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I reckon so.
the whole trying to be as offensive as possible has worn really thin.
when he came back from that he was sound. i guess it's just a thing of gettig bored with it all.
a DiS break would probably be good, i think we all need them some time or another, but it's a question of whether he stalks the streets of southend our of choice or by a mouse click.
my verdict: whichever ooption forces him to put teen spirit up on the glory's myspace.
what is the action that prompts this?
any one thing or just cumulative?
it's quite boring.
hes fine. Its that he doesnt like.
that he is the status quo
i <3 martbowski
i'm also glad i held off from making it..
have none have you seen Supernanny? It's simple - praise him when he's good, ignore him when he behaves badly! He'll soon change.
He likes Nick Heidfeld. That would be like punishing Nick Heidfeld. And me.
Could you isolate him to The Maccabees forum or something instead? I think that could be pretty good.
But also stay clear of it if so desired. I need to have somewhere to scream at when NH gets his first win.
You know those soundproof boxes. Was that just in the 4400?
Well it's this big soundproof box in a prison for this guy who can poison peoples minds by saying stuff to them. And he just screams and screams and no one can hear him. Even after all those people he killed, I felt pretty bad for the guy.
But people get to laugh.
But no to banning Martbowski! Yes to The Maccabees! Yes to ignoring! No to solitary confinement! Yes to Nick Heidfeld! No to prison!
equivalent of the maccabees forum
He seems to be the same as he's always been to me.
and Colin's reasoning as to why we shouldn't care in that thread shouldn't really make any difference in this case.
just ignore him when he's being a cunt, i.e. last night.
but saying that never works. Most people still reply to those threads
they get to defend someone and condemn someone. It's social justice.
That is pretty funny...I managed to ignore that thread, how come no one else did. It's stupid. You can't contribute to that sort of thread and then moan about it.
It wasn't the sort of thread that deserved continual bumping, like the Vikram one hehehe
bumped just for you
one than that :D
better than 'who do you trust'? That is a masterpiece though! Show me one that is better than that and I'll grant thee wishes three
but it was a similar "i'm wrecked on coke and a complete waster who embodues every horrendous cliché about people who live in london!!!!" type affair, except with no actual topic of discussion except how wrecked he was. it was hilarious.
oh man...that sounds great
this is quite funny as well: http://new.drownedinsound.com/articles/1732274
at least wrightylew's funny.
I don't really see there's much difference, to be honest.
I find them both amusing at times. Wrighty's not the massive cock that Mart is but Mart's normally a bit more 'with it'
he just seems to be a bit more clued up on stuff, I suppose. Or maybe more honest in what he posts. I get bored of Wrighty's "look at me, I'm a 16 year old with no common sense so let's kill all criminals right now" impersonations after a while.
Or else he really IS that stupid, but I doubt that, somehow.
Neither of them are posters whose posts I pay any great attention to.
i thought he was for real
couldn't get it together to post on here.
he does it because he is convinced that he is better than us and gets a massive ego trip off it. Personally I don't see that as any different and it's actually more sociopathic than Mart's attacks, even if it's not so narrowly focused.
I haven't noticed Wrighty being a detestable cockend for quite a while. Just a bit of an ill-informed right wing person in general. But that's not banning material, more just sad shake of the head material.
Or maybe I just haven't been reading his posts and he's as cockendish as the old days.
I don't really see it's worth banning Mart again.
People should learn to not give his shit the oxygen of publicity.
when he's trained them to do the same thing.
i don't know any overly pleasant 17 year old boys.
and can't the boards just have some sort of moderator, who deletes any of those sort of threads?
AND, if you're going to ban mart for making a personal comment about people, then why are the people who slag off vikram, kate kamikaze and whatever allowed? you can't ban him just because he's been mean about someone the general population of dis like. is it not cliquey enough around here?
As far as I'm concerned.
It's not on.
we give him a red pill & a blue pill n hope for the best
I sorta have a thing against tweedledum
he gets people arguing, and usually in a good way. Even if sometimes they are just arguing about him.
'he gets people arguing' or 'shakes up the status quo' thing.
That is all
I think his posts have led to some very interesting discussions about how people use the internet.
And hitler led to some very interesting ideas discussions about why genocide is bad. I bet you wouldn't ban him either would you! Nazi sympathiser!
Martbowski - the new Hitler?
I just read his post about sophiacherry.
Yeah, cunt. He can fuck off.
Around my military de-briefings
immortals are aliens!
It was until Revenge Of The Sith.
Im sure he'll say that he isnt bothered (hes above bothering).
Hes a free spirit, he is an elemental force, you cannot define him or contain him, try to catch him and hes gone.
He is 'real', so many people really like him, so many people really really hate him... he truely is the Oscar Wilde of DIS.
(personally I am ambivalent about him, im sure he could be worked on and improved, but he is such a will o the wisp, so free, so 'Reeal' (trademark) that he is unlikely to be sit down long enough to be 'helped'
He is like that Indian chief in one flew over the cuckoos nest (or jack nicholsons character).
either that or hes got A.D.D.
you calling him gay?
a loooong time ago.
He's not really any of that stuff, sweet as it is to think so.
creaky tries biting sarcasm and abjectly fails.
Excuse my blundering dimwitocity.
absolutely not, particularly if that sophiacherry thread was the catalyst. it was a fairly tame (and in my opinion understandable) attack on a popular member of DiS which was met with a number of brutal character assassinations of the boy Bowski. Everybody just wanted to express how much they hate him, and here was the perfect forum. So much for rising above it all.
Not to mention the other members of the board who are fair game for any sort of insult going. Where's the breathless defense of them?
in conclusion: my balls
than people having a real go at mart
it wasn't at all tame to me, the use of the quote was particualrly upsetting as it means someone who i may consider a friend is being cruel about me behind my back.
if there weren't so many people who loved to bum lick the little boy he would be long gone by now and wouldn't have been able to upset me last night.
yeah, he got what he wanted, he managed to upset me. im not going to pretend im not as stupidly sensitive as i am.
This is what some people don't get with their 'it's only the internet' shit.
It actually affects people. And if idiotic kids can't understand that - tell them - and if they still insist on sociopathic insults etc - ban them. Mart has been banned from the forum before for being a cruel, vindictive little shit. I thought he was improving, but no. Bin him.
sounds like me just being old and cynical, but I think you do need a pretty tough skin to use an internet forum without being upset by it. I'm not saying that this is a good thing; but it's the practical implications of having a form of communication like this where people can be faceless, and can never be banned.
Because you can't ban someone from a forum. You just can't. They'll be back, more annoying than ever, under a different name the following week. IP banning? They'll use a proxy. It's impossible.
The onyl option is to say "it's just an internet" and move along. Plenty of other people have said it better than me in these threads, but that's the only way to edge antagonistic people out. Don't rise to it.
i dunno, it's always been cool to be in with the people who hate everyone i suppose. i just don't get on that well with complete cunts, so....
'til you've tried it... ;-)
learn not to respond to nasty threads. Saying nothing is far more productive than getting all hot and bothered.
because (unlike what smezzer says) I had negative opinions of him at first, but I was trying to see him more positively.....honestly.....it wasnt freindship but i acknowledged him and managed to keep a civil tongue, I was trying to see his positive effects, then he goes and does something stupid thoughtless and negative........it is really annoying.......I want to shake him......he is like a kid.....oh he is isnt he. That must make me a bad parent
He's pretty decent when he's not being mean. And anyway, surely he's done hundreds of those hate threads and people have went along - and even defended him?
Many people have insulted Sophia/other DiSers before (or at least stuff I would consider really rude), and they haven't had this reception.
should he stay or should he go?
cos you will all be losers if you ban him.
with losers ?
are followed by him saying stuff like "you're a cunt". I don't see anyone jumping to my defence. Maybe I should move to London? Anyway, it doesn't bother me too much. I know he's just looking for some way to pass the time, cus he has no friends. Let him stay, and just laugh off the insults.
for the same reasons I didn't contribute to the sophia thread.
he's funny sometimes. And when he's being a dick to people, no one takes him seriously anyway.
You advocated his behaviour in the katemikaze thread. NOW it's time to ban him?
Is this because he chose to insult a popular member of DiS?
If Mart posts an offensive thread, people should just not respond to it. It really is that stupidly simple. Why haven't people realised this yet? People have freedom of speech, and the internet is no different. We're free to insult people if we see fit. Thankfully, most of us don't
But it's an internet forum. People are on here to kill time. Anybody who gets upset over some inconsequential comments made by somebody who they know takes joy in winding people up really need to take a look at themselves
Yeah it's rude and unfunny. But some people are rude and unfunny. You can just banish people in real life for lacking in social skills
He upsets the wonderful, insular harmony of Drowned in Sound. Heaven forbid people resist getting on their high horses and just react to his - entirely expected - comments in the best way: i.e. not at all. And, if people are so concerned for Sophia (or whoever) and want to comfort her in her time of need, then fucking PM her or something, and don't give Mart the rise he's looking for and is so clearly very amused by.
Ban his ass! Ban it straight to hell!
makes me long for the days when Kristy used to charm us with her wit and insight. Now, there was a chick who skipped her medications.
Marty just types the first thing that pops into his adolescent head, which isn't nearly as frightening as Kristy being around sharp objects.
opening that bad boy in the office ain't the best thing to do
he's at my collidg, shall i beat him up? i wear a baseball cap.