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Where's Windy?

Old 11-10-18, 09:55 AM
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He said in a post some weeks back he was posting on Foo to much and would try to cut back. Maybe this is a self imposed ban.
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Old 11-10-18, 09:57 AM
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Really - how would you get banned from this thread? He never made any improper posts that I knew of - or at least could understand...
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Old 11-10-18, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by nondes View Post
what makes foo foo
I disagree.

He is part of what makes foo foo-foo.
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Old 11-10-18, 02:31 PM
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He got Bold and sneaked off the reservation ..
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Old 11-10-18, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Or maybe the spelling police finally got a warrant.
Maybe the police finally got the spelling right on his warrant.
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Old 11-11-18, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by JonnyHK View Post
Maybe the police finally got the spelling right on his warrant.
Maybe he was watching Warrant's Cherry Pie video and went to find a stain treater for the waitress who dropped the pie slice?

Windy's okay...but staff isn't caught up on banned users either, there is one they missed that's still not Windy last I checked...I'll see it when I get to the banned users thread maybe..
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Old 11-11-18, 07:48 PM
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Suspendered. Sorta like being caught with your pants down and shirttail caught in your zipper. If I'm recalling correctly it wasn't because of the diverse and eclectic foo topics, but due to an occasional careless or tactless comment. Sometimes a comment intended in humor misfires.

Can happen to anyone. Even when I was a mod on another hobbyist site I was cautioned once or twice by the site admin over my occasional unnecessarily sarcastic remarks. One of my assignments was moderating that site's equivalent to Foo, an off-topic forum. Occasionally I'd lose my objectivity over hot button topics and fire off inappropriate retorts. So I'd suspend myself for a week. Seriously, I'd set the forum tools to keep myself from posting for a week. Same rules I'd apply to anyone in that forum.

For all we know, Windy is not only the mod but all of the other posters here... besides you and me, of course. Foo might be one gigantic AI experiment.
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Old 11-11-18, 09:49 PM
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I don't have fiat to say more, but will say that the decision to exclude Windy from this forum is a loss. This place will not be as rich without his (sometimes crazy) perspective.
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Old 11-11-18, 09:59 PM
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Does anybody take Foo that seriously? I always looked at it as the whimsical forum.
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Old 11-12-18, 05:31 AM
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Windy has been talking of self excluding himself from Foo for a while to be honest. I'm not the biggest Fooster here and I certainly remember reading it several times.

I can't say for certain but I suspect that windy asked the mods to ban him for a while. It wouldn't be the first time someone asked the mods to ban themselves voluntarily.
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Old 11-12-18, 09:46 AM
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Lady Gaga finally got that restraining order. He can't go within a 100 feet of Foo.
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Old 11-12-18, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
For all we know, Windy is not only the mod but all of the other posters here... besides you and me, of course. Foo might be one gigantic AI experiment.
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Old 11-12-18, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
Suspendered. Sorta like being caught with your pants down and shirttail caught in your zipper.
It could be worse.



We've got a bleeder!
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Old 11-12-18, 02:40 PM
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Old 11-14-18, 03:13 PM
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I'm recently back from a ban from the 41 only. So it is possible.
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Old 11-18-18, 09:26 PM
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Isn't the 41 a group for specific members only or something?

Foo is General Whatever Discussion.
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Old 11-19-18, 04:36 AM
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Funny, windy has a thread going in the 41 right now. Y'all should head over there and chime in.
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Old 11-19-18, 09:14 AM
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Old 11-19-18, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by FBOATSB View Post
Funny, windy has a thread going in the 41 right now. Y'all should head over there and chime in.
I did. He said he is banned indefinitely from Foo only, but did not say why.

I suggest we wait a couple months, and then start a "Bring back Windy" thread, with a poll, so we can show our support for bringing him back.

Of course, I don't know the reason for the ban, and did not ask, so maybe there was some valid reason. If there was, though, it must have been "washed clean" before I saw it. Nothing I ever did see from him offended or bothered me.
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Old 11-20-18, 01:52 PM
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That's like banning a comic from the stand-up stage. What would he do??
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Old 11-20-18, 08:46 PM
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