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    So what happened?

    Last night I tried to log on under my usual user name Bobt

    I keep getting a message saying you have been banned,

    no reason,

    I know a couple of weeks ago, I had a message from someone asking if I was posting on another forum slagging this one off,

    as I said then and say again now, it isnt me, I emailed the admin yesterday to this effect, but have not had the decency of a reply,

    am I to be found guilty for someone else using the same username (probably a troll?) without being asked?

    I suppose this account will be banned now?

    if so at least have the decency to tell me why.

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    Your frustration can be fully understood, and to some extent your anger and this post. However according to my records it is not quite correct. You did e-mail yesterday, and I replied to you, yesterday morning at 0939 to be precise. I explained the reason for the action taken.

    There was a bobt on Guntrader who was obviously a troll, using bobt as a log in name. The same thing happened on Centrefire UK and it had all the hallmarks of being one of our better known and more persistent trolls.

    If you care to reregister using a different name, I have your e-mail address, so I can ensure that you are registered no bother. I can only apologise about this, but we have to be so careful with these idiotic trolls.

    So, although it is not ideal, at the time it was considered the prudent thing to do, once again all I can do is apologise on behalf of the Admin team.

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    I never received any email.

    as you say someone using my login registerd on another forum,
    as I previously told you its not me, I have met Rob the founder of the site, and got along fine, My question was why ban me rather than just contact me?

    thinking about it anyone could register any of the names here onto another forum, do we visit them all? I know I only visit a few shooting ones and a few land rover ones.

    it all seems a bit heavy handed.

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    Hi Bob.
    Just to outline things, I never had a BobT troll on CentrefireUK but a certain

    "person" started trouble by slagging off CentrefireUK and Stalking Directory
    on Guntrader.

    It had been going on for weeks and I had enough of it and so did The Admin here.

    I know for a fact that you were contacted weeks ago by this Admin, and they did not receive a satisfactory response.

    The two sites are part of an anti troll program, and work very closely together.
    Let Admin do their jobs and I am sure this situation can be sorted out one way or another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poddle
    Hi Bob.

    I know for a fact that you were contacted weeks ago by this Admin, and they did not receive a satisfactory response.

    I thought my responce of "not me bud" and "I have never been on the other site" was adequate,
    if you wanted a sworn afidavit I suppose I could have done one

    please unblock my IP address so I can register on my pc rather than the laptop I am currently on.

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    I think you will find that Malcolms apology was accepted GrantOliver.

    And I hope my explanation helped Bobtail to understand why the situation occurred. I think all are happy. BobT has been vindicated, and an apology given

    With all due respect Grant, what has it got to do with you? I seem to remember you getting involved last time there was a Troll on the site, he was ultimately banned, but had you jumping to his defence just prior to that.
    That incident sent this site reeling, and cost it very good members and upset very good moderators that had been working very hard with me behind the scenes to keep the site clean

    You may like to sit back and think of the trouble that pratt caused on the site, and now that Malcolm and JayB own the site, have other interests to protect. They are justified in being cautious.

    I suggest that you allow those Moderators to carry on with Troll control, and maybe you could carry on with talking about shooting, which is the whole ethos of the site in fact.

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    I had a Troll on my site called 300WSM, It was Harry using your name,
    I banned him
    You were never accused or even contacted. Like I said, please let the Mods get on with their jobs.

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    If a new web site opens it may be worth registering as your usual user name to ensure that some troll doesn't hijack your name and sully it on that site.


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