Originally Posted by Tonto
He asked for people to vote for him on the ADV forum and a lot of guys who are already members did just that, some others joined this forum and voted as well, one or two may have voted twice under different user names but the truth is he got a lot of people to vote for him, his fiancée joined this board and got banned, presumably because she was posting from a different user name but the same I.P address.
I also post on the ADV forum and voted for him, not because he asked me to but I thought he had the nicest looking bike.
This concerns me. Not because of this bloke asking the members of another board to vote for him, but because he received a BAN FOR LIFE and because his fiance, a member in good standing, was also banned. She had her own account, but they live in the same house. Presumably, if you share an internet connection you are now liable for bannishment on the principle of guilt by association.
How many times have we seen posts on forums such as this one suggesting that someone go vote for a wife or girlfriend in some online contest? For a member's child? To go sign a petition or support a charity? How is this any different?
And if the moderators felt that, in reality, some forum rule or even a sense of fair play was being violated, why not simply remove the miscreant from the running and let him know that we'd rather not encourage our friends to vote for us, thanks all the same?
No three-strike rule? No warning shot across the bows? No finger wagging prior to the blindfold and cigarette? We're Triumph riders, after all, and many of us are admitted anglophiles. Where is the sense of sport for which Britons have always been famous?
For shame, Mr. Moderator. For shame.