I vote for "Dangerous Talk" to be banned from A/N!!!!!

Dangerous Talk posts tons of things here and always closes comments. Its REALLY annoying and spam to use our site that way. He's also made it impossible to contact him without "friending" first, so I cant complain directly to him or in his comment sections. This is incredibly annoying and siphons traffic away from our site, and allows him to post without being able to be held accountable or debated fairly. I HATE IT!!!! Please kick him off our site!!!

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Comment by sacha on January 30, 2010 at 1:38am
Looks like Dangerous Talk has been removed from A/N
Comment by sacha on January 30, 2010 at 12:51am
Daniel said: Is this thread attacking a member or the activity of a member (and in general).

I certainly think it is the latter. This thread is not attacking a member and this particular member's behaviour is against the rules (Vanity Spamming). As for posting and immedietely locking, or immediate moderation of comments, I think it is spineless and obnoxious, and I do not think it should be allowed unless one's post in marked private, however, as much as I despise the latter behaviour, it is not against the rules, and therefore one should not be removed from the site for that, but vanity spamming should warrant an immediate banning.

I believe that the community should be able to contact those who post and lock, and let them know that it is not received warmly. When one person comments, it looks petty, but if many in the community have a say, it is much more diplomatic and therefore I agree with this post.
Comment by Limber Lightfoot on January 30, 2010 at 12:22am
I'm with Ryan. If Dangerous Talk has no redeeming qualities, and no remorse about it, then he should be evicted.
Comment by Lorien on January 29, 2010 at 11:40pm
I Think this video says what it is......

Comment by Фелч Гроган on January 29, 2010 at 11:01pm

How about spending less time spanking people for trivia or ideological incorrectness and more time on stuff that actually breaches site rules, pisses people off or even makes them leave, LIKE VANITY SPAM, and then these threads wouldn't happen. Vanity spam is a relentless problem IGNORED by the folks that CAN do something about it and frustrates the one's that WANT TO but CAN'T.

9. Do not spam the groups, forums, chat, or other members. Any and all commercial or fraud spam should be reported immediately, using the "report issues" function. The following types of posts may be subject to removal without warning:

1. Web links with no adequate accompanying description or explanation.
2. Embedded media with no adequate accompanying description or explanation.
3. Posts promoting personal websites and projects in inappropriate places. Your own profile is a good place for promoting your endeavors.
4. Repetitious posts.
5. Flooding the forums or groups with several posts in a relatively short period of time.

Your enthusiasm for enforcement of site rules should not be selective and should not be a variable that is influenced by your personal feelings on the matters in question. Vanity spam is real and spatters the main page each and every day. And it's not just this guy - so do something.
Comment by Daniel W on January 29, 2010 at 10:53pm
Nerd, stop that! I just reported the issue myself! I wanted to be first! Is this thread attacking a member or the activity of a member (and in general).

p.s. Funk Q isn't a crotchety old fart. I am. That distinction is reserved for me. Dammit.
Comment by Roy The Infidel on January 29, 2010 at 10:19pm
Told you the guy's a salesman. In here to siphon traffic and no interest whatsoever other than to rake in advertisers for his own vanity site.
Comment by ryan cameron on January 29, 2010 at 10:17pm
my right *should be* not my right *is*...an important distinction there.
Comment by ryan cameron on January 29, 2010 at 10:16pm
Deleting someone's comments or blocking comments is EXACTLY the same thing as slapping duct tape on their mouth. If it is ever justified, it is only under the most egregious of social violation. Certainly as felch points out, this person is clearly using our community for his own personal financial gain and to our detriment. I want to comment on the ideas he posts, and my right as a member of this site is to not have to go create a profile somewhere else to exercise that right.
Comment by Фелч Гроган on January 29, 2010 at 10:04pm
funk Q: Is this some form of enlightened censorship?

You crotchety old fart - you should know better than the rest of us that it is expected of you to understand the issue prior to commenting on it.

1) post-and-lock habit: it is spineless and rude

2) Self-serving vanity spam: Having gone back through his posts and not only are all comments locked, they are virtually content free and are purely an exercise lin link whoring a personal site. Let's look -

Check the "Advertise" tab -

Dear Prospective Advertiser,

DangerousTalk.net is a great blog for you to advertise on. For starters, I post a new blog entry consistently every week day and have built a fairly good size audience of readers who check out my blog daily. Plus, depending on the topic of the day there is also a steady influx of new unique visitors to the site. But the real strength of Dangerous Talk is that we reach out to people on all of the major social networking sites and bring those people here to DangerousTalk.net.Also, because DangerousTalk.net is a focused blog the Dangerous Talkers (readers of the blog) are very loyal to the blog and our sponsors. You can be one of those sponsors who can take advantage of the loyal fan base of this blog. And this is the best time to advertise with us.

So this clown is using A|N as free advertising to promote a vanity site on which he sells advertising. Not to mention running a bookshop as well.

This is not a matter of censorship. It's a matter yet another person, a la the drom-fraud, who has zero interest in contributing to our community and maximum interest in shameless self-promotion.

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