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he hasn't really done anything bad for ages....
and he just keeps pretending he has been and creating new usernames to generate sympathy?
if you check the profiles he uses it tells you that he's been banned.
i think GG is a good bloke, to be honest, and he has mellowed considerably. So, y'know..
Let him be gone.
by the Labour Party
gives it away
if they keep banning him, but he comes back under another pseudonym, then banning him again arguably shouldn't need a reason. He's been banned before, and he's the same person who keeps coming back.
It's the same reason why ghoul can keep getting banned even if his newest username doesn't spam up the boards
I wondered if some of you were requesting him be banned...
Ghoul has always started spamming before getting banned !
seemed like an interesting guy: seemed like all he ever wanted was to work for the Conservative party and put on extreme noise / experimental gigs making a loss in east London. There's not many people with such disparate aspirations.
I never read any of his apparently offensive stuff. I give him kudos.
implied racism or sexism which in turn could potentially cause a backlash on the website if nothing was done about it.
he makes this board shit !
of the all mighty DiSocracy.
He starts controversial threads which I don't like and he spouts racism and sexism a lot but I can't help thinking he's hardly the worst user ever.
He's sort of the Tory equivalent of Rick from the Young Ones, isn't he? Dunno, it just seems silly.
I think moreover that if fullerov doesn't want him banned it implies that the admins should maybe call some sort of consensus between themselves over users and whether they should be banned?
Maybe that could be his new platform?
1. he creates a new username.
2. he starts a few 'controversial' but not too much threads.
3. he tries progressively to go as far as he can to see when he'll get banned.
Question : if mods let him, how far will he get ?
I just don't really see 'banning' as worth it. Most of DiS just ignore his attempts now so I don't think he's bothered so much and his political threads are quite interesting sometimes.
I don't condone his attitudes, just don't really think we're gaining anything by having him banned every time.
Sadly not true.
If only people would just ignoring him...
and recently they have seemed to be genuine attempts to spark debate rather than simply bait people, so I wouldn't want to ignore them
He hasn't said anything THAT outrageous; most of his threads or opinions have been within mainstream politics and controversial only in the sense that the vast majority of people here seem incredibly leftist.
A great deal of the racist/sexist stuff he comes out with could easily be taken as attempts to be ironically funny, a route which a great deal of posters here have taken at one point or another.
I have no idea how ironic he's being about such things. I don't like the threads he starts like that or posts he makes like that but I'm not sure he is worth banning over and over.
This isn't the big wide world, it's a website owned by people who invest a lot of time and money in it, and they've got the right to say who can use it and who can't.
If that sounds harsh, think about it - if you're not being a total full-time idiot, they've got no reason to ban you and nobody does. No-one's getting banned just because they "exercise their right to free speech".
but doesn't such an attitude undermine any attempt to build an online community? If that is what the site owners want of course
undermine any attempts to build an online community?
for a top Tory, it doesn't serve him well at all posting what he posts on here. Maybe banning him is for his own good, but then I don't trust anyone who says 'we're doing this for your own good' anyway, so maybe I should just shut up.
After all the bannings, he has actually started some interesting topics that have sparked good discussion. Most have learnt to ignore the other stuff.
On PMs he was a very nice chap.
i think he should be allowed on
where we all post the same thing and nobody learns anything
you might as well let extremists (even though he isn't even that extreme in the grand scheme of things) say what they want on it because at least that way the issues can be debated properly and skinny indie liberal kids can argue with skinhead nazis without the former doing so in fear of physical violence.
'One race world' thread he started, or it was something along the lines of...
All he does is set up very controversial topics that people simply just don't discuss for obvious reasons. It's just a bit of fun at the end of the day...
Hell! On Youtube I've seen far more abhorrently racist/homophobic/sexist 'discussions' and the users don't get banned... Infact it's not even moderated at all!
I say bring back GG! It's not like he subscribes to any of the topics he's highlighted. People lighten up please...