A petion for the banning of BenC

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Deforres's picture
A petion for the banning of BenC

Look, let's get to the point. BenC is a person who's posts are of no consequence. They are of little or no value to the forum, and are extremely repetitive. He also exhibits extremely trollish behavior. Therefore, I feel it appropriate to start a petition to have him banned.

All members who are on board, say "I" or some other form of appropriate response.

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Endri Guri's picture
Isn't that just too Extreme,

Isn't that just too Extreme, I mean I know he can be annoying and narcissistic as Non-Existent-Hell, but....Aye.

Deforres's picture
Prague, could you bring in

Prag, could you bring in the PSA about our friend. And add something about him being banned before? Thank you.

ThePragmatic's picture
LoL. It's usually me who gets

LoL. It's usually me who gets tired of him and starts complaining.
I take it that you were referring to this:

Public information announcement:

"BenC" is actually an infamous troll of the Atheist Republic forum.

Generally referred to as "Kenny", has been banned many times under different names.
Previously known aliases include: "Kenny Schweiger", "Kenny", "myself", "alleycat", "richardd", "Christopher", "marken", "punkin", "amber", "Simon", "fred,k", "blasphemy", "rickwarren", "(not verified)", "imagine" and "Donald. T".

Claims to be an atheist but no one knows. He has a fondness for using "sarcasm" and sometimes pretends to be a theist. Even though no one ever gets his sarcasm and he has been told this many times, he keeps posting such deceiving comments.

This announcement will be posted whenever he spams, agitates, confuses or flies of the handle.
Also, he finds these announcements 'boring'.

Endri Guri's picture
@The Pragmatic

@The Pragmatic
Thanks for bringing the Information, it must've been Hard finding his User-Names.
This should give the petition a Firm Right to ban BenC.

Nyarlathotep's picture
Should start the betting pool

Should start the betting pool for his next name. I'm putting 25 floobies on "TrumpD".

ThePragmatic's picture
Well, he has run out of cats,

Well, he has run out of cats, so he can't use their names... Hmm

watchman's picture
It may be just my paranoia ..

It may be just my paranoia ....but I think his new persona may be here ,with us already.....

check out a post from one "ericas" ....on the 7th of August


Endri Guri's picture

Yes, even his Previous View is Judaism and Present View is Atheism, including how he Talks about Trump also relates to BenC.
This might just be a coincidence but I think it kinda relates to him.

Nyarlathotep's picture
way too coherent imo

way too coherent imo

watchman's picture
Also a possible coincidence..

Also a possible coincidence......

but......."ericas" is an anagram of "sarcie" ......a slang term and compression of the word "sarcastic".......


also one of kennys calling cards...... perchance.........maybe...... perhaps

ThePragmatic's picture
There are similarities, but

I'm very doubtful. There are similarities, but several of his distinct calling cards are missing. And ericas does something Kenny very rarely does: Adds something new, apart from the usual repetitive dribble.
Anagrams?! That's way out of his comfort zone :)

CyberLN's picture
If any of you is convinced

If any of you is convinced that he (or anyone else) is a troll, have you considered simply not throwing food under the bridge?

For your reading pleasure: http://99u.com/articles/25151/dont-feed-the-haters-the-confessions-of-a-...

As the forum mod, my obligation is to AR. Please believe that I take that role seriously. I am, and will likely always be, judicious to an extreme in the use of banning any poster. That resistance is not an indication that I am ignoring what any of you has to say. I will, however, likely always err on the side of allowing discourse no matter its popularity.

mykcob4's picture
Agreed well said, which is

Agreed well said, which is why I gave you 5 stars.

ThePragmatic's picture
To be clear, I personally don

To be clear, I personally don't think he earned a ban (yet), so I'm not criticising that.
I just want to give my view on the "don't feed the troll"-strategy:

It sounds like a good tactic, but from experience it doesn't work. When the regulars who know about Kenny ignores him, he is free to bate the new arrivals instead and stampede all over the place.
Remember when I said I've almost given up on the forum? It was pretty bad, at least according to me: "About a third of the content is his and another third is others talking about him."
Basically, the forum was overrun by an imbecile.

He has way too much time on his hands and has way too much issues, and apparently a shortage of both impulse control and medication.

That said, I don't have any better suggestion than the usual cycle where we wait for him to snap and get himself banned. Then wait for him to think of a new exciting user name.

Endri Guri's picture
Guys, I say we just Ignore

Guys, I say we just Ignore him.
I mean, come on, he's a troll, he's only GOAL is to attract Attention from nonsense.
Let's just pretend he's just a bot that constantly spawns bullshit.

ThePragmatic's picture
He IS a spambot, just one

He IS a spambot, just one made of flesh and blood. A retired-living-in-a-gated-area-got-nothing-to-do-all-day spambot.

He'll get himself banned, it's just not that time yet. When he starts making "sarcastic" advice to people in mortal danger again, or just floods the forum with so much reiterated nonsense that it's hard to find actual posts.
That's just the way he rolls...

CyberLN's picture
FYI, we can lay this string

FYI, we can lay this string to rest. Kenny (in an over the top post I removed) requested that he be banned. I complied.

ThePragmatic's picture
Eh... LoL?

Eh... LoL?

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