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Politics => Wrestling => Topic started by: The Du on September 03, 2009, 02:17:15 PM

Title: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: The Du on September 03, 2009, 02:17:15 PM
they're deleting stuff, ostensibly in an indescriminate manner

over on themat again.

first it was V's threads linking TOM articles. then it was all of V's posts on other threads too. (mind you V was at the top of the All-Time list on their boards).

now they cut several other threads including one as innocuous as "Which is Better the '08 Hawkeyes or the '09 Hawkeyes'.

then the deleted a 'Hey why did you deleted that thread'

now there's another thread discussing free speech, which i assume will be deleted before you get a chance to go check it out.

what's the dealio?

those posters should just come into the light that is TOM!
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: ViseGrip on September 03, 2009, 02:37:37 PM
We should FLOOD that place with invites to TOM... just like we did when we "worded" them to death. Every post we make should include a TOM invite and we should keep posting them no matter how many they delete!
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: The Du on September 03, 2009, 02:40:15 PM
someone (it's a screename i don't recall as being one of TOMs operatives) stated something to the effect that "it won't happen, but i don't know why everyone doesn't go over to theopenmat.com"
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: Julio on September 05, 2009, 04:06:46 PM
Quote from: "The Du"
someone (it's a screename i don't recall as being one of TOMs operatives) stated something to the effect that "it won't happen, but i don't know why everyone doesn't go over to theopenmat.com"


Are you talking about Virgil Earp Du?  I saw that and I never saw that screen name here so I was pretty confused.  I just guessed it was a regular that uses a different name over there.  Wait a minute they deleted all of V's posts or they banned him from themat.com?  That's insane!  He has never posted out of line things and your right he was number 9 or 10 on the most posts list.

EDIT: They did delete his posts.  Unbelievable.
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: nywrestler4life on September 05, 2009, 04:53:24 PM
Wow, can't believe they banned V.
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: BOG on September 05, 2009, 05:54:59 PM
Quote from: "nywrestler4life"
Wow, can't believe they banned V.
They like Veritas about as much as the Left likes Fox News I guess.  :wink:
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: Viratas on September 05, 2009, 07:57:43 PM
Yea they actually Banned me months ago...

VirgilEarp is me. They did delete my posts but the account is still working I think...

I have a few more screen names in hiding over there as well.

Did you all notice how we list our mods now here.

We will not hide here.
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: BOG on September 05, 2009, 08:11:39 PM
:(
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: BOG on September 05, 2009, 08:13:38 PM
Quote from: "BOG"
Quote from: "Viratas"
Yea they actually Banned me months ago...

VirgilEarp is me. They did delete my posts but the account is still working I think...

I have a few more screen names in hiding over there as well.

Did you all notice how we list our mods now here.

We will not hide here.
I'm wondering who'll ban me first.  :roll:I think 3 or 4 of those guys will cause you problems.
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: Viratas on September 05, 2009, 08:18:19 PM
I think you are safe
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: Anonymous on September 05, 2009, 08:26:32 PM
Bog, you are safe even though you are a total dipsh!t.  I give it maybe another week before I am banned for good although I haven't cussed anyone out in a while.  I must be slipping.
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: BOG on September 05, 2009, 08:33:01 PM
Quote from: "Chris"
Bog, you are safe even though you are a total dipsh!t.  I give it maybe another week before I am banned for good although I haven't cussed anyone out in a while.  I must be slipping.
You slipped in to the deep end long ago imho. Your opinion has also never meant much to me as you should be aware . Feel free to cuss me out anytime you feel like it. :lol:
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: Anonymous on September 05, 2009, 08:35:49 PM
That's perfectly fine since your opinion doesn't mean anything to 99% of the population.  I don't even know why I bother.  It's mostly just entertainment for me.
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: BOG on September 05, 2009, 09:36:47 PM
Quote from: "Chris"
That's perfectly fine since your opinion doesn't mean anything to 99% of the population.  I don't even know why I bother.  It's mostly just entertainment for me.
:roll:
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: brycemus on September 08, 2009, 02:44:09 PM
I'm going to make a run through there and see what's happening today ... maybe throw out a few "invites" as well.
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: The Du on September 08, 2009, 08:21:55 PM
i gotta tell ya, their M.O. is getting really frustrating.

i think we have very good news/features/articles at TOM and it's only going to get better.

but when someone post a link to our site, themat's mods delete them rather quickly. i understand that our stuff is in direct competition with Intermat's premium site, but what does that have to do with themat? of course, unless Intermat people are mods there.

in any case, it's very unprofessional and certainly an abuse of the 'moderator' duties. instead of providing a better product and working harder, they try to sweep our work under the rug.

i think they're acting like 4 year olds, and it is personally offensive when we're treated uneaqually.

someone puts up a link to our article and it gets deleted.
someone puts up a link to their article reporting the same topic and it remains intact.

maybe they have an inferiority complex?

regardless, what can i do about it?
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: Drooke on September 08, 2009, 11:00:10 PM
Quote from: "The Du"
regardless, what can i do about it?

Let it roll off of your back Du.  You have been laying some impressive groundwork and producing some fantastic articles at this stage of infancy for TOM.

It makes me think about the movie Field of Dreams...."If you build it they will come."

And, I believe that they will Du.
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: The Du on September 08, 2009, 11:39:43 PM
thanks Drooke. the encouragement is welcomed. i kind of get down about the whole thing when i think of the the crap that's going on when all we are trying to do is promote wrestling. the first conversation i ever had with V consisted mostly of how to reach the most people we could, not to overshadow anyone or step on toes.

who knows, it all could be for the best, considering, under these circumstances, the only way we get our due is to provide material and services fans can't get anywhere else.

not to sound like a douche, but the only thing there is to do is outwork everyone else.
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: Drooke on September 09, 2009, 12:23:17 AM
Quote from: "The Du"
the only thing there is to do is outwork everyone else.

What you mentioned above and the fact the TOM will be offering a unique product to the market are two of the reasons (imo) that TOM will be a success.

They are however Two huge reasons.
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: Intensity guru on September 24, 2009, 08:00:06 PM
I'm going to fire up my alias and commit some subterfuge.
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: Indiana Wrestler on October 14, 2009, 05:04:07 AM
I havent posted on themat since... well, idk. and I was way up there in post as well. I might go post once more just for the heck of it
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: Indiana Wrestler on October 14, 2009, 05:06:15 AM
i seem to remember having over 10k post... oh well
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: Julio on October 24, 2009, 09:59:58 PM
Quote from: "Indiana Wrestler"
i seem to remember having over 10k post... oh well

Were you banned as well?
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: Indiana Wrestler on January 28, 2010, 09:49:36 AM
not banned, it just wouldnt let me post cause my sig promoted theopenmat and LXP ;). I can login to my account, but not post
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: Wire on February 18, 2015, 08:41:20 AM
For whatever reason, when I moved to Windows8 ... Can't get on to The Mat. Have asked for help, to no avail. Have no idea what is wrong. As it turns out.... I don't really miss it.
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: TobusRex on February 18, 2015, 01:38:58 PM
I dislike the format of their forums over there. I see many of the same topics repeated between the sites, sometimes almost word for word. I've noticed partiality on multiple occasions from the moderators. Much better over here, plus I think the tone of our discussions is much improved from the days from before the Politics forum was locked.
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: Cruocified on February 23, 2015, 07:30:38 PM
I just think that site is weird.  Maybe it is supposed to be this way in the internet wrestling forum world, but it seems like the overwhelming majority of posters there would rather go out of there way to find something Iowa related to bi*** about than actually discuss wrestling.  We may only get a post a week these days on the wrestling forum, but at least people here will talk wrestling instead of OMG THIS IOWA KID GLANCED AT MY BROTHER IN LAW FOR 3 SECONDS LONGER THAN I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED HIM GLANCING, NOW I AM GOING TO SMEAR MY OWN FECES ALL OVER MY FACE AND SCREAM ABOUT HOW IOWA IS RUINING WRESTLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: ViseGrip on February 23, 2015, 10:29:15 PM
I dislike the format of their forums over there. I see many of the same topics repeated between the sites, sometimes almost word for word. I've noticed partiality on multiple occasions from the moderators. Much better over here, plus I think the tone of our discussions is much improved from the days from before the Politics forum was locked.
heelpick notwithstanding
Title: Re: Mini Meltdown on themat.com again
Post by: TobusRex on February 24, 2015, 04:43:29 PM
I just think that site is weird.  Maybe it is supposed to be this way in the internet wrestling forum world, but it seems like the overwhelming majority of posters there would rather go out of there way to find something Iowa related to bi*** about than actually discuss wrestling.  We may only get a post a week these days on the wrestling forum, but at least people here will talk wrestling instead of OMG THIS IOWA KID GLANCED AT MY BROTHER IN LAW FOR 3 SECONDS LONGER THAN I WOULD HAVE PREFERRED HIM GLANCING, NOW I AM GOING TO SMEAR MY OWN FECES ALL OVER MY FACE AND SCREAM ABOUT HOW IOWA IS RUINING WRESTLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, most the Iowa fans on that site are insufferable jackasses. I linked my favorite Hawkeye site below.

http://www.blackheartgoldpants.com/