QUOTE (Warlord @ Aug 20 2011, 08:30 AM)
Bring back Reg_One. Track down Lefthook. Dig up Hawkins, Ninazdaddy, and Rubio MHS or whatever split personality he's using. Set the trap with a triangle of cheese and lure back Jermaine, Suckapunch, and the rest of those douches. And someone, please, for the LOVE OF GOD, locate Brixton Bomber!
The problem is that two on the list were extremists and idiots. They were so bad, that I would personally leave the site rather than deal with
No to both of them: No second chances for them.
Reg_One would spam the site with shit and Jermaine got so bad, he threatened posters and their families on a personal level for four years. We had to bring it outside security yo get him out. The worst and hardest troll we had to get rid of, as he used to hid behind AOL as an ISP and use a proxy server
Having said that, I would make concession to the others:
Lefthook was never, ever banned. He left on his own accord and it was sad to see him go. I would love to have him back!
Suckapunch was OK with me. I know Lefthook hated him and he accused Suckapunch of rigging the contests we used to have. I don't know the specifics of why Suckapunch was banned, can't remember. I would prefer Lefthook coming back over Suckapuch, but both are still OK posters. The problem is that they just were not civil to each other.
Rubio MHS: Used to post at some other forums and if I remember correctly, he was cool and knew his boxing. I don't remember why he was banned but would not mind having him back either.
Hawkins, Sharkey, and TKO11 would not come back unless we brought back the Classic Section just for them Quality posters who knew their boxing history, but their arrogance kept other people out of the Classic Section and the regular members did not like that. Ben kept telling them to chill out, they refused, so eventually they got banned. They did represent a great quality discussion, but their arrogance got to be a problem over an extended period of time. Their knowledge of boxing was a big plus. So they are kind of a middle of the road situation.
Ninazdaddy: Would also be OK to have back.
Brixton Bomber: No. He was just a Danny Williams troll. I don't think he contributed anything to the site.
Marz B: I am OK with him as well
I would grant approval the following former members to return to our forums if possible and they could get along with the community:
Hawkins, TKO11, and Sharkey, are up to Ben.
No on the others. Concerning the former members that I would allow to come back, would have to be civil if they wanted to stay back here, but other than maybe rifts between Lefthook and Suckapunch, I think the others in the approval list are OK.
PM me if you have e-mail contact for the members I have granted approval to return on a trial basis. I might contact them and see what happens. It won't be easy brining back banned people, and maybe they will be pissed and say, "Fuck Off!" if asked to return. If that's the case, forget it, but maybe we could see about getting those people back here on a trial basis.
Also, if you remember Southeast Paw? He was not banned, but just disappeared off the face of the Earth from our forums. He was so cool! PM me, if you have an e-mail contact for him. We don't have an e-mail for him in the database.
ClarkB was another cool poster who got lost in the transition to our new site. He did schedule updates for us and did a very good job!