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Re: Is Mr. Garry about to be banned from dizwell

From: joel garry <>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 14:02:00 -0700
Message-ID: <>

On Jun 7, 5:34 am, "" <> wrote:
> On Jun 7, 7:14 am, Steve Howard <> wrote:
> > On Jun 6, 9:15 pm, cherrysister#1 <> wrote:
> > > Inquiring minds want to know!
> > You have waaaayyy too much time on your hands.
> This is yet another outburst from Omlet, renamed. One more for the
> killfile.
> David Fitzjarrell

Yes, I was deleted.

My last post, which hjr deleted was:
Subject: Which IP Address?
Body: (blank except for sig)

The implication being that he doesn't realize I have posted from several IP addresses, some of which are dynamically assigned, and he is too stupid to know that. Obviously he isn't that stupid, but just as obviously (to me, anyways), is he was looking for any excuse to boot me.

I don't think cherrysister#1 is omlet, the post and name are far too coherent. Not enough content to guess who it is. Come out, come out, whoever you are! :-) Could even be hjr... :-O I'm thinking it's just someone who thinks its all pretty funny/silly (as I would, were it not me on the receiving end, I wish I could care that little, actually).

I was really ticked about being the blog example of bad posting, but haven't particularly done anything about it. I do think it is pretty nasty to post something about someone and remove any possibility of a response. I call on anyone who links to his blog to remove the link, but don't expect anyone to care that much. I don't think it's in RSS feeds? (I don't use it, I don't know). If anyone knows of other discussions about this, please let me know - googling on my name in quotes should get you right to a page with an email address.

My speculation is Howard is going through some tough emotional times because of his employment situation, and taking it out on users. I wish he would admit he isn't suited to be a moderator for such things, he has many good talents, but that isn't one of them. Instead, he passive-aggresively blames others just to get an excuse to get out of his self-imposed impossible situation. Well, now he's lost the passive part and is getting pretty aggressive, as he periodically does.

And all over the _format_ of a post! Well, those of you with Word available on a PC set up to dispaly dizwell properly, try this: Set your font to Bookman Old Style at a point size of 12. Type some stuff. Does that look bold? Try it with Times New Roman. Does that look bold? Now try those fonts at point size 10. Does that look bold?

Well, when I have to use MS Office stuff, I set my point size to 12. To me, if everything on a dizwell post is bold, it looks more like my default Word stuff than, say, the stuff I'm typing right now into Google. So I barely noticed it, maybe thinking there's something odd, but not particularly caring. He knows what happened, even pointing out I probably cut and pasted a bolded metalink note and that set everything into bold. He then goes off the deep end, claiming I'm the only one who has a problem with this and that many other people do it wrong so he's going to close off posting.

And so, I'm accused of thoughtless drive-by posting (could be a legit claim - but he never addresses any technical issue about my posts, just the formatting. And there isn't a problem with my advice, though since the post was deleted, we'll never know). What no one sees is the several longer, more detailed posts I've made at times that Howard simply deletes. My motivation is to help improve his site with specific constructive criticism, but he just takes it as attacks. So, either he needs to get some help, or he's just an asshole overcompensating for his deficiencies. Fine. Any doubt has now been removed.

Thank goodness for unmoderated fora!


-- is bogus.  "...we need to talk to you, I go okay, what's the
matter? They go me and your mom, we been noticing lately you've been
having alot of problems, and you've been going out for no reason, and
we're afraid that you're going to hurt somebody, and we're afraid
you're gonna hurt yourself, so we decided that it would be in your
best interest if we put you somewhere where you could get the help
that you need..." - Suicidal Tendencies: Institutionalised
Received on Thu Jun 07 2007 - 16:02:00 CDT

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