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May 20 10 11:35 AM

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Ok I felt I needed to make an announcement....

As you may or may not know, I had to remove DantheCoat as a member this morning.

For all of you that don't know, Dan was involved in some ongoing conflict a few months ago, which
resulted in him being removed. After a period of calm, he asked to be allowed back in....The Admin
team thought long and hard about this and then decided he should be given a second chance.

He was welcomed back with the provision that he would not return to his old ways.

But now, due to the PMs that have been sent to members of the Admin team, he has left me no option but
remove him.

He has since informed me that will 'continue to PM members' which is his perogative....

However, I would ask you to use your own judgement as to the capabilites of the Admins & Mods
of VAME and rest assured that we run this site for YOU....Not as a private club or power-trip, despite
what you may be being told.

We are happy, as always, to discuss any of this via the PM system.

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#1 [url]

May 20 10 12:36 PM

I'm gutted about that.  The guy is a VAM enthusiast and that's what we come here for. 
I saw him shot down on numerous occassions, so who can blame him for resorting to PM's.  Not to stir, just to avoid being ridiculed in public.
 
This is a great site for Vintage Action Man Enthusiasts and that's the bottom line.  Personal feelings shouldn't come into it.  It's about toys and reliving childhood, but this time let's drop the bullying.
 
You've just rid yourself of one of the most generous and enthusiatic contributors.  How's that going to encourage new members?
 
 
 
 
 
 

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#2 [url]

May 20 10 12:59 PM

Well Matt , you were not privy to a lot of the hidden comments amid PM's that go on behind the scenes.

He is not all what you think he is , I can assure you

Forget about him , the site is growing and there are many good , genuine members here

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May 20 10 1:24 PM


I will totally agree with the above comments! I personally am sick of his crusade against Admin/Mods!

Why we are attacked for putting our free time into the running of this site...I have no idea!

Lets forget the photo comp & while you are at it interviews too!

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May 20 10 2:23 PM

I'm gutted about that.

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So am I....None of us wanted it to happen again....I didn't want to kick him off, but he had plenty of warnings.....
 

This is a great site for Vintage Action Man Enthusiasts and that's the bottom line.

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It should be!....We put enough work into it.
 

Personal feelings shouldn't come into it.

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You're right...But Dan knows the rules and this wasn't the first time.
 

It's about toys and reliving childhood, but this time let's drop the bullying.

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For it to be bullying it would have had to have been one-sided....
 

You've just rid yourself of one of the most generous and enthusiatic contributors.  How's that going to encourage new members? 

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What about the members who refuse to post because of him....? I have to think about the members we do have, rather than the ones we don't.
 
 
 
What it boils down to is that Dan wanted to be a Mod...And because he didn't get what he wanted, he turned nasty.
Will the forum be a better place without him? Well we'll have to wait and see....
 
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May 20 10 3:26 PM

I think he was given  a second chance that I wound not have gotten!  and its not like he doesn't belong to other forums I am on another as well so lets grow up bit our lips and wipe our tears its a new day and we are all still nerds!

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May 20 10 3:27 PM

At least this subject has been talked about in a rational manner.  I appreciate being able to voice my opinion without the post being deleted.  And I'm not having a dig.
Falling out with anyone isn't good in a close knit on line community like this.
I know there's a lot of time and effort that goes into this site from the staff and all its contributors.  If I wasn't grateful for what is so freely given I wouldn't have been such a pain in the ar$e when the raffle was on.

Here's to being enthusiastic without being pessamistic.  I propose a toast.............
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May 20 10 4:01 PM

Well, gotta admit I LIKE that photo mat, even if it IS BPGE's!!
As for Dan, THIS particular round I wasn't attacked by him. I have been in the past.
The one thing I DID dislike was when he left he went to another site and started talking
smack about THIS site!! He couldn't say enough bad things about the Admin/Mods AND members!
THEN he comes back asking for another chance, which we GAVE HIM!!
All of us involved with this site (mods/admin/.members) are joined by a love of a childhood memory
that revolves around VAM.
As a mod, we have to put a bit more time in than the members, because we WANT to!!
Members who cause trouble, like Dan, make our job harder, and to be honest it spoils OUR fun.
True, Dan WAS helpful to other members, but he also had a hidden agenda.
Our membership is growing everyday, we have some amazing members on here.
I'm gonna say Mat, you are one of the good guys. I love your enthusiasm, and your custom work.
And as for talking about stuff rationally, that IS possible when one member DOESN'T start pm-ing others to
talk trash behind other member's backs.
I think this IS the best VAM site on the web. I'm not as present on the other sites as I am here.
I feel the members here are nicer, more willing to help, and genuinely enthusiastic about other member's collections
observations or questions.
Ok, group hug!!!!

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May 20 10 9:04 PM

We gain NOTHING from banning ANYONE!
We've lost a member.
It wasn't an easy decision. And as stated we DID give him second chance!
The forum is the reason we're here, it's our 'job' to make EVERY member
welcome and happy. And if a member is making other members unhappy,
Or making them leave the forum, we HAVE to step in.
Everyone has freedom to talk here, but not hassle or attack other members
Of the admin/mod team.

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Mar 28 13 2:11 PM






as this thread has been resurrected elsewhere, I'll add a postscript here.    You'll notice this thread was never deleted nor were any posts conveniently adjusted afterwards, coat style.

That was how I felt at the time, before I really knew what it was all about, so I can sympathise with some members who maybe feel like I did 3 years ago.    It's an eye opener.  The biggest creep I've ever come across, continually playing one off against the other, losing two of them was the best thing that's happened to this forum and the membership has more than doubled since.  The lies will keep coming though, in spite of the truth.  Make your own minds up.

And to anyone who's found us through a link so generously placed in someone's signature..

Welcome to VAME, the only Internet site dedicated to vintage action man enthusiasts.


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#20 [url]

Mar 28 13 4:14 PM


i also have pms from  this person who at the time i was friends with  till i got to see what a REAL backstabbing  he is .. i dont know any person who has been BANNED from almost EVERY  action man site there is like him .. .. the only way he has managed to stick with the one he on now as he's part of the admin   so power has kept this liar on that site .. and  the other creep who just cant get enough ppl to praise him if they dont praise him  he turns on them ..who has been told by the police to stop the harassment in his emails and PMs looks like i will be going back to the police (who i got her name and crime number ) to report him again  ..unlike his fairy story  I HAVE BEEN TO THE POLICE ABOUT HIM ....
so we know the truth about these two .. and so will the others  as you two can only keep the lies up for so long ...im amazed you lasted this long  just to go and show how good a liars you are .......

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