1. silicon valley
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    02 Oct '05 07:51
    not doubting anyone's guilt, but if banned players were allowed to defend themselves in forum trial threads (say, threads initiated for each banned player by the mods, in the General forums) maybe we wouldn't have all those threads complaining about their dismissal.
  2. Standard memberBowmann
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    02 Oct '05 21:32
    Did you think this through...?
  3. Standard memberGatecrasher
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    02 Oct '05 23:00
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    not doubting anyone's guilt, but if banned players were allowed to defend themselves in forum trial threads (say, threads initiated for each banned player by the mods, in the General forums) maybe we wouldn't have all those threads complaining about their dismissal.
    While I'm sure the trial-by-forum approach would be hugely entertaining, I can't see how it would help either the banned players or the administration of RHP. It certainly would NOT reduce the number of threads complaining about the bannings. If anything those would increase tenfold.

    In my experience, banned players don't want to defend themselves. They want to crawl down a hole and disappear without trace. They even get to do that with their subs refunded!

    There is nothing stopping any banned player from emailing one of their former RHP friends with a "defence" to be posted in the forums.

    The difficulty is that none of the evidence used to determine why the player was banned will ever be made known, not to the player and most certainly not to the public.

    And nothing the banned player can do or say can change the overwhelming evidence of their cheating.

    Making this process public would serve only as a free education for other would-be cheats on how best to avoid detection in the future.

    The best defence everyone has is to play their own game.
  4. Aberdeen, Scotland
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    02 Oct '05 23:06
    Originally posted by Gatecrasher
    While I'm sure the trial-by-forum approach would be hugely entertaining, I can't see how it would help either the banned players or the administration of RHP. It certainly would NOT reduce the number of threads complaining about the bannings. If anything those would increase tenfold.

    In my experience, banned players don't want to defend themselves. ...[text shortened]... st to avoid detection in the future.

    The best defence everyone has is to play their own game.
    I agree

    It would be something almost akin to public executions.



    Mind you it would give us something to do on a Sunday.

    Off with their heads!
  5. silicon valley
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    03 Oct '05 09:16
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Did you think this through...?
    umm, what part didn't you like?

    (excuse me, i meant "dont'cha like?"😉
  6. Standard memberSaint Nick
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    03 Oct '05 10:41
    Zee,
    I think what we used to have demonstrates what is wrong with your idea. The site used to ban people for a period of time (i.e. 2weeks) then they could come back. The forums digressed into nothing but conversation about who was banned and why. Just non-stop arguing about being banned. It was an all out war, some might even say "forum wars" he he he. It got so bad that the forums were even shut down.
    I guess the best I can say is "trust us, it doesn't work".
  7. Standard memberrhb
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    03 Oct '05 12:11
    Originally posted by Saint Nick
    It got so bad that the forums were even shut down.
    When? I missed that one!

    We pay for entertainment - public trial would be entertaining to say the least 🙂

    To keep it fair though, it should all happen in a new 'Trials' forum so the threads can be ignored easily.

    😉🙂😛
  8. Standard memberSaint Nick
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    03 Oct '05 22:04
    Originally posted by rhb
    When? I missed that one!

    We pay for entertainment - public trial would be entertaining to say the least 🙂

    To keep it fair though, it should all happen in a new 'Trials' forum so the threads can be ignored easily.

    😉🙂😛
    They were shut down for about three days last year. Around August or Spetember if I remember correctly. It was all fall out from Cribs being banned.

    There was quite a bit entertainment value when all the fighting started, but after awhile the fun kind of ran out...
  9. Standard memberDoctorScribbles
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    03 Oct '05 22:141 edit
    Originally posted by Saint Nick
    Just non-stop arguing about being banned. It was an all out war, some might even say "forum wars" he he he.
    Nobody wins in war. Know what I'm sayin'?
  10. Standard memberzakkwylder
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    03 Oct '05 22:27
    Be a great oppurtunity to bring back the inquisition.
  11. Standard memberrhb
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    03 Oct '05 22:32
    ...
    Originally posted by Saint Nick
    They were shut down for about three days last year.

    I don't think I was an active user then.

    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Nobody wins in war. Know what I'm sayin'?

    VIOLENCE LEADS TO VIOLENCE

    Sorry. I'm suffering a bad case of Stang-itis. 🙄
  12. Standard memberSaint Nick
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    04 Oct '05 06:18
    LOL!
    I think it's great that Doctor Scribbles posted in here 😵

    Anyhow, For those of you wishes to have forum battles, there is a site devoted to just that. RHP players that want to have forum wars. I'm sure you can find it if you are cleaver enough...

    Personally, I'm here to play chess and use the forums as mild entertainment while waiting for one of my opponents to move.
  13. Standard memberCrowley
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    04 Oct '05 10:53
    Originally posted by rhb
    Originally posted by Saint Nick
    [b]They were shut down for about three days last year.


    I don't think I was an active user then.

    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Nobody wins in war. Know what I'm sayin'?

    VIOLENCE LEADS TO VIOLENCE

    Sorry. I'm suffering a bad case of Stang-itis. 🙄[/b]
    Phoa! For a moment I thought you said STANG-tits...

    Now that would be embarrassing.
  14. Standard memberrhb
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    04 Oct '05 17:49
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Phoa! For a moment I thought you said STANG-[b]tits...

    Now that would be embarrassing.[/b]
    Oh... I've had those for years. 😞
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    06 Oct '05 22:10
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    not doubting anyone's guilt, but if banned players were allowed to defend themselves in forum trial threads (say, threads initiated for each banned player by the mods, in the General forums) maybe we wouldn't have all those threads complaining about their dismissal.
    It will be like the Salem witch trail.
    Does this mean we get to hang them???
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