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  • Please Turn Off The Honton

    I'm far from the only one realizing how disruptive this individual has been lately, and the SNR ratio in the forums is low enough already. Please look through the post history if you don't know what I'm talking about. (And no, I'm not referring to the thread Honton created, which has a specific title and can be skipped by someone who's not interested in desktop environment holy wars). Going into a news thread about KDE and making antagonistic statements about how much KDE and kwin suck is trolling at its purest. Any topic vaguely related to Gnome/KDE is derailed. "Gstreamer 1.2 released? Let's talk about how much KDE sucks in the first post!" http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...238#post359238

    Note: I don't use KDE, so don't please mistake me for an upset KDE fan/user/dev.
    Note2: No, I'm not using the ignore list, because it doesn't work well for a case like this.

    Thanks

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    I support this. His posts don't get people anywhere. Probably he wants to clash GNOME versus KDE just to make flamewars for own pleasure, or like BOSS, is windows agend who is here only for trolling.

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    • #3
      So how come Boos isnt in your crosshair hes been doing the same thing even longer?

      I support banning Boss and Honton

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ramiliez View Post
        So how come Bo$$ isn't in your crosshair? He's been doing the same thing even longer?
        I already asked for him to be warned/banned once, and he was, but then came back as sort of a caricature of himself that few people respond to. The ignore list would work well in such a case.
        Also, I try to avoid news threads about Ubuntu/Mir/Wayland, so I'm probably seeing a lot less of him.

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        • #5
          Bump: http://phoronix.com/forums/showthrea...339#post361339
          Honton trolling in KDE thread. (Surprise!)

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          • #6
            Bump.

            Why is BO$$ banned, but Honton isn't? Honton is just as bad a troll as BO$$ was.

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            • #7
              Bump.....

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              • #8
                He might be a bit obsessive but censorship is not a way. If you don't like his opinions, just don't read his posts - it's simple.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by littleowl View Post
                  He might be a bit obsessive but censorship is not a way. If you don't like his opinions, just don't read his posts - it's simple.
                  Censorship? This is a privately owned forum. There is no right to free speech on private forums, and therefore, the term is "enforcing the rules", not 'censorship'.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by littleowl View Post
                    He might be a bit obsessive but censorship is not a way. If you don't like his opinions, just don't read his posts - it's simple.
                    I don't agree that he should just be banned. He's not being abusive or resulted to personal attacks. It's just a little bit of ignorance.
                    I would suggest a mod to send him a PM and then close this thread.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JX8p View Post
                      Censorship? This is a privately owned forum. There is no right to free speech on private forums, and therefore, the term is "enforcing the rules", not 'censorship'.
                      Any suppression of public communication is censorship and technically "enforcing the rules", the key is "Why?". Honton is not abusive nor offensive and in reality, plenty of people probably enjoy arguing with him, otherwise they would not respond.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by littleowl View Post
                        Any suppression of public communication is censorship
                        I don't think JX8p disagreed with your definition of censorship, it's just that there's a high correlation between people that decry private censorship, and people who think all speech is free speech. For that reason, I believe JX8p mistook you for one of these people.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by profoundWHALE View Post
                          I don't agree that he should just be banned. He's not being abusive or resulted to personal attacks. It's just a little bit of ignorance.
                          I would suggest a mod to send him a PM and then close this thread.
                          It's not really a little bit of ignorance, it's a massive pit of ignorance stirred by absolute fanboyism for gnome. I would also disagree with the notion that he hasn't been abusive, he's taken every opportunity he can to attack KDE and Qt, and anyone else who does not support his perception of Gnome, even going so far as to create his own thread called "Gnome kills KDE". Also while I agree with his assessment on the matter (a very rare occurance) he's called Ian Jackson a clown and I seem to recall him resorting to name calling against other people (kde developers, and systemd opponents in particular), and he's generally regarded as a troll and a nuisance on this forum. So he's not really this innocent person you and littleowl are making him out to be, he's a FanTroll. And littleowl I wouldn't presume that people are arguing with him simply out of enjoyment as opposed to a sense of duty to ensure that other readers don't get pulled in by his garbage.

                          this all said I'm more or less indifferent to him getting banned, particularly as he's probably just going to come back under a different name the same way BSDSUCKSDICKS did.
                          Last edited by Luke_Wolf; 02-28-2014, 01:22 AM.

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                          • #14
                            THIS

                            ban HONTON and all his re-incarnations (maybe blocking his IP if its static?)

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                            • #15
                              Double standards, much?
                              I agree that Honton is a PITA. But as far as I can see he is never or seldom abusive, only obnoxious.
                              Considering that GNOME or systemd posts usually has multiple people bashing it in similar ways like Honton, (but mostly with more bad words), singling him out is really just hypocritical.

                              I for one would welcome active moderators who could keep the discussions somewhat civil, regardless of the topic being discussed. I am not talking about censorship or limiting the topics, only that the level of some posts here are making me seriously doubt humanity. This is the only forum I've used that actually *needs* the ignore-feature.

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