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  1. #21
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    Where's Matt Johnson when you need him?

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobG View Post
    Where's Matt Johnson when you need him?
    Skating and driving VWs.

  3. #23
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    I am all for the changes going down, I didn't partake in the hate and all the "way out there" threads. I don't post much here, but this is the site I visit most. I want it to stay, its the only surf forecasting site I look at. I understand that Mr. SwellInfo has to do what he has got to do to tighten things up.

    Any way I just got an infraction for "hijacking" a thread. Some body posted lyrics to a song in the "waterman" thread. then they said something about Jim Morrison being a waterman. I simply responded that the song was a howlin wolf song and it was a cover. Maybe that guy looked up howlin wolf and enjoyed what he found, maybe he didn't. either way I was just commenting on something someone else said, which was arguably off topic as well (did he get an infraction too?). I didn't turn or try to turn the thread into a music thread. I didn't steer the conversation off topic, and again, I wasn't trying to.

    I don't say this to start a stir or to fight for justice. Its an infraction, I'll live. I say this to give Mr. SwellInfo some feedback on the new changes. I don't know if he knows what the new mods are up to or if he monitors or oversees there actions. Like I said earlier, I understand you got to tighten things up and am all for it if it means this site stays. But there has got to be a point. This "simod4" gave me an infraction for merely making a comment on anothers post, just shedding light on the origin of the quote he posted. There is definitely a difference between hijacking a thread and making a comment like the one I made. It just seems a bit extreme to me. If you agree with the actions this mod took, then I apologize and I will move on. I will say it one last time, I am all for tightening things up but this is a bit ridiculous (and laughable, in a sad way) and will only drive people away. I don't want that to happen and I am sure others don't either. That's why we are here

  4. #24
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    Simod4 is trigger happy.

  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Simod4 is trigger happy.
    Agreed, we will work out the kinks. Thanks,

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Simod4 is trigger happy.
    Got that right.

    I received two infarctions: including one for "trolling" for posting inoffensive, bland lyrics by Jim Morrison (who was a very good SURFER, which was the whole POINT)

    Again, I do believe that this Forum had its own self-policing thing going on. Just like a surfing lineup. Newbies paid a few dues, and eventually earned respect. Thread hijackers were treated with disdain, much as wave hijackers are treated in the ocean.

    There were kooks, and characters, and opinionated goofballs, and some good information. And a lot of yah-yah, too - - just like the world.

    I mean, how many wetsuit threads can there seriously be...? We had threads on here about favorite beers, favorite post-surf grinds, favorite concerts, favorite pre-surf music, made up stories about fellow posters (inoffensive) and there were petty flare-ups & dustups that always resolved themselves.

    It's called an online community. For better orworse, it has all types of things going on. Policing it, especially as aggressively as this simod4 character is doing, will just destroy everything that made this site worth visiting.

    Admittedly, the MSW gig was over-the-top. A bit carried away. Ok, let's move on. Let the guys come back, the banned ones, and let things simmer down & work itself out.

    I know, this post could get me banned for whatever is itching simod4's anonymous britches. But, at the end of the day this Forum was, and is, about surfers. Surfers who talk about anything & everything.

    My two centavos, folks.

  7. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    I mean, how many wetsuit threads can there seriously be...?
    I think it's tough to RTFM when the search capabilities are basically broken. That and the unwillingness of people to look up things on their own.

  8. #28
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    This whole thing has gotten blown way out of proportion SI Admin... yes you. Let the people have freedom of speech. The whole MSW thing was a bit over the line yes, BUT, once you stepped in and put a stop to it, people backed off and apologized, not the end of the world, and MSW probably benefited from it anyways with the extra clicks they received. Sure they got pissed off about it but so what, it's not like the interweb is going to crumble because a few people got all up tight.

    This forum has been truly interesting since I joined and has kept me coming back because of the all the different personalities and freedom of expression that goes down here. You putting a gag order in place will only turn this forum into a vanilla POS. I have never had an infraction, and quite honestly, I don't care if I get one now. I've posted plenty here and believe i'm someone that could "moderate" for you but F that, I don't want that gig. I once said that people should keep the posts "surf related" and I got torched for it, and rightfully so. Looking back i'm disappointed in myself for even saying something remotely close to that. In case you haven't noticed, 99% of your REGULAR users that frequent this site and make up the majority of the posts are 100% against your censorship attempt. Just take a moment to re-evaluate this situation and I think you'll find this place is better off left the way it is (or was). For what it's worth...

  9. #29
    I agree with Yank and DSUP....with too much policing we wont get to read the ramblings of the author of this gem who sent me a PM before the boot:
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    So, I'll probably be banned soon. But that's ok. Banning just creates Swellinfo legends..... My spirit will always be there to haunt you, MIS.......always.
    Last edited by MakeItStop; Jan 29, 2014 at 12:47 AM.

  10. #30
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    Just curious, what is the worst thing that could happen to a thread? Can people do real harm? I'm trying not to sound uneducated but i'm just unsure.