Where did Rominator go?!!?

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  1. cured.not.dried macrumors member

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    Here we can wildly speculate about the whereabouts of our good custom-rommer Rommy.

    Did he get eaten up by Apple corporate?

    Has some type of digital rights lawsuit been filed against him?

    Or did we just get on his nerves with constant requests for efi roms for every 5870 ever manufactured?

    Your opinions; GO!
     
  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    He's left the site and it doesn't look like he'll be returning. He had his reasons though. He'll surface soon once he's found a new home, be it on a different forum or on a site of his own.
     
  3. Fiete5401 macrumors regular

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    You seem to know more than you're writing here. Please enlighten us. The Rominator is/was a highly valued member of this forum. We simply can't afford to lose him.
     
  4. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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  5. Macinposh macrumors 6502a

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    Stevo called arn and said he will brick his iPad remotely unless they exterminate The Rominator.
    Or at least ban him.

    You know, apples stock might tank because all theese GFX card nonsense!
    Netkas & Cindori...your next...




    Or it might be something else..
     
  6. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    on rominators profile, he is stripped of avatar and title (called Guest now) so it looks like he has been banned.
     
  7. sboerup macrumors 6502

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    Wow, I just saw him posting a few days ago. What really happened? Did Apple really want him ousted from the forums? If true, you can go suck it Stevo.
     
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    That's not correct. If he was banned, it would say banned next to his user name.

    For others in the past, guest means they have asked for their account to be closed. Whether or not that's the case here, I don't know.
     
  9. hexagonheat macrumors member

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    He did great work with the GFX scene but I saw a few times he was extremely rude and even malevolent with some other forum members if they did not agree with him... so in that sense I'd wager he was probably banned for some kind of post or comment that broke MR forum rules. But I don't know, just speculating.
     
  10. partybymarty macrumors newbie

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    Tuesday's gone with the wind...

    I'm afraid it is correct, boys & girls. He didn't ask for his account to be closed.

    Apparently, calling someone an !diot in these forums is enough to receive "das boot".

    Rather ridiculous, I know. Perhaps we can all band together and petition the moderator for his return.
     
  11. arn macrumors god

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    Not true. He asked for his account to be closed. He's welcome back if he wants to come back.

    arn
     
  12. hexagonheat macrumors member

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    Well I guess that settles that. So then the question is why did he ask for his account to be closed? Apple legal threats? Difference of opinion with some forum members? I guess we'll never know unless someone keeps in contact with him.
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Color you ill-informed. :rolleyes:
    You don't get banned for calling someone an idiot and if you're banned your title says "banned". Pretty crafty, right?
     
  14. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    before speculations get out of hand, at least rom himself said that he was banned at first

    "When I tried to log on I got a message that appeared on log in page, something about "find another site that fits your style better" or something along those lines."

    ok, calling someone an idiot or whatever the thing was about, is perhaps not something you should do, but hey, we're all humans and I can guarantee 99% of us has said worse things IRL (I have probably even said worse things on this board) so the action against Rom was uncalled for (Major Reeves have admin friends?)

    good thing it's been recognized and that he is welcome back, but I would also be very offended by such a thing and especially when I, like rommy, spend all our time on the boards actually helping people, and putting alot of effort in doing so
     
  15. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    I think that he got hired by ATI or some other graphics card maker to establish a line of Mac compatible cards. ;)

    GL
     
  16. partybymarty macrumors newbie

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    I can truly understand now why Rom would've wanted to call someone an idiot... :rolleyes:

    As long as forums are run by humans, you can't trust what goes on... humans don't always make the most predictable decisions (e.g. why they make someone a "guest" instead of "banned"). And comments can always be edited or removed after the fact. All you will find here is what remains after people have removed, edited, and moderated. Think propaganda.

    Do you honestly think that after all the time/energy Rom's put into this forum that he would ask his account to be closed??? We get busy in our everyday lives all the time and put things down temporarily. It doesn't mean we ask for accounts to be closed.

    Do you think that there may be a slight possibility that the admin/moderator may have anticipated there to be some uproar over one of our great members being "banned" (and instead politely made him a "guest")? It's not really that complicated. If I were an admin and faced with a tough decision, I may just do the same, rather than completely banning a popular member who's also a driving force in the forums.
     
  17. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    What Cindori said. I don't really want to write up everything Rom said to me since I'm pretty sure discussing moderator action is not allowed. He was welcomed back by another mod but the damage had been done so he asked to have his account closed. This site is worse off without him and until he resurfaced elsewhere, the Mac community is worse off for it - he's helped countless Mac Pro users upgrade their graphics cards.

    Edit: I just want to make this clear, his status as 'guest' was not imposed upon him. Closing his account was his choice.
     
  18. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Think paranoia.

    Forum time outs, bans, guest statuses etc. are solely between forum member and staff. How a timed out or banned forum member presents what happened to others, through other channels, often can diverge from the reality. Furthermore, time-outs don't often happen for just one incident. Regardless of how helpful a forum member is, they are still bound by the same forum rules as everyone else.

    Disclaimer: I am not speaking on behalf of staff here, but am speaking from previous experience of moderating here at MR.
     
  19. advres Guest

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    Wanna bet? Here is a direct quote from the gods when I asked why I got banned a month back:

     
  20. Fast Shadow macrumors 6502a

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    The peanut gallery who tries to drown out the folks who know what they're talking about always seems to win, unfortunately. Valued contributors like the Rominator get run off by the moron squad.
     
  21. DylanLikesPorn macrumors 6502

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    Didn't he get a time-out prior to asking for his account to be closed? Obviously if he asked for his account to be closed afterwards, he probably felt the time-out was unwarranted and undeserved. No?

    I guess we can thank one of your fine outstanding moderators for this.
     
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Greater members have been banned my friend. Rom was not banned, he was put in a time out. I believe he disagreed with this and opted to take his toys and go elsewhere. I don't like that MacRumors is like Disney on crack but I accept it for what it is and I don't try to change it. I too can take my toys and go home.

    Do you think for a moment that anyone would give two ***** about a brief posting hiatus from this guy if his status did not say "banned" or "guest"? If he had just stopped posting then it would not be nearly as dramatic as his actual title being changed. Otherwise people would likely think he was just busy.

    He was not banned. He was likely put in time out which is temporary. He came back and likely decided that the community can go f themselves. He is a contributing member who has helped many and how dare "they" have the audacity holding him to the general rules, albeit strict, of the site.
    I do wanna bet. Let's see, you logged on one day when you were banned? You do realize a ban is usually forever, right? If you were banned then how in the hell are we even conversing? :cool:
     
  23. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    You will go far. :D

    Also, props to jessica.
     
  24. advres Guest

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    It was a temporary ban. Some people here sugar coat it calling it a 'timeout' but being unable to log in to your account for any period of time is a banning of your privileges. I got a 5 day ban for calling someone an idiot.
     
  25. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    You are, like everyone else here, subject to the forum rules. A five day timeout possibly implies that there might be more of a back story to this. Also, like everyone else, you are entitled to have that timeout decision escalated and reviewed by the admins. All moderator actions are reviewable by the team.

    There is nothing to be gained from publicly complaining about it. Trust me on this.
     
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