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Michael Stern

Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Mon, 06/17/13 6:11 AM (permalink)
As some regular forum contributors know, the latest brouhaha (over who-cares-what) became a battle of personalities with all the couth of a pro wrestling match, including ad hominem attacks and disrespectful posts. The people who made those posts have been banned from the forums.
 
We at Roadfood.com must state the obvious: This web site is about finding and eating great food. Any and all contributions to that end are welcome. Roadfood.com is not the place for character assassination or prideful ego trips. Anyone, whoever he may be and however righteous he feels, who writes a post that aims to hurt, discredit, or ridicule another contributor will be banned. Period. End of story.
 
 
#1
    mr chips

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    • Location: portland, OR
    Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Mon, 06/17/13 8:27 AM (permalink)
    Thank u for reminding us of the purpose of this treasured website.
     
     
    #2
      Treetop Tom

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      • Location: Baltimore, MD
      Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Mon, 06/17/13 10:04 AM (permalink)
      Each of us is capable of being an important contributor to this board; however, we would do well to remember that the very moment you decide you’re indispensable; you have laid the groundwork for finding out otherwise.
       
      #3
        wheregreggeats.com

        Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Mon, 06/17/13 10:18 AM (permalink)
        Micheal,
        Thank you.  Many of us would return if every contribution wouldn't be counted on to garner negativity.
        3 Cheers.
         
        #4
          mar52

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          Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Mon, 06/17/13 1:53 PM (permalink)
          Thank you very much, Michael.
           
          #5
            leethebard

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            Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Mon, 06/17/13 2:21 PM (permalink)
            Yes thanks. We need this!
             
            #6
              Twinwillow

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              Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Mon, 06/17/13 3:09 PM (permalink)
              Thank you, Michael.
              One of the things I treasure most of all on Roadfood.com is the general lack of negativity and, the friendly and informative comments made by the great majority of members.
              Thank you for your efforts to keep it that way.
               
               
               
               
              #7
                Buffalo Tarheel

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                • Location: Royalton, NY
                Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Mon, 06/17/13 6:41 PM (permalink)
                My thanks as well.  I too have found the people on the site to be extremely kind and helpful, whether via the Internet or in person. It is a shame that some folks can't behave themselves, but the Internet seems to bring out the worst in some.
                 
                #8
                  Sundancer7

                  Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Mon, 06/17/13 7:08 PM (permalink)
                  Folks:  A sort of interesting thing to note.  99.99 percent of the posters are straight up and never a negative post.  Occasionally some fruit cake with a cross to bare gets upset with some  posters.  Why?  I do not know because like so many of the incidents across the USA, you never understand.  The Mods appreciate all of you and work sorta hard to keep the site clean.  Sometimes without meaning to, we offend some folks and for that we are all truly sorry as that is not our intention..  We sorta know all of you and watch new posters carefully although with  thought and appreciation. We need new posters and it certainly is not our intent to cause new posters any issue.  It is our wish that they continue to add value to this site and all of you do.
                   
                  My sincere thoughts and appreciation.
                  Paul E. Smith
                  Knoxville, TN
                   
                  #9
                    Twinwillow

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                    Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Mon, 06/17/13 10:24 PM (permalink)
                    Can we not do something about those SPAM kitchen posts from England?
                     
                    #10
                      CCinNJ

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                      • Location: Bayonne, NJ
                      Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Mon, 06/17/13 11:31 PM (permalink)
                      Roadfood friends would be strangers...without Roadfood.com.

                      Right or wrong in any matter...good friends usually reach for the fire extinguisher...not the gasoline can.
                       
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                        TJ Jackson

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                        Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Mon, 06/17/13 11:34 PM (permalink)
                        Twinwillow

                        Can we not do something about those SPAM kitchen posts from England?

                        I paid them with my check from the prince of Nigeria, and they said they'd be shipping my order soon
                         
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                          Twinwillow

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                          Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Mon, 06/17/13 11:58 PM (permalink)
                          TJ Jackson


                          Twinwillow

                          Can we not do something about those SPAM kitchen posts from England?

                          I paid them with my check from the prince of Nigeria, and they said they'd be shipping my order soon

                           

                           
                          #13
                            Sundancer7

                            Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Tue, 06/18/13 5:07 AM (permalink)
                            Twinwillow


                            Can we not do something about those SPAM kitchen posts from England?

                            I hope you have noticed that the spam regarding kitchens have not appeared in about two weeks.
                             
                            Paul E. Smith

                             
                            #14
                              Stephen Rushmore Jr.

                              Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Tue, 06/18/13 7:07 AM (permalink)
                              Twinwillow


                              Can we not do something about those SPAM kitchen posts from England?

                              I coded a bot to counter their bot, so if you see a SPAM kitchen post, wait one hour and it will be gone.  Poof!
                               
                              #15
                                Sundancer7

                                Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Tue, 06/18/13 7:17 AM (permalink)
                                Stephen:
                                I do not know a lot
                                about your bot
                                 
                                Paul E. Smith
                                Knoxville, TN
                                 
                                #16
                                  Sundancer7

                                  Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Tue, 06/18/13 7:20 AM (permalink)
                                  Now I know a lot
                                  more about the bot
                                   
                                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_bot#Malicious_purposes
                                  Paul E. Smith
                                  Knoxville, TN
                                   
                                  #17
                                    buffetbuster

                                    Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Tue, 06/18/13 7:20 AM (permalink)
                                    Thanks for that info Stephen.  Very interesting.  I have seen a few of those kitchen posts late at night, but noticed they disappeared quickly.  It made me wonder which moderator was up that late deleting them!
                                     
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                                      billyboy

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                                      Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Tue, 06/18/13 8:45 AM (permalink)
                                      MOD-BOT to the rescue!!!
                                       
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                                        ScreamingChicken

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                                        Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Tue, 06/18/13 9:48 AM (permalink)
                                        Stephen Rushmore Jr.


                                        I coded a bot to counter their bot, so if you see a SPAM kitchen post, wait one hour and it will be gone.  Poof!
                                        Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Roadfood-bots!
                                         
                                        #20
                                          Twinwillow

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                                          Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Tue, 06/18/13 10:40 AM (permalink)
                                          I'm happy to know we have our own in-house NSA.
                                          Thank you, Stephen! 
                                           
                                          #21
                                            TJ Jackson

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                                            Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Tue, 06/18/13 10:49 AM (permalink)
                                            Good thing I got my order in quickly
                                             
                                            #22
                                              Twinwillow

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                                              Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Tue, 06/18/13 11:15 AM (permalink)
                                              TJ, let us know how that kitchen works out for ya.
                                               
                                              #23
                                                MilwFoodlovers

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                                                Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Tue, 06/18/13 11:33 AM (permalink)
                                                Wow! Not sure what happened but I guess I'm glad it happened. I used to post here fairly frequently but pretty much stay away because of non-food post remarks.
                                                 
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                                                  brisketboy

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                                                  Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Tue, 06/18/13 11:42 AM (permalink)
                                                  I for one would be very disappointed if this forum went away.  I have gotten so much help and encouragement from the kind folks on this site. Sad to say there will always be the malcontents and detractors which is why I don't do facebook anymore.
                                                   
                                                  #25
                                                    Wintahaba

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                                                    Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Tue, 06/18/13 12:12 PM (permalink)
                                                    What is this "Facebook" thing you are talking about ....really, never did FB...never will. Roadfood.com is fine for me.
                                                     
                                                    #26
                                                      edwmax

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                                                      Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Tue, 06/18/13 2:42 PM (permalink)
                                                      Darn ... I missed a good fight????    It would have been a good time to test out popcorn recipes... !!!... 
                                                       
                                                      #27
                                                        catosaurus

                                                        Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Tue, 06/18/13 4:15 PM (permalink)
                                                        I don't get to post often, but I love the site and the forums, and have used this information when planning road trips too many times to count.  I'm sending MEGA appreciation your way.
                                                         
                                                        #28
                                                          Bonk

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                                                          Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Tue, 06/18/13 8:11 PM (permalink)
                                                          Add me to the list of people who are extremely appreciative that this site exists. Living in an area where chains thrive, my life is definitely better because of the restaurants I've learned about from others on here.
                                                           
                                                          #29
                                                            lleechef

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                                                            Re:Please Don't Get Banned From the Forums Wed, 06/19/13 12:23 AM (permalink)
                                                            I have eaten at many Roadfood recommended places and thoroughly enjoyed all of them.  I love the trip reports.  But for me, the best part of Roadfood.com is the people.  I have made so many friends thanks to this site.  I even married one! 
                                                            I think I only got semi-political once and that was in conjunction with Lone Star (I miss her) when the topic was about drilling in ANWR.  I stated that the caribou seek refuge under the existing pipeline from the constant summer sun and that drilling in ANWR would be a good thing.  Someone posted "How would you know?  You're not a caribou!"
                                                            I still laugh about it.  Neither Lone Star nor I got banned for it.  I try to stick to food/Roadfood/restaurant related topics. 
                                                             
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