Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Steamboat Forum

When I attempt to so much as visit (not attempt to log into) The Steamboat Forum I now get the following message:

“You have been permanently banned from this board.
Please contact the Board Administrator for more information.
Reason given for ban: trolling
A ban has been issued on your IP address.”
I am no longer allowed to so much as read the forum. Geez! In my view, The Steamboat Forum makes SP&T look downright Libertarian!

Suffice to say, I could not more strongly disagree with both the ban and the reason given. This ban boiled down to a dispute over the circumstances under which I would or would not be allowed to post a link to my blog as a means of substantiating (or making) my point. I was abiding by the Admin ruling while discussing and debating the issue when, out of nowhere, came the ban.

But, it’s no great loss.

Mr./Ms. Admin:
Rest assured, I will never again attempt to reregister at your site (although it would be easy enough to do). Your board, your rules. You have that right. And I have lost any desire I ever had to participate in your forum.


Anonymous said...

What an interesting way for the "free Press" to deal with someone who challenges their articles for accuracy, bias, or content. Could it be that "Boy Editor" is confused by repeadly watching the "Soup Nazi" episode of Seinfield?

by JustAsking: another who no longer posts to the SP&T (Socialist Position & Trash)

Anonymous said...

Threejobs got throw out of the "open minded" Steamboat Forum with ;

You have been permanently banned from this board.

Please contact the Board Administrator for more information.

Reason given for ban: SBVOR Puppet

A ban has been issued on your username

Here are the offending posts and the "objective" response:
"I thought SBVOR moved to this forum after disappearing from SP&T but I can only find one post with a link to a very compelling discourse on global warming.

I was hoping for more support by SBVOR on this site on the futility of affordable housing programs here and the questionable arguments of Steve Lewis and others who refuse to offer any real evidence that the mandated AF is preferable to free market forces."

then I get a private "warning" that says only "Are you kidding me?" to which I reply

"Not at all. I'm a free speech advocate who is more than a little tired of the mostly one sided rants on SP&T. Nothing like giving another view their opportunity to rant in another direction! If this forum is going to mirror the tactics of the SP&T and just be a replacement for text messaging between like minds I am disappointed.

I don't understand the "board warning issued." Please explain. Thanks"

Then I was banned with the "puppet" reference.

So much for inviting different opinions! I guess anone who happens to agree with SBVOR is a puppet by the Admin of Steamboat Forum. I guess unless you are a CLONE of the Admin you are not allowed to have an opinion.

Oh, well with THREEjobs I really don't have time to try to open closed minds anyway.

SBVOR said...


The Steamboat Forum may tolerate anonymous posting. But, as I previously suggested, it is, in my opinion, even worse than SP&T when it comes to tolerating a diversity of viewpoints.

This is very disappointing. That forum had potential, but not anymore.

colobob said...

nymph'n4cutts BANNED from "The Steamboat Forum," well at least I'm in good company. The administration would seem to be conducting a "cleansing" of all conservative viewpoints and conservative members at the Steamboat Forum. Now all those from the far left can pat themselves on the back and tell each other what a terrific world it will be with Obama at the helm. It's going to be a pretty boring place over there with one viewpoit of what our country should be.

SBVOR said...


Welcome to the club! ;-)

Granny said...

Granny quit The Steamboat Forum. It wasn't any fun with all my friends gone. ColoBob-I was hoping to find you somewhere. I quit the forum too, and it seems as if a bunch of others did too. SBVOR-it seems you hit the nail right smack dab on the head when it came to how intolerant they are there. If you don't fall down on your knees and worship at the feet of Obama, you're ridiculed and pushed out.

SBVOR said...


I hate to say it, but what you experienced at that Forum could be only a very small taste of things to come (if we don’t stand up strong).

Just as a start, check these posts in my primary blog:

Van Jones & Cultural Marxism

FCC “Diversity” Czar on Chavez’s Venezuela

Obama’s Energy Czar

But, then also remember some of these ties exposed before the election.

SBVOR said...


Your comments are welcome here. But, I know I don't offer the sort of forum you and ColoBob prefer.

You might try this one:

There is a "Code of Honor". But, each thread is moderated by whomever creates it. Some threads are more tightly moderated than others. If you create the thread, you hold the cards.

I've been known to participate there.