GDav

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One casualty of the whole caubeen business that has been ignored is GDav.

I do think he has been shabbly treated. I don't know what the mods on this site are thinking, but it's sad that the troll Moodybitch (she's not even forces or ex forces FFS, just a wannabe) who's only contribution is to throw sh!t has been left to poison the site, and GDav (ex-career soldier) who has contributed much to the site over the time I've been a member can be binned.

It's not very even handed or fair, in my opinion.

Still, I'm now expecting the usual run of cnuts who have come out of the woodwork to start saying I'm wrong (or in the case of Moodybitch, that I'm gay - I mean FFS, that's what 11 year olds say in the playground).

Moderators, it's time to get the site back on track - or decide who is and is not entitled to be here.

This has been a sad few days for the whole ARRSE community.

Edited to add:

Moodybitch - you can kiss my ass. I spit on you and all your kind.
 

Fugly

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Only the site Admins can delete/suspend accounts. They wouldn't have done this at the speed they did without contact from him. You will recall he also was threatening legal action on the site, and his outbursts weren't helping his cause.

Being forces or ex-forces isn't guaranteed membership if you totally lose it - remember Flashy, and he's still serving.

GDav has burnt his bridges I feel, for his usual refusal to accept he was wrong (in his defence of the Walt caubeen).
 

Sixty

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#3
His 'this is my thread and only I may choose who posts on it' incident is also very fresh in the mind.
 
#4
Flamingo.

Gdav wasn't banned for his rants with anyone on the site, he was banned for accusing people of being racist and threatening the COs with legal action.

Its not the first time he has had a run in with the site owners.

He made some pretty sh1tty accusations abotu one of our better mods to me, and if he feels us racist, then perhaps he is a little over sensitive and should steer clear of the site.

Have you ever called an american a septic or a yank? They get some pretty harsh banter here but they have yet to go squealing to the COs threatening to take them to court.

In a series of PMs last night I told him to apologise for his threat and ask fro is account to be reinstated, instead he continued to complicate things and make a mountain out of a molehill.

I never really saw eye to eye with Gdav, but am sure he has contributed and as an ex member of HM Forces he was clearly welcome...... until he made legal threats, with that the COs hold my support in getting shut.
 
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I agree with you, flamingo. I, too, was a bit sad at the demise of GDav, since he really did make very valuable contributions. I can't think why he started a flame-war with Moody, though. Maybe he was having a bit of a stiff time of it in general, who knows?

Anyway, perhaps he'll come back at some time or another. I hope so.

MsG
 

Fugly

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Sixty said:
His 'this is my thread and only I may choose who posts on it' incident is also very fresh in the mind.
Agreed. Threw his toys about like a good'un on that one.
 
#7
Bugsy said:
Anyway, perhaps he'll come back at some time or another. I hope so.

MsG
He did come back as another username and immediatley outed himself by making enquiries about racism.
 
#8
Fcuk him, he's a throbber. Gobshites like him are half the reason that we don't get many serving RAC lads posting in the forums.

Sorry for being a little basic in my use of the language. If you don't like it, get your walty mate to dress it up in flowery words. We pinged the pompous walting liar ages ago.
 
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minister_doh_nut said:
Bugsy said:
Anyway, perhaps he'll come back at some time or another. I hope so.

MsG
He did come back as another username and immediatley outed himself by making enquiries about racism.
Yes, I saw that, MDN. I meant come back as his old self. We've actually no way of knowing if he's experiencing some sort of personal crisis, since a lot of his later postings seemed to be a little unhinged. Perhaps when he's got himself sorted, he'll be back to his old self again. I hope so anyway.

MsG
 
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minister_doh_nut said:
Flamingo.

Gdav wasn't banned for his rants with anyone on the site, he was banned for accusing people of being racist and threatening the COs with legal action.

Its not the first time he has had a run in with the site owners.

He made some pretty sh1tty accusations abotu one of our better mods to me, and if he feels us racist, then perhaps he is a little over sensitive and should steer clear of the site.

Have you ever called an american a septic or a yank? They get some pretty harsh banter here but they have yet to go squealing to the COs threatening to take them to court.

In a series of PMs last night I told him to apologise for his threat and ask fro is account to be reinstated, instead he continued to complicate things and make a mountain out of a molehill.

I never really saw eye to eye with Gdav, but am sure he has contributed and as an ex member of HM Forces he was clearly welcome...... until he made legal threats, with that the COs hold my support in getting shut.
Thanks for taking time to reply.

Having sat up until the early hours looking at ARRSE Saturday night, in my opinion (I am Irish, and have served in the British Army), some of the comments were anti-Irish in general not specifically aimed at any member, to the extent that a moderator did have to post a warning. GDav was not the only ARRSE menber to feel that the comments were racist, I did so myself, and I know from PM's from other members that they also felt this.

Moodybitches comments to GDav also did, in my opinion, cross a line from banter to direct insult and continued to push him in a manner that was designed to antagonise him further.

The mod's should have stepped in earlier, instead of moving it to it's own thread which further inflamed the situtation. A bad error of judgement, proved by the extreme haste with which the posts and thread were later deleted.

My view can still be sumarised as:
1. I personally think that GDav made a positive contribution to the site, and his banning is a loss to it

2. The treatment given to him is disproportionate, especially what the other member involved has apparently suffered no censure for totally unaccaptable behaviour

But, hey, it's a big world out here and I've got to go back into it now. :)
 
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Total over reaction, no one made him respond, no one made him go on the offensive.

I got this from him in PM

I'm about to give battle to that mouthy * Moodybitch. She's made the mistake of posting insults in the NAAFI - in there she's meat to be killed and I'll drop the mask of politeness.
Now if you are going to take someone on, do it, don't start it, then run away crying then threaten the people who own the site.

I have no doubt that Gdav is a good bloke and contributes, but why can he not just get on with it, like the other 27,000 members?
 
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TPR_C_Hunt said:
Fcuk him, he's a throbber. Gobshites like him are half the reason that we don't get many serving RAC lads posting in the forums.

Sorry for being a little basic in my use of the language. If you don't like it, get your walty mate to dress it up in flowery words. We pinged the pompous walting liar ages ago.

Couldnt agree more, anyway if he is from Northern Ireland why is he getting his knickers in a twist about a little bit of Irish Banter. I am sure during his time in the army he has been called worse than Gay.

Anyone takes the piss out of me being folicley challenged by the way i am going to sue.
 
#13
Anyone takes the urine out of me being folicley challenged by the way i am going to sue.
Think you've enough problems being a hammers fan, Baldy. :)
 

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flamingo said:
The mod's should have stepped in earlier, instead of moving it to it's own thread which further inflamed the situtation. A bad error of judgement, proved by the extreme haste with which the posts and thread were later deleted.
That was my decision and I stand by it at the time it was taken. They were both behaving like spoilt brats and the point of making it a seperate thread was to move the detritus out of the main thread and give them the opportunity to continue their childish behaviour elsewhere. The decision was based on the knowledge that two ranters on a website will return to the thread they were fighting on and bu66er it up again. This would have been more prominent had their posts just been deleted.
 
#16
Not sure about legal aid?? However i think a band aid for a syrup may help.
 
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maninblack said:
flamingo said:
The mod's should have stepped in earlier, instead of moving it to it's own thread which further inflamed the situtation. A bad error of judgement, proved by the extreme haste with which the posts and thread were later deleted.
That was my decision and I stand by it at the time it was taken. They were both behaving like spoilt brats and the point of making it a seperate thread was to move the detritus out of the main thread and give them the opportunity to continue their childish behaviour elsewhere. The decision was based on the knowledge that two ranters on a website will return to the thread they were fighting on and bu66er it up again. This would have been more prominent had their posts just been deleted.
20-20 hindsight is a great thing, I will admit.

However, I do think that Moodybitch has "played the system", and is no benefit to the site (or mankind in general).

Anyway, I have made my point, I'm not going to keep labouring it. Thanks to Mod's for taking time to reply.

Thanks also to all the intelligent life forms out there, and everybody else, the secret is to keep banging the rocks together, guys!
 
#19
happyhammer said:
TPR_C_Hunt said:
Fcuk him, he's a throbber. Gobshites like him are half the reason that we don't get many serving RAC lads posting in the forums.

Sorry for being a little basic in my use of the language. If you don't like it, get your walty mate to dress it up in flowery words. We pinged the pompous walting liar ages ago.

Couldnt agree more, anyway if he is from Northern Ireland why is he getting his knickers in a twist about a little bit of Irish Banter. I am sure during his time in the army he has been called worse than Gay.

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IMO it went a lot farther than that. From what I read, he certainly did not start the fight. The various nicknames for the Irish were being used very perjoratively, and he certainly took it on the chin for the first few rounds, even with his jokes about nobody being allowed to attack the English, for they are "ours" the Irish's, to kick etc.

I don't know what went on behind the closed doors of PMs etc, but he stuck up for the ptiable caubeen to the bitter, if inadvisable end.

He, GDav and I , actually compared notes some 6 weeks ago as to Caubeens credentials. I found them to be hard to believe, in that nobody could have enough time to shoot all those creatures AND be a regular officer, but chose to play along with the banter, harlmess as it was, at the time.

IMO GDav has been treated a little unfairly, especially when, as has already pointed out, the likes of "caubeen", who is happy to insult ORs based on class and education, are left to poison the site, but perhaps I dont make good "mod" material.

If GDav were allowed back, that would be fine by me, He has a great knowledge of military history, seved his country well by all accounts, and if he got a little stroppy from time to time, so what, we are all big boys...

He did what many Irish people do in a fight...he wouldn't back down, fought himself into a corner that was hard to get out of and went down.

But I sense he was truly upset by the insults, and the vehemence and personal nature of them, that he was (undeservedly IMO) getting.

He called somebody a whore, threatened the owners (thats probably what did for him) but others call people canutes on here, without apparent censure.

I'd have him in a trench with me any day, warts and all. Caubeen on the other hand, I woulnd't cross the road to piss on if he was on fire...

I'll probably get banned now for saying pish :D
 
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