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This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you.
will he be back?
i feel very special.
who actually took that seriously?
that one coming.
ill miss him
but i wouldnt have banned him. It'll only massage his ego.
Thats kinda outrageous.
what the fuck has he been barred for?
Bring him back!
for expressing his dislike for somebody online? (i'm guessing it was the 'who would you punch?' thread)
Even so, it was fairly tame and this barring seems like banning him for the sake of banning him. You got the chance ('ooooooh, threats of violence on another DiSser') and took it, which seems more to do with various people disliking Mart than him doing anything particularly bad recently. Espescially in light of other people's treatment of Vikram etc. So basically, you banned him cos you didn't like him, which isn't too far from him expressing his own dislike for certain people.
Unless something else went on behind the scenes (PMs or something) i find it a pretty pathetic thing to do
And then the "Bring back Mart" campaign rolled into action, and he was unbarred.
Let's open a sweepstake: how long Martbowsbi will remain banned? I'll say 2 months.
you're an idiot
From Martbowski | 12 May '07, 20:27 |
Still wouldn't ban him, he's 17 and I'm 26. I can handle his skriking
"i love it when people get uptight about stuff like this - he's a teenage boy on the internet, not some sort of legendary god person"
the same could be said in defence of his attacks on other people, i.e. he's just a teenage boy, take no notice. But my indignation doesn't stem from me seeing him as a god (though i like the boy, and reckon he's got some smarts), but more that it all seems a bit unfair and untimely. What exactly has he got banned for? If its *unprovoked* offensive PMs then fair enough, but if not it just seems like a personal vendetta on the part of DiS.. which isn't exactly rising above Mart's tactics
but wasn't sure if it was 'provoked' or not. If you'd been having some sort of argument on a particular topic then he might be within his rights. Its probably not a very nice thing to do, but other people do it as well with no recourse or even negative feeling. But if he just singled you out for no reason then maybe its a bannable offence.
to argue with a teenage boy over the internet. Mart just liked abusing people. Come on this isn't gladiator, he's no poet, genius, fun guy. He's a brattish 17 year old who takes insult for wit and mistakes posting short threads for a show of his insight and intelligence. He has none of these qualities. Yes it is just the internet and so I wish some people on here would quit acting like their pet hamster just died.
to be honest i'm less bothered about the absence of the username Martbowski and more interested in the bigger picture of why he got banned, whether it was just etc. Its mini-politics, DiS style, and i find it quite intriguing.
I did quite like the guy as well, and thought he was quite intelligent and 'outspoken'. He did rub some people up the wrong way and will probably be back doing the same in the near future, but i thought he made the boards at least a little bit more exciting
with another profile. Barring might not have been the best idea....
but who cares? I found his outbursts dull and tired, he's been banned before. It just all seemed to be groundhog day. I agree with wishpig and I'm not even going to debate anything more about this subject.
This is a bit shit.
Martbowski > 95% of DiS.
yes. When his tanks roll into Poland and he starts waving banners saying 'Poles: Pretty Stupid', I wanted to be able to say that I was there at the beginning.
Don't thwart him before he's even begun!
Russians - pretty hardcore?
Sounds like a great war.
Once again he succeeded.
Once again he'll brag about it.
Once again he'll ask in a few months to get unbarred.
Once again he'll succeed to get unbarred...
i share your attitude.
to talk for myself...
what did he do?
Adding to my misery
That'll do it.
despite the fact I was a cock to him on a number of occasions. Irrespective, I don't really see the point of banning him again, again, again.
boards were made a lot more interesting with him around. By saying something like Sophiacherryx- pretty vapid? he'd stir up some controversy that put some life into our otherwise dead afternoons. I dont excuse the fact that he was a cunt to people but at least he contributed.
used to like the guy at all but these days i think i would rather listen to what he has to say than most others posters on here. he seems to have a good way with wit and sarcasm
that wasnt neccessarily directed at you wishpig. I am just sometimes sick of the smart arsed, clicky nature of this board. I really do enjoy visiting it as the general discussions are really good and i love to chat about films and sports and stuff, but i find some of the people on here so snobbish and full of themselves and half of them are skint or without real friends or a job.
Oh hang on. Only one part of that statement is true.
skint people are much less interesting to talk to
i appreciate that it cannot be nice to be made a target of and fortuitously have never had it happen to me here but he did enliven the boards. it's just a question of whether it's worth the cost of offense.
sophia had people rallying around her and has been back since.
Some people take this messageboard far, far too seriously
What's the big deal?
we're too old for this shit ?
I'm sure I am...