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  1. In case you haven't seen it, you should be aware that you know who just called you out in the LA 2024 thread.  I've hit the Report Post button more times than I can count, but it seems to be pointless at this point.  I have thick skin, so I can handle his insults, although I should probably be smart enough to not even respond anymore.  But this needs to stop, for the sake of everyone in this forum.  I know the modus opperandi is normally to delete posts and pretend like they didn't occur, but that doesn't seem to be working.  And as I'm typing this, I see Rob mentioned essentially the same thing.  Please figure out a way to do something about this because it has gotten way out of hand.

    1. Rob.

      Rob.

      "Please figure out a way to do something about this because it has gotten way out of hand."

      To be fair, Rols was given mod status a few years ago to help clean up the forum when it was getting a lot of spam from bots. It's not really his responsibility to police the forum anymore than it is mine or yours. I think he is and has been deleting a few posts and it'd be great if is was possible for him to just suspend said user and explain to the mod later why he'd done it, but really this is something for the mod to deal with.

    2. Sir Rols

      Sir Rols

      I've been a bit of a dilemma over the whole thing. As Rob pointed out, I don't really have the license to moderate as such. Really I'm just supposed to sweep away the spambots. On the other hand, of course I think you know where my sympathies lay. I also have reported and sent suggestions to RobL about the situation over the past week, but all that's come of that is silence and a few posts being deleted. 

      Now, I have acted as Rob suggest over the past few days. I did delete a few posts earlier in the week, yesterday I deleted a sh!tload and this morning (my time) I've just deleted another handful. I've tried to be even-handed in doing that, in case RobL comes down hard on me for it (if he even notices). And yes, I did notice Truff's dig at me yesterday - my first instinct was to jump in, but on reflection I'm determined not to get myself worked up so much over his tantrums. And anyway, any refutation I might have posted would have just fuelled him to lash back.

      I'm not sure what the answer is. I wish RobL would at least give him an official warning, if not more. I'll continue to do some surreptitious deleting when he goes overboard - though sometimes I think it might be better for him to dig his own grave. Again though, I thought he had crossed that line with his justifications for calling people faggots, but that report yielded the mildest of responses from RobL. Anyway, if I get demoted for deleting so be it - at least I'd be back on the same even keel as the rest of you again (though I'd miss some of there nice modding tools). 

  2. The British announcer on the US marathon trials just said "full stop." I'm sure he meant to say "period" :-)

    1. Mainad

      Mainad

      We Brits say 'full stop'. We associate 'period' with either a passage of time or the female reproductive cycle!

  3. Way to go, American Pharoah! Can't believe we finaly have another Triple Crown winner

  4. Thomas Bach live and on set in Arizona right now being interviewed by Bob Costas on the Super Bowl pregame

    1. Anthony

      Anthony

      I was about to cry with the Rio montage!

  5. He's only got 1 post left for the day, folks! Anyone want to take bets what thread it will be in?

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    2. Rob.

      Rob.

      To be honest, considering he's on 3 posts a day, I find it amazing that people don't just ignore him if they don't want to engage. Convinced some enjoy arguing with him over pointless things. Sigh...

    3. Sir Rols

      Sir Rols

      I'm with Rob on this. He's easy to ignore. And he has so few posts, it's not even really annoying any more. Anyway, he and others seem to have settled into a nice, predictable routine. He makes 4-4 posts a day, usually dumb or pointlessly argumentative. And then others take tag team turns to answer back and give him the trigger to start the process again the next day. Everyone wins.

    4. Quaker2001

      Quaker2001

      That's the beauty of it.. he's only here for about an hour a day, makes his hit and run posts, and then we all go back to our normal conversations for the next 23 or so hours.

  6. 17. That's how many individual times he typed "and Paralympics" todayThat's at least 50-60 seconds of his life he's not getting back

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    2. Rob.

      Rob.

      Erm....you counted? I hope this is a joke, otherwise I wonder who here is really wasting their time!!

    3. Rob.

      Rob.

      Forgot the winking smiley, but seriously, you actually counted?!

    4. BTHarner

      BTHarner

      Well, to be honest, many here have wasted hours of their lives telling Tony what not to do, to no avail. I admire your persistence, but it really is a waste of time.

  7. Can we please stop making a habit out of adding 2.0 to a former Olympic host city to try and describe a prospective bidder? Less we think the first 2 people who started doing that on here are cool trend-setters or something

  8. Can we get as many people as possible over to the Durban 2022 thread in the Commonwealth Games section and give him a like

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    2. mr.bernham

      mr.bernham

      I hope he responds to both of those beautiful messages. I need some entertainment...

    3. Quaker2001

      Quaker2001

      Is it worth 1 of his 4 posts per day though? Gosh, I sure hope so!

    4. Alexjc

      Alexjc

      It backfired, mods cut out comments after Sir Rols'

  9. For when this inevitably comes up tomorrow... spam spam/ noun noun: spam; plural noun: spams; noun: Spam 1. irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the Internet to a large number of recipients. unwanted or intrusive advertising on the Internet. "an autogenerated spam website" 2. trademark a canned meat product made mainly from ham.

  10. Okay seriously.. ban them. Ban them both. Please. It has gotten to the point where the 2 of them are doing almost nothing useful but using public threads to insult each other. Someone please put a stop to this nonsense because it has gotten way out of control

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    2. krow

      krow

      he certainly could do with a few weeks suspension to think some things over. or at least to brainstorm a new topic of conversation if nothing else.

    3. Quaker2001

      Quaker2001

      I'm not really all that bothered by it. I can keep posting memes and be perfectly happy to react to their nonsense that way. But it's not good for the site and it's not like we can ignore them if others are still talking about it.

    4. Quaker2001

      Quaker2001

      And honestly, krow is right.. I almost think for his own good that the best thing that could happen for Tony would be to not be able to post here. Obviously not my call, but it would almost be doing him a favor IMO

  11. Good job US.. way to be completely incapable of hitting an important putt. Good luck trying to get 8 1/2 points tomorrow

  12. I have an idea.. who wants to start a running count of how many times they say the same thing? I say they because it's both sock puppets at work, not just 1 of them

  13. Who wants to start taking bets on how long it will take for the Beijing 2022 thread to get locked again?

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    2. Alexjc

      Alexjc

      WTF is going on?

    3. Olympic Fan Darcy
    4. FYI

      FYI

      Cuz it went from the B/Z 2022 thread, to the USOC/LA 2024 thread.

  14. Can we establish a new rule that prohibits 2 specific posters from replying to each other?

  15. LOL, this site continues to amuse me

  16. Should HAVE. Seriously, why is that so difficult for people to grasp.

    1. krow

      krow

      seriously, you should of told this forum that like two years ago.

    2. Quaker2001

      Quaker2001

      I know.. I must be bias or something (just to note, that's a knock on everyone who does that, not just 1 person)

    3. JMarkSnow2012

      JMarkSnow2012

      What, everyone who types "bias" when they mean "biased"?

  17. The Tour de France is passing through London's Olympic park.. good to see those images as the backdrop of a sporting event

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    2. Tony E Loves Architecture

      Tony E Loves Architecture

      The London Olympic Park!!!!!!!

    3. Quaker2001

      Quaker2001

      Wouldn't be a proper trip to England without a little rain, now would it

    4. Alexjc

      Alexjc

      Very little of it, hence the massive crowds.

  18. One Nation. One Team. We Stand United.

    1. Quaker2001
    2. Alexjc

      Alexjc

      And your fellow ESU brethren stand with you!

  19. LET'S GO UNITED STATES AT THE 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP!!!

    1. DannyelBrazil

      DannyelBrazil

      \o/ I believe!!! \o/

    2. mr.bernham

      mr.bernham

      Good luck, they are going to need it!

  20. I believe that we will win!

    1. ofan

      ofan

      Quite possibly the worst cheer in all of sports.

    2. Quaker2001

      Quaker2001

      Organized chants are not 1 of this country's strong points

  21. Love this site and hate it at the same time. Is that possible?

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    2. Quaker2001

      Quaker2001

      Why's that? Can't decide if you're a skeptic of American bids or a flag-waving patriot? Come on FYI, you have to know what you are!

    3. FYI
    4. markun

      markun

      It's the best source of information which is why I'm still here. Ignoring unpleasant people helps I find...

  22. Love to see the number of posts on this site dedicated to someone replying to another person's post to tell them what they really meant to say. Only on GB!

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    2. woohooitsme83

      woohooitsme83

      Not put, 'shove' into other people's mouth :)

    3. Quaker2001

      Quaker2001

      Very prophetic status update of mine.. proving to be quite true

    4. FYI

      FYI

      Doesn't seem to be anything new, though. Same ole' tactics if you ask me.

  23. Words and phrases that should be banned from GB.. "Powerhouse", "Go all in", "Baton Rouge", "Psst", "Back to Topic"

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    2. ofan

      ofan

      Agree to disagree

    3. Victor Mata

      Victor Mata

      We should make a petition to ban some words and expressions.

    4. DannyelBrazil
  24. Happy Mother's Day to everyone on GamesBids! Because that's what this forum is all about.. we've got a lot of mothers here!!

    1. krow

      krow

      perhaps we should have pointed out it wasn't st. george's day in america when you wished this whole forum a happy one.

    2. Quaker2001

      Quaker2001

      Like I said.. a bunch of mothers

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