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My reintroduction

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Hello

 

Some may or may not remember me but as you see Ive been here since 2003. I got banned for two main reasons: Warez and making arguments.

 

I want to apoligize to all the Neowin community, both members and staff that has had to put up with me, in the past and when I made dupes just to view/post forums. Most of the dupes Ive been banned have been because at the end of the day, Neowin staff knows the IP location and well, how everyone writes....

 

I sent Neowin a email the other day stating how long I have been banned (well over 5 years) and that I was tired of hiding behind dupes and the only reason I really did it because I didnt have a timeframe on when this account got unbanned. If I knew, I would just waited it out and lurked.

 

That being said, when I contacted Neowin and they told me one of the reasons I got banned was warez I was "shocked" because I wouldnt think of daring to post any warez on any nonwarez public site today. Its one of those moments where you realize how immature you were (and I still am no doubt) and stupid things you did and said back in the day. Those mistakes I cannot take back so you have to live with them and simply hope they dont come back to haunt you in the past.

 

Now with arguments, I still have to learn that its not worth fighting over stangers on the internet. I do it less and less and simply asked mods to close the topic as it was going nowhere. I think I should still argue even less but I will work on that and pay far more attention to the mods.

 

Ive seen Neowin grow to a great community with its up and down moments but there is so much information, (some) news articles that intrest me, and since 2004-2005 Ive had this since my home page. I still like being here.

 

As a thank you for unbanning me, Ive went ahead and gotten a Tier1 subscription. Neowin has helped me so many times, least I can do is give some back.

 

Well, I hope I can help out the community as my true self and finally respect the rules how they are written.

 

Thank you to all for reading this.

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Personal growth is always to be applauded :)  Welcome back :)

 

As for arguments - I don't suffer fools at all, and moreover I hate fools who assume everyone is as foolish as them.  It REALLY pushes my buttons, and I need to calm down and just walk away.

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Thats a nice post, and it's always great to see long term members stick around (y) Thanks for supporting the site with a sub too :)

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Great first post. Welcome back to Neowin, and enjoy the perks of joining Club Orange.

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Now with arguments, I still have to learn that its not worth fighting over strangers on the internet.

 

Heh, I found out the hard way :) a lot of sites have me as a troll, when actually I'm all about peace and love :D

 

Peace to you too :)

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Stuff like this puts a smile on my face. Welcome back, riahc3. And no hard feelings. Enjoy your subscriber benefits. :)

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Welcome back.  :)

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Nice post, my friend. It is good to see a transformation like yours. It goes a long way both here and in life!

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Nice nice, welcome back!

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welcome back,

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Nice post and welcome back. :)

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Welcome back! It's so good to see things like this. We all make dumb mistakes, especially when we are young. I applaud your growth and maturity and encourage you as it undoubtedly continues :D

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 We all make dumb mistakes, especially when we are young.

 

Speak for yourself. :p

 

I have to admit, I've done my share of stupid things. I had just gotten them out of my system by the time I found Neowin.

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Welcome back!

I'm glad you were given a second chance. (Everyone deserves a second chance)

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Welcome back!
I'm glad you were given a second chance. (Everyone deserves a second chance)

Something I can agree with. I can think of several banned members who deserve a second chance. Return of teh Snyper, anyone? :shifty:
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Welcome back :D time to get that post count up up up.

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Hmm. I knew it, you can always earn favors of "various kinds" from Neobond if you pay him enough :shiftyninja:

 

j/k

 

welcome back!

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Something I can agree with. I can think of several banned members who deserve a second chance. Return of teh Snyper, anyone? :shifty:

You and me shared a generation :) I remember Snyper perfectly.....

 

Ive been given a second chance but a ban for me was coming (back then we were on warning levels). I just simply argued over dumb worthless stuff. I was temp banned way too many times and finally I got banned forever. And like I mentioned its been 5 years at least since I was banned so this chance is huge for me personally.

 

Also shows the admin staff isnt that bad. I pleded my case to one of them and he understood. Now I cant let him, the rest of the staff, or Neowin down. Any dupes or long time banned Neowin members, I suggest to contact Neowin and talk to them. They are understandable (as long as your case is understandable too obviously)

 

Ive made a few topics and replies and it feels so good not having to change your writing style or think "if I reply again, it will be too fast and they will catch on that it is me".

 

I hope the next positive contribute I make to Neowin is a product review: Either a NAS or the Motorola Droid 5.

 

Thanks for all the replies

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Welcome back! It was very noble of you to give so many kind words to staff and Neowin as a whole. Maturity comes with time and it's obvious you waited a while.

 

Just remember when you are thinking of getting in an argument, instead of replying and stooping to their level, report it (if it's a violation) and choose to reply to someone else that had something meaningful and constructive to add to the discussion.

 

Kind Regards

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As they say, time heals all wounds. Please stand by your word and we'll be all good. (Y)

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You're not the only one bud, I've found it hard to rise above an argumentative post, specially when it's directed at me, but as it's on the screen, best to just report said user and move on, heck, the user you report may have already been warned about such postings and probably could do with a ban themselves.

 

That being said, welcome back :)

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Welcome back!  :yes:

 

 

 

 

 

pssst, watch out for that Dushmany guy...he's a nice, if you know what I mean.  ;)

 

 

j/k...he is a good guy in a non perverted way...well as far as I know that is....

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It takes a lot of willpower to take responsibility for your mistakes and commit to making a measurable improvement. Although I have not been around Neowin long enough to remember you, I instantly gained a lot of respect for you when I read your reintroductory post. Don't post in the heat of an argument; reply when you are calm and reasonable and you will find it much easier to be a good member of the community. Good luck.

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U mad dupes? Ur one free internets will be revoked!  /s

 

 

Ok on a more serious note, welcome back!

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