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Postby CR500Dom » 03 Sep 2006, 22:31

:cry: I really thought we had grown up a bit on this :roll:

One of our Valued and most imaginative members, who builds a lot of very significant cars and has provided a lot of useful help and information to the forum, has said something that a couple of the Mods didnt like and he gets banned.

Is it your aim to ailianate anyone who doesnt agree with your views ?

FWIW I agree with what Space Kadett was saying on the other post, it has become less friendly on here of late, but what was the point of banning him Ralph :?: :shock:

A hollow victory I fear :oops: :roll:

I would like an explanation please as it does seem excessive and unneccasary :oops: :( :(
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Postby Shellysowner » 03 Sep 2006, 22:38

I would rather we kept the arguing away from this forum to be honest but if you really want to make this public, Mark got banned because he threatened me - end of. He can say anything he likes, he can swear, he can lie about things that I have said or things that I have done - he can even question my parentage if he so chooses but I am not going to put up with threats of violence via pm.

If Mark would like to apologise then I'm sure I can find it within myself to do the same, un-ban him and we can all go back to being the happy fluffy community we once were. If he would like to do this then then he can email:

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Postby UpNorth » 04 Sep 2006, 11:08

I don't know what's gone on here but I certainly hope it's not a case of people disagreeing with others view & then weilding what 'power' they have. If threats have been exchanged then the removal is fair enough.

I've seen it on other forums whereby people end up getting banned & new topics being locked/removed.

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Postby Doive » 04 Sep 2006, 11:30

In my opinion the intonation of the PMs received by Ralph were threatening in their manner and tone. I don't want to see users banned, but when people resort to personal insults and threats to meet people 'for a friendly chat [smiley face]', then I feel a ban is warranted.

Ralph is not the guy that Mark has painted him to be. A nicer chap you could not wish to meet. And that's not a case of all admins sticking together - if I didn't mean it I wouldn't say it. And just to prove the point, I think Neily's a grumpy old sod. Only kidding!
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Postby CR500Dom » 04 Sep 2006, 12:34

Doive wrote:In my opinion the intonation of the PMs received by Ralph were threatening in their manner and tone. I don't want to see users banned, but when people resort to personal insults and threats to meet people 'for a friendly chat [smiley face]', then I feel a ban is warranted.

Ralph is not the guy that Mark has painted him to be. A nicer chap you could not wish to meet. And that's not a case of all admins sticking together - if I didn't mean it I wouldn't say it. And just to prove the point, I think Neily's a grumpy old sod. Only kidding!


I Think the only way to be sure on this is let the forum see the PM`s from both sides, If it is as Ralph says then the ban was Justified.

Knowing Mark on a personal level as well as on a number of Forums, he is Fantastic guy and would not react like that.
There is more to it than is currently being made out

The Full PM trail shows that :wink: hence why it should be made public

I am sure Ralph is a Nice guy as well, I just dont believe in this instance he is as "whiter than white" as is being made out

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Postby Shellysowner » 04 Sep 2006, 13:08

CR500Dom wrote:I Think the only way to be sure on this is let the forum see the PM`s from both sides, If it is as Ralph says then the ban was Justified.

Knowing Mark on a personal level as well as on a number of Forums, he is Fantastic guy and would not react like that.
There is more to it than is currently being made out

The Full PM trail shows that :wink: hence why it should be made public

I am sure Ralph is a Nice guy as well, I just dont believe in this instance he is as "whiter than white" as is being made out

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No I think everyone would rather we didn't do that Dom. All of Mark's friends will have seen them as have all of mine so I don't think we need to post them on here. I've not got anything to hide - its fair to say I gave as good as I got but do we really want to create pages and pages of endless and completely pointless arguing?

I don't think anyone's saying I'm whiter than white - when someone argues with me I argue back, which is perhaps not so much of a great quality to have but then Mr Space Kadett has always had a particular ability to rub me up the wrong way :)

Reading back through the pm's then maybe there is a chance that I took them the wrong way (although quite frankly I still think that I was being threatened), but then maybe Mark took mine the wrong way too - who knows.

At the end of the day, what I can say for definite is that I am sick to death of all this bickering - why can't we all get along and just talk about cars? And in that spirit, as I previously stated - if Mark would like to email me indicating that clearly I have grasped the wrong end of the proverbial and that wasn't what he meant at all, then he can come back on and start over.
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