Lament For The Fallen (Banned)

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This is the Wall of the Banned, please bow your head respectfully and remember those who have come and gone before us.

Wall of the Banned:

Dexter111
DVS BSTrD
imahobbit4062
xpowderx
Anoni Mus
j-e-f-f-e-r-s
Lilani (Requested Ban)
Abandon4093
Crono1973
Mygaffer
excalipoor
Fawxy
Father Time
matthew_lane
boots
Dangit2019
Matthew94
Believer258
Hankman
Snowy Rainbow
Vault101
Mortai Gravesend
Karutomaru
Mythrandia
Danyal
Sober Thal
Boudica
Bahumat42
TestECull
Trollpwner
Hammeroj
Sir John the Net Knight (Requested Ban)
Zeel Edit: Apparently Zeel was unbanned
Edit Edit: Zeel has been re-banned

ForgottenPr0digy
SpectacularWebHead
Swollen Goat
Hubilub
Furburt
Zeithri
Demented Teddy
MaxTheReaper
Pirate Kitty
Eico
Katatori-kun
Darth Mobius
Eggo
RAKtheUndead
Pararaptor
LordCuthberton
NoMoreSanity
Sean Hollyman
GunsmithKitten
Blablahb
pro_family_lover/piffle
Regnes
Cotss2012
Kukul
Taxi Driver
IdealistCommi
Indigo Dingo
Wolverine18
Avykins
TheNecroswanson
Stagnant
fish food carl
arbane
Rustlin' Jimmies/Donuthead
Kendarik
Xanthious
DrVornoff
Khell_Sennet
Draech
HG131
SikOseph
Zeeky_Santos
Richard Groovy Pants
Cleril
Fawxy

Special mention to doggie015 who was banned in this very thread.
Edit: doggie's ban was retracted.
Edit: doggie is banned again

With the recent ban of Vault101 I was thinking about all of the good posters that have been banned over time and I realized that I am unable to remember all of the ones that I should. This made me think that there should really be a list of notable posters that have been banned. The purpose of the thread then is to post all of the Ex-Escapists that you consider to have been notable for one reason or another.

Feel free to reminisce about the Banned Ones if you wish, the more to remember them by in a single thread the better.

Forgotten Pr0digy and Webhead were also banned, but Pr0digy ban-jumped (rather poorly, as they used the same avatar)

Of your list, I only recognize 3 of them, one I didn't have much interaction with and the other two I'm not sad with their banning.
Not to name names, but one was terrible at spelling and grammar and the other had an odd obsession with animals.

Also, not on your list, but there's someone else who was the very epitome of a strawman, a European that could never understand the American way of life, while he attempted to turn nearly every thread into an argument for banning of all firearms in the US.

Damn...
I remember only 2 of em, Vault and Mortai. They were some pretty cool peeps, Mortai was rather serious but the only thing I really noticed about Vault was their poor spelling and grammar, funny chap. The others I never really encountered.

Wonder if Daystar would ever get the ban, now that would be a national tragedy.

Oh wow, I hadn't even realized until now that I hadn't seen that Fox McCloud avatar in a very long time.

Wasn't Karutomaru a troll?

There's far too many to name.

Vault101 was the first poster I started to recognize when I first started frequenting this forum.
I was saddened to see her go.

I remember Boudica. She was involved in some pretty heated debates, but she seemed pretty nice overall. I kind of liked her. Vault usually made me smile, whether that was because of her posts or because of her spelling, I know not. Maybe a bit of both. Karutomaru was fucking amazing. I loved that guy. Always got the forums red raw with his Capcom antics and his posts (and the ensuing chaos they always inspired) were a joy to read. I remember reading a lot of posts from Danyal. I also remember how half the forum would ignorantly accuse him of indulging in bestiality simply because he defended it. He pissed off a lot of people from what I remember, though I can't imagine why. He always seemed civil and nice enough.

That's about all there I care to reminisce about. I do remember Mortai Gravesend, very well, and I certainly shed no tear over his forum-passing. I recognise the name Matthew94 as well, though I didn't know him.

Keoul:

Wonder if Daystar would ever get the ban, now that would be a national tragedy.

There would be so much mod baiting. Possibly threads filled with shock porn, the equivalent of marching in the streets. Open rebellion. The escapist would certainly be an interesting place for a week or two.

On a side note, the post that got vault101 seemed pretty vanilla. Just saying.

EDIT Just learned that she was banned because of many warnings, that makes more sense. Still sad to see such funny person go, but my sympathies are far less engaged now.

viking97:

Keoul:

Wonder if Daystar would ever get the ban, now that would be a national tragedy.

There would be so much mod baiting. Possibly threads filled with shock porn, the equivalent of marching in the streets. Open rebellion. The escapist would certainly be an interesting place for a week or two.

On a side note, the post that got vault101 seemed pretty vanilla. Just saying.

Not surprising. Whenever you see a long term or high post count member get banned, it's usually for an accumulation of small infractions, until one just tips things over.

I'm just off a two week suspension for calling a man a twerp while parodying a snooty theater goer. And since none of the mods bothered to actually respond to the three times I tried to dispute the suspension, I'll say it right here: I was joking, and the person in question responded to me without incident. Why the hell did you not at least give me a response to my challenging the suspension?

I can only remember Vault and Mortai Gravesend off the top of my head, although I do remember Boudica now that you mention her. Also, I did not realise Hammeroj was banned.
Anyway, best to move on with life.

So that's why I've been seeing all those vault101 graveyard avatars. It seems kinda dumb how people who post more often are more likely to get banned simply due to accumulated minor infractions. Instead of 6 months it should be after a certain number of warning free posts that you get a warning removed. Vault101 wasn't a bad poster, she certainly doesn't deserve to be ranked alongside some of those people. Remember Zeel? I still wonder if his entire time on the Escapist was just one enourmous... uh... you know.

It's easy to slip up from time to time is what I'm getting at. If I accidentally get another warning I'm going to have to go on hiatus for a while, and that'll suck.

So is Vault's ban perma or is she returning eventually?

Soviet Heavy:

Not surprising. Whenever you see a long term or high post count member get banned, it's usually for an accumulation of small infractions, until one just tips things over.

I'm just off a two week suspension for calling a man a twerp while parodying a snooty theater goer.

It seems kinda weird how the system works...
Normally a business would embrace long time members giving them benefits and such but on the escapist, the longer you stay the higher the chance you'll get perma-banned...

The small infractions are really quite brutal.

I never knew her, but apparently Zeithri helped us transgendered peeps around here by founding both of our primary usergroups. I would've liked to have met her at some point. She's banned now, not sure if by choice or not.

Also, I kinda miss some of those people, and kinda want to forget some others from that list. Mortai, Matthew, and Vault are some of the ones I remember a bit more fondly. Hell, I already miss Vault's substandard grammar a bit: it may have been barely readable, but when you could read it you could tell that she had more brains than she let on. I won't say I agree or disagree with the ban, but I will say I wish she was still here.

I like how forum celebrities of yesteryear are no longer mentioned in these lists. Reminds me of how useless the pursuit of the title really is. I only remember one banned member personally. Swollen Goat was funny before he got so bitter.

That Zeel guy was such a handsome, clever and pleasant fellow too! Why do the good die so young?

HA! Vault101 got banned? Oh man, the irony of this is too sweet for me. I'm gonna get cavities.

Redlin5:
I like how forum celebrities of yesteryear are no longer mentioned in these lists. Reminds me of how useless the pursuit of the title really is. I only remember one banned member personally. Swollen Goat was funny before he got so bitter.

I still enjoy Furburt and Hubilub for their antics. Plus, Furburt introduced me to the awesomeness that is Braindead (Dead Alive)

BathorysGraveland2:
He pissed off a lot of people from what I remember, though I can't imagine why.

Mostly it was his debating tactics. He had a tendency to open a thread with something relatively benign like "Do people have the right to be happy?", and after a page or so of general agreement, come back with something completely off the wall like "Well, bestiality makes people happy so if you oppose it you're a hypocrite" or something. He did that so often that many people started calling him on it as soon as he posted any thread with an ambiguously worded question or obvious answer. And, yeah, he did seem a bit obsessed with bestiality in general.

Religion and Politics tends to have a rather high turnover rate. Even if people don't do things to get them banned outright, arguments do tend to get heated and we've lost more than a few to attrition as the minor dings and scrapes of battle after battle eventually add up. Just the way of things, I suppose.

Soviet Heavy:

Redlin5:
I like how forum celebrities of yesteryear are no longer mentioned in these lists. Reminds me of how useless the pursuit of the title really is. I only remember one banned member personally. Swollen Goat was funny before he got so bitter.

I still enjoy Furburt and Hubilub for their antics. Plus, Furburt introduced me to the awesomeness that is Braindead (Dead Alive)

And there we go. Didn't take long. Still, they aren't on the initial lists anymore so my point still kind of stands. :P

Redlin5:

Soviet Heavy:

Redlin5:
I like how forum celebrities of yesteryear are no longer mentioned in these lists. Reminds me of how useless the pursuit of the title really is. I only remember one banned member personally. Swollen Goat was funny before he got so bitter.

I still enjoy Furburt and Hubilub for their antics. Plus, Furburt introduced me to the awesomeness that is Braindead (Dead Alive)

And there we go. Didn't take long. Still, they aren't on the initial lists anymore so my point still kind of stands. :P

I was at the tail end of their careers here, but they did leave their mark all right...

OlasDAlmighty:
It seems kinda dumb how people who post more often are more likely to get banned simply due to accumulated minor infractions. Instead of 6 months it should be after a certain number of warning free posts that you get a warning removed.

This has been done to death.

The redemption process is fair. And, if you haven't figured out how to post and not violate the Code of Conduct after getting 4 warnings, probation, a 3-day suspension and then a 2-week suspension, then perhaps this isn't the forum for you to be posting in.

In the end, it's really simple. Before you post a comment, proofread it. If you think there's a possibility it might violate the CoC, delete it and either try again or simply move on.

So is Vault's ban perma or is she returning eventually?

Permanent.

what happened to vault? I wasn't around when she kicked the bucket.

madwarper:

The redemption process is fair. And, if you haven't figured out how to post and not violate the Code of Conduct after getting 4 warnings, probation, a 3-day suspension and then a 2-week suspension, then perhaps this isn't the forum for you to be posting in.

So this wasn't the forum for Vault101 to be posting in? She fit this community like a glove. A lot of genuinely decent members (IMO) have been banned so I find this viewpoint hard to believe. As far as I can tell the only thing that made Vault101 different than anyone else was that she posted a lot more frequently. That seems like an odd thing to punish someone for.

madwarper:

In the end, it's really simple. Before you post a comment, proofread it. If you think there's a possibility it might violate the CoC, delete it and either try again or simply move on.

Seriously? You make it sound like it's always blatantly obvious when you post something in violation, it isn't at all. All three of my violations came as a complete surprise to me, even after I found out what they were for. And I've read the code of conduct page several times, I know the rules. I've even PMed numerous members before to warn them about posts that might get them into trouble. When it's happened to you it's hard to watch it happen to other's as well. So many noobies fall for the low content posts.

I honestly wouldn't have guessed the post that got Vault banned was bad either. I know I've seen far worse that have gone untouched.

I can tell you don't post as often as I do, and have no (current) warnings, so it seems odd for you to be dictating this stuff to me like that.

OlasDAlmighty:
Remember Zeel? I still wonder if his entire time on the Escapist was just one enourmous... uh... you know.

You can ask him yourself . . .

Zeel:
That Zeel guy was such a handsome, clever and pleasant fellow too! Why do the good die so young?

Here he is!

TopazFusion:

OlasDAlmighty:
Remember Zeel? I still wonder if his entire time on the Escapist was just one enourmous... uh... you know.

You can ask him yourself . . .

Zeel:
That Zeel guy was such a handsome, clever and pleasant fellow too! Why do the good die so young?

Here he is!

Wait, what? (Does double take). Holy crap, he's still alive. I never thought I'd see the day. That's a hell of a resurrection spell.

As for the infraction system, eh, I've had ups and downs with it. I think that the amnesty period would be better dropped to three months rather than six. Having cumulative infractions build up, even if it has been months since the last slip up leads to the kind of situations we get with Vault101. The infraction system is great for stopping frequently hostile posters, since they rack up very quickly. I just feel that infractions stay with you too long. One slip up here or there, such as a low content post or some mild ribbing that some take offense to, shouldn't be the reason to permaban.

If it has been something like five and a half months, and you've been on your best behavior, only for one derp moment to kill you, it kinda hurts. That is why I feel that a faster amnesty time, for minor stuff at least, would be better than waiting half a year for your health bar to regenerate ONE piece.

OlasDAlmighty:
So this wasn't the forum for Vault101 to be posting in? She fit this community like a glove.

I disagree. These forums don't have any need a disrespectful user that posts an image of a crying child in response to someone else.

As far as I can tell the only thing that made Vault101 different than anyone else was that she posted a lot more frequently. That seems like an odd thing to punish someone for.

She wasn't punished for posting often. She was punished for 8 violations of the CoC.

Seriously? You make it sound like it's always blatantly obvious when you post something in violation, it isn't at all.

To me, it is. Whenever I write a post that I think might attract mod wrath, I follow my own advice. Either try to reword it so it's safe, or I simply let the matter drop. If I can't make a point without being rude, then I reckon it's not a point worth making.

I know I've seen far worse that have gone untouched.

Even if you think others may have gotten away with worse, it doesn't mean you will get away with less.

I can tell you don't post as often as I do, and have no (current) warnings, so it seems odd for you to be dictating this stuff to me like that.

You're right, I don't post as often as others. Mostly because I lurk, rarely have things to say and am not active in user groups.
But, you make it seem like violating the CoC is inevitable when you post often. I know for a fact that's false.

Also, I've seen this scenario play out several times, a popular user's forum health fills up, they get banned and others say it's unfair.
All I can do is echo what the mods say, which I just so happen to completely agree with, it is fair. The ban was earned.

Soviet Heavy:

TopazFusion:

Zeel:
That Zeel guy was such a handsome, clever and pleasant fellow too! Why do the good die so young?

Here he is!

Wait, what? (Does double take). Holy crap, he's still alive. I never thought I'd see the day. That's a hell of a resurrection spell.

I nearly fell off my seat.

Well, I guess there's hope for Vault yet. Maybe in a year's time? (there's a gap of almost exactly a year in Zeel's post history).

Soviet Heavy:

TopazFusion:

OlasDAlmighty:
Remember Zeel? I still wonder if his entire time on the Escapist was just one enourmous... uh... you know.

You can ask him yourself . . .

Zeel:
That Zeel guy was such a handsome, clever and pleasant fellow too! Why do the good die so young?

Here he is!

Wait, what? (Does double take). Holy crap, he's still alive. I never thought I'd see the day. That's a hell of a resurrection spell.

We need the to call Special Agent Dale Cooper! Somebody needs to sort this weirdness out.

TopazFusion:

OlasDAlmighty:
Remember Zeel? I still wonder if his entire time on the Escapist was just one enourmous... uh... you know.

You can ask him yourself . . .

Zeel:
That Zeel guy was such a handsome, clever and pleasant fellow too! Why do the good die so young?

Here he is!

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I don't even have words... uh

Okay, fair enough. So Zeel, were you being like... for real?

I guess more importantly, are you done talking about... you know... that.

Anyway, welcome back, I have a feeling things will get interesting.

madwarper:

So is Vault's ban perma or is she returning eventually?

Permanent.

Honestly, who knows? I mean look in this thread right now to see an example of someone returning.

OlasDAlmighty:

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I don't even have words... uh

Okay, fair enough. So Zeel, were you being like... for real?

I guess more importantly, are you done talking about... you know... that.

Anyway, welcome back, I have a feeling things will get interesting.

I know how you feel...

Soviet Heavy does bring up a good point about the 6 month health regen, it is a little long but it is a very good deterrent and better than the old system.

madwarper:

To me, it is. Whenever I write a post that I think might attract mod wrath, I follow my own advice. Either try to reword it so it's safe, or I simply let the matter drop. If I can't make a point without being rude, then I reckon it's not a point worth making.

Okay, but I've gotten 3 warnings, and none were for being "rude".

Low content posts, mentioning the T word, revealing that you've pirated stuff before, these and more can land you a warning. Sometimes things that are said jokingly can get you into trouble too because the mods can't always tell you aren't being serious.

I'm guessing you're already aware of all this, but if not you should know, you do have to be pretty careful.

madwarper:

you make it seem like violating the CoC is inevitable when you post often. I know for a fact that's false.

I'm not saying it's inevitable, but your odds certainly increase if you post more often. That's basically a statistical fact.

Completely avoiding violations is certainly possible, even with a high post count, but we all make mistakes, we're human beings.

I get one more infraction and it's goodbye Akratus! Gotta be reeaal careful.

Also, Zeel! Hell of a guy. Such an agreeable fellow. I do think I'm one of his few supporters on this website.

I remember there was that Max guy (can't remember the full username) when I first started on here. He was a writer as I recall, and he had a tonne of posts. Then he got banned for...something, I remember he was there one day then he wasn't. Not sure if people lamented, back a few people mentioned him over time, the memories aren't clear, it was a while ago.

Zeel:
That Zeel guy was such a handsome, clever and pleasant fellow too! Why do the good die so young?

HA! Vault101 got banned? Oh man, the irony of this is too sweet for me. I'm gonna get cavities.

image

I give it a week! :D

OT: Shit, Hammeroj was finally banned? Surprised it took so long. He was very aggressive in his posts.

I miss Danyal. R&P just hasn't been the same without him.

I also miss Sober Thal's drunken late night rants. The irony in that statement.

Mythrandia. I miss Mythrandia. Best posts ever. :(

Karutomaru was great until he decided that Capcom was the Devil. Yeesh.

Captcha: labour of love. Hey! Dis is 'Murka! You kin take yur superfluous 'u' an' shove it! >:(

I actually wish Karutomaru was still alive. He/she was very interesting.

@wintercoat You underestimate me. After all I did get unbanned. I'm sure I can behave myself for a few weeks.

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