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Chip NoVaMac
Feb 27, 2005, 03:00 PM
Saw this thread in the top listings (too bad wastedlanded threads can't be removed from the front screen):

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=112776

edesignuk was much kinder than I would have been. :D

edesignuk
Feb 27, 2005, 03:03 PM
The guy/gal is not a newb that just came here to spam, so we let them off once.

But if they do it again then...

http://upload.yo-momma.net/uploads/macros/banhamster.jpg

Blue Velvet
Feb 27, 2005, 03:04 PM
He's had 'behaviour modification'. :D

They fitted him with a new mid-plane and he's now playing nicely with all the peripherals.



We still love him... :D

emw
Feb 27, 2005, 03:13 PM
Curiously, it's ever since Keira started winking.

Hmmm...

Seriously though, with great power comes great responsibility. I am impressed with the restraint [b]e has been showing, and think he's doing fine.[/brown-nosing]

Savage Henry
Feb 27, 2005, 03:15 PM
Do you know, since his enthronement as mini mod I thought we'd see rather a lot less of the Ban Hamster as the new responsibilities may infer a more mature approach to thread respondance. I for one salute the little bleeder each time he appears; I just now only wish them storm troopers pop in every once in a while...

Gord bless ya, guvnor for bringin' the ol' fella back again.

And in mvho to the question at hand ... nah, I think he's still firing with the same number of barrels he's always had.

jsw
Feb 27, 2005, 03:19 PM
[brown-nosing]...[/brown-nosing]
See, when you add the "" brackets, it makes you seem insincere.

Which is unnecessary, really, because [b]e is, without any doubt, one of the best mods I've ever seen on this forum - he's in the top ten, period, and I challenge anyone to dispute that.

Blue Velvet
Feb 27, 2005, 03:24 PM
...because e is, without any doubt, one of the best mods I've ever seen on this forum...

Or any other forum -- let's be honest.

edesignuk
Feb 27, 2005, 03:26 PM
Please stop, I'm not gonna be able to fit my head through the door in the morning :eek: :p

vniow
Feb 27, 2005, 03:29 PM
Eh. You're still a wanker.

Head smaller now?

Hoef
Feb 27, 2005, 03:30 PM
He became more "charitable" after his newly acquired fame (happens to most of us, e.g. Bill Gates etc...) :D

edesignuk
Feb 27, 2005, 03:31 PM
Eh. You're still a wanker.

Head smaller now?
Much better, thank you :D

I knew I could rely on you for that little crash back down to earth :eek: ;)

jsw
Feb 27, 2005, 03:37 PM
he's in the top ten, period...
Please stop, I'm not gonna be able to fit my head through the door in the morning :eek: :p
For reference, the MacRumors moderators are:
AmbitiousLemon
bousozoku
Doctor Q
edesignuk
eyelikeart
Mr. Anderson
Mudbug
Nermal
Rower_CPU
WinterMute
How many mods? ;)

edesignuk
Feb 27, 2005, 03:39 PM
How many mods? ;)
I was gonna point that out, but I thought I'd wait and see if anyone noticed what you were doing ;)

jsw
Feb 27, 2005, 03:43 PM
Or any other forum -- let's be honest.
There are other forums?

edesignuk
Feb 27, 2005, 03:45 PM
There are other forums?
Other forums!?! :eek:

...where'd I put that ban hamster...

Sun Baked
Feb 27, 2005, 03:57 PM
Please stop, I'm not gonna be able to fit my head through the door in the morning :eek: :pWell, I was sort of worried that the Mini might not have the horsepower to haul around that ego myself. :cool:

edesignuk
Feb 27, 2005, 04:06 PM
Well, I was sort of worried that the Mini might not have the horsepower to haul around that ego myself. :cool:
:eek: :eek: :eek: cheeky ****! :eek: :p

wordmunger
Feb 27, 2005, 05:10 PM
Saw this thread in the top listings (too bad wastedlanded threads can't be removed from the front screen):

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=112776

edesignuk was much kinder than I would have been. :D

Ummmmm... you do realize that the original thread was a joke. Not a very good joke but a joke nonetheless. Not exactly spam, anyway. I think the Web address "http://www.pyramidscheme.com/?r=heyguysspammymailbox" was supposed to clue you in.

Sun Baked
Feb 27, 2005, 05:16 PM
Ummmmm... you do realize that the original thread was a joke. Not a very good joke but a joke nonetheless. Not exactly spam, anyway. I think the Web address "http://www.pyramidscheme.com/?r=heyguysspammymailbox" was supposed to clue you in.Edesignuk also edited all the links so the spammer doesn't benefit from the crap they unloaded on this site.

Heck, we've also got some spam from outright frauds designed to steal your money.

So they usually get edited or deleted.

Edesignuk also made the guy look a bit more foolish than usual.

Blue Velvet
Feb 27, 2005, 05:16 PM
Ummmmm... you do realize that the original thread was a joke. Not a very good joke but a joke nonetheless. Not exactly spam, anyway. I think the Web address "http://www.pyramidscheme.com/?r=heyguysspammymailbox" was supposed to clue you in.


No. That was changed by edesignuk within seconds of being wastelanded -- I saw the original post before it was trashed... it seems to be a general policy to mess with the links but that's the first time I've seen that spoof URL...

*sigh*
I spend way too much time on here...

Mr. Anderson
Feb 27, 2005, 05:21 PM
How many mods? ;)

There actually is another one :D

and as for being kinder to the spammers - its a job requirement. Quite simple actually.

D

Lacero
Feb 27, 2005, 05:24 PM
Can I be a mod? I want to be known as a Mod Shuffle.

Blue Velvet
Feb 27, 2005, 05:26 PM
There actually is another one :D

Ooo -- just like Yoda says in the swamp... :D

jsw
Feb 27, 2005, 05:38 PM
There actually is another one :D

D
I know. ;) But I'd written "ten" thinking I had it right before verifying. Close... or maybe I think of e as definitely being better than one of the others. :)

jsw
Feb 27, 2005, 05:40 PM
Ooo -- just like Yoda says in the swamp... :D
<mild dig at mod demographics>Except that, in this case, it is assuredly not a sister....</mild dig at mod demographics>

edesignuk
Feb 27, 2005, 06:07 PM
Ummmmm... you do realize that the original thread was a joke. Not a very good joke but a joke nonetheless. Not exactly spam, anyway. I think the Web address "http://www.pyramidscheme.com/?r=heyguysspammymailbox" was supposed to clue you in.
Just to confirm what others have already said wordmunger, I changed the free mac mini links and email address to those which you now see. Normally when we have a spam attack they're just changed to http://spam, but in this case it wasn't the usual suspects, and I was feeling creative :D

mkrishnan
Feb 27, 2005, 06:14 PM
...but in this case it wasn't the usual suspects, and I was feeling creative :D

No need to feel bad -- everybody needs an outlet. :)

Macaddicttt
Feb 27, 2005, 08:06 PM
<mild dig at mod demographics>Except that, in this case, it is assuredly not a sister....</mild dig at mod demographics>

You never know... :p

Mr. Anderson
Feb 27, 2005, 08:27 PM
You never know... :p

it is a bit of a boys club at the moment - but you never know ;)

D

wordmunger
Feb 27, 2005, 09:00 PM
Just to confirm what others have already said wordmunger, I changed the free mac mini links and email address to those which you now see. Normally when we have a spam attack they're just changed to http://spam, but in this case it wasn't the usual suspects, and I was feeling creative :D
Ah. That makes me feel much better. I'd hate to see a joke banned as spam. And I'm not trying to suck up to the mods when I say it's much funnier when I realize that was the genesis of the "joke." Honest I'm not.

jimsowden
Feb 27, 2005, 09:24 PM
Additional generic backhanded forum compliment E.

Chip NoVaMac
Feb 28, 2005, 06:27 AM
Ummmmm... you do realize that the original thread was a joke. Not a very good joke but a joke nonetheless. Not exactly spam, anyway. I think the Web address "http://www.pyramidscheme.com/?r=heyguysspammymailbox" was supposed to clue you in.

Sorry i missed that, though it might have been some new truth in advertising thing. :D

Actually though I thought it was e's way of being playful, his way of avoiding those great (but oversized) images. Today was the first time I had seen Ban Hamster, that is priceless.

BTW, this thread was my nod that edesignuk has been a great addition to the mod staff, that fears of a "reign of terror" were unfounded.

edesignuk
Feb 28, 2005, 06:35 AM
Actually though I thought it was e's way of being playful...

It was. [IMG] tags don't work in wasteland, so you have to be creative in other ways ;)

It was a free mac mini thread, I just had a little play with it after wastelanding it :D

gekko513
Feb 28, 2005, 08:44 AM
Can I be a mod? I want to be known as a Mod Shuffle.
Banning random people? Don't think we want a Mod Shuffle :p

Mr. Anderson
Feb 28, 2005, 08:53 AM
Ah. That makes me feel much better. I'd hate to see a joke banned as spam. And I'm not trying to suck up to the mods when I say it's much funnier when I realize that was the genesis of the "joke." Honest I'm not.

Actually, if you go in there and search around at other free item threads, you'll notice that things have always been changed from the original link. Some are more entertaining than others, though, depending on the mod and their mood at the time.

D

Chip NoVaMac
Feb 28, 2005, 09:32 AM
It was. [IMG] tags don't work in wasteland, so you have to be creative in other ways ;)

It was a free mac mini thread, I just had a little play with it after wastelanding it :D

Glad you did.

Sort of an OT question of sorts. There are many of us that work for various resellers on MR. Occasionally there are great deals to be had. Take the iPod mini as an example. People can post that Amazon has $XYZ for this or that.

Yet there are those of us that might have an equal or better deal, and feel that under full disclosure both as a member of MR and as required by our employer have not linked or posted items for running afoul of the rules on MR.

I guess that it would be easy for someone like myself to post a link and say that a certain product is in stock at a particular place. And I have done so when it has not been my place of employment.

So in the end, can someone like myself post a message that XYZ is available from my employer (if they have given me their blessings of course); as long as I disclose that it is through my employer and I make no plea that it be purchased through me (we are not on commission, so there is no personal gain for me)? Or should I just do a blind post?

Mr. Anderson
Feb 28, 2005, 09:43 AM
So in the end, can someone like myself post a message that XYZ is available from my employer (if they have given me their blessings of course); as long as I disclose that it is through my employer and I make no plea that it be purchased through me (we are not on commission, so there is no personal gain for me)? Or should I just do a blind post?

Email mudbug and arn on this one.

D

Chip NoVaMac
Feb 28, 2005, 09:53 AM
Email mudbug and arn on this one.

D

Will do, thanks.

Mechcozmo
Feb 28, 2005, 06:16 PM
I was feeling creative :D


Maybe you ought to learn ASCII art, so that you don't have to rely on those [IMG] tags.

A quick Googleizing came up with this linkety (http://www.chris.com/ascii/).

Sun Baked
Feb 28, 2005, 06:34 PM
Maybe you ought to learn ASCII art, so that you don't have to rely on those [IMG] tags.

A quick Googleizing came up with this linkety (http://www.chris.com/ascii/).I tried...

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=1286892#post1286892

Seems the [code] tags are working.

So you can slap them silly and still do it artfully.

wordmunger
Feb 28, 2005, 06:37 PM
Actually, if you go in there and search around at other free item threads, you'll notice that things have always been changed from the original link. Some are more entertaining than others, though, depending on the mod and their mood at the time.

D
Hmmm....

Not something it ever occurred to me to do. I do have a new appreciation for the work you guys are doing behind the scenes, though. On my blog, I just delete the spam. I guess that means I'm lazy ;)

Chip NoVaMac
Feb 28, 2005, 06:49 PM
I tried...

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=1286892#post1286892

Seems the [code] tags are working.

So you can slap them silly and still do it artfully.

Not quite like "Captain" Ban Hamster though.....

Sun Baked
Feb 28, 2005, 06:57 PM
Not quite like "Captain" Ban Hamster though.....But at least it works...==========================================
| ,dP""8a "888888b, d8b "888b ,888" |
| 88b " 888 d88 dPY8b 88Y8b,8888 |
| `"Y8888a 888ad8P'dPaaY8b 88 Y88P888 |
| a Y88 888 dP Y8b 88 YP 888 |
| `"8ad8P'a888a a88a;*a888aa88a a888a |
| ;*;;;;*;;;*;;;*,, |
| _,---'':::';*;;;*;;;*;;*d;, |
| .-' ::::::::::';*;;*;dII; |
| .' ,<<<,. :::::::::::::::ffffff`. |
| / ,<<<<<<<<,::::::::::::::::fffffI,\ |
| .,<<<<<<<<<<I;:::::::::::::::ffffKIP", |
| |<<<<<<<<<<dP;,?>;,::::::::::fffKKIP | |
| ``<<<<<<<dP;;;;;\>>>>>;,::::fffKKIPf ' |
| \ `mYMMV?;;;;;;;\>>>>>>>>>,YIIPP"` / |
| `. "":;;;;;;;;;i>>>>>>>>>>>>>, ,' |
| `-._``":;;;sP'`"?>>>>>=========. |
| --..._______...|<[Hormel | |
| `=========' |
======================================FL==

Chip NoVaMac
Feb 28, 2005, 07:03 PM
But at least it works...==========================================
| ,dP""8a "888888b, d8b "888b ,888" |
| 88b " 888 d88 dPY8b 88Y8b,8888 |
| `"Y8888a 888ad8P'dPaaY8b 88 Y88P888 |
| a Y88 888 dP Y8b 88 YP 888 |
| `"8ad8P'a888a a88a;*a888aa88a a888a |
| ;*;;;;*;;;*;;;*,, |
| _,---'':::';*;;;*;;;*;;*d;, |
| .-' ::::::::::';*;;*;dII; |
| .' ,<<<,. :::::::::::::::ffffff`. |
| / ,<<<<<<<<,::::::::::::::::fffffI,\ |
| .,<<<<<<<<<<I;:::::::::::::::ffffKIP", |
| |<<<<<<<<<<dP;,?>;,::::::::::fffKKIP | |
| ``<<<<<<<dP;;;;;\>>>>>;,::::fffKKIPf ' |
| \ `mYMMV?;;;;;;;\>>>>>>>>>,YIIPP"` / |
| `. "":;;;;;;;;;i>>>>>>>>>>>>>, ,' |
| `-._``":;;;sP'`"?>>>>>=========. |
| --..._______...|<[Hormel | |
| `=========' |
======================================FL==

Still nothing like the little guys "salute".

ravenvii
Feb 28, 2005, 11:25 PM
I want a haha@lol.com email address!

Chip NoVaMac
Feb 28, 2005, 11:38 PM
I want a haha@lol.com email address!

Or a nice graphic of Nelson from the Simpsons.

Ringo
Mar 1, 2005, 12:20 AM
Still nothing like the little guys "salute".

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21333&stc=1


is that ok?

Mechcozmo
Mar 1, 2005, 09:19 AM
I tried...

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=1286892#post1286892

Seems the [code] tags are working.

So you can slap them silly and still do it artfully.

Cool. Just need edesignuk to hop on board and start banning in style. ASCII style of course...

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21333&stc=1


is that ok?

No... it has to be actual text because images do not display in the wasteland. So you need to type out what you want it to look like.
Check out the links above to see what ASCII art is like.

The Past
Mar 2, 2005, 01:07 AM
Curiously, it's ever since Keira started winking.



I don't like the winking though. Must be just me. Whatever.