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Board Etiquette

Postby BlueChair » Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:45 pm

In the wake of all this new shit that has been going on, I would just like to make something extremely clear to all.

One username per person, please

We saw way too many people break this rule on the Island board. By posting under several different usernames, you are fooling people into thinking that they are actually reading posts by more than one person. This can result, as it has in the past, in people getting tormented and an excess amount of messages.

taz will probably agree with me in that multiple usernames will not be tolerated.

One final note: We are all here because we share one thing in common. Our admiration of the music of Elvis Costello. Sometimes we go off on a tangent, but that's what it always boils down to. If anyone is out to piss on our parade, you're better off pissing off. It's not worth your time or ours. We've persevered and have made it to our 3rd board. If we have to, we'll keep going. Mark my word.

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Postby taz » Tue Aug 26, 2003 9:00 pm

Well said Blue...

In addition we do not tolerate personal attacks or 'flaming' of individual board members. Don't do it or you're id and ip address will be blocked.
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Postby sulkygirl » Fri Aug 29, 2003 2:47 am

Again, I admit I missed most of the crap that happened on the Island Board...

And I'm grateful for the efforts that taz, tux, and Blue (you, too, Narbz, wherever you be)--

Let's try to keep this shit under some sort of control.

Please?
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Re: Board Etiquette

Postby BlueChair » Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:42 pm

BlueChair wrote:In the wake of all this new shit that has been going on, I would just like to make something extremely clear to all.

One username per person, please



It seems someone (laughingcrow) has not listened to this plea! People.. joke or no joke, we can't have multiple usernames per person here. While the Diana bit was funny in principle, you're only creating a mess for taz and I to clean up by creating new usernames for yourselves. So enough! :D
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Postby LessThanZero » Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:48 pm

WOAH. LC, please disregard all of those PM's to Diana.... :oops: :oops: :oops: :D :lol: :twisted:
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Postby laughingcrow » Sat Nov 08, 2003 1:32 pm

Ok, hands up...sorry guys. I did it from a computer a long way away though, :oops: ...will you ever love me again!? :cry:

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Postby spooky girlfriend » Sun Nov 09, 2003 8:17 am

I will. :wink:

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Postby BlueChair » Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:46 am

bump
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Postby DrSpooky » Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:00 pm

And bump again.

Damn. It seems like every time I'm up to my eyeballs in something in my personal life that WHAR/wehitandrun pulls this.

Spooky covered for me by banning him in January because it was the day of my grandmother's funeral. Yesterday I returned from a week in Munich on a business trip yesterday and was horribly jetlagged and now I come back to this. Spooky was already taking care of everything around the house for me while I was gone, not to mention the kids and their homework, etc., but then she awakes this morning to multiple complaints about none other than WHAR/wehitandrun.

So maybe he wasn't technically breaking the rules by the signature picture as far as size, but it's just not playing fair. If it annoys other people you should just have the decency to stop doing it. Technically it doesn't affect our site bandwith to use those pics, but by using it in a signature line and also being a frequent poster, it causes other people to have a very slow download of those pages when they visit the board. And about breaking the rules, his avatar was WAY over the limit - in fact it was a 136x155 when the size of avatars is specifically 80x80. He has also still been using two names - WHAR/wehitandrun, not to mention unjustly provoking people on the board through posts and pm's.

I have a life outside of taking care of this board. But I love this board, which is why I invest my personal time, energy and money to keep it alive. Which reminds me that I just don't really have to have any more reasons to get rid of someone who won't play fair, takes up my time, and works so dilligently to make what little free time I have into a pissing mess.

WHAR/wehitandrun, you've had more chances than you deserve. I have plenty of posters on this board who contribute worthy information, offer valuable knowledge, exchange advice and facts and mostly play fair and by the rules. They just don't deserve to put up with you.

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Postby bambooneedle » Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:56 pm

Whar's been banned?

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Postby spooky girlfriend » Sun Dec 11, 2005 2:57 pm

Yes. There is even more to this story that I won't go into, but we had our reasons. I assure you it was completely justified. He's going to have to find some other group to bug the shit out of.

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Postby bambooneedle » Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:08 pm

spooky girlfriend wrote:Yes.

:lol:

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Postby littletriggers » Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:18 pm

Bluechair is there still an Island message board or fan forum . Sorry I've arrived a little late to these sites , I spent 3 years online doubling my E.C. & STIFF Records collections . I used to be a fan/collector of late 70s Island 12" IPR, WIP, & Black Swans. A good reggae band always made a punk night worth while ! Thanks littletriggers.

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Postby BlueChair » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:31 am

I woke up to several complaints this morning about a photo of a man's penis that had been posted. Just a friendly reminder that photos considered obscene and not safe for a work or family environment will not be tolerated. Remember what happened last time?
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:52 am

My first day back after about a month and I see mischief has been happening.
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:33 am

Yeah, Verbal, you're such a Puritan - we tried to do all the nasty stuff while you were away with your baby. . . . .

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Postby oily slick » Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:02 am

you'll get your chance verbal. the "man's penis" blue removed wasn't really that offensive, but i'm fixin' to post a woman's penis and that is really gonna stir up a stink.
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Postby mood swung » Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:29 am

Well, I think the cat's outta the bag, so to speak, now, Slick.
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:16 pm

Oily, I had no idea!

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Postby oily slick » Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:52 pm

like you thought these boobs were real :roll:
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:20 pm

They're just so perky. Who knew? :D

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:31 am

spooky girlfriend wrote:Yeah, Verbal, you're such a Puritan - we tried to do all the nasty stuff while you were away with your baby. . . . .


And it seems like you succeeded.

oily slick wrote:you'll get your chance verbal. the "man's penis" blue removed wasn't really that offensive, but i'm fixin' to post a woman's penis and that is really gonna stir up a stink.


And who said the internet was a bad thing? :lol:
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Re: Board Etiquette

Postby spooky girlfriend » Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:55 pm

The following warning notice has been sent to the username "faithfull" by the Fan Forum Administration and is being made public here for other board members to see:

While your admiration for Marianne Faithful is your own choice, please do not keep mentioning here in a forum that is meant for Elvis Costello. Those who participate in this fan forum are here for disussions about Elvis Costello's music, and things that his fans might have in common. You are the only one here who keeps mentioning Marianne Faithful. If your actions continue, we will have no choice but to deactivate your account as soon as possible.

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Re: Board Etiquette

Postby so lacklustre » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:36 pm

Will you also warn people who go on about Ron Sexsmith, Elbow, David Bowie and Morrissey? Or are you purging selectively, rounding up the Marianne Faithful fans and sending them to the salt mines?
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Re: Board Etiquette

Postby always dancing » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:43 pm

If someone posts something I am not interested in I don't even look at it. Some other artists have been mentioned with interest. If we all ignore a post who ever posts it will get the point. ...but there may be something going on that I don't know about.


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