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October 22, 2004 11:40 PM   Subscribe

How many members of MetaFilter have been ex-communicated?

Either short term or permanently?

Or is this more MetaTalk?
posted by fenriq to Grab Bag (25 answers total)
 
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posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 1:14 AM on October 23, 2004


Not me personally, but a friend of mine who was a priest got excommunicated.

Actually, it wasn't excommunication exactly, but he had to turn in his priest papers and he's not allowed to get married in a Catholic church. I forget the exact term, but it sucks because he's one of the only deeply religious people I've ever met that I could talk to without feeling like I was being sold something.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:23 AM on October 23, 2004


Some victims:

Insomnyuk (rude behavior)

real9 (bigotry)

TheJesseHelms (LGF/Mefi incident)

111 (abusing AskMe)

lostbyanecho (self-linking)

I'm sure there's quite a few more.. but I've run out of energy.
posted by Ljubljana at 3:29 AM on October 23, 2004


Wait.. You mean literally excommunicated? Or thrown out of the Metafilterian Church?
posted by Ljubljana at 4:05 AM on October 23, 2004


Since I don't think the Catholic church has short term excommunications, I think Metafilter was what was meant.

don't forget Neo and Bunnyfire.
posted by konolia at 4:42 AM on October 23, 2004


Oh, well scratch my story then.

Let's be a little more creative in our language next time.

Mexcommunicated.
Mexpelled.
Me-pwn3d.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:49 AM on October 23, 2004


phalkin was mexpelled for porn-bombing.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:18 AM on October 23, 2004


Who was the Billy guy - Billy Maulana or something like that. He kept self-linking. Stavros was booted out for a while, I think? And then there's Stumpy McGee and settle. I miss settle. He got mAxed.
posted by iconomy at 7:15 AM on October 23, 2004


Relevant thread
posted by golo at 7:50 AM on October 23, 2004


Neu
posted by bonheur at 7:52 AM on October 23, 2004


Tangentially related, here are some meltdown stories.
posted by Hypharse at 7:52 AM on October 23, 2004


(Most were previously mentioned, but the thread is just bursting with links, gory details, and personal anecdotes.)
posted by Hypharse at 7:55 AM on October 23, 2004


There was someone from the last batch of new users who lasted like three days before getting kicked out.

Did Postroad really get a timeout for his last FPP?
posted by mkultra at 9:37 AM on October 23, 2004


Not me personally, but a friend of mine who was a priest got excommunicated.

The term you're looking for is "defrocked."

Oh, and wasn't that commie dude also banned (as in commie was in his user name)?
posted by jmd82 at 10:19 AM on October 23, 2004


C_D, I'm not sure but I think my neighbors would be upset if I started saying "Mexpelled" even though they wouldn't have a clue what I was talking about.

Sounds like they should get a basket of chips and some salsa as a parting gift.

Thanks for the insights, I had been curious, now my curiosity has been sated.

jmd82, I thought "defrocking" was what priests did to altar boys after Sunday mass?
posted by fenriq at 10:39 AM on October 23, 2004


The term you're looking for is "defrocked."

Yeah! That's it!

And it sounds so much saucier.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 1:15 PM on October 23, 2004


I've seen some time off, mainly for stupid redundant things like.. oh you know... posting drunk, letting the real life steer the way I write... things like that.
posted by Keyser Soze at 8:40 PM on October 23, 2004


fenriq:
Wow, way to read the posting guidelines there...
posted by jmd82 at 9:18 PM on October 23, 2004


uh, jmd82, it's fenriq's question, so that's probably licit.
posted by kenko at 7:11 AM on October 24, 2004


Gosh,

Aaron, Evanizer, Lileks, Bunnyfire...

A lot of these people were not screw-ups either. Some of them were the most prolific posters we had. I miss them.
posted by xammerboy at 11:43 AM on October 24, 2004


Most of them were screw ups, especially insomnyuk and phalkin. Fuck em.
posted by skallas at 12:00 PM on October 24, 2004


Not to mention insomyuk is back as that kwansar dude. Nothing really changes.
posted by skallas at 12:08 PM on October 24, 2004


I got a well-deserved timeout for some hijinks (or more for my attitude afterwards, perhaps) with iceberg273 way back when.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:17 PM on October 24, 2004


xammerboy, Bunnyfire is still with us today, but with a new username and greater serenity. So do not despair.

Is kwantsar really the former insomnyuk, though?
posted by Sidhedevil at 8:01 PM on October 24, 2004


I could be wrong, but if I remember the incident correctly, Evanizer wasn't mexcommunicated...he left on his own accord after one of the infamous "fat people suck" threads.
posted by dejah420 at 8:07 PM on October 24, 2004


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