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Confrontation on the ski hill  

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

I want to tell a story about two ski forum members, lets call them McCarthy and Hollywood. 

 

McCarthy and Hollywood are out skiing (separately) at Alpine Meadows. McCarthy sees Hollywood (who likes to argue online), skis over to him, and confronts him about some of the disagreements they have had online. McCarthy, who feels Hollywood has been targeting him online, asks Hollywood why they don't settle their feud like men. McCarthy queries, do you have a problem with me? Hollywood replies, yes I think your an a@#$&$@ and I don't like you. McCarthy offers that they should both ignore each other online, which Hollywood accepts. Hollywood skis away. 

 

The ski hill is a special, and dangerous place. Arguments and negative confrontations seriously affect how we feel, and ski. Is it better to settle things like men in person, or leave arguments online? 

 

The twist. By the end of the day, Hollywood, with no recent inappropriate behavior on the forum, is permanently banned. McCarthy has connections to those who manage the online community. WHen is censure appropriate, and who makes that decision as a ostensibly impartial judge?

post #2 of 14

Confrontations such as this are why I never leave home for the ski hill without my 357 mag.

post #3 of 14
Hmmmmm. Post #1 from the hamburgler. Sweet!

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post #4 of 14
Question. Have either of them been warned in the past?
post #5 of 14

Drama, drama...my old friend so goes the paraphrase.

post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 

I'd have to ask, but I don't think so

post #7 of 14

So, TheHamburgler, as you seem to be this Hollywood person what your online persona that was banned? Hmmmmmm....... Nevermind, I don't care to know.

 

:duck::popcorn

post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 

I'm not Hollywood, I promise. 

But it can't be too hard to check who has been banned and now missing from our community, right? Or can it? It seems like theres quite a few missing actually, why were they banned? Hopefully for nothing personal. 

 

The issue I have here is that skiing, especially at a high level, is a high risk activity that requires concentration. You wouldn't confront a surgeon before they go to the OR, right? Never drive while upset or distracted, right?


Edited by TheHamburgler - 12/27/13 at 8:08pm
post #9 of 14

And, I'm not Santa Clause, I promise.

post #10 of 14

McCarthy probably thinks too highly of himself; Holywood probably targets and treats everybody on line as if they were a@#$&$@s.  I don't know the details, but I think before getting banned permanently, folks should get some warning with specific posting behaviour modifications to be made in order to avoid the banning.

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by TheHamburgler View Post
 

 

. You wouldn't confront a surgeon before they to the OR, right? 

Do you really want to know?

post #12 of 14

Something similar to this got Smooth Johnson in trouble a decade ago.

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by TheHamburgler View Post

I'm not Hollywood, I promise. 
But it can't be too hard to check who has been banned and now missing from our community, right? Or can it? It seems like theres quite a few missing actually, why were they banned? Hopefully for nothing personal. 

The issue I have here is that skiing, especially at a high level, is a high risk activity that requires concentration. You wouldn't confront a surgeon before they go to the OR, right? Never drive while upset or distracted, right?

So, Hollywood was about to go down a World Cup downhill course when he heard he was banned?? Not following the metaphor here. Are you saying that he's going to thrown himself off a cliff? Or just poke the next skier he sees in the eye with a pole?
post #14 of 14

I have reached out to theHamburger to privately discuss this.  He is not a banned former member, and has a genuine concern in another member who was banned last year.  In accordance with Posting Guidelines, we don't discuss banned members in public threads, and this one is locked for that reason.

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