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hehe for some reason tonyschmucx69 reminds me of north korea and chinas great firewall!

they get a new ban system and they go nuts playing with peoples access.

theyre not there for the international community obviously

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tonyshmuckx69... That's the best nickname I've heard thus far.

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Yesterday I had a very extensive 'user build' post I had written deleted from the tonymacx86 forums for a very similar reason to mnfesq, posting a link to a guide which allowed OSX to be installed on an MBR partition. I then attempted to contact the staff, apologising for the rule breach and asking that my thread be restored so as I could re-post it without the offending passage. Then they banned me. Apparently this all accounts to "Blatant disregard of forum policies on piracy, posting links to sites that promote piracy or contains pirated software."

I secretly suspect they treated me so harshly because I didn't include Amazon or Newegg links in my post.

What a bunch of jerks. And certainly not the introduction to the Hackintosh community I was hoping for. On an unrelated forum where I hold a staff position, I would probably lose my job for treating members with such contempt.

Hopefully I've found a nicer forum... see you guys around.

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Yesterday I had a very extensive 'user build' post I had written deleted from the tonymacx86 forums for a very similar reason to mnfesq, posting a link to a guide which allowed OSX to be installed on an MBR partition. I then attempted to contact the staff, apologising for the rule breach and asking that my thread be restored so as I could re-post it without the offending passage. Then they banned me. Apparently this all accounts to "Blatant disregard of forum policies on piracy, posting links to sites that promote piracy or contains pirated software."

I secretly suspect they treated me so harshly because I didn't include Amazon or Newegg links in my post.

What a bunch of jerks. And certainly not the introduction to the Hackintosh community I was hoping for. On an unrelated forum where I hold a staff position, I would probably lose my job for treating members with such contempt.

Hopefully I've found a nicer forum... see you guys around.

Welcome to insanelymac.com/forum

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Actually, it isn't tonymac or MacMan or Toleda or any of the mods doing this BS banning, it's this user, ModBot. Really irritating. But to the above poster, I dunno why you got such an unreasonable response, because I explained my situation via the contact page on their site and got back in. Maybe the guy who is the person behind ModBot was just having a bad day...

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Maybe the guy who is the person behind ModBot was just having a bad day...


IMHO I don't think it's a good plea to ban someone! Even if it's a voluntary work, they must always remain "professional", the members aren't just the animals behind their computers but human beings.

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The default shouldn't be BAN BAN BAN for something like that. It isn't here! If you are doing something that is outside of the rules and regs, your post will be removed, a note explaining why and a 'go look at the rules and regs' comment. Only when you disregard the rules repeatedly or on purpose, are you banned here.

The problem is that they DON'T CARE! Did you make them any money? That's why you got banned by default. If you'd have bought something or contributed money, you would have gotten a nice, personalized note from Tony hisself saying, "Woopsie, you made a mistake. Would you fix this - oh and while you're at it, have you checked out may fancy Rolex watches for sale?" Yes, I just compared them to the questionable guy in times square who flashes his coat to you and you hope all that's under there are cheap knock-off watches.

I'll now step off my soapbox, and move along.

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They wouldn't let me log in even once.

I signed up there before I found this place, and they activated the account, but wouldn't let me log in.

"The best I can do for you is send you another password."

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Another non-working password.

Were they afraid I was gonna chroot in there?

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Must have thought I was somebody they knew, or someone who knows more than I do, it was peculiar; the non-response response from the mod: felt like a Paultard at the RNC;)

Here's your microphone, it's turned off but you can talk into it all you want, best I can do for ya New Hampshire;)

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Actually, it isn't tonymac or MacMan or Toleda or any of the mods doing this BS banning, it's this user, ModBot.


ModBot was the user who PM'd me after my thread was deleted. I'm pretty sure it was a pre-written response, it didn't fit the situation at all. The massive problem there is that you can't even respond to the thing.

So then you have to try and look for a staff list... if one exists I couldn't find it. So then you have to try and PM people who you think are staff as nobody seems to have any groupings or labels. The system says you need 20 posts before you can message anyone, staff excluded, but I still couldn’t message even those who I was sure were on staff. I then realised my account had been set to new posts unapproved (auto-moderated) by the bot, so I just posted my response in the forums for them to find, politely explaining the situation, asking for clarification and for someone to respond to me via PM. Next thing I know, my account's banned.

Even if it was all just a mistake, I don't want to spend time on a site with so many obvious flaws in its system. Besides, this place seems much more friendly, and certainly less restrictive.

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I recently got banned as well for no reason.

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In the interest of full disclosure and rigorous honesty, I feel the need to disclose that I was able to rejoin TonyMac. Apparently, they made a new board and required new registration for everyone and I was able to register for the new board. There are some people on that board who have a lot of familiarity with HP laptops and since I just got a new HP Envy 17 laptop, I wanted to learn from them and use some of the kexts and settings they had created.

As for the old board, I found that they had deleted every single post I ever made on that board and every single kext and plist I ever uploaded on that board. It was a complete purge. The only evidence that I was ever on that board was references in other people's posts to my posts (sometimes they were quoted.) So much for my contributions on that board.

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it appears you have a Obama and MLK avtar.. that might be enough reason for someone there.
i like change.

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it appears you have a Obama and MLK avtar.. that might be enough reason for someone there.
i like change.

Yea, I guess so, those {censored} haters. The avatar is of myself, I designed it in Adobe Illustrator around the time before Obama came into office.

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I swear it was because of dis button..

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If I'd act like that on the lancersreactor.org forums, where I'm moderator, then good old SWAT-OPR8R would banhammer me so hard that you could fit me into a wallet

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Definitely not going to tonymacx86 again, I only went there due to a guide I was trying to follow for my m14x r1. Still to this day I have no osx86 goodness on either of my computers. I will say though, this community SEEMS (not accusing, just stating my observation from my experience) to be not very tolerable or helpful to those without much experience or knowledge. I dropped off osx86 back in '08 and pretty much all i used was distributions on an hp dv9500, easy piece of cake machine, so i never had the need to learn much else. Now i'm back i'm lost and it seems no one is trying to help very much.

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I will say though, this community SEEMS (not accusing, just stating my observation from my experience) to be not very tolerable or helpful to those without much experience or knowledge.

Not that I'm trying to argue, but there are valid reasons for that (IMO).

This community wasn't born yesterday, so is relatively mature. It is more then 5 year I've been reading (first without an account) or trying (with varying degree of success) to help within boundaries of my limited knowledge. During all these years I've learned that there is a certain type of questions that are being asked time and time again. There are members that could answer these questions, but they don't bother to. Just because no sane person could answer the same questions endlessly (esp. when not being paid for that, out of good heart).

The fact that some questions are not answered may mean that:
  • nobody knows the answer (yet)
  • members who could answer are not signed in or are not reading the forum ATM
  • the question was answered before, so experienced members just don't want to repeat the answer (read use the search function or google)
  • the question is not properly asked (formulated); in such case even google can't be of any help
  • a combination of any of the above
Thanks to hard work of admins/modes of this forum, much of such questions are eliminated, but still the problem exist. Though it was much worst few years ago.

Just my personal view of the subject. No offence intended.

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Very true, and that was why I was careful in how I worded my statement. I see a lot of that over on XDA, and that is where I was drawing my reference from. Over there people are more accepting of new users and such, although due to it being a much more common and well known area of interest it is expected to have more new and inexperienced users. What frustrates me about this forum is the amount of contradicting and dead end information and resources.

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