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  1. #331
    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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    Deleted four posts of Baron/jammo spelling stuff from a chess thread. Will also be deleting posts that invite people to continue spelling-related injokes on chess threads whenever I feel like it without warning or necessarily logging the deletions.

    If posters want to engage in silly spelling-related comments all the time then start a new thread in the non-chess section and copy posts you want to make fun of there. No problem with one-post spelling corrections but less silly banter on chess threads please. Ta.

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    User zarkoth banned and post and replies removed. zarkoth engaged in what is known to me as "street team" spamming in which the poster pretends to have found the product they are advertising and to be a genuine poster asking for advice about it.

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    For the time being I've deleted an extreme and in my view insensitive post from the Muhammad Ali thread and replies to it. I was thinking of at least splitting it when another moderator suggested it should probably be moderated.

    We are of course happy for there to be general discussion for or against boxing on the site at any time but stomping on the grave of a person loved by many - in large part for reasons other than boxing - in the process of making a general point is only likely to derail a thread and cause annoyance.

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    Merkury banned for unsolicited commercial posting. It was fun while it lasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    We will frequently ban anonymous accounts that are suspected of being operated by banned users, any account that misrepresents the nature of the person operating it (eg adult posters pretending to be juniors) and any account employing a proxy IP.
    I emailed the account Rahane_S because I believe that account may be being operated by a banned user. No response in five days so account suspended at least until there is an adequate response. If no response within a week I intend to permanently ban the account.

    [Updates: 1 - Rahane_S permanently banned
    2 -Users Mordechai and normanghaskell have been proven to be hydras of Rahane_S and also banned. I am treating all three as clearly hydras of banned user Axiom.]
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 21-11-2016 at 11:45 PM.

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    I've just merged the ridiculous number of Graeme Anthony set threads on this site, and made it a sticky in General Chess.

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    Members are reminded they are not permitted to quote postings of banned posters without any critical comment as per the following.

    * While a poster is banned from chesschat it is not permitted to post on their behalf in any way, or to post links to anything they have written while banned. Quoting of banned posters is permitted only if (i) the material quoted was written before the poster's current ban commenced (onus is on the quoter to demonstrate this) or (ii) the quoting is clearly for the purposes of critical discussion (not necessarily negative) rather than deliberately helping the banned poster to circumvent their ban by having their comments appear here.

    Any post consisting largely of quoting of material by one or more banned posters with little or no original comment added will breach this rule, as will any post that quotes a banned user without discussing the comments quoted in relation to points being discussed on the thread. In any case all material quoted must be clearly within the site rules. If in doubt about this rule, please check your intended post with a moderator before posting it.
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  8. #338
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    This one is a moderation indecision. I am trying to keep up with the rapid thread drifting on some of the issues threads at the moment, some of it caused by me, but "working migrants" (itself a split thread) is a daunting assignment in this regard.

    If anyone reckons the thread should be split please PM me a suggested post to split it from and a suggested title or broad subject area and I'll consider such requests favourably.

    Otherwise I'm inclined to accept that the thread is hopelessly off-topic and just let it go, at least until a really clear dividing line emerges.

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    User Basil banned for seven days for offensive language in the shoutbox.
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    Cardinal Pell thread taken offline

    Out of an abundance of caution I have moved the Cardinal Pell thread offline temporarily for legal review. Some posts appear to me to be potentially sub judice in that they are prejudging the guilt or innocence of the accused. This is potentially illegal under Australian law although Chesschat being a relatively low profile forum would probably mean that the risks of prosecution of a poster or the forum were extremely low.

    When we have considered the issue carefully I expect the thread will be restored, but it may be that part or all of it will be restored in the Coffee Lounge only rather than to the main board.

    I recommend anyone considering public comment on the Pell matter now that Pell has been charged:

    1. read the advice sheet here:

    http://www.vgso.vic.gov.au/content/m...ontempt#whatis

    2. remember that just because something has been published elsewhere doesn't mean it isn't sub judice or that it can be safely reproduced.

    I hope to have completed reviewing the thread within 2 days.
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 01-07-2017 at 01:00 PM.

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    About half the posts involved have been restored to a general discussion thread relating to sex abuse by the clergy and allegations of such abuse (including false allegations). Please try to keep that thread in general Pell-free.

    The remainder are still under review.

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    For the duration of the current plebiscite proposal, the "strictly on topic" nature of the same-sex marriage thread is suspended.

    Posters may use the thread to discuss anything they consider relevant to the plebiscite, subject to the usual legal requirement that material posted must be legal in every Australian state and territory (this includes copyright law). Natural thread drift is also permitted, though prolonged streams of entirely off-topic posts may be moved.

    If posters want to post material about same-sex issues other than marriage and don't specifically wish to connect it to the plebiscite debate, they should keep using the other same-sex issues thread.

    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....ts-here-please
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 12-08-2017 at 08:47 PM.

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    Ten years ago I promised to never again edit a user sigfile unless it breached the site rules. I have just edited a sigfile that was in breach of the following rule:

    * Failing to follow a directive from an admin or moderator may result in immediate action being taken against the poster. If you disagree with any decision or directive from the admins or moderators, take it up by PM with the admin or moderator concerned, in the moderation discussion thread or by starting a new thread in the non-chess or Help and Feedback sections. If still not satisfied you may contact the site owner.
    and arguably also in breach of:

    Action may also be taken against members who encourage other members to break site rules or breach moderation directives, no matter where or how the encouragement occurs.
    Use of sigfiles to complain about moderation isn't allowed and may result in obsequious, hand-wringing lefty bans, but anyone with a moderation complaint is welcome to take it up in the ways specified above.

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    antichrist is banned for a week for posting a racist, albeit jokey, comment. If there is any attempt to negotiate this ban it will be changed to a month.

    antichrist is also banned from the Welfare Spending thread where the comment occurred for one year.

    All replies stemming from the comment have been moved offline until I have time to sift through them and decide whether anything in the discussion merits saving. The timeline for this process is: indefinite.
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 04-03-2018 at 10:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    User olantirn <gildyshows@gmail.com> is permanently banned from Chesschat for threatening the site with legal action without contacting the moderators first and for personally threatening the site staff of Chesschat in an unspecified and open-ended manner. A threat emailed to me was as follows:

    "U BETTER TAKE [abuse removed] KOHSER'S THREAD OR YOU WILL NOT HAVE HAPPY LIFE..."

    There have since been further more serious - if comically ungrammatical - threats. I do not normally post the email addresses of users but in the case of threateners I will. Especially homophobic threateners.

    A hydra account of the same person "Fred Johnson" <fredcoldstone@gmail.com> has also been banned. The following are email addresses that this person has used to abuse and threaten CC staff and spam Australian chess authorities:

    "F.C.Classics" <generalf55@gmail.com>, "John Lary - OTR Shows" <gildyshows@gmail.com>, "Michael Harris" <mikeharriswdca@gmail.com>, "Jan Lubek" <janlubekhere@gmail.com>, "Vesna (Vanessa) I" <macamalena2@gmail.com>, "lupco4ride44" <lupco4ride44@gmail.com>

    This is clearly one person posting under multiple names (although he claims Lubek and Steriev are different people), and may be a result of a multiple personality disorder. Whether this person really has any of these names is unknown to us.

    The initial threat arose from a response olantirn posted to some comments posted by thekohser about internet pest behaviour by this person. olantirn's response defamed a person who was not a party to his dispute with thekohser by implying they had behaved improperly in a correspondence tournament. No evidence was provided for this accusation and another moderator responded by removing olantirn's reply and locking the thread. olantirn then tried to take the matter up on a completely irrelevant thread, and when the off-topic posts there were deleted, responded by threatening the site and us personally.

    As a result of this not only is olantirn permanently banned, but any new poster who attempts to discuss the Lubek/Steriev matter or who is suspected of being olantirn will also be immediately permanently banned.
    I'm now getting death threats from this person:

    F.C.Classics <generalf55@gmail.com>
    31 Mar
    to me
    TAKE ALL EMAILS DOWN OR FACE SERIOUS ETERNAL CONSEQUENCES...

    On 3/29/18, F.C.Classics <generalf55@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On 3/29/18, John Lary - OTR Shows <gildyshows@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> ---------- Forwarded message ------
    >> http://www.google.com/search?client=...44&btnG=Search
    >> All emails must b gone. We r internet ches club n clearly we r not
    >> same person.confirm!
    >>
    >

    F.C.Classics <generalf55@gmail.com>
    31 Mar
    to me
    On 3/30/18, F.C.Classics <generalf55@gmail.com> wrote:
    > KARTH,DO U WANT US TO REPORT U TO YOUR INTERNET PROVIDER4TOS
    > VIOLATIONS?TAKE THAT FALSE CRAP DOWM IMMEDIATELY!
    >
    > On 3/29/18, F.C.Classics <generalf55@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> please remove privacy violations below n punish the culprists. Confirm
    >> when its done.
    >>
    >> On 3/29/18, John Lary - OTR Shows <gildyshows@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>> ---------- Forwarded message ------
    >>>
    >>> http://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=...TyCuj4Sd5TCqgQ
    >>> USER OLANTIN POSTED THIS N PREVIOUS THREAD!PLEASE REMOVE EMAIL ADRESES
    >>> ASAP N BLOCK OLANTERN FOR TOS RULES N PRIVACY VIOLATIONS! JOHN LARY
    >>>
    >>
    F.C.Classics <generalf55@gmail.com>
    31 Mar
    to me
    LET ME ASSURE U,WHAT U POSTED IS NOTHING.WE R CHESS CLUB WITH MANY
    MEMBERS N U N OLANTIN,ALL OF U LL PAY BIG TIME!WITH LASTING NEGATIVE
    CONSEQUENCES!KEEP ON PLAYING WITH US N C WHAT HAPPENS...
    F.C.Classics <generalf55@gmail.com>
    31 Mar
    to me
    FINAL REMINDER BITCH.IM CONTACTING YOUR IP PROVIDER TO SHUT YOUR
    SHITTY SITE DOWN!

    From: "F.C.Classics" <generalf55@gmail.com>
    Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 03:37:57 -0500
    Message-ID: <CAO7+kPApV5y1yCR+brDKiWo2DfhEL0wx9n=mtpwtg+443r 7-cA@mail.gmail.com>
    Subject: dont think that u r down under i cant fuk u up!

    From: Jan Paul Lubek <janpaulubek@gmail.com>
    Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 19:09:02 -0500
    Message-ID: <CA+noUyGWa=PxaQWYrtqwKEWpe7pGTxyCQ-UQfLczxETZp6nKQQ@mail.gmail.com>
    Subject: when ll u delete what we asked of. If not we ll fuk up your gmail SUPER ASSHOLE!

    From: Sara Reinholtz <sarareinholtz@gmail.com>
    Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2018 15:19:26 -0500
    Message-ID: <CAExKPOY306wOsnQQqnN3sL0hcDGh8wL-m2-zGJTuErphuB49Lw@mail.gmail.com>
    Subject: PLEASE REMOVE ALL THE EMAILS POSTED BY KEVIN & BLOCK HIM PERMANENTLY IMMEDIATELY, CONFIRM!@!
    To: Israel C <mikeharriswdca@gmail.com>, "F. C. Classics" <generalf55@gmail.com>


    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....ion-Rules-and-
    Decisions/page22
    F.C.Classics <generalf55@gmail.com>
    2 Apr
    to Michael, Sara, me
    KART,WE R WAITING.IF LINK NOT REMOVED SOON,YOUR ENTIRE SITE LL BE GONE
    FOREVER!!!
    F.C.Classics <generalf55@gmail.com>
    4 Apr
    to Sara, me, Israel
    WE PROMISE U,IF THIS PRIVACY VIOLATION IS NOT GONE,RETALIATION LL BE
    SHOCK N AWE BITCH!

    Michael Harris <mikeharriswdca@gmail.com>
    8 Apr
    to F.C.Classics, Sara, me
    WELL? PLEASE REMOVE IT IMMEDIATELY OR YOU WILL BE REPORTED FOR PRIVACY VIOLATIONS!HOW WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR NAME N EMAIL ALL OVER THE INTERNET?WORST OF ALL THIS IDIOT SAYS ALL THOSE EMAILS
    ARE ONE. NOT TRUE, WE HAVE OUR OWN CHESS FEDERATION THAT IS APPROVED BY THE STATE, HERE'S THE PROOF: <link removed>
    Michael Harris <mikeharriswdca@gmail.com>
    8 Apr
    to Sara, me, Classics
    WE CANT WAIT ANYLONGER.LEGAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST U! http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....cisions/page22 ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
    F.C.Classics <generalf55@gmail.com>
    17 Apr (6 days ago)
    to Michael, Sara, me
    karth,please remove our names n emails. We are official chess club n
    we are not same person. Failure to do so ll cost u dearly.FINAL
    WARNING!CONFIRM!U R VIOLATING PRIVACY POLICY!

    F.C.Classics <generalf55@gmail.com>
    17 Apr (6 days ago)
    to Michael, Sara, me
    i promise u, i ll hunt u n haunt u til cows come home mother****er!

    F.C.Classics <generalf55@gmail.com>
    19 Apr (4 days ago)
    to Michael, Sara, me
    KARTHS,U LL PAY BIG TIME U HYPOCRITE!

    Fred J <fredcoldstone@gmail.com>
    20 Apr (3 days ago)
    to F.C.Classics, Sara, me
    For last time we r kindly asking to remove blatant link that violates
    our privacy. If not we ll contact your internet provider for tos
    violations n your site ll be gone forever!


    Fred J <fredcoldstone@gmail.com>
    20 Apr (3 days ago)
    to F.C.Classics, Sara, me
    For last time we r kindly asking to remove blatant link that violates
    our privacy. If not we ll contact your internet provider for tos
    violations n your site ll be gone forever! Very Seriously: THE WCA <link removed>

    Michael Harris <mikeharriswdca@gmail.com>
    21 Apr (2 days ago)
    to F.C.Classics, Sara, me
    KARTHS,U CHOSE TO FUK WITH WRONG PPL...

    F.C.Classics <generalf55@gmail.com>
    11:30 (21 hours ago)
    to Michael, Sara, me
    WE PROMISE U SOONER OR LATER YOUR HEAD LL BE SMASHED.WORLD IS ENOUGH
    OF STUPID PPL.ONE LESS LL MAKE IT BETTER!

    Michael Harris <mikeharriswdca@gmail.com>
    12:27 (20 hours ago)
    to F.C.Classics, Sara, me
    DAMN STRAIGHT!
    From: Fred J <fredcoldstone@gmail.com>
    Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:03:31 -0500
    Message-ID: <CAL9YQ5hLUfrY9GyAc3K7Pe=_TkYtdtp4OsUaFqVJ1-R5vijRTA@mail.gmail.com>
    Subject: IF U DONT REMOVE THAT LIBEL POST YOUR LIFE LL BE REMOVED BITCH!

    Subject: Re: PLEASE REMOVE ALL THE EMAILS POSTED BY KEVIN & BLOCK HIM PERMANENTLY IMMEDIATELY, CONFIRM!@!
    To: Fred J <fredcoldstone@gmail.com>
    Cc: Sara Reinholtz <sarareinholtz@gmail.com>, "Chess Chat - Australia's Premier Chess Forum"
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

    KARTHS,YOUR DAYS R NUMBERD PUSSY!
    From: Fred J <fredcoldstone@gmail.com>
    Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:31:58 -0500
    Subject: Re: PLEASE REMOVE ALL THE EMAILS POSTED BY KEVIN & BLOCK HIM PERMANENTLY IMMEDIATELY, CONFIRM!@!
    To: "F.C.Classics" <generalf55@gmail.com>
    Cc: Sara Reinholtz <sarareinholtz@gmail.com>, "Chess Chat - Australia's Premier Chess Forum"
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

    MAY GOD CURSE U FOREVER.MAY BLESSINGS NEVER COME YOUR WAY SUPERBITCH!

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