The Mad Greek

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AlchemyCustomWeaponry, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. AlchemyCustomWeaponry

    AlchemyCustomWeaponry Crabby Old Gunsmith

    Nov 4, 2011
    I had been a member at m1911.org since this summer. I thought that I could help some people out that had questions regarding certain brands of 1911 pistols. On November 4th, out of nowhere I receive an email at an account I didn't check until today. It was a threatening email saying that I was in violation of the rules at their site. Apparently I had two website links in my signature line instead of the maximum allowable quantity of one. When I saw the email, I immediately responded with:

    John, I just received the email message about my concurrent banning. I do not check this email account often enough to have taken notice. I apologize for my oversight.

    I value my membership on your website and would like to continue contributing.

    Please email me at [email protected] and I will get those links removed from my signature.

    Rob


    To which, his reaction is here:


    Rob,

    When you first registered, we presented you with our Rules, strongly suggesting, in more than one occasions, to read them, because we enforce them to the maximum. One of our Rules says:

    8. No member of the Forum can use the Forum to promote his/her commercial activities/products/services. If this occurs, the member doing that, risks to be banned from the Forum and invoiced for the usage of advertising space.

    Also, when you registered, you agreed to comply with those rules. So by becoming a member, you have agreed to comply with them.

    Instead of that, you used every possible way you could find, to promote your business. That is the reason why you were banned.

    I have to tell you that I consider that unacceptable behavior. I invite you to my home and you take advantage of your presence here to promote your business. Do you think it is appropriate?

    --------------------------
    John Caradimas
    The M1911 Pistols Organization
    http://www.m1911.org




    If this was such a huge deal, shouldn't I have been told this months ago?
     
  2. Kruzr

    Kruzr Hangin' In Supporting Addict

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    Sep 7, 2011
    Typical for someone who has no control over anything else in his life. His home is his internet forum? Things must have really gotten bad quickly in Greece.
     
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  3. Metaloy

    Metaloy Active Member

    712
    Sep 8, 2011
    He'll get over it. People are going bonkers any more.
     
  4. nomad

    nomad Active Member

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    Aug 22, 2011
    Just another case of someone who got an iota of power and it went to his head..:der:
     
  5. AlchemyCustomWeaponry

    AlchemyCustomWeaponry Crabby Old Gunsmith

    Nov 4, 2011
    I really didn't try to "promote" my business in every possible way I could, either. If that's what he thinks, he doesn't know me very well.
     
  6. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
    What an a$$hole. His loss.
     
  7. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    That sucks. Now you stuck with all the crazies over here.
     
  8. deadguy

    deadguy Charlie Daniels Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Just you wait. Trent is gonna start doing the same thing to you all here.
     
  9. Mechanized

    Mechanized He's a large "member" Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2011
    John is an ass. Period. I wish someone would audit where his profit goes in relationship to the .org status that he claims.
     
  10. sjd78

    sjd78 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 29, 2011
    I agree, that guy is a douche bag! It didnt take me very long a few years back to figure out that .org was a joke. Nothing more then a bunch of uptight a$$holes nit picking everything everyone does. They have rules for there rules over there.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011
  11. 50GI-Jess

    50GI-Jess Member

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    Aug 24, 2011
    That's why I pretty much stay here. I warned other members on a different forum about supporting an anti gun organization. One of them deals where they're dressed up like being gun/freedom pro, but completely different behind their facade.
    I was warned by the webside, that political comments wasn't accepted. I wasn't really political, but merely stating well known facts...by some.
     
  12. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    I have always heard of the "mad greek", so I joined that forum 'cause I thought for a while that was the only way I was going to be able to contact a couple of 1911Forum.com friends after THEY got banned.

    The forums reputation is as such that the posts are not very recent,and it is always the same band of members.

    That is the sign( to me ) of a forum dying.:rolleyes2:

    DAT85
     
  13. sjd78

    sjd78 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 29, 2011
    Well we are glad to have you and your knowledge here! And I personally welcome any insights as to companies not to support. Well that is if Trent says its ok to post about it here. :biggrin1:
     
  14. sjd78

    sjd78 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 29, 2011
    I agree DAT, I think its just a matter of time before all you find are the sounds of crickets and tumble weeds rolling by over there. :lol:
     
  15. awpk03s

    awpk03s Active Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    That guy is a douche. I strongly dislike that forum the MOST of any.
     
  16. AlchemyCustomWeaponry

    AlchemyCustomWeaponry Crabby Old Gunsmith

    Nov 4, 2011
    I think the vultures are circling m1911.org. It was an honest misunderstanding, and I would have gladly complied with their wishes. I went to the guy with my hat in my hand, and he basically tells me what a rotten guy I was.
     
  17. Bugs

    Bugs Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Rob: Nice to see you here. You have some of the best 1911 videos I have seen and look forward to more. I have also had the "MAILMAN" knocking at my door on the m1911 forum; gets old real fast. I work a lot of hours in Public health & teach a fishing class one night a week to middle school kids. Get a little tired sometimes and then get beat on over there because I neglected to read their multitude of "posting rules". Somewhat ridiculous.
     
  18. cdunn

    cdunn Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Nov 20, 2011
    I got a warning there this week for asking about .22 conversions on nighthawks in the nighthawk section
     
  19. dilespla

    dilespla Never made it to step 12 Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    For real? That is just stupid. What kind of place they runnin' over there?
     
  20. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Ha funny. One of my very first question when I joined was the exact sane question. I posted about a particular brand of .22 conversion in thief subforum and got the same warning. I didn't visit much after that.
     

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