View Poll Results: should any self-respecting merbite be striving to get himself banned for a while

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Thread: Should any self-respecting merbite have a suspension to his/her credit?

  1. #1
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    Smile Should any self-respecting merbite have a suspension to his/her credit?

    Just noticed that JoeT was probably the latest in an ever-growing list of victims of a MERB suspension, which made me realize that many prominent merbites have already been banned (most often only temporarily) on Merb at one time or another. The names EB, Ollie, Stripperlover, Regnad, GG come to mind. Which, then, begs the question: Should any self-respecting merbite be striving to get himself or herself banned for a while? Just a thought.
    fml

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    Quote Originally Posted by femaleluver2
    Just noticed that JoeT was probably the latest in an ever-growing list of victims of a MERB suspension, which made me realize that many prominent merbites have already been banned (most often only temporarily) on Merb at one time or another. The names EB, Ollie, Stripperlover, Regnad, GG come to mind. Which, then, begs the question: Should any self-respecting merbite be striving to get himself or herself banned for a while? Just a thought.
    Somewhat like a rite of passage of sorts. I think we should have a contect who can do can write the most creative post to get themselves suspened.

    All kidding aside, I know what you mean, not wanting to make any references to various police states past or present, I can't help but feel that is kind of what merb has turned into.

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    Remember George?

    What kind of stupid asinine thread is this?
    What kind of stupid asinine reply is this?
    You want a flame war buddy? Eh Eh?
    Looking to get suspended are ya, well let's go.
    You'll get what's coming to you, if you want it, that is.

    It's like that rapper who pays a guy to shoot him just so he appears bad and record sales go up.

    Now mods, don't get your knickers in a knot (or fml2) cause this is just in jest, .
    If you must suspend me, then go ahead cause I just don't care cause I'm a bad one.

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    Never worked for me: got banned several times never was prominent. (Saving my prominence for the ladies)
    Last edited by z/m(Ret); 04-26-2007 at 02:24 PM.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by the_rock70
    What a dumb freakin poll....
    Takes a dumb poll for dummies to reply to it.

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by the_rock70
    You're right....thank god I didn't reply to it! I just commented on it...maybe you replied to it?
    Sure did, which makes me what, you think?

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    I think it is a good question and one that I've thought about recently. At the recent informal Merbite Summit, I noticed that who was banned, who fought with who, and who wasn't talking to who dominated the conversation. Wondering if I may have mistakenly sat at a gathering of high-school cheerleaders, I snuck a quite peek under the table, but nobody was wearing a dress. I admit thinking to myself, "So this is what middle-aged men talk about when they get together for a beer."

    But it was a comment by Agrippa that cast a different light on the issue for me. "Merb is like a soap-opera," he said, "and each day I have this uncontrollable urge to look to see what's happening."

    I don't think it's a coincidence that some of Merb's most colourful characters are also the one's that get banned most frequently. Their strong personalities make them interesting, but sometimes also result in them flying too close to the sun.

    In the end, I think what it comes down to is each individual's motivation for participating in Merb. Many participate purely for the purpose of information exchange. These individuals are the bedrock without which Merb would cease to exist. Others seek to network socially and expand their horizons. But having met some Merbites, including a few of the most notorious, I am struck by how different the online persona of some Merbites differs from their real-life persona. This leads me to wonder if some of us aren't seeking to craft an alter-ego or at least stretch our personalities into new unexplored areas.

    If getting banned is a by-product of this, I feel that it is a fair price to pay. But I don't think it should be an expressed goal. For most of us, getting banned would prove nothing and serve no greater purpose.
    Last edited by Fat Happy Buddha; 04-26-2007 at 03:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Happy Buddha
    At the recent informal Merbite Summit, I noticed that who was banned, who fought with who, and who wasn't talking to who dominated the conversation. Wondering if I may have mistakenly sat at a gathering of high-school cheerleaders, I snuck a quite peek under the table, but nobody was wearing a dress.
    Somehow this doesn't surprise me... Thanks for your insights FHB. I always enjoy reading your posts.

    BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Happy Buddha
    nobody was wearing a dress.
    Yir jokin! Eh? Sorry mate, ah sais who you think ye arr' to call Ziggy MacIntosh's kilt ay fuckin dress! You ****'

    What were you saying about merbites crafting alter-egos?

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    Ok here's the following that I've done so far:

    1- I ponded a MERBit with a baseball bat for not being white enough.
    2- I attacked another MERBit with a crowbar for being too white (that's right you can't win so f**k ya all).
    3- I stole a Mods credit card and went Viva Loca at the stores.
    4- Another Mod is in critical condition after accedently shoting him in the back (it's not my fault, I though he was a home invader).
    5- I stabed another MERBit in the eye with a pen just for looking at me the wrong way (hay he hurt my feelings and so I hurt his eye, deal with it).
    6- After having sex with an escort I took her money instead of paying her. (I thought a reverse role would be entertaining but she didn't seem to like the idea).
    7- I sat a bar on fire that was full of MERBits (I have no idea if anybody survived).
    8- I planted crack cocain on another Mod and he's now doing jail time.

    Ok, ok I understand that my actions were borderline inproper, but I hardly think it warrents a suspention.
    All hail Emperor BDC aka Napoliano Peter Greatzetski Czaro.

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    If I make a religious, ethnic, gender or racial slur against my own kind, is it still a racist remark that will get me banned or do you feel sorry for being a slef hating (fill in the blank).
    All hail Emperor BDC aka Napoliano Peter Greatzetski Czaro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy Montana
    Yir jokin! Eh? Sorry mate, ah sais who you think ye arr' to call Ziggy MacIntosh's kilt ay fuckin dress! You ****'

    What were you saying about merbites crafting alter-egos?
    I wasn't going to mention the kilt, but despite the kilt there was still no way I could mistake you for woman. Let's put it this way, I learned that whenever you get ten merbites together in a pub, there's bound to be at least one who plays with himself under the table.
    Last edited by Fat Happy Buddha; 04-26-2007 at 05:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Happy Buddha
    I wasn't going to mention the kilt, but despite the kilt there was still no way I could mistake you for woman. Let's put it this way, I learned that whenever you get ten merbites together in a pub, there's bound to be at least one who plays with himself under the table.
    Korbel, make sure you scratch this gentleman's name off the next Hobby Summit guests list, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy Montana
    Korbel, make sure you scratch this gentleman's name off the next Hobby Summit guests list, thank you.
    Damn! I forgot. What happens at the summit stays at the summit. Korbel, give me a pass, just this once. I promise that in the future I will maintain all confidentiality obligations.

    Just to make it clear in case there has been any misunderstanding, I fully respect the lifestyle choices made by all homosexual, transexual and Scottish persons.

    Ziggy, when is the next haggis festival in Montreal? I'll donate some money.
    Last edited by Fat Happy Buddha; 04-26-2007 at 06:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Equanimity
    Since we I don't know what race ,religion,or ethnic background you are how would I know to feel sorry for you for being self-hating ? I assume the Daddy part means you are male and the Cool part means you are black ? or is that racist?
    No man what you be talken about me as I no come from Jamaca. Rastafarin a bombaclod me a go to a woooman and mate with her e me hope that there no bloodclot. Tank man.

    Seriously, I'm male and half white, half Native American. I was lazy and could not think of a name and I heard an old disco song I like "Big Daddy Cool" and took the name because it was convienient. How bout your name? What the history behind your tital?
    All hail Emperor BDC aka Napoliano Peter Greatzetski Czaro.

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