Joe, since the thread in which you confused me with sam.ye because we're both Asian (this being the only criterion), you've grouped me with his antics. As far as looking to get banned, and everything else it's a far correlation as I've not tried to disrespect other members for anything, short of pointing out misspellings (of which you are subject to often as well) and syntax & semantics in sarcastic tones.
Let me stop you right here. I have confused you to becuase you both pull the same shit, and both happen to be asian. Dont make this to be solely confusion and certainly not solely based on race.
I've pushed the buttons enough for having disrespected someone who was possibly dyslexic on his spelling/grammar usage, and was subsequently banned for a short period of time. This is simply something I catch quite often but have taken aback on the harshness of my words due to my pink experience.
Sam, I encouraged that guy to join the site simply because I figured maybe he could pm me easier (having forgotten that he'd likely need to post a certain # to pm anyway). I had no ill intention of having him "break rules" or suggest anything of the sort. Looking back I can see how that can be construed and will thus reevaluate future posts on the forums. I have also encouraged others to join based on the sole fact that it's a better forum but ofc this isn't mentioned.
Fill in the context of that post, and you & others would understand that the OP was looking to rebuild his 05 600 (i think) and that I was trying to help.
This ill intent both of you infer is misguided and a mistake. As was my suggestion for the kid to join gdc to pm me.
That said, you can monitor my pm's or do whatever you need to make sure this sale doesn't happen. I honestly didn't think about it twice, and haven't since making that post on gsxr.com. There was no benefit to either party, short of you painting a salacious picture based on my actions.
Seriousness aside, i lol'd @ the seriousness
contrary to many peoples assumtions we dont have any malicious hacks installed in our forum that would allow us to view your PMs. It is not a part of normal BBcode, and not a part of this forum. I can see how many PMs you have, but I cant see what you PM.
Vertical scope I believe can, but they can see pretty much everything since they have the actual servers.
they can. which drives the point that if you honestly believe that items sold on here (posted by paying members) are subsequently purchased by paying members ONLY, you should pay more attention to the classifieds section.
Im not foolish enough to think members are not PMing other members to buy stuff. Just the same I am not foolish enough to not know a shit ton of stuff goes on that is against the sites rules... Pming about file sharing and the like being another example. Or for a third example, previously banned members often return under a different name and never get caught. It is the ones who decide to keep being morons, or simply cant help it, whom stand out under an entirely new name that get caught usually.
We dont actively seek to bust people. We dont actively scan banned members IPs. We dont actively hunt people (even those we are keeping an eye on per se, like you, LeSkid, Yup, and a couple others). We simply handle it when we run across it. Our goal here is not to rule with an iron fist. The asshats usually stand out well enough without us actively hunting them.
But there is a difference in KNOWING it happens, and someone basically being so brash as to post about it on another site as if we all live solely in the bubble of GDC.
Im not inclined to believe you simply didnt think about it. After all you so pride yourself on your own perceived superior intellect. Clearly someone of who thinks so highly of himself would not make such a menial mistake.
Know this. I feel like I could easily ban you for this transgression and not feel guilty about it in the least.
But consider it a last straw warning.