QotD: Banning a user?

9/25/2009:

Party Pooper?

hoboken411-stand-tramp-banned-poll-2The vast majority of daily Hoboken411 readers absorb the articles but do not post in the comments section. Many also read the comments, but don’t log in and directly participate. It’s similar to how many people read the New York Times but don’t write letters to the editor. A couple readers have told me they don’t want to post because they don’t want to be in the line of long-time commenter strand tramp’s continuous fire. Frequent commenters complain of how strand tramp brings unnecessary cruelty into every thread. Others say they find strand tramp to be offensive but amusing.

Many say strand tramp has jumped the shark.

This week I got an unprecedented number of complaints and flags about strand tramp. I was forced to remove a comment or two that blatantly ran afoul of the community post rules. Strand tramp has been warned several times before. The nastiness that oozes from every post has grown tiresome to many 411 readers. Strand tramp has also (in the estimate of readers) been racist. Yesterday strand tramp was in “rare form,” calling other commenters names like idiot, dipsh1t, moron and limey, among many others.

The question is, do YOU think strand tramp should be banned, once and for all?

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Have a happy weekend (strand tramp) and everyone else!

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133 Comments on "QotD: Banning a user?"

mooshu
Member
mooshu

I have to say that I don’t take all of strand tramp’s views on immigration seriously. His rants actually crack me up, immensely, and I respect and appreciate him for not being the typical arrogant stuffed shirt. If you had any idea of the amount of immigrants who do come here and take obvious advantage of our *generous* system, you might understand him a little bit better.

The daughter of two honest and hardworking immigrants who eventually became even harder working (and grateful) citizens, I am not afraid to declare that strand tramp would love me if he met me…

patssoxrevscelts
Member
patssoxrevscelts

I also wouldn’t use someone’s views on illegal immigration and racism interchangably.

In response to mooshu who said:
I have to say that I don’t take all of strand tramp’s views on immigration seriously. His rants actually crack me up, immensely, and I respect and appreciate him for not being the typical arrogant stuffed shirt. If you had any idea of the amount of immigrants who do come here and take obvious advantage of our *generous* system, you might understand him a little bit better.

The daughter of two honest and hardworking immigrants who eventually became even harder working (and grateful) citizens, I am not afraid to declare that strand tramp would love me if he met me…

masterofkarate
Member
masterofkarate

im glad strand wasnt banned. i think he actually offers intelligent responses, even though they may be a bit harsh at times. ive never been the subject of one of strands rants, because most of the time i seem to agree with his viewpoints so i never start anything with him. to the rest of you, sorry but put on your big boy pants and fight back.

brian_g
Member
brian_g

Huh? So the way to deal with Tramp is to engage in a namecalling flame war with him?

I don’t care if he gets banned or not. But the only he does here is piss on the rug.

BTW, the odds on Tramp leaving H411 for good are about zero. Today, tomorrow, next week, or whenever. He’ll be back.

In response to masterofkarate who said:
im glad strand wasnt banned. i think he actually offers intelligent responses, even though they may be a bit harsh at times. ive never been the subject of one of strands rants, because most of the time i seem to agree with his viewpoints so i never start anything with him. to the rest of you, sorry but put on your big boy pants and fight back.

masterofkarate
Member
masterofkarate

no. geez everyone takes things so literally on here. i meant fight back as in stand up for what you are talking about–support your arguments. see past the insults and actually engage strand with valid points. thats when he shuts up. or just calls people idiots anyway and moves on.

i agree with mooshu, id go so far to say i dont take any of his generalizations seriously. i definitely am not offended easily, so i think i might be on the far end of the spectrum as far as what is considered PC…but i think hes pretty funny. makes me laugh anyway.

In response to brian_g who said:
Huh? So the way to deal with Tramp is to engage in a namecalling flame war with him?

I don’t care if he gets banned or not. But the only he does here is piss on the rug.

BTW, the odds on Tramp leaving H411 for good are about zero. Today, tomorrow, next week, or whenever. He’ll be back.

Skywalker
Member

Strand said he’s not gonna post anymore but I’ll believe that when I see it. He’ll be on here again tomorrow. Or maybe Tuesday if he’s Jewish.

hobposer
Member
hobposer

stop posting about him, he watches the posts and gets his jollies off our PR, lets talk about a 411 chat room and 411 personals section to be introduced 🙂

In response to Skywalker who said:
Strand said he’s not gonna post anymore but I’ll believe that when I see it. He’ll be on here again tomorrow. Or maybe Tuesday if he’s Jewish.

YipYap
Member

He wasn’t banned but his ego was crushed. Strand Tramp can never post anywhere on the internet using that nom de plume without people doing a quick Google search and finding out that he was virtually castrated online here on Hoboken411. One day we will probably see Strand Tramp sleeping on a park bench in the rain with newspapers for blankets. Hopefully after he gets picked up by the HPD for making terroristic threats against the squirrels in the park and being an illegal alien (he had not id when picked up) the Docs down at the county psych ward will prescribe a nice cocktail of anti-psychotics so Strand Tramp can eventually be released to the Hoboken shelter to spend his nights and his days wandering this town and staring into restaurants where he once used to at his command get seated at the best table.

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