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LegoFan2 disappeared?

GeordiePaulGeordiePaul Glastonbury, CT, USAMember Posts: 463
How come LegoFan2’s posts have disappeared? I’ve seen several threads where people appear to be talking to themselves because LegoFan2’s replies have gone AWOL! Was he/she revealed to be below the minimum age allowed to post on Brickset? If so, I wouldn’t be at all surprised :-)
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  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 281
    He's still managing to "like" every post... 😉 
    LEGOFan2
  • jnscoelhojnscoelho PortugalMember Posts: 251
    It's weird, actually. The main page indicates 4 comments here, with the latest from LegoFan2, but while I write this I can only read 2 posts and none of them from LegoFan2... 
    AstrobricksLEGOFan2
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 57
    Feels like a Reddit shadowban! And if it is, expect this entire thread to go away quickly.
    LEGOFan2
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 434
    Dude was necromancing all these threads from 1+ years back and, to be blunt, wasn't adding much to the conversation other than essentially saying he/she liked the topic.  Maybe those in power got tired of it.  I mean, you do you, and over-policing online forums isn't always the best thing buuuuuuuut....  yeah.
    LEGOFan2lkliment2SumoLego
  • lkliment2lkliment2 ChicagoMember Posts: 67
    Dude was necromancing all these threads from 1+ years back and, to be blunt, wasn't adding much to the conversation other than essentially saying he/she liked the topic.  Maybe those in power got tired of it.  I mean, you do you, and over-policing online forums isn't always the best thing buuuuuu
  • lkliment2lkliment2 ChicagoMember Posts: 67
    Dude was necromancing all these threads from 1+ years back and, to be blunt, wasn't adding much to the conversation other than essentially saying he/she liked the topic.  Maybe those in power got tired of it.  I mean, you do you, and over-policing online forums isn't always the best thing buuuuuuuut....  yeah.
    That was my mistake ^ admins feel free to delete. But I agree, the admins were more than patient with him but, at least for me, it just became overwhelming 
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 667
    So...we're not all eagerly awaiting "LegoFan3: The Third Part" ???

    :D
    SumoLegoPitfall69BumblepantsBrainsluggedpharmjod
  • GeordiePaulGeordiePaul Glastonbury, CT, USAMember Posts: 463
    Mystery solved then. The deleted poster certainly came across as being on the younger side.
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,190
    Ok, so it wasn't just me. The guy was on for only about what a month and had about 500+ posts (most really added no value to the thread). I started to think he was trying to drive up his post numbers for some reason.
    SumoLegoLittleLorigmonkey76
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,378
    I just thought he was very young and enthusiastic so I forgave his annoying comments as best I could and left it alone. I'm sure he'll mature a bit by the time he is old enough to come back. 
    SumoLegoMr_Crossgmonkey76
  • NicksBricksNicksBricks United StatesMember Posts: 197
    They posted in marketplace threads saying they wanted to buy a set but didn’t have the money while also PM’ing me about wanting to buy items I had for sale trying to make deals. I guarantee I’m not the only one they did this too. I’m not usually a fan of banning people, but good riddance. 
    SumoLego
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,310
    I don't know if any mods sent him a message, but I know that some Bricksetters had and also gave him constructive criticism within the thread; that didn't seem to get through to him. It was as though every post that we made was directed specifically at him; like we were talking directly to him. I think the fact that HUW didn't outright ban was nice gesture.
    lkliment2SumoLegoBumblepantsLittleLoriFowlerBricksDeMontesgmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,506
    edited April 29
    Pitfall69 said:
    SumoLego said:
    The combination of incessant posts on Marketplace Threads, and idle comments - I can see why there was mod intervention.
    You just described 90% of our posts ;)
    Very clever.  I think you're confusing us with a battery life percentage I will never be able to attain.
    Baby_YodaLittleLoriFowlerBricksgmonkey76
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,172
    edited April 29
    Mystery solved then. The deleted poster certainly came across as being on the younger side.
    When he joined last November, he said he had just turned 16.

    I was trying to be patient and occasionally give guidance (like not posting comments that were just “Neat” and so forth) but then he seemed to think liking everything was going to garner him some kind of cred or goodwill, when it was having the opposite effect. Maybe that kind of thing works in other online communities, but not here.

    LegoFan2, if you’re reading this, please take it as a learning experience.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,172
    edited April 29
    Follow-up question: do I have to give up all his Likes? 😉
    pharmjodFizyxSumoLegodmcc0
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 434
    I don't mean to keep railing on the kid, but what really put me off about him was when I was asking if anyone knew if Lego stores in Singapore were still selling the CNY sets a couple of weeks back and he said they were available since he had a friend there who bought some the previous weekend.  Sure, he could've been telling the truth, but I just felt something was off, especially since that was around the time he really started dredging up super old threads and making spam-like comments in others.  Thankfully, other members stepped in and said they were long gone and saved me the hassle of lugging around a large suitcase (that didn't stop me from checking the nearest Lego Certified Store, though.  :P )  I get wanting to be liked and trying to be helpful at that young age, but come on, man, that was messed up.
  • im2cre8ivim2cre8iv Utah, USAMember Posts: 35
    It’s too bad really. I wanted to get a sheet of those stickers for $10 before they were all gone 😏
    Brainsluggedlkliment2starwars4everpharmjodBumblepantsSumoLego
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 975
    SNIP
     he seemed to think liking everything was going to garner him some kind of cred or goodwill
    SNIP
    Welcome to the Facebook generation...
    Astrobricks
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,554
    Probably for the best for the health of conversation around here. It seems most threads were stalling out and meaningful Lego discussions were becoming much less frequent.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,406
    Got to say I love this thread. It is totally awesome. Oh and everyone is cool :-)
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 281
    lol
  • PolyphemusPolyphemus Sydney, AustraliaMember Posts: 81
    Awh! And I was just starting to enjoy his minute by minute contributions... in a weird, messed up, sadistic kind of way. Oh well, as Bumblepants has already said, probably for the best...
    bpk2300SumoLego
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 1,182
    Good, I can go back to upsetting small children and preventing potential AFOLS from joining the hobby by buying the last set on the shelf!

    As a former mod on various forums, it felt like the surge of junk you got in school holidays. Huw has done the right thing IMHO.
    SumoLegogmonkey76dmcc0
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