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Finarfin aka Stephen Edwards of Bruce, WI is not a good person. In fact, he's an ass.

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by Spark, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    You're right, it did come across a bit strongly...and the reason that it did was because what you read in Spark's post wasn't the first encounter that we (the mods) had with this member in regard to how he got along with others in the threads he participated in. So, the tone was a bit harsher than it would have been had it been our first interaction.
     
  2. elkins45

    elkins45

    Jun 17, 2006
    Sometimes I think having access to that particular emoticon is a lot like leaving a loaded revolver on a kindergarten play table. More than one 'kid' has used it to take their BFC 'life'.
     
  3. Blues

    Blues Lapsed SuperMod / Cattle Knife Rustler Staff Member Super Mod

    Oct 2, 1998
    Says the NRA Life Member... :p


    (FWIW, I, and others, have asked to have it removed in the past. Not sure if it's an "option" that can be discarded or not. That said, folks still have to take responsibility.)
     
  4. THR-Thumper

    THR-Thumper

    152
    Nov 28, 2003
    I don't believe the mods have any obligation to "tone down" any response.

    It's the owner's property. The mods are acting at his discretion.

    If you walk into someone else's living room spouting garbage, you get thrown out.

    Nicely done, OP.
     
  5. elkins45

    elkins45

    Jun 17, 2006
    I'm not now, not have I ever been an advocate of 'jerkit control'. You'll never see me sporting a "close the jerkit loophole" t-shirt at a Million Mom rally. :) It's the user, not the tool..same message with handguns as with the jerkit.

    I do think that particular smilie reveals a lot about the character of the user and so it does have some value...but it does seem to tempt the weak sometimes more than they can bear. Maybe Spark needs to offer a jerkit support group so people can get on the jerkit wagon? Wait, that doesn't sound right... :D

    Back to the topic of the OP: I side with Spark on this one for exactly all the reasons in that excellent post on page one. The bouncer never refunds the cover charge when he tosses a guy out of a bar.
     
  6. Dr Maclean

    Dr Maclean

    58
    Sep 6, 2009
    Hahahaha! I was thinking the exact same thing. This guy seems like a complete tool.
     
  7. OldPhysics

    OldPhysics

    Sep 2, 2006
    Excellent. This is precisely the sort of information I need.

    It's a jungle out there.

    And this Finarfin fellow strikes me as an inhabitant of the muck at the bottom of a stagnant pool.
     
  8. brandon

    brandon

    May 4, 2001
    ...........bye bye bozo.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2012
  9. theAntihero

    theAntihero

    727
    Nov 11, 2011
    Ah, i see. Well at that point you want him gone anyway so the more strongly worded response pushed him over the edge which gave you an excuse to ban him, so really its all good.

    True but if you insult the person getting thrown out it usually gets personal for the guy getting thrown out. The response wasnt insulting or anything but a simple form letter response might have been a better for this type of person.

    Im just adding my 2 cents.
     
  10. Foghorn Leghorn Fan

    Foghorn Leghorn Fan Platinum Member Platinum Member

    693
    Jul 27, 2011
    I think your reading too much into this, I see no attempt to push him over the edge via a strongly worded response, nor a need to create an excuse for banning. The nit wit was told in a succinct manner to adhere to rules or there would be consequences.
     
  11. ron_m80

    ron_m80

    Mar 1, 2009
    Leave it up, it is very close to the Dr. House method to ensure safe driving. You don't tell people to be safe and increase the number of airbags, you tape a machete to the steering wheel and point it at their throught. They will be the safest drivers out there, or the good ones will be all that is left over. :D
     
  12. DougB2

    DougB2

    344
    Jun 6, 2009
    That is outstanding! As one who drives the Capitol Beltway on a daily basis, I am all for it. And for having a set of Hellfire launchers on my truck.
     
  13. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Why insult the innocent muck? ;)
     
  14. CWL

    CWL

    Sep 15, 2002
    I just bought a knife from 1SKS, a nice little auto blade.

    Thanks for this site Spark, you get my business. :thumbup:
     
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  15. Yvsa

    Yvsa

    May 18, 1999
    Exactly, down where it stinks the most! :acne: :suspicion: :disgust:

    I'm off to add this rotten scoundrel to my "Absolute Don't Do Business With" folder!!!
     
  16. EricGT

    EricGT

    3
    Mar 20, 2012
    It doesn't really matter, but I'll add my voice to the chorus. My name is Eric Powell and I run GlockTalk.com. I recently had to ban this guy as well, after seven warnings. I just received a vaguely threatening email from him. I don't think his cheese is firmly resting on his cracker.

    Anyway, I was cursed with expensive taste in knives and I'm surprised it has taken me this long to sign up here. Eric
     
  17. RevDevil

    RevDevil

    Nov 9, 2009
    Welcome to Bladeforums Eric. Thanks for chiming in and letting us know your experience. Nothing wrong with having good taste in knives or guns, ;)
    I agree with the lack of symmetry between cheese and cracker :D
     
  18. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Good to see you man, I used to read your board back in the day when it was salmon colored.
     
  19. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Speak of the devil...
    I think this guy is possibly a danger to himself or others. I hope someone can direct him to appropriate social services where he can get help
     
  20. EricGT

    EricGT

    3
    Mar 20, 2012

    You want to hear something funny? I carry a 5" Kimber CDP. I didn't even own a Glock for years, although I've owned a bunch of them. I just recently bought another G21, but I still carry the Kimber. Eric
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2012

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