I just got finished writing this up on the essay thread, then noticed the new one. For the record, I think it would be a sad step for the Buzz to have to ban anyone, but it is possible for one poster to virtually control the 'flow' of a Forum by posting repeatedly just to have his voice cycle up to the top of every forum. I don't quite think that Bobber has taken it to that point yet, but he shows less restraint that anyone else here. I would be more comfortable with a poll to 'ask him to leave' rather than 'ban'.
Nonetheless, here's my take on Bobber.
Here's one of his first posts:
Forum: The Eddy Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:27 pm Subject: ahem
Politics? take it over to boatertalk.
Wanna talk boating? keep it here and real on the Buzz
The above quote would be funny if TB hadn't grown so incredibly tiresome.
I'm trying to envision the type of person that only posts on a regional boating in an effort to tick people off...no real contribution to the Forum; and with what seems no connection with either 1)Colorado
or 2) kayaking
Seriously- I know you're having "fun" (sad in itself), but you're not engaging this community in any way that's either appreciated or is even remotely 'in the spirit' of a kayaking forum. Even though this is the "off-topic" space, you can't even find anything to contribute other than adolescent taunting (usually) or links to pseudo-'news' sites that are solely intended to get a rise out of people.
I would imagine that you probably spend the other 60% of your workday posting on Progressive political sites with the same intent for pissing folks off. Stick to those. The fact that you feel the need to hijack nearly every thread shows that you clearly don't have enough work to do at your job (if you do indeed work- which I truly doubt). Go find something to do.
Being proud of being a troll (and only a troll) isn't something to hang your hat on. It's certainly easy to see why Eric bounced you off BT. Other conservative members of the Buzz at least have something to contribute with regards to paddling in addition to their political views; the best I can tell your only intent is to see who you can get angry, rather than engage in any debate.
This is the last time I'll post in response to anything you've said. I'm certain that you realize that you're a sad little person with no real power in this world other that the hollow satisfaction you get out of aggravating folks that actually have passion in the hearts with regards to paddling
AND political, societal or environmental issues.
If you feel the need to validate this assessment, all you need to do is express your glee that you got me to respond to one of your incessant, pointless posts. I'm quite certain you will.