Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

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Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by komodo joe » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:19 am



At 19:24, on the 18th of January, user “abx” (hereafter known as “Bill”) was issued a board warning for aggressive conduct on the SONM forums. Shortly after, he was banned from the boards for a week following a response which the moderator “OrangeRakoon” believed constituted “ignoring a warning”. This was a gross miscarriage of justice and I am here to show you why Bill should never have been banned.

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(fig 1. me, the lawyer on the left, chastising Bill, right, for his bad online content)

The warning was issued to Bill after his comments in the thread: "Politics General FKA General Election 2015". In this post, he directed several inflammatory remarks towards another member, including the words "gooseberry fool", "eton mess" and "wank" (Bill's three favourite things to do). A similar response to the warning issued by moderator "OrangeRakoon" resulted in Bill's being permanently banned from accessing SONM. Further attempts by Bill to access SONM via alternate accounts with increasingly bad names were met with swift bans and, eventually, deletions. From this we can surmise that Bill's attitude and language was what was seen as the ban-worthy offence in question.

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The defence maintains that the charges against Bill were ineligible as later, on Tuesday, the 19th of January, moderator “andymck” (hereafter known as “Based Andy”) publicly told user “RichardUK” (hereafter known as “Ricky”) that he was “a real piece of eton mess”. Based Andy's behaviour was met with no warning, and as the moderators are to present a decorum of posting standard, therefore legitimatises Bill's original comments as forum-standard, delegitimatising the ban for ignoring the warning, as the warning was not credible in the first place.

If Based Andy's behaviour towards Ricky is acceptable then there is no reason for Bill's behaviour to be deemed unacceptable. It is because of this fact that I ask the jury to strongly consider the position Bill finds himself in - a young, easy manipulated, mentally unstable, educationally impaired young man whose only interaction and enjoyment in his free time comes from his browsing of these very boards - and overturn the ban.
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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by Pepsi Supreme » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:37 am

Hello. I am Bill's carer and I would like to say a few words in order to help his case. Bill is a very troubled young man, with multiple learning deficiencies and difficulty interacting with new people. While not without fault, he is a lovely young man around his friends and family and we are all very proud of the progress he is making in his social skills. He is prone to outbursts and tantrums which can often be attributed to the topics of Star Wars and Lego which are very sensitive and beloved topics for him. Do understand that it really is not his fault, and that he tries his hardest every day to be a model member of this online website. Thank you.

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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by Cribs » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:41 pm

Why has he got chains on his wrists?

Not a very good carer I see

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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by abx » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:39 am

i'm so glad the mdoeration team saw fit my release

i would like to charge orangerakoon for perjury
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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by abx » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:50 pm

they don't even check this gooseberry fool forum
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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by komodo joe » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:01 pm

do people really not browse these forums by View New Posts?
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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by OrangeRakoon » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:38 pm

abx wrote:they don't even check this gooseberry fool forum
Yes we do, there just isn't anything worth replying to.

But as I am doing, to come back on the original post - andy has since apologised to Richard and the matter has been resolved. Your warning and subsequent ban were entirely justified and there is no inconsistency with the resolution.

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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by RichardUK » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:59 am

komodo joe wrote:do people really not browse these forums by View New Posts?
I do, or if I have missed a lot I read each forum then mark the ones as read that I dont want to read, threads such as anime etc
OrangeRakoon wrote:andy has since apologised to Richard and the matter has been resolved.
I can confirm this, he was very polite and all that is in the past
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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by abx » Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:03 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:
abx wrote:they don't even check this gooseberry fool forum
Yes we do, there just isn't anything worth replying to.

But as I am doing, to come back on the original post - andy has since apologised to Richard and the matter has been resolved. Your warning and subsequent ban were entirely justified and there is no inconsistency with the resolution.
was Andy warned?
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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by Cribs » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:09 pm

RichardUK wrote:
komodo joe wrote:do people really not browse these forums by View New Posts?
I do, or if I have missed a lot I read each forum then mark the ones as read that I dont want to read, threads such as anime etc
OrangeRakoon wrote:andy has since apologised to Richard and the matter has been resolved.
I can confirm this, he was very polite and all that is in the past

you mean anime is our haven? I never thought I'd see the day..

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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by abx » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:06 am

gonna come down, account unblocked
let the beat drop like apple stocks
can u believe ur eyes?
qui gon jinn gooseberry fool dies
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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by komodo joe » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:21 am

abx wrote:gonna come down, account unblocked
let the beat drop like apple stocks
can u believe ur eyes?
qui gon jinn gooseberry fool dies
mother brain on the mic, I get brain from your mom
boutta blow your mind like you a kid peepin Porygon
yo girl on my dick, cause you know she love how thick it is
bury my bone in her backyard, I'm bigger than Clifford is
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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by abx » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:27 am

komodo joe wrote:
abx wrote:gonna come down, account unblocked
let the beat drop like apple stocks
can u believe ur eyes?
qui gon jinn gooseberry fool dies
mother brain on the mic, I get brain from your mom
boutta blow your mind like you a kid peepin Porygon
yo girl on my dick, cause you know she love how thick it is
bury my bone in her backyard, I'm bigger than Clifford is
if you were a jedi you'd be ima gun-di
i'm bane, for you, i'm a big guy
meme meme meme meme meme meme line
corin took your sister for a date now i've crossed that line
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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by komodo joe » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:29 am

you girl's on my morph balls, like she metroid-ian
your mother's in my contact list, like I be freudian
extinction level lyrics, i guess my eton mess's asteroid-ian
your tricks don't work on me babe, i'm toydarian
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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by abx » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:36 am

boring ass whack video game reference
someone elses art but still your deference
boys and men are chris' preference
qq read my bars find man in reverence
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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by komodo joe » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:44 am

i was born for supremacy, like Bourne for Supremacy
yeah i got wit in brevity; Shakespearean soliloquy
i'm a prodigy of prosody, apollo from mythology
i make more money than mayfair in monopoly
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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by abx » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:52 am

you were made for the trash, sonm game wasteman
can't grow beard or stache, got that weak ass face man
i'm just a lil bit flash, changed in the 4th generation
i'll let you get to the point but i'm getting impatient
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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by komodo joe » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:57 am

sekmet of rap, come out the sarcophogus
to put you in the ground, baby that's called posthumous
spit fire flower, i'm about to rescue the princess
you lyin in the crevices, i'm climbin to the precipice
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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by abx » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:06 am

you've got no flavour, i'm sweet, i'm savoury
your mother's begging on her knees, says her hail marys
rap game aviary you're pidgey i'm braviary
coulda killed you but i didn't, just call me steven avery
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Re: Making a Moderator (The Tragedy of Bill)

Post by OrangeRakoon » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:48 am

Let's stop

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