The Banned From AtU2 Club

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The Banned From AtU2 Club
« on: October 15, 2017, 12:00:18 PM »
Who here is currently banned from @U2? I'm not, but I want to know who is and why!
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Re: The Banned From AtU2 Club
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2017, 12:09:00 PM »
Personally i am more interested in looking at the future on here than looking back at what has happened on another forum.

This place wasn't set up to be an atu2 discussion forum   ;)


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Re: The Banned From AtU2 Club
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2017, 12:09:53 PM »
Personally i am more interested in looking at the future on here than looking back at what has happened on another forum.

This place wasn't set up to be an atu2 discussion forum   ;)
I know, but the question intrigues me.
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Re: The Banned From AtU2 Club
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 12:11:48 PM »
Well, it's embarrassing, and depressing to get banned...that's all I'll say about it. Let's move on and "don't worry, be happy"!

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Re: The Banned From AtU2 Club
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2017, 12:13:18 PM »
Well, it's embarrassing, and depressing to get banned...that's all I'll say about it. Let's move on and "don't worry, be happy"!
True, but I thought of it as sort of a Justice League, seeing as you guys all hate the mods on @u2.
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Re: The Banned From AtU2 Club
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2017, 12:14:18 PM »
Personally i am more interested in looking at the future on here than looking back at what has happened on another forum.

This place wasn't set up to be an atu2 discussion forum   ;)
I know, but the question intrigues me.

Well if it intrigues others so be it but personally I honestly don't care who is and who isn't banned from there. The admin and mod team on that forum have their rules and apply them as they see fit - ask them over there who is banned maybe, you might get more insight.

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Re: The Banned From AtU2 Club
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2017, 12:16:20 PM »
Well, it's embarrassing, and depressing to get banned...that's all I'll say about it. Let's move on and "don't worry, be happy"!
True, but I thought of it as sort of a Justice League, seeing as you guys all hate the mods on @u2.
NO ONE that I know of "hates" the mods on @U2. Let it go...

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Re: The Banned From AtU2 Club
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2017, 12:17:05 PM »
Well, it's embarrassing, and depressing to get banned...that's all I'll say about it. Let's move on and "don't worry, be happy"!
True, but I thought of it as sort of a Justice League, seeing as you guys all hate the mods on @u2.

I don't think anyone here 'hates the mods on atu2' and even if anyone does (it seems a bit extreme people would but hey) they would be better served addressing that situation with the mods on atu2...

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Re: The Banned From AtU2 Club
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2017, 12:54:46 PM »
Nope, none of us hate the mods on @u2. Quite the contrary. We respect the hell out of them because they've successfully run a forum for many years and have contributed so much to the U2 fan community. They are great people.

This forum came about because @u2 decided to take a break, possibly permanently, maybe temporarily. I was bothered by this news and knew several people who also were upset, plus those who had departed @u2 before, and I decided to do something. I've worked in web development for over a decade now, have run forums before and it was fairly easy for me to set this place up. It's a bit harder to continue building the place than to merely set it up as I did a couple nights ago, but we'll learn as we go along and continue to make this community a positive place for U2 fans to come and discuss our band along with just about any other topic.

We don't want to step on anyone's toes here, nor do we want to replace @u2 unless they decide to make their closure permanent. Even then, we won't be a replacement, we'll just be another option for U2 fans. Our rules won't be the same as @u2's because every place has its own rules, but we aim to create a positive, fair environment where people can post freely and not fear being banned.

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Re: The Banned From AtU2 Club
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2017, 01:01:08 PM »
Another one here who has great respect for the mods on @u2.  I particularly like m2 and hawkmoon who have both had the kindness and decency to listen to me and talk through issues with me.  Not only that, they've shared their U2 experiences with me.  They're great guys and I'd love for them to reopen @u2 asap!  In the meantime I'd love to see them come here and join the discussion.

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Re: The Banned From AtU2 Club
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2017, 02:41:15 PM »
While I think @U2 is very uptight on what people are allowed to post and ban people for some pretty tame reasons, I don't think anyone hates them. It's their site and they can run it as they see fit. A lot of good people over at that site.
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Re: The Banned From AtU2 Club
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2017, 03:57:08 PM »
Yep, I got a ban recently. I sailed close to the wind a few times and I almost escaped unscathed!

But as some have already said here, I think a forward looking, relaxed forum like this one can be a permanent stand alone one for all of us. I certainly won't be returning to atu2 (not forgetting all the good people who are over there and the sterling work that was done over the years). the idea of a politics ban on a u2 forum is a simply ridiculous situation.

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Re: The Banned From AtU2 Club
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2017, 06:00:49 PM »
While I think @U2 is very uptight on what people are allowed to post and ban people for some pretty tame reasons, I don't think anyone hates them. It's their site and they can run it as they see fit. A lot of good people over at that site.
When was that a thing?
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Re: The Banned From AtU2 Club
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2017, 06:41:00 PM »
Whoever they are is not important we have this site now and lets move forward
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Re: The Banned From AtU2 Club
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2017, 08:21:34 AM »
I got a telling off back in august, for posting "*facepalm" in response to a poster who was raving about one of the new songs lol