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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrinth View Post
    It seems like quite a few of the members that actually make this forum interesting have been getting the axe recently.
    Quote Originally Posted by Haight View Post
    I believe it's cyclical.


    Of course I am not that arrogant to believe I'ld make the forum intresting... may be a bit
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    My gosh!

    I'm genuinely sursised and shocked and a bit sad. Such an old member and a former mod getting banned is a hard thing - well not that hard considering that zerg got banned too - bear.

    I've seen quite a few members forgiven over and over again for trollish/immature behaviour. So it is really really killing me to know what happened.

    So I guess i'm shocked at the fact that he did something which was worse than what i've witnessed than the news of his ban.

    Hmmm.. Haight stop teasing us man and you should know that promises are meant to be broken.

    Also you must be good on bed to have such an ability tease so hard, tease so many and tease for so long?

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    ^Well. That was awkward.

    It's a little surprising after all those years and all those posts, not one member is willing to step forward in his defence. That the only dissenting voices are from people anxious for more gossip.
    I suppose that is damning, in its own way. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salomé View Post
    ^Well. That was awkward.

    It's a little surprising after all those years and all those posts, not one member is willing to step forward in his defence. That the only dissenting voices are from people anxious for more gossip.
    I suppose that is damning, in its own way. . .
    That's because it comes as no surprise. He didn't exactly try to hide his perviness. I did however think more people would protest, since so many appear to be poor judges of character.

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    I always liked the guy. There, I said it.
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    Concerning the OP: Haight doesn’t actually say that Mac did anything wrong. He just says that Mac was banned, there’s some private info, and promises were made.

    The fact that Mac was banned points in a certain direction. But it could also be one of those “Did he quit or was he fired” questions. Speculation is kind of fruitless with so little info to play with.

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    I like Mac, he has a good heart, despite what anyone may think of him. And I will miss him. However, I also realize this is Haights site and it is within his rights to decide who is allowed on it. I never did get the whole outrage thread-thing whenever someone was banned. I also believe Haight would not make such a decision lightly. Since I do not have all the facts, I trust that since he does, he made the right call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FineLine View Post
    Concerning the OP: Haight doesn’t actually say that Mac did anything wrong. He just says that Mac was banned, there’s some private info, and promises were made.
    Based on that, Random Scenario #1: Mac asked Haight to ban him because he had a bet with another member for $50,000 that he would never be permabanned from these two sites, and Mac gave Haight a 20% cut of the take.

    Everyone wins.
    ... well, except for the guy who lost $50K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Based on that, Random Scenario #1: Mac asked Haight to ban him because he had a bet with another member for $50,000 that he would never be permabanned from these two sites, and Mac gave Haight a 20% cut of the take.

    Everyone wins.
    ... well, except for the guy who lost $50K.
    Ya know, that aint as unlikely as it seems...
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    My theory is that Mac did something that was uncomfortably close to being legally actionable. I'm not the president of the Haight fan club, but he generally errs on the side of tolerance. Mac was a founding member of the forum, a former mod, and well liked, so I don't believe permabanning him was a decision that was made without good reason and/or deliberation.

    If Haight banned everyone he didn't like, I suspect this would be a very small forum. He didn't like us when he started the forum. That was the whole point.
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