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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dawghoused on The Miniatures Page

Anybody who follows TMP for their miniatures hobby news will know what this is. For those who don't it appears that I have been shut down for standing up for myself and another poster against a long-time troublemaker and constant troll on the blog - Porfirio Rubirosa.

Anybody who follows TMP and has read on any of the forums I participate on there will know that I try to conduct myself in an honest, positive and constructive manner. Even if I have issue with something, I try to either find a constructive way in which to address the issue or simply avoid it. Well it would seem that there is little to be said of fairness as this dawghousing seems to stem from my calling a duck a duck when addressing this most recent attack by Porfirio.

I have inquired about my dawghousing and it seems I violated some rule about even using the word "troll". So, regardless of the fact that this individual is a constant thorn in the side of posters of TMP and one that seems to have a particular taste for me, I am now banned from posting and participating on TMP. This is not only frustrating, but also downright disgusting. I have been punished for bothering to stand up against this obnoxious TMP member. I have participated for years on TMP and never had a black mark on my membership there.

Anyhow, if I seem rather quiet on the forum, you will all know why.

-Eli

16 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that, Eli. I just stifle the "..." and never have to see their words anymore. How long is your incarceration?

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    1. I really can't do that.

      As somebody who supports a couple of game lines, figure companies and private ventures as well as my own budding company, I can't afford to turn a blind eye or even blind that eye altogether to the negativity of particular posters.

      What I will have to do is simply side step him and address his negativity in a less direct and diplomatic manner.

      -Eli

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    2. I applaud you and your method of dealing with the issue. Hope the DHing is for only a short while.

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    3. Yeah, looks like just a 5-day affair.

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  2. Once I went to blogging I found I just didn't have the gumption for forums anymore. That and I just don't have the time for both.

    Anyhow, sorry about it but I understand it's just a temporary thing right? Andy was doghoused once and he can still post there.

    Having said all of that, I know you're being diplomatic and all, but we need the juicy dirt. No? You can email me. ;)

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    1. Oh, just go onto TMP and check out his stats. They speak for themselves.

      Porfirio is a nasty, passive aggressive piece of crud that not only likes to come on and poke, prod and bait, but also has decided to make me one of his special projects. To make things worse, he also seems to carry a bias for and against certain product lines.

      -Eli

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  3. Sorry to hear about the dawghousing Eli - Porfirio is definitely a troll.

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    1. Yup, and the TMP rule that I broke was enforced without any consideration of the situation.

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  4. So, I get 5 days with a single count of breaking the Troll Rule.

    PR get 9 days with a count of Harrassment and Personal Attack on that same thread and another for Vulgarity on another.

    Um...well..

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  5. TMP's forums have too many garbage users.

    Hats off to you for speaking your mind, but Bill needs to sell that site to someone else or get someone else to serve as mod.

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  6. I just had a read of the TMP posting . The guy is a dick. Good for you and I think you handled it well considering.

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  7. Hi Eli, funny, I had a good mate of mine (Trailape) dawghoused last week as well, for very similar reasons, and he is a man of very good common sense, who doesn't tolerate fools lightly, seems to be a growing trend, I have noticed Porfirio's tenancies, but not having a dog in the fight have kept out, looking forward to your return.

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  8. Accusing someone publicly of trolling is a dawghousing offense, I got nailed for accusing another troll for trolling last year. But in light of what lead up to the blanket rule I am not going to bitch too much.

    It is better to kick it up to Bill and quit responding.

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  9. Sorry about that, hope it's over soon.

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  10. I've only seen PR make two positive comments in all the time I've been aware of him - oh, and he and you ended up agreeing with each other over the vehicle-scale handbag-fest which will probably hasten the end of the Mayan calender.

    Otherwise, he never contributes, never shows any examples of his work, and pretty much never has anything positive to say.

    Which makes you wonder why he bothers going to TMP if what everyone else does is so disappointing to him.

    My suggestion is if you can't stifle him, is drop a dime on him to the boardmaster every time he gets out of hand. If constant stays in the dawghouse don't suggest that a change of behavior is required, then he might get banned. Otherwise, he's feeding off your positivity and energy, which does you no good.

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  11. PR is a douchebag.

    Remember when I got DH'd for making fun of the French? The French for God's sake!

    Don't sweat it. And whe the cake gets to you, don't just bite right in. There might be something in it that would chip a tooth...

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