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Blackmail
« on: May 12, 2017, 09:19:32 pm »
So, we have a member who has lost his mind.  He has been banned multiple times for short periods because of various reasons, but we let him back because of the trials and troubles e has been through and frankly, because of his mental health which he has told us is an issue. bipolar he has said.   I won't say who this member is, but about a month ago he went on one of his episodes and I lost my patience with him. I definitely was not nice, but luckily he wasn't here acting up in person or I would have broken his jaw. 

Anyhow, he saved some of my messages I sent him telling him to just shut his mouth, I had had it with him, things like that.  He did a screen shot of them and then sent them to me telling me if I did not publicly apologize to him, he would send all these screen shots of messages out to this vast collection of Forestry Forum member emails he says he has.  He said he is going to ruin me.  Well, I told him to kiss my ass.    I didn't ban him though, I figured he was in the middle of another one of his melt downs.  Well, it started again this evening. I wasn't online, but one of our other admins had to deleted some messages he posted on the forum. We then banned him. This time permanently. No more chances  He's been around a long time, so its a shame, but we just can't put up with him any longer.

So, if you do get an email from this fellow, you will then know who I am referring to.  And so you know, I do not regret a thing I said to him, he had earned it. And that is the rest of the story! :) :D

Gotta go now. I and the rest of the admins are having an online good riddance party!  ;)
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Re: Blackmail
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 09:31:08 pm »
Sounds like you've been way more than fair, you gotta do what you gotta do (recent saying).
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Re: Blackmail
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 09:34:54 pm »
Its a funny feeling when I read something and I think its about me. Whew.  smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sweat_drop

You did right Jeff.  smiley_thumbsup
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Re: Blackmail
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 09:53:52 pm »
I had to set up a filter to get rid of the emails he is sending me every couple minutes.
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Re: Blackmail
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 09:56:23 pm »
Sounds like you did the right thing

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Re: Blackmail
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017, 10:25:17 pm »
 ::) I think i may know who, but i guess that doesn't matter really. I saw a post disappear earlier. Sucks when people go whackadoodle.
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Re: Blackmail
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2017, 11:39:47 pm »
Its a funny feeling when I read something and I think its about me. Whew.  smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sweat_drop

You did right Jeff.  smiley_thumbsup

SAME HERE.

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Re: Blackmail
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2017, 12:53:35 am »
I had to look up blackmail compared to extortion. Some Texas attorney posted a simple enough explanation for me to follow:
Extortion vs. Blackmail: Whatís The Difference?

This part is kinda spooky after reading Jeff's opening post:
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Unlike extortion, blackmail does not include threats of violence to a person or property. Instead, blackmail is when an offender threatens to disclose embarrassing information or information that is potentially damaging to a personís standing in the community, family or social relationships, or professional career unless the victim surrenders money, property or services.

Of course, that presupposes the information is embarassing.
If it ain't, as in:
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And so you know, I do not regret a thing I said to him, he had earned it.
that kinda lets the air outta the sails. ;)

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Re: Blackmail
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2017, 12:57:36 am »
i saw a post earlier too >:(     Jeff i dont think anything he could email any of us would change our minds about the forum or you smiley_thumbsup 
i was always told if you sleep with the dogs your gonna get fleas ;D   it was time for him to go ;)
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Re: Blackmail
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2017, 01:31:25 am »
Darn.  I was watching a movie and missed it  :-\  I think I know who and he has my email but I didn't get anything there, either :'( 
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Re: Blackmail
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2017, 06:21:29 am »
It's tough to interact with someone with true mental health issues. Often the "medications" they are put on cause worse problems. Still it is no reason to have to take abuse from them. Being banned from a forum is the least of his problems. If you are going to raise roses, you'll have to deal with some "manure.
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Re: Blackmail
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2017, 07:42:09 am »
You did the right thing Jeff

If I get a email from him well I guess I get nasty with him >:(
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2017, 08:13:33 am »
I deal with mental health issues everyday. Some days are much better than the bad dark days.  Being able to just quickly write bad things and hit send is someone asking for Help. I have been going to doctors since my divorce. The doctors have changed my diagnosis many times , I am often upset on a different diagnosis. So I just tell the doctors now you can call it what ever you want , I come here for HELP. . . alcohol is really bad for me . I finally quit drinking in 2014 and it's much easier to deal with high highs and the cliff to low lows. . I hope the baned member will get the help he needs. 
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Re: Blackmail
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2017, 08:18:47 am »
Thank you Jeff for working so hard in the background to keep the Forestry Forum the #1 site on the web. :)
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Re: Blackmail
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2017, 08:46:24 am »
Red, I can tell you that I and the other admins have went farther with this member than with any other member in Forestry Forum history. It comes to a point when for our mental health that we walk away and let his problems be his problems.

Blackmail certainly was his intent. I could be embarrased on how  I conversed with him this last episode, but in a way like having mom over hear me cursing. :) I have high standards on conduct here on the forum, but one must remember, I worked in the sawmill and logging trades my entire life where language can get rough. Those that know me in person know I am not prudish, but I certainly know how to conduct myself in front of mom. Oh, and Tammy. Cursing in front of her can result in pain. :D
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Re: Blackmail
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2017, 09:07:34 am »
I will reject and not read all emails from a certain former member of the FF.

Wait a minute here, My email account has been let go, so I am rejecting email from everyone. I guess that certain former FF member will have to send me a PM on the forum, but wait a minute if he is not a member he cant do that.  ;D
Thanks for watching out for me Jeff.
I dont need all that bad language and stuff showing up in front of me and I really appreciate this being a clean site.
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Re: Blackmail
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2017, 09:16:46 am »
I understand completely how he has been banned before.  I have told him several times that tough times don't last , but tough people do .  His answer to me was that his problems are worse than anyone else. 
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2017, 10:06:00 am »
I don't know any details (and don't care to know), but glad Jeff and others are there to monitor the Forum.  That makes the Forestry Forum one of the last decent mediums available. 

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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2017, 11:43:02 am »
Sad that you had to put up with the problems.  I'll let you know if there some contact made with me even though I doubt it will occur.  On a good note we are getting some much needed rain here in Savannah.  I was looking for the weather posts and got sidetracked. 
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Re: Blackmail
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2017, 02:34:25 pm »
DanG, missed it all.  But the good news is, I am still here, so the voices in my head did not get loose. ;D
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