I-A-B Reader Letter Of The Day #2: Banned Regulars

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in

The I-A-B Letter of the Day #2: Please Ban-Hammer, Don"t Hurt "Em

Hey Fancy,

I have a question--what"s up with banning longtime I-A-B users? I just found out you banned a bunch of regulars that have been members of this since forever--Vorpalword and CheesyQueso for starters. What the hell? Are you TRYING to kill I-A-B?

Signed, Mad at the Bannings!

--Name and email account withheld by request

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Dear MATB!

Kill I-A-B? Au contraire, mon frere--I"m actually saving it.

See, here"s the thing: I love I-A-B. I love that this is my job. I love that I-A-B is an internet underdog. I"m pretty lucky. Sure, I fight everyday with my managers to try to improve its design and the functions and I wish I had a little more in terms of resources, but for what it is, I-A-B kicks ass--the Mods kick ass--the community kicks ass. I"m pretty proud of what all three of us have cultivated here.

So when people like Vorpalword and CheesyQueso do nothing but bitch and moan about everything that has to do with the site WITHOUT providing any constructive criticism, it"s time for them to go. I"m the first one to take readers advice in order to make the site better, but when people like Vorpalword and CheesyQueso go on and on and on and infuse nothing but negativity, what"s the point? You can go to 4chan if all you want to do is surround yourself around depressed tweens.

So when I say I"m saving I-A-B and not killing it, I"m just cutting out its cancer. (Please dont write me pissy emails staying that Im mocking cancer, I"m not.)

Toodles for now, Fancy

Anyone have a beef with I-A-B, Fancy, the Mods, or life in general, just whip up a letter and send it to Fancy here.


Please Ban-Hammer, don"t hurt "em! Fancy"s asked why a couple long-time readers were just banned for life.
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Male 1,164
Oooo, so THAT`S why we don`t speak of pmarren.
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Male 2,592
i`m jealous
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Male 928
I am glad. I like to see this type of action. You can go to any other site and enjoy the negativity but for those of us who get sick of it we need places that take out the trash once in a while. Keep up the good work!
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Female 23
Aaaaaaaaaand so begins the cancer wars that killed 4chan. Good luck IAB :3
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Female 673
You forgot to mention the other one. ;-)
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Male 880
I enjoy their bitching. Mostly for the responses and anger it creates.
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Male 119
Actually I can think of several others that would never be missed if they were banned.
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Male 813
markust123, maybe it is just gay marriage then?
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Female 108
ROFL to the fajninja comments. I haven`t been on this site for more than a few months but I have observed the same and was equally taken aback when I saw the FULL PARAGRAPH he wrote on this thread. :-D

another thing I have noticed and has already come out on this thread is the hard-on madest has for CJ. I have nothing against either of you gentlemen, but damn is your rivalry silly. Seems a good portion of the time CJ posts, madest is right on his heels with a jab, and it only spirals from there. C`mon guys.... as davy said, it is perfectly acceptable to have opinions yet not be douchey about it. Debates are fun and you can learn a lot if you decide to be open-minded (not saying you have to agree, just absorb), but to take it to the personal insult level is unnecessary.
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Male 9
i`v been a member here for a long time, but i don`t comment much, I like reading the stuff that people with nothing to do write....even when they are acting dooshy....some how deep down it makes me feel better about myself....wow do i need a life :|
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Male 98
So complaining will get you banned for life? I didn`t realize how fragile the ego is.
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Female 43
@Gerry1of1 - you`ve graced this place with some truely awesome comments but this is the winner in my eyes.
"Don`t pick on Crakr! He is my foil.
I sharpen my wit on his dull, sloping forehead."
I bow to your pithyness.
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Male 38,468

LandoGriffin - "Am I correct in assuming there is a zero tolerance policy toward racism and gay-bashing?"

You are incorrect.
IAB maintains an equal-bashing environment.
You just can`t be too insulting. But if you do, remember to refer to FancyLad as "Your most Gracious and Supreme Majesty" and he`s likely to let you off with a warning.
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Male 38,468

freddyferret - [quote]"Then why is CrakrJak still here? He hasn`t had anything intelligent to say ever." [/quote]
Don`t pick on Crakr! He is my foil.
I sharpen my wit on his dull, sloping forehead.
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Male 12,138
[quote]Then why is CrakrJak still here? He hasn`t had anything intelligent to say ever.[/quote]
Hey, there`s a difference between having an opinion and just being a c*nt. CJ is here to stay - He`s a contributor.
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Male 11,740
Then why is CrakrJak still here? He hasn`t had anything intelligent to say ever.
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Male 4,395
What are you talking about MechBFP? The IAB moderators are totally cool to the gays. They`ve had my back many times.
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Male 234
When did this site stop being funny pics and videos and become dear sally and blogs?
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Male 813
They also ban you if you so much as SUGGEST a gay relationship. I didn`t know IAB mods were such homophobes. Makes me sick.
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Male 25,416
Randomly... we are learning the rules of IAB? we need a list of do`s and Donts and do if you want to get kicked out. Just found the live submission screen, wow IAB gets sent some bad stuff
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Male 688
Wait... you have managers?

I always thought this site was just run by you in your spare time.

Wow... FAIL!
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Male 20,148
LandoGriffin, those are the only two things that`ll get you popped.
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Male 3,842
Am I correct in assuming there is a zero tolerance policy toward racism and gay-bashing? If so, a mysterious ban can likely be traced to one of those.
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Male 4,290
[quote]On a totally unrelated note:
Can you add "submitted by [user]" and "accepeted by [mod]" on the front page, or at least the mod thing on every postpage? please.[/quote]
That wouldn`t really work because of the way links are set up in the back end. Often several mods will edit the same link several times before it goes live, to add thumbnails, amend captions etc. And each time you have to re-save the link. So a system showing which mod has approved which link probably wouldn`t actually reflect who approved what.

[quote]Oh and the Mods suck... BOOYAH![/quote]
D: Too mean splurby! :`(
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Male 25,416
Sloth of Doom... Id like to thank you, my biggest fan. Someone who has viewed my work but appreciated the modest approach i have amongst most posts. To be honest.. i say little kos little needs to be said. Sometimes things need to be said. If your remember the rambling last year where allot of my posts got removed, if you were on here. I have learned to keep it simple. Let people know im watching without making an impression that will last. Thankyou all for this day.
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Male 216
so haters better not hate?
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Male 2,033
@Fatninja:

I would just like to express my pride and admiration on your first complete sentence. It has a been a long time coming, and I know you have worked very hard to get this far. keep at it and one day you may get an entire paragraph into one of your posts.

On behalf of the IAB community (Well, mostly just myself), I say "Bravo" to you sir.
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Male 38,468

@ CrakrJak - you are on a roll today! LOL

@ madest - oh, well you sorted me out didn`t you *SNAP*
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Female 26
Why would you use "ma" when referring to a "frere"? Unless you wanted to inadvertently call your brother a pussy.
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Female 1,589
Your French is off Fancy. If you are talking about a girl (or an object that is feminine ie. a car), you use "ma" not "mon".
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Male 1,586
@boadicea vorpal sword is from Alice in Wonderland. I think more specifically it`s in the Jabberwocky (sp?) poem.
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Male 878
Plus, my ego is GI-EFFING-GANTIC!!!!

Oh, what;s this? A mouse. See-ya!
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Female 379
Same here danthew :( I like vorp and cheesy.
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Male 126
Repost. I`ve seen those boobs before. Oh wait, there`s more?
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Male 2,121
I don`t hang out on chat as much as I`d like to. This is the first I`ve heard of Cheesy and Vorp being banned, makes me sad.
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Male 1,266
Started going on imgur the other day... suddenly see why people bitch at i-a-b for just ripping off other websites when I came back here and found the front page full of pics I`d just seen but with less funny captions and longer load times. It`s kind of a shame :/ was better when there were more interesting videos and games on the front page. Hell I`d go for less regular updates if it had better content... and seriously stop taking all the god damn pics from imgur :S
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Male 528
BANHAMMAA YAAAAAAHH
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Male 1,195
Fancy vorped at getting Vorp`s name right.
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Male 4,902
Good riddance
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Male 621
Why am I not seeing a poodle that lives with beavers or an elephant that rides a bike door-to-door with his Mormon group.
I hear the worlds smallest violin playing, humph.
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Male 2,796
Oh and the Mods suck... BOOYAH!
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Male 2,796
Can I be voted `worst commenter of IAB`?? I been trying pretty hard!
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Male 280
On a totally unrelated note:
Can you add "submitted by [user]" and "accepeted by [mod]" on the front page, or at least the mod thing on every postpage? please.

Other than that: The notion that IAB is getting worse (dieing omygosh) happens on any site (just like 4chan). It`s just something we have to live with.
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Male 7,378
...and some commenters are better than others. But you already knew that Gerry.
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Male 17,512
Gerry: Agreed, Some mods are better than others and a few need a corrective emotional experience via frying pan to the noggin. Just my opinion, yours may vary.
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Male 83
Vorpalsword @Boad.

I just hate how negative everyone is being in Chat. I mean I`ve been going there since April at least. The atmosphere was great, and all until it got hacked, and everyone started jumping on each others` throats. I don`t hate Fancylad, I know he`s been running the site for a long time, and I can respect that. I like the people who come to the chat, but lately some people have been negative.

I`m not complaining about Fancy, and I`m not complaining about the bannings, I just think some people need to just calm down about things.
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Male 994
I highly doubt that`s going to change the opinion of haters.

Cause haters gonna hate
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Male 38,468

[quote]"the Mods kick ass" [/quote]
If I were to use MODS and ASS in a sentance, I don`t think that`s what I`d write.

just sayin
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Male 2,790
[quote]Whats stopping them just creating another account?[/quote]

i have, but will never reveal my past identity...

unless you ask my to
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Female 1,677
Holy crap... I`ve never seen fatninja type more than a word or MAYBE a sentence fragment on any given post. It speaks!

(vorpalSword? or vorpalWord? the first one sounds familiar)
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Female 83
I quite enjoy these posts. I find them strangely entertaining. Mainly because I have no qualm big enough with IAB that would cause me to piss and moan to Fancy, so I know I`ll never show up in one of them.
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Female 675
Most regs who get banned come back, but don`t exactly hide it. IP bans help that.
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Female 59
okay
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Male 25,416
Whats stopping them just creating another account?
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Male 526
XD I`d rather like a list of the banned regulars just for poos and giggles
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Male 25,416

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Female 675
Vorp is a dick and a half. He used to be cool, but he has just been not so cool lately. All he did was compain about how bad IAB is and how dumb fancy is. As for killing IAB, it`s being killed by all the ass wads who scream that IAB has nothing original and how bad IAB is and all that crap. Just saying...
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Male 315
C`mon man, you said Toodles. That`s my thing. Cutting deep, bro.
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Male 22
seems like your kissing ass to save your own ass after your previous, ridiculous, reply to the `letter of the day`
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Male 94
Very Lenin of you. Vladimir, not John.
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Male 186
More boob pictures and less words next time.
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Male 4,807

Well said Fancy.. Poorly typed, butwell said.
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Male 4,867
wait... Cheesy got banned too?
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Male 25,416
Ha ha ha... Its almost like IAB has feelings. Its a living cultivated pool of bacteria that thrive with the host until someone comes along with antibiotics and ruins the fun! Gotta love it here! Btw... im an IAB reg... hence how many posts i have. I agree with fancy tho... if people are just going to post negativity about the site then wats the point. I post some negaitivity about some posts on some days.. but its justified. Im on top of reposts like theres no tomorrow. All in all.. its just a bit of fun here. Like a weekend getaway before real life kiks you in the balls and you have to get back to work. Treat it as a holiday and not a full on MMA and it will work out fine.
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Male 2,034
Just because of the subject matter, I was so tempted to just post "FIRST." I decided against it.

...Or did I?
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Male 20,148
Link: I-A-B Reader Letter Of The Day #2: Banned Regulars [Rate Link] - Please Ban-Hammer, don`t hurt `em! Fancy`s asked why a couple long-time readers were just banned for life.
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