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Real Genius

Last posted Jul 21, 2011 at 08:15PM EDT. Added Jul 21, 2011 at 12:11AM EDT
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Katie Starshine/Real Genius was wondering as to why her account was banned, so I was just hoping if any moderators could shed some light on this situation?

Jul 21, 2011 at 12:11AM EDT
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Wasn’t he making a bunch of crap threads a while back? Anyway it might be related to this thread: http://knowyourmeme.com/forums/general/topics/10553-

Jul 21, 2011 at 12:16AM EDT

I dunno. Katie was making a lot of threads but there was a lot of things behind that, and also it could have been accidental for the blank thread.

Jul 21, 2011 at 12:18AM EDT
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It probably wasn’t accidental. The blank keys were the same as those found in triforces. You make them by holding alt and pressing 255.

Jul 21, 2011 at 12:24AM EDT
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A message from Katie in the IRC

“Hi James.

I’m writing to you on your inappropriate conduct this past hour. I noticed you banned my account for hacking, citing that I was “messing with the display of the forums”. This is the 2nd time I’ve been banned for “hacking”, even though I wasn’t. (While not explicit like last time, it is heavily implied, and the “offenses” are too similar. First time I was banned for this reason was when I submitted a joke entry called “Submissions”, in response to one called Deadpool.) Earlier this day, I created a thread titled (alt-255) with a post that said (alt-255) Alt-255 is a blank space, and is a staple of the activity known as “triforcing”. By your judgement, any user who triforces on this site is a hacker, since triforces contain the same character that as you put it was “messing with the display of the forums” Also, as labeling me as a “hacker” for “messing with the display of the forums” is a blatant lie. You’re certainly not dumb enough to actually think that making a post of alt-255 is hacking or “messing with the display of the forums” Not only is this misconduct as an admin, it’s libel, which is a criminal offense, as it is a lie, printed, and damaging to me. If you refuse to rectify this situation, I’m willing to contact Ben Huh. (And you know I will, you bet I will) Also, to any other admins who see this, this ban is similar to Chrismen’s ban of Taryn, as both are unwarranted. (This one more so) I expect fair and equal justice in this situation as compared to that situation, specifically the removal of his administration privileges. I thank the KnowYourMeme adminship for any time spent on this situation."

All opinions of the above to not reflect my personal opinion in any way, shape or form.

Last edited Jul 21, 2011 at 12:35AM EDT
Jul 21, 2011 at 12:34AM EDT
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I already edited the thread he created. He was posting hundreds of those characters in the thread title and stretching the forums which resulted in content going underneath the ads and moving the sidebar way off to the side.

Click here for a sceenshot.

Jul 21, 2011 at 12:37AM EDT
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I didn’t see that problem on mine, so it wouldn’t have happened to every user.

Katie:

“I didn’t see it, so I had no idea there was a problem. If there’s a problem, he can just delete it. It’s not like I knew that it would create that issue”

Last edited Jul 21, 2011 at 12:41AM EDT
Jul 21, 2011 at 12:38AM EDT
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Kalmo wrote:

I didn’t see that problem on mine, so it wouldn’t have happened to every user.

Katie:

“I didn’t see it, so I had no idea there was a problem. If there’s a problem, he can just delete it. It’s not like I knew that it would create that issue”

That’s because I shortened the title when I saw it.

Jul 21, 2011 at 12:40AM EDT
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I saw it as soon almost as soon as it was made. I doubt you did it in less than 1 minute, especially after you said there was so much coding on it.

Jul 21, 2011 at 12:42AM EDT
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I saw it right when it was posted. Must have been browser specific.

Last edited Jul 21, 2011 at 12:43AM EDT
Jul 21, 2011 at 12:43AM EDT
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Although, I myself will admit that the thread shouldn’t have been made in the first place since it had absolutely nothing in it and was just a waste of space.

Jul 21, 2011 at 12:45AM EDT
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A message from Katie

“I’m calling bullshit on that, Kalmo posted instantly, and I saw the forums as soon as I posted it, and it was fine. Don didn’t have a problem with me, although he locked it. Brad didn’t have a problem with me, either. They handled it well. You didn’t, and you didn’t even come in until hours later.”

Jul 21, 2011 at 12:48AM EDT
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@Kalmo,

RG & I talked about this directly and he’s been put on a temporary ban for misbehaving on KYM forum after repeated warnings. Perhaps it wasn’t his intention to mess with page layout, but we’ve talked previously about similar nuisances like this. In anyway, he’ll be back on soon.

Jul 21, 2011 at 02:27AM EDT
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I think a temporary ban is fair, so long as Katie knows its a “warning shot”.
Still, Katie hasn’t really done anything serious. If she knows she can’t get away with it, it will stop.

Jul 21, 2011 at 10:05AM EDT

We should put a character limit for titles now from on.

EDIT: CRIMINAL TRIFORCE BANNING OH NOES!

Oh btw, its a “he” not a “she”, thats just a prank he pulls as a trap or some repetitive joke.

Last edited Jul 21, 2011 at 10:36AM EDT
Jul 21, 2011 at 10:21AM EDT

I dont think tat was purposeful, and yeah Katie made a lot of pointless threads, but they were:
A. In the appropriate section
B. They were usually games/ funny stuff
C. I don’t think she expected it to reformat, she probably expected something to the effect of when you put a really long “FFFFUUU

Jul 21, 2011 at 11:07AM EDT
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Brad wrote:

@Kalmo,

RG & I talked about this directly and he’s been put on a temporary ban for misbehaving on KYM forum after repeated warnings. Perhaps it wasn’t his intention to mess with page layout, but we’ve talked previously about similar nuisances like this. In anyway, he’ll be back on soon.

Thanks for clearing that up Brad. I was just curious. And even though I myself would be angry, even from a temporary banning, I think the way RG reacted to this was a bit melodramatic.

Jul 21, 2011 at 11:39AM EDT
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Ben Huh, huh?

He’s so hard to contact.

(I know because he didn’t accept my FRIEND REQUEST!!!!) XD

Jul 21, 2011 at 12:46PM EDT
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Sweatie Killer wrote:

We should put a character limit for titles now from on.

EDIT: CRIMINAL TRIFORCE BANNING OH NOES!

Oh btw, its a “he” not a “she”, thats just a prank he pulls as a trap or some repetitive joke.

I’m not too concerned with character limit because titles will be spread across multiple lines as long as there are spaces. It’s only a problem when someone posts a long string of characters without any spaces.

Jul 21, 2011 at 01:24PM EDT
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I do admit that ever since Cheezeburger took over Katie started acting up a lot at small things (Every update and every major troll would cause Katie to go on a rampage it seems), so I guess a slap on the hand was necessary. :/

However, while we are on the subject of Katie; Was there a reason behind Katie’s loss of the “Over 9000!!!1” title? Or was it just removed by accident when the site updated?

Last edited Jul 21, 2011 at 08:16PM EDT
Jul 21, 2011 at 08:15PM EDT
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