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Anybody want to hear my Jk-Forum ban story? It pretty good, it just happened today.
I don't want to post it if the mods don't want it here, or if you guys don't want to hear it.
 

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OK, but no squabble to really speak of. Just some very questionable behaviour.

Back in September, I got fed up and voluntarily "removed" myself from the forum. I made no negative comments, public or private, about the forum. Actually I didn't even tell anyone I was leaving, I just left. I have held my tongue on this forum as well. So, I turn off my pm's and email, logged out, killed the photobucket account, and set up permanent camp here. I still visited from time to time, but as a guest.

Fast forward to late January, I was looking to move my evap can and remembered a member over there had a cheap kit, so I got in contact with him and made the buy. I guess I forgot to turn the pm's and email off because on Monday I got this email:

Hey there,

I'd love to see pics of your rig. I'm installing the same kit in a couple of weeks (collecting parts).

This thread doesn't seem to show pics
(link to thread)

Take care,

(signature)
The member was referring to my lift kit. This is what I wrote back:

I'm no longer an active member on this forum, but if you seach out some of the other forums I use the same name. There you will find pics.
So today I go to get on the forum at work and get the " your IP has been banned" screen. When I got home, same thing. So, I get "creative with the keyboard" and get back on as a guest and yep, you guessed it, I found a post of mine and the coveted "BANNED" award under my name.

Apparently, the rules are getting ridiculously strict on PM communications over there. That's Ok though, I can still get on and look whenever I want:D Nice try, Eddie, but no cigar!!!
 

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You've got to be kidding! Merely "suggesting" that there might be another forum, somewhere, and that you're name was on it, are sufficient to get you BANNED? :shaking: I wonder if they lurk here so that they can find other dual members to ban. If that's the case I probably won't be a member in good standing much longer.
 

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I guess they do lurk and that's what got me banned
I had the "limited access", u know, no PM, no search, all that jazz for awhile
I'd still go back every once in awhile when I got bored and read random posts, tried last night and got the your ip is banned msg.
So evidently if you're on more than one forum that's enough to get you banned now.
 

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I guess they do lurk and that's what got me banned
I had the "limited access", u know, no PM, no search, all that jazz for awhile
I'd still go back every once in awhile when I got bored and read random posts, tried last night and got the your ip is banned msg.
So evidently if you're on more than one forum that's enough to get you banned now.
That's interesting since Piginajeep is a moderator on 4WD's forum also. Guess that doesn't count.
 

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just went in and found an old post by me and I have the banned badge of honor under my name.
BTW, Hey Eddie - internet proxies beat your ip banning every damn time.
 
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If I were a sponsor, I'd be thinking really heavily about whether I wanted to remain part of that forum. It is generating a lot of ill will and a feeling that it is completely closed and controlled and that the sponsors are partly responsible for folks not being able to get complete information.

Most people don't want that, they just want to talk about their jeeps and get good advice on what works and what doesn't. I'd think that being tied to that site might become more of a burden than a benefit.

Personally, I'll steer clear of the sponsors over there if I have an alternative.
 

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It's the moral equivalent of Jeep coming and repossessing my vehicle because I've *****ed about certain aspects of it on internet forums. Ultimately, it's not good business. Moderate.......yes. Dictate.........NO.
 

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no joke. Several of mine were edited or deleted. And you cant type the word JKowners anywhere on that site including in PMs. After i got my restriction you cant even type my clubs name, GAtrailriders without the langauge filter editing it
 

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Sorry to hear about that John.

I used to think I was the only one, way back when, but now it seems to be that more and more are either coming around or are being pushed out.

I also agree that the sponsors will begin to drop off as they realize that the only remaining members will be Eddie and the sheeple.

What a shame.

Everyone is welcomed here. Everyone can speak their mind without censorship. The truth isn't out there, it's right here. :mr-t:

Spring is just around the corner and I just can't wait for some more 4-lo time.

Let's wheel.:beer:
 

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Thanks, Michael. Well put. I'm gonna get some serious 4lo time tomorrow, I'll post the pics when I get them developed.
 

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I am gonna assume this site is Project JK. Never a problem, but I generally keep quiet.

I've tried jeepforums.com several times. I guess they feel I am not worthy enough to be a part of their little click.:shaking:
 
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Personally, I'll steer clear of the sponsors over there if I have an alternative.
X2. I also avoid doing business with their major sponsors, Northridge for example! Dictators like Eddie don’t work for long in a free market :shaking:
 

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I've tried jeepforums.com several times. I guess they feel I am not worthy enough to be a part of their little click.

I've been a mod over there for over 6 years. what problem do you have? Anyone specifically.
 
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