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Old 04-16-2008, 11:05 AM   #21
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Wasn't me, although I did comment publically to him about what may have been a racy avatar, it was too small to know for sure.

Isn't he the one who gave us the real dope on organized volunteer work, not for everyone? I appreciated his comments on that; would like more discussion of that topic: "An expanded definition of volunteer work."
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:41 AM   #22
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Link to his blog? Anyone?

The link to OAP's blog is:
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Enjoy. Unless the moderators censor this post, too. Or ban me.
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Much obliged. I had forgotten how beautiful Central Park is in the spring.
... and the grit, wonderful. His pix of a cute fuzzy puppy belly is worth the trip over there. Great city photos.
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I love looking at the pictures too!
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:28 PM   #25
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Would the mods care to comment on their actions?
For all those questioning the moderator's decisions, I suggest you try walking a mile in their cesspool. (I used to get paid to inspect submarine sanitation tanks-- I know whereof I speak.) Better bring your hipwaders and your hepatitis vaccines. And if you're not willing to volunteer the effort, or at least play by the rules, then you don't get to question the moderator's decisions.

OAP knows the rules and declines to play by them.

He was one of the worst about deleting/modifying old posts, especially where he could reframe his comments to put a later poster in a bad light. It's a tossup whether he or Cut-Throat were more responsible for removing user permissions to delete their posts and allowing editing for only a short time. I have to admit, though, that OAP's the poster child for "can't sleep at night" investing. His first few threads (what few of them he didn't delete) were great examples of retiring before ready, needing an asset-allocation education or a financial advisor, and dealing with market volatility.

When judged on the merit of his posts, he frequently resorts to self-defensive retorts and personal attacks.

He's also registered on the board with a number of different names, despite the fact that the software records IP addresses. I have to wonder how bored, lonely, & obsessed a person has to be to keep intruding on an Internet forum where they're not welcome. Of several banned posters who come to mind, he's by far the most persistent. Are there not enough blogs and other forums for their entertainment? Even Greaney's & Raddr's boards are available to discuss ER topics, if OAP has ER topics to discuss.

When the moderators find that one poster is occupying most of their business, it's time to fire the customer...
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I certainly do not want to start an argument with anyone, least of all Moderator Nords. Perhaps banning OAP is the right thing to do, especially in light of violating rules. I remember his posts being very creative, entertaining and informative. FAR more so than those of some of the barely intelligible rants posted by the semi literate of late. It’s too bad OAP couldn’t play by the rules because the absence of his posts diminishes this forum. It’s also unfortunate that the quality of the forum content is diluted by some others who are offensive within the rules.
I’m simply making an observation and expressing an opinion. I acknowledge my ignorance of any circumstances that caused the banning. I’m not suggesting that the ban is unwarranted.
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Speaking of Cut_Throat............whatever happened to him?

He used to be a daily megaposter?
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Speaking of Cut_Throat............whatever happened to him?
He used to be a daily megaposter?
You can ask him over at Greaney's board.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:55 PM   #29
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I am a very low profile Mod and am the least assertive. Honest, OAP and his aliases have made many troubling posts. The decision to exclude him was not made by one Mod.

If you want to hang out with him go to his website, 'tis a fee world. I truly hope you don't regret it.
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honobob.. never thought I would say this, but thanks for getting my back. I understand why OAP shenanigans might have been bollixing up the board as per Nords' description of events.. but in light of certain recent comments as you mentioned, I think it's funny and telling that the content of OAP's financial posts needs to be evaluated here:
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His first few threads (what few of them he didn't delete) were great examples of retiring before ready, needing an asset-allocation education or a financial advisor, and dealing with market volatility.
God forbid anyone comes here needing advice on allocations, advisors, or volatility!
Just sayin'.

OAP did get tiresome with the Asian-babe soft porn.. not a prude, I.. but it became a kind of overbearing obsession. I had figgered that's why he was banned.

My imagination or was Cut-Throat a moderator? He seemed innocuous..
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For all those questioning the moderator's decisions, I suggest you try walking a mile in their cesspool. (I used to get paid to inspect submarine sanitation tanks-- I know whereof I speak.) Better bring your hipwaders and your hepatitis vaccines. And if you're not willing to volunteer the effort, or at least play by the rules, then you don't get to question the moderator's decisions.
Nah, not questioning the decision. I know that the guy is a "free spirit" and can be disruptive. I was more curious as to what drew the banning.

And for the record, I did volunteer the last time there was a call for mods.
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The link to OAP's blog is:
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Enjoy. Unless the moderators censor this post, too. Or ban me.
Thanks for the link. I lost track of him. As Brat pointed out......it truly is a free world.
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