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This is a discussion on Let's Ban Him. within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; I'm torn. It's my job to drive traffic to this site which isn't easy. Most of the folks that google "Cafe Racer" and end up ...

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    Let's Ban Him.

    I'm torn. It's my job to drive traffic to this site which isn't easy. Most of the folks that google "Cafe Racer" and end up here are sent home with their tail between their legs, as it's already an incredibly misleading name for this site. Presumably, a lot folks read a few threads and decide never to post...head to DTT or something.

    So say, hypothetically there were someone posting quite a bit, but most of it was uninformative, combative and often just plain shitty. Maybe even running off long time members. Would we as a group decide to ban this person? Might he really be that much of an annoyance to the long-time members? Just hypothetically, I'd like to know your opinion.

    To ban, or not to ban... That is the question.
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    Let the sad old men make the decision. I'm happy either way. It's either noobs arguing with experts, experts arguing with noobs or attitudes arguing with idiots.

    It's people who post their first ever bike build who become "expert builders" overnight, and receive hits and praise; and people who have built, modified and/or raced bikes for decades having to justify everything to guys who bought their first bike last week and started chopping stuff off it. It's truly weird witches brew of total ignorance and knowledge swirling around in the same little pond.

    The internet is adversarial by it's very nature, get used to, cope with it, or smoke pot and do macramé.

    Danger, is my business.
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    Well you're awful self important, huh! What an assumption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffarl View Post
    Well you're awful self important, huh! What an assumption.
    Who are we talking about again?

    Danger, is my business.
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    Ffarl,
    Can you run his I.P. address to see if he is a previous site member under a second userI.D ? That's usually grounds for a ban on many sites per the rules.

    I've had him on ignore since he arrived but still have to read his crap when it's quoted.
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    I did that a LONG time ago. Negative.
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    Now for a brief intermission.

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    I know for fact there are potential sponsors to the site that have back out of applying since Witless joined. He is detrimental to the site and to the financial side of things here also. I for one have been staying away more because the whole site seems to be pulled down because of is input alone. Ban is my vote.
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    Personally, I don't think anyone should be banned from anywhere on the internet, except for threats or fraud.

    But then I'm an opinionated libertarian with a thick skin, and wield language like a whip.

    Danger, is my business.

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    I am not a fan of banning anyone, and pretty vocal about it. If you are going to hold yourself out as a forum of free speech then own up to it and let everything that isn't illegal or wildly distasteful (IE porn) stand than let it stand.

    However, if your policy has changed and unfettered speech no longer reigns here...then write a long sticky post with the new rules and give everybody two weeks to wrap their head around them and then drop the hammer.

    Here are the forum rules from a forum I like a lot for rules and enforcement:
    ADVrider - The Rules

    this place has such great SEO that honestly if you house cleaned right now you could be back up and running stronger than ever with in 4 months. Will it have the same character? probably not.

    I have said and done things here equally as bad as witworth, so it would be duplicitous of me if I didn't at least defend him on some level, and honestly it takes more than one person to turn a comments section into a large back and fourth so it isn't entirely his fault....but at the same time this place really won't grow very fast with him (or me or jag for that matter).

    Personally, let's see if we can handle this member to member in a reasonable way and if not - have at it.
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