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

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

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18835 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    Link: I-A-B Reader Letter Of The Day #2: Banned Regulars - Please Ban-Hammer, don`t hurt `em! Fancy`s asked why a couple long-time readers were just banned for life.
  2. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    Just because of the subject matter, I was so tempted to just post "FIRST." I decided against it.

    ...Or did I?
  3. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    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.
  4. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    wait... Cheesy got banned too?
  5. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4809 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Well said Fancy.. Poorly typed, butwell said.
  6. Profile photo of djlazar
    djlazar Male 30-39
    185 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    More boob pictures and less words next time.
  7. Profile photo of RCola
    RCola Male 18-29
    94 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    Very Lenin of you. Vladimir, not John.
  8. Profile photo of micthefish
    micthefish Male 30-39
    22 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    seems like your kissing ass to save your own ass after your previous, ridiculous, reply to the `letter of the day`
  9. Profile photo of Poefan101
    Poefan101 Male 13-17
    315 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    C`mon man, you said Toodles. That`s my thing. Cutting deep, bro.
  10. Profile photo of shortsagitar
    shortsagitar Female 18-29
    676 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    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...
  11. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm

  12. Profile photo of krisley
    krisley Male 18-29
    525 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    XD I`d rather like a list of the banned regulars just for poos and giggles
  13. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    Whats stopping them just creating another account?
  14. Profile photo of CRAPTANK
    CRAPTANK Female 18-29
    59 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    okay
  15. Profile photo of shortsagitar
    shortsagitar Female 18-29
    676 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    Most regs who get banned come back, but don`t exactly hide it. IP bans help that.
  16. Profile photo of easiersaid
    easiersaid Female 18-29
    83 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    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.
  17. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1677 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    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)
  18. Profile photo of cyborg
    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    Whats stopping them just creating another account?

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

    unless you ask my to
  19. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36677 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm

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

    just sayin
  20. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    I highly doubt that`s going to change the opinion of haters.

    Cause haters gonna hate
  21. Profile photo of Lt_Skittles
    Lt_Skittles Male 18-29
    83 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    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.
  22. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    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.
  23. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    ...and some commenters are better than others. But you already knew that Gerry.
  24. Profile photo of terracottus
    terracottus Male 30-39
    280 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    On a totally unrelated note:
    Can you add "submitted by " and "accepeted by " 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.
  25. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    Can I be voted `worst commenter of IAB`?? I been trying pretty hard!
  26. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    Oh and the Mods suck... BOOYAH!
  27. Profile photo of Errand_boy
    Errand_boy Male 30-39
    621 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    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.
  28. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    Good riddance
  29. Profile photo of BenTheBug
    BenTheBug Male 18-29
    1195 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    Fancy vorped at getting Vorp`s name right.
  30. Profile photo of funnehkitteh
    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
    528 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    BANHAMMAA YAAAAAAHH
  31. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
    1266 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    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
  32. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    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.
  33. Profile photo of Barrye
    Barrye Male 18-29
    127 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    Repost. I`ve seen those boobs before. Oh wait, there`s more?
  34. Profile photo of Serpentchick
    Serpentchick Female 18-29
    379 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 6:12 pm
    Same here danthew :( I like vorp and cheesy.
  35. Profile photo of burbclaver
    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm
    Plus, my ego is GI-EFFING-GANTIC!!!!

    Oh, what;s this? A mouse. See-ya!
  36. Profile photo of honkeylips
    honkeylips Male 30-39
    1586 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 6:34 pm
    @boadicea vorpal sword is from Alice in Wonderland. I think more specifically it`s in the Jabberwocky (sp?) poem.
  37. Profile photo of the_windy
    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 6:51 pm
    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".
  38. Profile photo of liebemin
    liebemin Female 18-29
    26 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 7:08 pm
    Why would you use "ma" when referring to a "frere"? Unless you wanted to inadvertently call your brother a pussy.
  39. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36677 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    @ CrakrJak - you are on a roll today! LOL

    @ madest - oh, well you sorted me out didn`t you *SNAP*
  40. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm
    @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.
  41. Profile photo of teq78
    teq78 Male 30-39
    216 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm
    so haters better not hate?
  42. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 8:31 pm
    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.
  43. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 8:37 pm
    On a totally unrelated note:
    Can you add "submitted by " and "accepeted by " on the front page, or at least the mod thing on every postpage? please.
    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.

    Oh and the Mods suck... BOOYAH!
    D: Too mean splurby! :`(
  44. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 8:38 pm
    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.
  45. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18835 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    LandoGriffin, those are the only two things that`ll get you popped.
  46. Profile photo of Klamz
    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 9:06 pm
    Wait... you have managers?

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

    Wow... FAIL!
  47. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 9:09 pm
    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
  48. Profile photo of MechBFP
    MechBFP Male 18-29
    813 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 9:23 pm
    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.
  49. Profile photo of Chaosmaster
    Chaosmaster Male 30-39
    234 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 9:30 pm
    When did this site stop being funny pics and videos and become dear sally and blogs?
  50. Profile photo of markust123
    markust123 Male 40-49
    3889 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 9:47 pm
    What are you talking about MechBFP? The IAB moderators are totally cool to the gays. They`ve had my back many times.
  51. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 11:03 pm
    Then why is CrakrJak still here? He hasn`t had anything intelligent to say ever.
  52. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 11:08 pm
    Then why is CrakrJak still here? He hasn`t had anything intelligent to say ever.
    Hey, there`s a difference between having an opinion and just being a c*nt. CJ is here to stay - He`s a contributor.
  53. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36677 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 12:55 am

    freddyferret - "Then why is CrakrJak still here? He hasn`t had anything intelligent to say ever."
    Don`t pick on Crakr! He is my foil.
    I sharpen my wit on his dull, sloping forehead.
  54. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36677 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 1:34 am

    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.
  55. Profile photo of bauerpimp
    bauerpimp Female 40-49
    43 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 2:44 am
    @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.
  56. Profile photo of CoolerThanMe
    CoolerThanMe Male 18-29
    98 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 3:39 am
    So complaining will get you banned for life? I didn`t realize how fragile the ego is.
  57. Profile photo of dsanders
    dsanders Male 18-29
    9 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 4:36 am
    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 :|
  58. Profile photo of Audizuki
    Audizuki Female 30-39
    108 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 5:45 am
    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.
  59. Profile photo of MechBFP
    MechBFP Male 18-29
    813 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 6:20 am
    markust123, maybe it is just gay marriage then?
  60. Profile photo of unclelar
    unclelar Male 50-59
    119 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 8:05 am
    Actually I can think of several others that would never be missed if they were banned.
  61. Profile photo of ieatbunnies
    ieatbunnies Male 30-39
    880 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 8:28 am
    I enjoy their bitching. Mostly for the responses and anger it creates.
  62. Profile photo of limphotdog
    limphotdog Female 18-29
    673 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 11:18 am
    You forgot to mention the other one. ;-)
  63. Profile photo of Vivalavivs
    Vivalavivs Female 18-29
    23 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    Aaaaaaaaaand so begins the cancer wars that killed 4chan. Good luck IAB :3
  64. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm
    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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    keith2 Male 30-39
    2588 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    i`m jealous
  66. Profile photo of Linkenberger
    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    August 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm
    Oooo, so THAT`S why we don`t speak of pmarren.

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