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#13932100 Gamestop Discussion (FAQ in 1st post)

Posted by Kyle1022 on 23 January 2018 - 08:18 PM

Weird didn't a David A win that contest?

Isn’t CheapyD also a David A. from Long Island New York, like the David A. who recently won the 1 million PUR points?

Funny how it happens right after blackbeard and his sheets get banned from the site...

Also funny how CheapyD is affiliated with GameStop...

Hmm... I’m not normally a conspiracy theory kinda guy, but I think we all may have just been sold out for some GameStop rewards points 🤔🤔🤔

#13930471 Gamestop Discussion (FAQ in 1st post)

Posted by Kyle1022 on 21 January 2018 - 01:04 AM

Well, none of those people work for me and Thorbahn does. Also, I know Thorbahn has CAG’s best interests at heart, EVEN THOUGH HE MADE A MISTAKE.

My interactions with BB have led me to believe he is not a good person with CAGs best interest at heart. Good people don’t troll charity theads and mock other users. Good people don’t make insulting avatars of other members. Good people don’t follow others posts around cag and troll them. Good people don’t treat you like shit when you treat them with respect. Good people don’t take their ball and go home when they Fuck up.

Hope this answers your questions. Theee users have emailed me and gotten their accounts back.

Was blackbeard ever warned for any of that behavior? I visit CAG quite often and can’t say that I ever saw you or another moderator tell him to quit it.

And you seem to be zeroing in on blackbeard for some reason when others were banned as well. What does anything you said have to do with Ferrari Racer (who is still banned as of this post), for example? I’m aware that all he did was post/quote those disruptive messages to deter sensitive info from getting out.

So Ferrari Racer did nothing malicious and got banned with no warning, despite being a longtime contributor. And you don’t even know if he saw your offer to email you to be allowed back. I’m sure Ferrari Racer isn’t the only one of the banned people in this situation. Surely you realize this is a bad solution you’ve come up with? Why not unban and warn them instead (banning them later if they break the rules again) when it is clearly the more sensible solution? Is it really worth losing longtime contributors to the site over an impulsive banning, when you literally don’t even know if they’ve seen you extend your “olive branch” of sorts?

#13930456 Gamestop Discussion (FAQ in 1st post)

Posted by Kyle1022 on 21 January 2018 - 12:39 AM

You are free to criticize my workflow but again, you are fighting for people who don’t want to be here. Has anyone contacted you saying they have been unfairly banned? I haven’t.

I had people calmly explain their situation and get their accounts back. No begging required. Why? They want to be here. One user (Ferrari) I reached out to personally via email.

No, so I don’t know that they want to be here. But how do you know that those people DON’T want to be here? Like I said, they might not even know of your offer because they were banned and aren’t using the website.

And some people that know of your offer and DO want to stay might not even bother emailing you because of pride alone. They should not have to reach out to you and beg for forgiveness, when they were longtime and noteworthy contributors and did nothing malicious.

Again, your moderator did something malicious but was given a warning before he was banned/fired/whatever, and fixed his behavior. Stop avoiding the issue and tell us why the people who were banned today didn’t get the same treatment as thorbahn, and are instead expected to be the ones to reach out to you via email when they shouldn’t have to.

#13930436 Gamestop Discussion (FAQ in 1st post)

Posted by Kyle1022 on 21 January 2018 - 12:18 AM

If clearing out jerks leads to the end of CAG, I’m fine with that.

And thorbahn is still here because...?

Oh, because he was warned and fixed his behavior. Which is the same treatment that the people banned today should get. They should not have to be the ones to reach out to you and kiss up to be let back on the site. And as I said before I’m sure a lot of people didn’t even see your post since they were banned, and won’t have the opportunity to do what you offered.

#13930433 Gamestop Discussion (FAQ in 1st post)

Posted by Kyle1022 on 21 January 2018 - 12:15 AM

My method is much faster and the end result is the same.

By “much faster” are you factoring in the time you’ve spent explaining and damage controlling the ban-spree decision on here and social media? Because it seems like you’ve spent pretty much your entire Saturday doing just that.

And the end result clearly is NOT the same. I’m sure you knew that some people on pride alone weren’t going to be proactive and email you, begging for forgiveness. Hell, since they were banned here I’m sure a lot of people won’t even see or know about your offer. Nor should they even have to email you. They should get a warning just like thorbahn did.

#13930406 Gamestop Discussion (FAQ in 1st post)

Posted by Kyle1022 on 20 January 2018 - 11:42 PM

I’m sorry but when guys are spamming walls of text I ban first and ask questions later. I guess you would do it differently?

I mean, yes, that’s what I’ve said in several posts now. What’s so wrong with deleting the messages and PMing the users (or posting in the topic) to knock it off, and that further violations will result in a ban? I’m sure most people would agree that’s a much more sensible solution than going on a banning spree. Including you, since as you say, you’re already walking it back and unbanning people.

#13930394 Gamestop Discussion (FAQ in 1st post)

Posted by Kyle1022 on 20 January 2018 - 11:19 PM

Ok, then...let’s consider this the warning!
If you were banned, this serves as your warning. If you want your account back just email me at cheapyd@gmail, acknowledging the receipt of this warning. Let me know what you will do to prevent that behavior from happening in the future. If I think the user is sincere I give them their account back. But, like I said before...these guys do not want to be here.

I’m sorry but what a weaksauce “solution.” Imagine doing something like this in a workplace, or in an apartment complex. One guy gets warned while five others get fired/kicked out, and told “If you kiss up to me then you can come back.” Surely you can see the discrepancy with which you treated thorbahn last summer, and how you’re treating the banned people now.

#13930360 Gamestop Discussion (FAQ in 1st post)

Posted by Kyle1022 on 20 January 2018 - 10:40 PM

Oh, so you are calling me a liar now? Awesome. Users were dragging Thorbahn and he overreacted, making a mistake which was very quickly corrected. Not everyone reacts well to being bullied (nor towards our twitter users being harassed by these guys), especially since he was just doing his job (posting deals on Twitter). There was no damage done and efforts were made to make sure the mistake didn't happen again.

The guys who I banned today have a pattern of disruptive behavior. As I said above, whether they are making walls of text or other methods of disrupting threads, changing their avatars to mock other members, posting with alt accounts, or mocking CAG staff members and their posts, even in charity threads. These guys do not care about anything but their own enjoyment.

I've given these guys everything they've asked of me. All they needed to do was not be complete jerks. Oh, well.

Yes. You said that what thorbahn3 did was well-intentioned, and I’m telling you that no, this is not the case. He said that somebody was banned for being a “douche" and then encouraged rule-breaking. None of what you said takes away from that. You gave thorbahn a warning because he explained his actions, yet immediately ban longtime contributors today with no warning, despite thorbahn being malicious and the users today not being malicious. That’s a double standard, right?

And yet again, not once were these people warned. You could have simply changed the offenders’ avatars to the default picture and sent them a message saying “knock it off.” And you could have done the same with the walls o’ text messages. But instead you delete their accounts with no warning.

#13930333 Gamestop Discussion (FAQ in 1st post)

Posted by Kyle1022 on 20 January 2018 - 10:07 PM

Thorbahn, while he might have made a mistake, had good intentions. These other guys are just looking for new ways to Fuck with CAG. That is their intent and purpose. Whether they are making walls of text or other methods of disrupting threads, changing their avatars to mock other members, posting with alt accounts, or mocking CAG staff members and their posts, even in charity threads. These guys do not care about anything but their own enjoyment.

That’s just not true, though. Like I’ve said twice, the spam occurred shortly after people posted sensitive information such as gift card exploits or flip methods that could get people banned at gamestop. They were trying to avoid a situation like last summer. You can go back and look at the post patterns if you don’t believe me. It’s all right there.

And thorbahn3 (the real one) did not have “good intentions.” Saying “your friend was banned because he was a douche” is the definition of abusing mod powers and was not well-intentioned at all. What he did was much more malicious than the disruptive posts made by the people banned today. You can’t lie to people when the picture proof is right there a few posts up.

#13930296 Gamestop Discussion (FAQ in 1st post)

Posted by Kyle1022 on 20 January 2018 - 09:27 PM

if you want to compare users consistent trolling and disruption to a moderator making a mistake, then I guess that is something you can do. I discussed the situation with all sides and everyone seemed satisfied with results.


On the other hand, these users did not make a mistake.  They have made a concerted effort to disrupt the operation of this website. 


Regarding email, if I receieve an email from a email address that is an insulting variation of my name and a questionable subject matter, I will delete it without reading it.  Sorry?

But the users "consistently trolling" were never given a warning to stop. thorbahn3 (the real one) was. Why the double standard, when many of the people banned without warning were legitimate contributors?


Again, the "disruption" was to hide posts by new users mentioning sensitive information. Stuff like gift card exploits and material on blackbeard's sheets. None of it was malicious. Hardly warrants a ban without at least first deleting the posts and warning the users to stop first, going by the standards you set with the thorbahn3 (the real one) banning situation last summer.


And like I said in my edit, you should ban gameguy2 and his IP already. He is an IAmTheCheapestGamer alt.

#13930276 Gamestop Discussion (FAQ in 1st post)

Posted by Kyle1022 on 20 January 2018 - 09:08 PM

lol, the very definition of being petty. This guy went out of his way to be a jerk to other CAGs, mods, and myself, and when he gets banned for clear ToS violations such as making threads hard to read and alt accounts, he punishes CAGs who have nothing to do with this. Yup, I'm the petty one.

If one of the banned first offenders wants to hit me up at cheapyd@gmail, I would read what they had to write.

If creating alt accounts is against the TOS, then why was thorbahn3 (the real one) kept as a moderator after encouraging others to break the rules?


If blackbeard, Ferrari, etc. were banned for posting walls o’ text (none of which were offensive, just disruptive to “hide” shady posts made by other newer users) and received no warning, then shouldn’t thorbahn3 get the same treatment?

And... are you sure you would reply to them? Because in the Amazon thread you said you deleted someone’s email and banned them without even reading the email.


EDIT: And dude, if you're gonna go on a banning spree and ban actual contributors like blackbeard and Ferrari, then ban gameguy2 and his IP already. You know it's IAmTheCheapestGamer right?

#13929097 [OOS online, YMMV in store] Xenoblade Chronicles Switch Pro Controller in Sto...

Posted by Kyle1022 on 18 January 2018 - 10:19 PM

The D-Pad on this controller is slightly slightly better than the regular Pro controller according to reviews.

All recently made Switch pro controllers have better d-pads than the launch ones. I bought a new regular pro controller a couple weeks ago and the d-pad is much better than my launch one. So it’s not just this model

#13923785 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by Kyle1022 on 09 January 2018 - 05:51 AM

Anyone watching Awesome Games Done Quick? The chat is sub-only this year which really puts a damper the experience for me  :cry:

#13919390 Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 PS4 and XBox One, $9.99 / $7.9...

Posted by Kyle1022 on 02 January 2018 - 08:25 AM

'Member a few months ago when this game killed GameStop flipping, thanks to Autobahn and all the losers making Reddit posts and YouTube videos about it (and it was only momentarily and briefly resurrected thanks to GameStop's desperately low preowned stock)?


I 'member :(

#13911026 OLD DEAL/ EMAILS FINALLY SENT OUT Best Buy $10 Savings Code with $1...

Posted by Kyle1022 on 21 December 2017 - 08:25 AM

How do you know if you qualified?
I ordered 3 items for store Pick-up
#1. Xenoblade 2
#2. $10 PSN
#3. $20 eShop

Picked them up a week ago now (15th or 16th)

Why do you always bump old topics/deals that have been expired for days?

If you picked up your order on or before the 16th then you qualify... not sure what’s so hard to understand about that :/