where bannings result from simply being out of favour or in the minority.

    Maybe NEM wil learn his lesson and tackle his delusions, but I sincerely doubt it.

    NM
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    An alternative may be that there be a separate "Patriots Playpen"(or something like that) forum, where the types of arguments and threads he often starts can go to.. those who choose to argue with him can go there and do what they need to do.

    Personally, as much as I respect his knowledge and passion, am quite tired of his relentless rants about the O coordinator and the tendency personal attacks.. but am not sure it is valid to ban him, but then again do not know the whole story. One of his issues is that this is only an internet forum, not real life and there is a need to separate them.
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    He gets banned once every few months or so doesn't he?
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    NEM is a passionate Patsfan..This is not the Oxford debate club. Faint of heart fans should stay away...

    BTW...Skippy stinks...fire him....
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    Says you ? Who else do you want to see kicked off ? Come on. Have the stones say.
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    NEM goes back to the beginning with the Patriots and adds quite a bit. When he goes over the top, instead of baiting and piling on, be big boys and simply confront what he has to say.

    Bring back NEM!
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    What gives you the impression that I want anyone else kicked off?

    It was a simple observation - I think this forum will be a better place without NEM.

    NM
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    thank god...
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    This is the USA. Our constitution guarantees EVERYONE to voice his or hers opinion. Even if you do not like what some one has to say. If you do not like what someone has to say or write then do not listen or do not read what they have to say. If we allow someone to be banned for their opinion on something then we are no better than those countries that were behind the Iron Curtin. Or the countries that are run by dictators through fear and hate mongering. I always thought that as a country we stood for tolerance. Not prejudice and hate.

    Never mind the fact that by banning NEM, Pat's fan's may have given NEM legal recourse due to discrimination. Who ever supported the ban and who ever actually did the ban had better take heed of that potential fact. Never mind the fact that banning someone because you do not like what the say is just plain wrong and UNAMERICAN.
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    That doesn't apply to a privately run message board. If NEM wants to run out to Boston Common and shout obout Hobbs and McDaniels then the first ammeddment allows that - it doesn't guarantee that right on this board.
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    It's a damn shame if NEM has been banned. Some members of this

    forum call other members stupid or ignorant if they dare to question

    any of Bill Belichick's or Scott Pioli's decisions. Even a stalwart like Miguel

    is not above the criticism.
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    That’s wrong. The US supreme court banned discrimination in private clubs. That is the Law. Look it up.
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    This forum isn't a democracy is it?

    I dont remember voting for Ian to run this board - he is in charge and what he says goes.

    I think that even the ambulance chasing Legal eagles of America would be hard pushed to make a case out of this one.

    If you dont like it - move on.

    Its really as simple as that.

    NM
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    I've seen NEM attacked several times on this board, are the people who attacked him banned as well? Sure his ranting about McDaniels can get tiresome, but this is a Patriots forum and no one should be banned for posting Patriots related materials, hell no one shoul dbe banned at all. We all have the ability not to click on a topic started by a poster whom we don't care for, we also all have an ignore feature, there is no reason for anyone to ever be banned.
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    Great! Then why not offer up your IP address for spammers nationwide to exercise their free speech on your computer. And, btw, do not have any anti-spam software to protect yourself. That would be anti-free speech!
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    If this is true I have never been so embarrassed to be part of such an embarrassing hobby... lets burn some books too.
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