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#1 +riahc3

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:11

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.




#2 +Nik L

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:29

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.



#3 Steven P.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:31

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 :)



#4 +Frank B.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:32

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



#5 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:40

 

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 :)



#6 Yusuf M.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 12:01

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



#7 Brandon C.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 15:39

Welcome back.  :)



#8 Barney T.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 15:42

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



#9 Roger H.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 15:47

Nice nice, welcome back!



#10 fusi0n

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 15:53

welcome back,

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#11 Growled

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 16:30

Nice post and welcome back. :)



#12 Charisma

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 16:46

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



#13 Growled

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 16:48

 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.



#14 +LimeMaster

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 16:52

Welcome back!

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



#15 +Frank B.

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 17:07

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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