I normally don't talk about what happens on other forums, but when I logged on a few moments ago, I got a barrage of PMs regarding the latest drama over at LLV. Some of the PMers apparently believed what was being said over there, others called it the latest conspiracy. Decide for yourself. Some background about LLV for those of you that don't know what it is. There was a poster here that goes by the name of leisure. He was by far the most disruptive poster ever to register at BoltTalk. This poster has been banned at the Union Tribune forums, Glorify the Past, chargers.com and other forums. My biggest mistake was to give him way too many chances here. I've always believed that everyone was welcome here regardless of their point of view as long as the could get along with others. leisure could not and we lost a lot of members because of it. While he was a member, it would not be an exaggeration to say that he was involved in 90%+ of the conflict on this board. When he (after many, many chances) wore out his welcome here, he started his own website with one of the stated goals to do whatever he could to destroy BoltTalk. This website didn't get much traffic until he discovered that by creating some sort of drama over here or about myself or other members of this forum, he could generate some traffic. For the most part, I've taken the high road and just disregarded what he said about me and BoltTalk. I disregarded things like the supposed sex tape he had of me and the list goes on. At one point, I did confront him on his website to explain that everything he was sayng were lies, for which I was promptly banned. Well, he's finally found something that I need to respond to. Here is an example of one of the PMs I received today. To be 100% clear. I have done nothing to anyone's account here on the BoltTalk forums (or any place else). Nobody that mentioned any problems on the thread at LLV with their account had any restrictions placed on their account here, period. Just did not happen. :no: It's very clear cut how we handle problems here. If a member is causing a problem, the mods have all been instructed to try and help resolve the problem. If the person is unreasonable and wants to continue, that person receives an infraction. After enough infractions are received, the person is banned. At first temp bannings, but eventually a permanent ban is given. End of story. We have no need to do anything else. One thing was installed yesterday however. I installed something that requires guests to register after they they've been viewing the forum for a while. Previously a guest could read the forums as long as they wanted to. Now, after viewing the threads as a guest these lurkers will be given a message recommending that they register or login to the forum. If they don't, they will eventually be restricted from viewing the forum. This affects guests only and wouldn't restrict any members in anyway. I must say that I'm usually not affected by this forum stuff. I mean, I know leisure is a slimeball and makes it his goal to to convince people how evil I am, but what hurts is when people I trusted and respected run over to that website to roast me without any knowledge of the truth. I've been forwarded segments of that thread and it's horrible how smart people are so easily deceived. I most of the instances, I have no idea why or if anyone was having problems, except for one. I'm not privy to the entire thread at LLV, but this image was forwarded to me. In this instance, the URL was typed incorrectly. There is nothing at the URL typed, so obviously nothing would be found. The correct URL would be http://www.bolttalk.net/forums/index.php. Please notice that I added the "forums" part. I only post this, because this was offered as proof that I've restricted a person's account, when really what happened is someone jumped to the wrong conclusion. Now Electric Chair has been one of the most critical of me in this instance. He is someone I for the most part respect. He has previous experience as a moderator. I have asked him to join us and become a moderator here. If he takes me up on this offer he can get a first hand view of how BoltTalk is managed. He can see first hand that none of the stuff he's accused me of happens here ever. Sometimes people need to just let go of this drama stuff and stop trying to fabricate it where there is none.