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Thread: Why did this thread get locked?
Apr 11, 2014, 02:39 PM #11
So it isn't necessarily what is said, but how it is said (or asserted).
Then again, an often heard complaint is "this is a surf forum" and some discussions are deemed (by some) off topic, no?
Nevertheless, surfing is a connection point of many individuals spirituality, thus there my be such a space where one connects with nature (and the creator of nature, should one believe so).
So I guess the bottom line is no one likes to have beliefs jammed down their throats. No doubt discourse is better as it gives one time to "taste and chew on it a bit", as the other MO is a choke hazard.
Apr 11, 2014, 03:03 PM #13
I think I may have worded the topic of this poorly. I can understand the locking of that thread as it jumped the shark a loooooooooooong time ago. The timing seemed strange though that it came after Yankee's post when 11 pages of it before wasn't enough to get it locked. I'm assuming the simods have the power to lock threads. If Wayne is a mod and locked it I would find it suspicious.
I think its important to clear up whether way the Wayne on this forum is the same Wayne that got arrested.
Apr 11, 2014, 03:11 PM #14
First, let me say that I am not a fan of Wayne nor people of his type. I feel that he uses deceptive methods of recruitment (bait and switch). And like so many others on this forum I wish that he would stop pushing his beliefs upon others. This is, after all, a surf predictin' website not a religious forum.
That said, I also feel that he is often unfairly vilified here. He is frequently portayed as a child molester and pedophile. I can see how it is easy to make that leap as there are so many cases of people in his position taking advantage and abusing that authority for their own creepy motives. Those are horrible acts and should not be tolerated at all by society. However, I don't recall anybody offering any evidence of such trangressions.
Now he is being loosely linked to some other creep who apparently did commit such crimes merely because they share a first name and state of residence. A simple Google search will uncover who Wayne is and even where he lives. This is the Facebook page of his ministry and also his own:
As you can see by the photos there, he is not the same person that yankee linked to.
I am a live and let live kind of person. Live your life as you choose but don't impose upon me and others. Because of that, I really don't care for Wayne and his type and I do wish he would stop pushing his views on the forum. But if I find myself in Cocoa Beach this summer in search of waves, I wouldn't mind meeting Wayne just to see what he is really like. We could surf 23 footers and shott the pier. Or not. Whatever.
Regardless, I don't think it is right to falsely accuse people. Not every religious "leader" is a child molester any more than every little league coach or adult involved with the Boy Scouts is. Wayne may very well be a child molester or he may not. Unless and until there is some real evidence I don't think he should be labeled as such.
But to its their own.
Apr 11, 2014, 03:12 PM #15
Oh, and one other thing. The thread that just got locked was long dormant and "resurrected" by somebody other than Wayne. Stop talking about him and maybe he'll go away. Needless I say more...
Apr 11, 2014, 03:27 PM #16
When wayne666 first appeared on this Forum, many moons ago, he went right into the proselytizing with nothing to do with surfing. Numerous posters, and it was a lot of folks, pushed right back.
wayne666 stays quiet for awhile, but then he posts again with his hayzeus gibberish & it's clearly with the intent of getting people to react for the sake of he needs attention.
wayne666 was banned by simod666 - - permanently. Did you know that? Somehow, a la SJB, he resurrected himself under the 'my savior' moniker. He's on here only to annoy people.
So, you can ignore him & let him post in various threads, which he will do until someone tells him to stuff it. Or, tell him to stuff it. He gets the attention he craves, because simod won't can him.
Apr 11, 2014, 03:40 PM #17
Not interested in resurrecting that thread. . Never accused SI Wayne of molestation, merely looking for proof of whether SI Wayne is the same as the one who got arrested . I can't see those links at work but from what you and cdog say its not the same person.
Not out to falsely accuse anyone, just looking for the truth. As mentioned, I hope its not the case. I can sleep just fine at night knowing Wayne the spammer is out there, not Wayne the molester.
Apr 11, 2014, 03:41 PM #18
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And that original threaded was posted under the guise/title of 'Free Surfboards'...that's it, so it was totally baited.
Yankee ~ Valhalla is spot on. You've been doing as much, or more, to promote Wayne on SwellInfo as he has. If no one responds to his threads, they'll quickly go to the bottom and be lost. No matter how many times he reposts, if no one responds his promotion is stuffed. A better use of your energy would be that each time you see a new thread by Wayne (or any other of your arch-enemies), you simply post 3 or 4 new threads about some surfing-related topic, thereby pushing his to the bottom.
On a side note, your logic of connecting Wayne to pedophilia is tantamount to me saying that you're likely to go around shooting southerners because your "name" is Yankee. There's actually a point at which pseudo-accusations could result in a slander lawsuit... tread carefully (stay thirsty), my friend.
Apr 11, 2014, 03:48 PM #20Senior Member
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If we tie a big rock around Wayne and throw him off the Cocoa Pier...if he drowns...he is not a witch and therefore is obviously innocent! This is the only way to find out!