You guys should know better than to question our decisions. We aren't banning just for the sake of banning. If you want to complain, send me a pm instead of adding more arguments to the forum.
i actually think its a shame how this forum has been treating duality since he first came here. after the last time he got banned he havent done anything, and it seems almost like people were searching for a reason to get him banned again. i mean, atleast take a hint. if he doesent want ur advice, then dont force it on him, and keep talking down to him, when u know very well that a response will come.
his contest thread became one of the most popular on the whole forum nowadays. myself and many others i think, sees duality as a good thing for the mecca. here we have a 20 year old with an awesome physique who really loves the sport. not many members here compete and lets the rest of us follow them so closely up to a contest.
i truly think these last few days events, just serve to weaken the board overally. i hope duality keeps posting here, and i also hope other members on here doesent get scared away from posting their contest prep on here after seeing what happened to duality.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
ure right that the mods didnt say anything directly vulgar or offensive. but they didnt really have to, the overall tone was so negative and arrogant, and he got jumped on by so many at the same time, that him responding like he did seems like a very natural defense mechanism. i would probably do the same if i were in his shoes i'll admit right now.
but how about the mods, if they dont get the response they want from duality, just ignore it and stops posting in his thread? didnt see much of that either.
Again he did try as often as possible to start fights, provoking and insulting to others. If you really believe he was saint since he came back from his last banning, I'd strongly recommend glasses. You seem to not understand that he was acting like a complete ass in other threads as well... not just his contest thread.Quote
I am all for supporting anyone that wants to step on stage and do their best ,but I do not see any good reason as to why you should mindlessly support the person in what ever he wants to do. Specially when that person is complete full of BS which his contest pictures shows. This also have been pointed out alot of times but somehow it doesn't matter to you.Quote
Quite a few people on this board could do what he did and still place better, just show up at any contest that's on. I just can't see the magic in that.
I have several PM's, rep comments and the like that were deliberately antogonistic and vitriolic. All unprovoked and worthy of banning. I actively distanced myself from any of his discussions so as not provoke any more e-drama in an effort to keep the board away from his pathetic little wars.
This is a BODYBUILDING board.
One of the main priorities of bodybuilding is CONDITIONING.
You can't post 2 week out pictures of you completely out of shape and expect zero criticism. I can't stand any of this talk "well...he wanted to come in less conditioned, so let him!!!" If you arn't going to make an effort to bring the best condition you possibly can, then quit bodybuilding. Go compete in fitness shows or become a model.
Everytime I see members moan and whine that "the mods are big bad bullies out to get us," is only proof we have lots of drama queens on our forum. That's probably the main reason you're so upset that Duality is gone, he was the biggest drama-maker of all. Admit it, you loved every second of it.
Read over the thread once more, Duality was offered a handful of excellent advice. He has never taken constructive criticism well at all.
Once again, I'll post my point.
Yeah, most of you guys (Flex, IS; JB, tim) where trying to help Duality with his prep but I'm pretty sure you were enjoying every "I'm 5% BF", "I want to place high in the heavies" he posted. I mean, sometimes I though you were expecting an out-of-control answer from him.
Don't get me wrong, I love in some way this kind of confrontation, it spices up the forum, but you guys, at mods, CAN'T (or shouldnt) act as regular members, IMHO.
Yeah, of course you should say the truth (or what you think the truth is) but again, as mods, I think you should take care of what buttons are you pushing with some members (as sexnews brilliantly said).
I understand both arguments - Bulkboy's and mod's - but IMHO a mod should never allow bad language nor insults but also he should know when a discurssion must be stopped.
My 2 cents.