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PostSubject: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 21, 2010 12:27 am

WTF!

Let's review this. Dude comes on RS with his 1st post using forum lingo of a regular(noob,ID'ing,BTW, knows what a troll is) saying he's trying to ID a minty Blue Stars figure. His user name is TurkDlit, gimme a break. If he doesn't know what Uzay is or what a Blue Stars is but chooses a name with Turk in it and doesn't do a search on Ebay or Google, but rather comes to RS to discuss his supposed childhood figure.

What mother packages their childrens toys in baggies ? Do you think he really doesn't want to sell this thing to an unsuspecting buyer and never ship.

So I get banned without a warning? I edited a previous post that might have been out of line, but there's been language like that before from other members just recently without issuing a ban.

If this guy is not a scammer, then I'm an idiot.

Am I really that bad of a guy, I have to get banned for calling out a troll? And without a warning! And I apparently have 3 messages, but I can't read them because my account is locked. What a bunch of BS.

Whatever.
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PostSubject: Re: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 21, 2010 12:35 am

WTF alright. I saw your post(s) & they weren't over the top. The 'seller' could have just googled blue snowtrooper !!!! Are you really banned or are you having a computer glitch? It just seems odd without a warning or explanation. ( but RS never surprises me tongue )
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PostSubject: Re: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 21, 2010 12:55 am

Nope, I'm sure.

"Your account has been banned or locked"

I'm assuming a 2 week ban. James Gallo had said the next offense would get me a 2 week ban, then I edited the post I believed to be the cause of his threat, and next time I log on, I'm banned without being able to check my message as to why.



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PostSubject: Re: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 21, 2010 1:15 am

So you did get a warning Laughing You might have ruined a mods chances of 'flipping' a Blue Stars so now you're in the naughty corner Razz
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PostSubject: Re: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 21, 2010 1:28 am

So I just read this email....


Enjoy your two weeks off. You can email me on the 5th to get your account unlocked.


James Gallo
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PostSubject: Re: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 21, 2010 1:32 am

Where's the damn thread?
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PostSubject: Re: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 21, 2010 1:52 am

I'd link it if I were NOT BANNED!

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PostSubject: Re: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 21, 2010 1:57 am

http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=4402707&Main=4401577#Post4402707
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PostSubject: Re: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 21, 2010 2:00 am

Yeah, found it. I was looking at the wrong thread.

All looks very suspect.
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PostSubject: Re: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 21, 2010 8:09 am

Not sure I like the way that was handled tbh, and yes you are right there are other instances where people do things that get ignored..

I have to say of all the admins on RS - James is my least favourite, nothing personal as I have hardly ever spoken to him it just looks on the outside that he does the least and when he does get involved he's a bit cocky with his posts - not very "moderator" like.

Well- I guess we will be seeing more of you here for a while then Wink haha
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PostSubject: Re: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 21, 2010 8:51 am

Read the thread again and you probably shouldn't have posted after the warning Wink

So as it happens I guess he's well within his rights to ban based on his previous post lol

Oh well, it's only 2 weeks - besides if anything does happen you will have the bittersweet feeling of "i told you so" - but of course no-one wants anyone to get hosed !



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PostSubject: Re: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 21, 2010 8:51 am

@GanjaFett wrote:
So I just read this email....


Enjoy your two weeks off. You can email me on the 5th to get your account unlocked.


James Gallo
www.thetoyheaven.com


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EDIT: On mature reflection my previous comment was a tad too childish. I did just read before this, that a perfectly good Vinyl Cape Jawa was totally destroyed to get a U-grade so perhaps the testosterone was at 1000%.

However, after seeing how easy it is for scammers to join any forum pretending to be new to the hobby in the attempt try to scam legit newbies, I think Andy had a right to challenge the authenticity of the seller and his intentions. Perhaps some may think this is wrong but sometimes the safety of the majority outweighs being 100% trusting of every new person that joins. I think there's too many bad apples in this community for us drop our guard and I can see why Andy put up a defensive attitude.
I also think the attitude of any Mod on any forum should be much more professional than what sent to Andy above.


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PostSubject: Re: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 21, 2010 9:21 am

Thats just screwed up Ganja. I read that thread last night and was thinking the same thing. The guy comes on asking about it and even admits he lived in Turkey off and on in the 80-90's and has no clue as to what it is, but he knows enough to look on Ebay and see ones selling for $555. And go on the most popular SW site to ask questions. Get fucking real. Looks like Gallo's is wanting to get that thing dirt cheap. Wink This close after the Proto fakes, they are saying "Great find I want it" not even sure if its legit along with the ERG.
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PostSubject: Re: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 21, 2010 9:48 am

While I agree there were a lot of red flags on first sight its worth noting that when someone comes with a genuine find (they do happen) many of the red flags can still be there. Rather than charging in calling someone out as a troll from the get go it’s probably better to coax out information to be able to clarify if it is fake / trolling or indeed genuine at least that way if they are genuine you haven’t pushed them away unnecessarily and if it is fake you have been able to fully confirm that fact before going in hard.

I won’t get drawn into the way moderators run another forum but as Joe pointed out it probably wasn’t the best move to post again after he warned you publically.

Anyway I’m just as curious as to whether this find is genuine or not -

Here is the guys close up pictures of the Blue Star in question I’m not good with Uzays some maybe someone else can confirm if it looks good or not. (My gut instinct is it looks good)

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PostSubject: Re: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeSun Nov 21, 2010 5:13 pm

as far as others i have seen it looks legit

and common iam gonna stick with ganja

because how hard is it to paint a hoth snowtrooper , put the sucker in a baggie

to fuck up a clear vieuw and then post a pic of a single fig , there is no proof that he actually has the fig yet

this looks like a scam in the making

also first he mentioned he was gonna put them on ebay ,but al of a sudden he wont sell it

yeah right , not publicly ,

well theres a new sucker bor everyday ,
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PostSubject: Re: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 22, 2010 12:38 am

Thanks for the support guys. I'm not even questioning whether he owns it or if its authentic.

Just how many times has some jerk-off come on RS with one of the rarest figures everybody will go crazy over? All the warning signs are there. Last I heard he was searching for a company to encase it, but I think if he's familiar enough with ebay to search for the "blue stars" then he should have heard of AFA or UKG. My favorite was when he was surprised by how much it was going for on Ebay, just wanting people to make some big offers.

Either way, I'm over it. Hope nobody gets screwed over. It's possible this guy is legit, but the chances are slim. I shouldn't have called him out so quickly, should have fucked with him awhile, but you never know if somebody would've paid for a figure they never would have received.

BTW, I get this response from Gallo

Andy,

Well I CLEARLY stated in my post that there would be not further warnings and that any posts that were not made in the sprit of the community would result in a two week ban. You then proceeded to post.

Upon looking at the pictures he posted it is pretty clear they are Uzay figures. You jumped on this guy right away and it was totally unjustified IMO.

As I said you can come back in two weeks.

James Gallo
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Obviously I misunderstood. I didn't realize I couldn't express my opinion. I thought it was my language he was talking about. Either way, makes me re-think being a member on a forum where some members get away with things and others don't. I've never had a problem on RS in years and I was only trying to protect other community members from losing their money. Maybe James doesn't know what a community does for eachother.
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PostSubject: Re: So I'm banned on RS?!   So I'm banned on RS?! I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 22, 2010 1:26 pm

Ganja were talking about RS.The banning specialist's,LOL.
Everybody that has spoke up over there about any issue has been temporary banned,permanent banned,scoulded,Geez that's why i don't go on there anymore.
Yo Ganja Welcome to the club of free thinker's.
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