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EarlG ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-27-05 09:20 PM
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171. A few words about TIA's banning
I know we're all disappointed that TIA is no longer going to be posting at DU, but I would encourage those of you who are pissed off about his banning to direct your comments to TIA himself. He made the decision to ignore repeated Admin warnings, and we see no reason why he should not be held accountable for his behavior just like anyone else who posts on DU.

To those of you who would suggest that we should give him a second chance, you may not be aware that TIA was already banned once, last December, for the exact same behavior which got him banned this time - specifically, attacking new members with low post counts and repeatedly accusing others of being either conservatives or members of Free Republic. At one point we even had to pin a message to the top of the 2004ERD forum reminding people that this behavior was not acceptable:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

TIA was reinstated one day after his banning, after he assured us that the behavior would not continue. He did not follow through on that promise. Even so, we gave him several more chances over the last few months before it became apparent that his behavior was not going to change. This banning was not done in haste - TIA was explicitly warned of the consequences of his behavior on more than one occasion, most recently on August 15, when he received a message from Skinner which read in part, "There will be no more warnings and private messages. You can either follow the rules or not. The choice is yours, and the responsibility for the consequenses are also yours." I don't know how we can be clearer than that.

I'm really am sorry that it came to this - we have no personal animosity towards TIA at all - but it puts us in a very difficult position when a popular member of the board continually refuses to accept Admin guidance which would prevent them from being banned.

Now I'm locking this thread. If you have any further comments you may direct them to me via private message.
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  -"Paging TruthIsAll" - an article - A blast from the past tommcintyre  Aug-26-05 05:36 PM   #0 
  - TIA rocks.  democrat_patriot   Aug-26-05 05:44 PM   #1 
  - TIA rolls.  Land Shark   Aug-26-05 06:10 PM   #2 
     - FULL Text of "37! Things You'd Have to Believe To Believe Bush Won"  Hissyspit   Aug-27-05 12:48 PM   #121 
  - TIA certainly deserves our appreciation. Recommended.  Nothing Without Hope   Aug-26-05 06:20 PM   #3 
  - I couldn't hit the recommend button fast enough! Thank you for this OP & .  understandinglife   Aug-26-05 06:44 PM   #4 
  - Echo that...  yowzayowzayowza   Aug-26-05 07:02 PM   #5 
  - Kicked and recommended  Fly by night   Aug-26-05 07:02 PM   #6 
  - Recommended!  dzika   Aug-26-05 07:09 PM   #7 
  - Kicked and recommended..nt  kster   Aug-26-05 07:18 PM   #8 
  - ditto  gademocrat7   Aug-27-05 07:44 AM   #61 
  - Nominated to honor and once again thank TIA! n/t  Kurovski   Aug-26-05 07:41 PM   #9 
  - kick  Botany   Aug-26-05 07:43 PM   #10 
  - Thanks for the great tribute to TIA. PS, you were there stirring the pot  mom cat   Aug-26-05 07:43 PM   #11 
  - Thanks mom cat. And I remember your terrific "kick-squad" too. :) nt  tommcintyre   Aug-26-05 07:48 PM   #12 
  - Kick...for old times sake!  mom cat   Aug-27-05 07:04 AM   #57 
  - "Stirring" and then "banging on it" tommcintyre...  autorank   Aug-26-05 08:52 PM   #22 
  - Absolutely kicked and HIGHLY recommended, for Truth (is All).  demodonkey   Aug-26-05 07:51 PM   #13 
  - Totally Recommended & Nominated--We Deserve the Truth Is All!  autorank   Aug-26-05 08:06 PM   #14 
  - KICK  freedomfries   Aug-26-05 08:15 PM   #15 
  - Nominated!  DemReadingDU   Aug-26-05 08:15 PM   #16 
  - Kicked and nom'd nt  snot   Aug-26-05 08:17 PM   #17 
  - Kicked and nominated n/t  NoBushSpokenHere   Aug-26-05 08:23 PM   #19 
  - I Believe the Election Was Stolen  BeFree   Aug-26-05 08:19 PM   #18 
  - It was that very post...  CantGetFooledAgain   Aug-26-05 08:26 PM   #20 
  - "It was that very post..."  petgoat   Aug-26-05 08:42 PM   #21 
  - Nominated  lynettebro440   Aug-26-05 09:01 PM   #23 
  - The TRUTH is always worth a Kick  AntiCoup2K4   Aug-26-05 09:13 PM   #24 
  - Kick for TruthIsAll -  dchill   Aug-26-05 09:37 PM   #25 
  - KICK  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-26-05 09:38 PM   #26 
  - nadin, I knew you'd be here. You are too cool!!!  autorank   Aug-27-05 01:02 AM   #44 
  - Take a bow, TIA.  No Surrender   Aug-26-05 09:44 PM   #27 
  - Thank you TIA!  super simian   Aug-26-05 09:47 PM   #28 
  - I know where TIA is. He's all over this story, from the beginning, with  bleever   Aug-26-05 10:01 PM   #29 
  - TIA IS 'DA MAN" TIA ROCKS!!!!  Melissa G   Aug-26-05 10:02 PM   #30 
  - TIA, I have looked forward to your posts since I started on the board  blue neen   Aug-26-05 10:04 PM   #31 
  - TIA is one of DU's best researchers.  oasis   Aug-26-05 10:06 PM   #32 
  - oasis RULES! This thread is traveling with the heat!  autorank   Aug-27-05 01:04 AM   #45 
  - I luv TIA  kansasblue   Aug-26-05 10:21 PM   #33 
  - Kick for an enigma called TruthIsAll  meganmonkey   Aug-26-05 10:24 PM   #34 
  - TIA's studies are a Signature effort...! Thanks, TIA!!! Spreading...  tiptoe   Aug-26-05 10:39 PM   #35 
  - kick  oasis   Aug-26-05 10:40 PM   #36 
  - Thank you so much for posting this, Tom  nicknameless   Aug-26-05 10:50 PM   #37 
  - Take a bow, TIA  sonias   Aug-26-05 11:01 PM   #38 
  - TruthIsAll OWNS Rove  bushcrab   Aug-26-05 11:12 PM   #39 
  - Thanks for all your work in keeping this issue alive  eridani   Aug-26-05 11:17 PM   #40 
  - Wonderful post! TIA should get his own website, to keep the truth  Liberty Belle   Aug-26-05 11:49 PM   #41 
  - Excellent post and much deserved praise to TIA...  althecat   Aug-26-05 11:54 PM   #42 
  - One of the truely unique contributors to DU  Old and In the Way   Aug-27-05 12:13 AM   #43 
  - Yes, he produced more original work than I could've ever imagined  tommcintyre   Aug-27-05 08:57 AM   #69 
  - TIA restored my sanity in those early days after the theft in 2004.  Ojai Person   Aug-27-05 02:50 AM   #46 
  - That's my story exactly!  autorank   Aug-27-05 05:05 AM   #51 
     - Recommended. (nt)  Heidi   Aug-27-05 06:47 AM   #56 
     - Mine too. Stunned and confused, I stumbled in here and never left.  bleever   Aug-27-05 12:25 PM   #113 
  - TIA kept me informed, hopeful, aware.  Bluebear   Aug-27-05 03:30 AM   #47 
  - bluebear, UDAMAN  autorank   Aug-27-05 04:08 AM   #49 
  - Kicking this thread for a great DUer  fujiyama   Aug-27-05 03:56 AM   #48 
  - Thanx neighbor  autorank   Aug-27-05 04:09 AM   #50 
     - Kick!  Totally Committed   Aug-27-05 06:13 AM   #53 
  - Thanks, TIA and Tom.  spooky3   Aug-27-05 06:13 AM   #52 
  - Thanks for the tribute! n/t  Paradise   Aug-27-05 06:30 AM   #54 
  - This thread is kicked and nominated... I myself am  4MoronicYears   Aug-27-05 06:33 AM   #55 
  - Very powerful. Nominated  rosesaylavee   Aug-27-05 07:15 AM   #58 
  - kick  WesDem   Aug-27-05 07:27 AM   #59 
  - .  Tom Yossarian Joad   Aug-27-05 07:29 AM   #60 
  - My sincere appreciation for all TIA has done for us.  peekaloo   Aug-27-05 07:58 AM   #62 
  - "Truth is all" is more than just a name..It is a principle to live by.  BrklynLiberal   Aug-27-05 08:02 AM   #63 
  - Whenever I see a thread started by TIA, I read it  cally   Aug-27-05 08:26 AM   #64 
  - Let me be a Devils advocate here  Quixote1818   Aug-27-05 08:40 AM   #65 
  - Yeah, the Bush campaign pulled out all the stops  ComerPerro   Aug-27-05 09:45 AM   #76 
  - Quixote1818, you forgot about Karl Rove's "invisible" get-out-the-vote  Peace Patriot   Aug-27-05 09:59 AM   #78 
  - Programming 2+2=5 is just as easy as 2+2=4 ... he who counts the votes...  FULL_METAL_HAT   Aug-27-05 02:52 PM   #139 
  - "Bush was leading in the polls"  petgoat   Aug-27-05 03:57 PM   #149 
  - kick and recommended! n/t  Swamp Rat   Aug-27-05 08:51 AM   #66 
  - Thank you TIA --  IndyOp   Aug-27-05 08:53 AM   #67 
  - Kicked & Recommended n/t  tammywammy   Aug-27-05 08:53 AM   #68 
  - Nominated  0007   Aug-27-05 09:13 AM   #70 
  - A kick for the truth. n/t  pauldp   Aug-27-05 09:14 AM   #71 
  - Thank you TIA!  kedrys   Aug-27-05 09:14 AM   #72 
  - I love you TIA-thanks for all the hard work !!!!!!! n/t  JennasLiver   Aug-27-05 09:27 AM   #73 
  - TIA deserves the ERD Lifetime Achievement Award! I salute your  mod mom   Aug-27-05 09:27 AM   #74 
  - Kicked and recommended! TIA rocks...as do you, OP........thanx  CaliforniaPeggy   Aug-27-05 09:35 AM   #75 
  - Thank you for your post Tom  freedomfries   Aug-27-05 09:52 AM   #77 
  - TIA is The Man! n/t  Peace Patriot   Aug-27-05 10:01 AM   #79 
  - TruthisAll thank you for all the hard work you do. You are a true American  glitch   Aug-27-05 10:05 AM   #80 
  - Thankyou for all your hard work TIA! You're a true HERO!  Joanne98   Aug-27-05 10:13 AM   #81 
  - YES!  north houston dem   Aug-27-05 10:16 AM   #82 
  - Thank you again, TIA!  Ojai Person   Aug-27-05 10:23 AM   #83 
  - Kick and Recommended  FizzFuzz   Aug-27-05 10:29 AM   #84 
  - Thanks TIA!  kimchi   Aug-27-05 10:33 AM   #85 
  - TIA is one of my personal heroes. Strongly recommended  GettysbergII   Aug-27-05 10:42 AM   #86 
  - Thank You TIA!  leftchick   Aug-27-05 10:45 AM   #87 
  - Peace to TIA!  mod mom   Aug-27-05 10:48 AM   #88 
  - Better edit your post  ohio_liberal   Aug-27-05 10:49 AM   #90 
     - Sorry will do. Didn't know.  mod mom   Aug-27-05 10:57 AM   #93 
        - Don't sweat it.  ohio_liberal   Aug-27-05 11:23 AM   #97 
  - Thanks  darkstar   Aug-27-05 10:49 AM   #89 
  - Relatively obscure, my ass! DU get over 1.5 million hits a week!  flpoljunkie   Aug-27-05 10:54 AM   #91 
  - a kick for TIA !!!  alittlelark   Aug-27-05 10:56 AM   #92 
  - kick and nom  ooglymoogly   Aug-27-05 11:04 AM   #94 
  - kicked and recommended nt  steve2470   Aug-27-05 11:15 AM   #95 
  - Kicked & recommended n/t  displacedtexan   Aug-27-05 11:22 AM   #96 
  - Kicked and nominated.  bushwentawol   Aug-27-05 11:28 AM   #98 
  - Election Fraud is why I first came to DU. (and left kos)  suziedemocrat   Aug-27-05 11:29 AM   #99 
  - me too and i don't like the sound of this...  nashville_brook   Aug-27-05 04:19 PM   #151 
  - Fearless, and Tireless, the man is Tenacious and Meticulous  opihimoimoi   Aug-27-05 11:37 AM   #100 
  - TIA make the energizer bunny look like a couch potatoe.  Pobeka   Aug-27-05 11:47 AM   #101 
  - Thank you TIA  The_Casual_Observer   Aug-27-05 11:50 AM   #102 
  - TIA, you are so appreciated!  me b zola   Aug-27-05 11:50 AM   #103 
  - Woot! Go TIA!!! n/t  Darkhawk32   Aug-27-05 11:50 AM   #104 
  - That list was the partial inspiration for  kevsand   Aug-27-05 11:51 AM   #105 
  - "article" implies a news report, and the link is just to another blog post  krkaufman   Aug-27-05 11:59 AM   #106 
  - Can somebody PM me...  davsand   Aug-27-05 12:00 PM   #107 
  - There are so many things I've wanted to know about this poster. How  acmavm   Aug-27-05 12:03 PM   #108 
  - What is going on?  mdmc   Aug-27-05 12:17 PM   #111 
  - Kick! We just need the truth.  Shredr   Aug-27-05 12:04 PM   #109 
  - kick and recommended!!!  helderheid   Aug-27-05 12:17 PM   #110 
  - Thank you, TIA!  Sapphire Blue   Aug-27-05 12:19 PM   #112 
  - And really: shouldn't there be at least one deleted freeper post  bleever   Aug-27-05 12:27 PM   #114 
  - TIA has exposed the truth. Now we have to clean house state by state  brindis_desala   Aug-27-05 12:33 PM   #115 
  - Recommended!  FrenchieCat   Aug-27-05 12:34 PM   #116 
  - Thanks to TIA and all who have contributed (n/t)  philb   Aug-27-05 12:39 PM   #117 
  - TRUTH IS ALL  knowbody0   Aug-27-05 12:40 PM   #118 
  - Truth to power, TIA. n/t  lady lib   Aug-27-05 12:46 PM   #119 
  - TruthIsAll is TOPS!  Octafish   Aug-27-05 12:46 PM   #120 
  - Kick! It's inspiring that DU influences the wider world.  El Fuego   Aug-27-05 12:56 PM   #122 
  - If you believe TIA is KIA you'd have to believe 101 votes mean nothing...  FULL_METAL_HAT   Aug-27-05 01:05 PM   #123 
  - Words escape me .... to describe the eloquence of your post!!!  autorank   Aug-27-05 02:35 PM   #135 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-27-05 03:00 PM   #141 
  - FMH; that is an outstanding post!!  understandinglife   Aug-27-05 03:18 PM   #142 
  - K I C K  BamaLefty   Aug-27-05 01:24 PM   #124 
  - Thank you TIA  Pooka Fey   Aug-27-05 01:35 PM   #125 
  - kisck  rodeodance   Aug-27-05 01:41 PM   #126 
  - Has Kos' lockjaw become contagious...  dchill   Aug-27-05 01:43 PM   #127 
  - ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN GREATEST VOTES!!! Is that a RECORD?  Nothing Without Hope   Aug-27-05 01:59 PM   #128 
  - I think it's DU's loss that he's not here anymore.  Zhade   Aug-27-05 02:05 PM   #129 
  - Yes, it sure is  MissWaverly   Aug-27-05 02:16 PM   #130 
  - Self-deleted  SharonRB   Aug-27-05 02:29 PM   #132 
     - PM autorank, s/he's the one who told me.  Zhade   Aug-27-05 02:39 PM   #136 
  - kicked and nominated!  ray of light   Aug-27-05 02:25 PM   #131 
  - Thank You TIA!  Dr_eldritch   Aug-27-05 02:34 PM   #133 
  - Produced great threads and ALWAYS showed his work...  autorank   Aug-27-05 04:30 PM   #153 
     - it's "Excel", btw  foo_bar   Aug-27-05 06:48 PM   #161 
  - And oh yeah...  Dr_eldritch   Aug-27-05 02:34 PM   #134 
  - Kick.  Robeson   Aug-27-05 02:44 PM   #137 
  - Brilliant work, TIA!  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Aug-27-05 02:50 PM   #138 
  - a real patriot our tia  faithnotgreed   Aug-27-05 02:54 PM   #140 
  - A kick for one of the best among us.  blm   Aug-27-05 03:23 PM   #143 
  - Nominated!  newswolf56   Aug-27-05 03:25 PM   #144 
  - Thanks for all your hard work TIA  miss_kitty   Aug-27-05 03:41 PM   #145 
  - Recommended  RetroLounge   Aug-27-05 03:50 PM   #146 
  - Interesting.  Misunderestimator   Aug-27-05 03:51 PM   #147 
  - I have no idea what this is all about  qanda   Aug-27-05 03:55 PM   #148 
  - kicking it  rosebud57   Aug-27-05 04:13 PM   #150 
  - No longer on Greatest page  slay   Aug-27-05 04:27 PM   #152 
  - I've never seen this many REcommends. Cool!  autorank   Aug-27-05 04:38 PM   #154 
  - It doesn't belong there.  lvx35   Aug-27-05 05:12 PM   #158 
  - Threads stay on the Greatest page for 24 hours.  lady lib   Aug-27-05 05:30 PM   #159 
  - Thanks for everything TIA.  Crunchy Frog   Aug-27-05 04:57 PM   #155 
  - Thanks for everything, TIA  vince3   Aug-27-05 05:05 PM   #156 
  - Kick  mod mom   Aug-27-05 05:10 PM   #157 
  - kick  yorkiemommie1   Aug-27-05 05:42 PM   #160 
  - Has a thread EVER had 170 recommends?  benburch   Aug-27-05 06:57 PM   #162 
  - Recommended  minvis   Aug-27-05 07:05 PM   #163 
  - I am so grateful to TIA for all of his efforts.  merh   Aug-27-05 07:12 PM   #164 
  - props to TIA for his relentlessness  foo_bar   Aug-27-05 07:23 PM   #165 
  - A sad but true reminder  Carla in Ca   Aug-27-05 08:07 PM   #166 
  - kick  The Backlash Cometh   Aug-27-05 08:31 PM   #167 
  - Another kick, with admiration and gratitude to TruthIsAll  nicknameless   Aug-27-05 08:50 PM   #168 
  - I always looked forward to TIA's analysis. It was one of  chieftain   Aug-27-05 08:54 PM   #169 
  - Kick nt  NoBushSpokenHere   Aug-27-05 09:01 PM   #170 
  - A few words about TIA's banning  EarlG   Aug-27-05 09:20 PM   #171 
 

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