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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2013, 08:58:29 AM »
Lol. He even gets his own thread and that says a lot about mikael.
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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2013, 08:58:29 AM »

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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2013, 09:01:26 AM »
Strictly out of curiosity, how old is everyone here?
I was reading a thread the other day that had me convinced there are some teenagers posting.
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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2013, 09:24:52 AM »
Come on, the guy wasn't claiming conspiracies, he isn't Bashar al-Assad, and he was reacting to being provoked.  He didn't bring up the HTP controversy - it was brought up by someone else as part of a general deriding of his views. Unfortunately, his English is rather poor and he has difficulty expressing himself, which makes it worse. We all know that DR gets him going, and the way to deal with it is just to ignore him, and not ban him.  I must admit I felt sorry for him the way he was being baited. Perhaps the mods removed some of his outbursts and he does have a history of being problematic, but from the ones that were posted in that thread he appeared to have been more self-restrained than his attackers.
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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2013, 09:42:31 AM »
I wonder how Ankorwatt feels about this thread... Anyway, I am sure this is not the appropriate way to deal with someone whose actions you may not like. PM's, PM's to mods, but this? It's pretty ridiculous. It's ok for exchanges to get a little heated at times, it's human nature. Judging him in place of the moderators though is not respectul to him or them.
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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2013, 09:44:53 AM »
The forum ''community'' should be able to take of such a problem themselves by simply ignoring , there wouldn't be any need for admins to ban him.

I completely agree, though I'd like to make public that _after_ ankorwatt himself(!) called upon the mods recently to straighten out other people I complained about him as being provocative and commented that I wouldn't mind a CR w/o him - even after ignoring his double-spaced bold/italic double, triple and quadruple posts all recent threads about sensors degraded into personal in-fighting that simply wasn't there before his (re)appearance.

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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2013, 10:03:33 AM »
I've been away for a while due to moving continents and haven't followed much of the action here lately. It's sad that it has to come to this for any member. I've had some contact with Mikael outside of the forum (both of us being Swedish) and he is gentle person, but very focused and passionate. I hope it's a lesson to all of us to try to stick to the subject and be as polite as we can.

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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2013, 10:14:46 AM »
This is all very interesting.  I stop paying attention for a day or two and come back to see a real sensor conversation happening.      I thought we could just ignore the ad hominum to increase the signal to noise,  but it looks like the mods did what they had to do.  And Btw I suspect that actively banning someone takes ongoing time and effort which I'm sure the mods would rather not spend.  Mikael has a lot of knowledge and experience but unfortunately the right dose of wisdom wasn't there or he could have been an asset to cr.   

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Re: Banning ankorwatt
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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2013, 10:15:47 AM »
I started following canonrumors last March when I purchased my 5D3. The forum is a jewel; enormously helpful, thought-provoking, and entertaining.
The one dark spot has been when a useful, informative discussion here is hijacked by egomaniac trolls like Me-Me-Me-I-Am-The-Sole-Fount-Of-Experience-And-Wisdom-Mikael. People like him are an incurable poison in forums, and I applaud the moderators in banning his worthless a$$.

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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2013, 11:27:53 AM »
Tried searching in google his name Mikael Risedal and I've found the same type of posts from him.  Funny that the arguments are the same here in CR.  :D
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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2013, 11:27:58 AM »
Just to satiate my curiosity, sometimes I have seen reference to some "the temple guy" in certain other topics in the forum here. Is this "the temple guy" and the erstwhile use ankorwatt one and the same?
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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2013, 12:06:34 PM »
once HTP came up it was inevitable :D 

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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2013, 12:11:53 PM »
Oh my, such a shame, now I may just have to shoot with my canons and be happy about because who will beat the dead horse of DR for us now????   Joking
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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2013, 12:45:00 PM »
We should all learn from the mistakes of others. Please do not hijack the topic ... :-\ Please do not quote the quote, do not quote the quote, do not quote the quote. :-X Please do not respond other users intransigent and owners of absolute truth. :'( Let them speak alone, and have more constructive discussions. If anyone miss the banned users, are free to seek them on other sites. ::) After all, the internet is full of statements authoritarian and anachronistic.

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Re: Banning ankorwatt
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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2013, 12:46:58 PM »
Just to satiate my curiosity, sometimes I have seen reference to some "the temple guy" in certain other topics in the forum here. Is this "the temple guy" and the erstwhile use ankorwatt one and the same?

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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2013, 01:12:49 PM »
I'm not very comfortable with a member bashing topic, Bans should be private and piling on is unfair because the banned member can't defend himself.
 
I'm not going to comment pro or con about the member in a public forum.

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Re: Banning ankorwatt
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2013, 01:12:49 PM »