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  1. Forum Boss

    Forum Boss Administrator

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    Patton243 is history.

    He had sold dozens of items on the Forum, profiting considerably.

    Now he is gone... and good riddance.

    He was banned because:

    1. He exchanged threatening insults and "fighting words" with another member, and was given a one-week time-out. (See text below)

    2. In response to what I believe was a very reasonable and even-handed temporary time-out, Patton243 responded with insults directed at the Site owner, showing disrespect for the job I do.

    Patton 243 Quote: "Like I needed a screenshot on what I said. Thanks captain obvious. Have a nice day forum dictator."

    Folks -- I don't need this kind of response and I won't tolerate it. I work 3000+ hours a year on this site. And I have to deal with this kind of nonsense while working on the site during the Christmas holiday.

    I want to add one thing. We are very close to 50,000 members. Given that number ... I do not have time to deal with bad apples. You will see more members banned immediately and permanently in the future if their posts are hostile, rude, insulting or aggressive. And you will see the trolls being tossed from the site too.

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    Original Message to Patton 243 and Twicepop:

    There was a hostile exchange between the two of you. Both sides exchanged unacceptable insults and the exchange devolved into fighting words.

    Both parties are at fault. There is no point to discuss the levels of fault although it appears the first stone was cast by Patton243. Both parties showed hostility and poor judgment. Both parties will loose their Forum privileges for one week.

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  2. Mulligan

    Mulligan Gold $$ Contributor

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    I support you with this decision 100%
    Get-R-Done Boss.
    You do an amazing job, and most of us are grateful for your efforts.
    CW
     
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  3. Forum Boss

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    This was Patton243's response to my notice that his Silver Membership was refunded in full and his account would be banned permanently:

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    Folks -- this is the kind of stuff I have to deal with:

    "... Die of Cancer too while you're at it."
     
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  4. Ccrider

    Ccrider Gold $$ Contributor

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    Some people never get it. Good job. Zero tolerance. Massive retaliation. The only way to ride. :cool:
     
  5. 300_whisper

    300_whisper Silver $$ Contributor

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    Wow, you even refunded his membership.
     
  6. Tommie

    Tommie Gold $$ Contributor

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  7. sdean

    sdean Silver $$ Contributor

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    Boss. You really don't need to explain. We trust you to be fair. Do what you got to do.
     
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  8. Boisblancboy

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    Great Job @Forum Boss ! No reason you or anyone has to deal with BS like that! This site is amazing from the countless hours you devote to it and I know I don’t speak alone that you have the respect of the vast majority of members here.
     
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  9. Joe R

    Joe R Gold $$ Contributor

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    I feel your frustration and appreciate the work that you put in. It is a sad thing to see abusive and irresponsible behavior but it is your responsibility to force out the bad apples. You don't have to feel bad about it, they bring it on themselves.

    It is a fact that about 25% of the population operates at 14 year-old emotional development state. Arrested development is what they call it.

    Kindest regards and a Happy New Year.

    Joe
     
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  10. geo.ulrich

    geo.ulrich beware of owner Gold $$ Contributor

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    YOU were nicer than I would have been .....
     
  11. J.J. Coe

    J.J. Coe Silver $$ Contributor

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    Good job Boss!!!
     
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  12. Bill Norris

    Bill Norris Silver $$ Contributor

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    Way to go Boss. U did the right thing.
     
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  13. TAJ45

    TAJ45 Gold $$ Contributor

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    You have given us the outline of what you did and the obvious "why". Appreciated but - in the future, I don't feel you need to add this to your work load.

    Tap with your hammer. Then, if that goes unheeded, drop it and motor on. Make it easy on yourself. You're doing a great job.
     
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  14. ebb

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    Make life simple for yourself. You deserve it.
     
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  15. Keith Glasscock

    Keith Glasscock True believer - Straight 284 Gold $$ Contributor

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    I am so sorry you have to deal with stuff like this. I feel that I can speak for the majority of the members here when I say thank you for all that you do to keep us going.

    In this exchange, you were fair to a level far beyond that which could be expected. I applaud you for your patience.

    While I'm at it, Happy New Year!
     
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    The BEST shooting forum on the web for good reason!
     
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  17. R.Morehouse

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    Thank You Sir.............Hope you have a very happy new year.

    Best Regards
    Rick
     
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  18. Papa Charlie

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    Very sorry you had to deal with this. Your actions were appropriate to the situation and justified. His final words showed that he got what he deserved. Sad to see people, so called adults act this way.
    Sadly, dealing with people like this, it as a lasting affect.

    Hope you have a very Happy New Year and an equally lacking exposure to this type of individual to deal with throughout the coming year.
     
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  19. Catfur

    Catfur Silver $$ Contributor

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    The internet makes fools of even the best people sometimes, and there is nothing to do for it but show them the door.
     
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  20. ckaberna

    ckaberna Gold $$ Contributor

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    Good job Boss. No way would I have refunded the membership fees though.
     
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