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The deal with 'He Who Shall Remain Namesless'

Posted by nikthegreek 9b/10a E of Athens (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 1:22

OK, I have to admit I'm a curious and nosy person. I'm also new to this forum. What's the deal with Him? In no way am I asking the Nameless to be named, I would just like to get some hints about the story behind Him
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Nik


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RE: The deal with 'He Who Shall Remain Namesless'

There was a thread explaining all of it here on the forum last year, Nik. He was a poster here who insisted upon adding the advertisement for his nursery to his signatures in his posts. Spike, who was the moderator of the forum under the previous owners, took him to task and demanded he remove the advertisement or pay to advertise his nursery. Spike's story was "Nameless" sent him death threats and had his "trolls" spam him. Spike banned him for life and to this day, even though the forums are under new ownership and Spike has moved on long ago, if you attempt to post "Nameless'" name, you are given one warning with the threat that if you continue, you will also be banned. It was a guaranteed way to get redirected to the Disneyland site. No kidding. I've tried it and the coding is still there. Kim


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Lol!


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  • Posted by Tessiess 9b, SoCal Inland, 12 (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 5:02

Really, it's still there Kim? Maybe we should all do it and have a nice big bunch of us go to Disneyland.

Melissa


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Yes ma'am. I'll email you the name and you can see for yourself. Try posting the name to any thread and the warning will show. Don't push trying to post it further, just back out and you'll be fine. Kim


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Let's see if a link is allowed..
Nik

Here is a link that might be useful: A link


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  • Posted by Tessiess 9b, SoCal Inland, 12 (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 14:29

So Nik, how was Mickey Mouse today?

Melissa


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Nah, I'm still here!
Nik


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Cause YOU didn't speak "the name"! Kim


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So the name we arent (t0m L1ggett) supposed to say, is this one?

This post was edited by Lauraeli on Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 15:49


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T0m L1ggett

Is this an automated thing? I have never heard of the guy. If this is indeed who you mean.

This post was edited by Lauraeli on Fri, Jul 18, 14 at 15:51


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Yup, have you tried posting it spelled correctly? You'll see the legacy warning. Kim


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No I didnt lol. I guess if you want to get around the issue, there you go. How long ago was this?


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Several years before GW was sold to the current owners. Kim


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I see. So they likely dont know the back story.


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Who knows? It may, or may not be documented somewhere. It's moot now anyway as the behavior and poster are no longer current. Kim


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No, but it WOULD be nice if the whole "He Who Must . . . " sham could be abandoned. It's silly.

He Who Must was at the Celebration Of Old Roses, this past May, selling cheaply, or giving away,what I'm told were the last of the rose plants he had hanging around in pots.

Hopefully, that chapter is now closed.


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I started hanging out here after Spike was already gone, so it's been interesting for me to hear stories of how he moderated the forums. Ahhh, the good old days. :)


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I remember a number of people getting banned in those days, most notably Elizabeth Churchill(Leda Horticulture) I think she had just mentioned her blog once, nothing like Tom did.


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Speaking of Elizabeth ( I had been trying to remember her last name for several weeks, wondering how she had progressed)

Here is a link that might be useful: the not-rosy side of her blog


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  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 17:51

I left here for a while because of all the brouhaha. I think it's silly to ban people from a public forum for any reason. It's up to the individual if they want to go to someone's blog or not and not the purview of a moderator. Unless something is out right spam we're all adults and are perfectly capable of deciding what we do or don't want to read. That goes for threads we don't like as well. If you open something you don't care for just stop reading it and close it!


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All sorts of people got banned, mostly for very bad reasons such as Spike did not like their opinions. I can see banning people for unpaid commercial posts if you are trying finance the forums through advertising though. Spike owned the forums himself. While he offered the forums to the public to use subject to his rules, they were not publicly owned. I found him arbitrary and annoying, but they were, after all, his forums, not ours.

I was surprised to read about Elizabeth Churchill (Dr. Leda Horticulture). I loved her rose columns. I knew she had had an awful cancer but I thought she had not survived. I read her blog and saw at the end that she is now on Twitter. You have no idea how pleased I was to learn that!

Rosefolly


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So was I, Folly!


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Me too, Folly.

Smiles,
Lyn


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For a long time she wrote a blog about her cancer. It was fabulous that she won out in the end.


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Has anyone here requested that the code be changed to do away with the warnings and Disneyland, at this point in history? I'd be happy to propose that, but if 17 of you have already done so with no success, I'll not bother.


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I never have.

To be honest, when I received a warning, I was shocked that the prohibition was still in force.

It is, at this point ridiculous.


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