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Hi All, sorry to go sort of off topic, but does anyone know what happened to steve3? I was searching for the Paul's 4" Rocker thread in "General," but I can't seem to find it. Also, it seems that (at least) some of his posts are missing. Have his posts/threads actually been deleted? If so, does anyone know why? In any case, all the best.

[Edit]: Just to be perfectly clear, I meant "all the best" to everyone here, not "its all for the best." I don't have anything against him (in fact, I'm fairly grateful to him for organizing the whole rocker thing). As far as his missing posts/threads go, its sort of Orwellian (and thus quite unnerving)...
 

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Yeah, isn't that kooky? It was like he was erased or eaten by an internet worm. Maybe some hacker finally had enough of him and banged out the necessary code. Out of curiosity I looked for his name and came up with a thread where he was quoted in someone's post, but he did not appear anywhere on the page. He seems to have become a persona non grata. I was close to adding him to my "ignore list" at one point. He would not have been joining desireable company there...
 

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tscheezy said:
Yeah, isn't that kooky? It was like he was erased or eaten by an internet worm. Maybe some hacker finally had enough of him and banged out the necessary code. Out of curiosity I looked for his name and came up with a thread where he was quoted in someone's post, but he did not appear anywhere on the page. He seems to have become a persona non grata. I was close to adding him to my "ignore list" at one point. He would not have been joining desireable company there...
Yeah he's been purged. I looked up one of my own posts where I know he responded and he was no longer there.

I gave up on the ignore list because I discovered that with someone on it you can't always make sense out of threads where they're included.
 

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lushmd said:
Hi All, sorry to go sort of off topic, but does anyone know what happened to steve3? I was searching for the Paul's 4" Rocker thread in "General," but I can't seem to find it. Also, it seems that (at least) some of his posts are missing. Have his posts/threads actually been deleted? If so, does anyone know why? In any case, all the best.

[Edit]: Just to be perfeclty clear, I meant "all the best" to everyone here, not "its all for the best." I don't have anything against him (in fact, I'm fairly grateful to him for organizing the whole rocker thing). As far as his missing posts/threads go, its sort of Orwellian (and thus quite unnerving)...
Too bad. And weird.

So who, if anyone, does the torch of the 4" rockers get passed to? I'd still like to get them (along with at least 20 other people)...
 

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Too bad. And weird.

So who, if anyone, does the torch of the 4" rockers get passed to? I'd still like to get them (along with at least 20 other people)...
I am wondering the same thing. I dunno, but I'll give Paul's a call if there's no news within the next week or two.
 

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Steve 3 was just naturally irritating.

lushmd said:
I am wondering the same thing. I dunno, but I'll give Paul's a call if there's no news within the next week or two.
It's interesting what happened, but I definitely won't miss him.
 

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Steve from JH said:
I gave up on the ignore list because I discovered that with someone on it you can't always make sense out of threads where they're included.
The people on my ignore list basically have a zero content to noise ratio, so I'm really not missing anything that would've made much sense in the first place.
 

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Steve3 was banned from the forums. Whilst I could never stand the person, apparently he had gotten a little out of control and thus was removed from the forums.

I think it was a good a call, as a lot of members got sick of him hijacking threads for the sake of 1) saying something 2) being annoying 3) To increase his post count or something. I never quite understood alot of the rubbish he posted.
 

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Perhaps we should start a new thread re the rockers as the original one seems to be missing (maybe I just missed it; does anyone else see it?)? Or perhaps Steve is lurking and he has the list?
 

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Trevor! said:
Steve3 was banned from the forums. Whilst I could never stand the person, apparently he had gotten a little out of control and thus was removed from the forums.

I think it was a good a call, as a lot of members got sick of him hijacking threads for the sake of 1) saying something 2) being annoying 3) To increase his post count or something. I never quite understood alot of the rubbish he posted.
Hey Trevor, just curious and not trying to rehash anything, but what got him booted as far as the thread or forum?
 

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Trevor! said:
Steve3 was banned from the forums. Whilst I could never stand the person, apparently he had gotten a little out of control and thus was removed from the forums.

I think it was a good a call, as a lot of members got sick of him hijacking threads for the sake of 1) saying something 2) being annoying 3) To increase his post count or something. I never quite understood alot of the rubbish he posted.
I vote for #2
 

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Trevor! said:
Steve3 was banned from the forums. Whilst I could never stand the person, apparently he had gotten a little out of control and thus was removed from the forums.
Banned? Wow! I didn't know the powers that be are ousting people. Cool! Steve3 never really bothered me, but then again I never paid much attention to his posts either. I guess he was on my subliminal Ignore List.
 

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lushmd said:
Hi All, sorry to go sort of off topic, but does anyone know what happened to steve3? I was searching for the Paul's 4" Rocker thread in "General," but I can't seem to find it. Also, it seems that (at least) some of his posts are missing. Have his posts/threads actually been deleted? If so, does anyone know why? In any case, all the best.

[Edit]: Just to be perfectly clear, I meant "all the best" to everyone here, not "its all for the best." I don't have anything against him (in fact, I'm fairly grateful to him for organizing the whole rocker thing). As far as his missing posts/threads go, its sort of Orwellian (and thus quite unnerving)...
My gut tells me that he was banned due to all of his Ellsworth bashing. He did tend to get out of hand when it came to Ellsworth. I also think that Ellsworth may have "asked" MTBR to have him removed.

Remember, Ellsworth has quite a few ads on this site and he wields a lot of power because of it.

That being said.......I won't miss him at all.
 

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My gut tells me that he was banned due to all of his Ellsworth bashing. He did tend to get out of hand when it came to Ellsworth. I also think that Ellsworth may have "asked" MTBR to have him removed.

Remember, Ellsworth has quite a few ads on this site and he wields a lot of power because of it.
That being said.......I won't miss him at all.
I recall correctly, he was stirring up trouble in quite a few forums. Every post seemed to be calling someone to task. He seemed to jump in on every CS discussion everywhere and turn it into a trainwreck. I agree that he did raise some interesting questions and probably was instrumental in some changes, but the ill feelings and general negativity that came with it may not have been worthwhile.

He also challenged several moderators on their policy...not necessairly a awful thing but it was how he went about it that really showed poor form.

I was really hoping he'd tone down after he had some time on his new bike but alas, that was not to be.

Too bad for the ppl waiting on the rockers. But then I'm sort of glad not to see his "Turner Rocker" Sig at the heart of every flamefest.

He wasn't the only person to behaive that way, but he was by far, the most visible and frequent. It's a sad thing to see anyone booted, sader still to see posts deleted, but I could see this one comming, for quite a while.
 

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lushmd said:
Perhaps we should start a new thread re the rockers as the original one seems to be missing (maybe I just missed it; does anyone else see it?)? Or perhaps Steve is lurking and he has the list?
I've attempted contact with the powers that be to see if they can dig up the "rocker thread" for us. It'd be alot easier than starting over.

Originally, I thought steve3's review of the Burner was very helpful. After some time spent on the boards, though, I saw alot of flamefests with him in the middle.

Guess we need to play nice.
 

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I understand why the moderators may have booted him, but like you......I really wish they had left his posts. When it comes to history, I'm not a revisionist. The past is the past. Wiping out his posts is wrong, even if the posts did stir up some trouble

It looks like the moderators feel that damage control supercedes the truth (no pun intended), because the truth is ugly.

I hope all of the people counting on Steve 3 still get their rockers.
 

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Blue Shorts said:
My gut tells me that he was banned due to all of his Ellsworth bashing. He did tend to get out of hand when it came to Ellsworth. I also think that Ellsworth may have "asked" MTBR to have him removed.

Remember, Ellsworth has quite a few ads on this site and he wields a lot of power because of it.

That being said.......I won't miss him at all.
I wonder if that is why we havent seen Smokey lately? He did a few posts taking the piss out of Tony Ellsworth.
Of course the cops may have raided is hydroponic "herb farm" and he may just be needing some bail money!
 

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Blue Shorts said:
My gut tells me that he was banned due to all of his Ellsworth bashing. He did tend to get out of hand when it came to Ellsworth. I also think that Ellsworth may have "asked" MTBR to have him removed.

Remember, Ellsworth has quite a few ads on this site and he wields a lot of power because of it.

That being said.......I won't miss him at all.
I certainly hope Ells. didn't have anything to do with it, that would be very sad(as in pathetic). MTBR doesn't seem afraid of calling a spade a spade, regardless of adv. $, so I doubt TE had anything to do with it.
 

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lushmd said:
Hi All, sorry to go sort of off topic, but does anyone know what happened to steve3? I was searching for the Paul's 4" Rocker thread in "General," but I can't seem to find it. Also, it seems that (at least) some of his posts are missing. Have his posts/threads actually been deleted? If so, does anyone know why? In any case, all the best.

[Edit]: Just to be perfectly clear, I meant "all the best" to everyone here, not "its all for the best." I don't have anything against him (in fact, I'm fairly grateful to him for organizing the whole rocker thing). As far as his missing posts/threads go, its sort of Orwellian (and thus quite unnerving)...
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?postid=128267#poststop

I don't know who's going to pick up the 4" rocker torch... I have a spot, so it won't be me ;)

GLTY
 

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I am trying to remember Steve3's posts and cannot recall anything that warranted bansihment. MTBR should be open to us all except perhaps in very very extreme cases. I remember some of his Ellsworth bashing, and yes, it was too much, but banishment seems way too extreme. Of course, I probably skipped over 90% of his bashing TE posts. Anyway, I hope there was more than what I can remember that caused his banishment. Even if you could not stand his comments, he did have positive contributions. Go to the political forum and its 90% insult fest. Who is getting banished there?
 
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