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August 9th, 2003 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2003-08-09 19:08
  Subject:   Happy-fun anime bondage HOWTO!
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Stolen from zonereyrie's LJ:

Not, not, NOT safe for work!

http://www.discarnate.com/yatara/leechan/Bondage.JPG

The terribly amusing thing is how relentlessly HAPPY she is about the whole process. Whacked.

(Not dissin' on anyone who likes this kind of thing, I just found this particular image very amusing.)
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2003-08-09 19:34
  Subject:   I *swear to god*, I'm not making this shit up!
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From Fark:


AUSTRALIA'S leading relationship counselling body is urging lonely older single women to become lesbians.

Relationships Australia spokesman Jack Carney said men's shorter life spans, and their pursuit of much younger women, meant women in their twilight years were often forced to turn to other women for love and companionship.

Mr Carney said the government-funded support group encouraged older women to explore lesbian relationships, which were seen as more nurturing and emotionally supportive.


http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6908932^421,00.html
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2003-08-09 21:05
  Subject:   Deafening silence from the SDMB mod staff.
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Wish I could say I was surprised. You may remember my previous entry on this subject:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/mackys/20917.html

Just prior to that entry, I sent a mail to webmaster@straightdope.com. I had to send it there, because after they banned my login, I can no longer use the "click here to mail a mod" feature. Nice little catch-22 there. I also couldn't find any mod's address anywhere in any post on the "About This Message Board" forum or anywhere in the FAQ pages. So I sent a mail to webmaster@straightdope.com telling them all og the above, repeating that I was sure that my old aliases were older than the claimed 90 day auto-deletion period before I started a new one, and "okay, you said you wanted to talk, so let's talk." Since you're reading this, you can probably guess what their reply was. Yeah, that thing in the title of the entry...

So, I sent them the following email just a minute ago:


To: webmaster@straightdope.com
From: mackys@kaosol.net
Subject: Second Email: To the mods of the SDMB.

As usual, this is in reference to:
http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?s=415bc2d00c6b93c20e5d8050ef94d765&threadid=201894

And yes, I am MikeRochenelle, though I'm fairly sure you know that.

Anyway, it appears you are ignoring me on purpose. It's either that or you're incompetent. (Well, frankly, given my opinions of Tuba, perhaps I ought to opt for that explanation...)

For the record, I have received zero, zip, zilch, nada, no response whatsoever to my mail of a week ago. A mail, you may remember, that I sent at your request.

If you're attempting to make me break the rules and go register another handle just so I can "click on a Mods name to mail them" on the board,
it won't work. If I do that I just give you ammunition to turn right around and tell me I've broken the rules one too many times. I intend to give you no excuses.

If MEBuckner's offer to talk about things wasn't sincere, why did you bother posting it in the first place? Simply to save face and make yourselves not look like the bad guys? If so, that's pretty sad.


Frankly I'm not ready to call them actively malicious yet. It seems possible that the webmaster didn't forward my previous mail to the mods, or they bungled and/or forgot about it when they did get it. Still, I'm getting less impressed by the day by the conduct of these guys. It seems to have totally flummoxed them that A) someone could be right when they were wrong and B) someone could point out their mistakes without violating their "easy out" - the "don't be a jerk" rule.


We'll see if they invoke the "We can kick you off for any reason, or no reason" clause of the board user agreement. I'll be laughing my ass off if they do that. Dedicated to fighting ignorance... unless the truth is inconvenient or distasteful to us!
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