well I mean unbanning him but not others would be VIP treatment, but still I get it, all or nothing.It is a bit stupid to make a poll on such a topic ... it reminds me a of Roman emperors during the games. When a gladiator lost, they were looking at the crowd for affirmation. Should the gladiator be killed or left alive? Thumb up, thumb down ... is that really a decision that should be voted on?
I would rather have someone like headshot back. Should I also start a poll on that? And what about all the other people banned who were not as popular? Should there be VIP members who always get back by popular vote?
Sometimes I think we haven’t REALLY advanced that much since the Romans ...
Which is why I voted against unbanning. It is not because I am against him, just against that shitty VIP treatment that seems to go on here.
very classy. I'm not into epic, or Daniel James, but he's still talented, and calling him one dimensional is a bit silly. Also, staypuft came from nowhere and left just as quickly- what "mob mentality" is he responsible for? the kind where someone's self proclaimed "fan" turns around and knives him in the back after others turn on him and he got banned?He is an instigator unfortunately- and clearly had an agenda, especially against Spitfire. I’d been a fan previously but he jumped on me for no reason in the BBCSO thread and joined in the mob mentality staypuft created. His music is rather one dimensional so his videos have tended to became the same stuff (if it sounds epic, he loves it and if it can’t do braams, it is useless). Just don’t think he is a positive contributor to the community any longer. My 2 cents.
Thanks for taking time out from your usual “OT can do no wrong” posts.very classy. I'm not into epic, or Daniel James, but he's still talented, and calling him one dimensional is a bit silly. Also, staypuft came from nowhere and left just as quickly- what "mob mentality" is he responsible for? the kind where someone's self proclaimed "fan" turns around and knives him in the back after others turn on him and he got banned?
pal, you ARE the mob mentality - condensed in an unintentionally ironic single post.
oh well, glad people devolved into taling cheap shots at him, but its okay, I'm sure you're a talented no-one dimensional composer who is a "positive contributor" and we are all happy to have you in this looming threat of daniel James lurking in the shadows
there were some(likely banned prior to Mike's purchase) that were allowed to come back, even some that were banned by him. Criteria seems to be pretty consistent, if you can play well with others - and dont cause a huge amount of work for the moderation team, it doesn't seem to be an issue.On Daniel's live stream yesterday he said other people had been banned previously and allowed to return. Is that true? if so that wouldn't mean VIP treatment. I found this forum thanks to his Youtube videos, I was sad to see he was banned.
Like who? It's very rare that I don't let people come back. Even in Headshot's case, I invited him back a couple years ago, and then again a month or so ago. Each time he declined. Of the other people involved in that same drama, most were also invited back, and a few are doing fine here.I cannot see those I am talking about to have been invited back.
No, he has never asked. He did contact me in December to complain (but not ask) that I had not already reinstated him, and also to point out various mistakes that I made in all of this. (No mistakes on his end.) I've learned not to engage in conversations like that, so that was pretty much it. I did give him my email and phone number and told him to get in touch if he's ready to have a more thoughtful conversation.On Daniel's live stream ... he did also say in a stream that he did request to come back but it was refused but I can't verify that personally.
Welcome to the forum. Even the most seasoned amongst us were once newbies, so no one is going to laugh at your questions here. If they do, let me know and I'll ban them!I am a big gaming fan so was hoping to ask some gaming related questions which might be silly so don't want to do them on the live stream and have people laugh at me.
FWIW, anytime somebody takes a cheap shot at him while he's banned somebody says something. I know I personally pointed that out (as politely as I could) despite not having a horse in that race.Thank you I appreciate that. Sometimes it's hard to tell which questions are silly and which are so silly you will be laughed at, so I thought it would be better to not ask on a live stream in front of 100 odd people who seemed to know what they were talking about already.
Thank you for responding on this. I didn't know the whole story. I am sorry to hear you got called names after this situation no one should resort to name calling, it's never a good look and it can be hurtful. Daniel did show some comments from here about him on a recent live stream and it looks like he gets some nasty things said about him too. It's very sad to see in both directions. I hope you two can work this out. I am new here but most people seem nice but a few can be less than nice. The same with Daniel he seems nice but some of his followers can be less than nice too (particularly the ones calling you silly names).
Thank you for responding and I hope everyone can friends again soon