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Is the Prison Forum really necessary?

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  • 09-05-2015 11:20pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 433 ✭✭


    From what I see on that Prison Forum, there arent too many regular posters who were given a 2nd chance instead being consigned to the boards graveyard. Reminds me a little of Morgan Freemans numerous failed parole attempts in The Shawshank Redemption when he spoke eloquently on each occasion only to be turned down. Maybe banned users should adopt the "I dont give a fcuk" philosophy Freeman used successfully in the end as a means of persuasion which begs the question. Is it possible to crawl through a river of shiit on boards and come out clean the other side?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,169 ✭✭✭Wang King


    Miall108 wrote: »
    From what I see on that Prison Forum, there arent too many regular posters who were given a 2nd chance instead being consigned to the boards graveyard. Reminds me a little of Morgan Freemans numerous failed parole attempts in The Shawshank Redemption when he spoke eloquently on each occasion only to be turned down. Maybe banned users should adopt the "I dont give a fcuk" philosophy Freeman used in the end as a means of persuasion

    I got out :)


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,304 ✭✭✭✭Zaph


    Miall108 wrote: »
    From what I see on that Prison Forum, there arent too many regular posters who were given a 2nd chance instead being consigned to the boards graveyard.

    And the important words there are "from what I see". There's an awful lot that goes on in the background that most posters will be completely oblivious to. Many of the sitebans issued are not permanent, and many of those who appeal in Prison have their bans lifted. Unlike what I've heard about some other sites, the Prison forum provides a transparent means for a banned poster to appeal their ban as opposed to being dumped off the site for good with no right to appeal.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 560 ✭✭✭Flood


    What is the longest prison sentence that can be handed out?


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,304 ✭✭✭✭Zaph


    A person can be permanently banned from Boards, and if they're being a complete dick in Prison they can also find themselves banned from the Prison forum. That doesn't happen all that often.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 5,027 Mod ✭✭✭✭G_R


    Flood wrote: »
    What is the longest prison sentence that can be handed out?

    Permanent.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 433 ✭✭Miall108


    Zaph wrote: »
    A person can be permanently banned from Boards, and if they're being a complete dick in Prison they can also find themselves banned from the Prison forum. That doesn't happen all that often.

    Didnt even think that was possible considering some of the more abusive posters in the forum


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,304 ✭✭✭✭Zaph


    Miall108 wrote: »
    Didnt even think that was possible considering some of the more abusive posters in the forum

    We're very tolerant :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,541 ✭✭✭✭Timberrrrrrrr


    As an ex prisoner i can state with certainty that the system is just and fair. Don't be a dick and you won't end up in prison.

    on a lighter note prison is a funny forum to follow :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 433 ✭✭Miall108



    on a lighter note prison is a funny forum to follow :D

    Haha Agreed


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 560 ✭✭✭Flood


    Instead of it being permanent should it be for life as in real criminal cases which is 30 years max i think?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,565 ✭✭✭K.Flyer


    Prison forum can be fairly entertaining, especially when the perp starts off all nicely and cap in hand, then within two or three posts ends up spewing at the mods and admins like Linda Blair in the Exorcist.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,819 ✭✭✭fussyonion


    Of course it's necessary! How dare you insinuate it isn't!

    Where else do I get to witness the greatness that is Gordon, the brilliance that is BuffyBot, the zestyness that is Zaph and the Deity that is Dav.

    I love the Prison forum and in actual fact, if there's anything we should be campaigning for, it's a THANKS button.
    So there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 265 ✭✭When the Sun Hits


    It's a waste of time really, tbh. Good for amusement but that's about it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 917 ✭✭✭Mr_Muffin


    Just make a new account.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,176 ✭✭✭✭jimgoose


    Can you smell his sweat? That peculiar goatish odor is trans-3-methyl-2 hexenoic acid. Remember it, it's the smell of schizophrenia.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,268 ✭✭✭✭uck51js9zml2yt


    Without the prison forum I'd have no light reading in the early hours.
    And Gordon's replies are worth the sleepless nights.:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,176 ✭✭✭✭jimgoose


    Without the prison forum I'd have no light reading in the early hours.
    And Gordon's replies are worth the sleepless nights.:)

    Indeed. I too wanna go to Jee-sa!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,235 ✭✭✭✭Cee-Jay-Cee


    Can a person not just register under a new username ??


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,176 ✭✭✭✭jimgoose


    Can a person not just register under a new username ??

    I'll still find you, Jack. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,565 ✭✭✭K.Flyer


    fussyonion wrote: »
    [...]
    if there's anything we should be campaigning for, it's a THANKS button.
    So there.

    It should have thumbs up / thumbs down buttons so that the baying public can determine the fate of the individual Roman Colosseum style. :pac:


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  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,304 ✭✭✭✭Zaph


    Can a person not just register under a new username ??

    Of course they can. But if they're doing it to evade a ban that account will also be banned. And if the original account's ban was for a fixed period it will have that ban increased to permanent.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 5,027 Mod ✭✭✭✭G_R


    Can a person not just register under a new username ??

    They can, but it's usually quite easy to spot re-regs so they don't last long.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,541 ✭✭✭✭Timberrrrrrrr


    Can a person not just register under a new username ??

    Oh those are.the best threads :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 19,889 ✭✭✭✭The Moldy Gowl


    Can a person not just register under a new username ??

    Well yeah. But they need to do a few things to get under the radar. I won't say because zaph is here and because if you have to ask, you deserve to never come back.

    If they do get under the radar they learnt their lesson. I know people who have been banned but are posting regualry. It's nothing new or crazy


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,073 ✭✭✭Mister Vain


    Zaph wrote: »
    A person can be permanently banned from Boards, and if they're being a complete dick in Prison they can also find themselves banned from the Prison forum. That doesn't happen all that often.

    What's in store for them then? Solitary confinement? The chair?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,463 ✭✭✭Anesthetize


    In terms of providing entertainment, yes the prison forum is really necessary.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,888 Mod ✭✭✭✭Insect Overlord


    What's in store for them then? Solitary confinement? The chair?

    The Chokey!

    ms-trunchbull.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,619 ✭✭✭✭osarusan


    Zaph wrote: »
    And the important words there are "from what I see". There's an awful lot that goes on in the background that most posters will be completely oblivious to. Many of the sitebans issued are not permanent, and many of those who appeal in Prison have their bans lifted. Unlike what I've heard about some other sites, the Prison forum provides a transparent means for a banned poster to appeal their ban as opposed to being dumped off the site for good with no right to appeal.

    Hmmmm.

    If there is a lot going on in the background that the ordinary poster can't see and is oblivious to, the how transparent is it, actually?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,966 ✭✭✭✭syklops


    The chair?

    If only. With Gordon flicking the switch and it being streamed live.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,373 ✭✭✭✭foggy_lad


    fussyonion wrote: »
    I love the Prison forum and in actual fact, if there's anything we should be campaigning for, it's a THANKS button.
    So there.

    Ooooooooh gawd no! Can you imagine the tirade of abuse hurled at those thanking the Jailers posts:D the internet would break under the strain.....








































    of our laughter:D


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