Re: Thrown Under a Bus
posted at 9/12/2011 11:34 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Thrown Under a Bus
In Response to Re: Thrown Under a Bus : Harness, I'm very aware of my personal peccadilloes but I'd like to know where Beacon Hill gets off trying to tell everyone who can post here and who can't, who is a troll and who isn't. I don't know the guy and don't think I want to. Is he some kind of honcho around here? Perhaps I had a run-in with him on some other board if he was going with another handle, but he seems like a very unlikeable person and if his schtick is trying to get under people's skin. He also seems to specialize in ad hominum attacks but seldom has any insights of his own.
Posted by seabeachfred
I'll fill you in on him: He is known to the members of the board as PIKE.
He began posting here in 2007.
He created several identities to re-enforce his image as wanna-be cop.
Earlier this year, he really flipped out and was guilty of invasion of privacy (using data from other sites to expose actual individual identity). BDC took immediate action and PIKE and all his aliases were banned.
Did he learn his lesson? No. He continued the same practice and was banned again.
This is his 3rd go-around. He currently has a couple of other identities.
If you don't fit the perfect mold he has as a board poster, you are fair play.
Nobody on this board can stand him. Pity is, if he didn't spend most of his time playing cop, he'd actually be a decent baseball poster. But that won't happen.
I have had plenty of run-ins with posters in my time here. It happens when ya post often. But I try and see posters for what they post. And if targeted posters make an honest post and back it up, it should be acknowledged as such.
PIKE won't go there. I don't think he can allow himself to.
On PIKE's behalf, he claims to justify his actions by trying to create the perfect forum, without "trolls"or "trolling". Striving for such perfection is futile as it goes against human nature. People have the right to express their individuality. It irks many, including myself, when their intentions are to disrupt. And I can be as disruptive as anybody with on-going conflicts. But I recognize it's part of the human landscape. Perhaps PIKE is trying to purify himself
with this illusion.
I doubt he can be so objective.
But the fact remains: He is intolerant of this behavior...and yet he remains the only one
who tolerates his own
activity with anything beyond disdain.