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Where's Openside?

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Not seen him for a while.
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flounced after a silly ban - i think
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Calculus wrote:flounced after a silly ban - i think
Missed that. A pity. He's a good bloke. Played a round of golf with him at a PR day, so I know who he is. I'll mail him.
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Maybe leave the poor guy alone?
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Helping out a mate if memory serves. Mentioned something about moving furniture or something?




(Yeah apparently he flounced. Pity, one of the better posters)
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I permabanned him.
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Reported by a thin skinned Aussie for what was clearly a (quite funny) joke.
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ZappaMan wrote:I permabanned him.
Fair enough. What sin did he commit? I like and liked him. Am I in the sights too? This place will become a desert soon.
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bimboman wrote:Reported by a thin skinned Aussie for what was clearly a (quite funny) joke.
Have we lost the will to live on here? I take a lot of flak on here but as a 10 you are used to that. I just shrug it off. I've never reported a soul. I do my battles in public. There you go Mahoney.
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globus wrote:
ZappaMan wrote:I permabanned him.
Fair enough. What sin did he commit? I like and liked him. Am I in the sights too? This place will become a desert soon.
I thought he was alright
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bimboman wrote:Reported by a thin skinned Aussie for what was clearly a (quite funny) joke.
Link ?
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Anonymous. wrote:
bimboman wrote:Reported by a thin skinned Aussie for what was clearly a (quite funny) joke.
Link ?
Bet that's been taken down. We don't want to lose posters like him who add a bit of an edge on here.

It started with Southern Softie and went downhill from there.

I love this place as I love rugby and the banter can be as good as it gets.

I'm looking around now for an alternative. I cannot believe OS has been permabanned, but then, I got a ridiculous warning for just identifying a chap in a group "inappropriately".

As a life-long active opposer of apartheid, that really stuck in my craw.

This place is dying.
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Anonymous. wrote:
bimboman wrote:Reported by a thin skinned Aussie for what was clearly a (quite funny) joke.
Link ?
Post subject: Re: 'Aboriginal hunting permit' Posted: 01 Apr 2016 04:45

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surely you don't actually have to hunt them, you just loiter outside the grog shop??
http://forum.planetrugby.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=71595
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Hopefully not In Orlando
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globus wrote:
bimboman wrote:Reported by a thin skinned Aussie for what was clearly a (quite funny) joke.
Have we lost the will to live on here? I take a lot of flak on here but as a 10 you are used to that. I just shrug it off. I've never reported a soul. I do my battles in public. There you go Mahoney.
What's your problem with Mahoney? He's a great bloke
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globus wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
bimboman wrote:Reported by a thin skinned Aussie for what was clearly a (quite funny) joke.
Link ?
Bet that's been taken down. We don't want to lose posters like him who add a bit of an edge on here.

It started with Southern Softie and went downhill from there.

I love this place as I love rugby and the banter can be as good as it gets.

I'm looking around now for an alternative. I cannot believe OS has been permabanned, but then, I got a ridiculous warning for just identifying a chap in a group "inappropriately".

As a life-long active opposer of apartheid, that really stuck in my craw.

This place is dying.
What I'd like to know is who is responsible? Is it a renegade mod driven by petty vendettas, or are the mods acting on orders from higher up. Is there an unstated policy of rooting out "undesirable" posters?
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Bit of a waste of effort permatanning OS, I'd have thought.
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Eight_Eye wrote:
globus wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
bimboman wrote:Reported by a thin skinned Aussie for what was clearly a (quite funny) joke.
Link ?
Bet that's been taken down. We don't want to lose posters like him who add a bit of an edge on here.

It started with Southern Softie and went downhill from there.

I love this place as I love rugby and the banter can be as good as it gets.

I'm looking around now for an alternative. I cannot believe OS has been permabanned, but then, I got a ridiculous warning for just identifying a chap in a group "inappropriately".

As a life-long active opposer of apartheid, that really stuck in my craw.

This place is dying.
What I'd like to know is who is responsible? Is it a renegade mod driven by petty vendettas, or are the mods acting on orders from higher up. Is there an unstated policy of rooting out "undesirable" posters?
Jake has been pretty clear that the forum exists out of the goodness of the hearts of the main site owners. Most here never use it, so this place is a drain on resources.

So I wouldn't be surprised if any clamping down on shitposting was done to avoid drawing the attention of Ole Media Group.
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Enzedder wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
bimboman wrote:Reported by a thin skinned Aussie for what was clearly a (quite funny) joke.
Link ?
Post subject: Re: 'Aboriginal hunting permit' Posted: 01 Apr 2016 04:45

Replies: 57
Views: 1683

surely you don't actually have to hunt them, you just loiter outside the grog shop??
http://forum.planetrugby.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=71595
His last words.
Dry your eyes princess, I haven't 'escaped' a ban at all, if what I said was banworthy I would have been banned simples.
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Pretty tasteless comment from OS.

And now that he's gone I feel I can stick the boot in without consequence.
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Zakar wrote:
Eight_Eye wrote:
globus wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
bimboman wrote:Reported by a thin skinned Aussie for what was clearly a (quite funny) joke.
Link ?
Bet that's been taken down. We don't want to lose posters like him who add a bit of an edge on here.

It started with Southern Softie and went downhill from there.

I love this place as I love rugby and the banter can be as good as it gets.

I'm looking around now for an alternative. I cannot believe OS has been permabanned, but then, I got a ridiculous warning for just identifying a chap in a group "inappropriately".

As a life-long active opposer of apartheid, that really stuck in my craw.

This place is dying.
What I'd like to know is who is responsible? Is it a renegade mod driven by petty vendettas, or are the mods acting on orders from higher up. Is there an unstated policy of rooting out "undesirable" posters?
Jake has been pretty clear that the forum exists out of the goodness of the hearts of the main site owners. Most here never use it, so this place is a drain on resources.

So I wouldn't be surprised if any clamping down on shitposting was done to avoid drawing the attention of Ole Media Group.
But there is so much other shitposting that gets bypassed. Not that I'm complaining, but it all seems so arbitrary.

I say that when this place finally collapses, we all move to the underworld of the Dark Web where we can dwell in delicious chaos and shitpost all we like.
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I liked OS - shame he's gone.
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globus wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
bimboman wrote:Reported by a thin skinned Aussie for what was clearly a (quite funny) joke.
Link ?
Bet that's been taken down. We don't want to lose posters like him who add a bit of an edge on here.

It started with Southern Softie and went downhill from there.

I love this place as I love rugby and the banter can be as good as it gets.

I'm looking around now for an alternative. I cannot believe OS has been permabanned, but then, I got a ridiculous warning for just identifying a chap in a group "inappropriately".

As a life-long active opposer of apartheid, that really stuck in my craw.

This place is dying.
Was this the one where DCM repeatedly asked for the picture to be taken down and you, in the true spirit of anti-apartheid you are patting yourself on the back for, kept posting it? Or is it some other revisionist story you're trying to tell?
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TranceNRG wrote:I liked OS - shame he's gone.
Indeed. He was (presumably still is?) good value.
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It's very concerning really.

His wife is in the Bahamas with some younger gentlemen whilst I'm here, all on my lonesome, drinking my way through his cellar whilst sitting on his gorgeous new patio.
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Enzedder wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
bimboman wrote:Reported by a thin skinned Aussie for what was clearly a (quite funny) joke.
Link ?
Post subject: Re: 'Aboriginal hunting permit' Posted: 01 Apr 2016 04:45

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Views: 1683

surely you don't actually have to hunt them, you just loiter outside the grog shop??
http://forum.planetrugby.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=71595
Copped a ban for his wittiest ever post on PR. No wonder he was pissed off.
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I'm not sure he was banned but I think that was the cause of the kerfuffle
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ZappaMan wrote:I permabanned him.
You exceeded your instructions there and will be disciplined accordingly.
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Floppykid wrote:Pretty tasteless comment from OS.

And now that he's gone I feel I can stick the boot in without consequence.
Tasteless yes. Worthy of a ban I think not. With all his racist and homophobic comments/jokes it's weird that got him a ban. His choice not to post here anymore though.
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Understood he received a temp ban for that comment and hasn't been back since

A shame to lose one of the bored's characters, especially over a throwaway comment - hopefully he can't resist popping back in at some point.
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I look at this picture and the first thought is the guy in the brown top is going to get it

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Then I remembered he was in this one as well

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Calculus wrote:
Enzedder wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
bimboman wrote:Reported by a thin skinned Aussie for what was clearly a (quite funny) joke.
Link ?
Post subject: Re: 'Aboriginal hunting permit' Posted: 01 Apr 2016 04:45

Replies: 57
Views: 1683

surely you don't actually have to hunt them, you just loiter outside the grog shop??
http://forum.planetrugby.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=71595
Copped a ban for his wittiest ever post on PR. No wonder he was pissed off.
:thumbup: Absolutely

Now, let's dwell on it for a while...which country produces the most humourless mods?

(Stop lying Zappa)
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Anonymous. wrote:I look at this picture and the first thought is the guy in the brown top is going to get it

Image

Then I remembered he was in this one as well

Image
Good to see the Welsh fan picking up the thrown chair and placing it back.
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:lol:
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Can't say I notice he hasn't posted tbh.
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Bokkom wrote:
Calculus wrote:
Enzedder wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
bimboman wrote:Reported by a thin skinned Aussie for what was clearly a (quite funny) joke.
Link ?
Post subject: Re: 'Aboriginal hunting permit' Posted: 01 Apr 2016 04:45

Replies: 57
Views: 1683

surely you don't actually have to hunt them, you just loiter outside the grog shop??
http://forum.planetrugby.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=71595
Copped a ban for his wittiest ever post on PR. No wonder he was pissed off.
:thumbup: Absolutely

Now, let's dwell on it for a while...which country produces the most humourless mods?

(Stop lying Zappa)
Kiwis, but I don’t think it was a lack of humour. More lack of spine to stand up to a few crying Aussies who reported/complained about the joke.
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I figured this thread was gonna be some sort of joke about whether anyone had heard from him following Orlando.
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Bokkom wrote: (Stop lying Zappa)
Tee-hee.
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:I figured this thread was gonna be some sort of joke about whether anyone had heard from him following Orlando.
Now you mention it... :((
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Kiwis, but I don’t think it was a lack of humour. More lack of spine to stand up to a few crying Aussies who reported/complained about the joke.
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Obviously the ones who are unable to face The Mirror.

Ask Shanky about that, though.
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