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Blog-Style Assisted Suicide

Well, Olaf's Troll Hammer has claimed another victim. "nogo postal," the self-styled pot-smoking disabled vet with a rampant case of ellipsis abuse, has been banned.

Whoops, I'm sorry. That's not fair.

I banned him. (I hate using the passive voice, especially when it's something I'm so proud of doing.)

In nogo's case, it was clearly a case not of trollicide, but assisted suicide.

Back in January, nogo published his swan song. Here's the key excerpt:

"good news..I am leaving here.. cause I see the fucking hypocritical bullshit.. please,,,ban me........"

At that point, I figured "good riddance."

But he kept coming back.

Every time I noticed a new comment from him, I reminded him of his promise to leave. And each time, he ignored me.

I finally realized that, like an addict, he was incapable of keeping his promise. So I helped him, and made his banning official from this end.

I'd hoped that would help him get over his problem, but it didn't. Over the weekend, I got an e-mail from him:

You may or may not have had a voice in me being banned again from Wizbang. It does not matter. Any website has and should have control over postings. However,; to the best of my knowledge I have never made derogatory postings with a core of sexism or racism. To the Best of my knowledge I have never made obscene remarks to any poster. I try not to dwell on subjective terms like hypocrisies...but I do embrace irony. If Wizbang wishes to filter dissenting views...hey mantis appeared before me and has disappeared..cool. There will be a time, if not now, where no dissenting views appear on Wizbang..to live in a virtual world where everyone agrees... I wish you the best in your writing. So many talk about it but do not put forth what you are doing... No matter who our next President is...He/She will at least have enough of a command of our language as to not embarrass us with a lack simple verb/subject agreement.

I don't know why, but I answered him:

You idiotic dipshit, I did not "have a voice" in your banning, I WAS the voice. And that voice was merely respecting your own words from January 19 of this year:

http://wizbangblog.com/content/2008/01/19/justice.php#comment-698119

"good news..I am leaving here.. cause I see the fucking hypocritical bullshit.. please,,,ban me........"

You came back NINE TIMES after that fare-thee-well, and damned near every time I answered your comments with a reminder of your pledge. Finally, I got fed up with your attitude and finally took you at your word.

You're right about how Wizbang ought to tolerate dissenting voices, and we do. But your subliterate ramblings, your insistence on trying to change the topic to whatever you thought was more important, and most importantly your own remarks above convinced me that I simply did not want the headaches associated with your continued presence.

Wizbang does not suppress or silence dissenting views; we have a very high threshold for those who disagree with us. Quite possibly a higher threshold than any other site with anywhere near our level of popularity.

What we have very little tolerance for is the kind of stupid, petty bullshit that was your trademark, along with your gibbering style of writing -- rambling, run-on, meaningless sentences, absolute disdain for conventional rules of grammar and capitalization, and most of all an obsession with using ellipses to the point of abuse -- simply gave me one headache too many.

I note that in this letter and in the occasional comment, you actually did evince a certain familiarity with proper grammar and spelling and capitalization, but the English major in me simply found your comments almost physically painful to read. They were as irritating, purely as a manner of style, as those of spurwing plover -- who I've banned several times, but apparently he's on an AOL dialup and simply blocking his IP doesn't work.

Rest assured, you will not be missed. And fear not about leaving Wizbang free of contrary voices -- not only do we have larkin, Steve Crickmore, and Paul Hooson as "in-house loyal opposition," we have a ready stable of critics and contrarians who are always prepared to demonstrate their ignorance -- BarneyG, JFO, and Brian come too readily to mind.

Have fun finding a new blog to annoy. You made your bed (or, rather, slammed the door) back in January; don't complain that I decided to simply take you at your word and lock it behind you.

J.

If anyone was wondering what it takes to get banned, here's a clear example: post a big "FU, I'm leaving and never coming back," then keep coming back.

In memory of nogo's memory, there will be a brief moment of silence.

This will be followed by a minute or two of giggling.

At that point, full-blown guffaws and howls of derisive laughter will be held.


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Comments (30)

Sorry, I skipped the moment... (Below threshold)
kbiel Author Profile Page:

Sorry, I skipped the moment of silence. I'll try to do better in the future.

Poor nogo. Another victim ... (Below threshold)

Poor nogo. Another victim of Jay's authoritarian rule over here.

hey mantis appeared befo... (Below threshold)
mantis:

hey mantis appeared before me and has disappeared..cool

Rumors of my disappearance have been greatly exaggerated..cool

I did get banned from WizbangBlue though!

"But your subliterate rambl... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

"But your subliterate ramblings..."

Crap, I'm next.

"If anyone was wondering wh... (Below threshold)
kevin:

"If anyone was wondering what it takes to get banned, here's a clear example: post a big "FU, I'm leaving and never coming back," then keep coming back."

Contrasted with the banning criteria at Wizbang Blue, which merely requires that you express disagreement with Lee Ward's opinion.

In memory of nogo's m... (Below threshold)

In memory of nogo's memory, there will be a brief moment of silence....followed by the customary flatulence.

Wow, Mantis, you got banned... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Wow, Mantis, you got banned at the "Blue"? Actually that site is where some real serious vetting of comments go on.

........ (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

.....

I did get banned from Wi... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

I did get banned from WizbangBlue though!

What!? No way! Seriously? That's a riot!

Could you get Brian next? ... (Below threshold)
Brian The Adequate:

Could you get Brian next? Or at least convince him to adopt a screen name that does not taint the formerly good name of Brian?

Jay, you're my hero! ;)... (Below threshold)

Jay, you're my hero! ;)

Hey,<a href="http://www.goo... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Hey, I was here first, fella.

Oops, there I go being "contrarian" again. Although by being contrarian, I'm actually agreeing with Jay. Don't let your head explode.

Don't forget to shampoo the... (Below threshold)

Don't forget to shampoo the carpet too, Jay :)

Mantis - you should have fo... (Below threshold)

Mantis - you should have followed my example and committed Wizbang Blue seppuku before Lee beat you to the punch (or the slice).

Darn you, Jay Tea, for maki... (Below threshold)
The Listkeeper:

Darn you, Jay Tea, for making me laugh so hard I wet myself a bit after spraying diet coke all over my keyboard!

Yeah, I guess Lee got tired... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Yeah, I guess Lee got tired of my mocking him for believing that a comedian playing Obama in youtube videos was actually the senator, for thinking a blog and WorldNetDaily constitute "mainstream media", and for basically believing every whacked out thing he can find on the internet in his quest to see Obama lose to Clinton. Because you know how much influence Lee Ward has. I'm sure the Clinton campaign is grateful though; every last bit of bullshit counts.

jpm100, for once you made m... (Below threshold)
David:

jpm100, for once you made me laugh. Good on you mate.

FU, nogo postal, hahahahaha... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

FU, nogo postal, hahahahahaha!

You asked for it, you got it--the big boot. Much deserved.

I'm sure the Clinton cam... (Below threshold)

I'm sure the Clinton campaign is grateful though; every last bit of bullshit counts.

I am sure they are.

Lee is Shrillary's Shill.

Lee is so frigging pathetic... (Below threshold)
D-Hoggs:

Lee is so frigging pathetic. I still just can't understand why he was handed wiz blue. Well, at least he ain't around here anymore! I was banned in the very beginning, for using "bad" language...that lee had just used himself in the very same post!

#12 Congratulations, you ca... (Below threshold)
Brian The Adequate:

#12 Congratulations, you can use Google and find my first post where I added the distinctive "the adequate" in response to the first time I saw your drivel here horrified as I was that your post might be mistaken for one of mine.

I posted as "Brian" here (admittedly I lurked more than I wrote) before I ever saw your crap show up. In any case, even if I am mistaken and you posted a comment here as Brian before I did, I stand by the supposition that the "quality" of your contributions drags down the good name of Brians everywhere.

Mantis:I did ge... (Below threshold)
ryan a:

Mantis:

I did get banned from WizbangBlue though!

Really? That's a pretty sad statement for the blue side of this site. Lee's a little out of control lately. I thought you were an editor there at one time. What happened with that?

kevin wrote:

Contrasted with the banning criteria at Wizbang Blue, which merely requires that you express disagreement with Lee Ward's opinion.

You know, kevin is right. The rules over at Blue are pretty biased. Lee tolerates little that does not fit in his limited political perspective. No wonder why the readership over there hasn't exactly taken off.

It's too bad. There was a possibility for something interesting. But for the most part it remains fairly inert, at best.

D-Hoggs wrote:

Lee is so frigging pathetic. I still just can't understand why he was handed wiz blue.

I have wondered that myself, since he always flew off the handle back in the days when he was a mere commenter. He's got an interesting power trip going on these days. Interesting choice by Mr Aylward.

Anyway, allowing dissent is a good sign. And while I often disagree with Jay Tea, he has been fairly good at maintaining his cool when it comes to dissenting views. Quite different from the way that Ward is handling himself over on the other side...

Peter F wrote:W... (Below threshold)
ryan a:

Peter F wrote:

What!? No way! Seriously? That's a riot!

It's the ultimate irony, Peter. The guy who used to bitch and complain about getting harassed around here has become the totalitarian blogger on the Blue side.

Funny. But sad. Hmmm. No, it's funny.

We might need a 'Wizbang Undeclared' just to compensate those who don't want to be seen collaborating with the Ward.

I thought you were an ed... (Below threshold)
mantis:

I thought you were an editor there at one time. What happened with that?

I entertained the notion when the site launched, but after watching for a few days I thought better of associating myself with Lee, even anonymously.

Mantis - we may disgree on ... (Below threshold)

Mantis - we may disgree on things, but I always feel you argue honorably, honestly, and respectfully.

I've not felt that way about Lee. Kind of a pity, really - I prefer to think the best about others until given cause to otherwise - but I don't feel that for Lee.

oh well....Bon'voy ageeee .... (Below threshold)
Knightbrigade:

oh well....Bon'voy ageeee ..be good Nogo.

LEE WARD is still here at Wizbang?! wow..
I'd go over to BLUE myself and look, but I haven't had my libtard vaccination..

mantis:you made a ... (Below threshold)
ryan a:

mantis:

you made a good call on that one.

dang,stay out a couple of d... (Below threshold)
tj:

dang,stay out a couple of days and see what happens.all I can say is bout time.Jay,your a far more patient man then I.

FU, I'm leaving and never c... (Below threshold)
Paul:

FU, I'm leaving and never coming back...,;

Has anyone seen lee's "simp... (Below threshold)
D-Hoggs:

Has anyone seen lee's "simpsonized" avatar?! Oh man, it looks exactly like the prick he is!!




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