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Since he's decided to make a very public display of discontent, I suppose I had better explain to everyone what has upset the poor little dear.

As I'm sure you've all seen, he does seem to have a very scattergun approach to posting and, to date, has resurrected long dead threads, created new threads where there was no real need (and in nearly every case, no real interest) and several times posted irrelevant waffle to threads which have a very clear subject stated in the topic title.

This is above and beyond his initial attempt to post to every topic possible and then change his avatar to the Oliver Bonas logo and his signature to clear promotional links to their website. This resulted in a complaint to me from one of our members and i removed the avatar and signature and replaced it with a succinct "Please do not advertise on this forum". This doesn't seem to be enough of a warning and he's been posting avidly about how we should all migrate our forum to a platform that uses advertising to fund it. I've responded several times that this isn't in the ethos of this forum nor is it something that Ed needs or would want.

As you are all aware, this week has been quite busy for me with work on the forum and, on top of this, i've had to move blatantly irrelevant posts from OliverB to different threads. I have previously tried PMing him to ask what his game is and he has not even bothered reading those PMs so I've deleted them after a couple of days of it being clear he's not going to read them. Finally, yesterday i issued a forum warning to him out of desperation. I have never before issued a warning to anyone.

It read: "This is the second time in a week where I have had to move your posts to more appropriate threads. If you continue to show poor thread discipline and treat this forum as your own personal monologue, i will move you back to being continuously moderated." and was after I moved this post: viewtopic.php?p=177362#p177362 from the "Assessing our squad" thread to where it is now. What that post has to do with our squad i have no idea.

Last night, poor OliverB was obviously so butthurt that in a fit of incredibly childish pique he edited every one of his 69 messages with the same post as he posted here: viewtopic.php?p=177387#p177387

I've since restored all the original posts. I believe the bollocks about the Glazers is in response to this reply i made to one of his posts: viewtopic.php?p=177360#p177360

The thing is, OliverB, it's a discussion thread in a forum. If you don't like what people say in response to your posts, you have every opportunity to argue your case or clarify what you mean. Instead you just seem to ignore responses and carry on scattergunning. I have not banned you and you are welcome to keep posting here although I wonder whether you will now you have shown yourself to be a bit of a twat. Perhaps you can reflect on whether you and this forum are a good fit.
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Could he possibly be the artist formerly known as Mumford?
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You have to make an effort to post in the right thread. It's the bare minimum of not being a dick on any forum. If you can't be fucked then go elsewhere. There are plenty of other forums and social media sites you can use to talk about United.
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swampash wrote: 3 months ago Could he possibly be the artist formerly known as Mumford?
I did wonder myself but, from what i can see (which is more than you guys - and i would never disclose), I would say no. I agree it's a similar modus operandi of "i know how to do a forum better".

Regardless, I'm sorry if he was so terribly upset. I don't want to chase people away but, as Sid says, making an effort to post in the right threads and not scattergun posts is the minimum required. I'd have thought that, as someone who used to run a forum in the past (or so he told us) he'd be aware of that - or maybe that's why he's not running a forum any more?
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I wonder if he’ll try to explain himself or just skulk away?
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He hasn't logged back in since his little act of vandalism. I'm sure he's been back to gloat over what a clever boy he's been though. It's a shame it only took me about 10 mins to restore everything.

Which, admittedly, is more time than he took to edit all of those messages. I checked the timestamps of the edits and he managed all 69 in around 3 minutes which i'm sure we should all be impressed with. Even so, we should also be impressed by the dedication shown to painstakingly going into each message, editing it, pasting in your clever message and moving on to the next one. One wonders if there was any point where he thought "i'm really going to look like a twat for doing this" and, if there was, did he continue on to completion because it's better to look like a twat than a half-arsed, lazy twat?
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If he’s a genuine United fan, and wants to engage in a thoughtful debate on the issues, then I genuinely hope he cleans the slate and posts stuff we want to debate.
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swampash wrote: 3 months ago If he’s a genuine United fan, and wants to engage in a thoughtful debate on the issues, then I genuinely hope he cleans the slate and posts stuff we want to debate.
All and sundry are welcomed here as far as I can see.
Oliver, if you’re listening, cut the crap and join in.
spot on swamps
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