Tyche Banned

  • Pitcrew

    Since not everyone frequents the politics forum, this user has been banned.

    There are a myriad of ways to be hurtful and insulting to people here and to express your opinions almost as profanely as you want to. Anti-Semitic comments is one that is not.

    While not every report is going to escalate to the point of banning when things do cross the line, when you especially see things that cross the lines of forum rules, please report them. Without the report that came in last night, I think it probably would have been a little while longer before any of us saw it. While I do try to skim everything once a day, honestly if RL is super busy I do not always get to it. So thank you very, very much to that reporter.

    I am sorry that the rest of the people on that forum had to log in to see that.

  • @mietze Thank you and indeed thanks to the whole mod team for responding so quickly and seriously.

  • Pitcrew

    and nothing of value was lost

  • Can you provide a link to what he said that got him banned? Or just give a general gist of it? He has been here a long time (And I knew him as a misogynistic asshole, of course) and I just wanted some context.

  • Admin

    @Admiral It involved Jewish people and ovens.

  • @Arkandel If double-banning was a thing it would be too good for him.

  • Pitcrew

    All I can say is - YAY! Glad he's gone, he was horrible.

  • Holy crap. I stay out of the politics forum since this hobby is, for me, as much 'a space away from having endless arguments about real world politics' as I can manage. (Guess who is totally alone with their husband in our families in being 'the blue staters' in terms of perspective, even if all of us live in blue or purple states, yeesh.)

    This sort of thing? Convinces me how right a choice this was. Holy crap on a cracker. So incredibly not OK. I probably would have gotten my own ass banned shrieking all hell at him if I'd seen that shit.

  • @surreality the tantrum I threw was not my most dignified moment on the forum, I'll admit, but once the mods saw it they acted right away.

  • Pitcrew


    Some things are worth not-dignified tantrums.

  • @saosmash Seconding silverfox here. There are some things totally worth getting banned over, in my book. Ripping a hole in a racist, sexist jerk who thinks they're being cute and funny while being actively cruel and intending harm is one of them.

    (The one forum I've ever been banned from was an 'abortion debate' forum that asked me to join them since I helped mod on on livejournal for years. Turns out it was a trap site, like a lot of the trap 'crisis clinics' out there. Am I sorry I got banned for blowing a mile wide hole in the person who said 'who cares what some <lesbian slur> <sexist slur> thinks?' NOPE. Not even the littlest teensywee bit. More like 'point of pride' almost twenty years later.)

  • Pitcrew

    As one of our resident Yidden, thank you. There aren't a lot of places we feel safe these days.

  • @tek Absolutely sure I'm not alone in saying: if something like this ever happens, please don't hesitate to reach out in any way you feel comfortable, even if it's just to vent or hear somebody confirm that the crap going on is not OK. A damn is officially given.

  • Pitcrew

    Thank you.

  • Pitcrew

    I have what I feel is an appropriately mature response to his "jokes", by which I mean not mature at all and a bit vulgar but I can't get the spoiler tags to work.

    Just imagine Jon Stewart sarcastically laughing before flipping the camera off. And yes, the choice of a Jewish celebratory is most definitely intentional.

  • You can get away with a lot of things on this forum, and personally I'm happy to see a diverse cast of idea and opinions, including ones I wholeheartedly disagree with. But c'mon, why you gotta go there?

  • Pitcrew

    @lordbelh said in Tyche Banned:

    You can get away with a lot of things on this forum, and personally I'm happy to see a diverse cast of idea and opinions, including ones I wholeheartedly disagree with. But c'mon, why you gotta go there?

    I did not see the post in question, but from the way it's been described, he went there because he wants Jewish people to know what safety they have belongs to him and is therefore his to revoke at will.

  • The post was removed for good reason.

    Tyche knew the rules.

    What he said is no longer relevant, but yes it invoked Jews and ovens.

  • Pitcrew

    Oh wow.

    @Tyche turned out to be an racist shitbrain.

    Who could have seen that coming.

    What an entirely unforseeable development.

  • Tyche didnt really seem to have interest in interfacing with anyone constructively on the forum. He mostly just haunted political threads to ruffle feathers using superskeeeery alt-rightisms to watch people's reactions. Not surprised to see this, but ultimately I question why he wasted his time to begin with.

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