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How does one get banned from a forum just for being who they are? LOL.

I guess EMTlife is a little paranoid about me being on their network as I have been notified today that I have been banned for 6 months for "infractions".

Infractions? I didn't even get a chance to post anything! I guess signing up is an infraction in itself if you are me :)

Anyways, I hope to find a more welcoming group here at emtcity.

Glad to be here!

Christopher Webb

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Welcome.

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There are several folks here that are banned for life from that other cheesy web site.

Don't let it bother you!

Welcome to the City.

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ROFL, they probably thought you were me trying to sneak back in. I've been banned for life from there and I'm quite proud of that. So proud that I have never had the desire to try to return to that $hit hole and their moronic moderators.

Welcome to the club. :)

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Aw man, now you guys are making me want to check out another site. I will do my best not to cheat on you EMTCity. To the OP, welcome. As long as you are not an bigoted, racist asshole, it is pretty hard to get banned here. We welcome active, divergent conversation. Enjoy.

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You're from CO?

This is your first warning....

J/K

Welcome Chris

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I have heard that the mods there are just a group of clique members. Don't sweat it. I've been a member forever over there and I've not returned because of how they run things there. You get so much more here with a greater concentration of mature people here than on that site anyday of the week.

Stick here and you will be better for it.

I'll bet that I'll be banned from EMTLife for this post.

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Welcome to the City!!

I have tried a couple of other sites, but they just couldn't cut it for some the good stuff you will get here.

Stick around, lots to learn..

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The last time I logged into the EMTLife site the popup showed that I had been banned but being it was April 1st it was a april fools joke but the funny thing was that I had signed up on April 1st. So when I logged back in after signing in, I got the ban message pop up and that REALLY Pissed me off. I didn't put the April Fools Joke together until later but it really pissed me off. They thought it was funny but those who only go there a couple of times a month or year probably didn't find it that funny.

But the popup message appeared every time I logged in that day so it got really really old after the 2nd time I logged in and that is why I left.

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Welcome to the city where everyone can have an opinion.

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Welcome! I checked out that "other " site a while back. Too much of a gooberfest over there for me so I banned them!

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I am on that site as well and I received a warning for calling someone a "troll" yet in another topic a female user calls me a Jerk and nothing happens.

I respect moderators and the site rules of all the forums I belong too. If your going to have moderators you need to enforce the rules fairly. I have come to the conclusion that "the other site" is a giant clique.

I have never seen a forum allow its members to vote on who should be a moderator (or as they call them "community leader").

There are a lot of intelligent people on that site but I think the cliquish behavior ruins it.

I have had my share of disagreements with people on this site and I can honestly tell you that I feel more comfortable and welcomed here than I do over at the other site. I think the membership here tends to realize that we are all individuals and right or wrong were not always going to agree.

I spent a lot of time lurking here before becoming a member and I can tell you that after reading a lot of the older posts there seem to be very few "banned" members by comparison to other sites.

As long as you don't create multiple accounts and are respectful of others opinions you should do fine here.

Welcome.

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I post both here and on emtlife.

My guess would be the OP got banned because his website is seen as competition, or something along those lines, although that's a complete guess. The questions he was asking where a bit odd at first glance, but that's no big deal.

In all honesty I post far more there than I do here. This despite the very high number of moderators, unfairly and arbitrarily enforced rules, "family friendly" motiff, multiple instances of hero-worship among posters, and, just guessing here, a higher rate of posers.

So why do I post more there? Simple...it's far, far busier than here.

Sad but true.

(add in that the city seems to be coddling people more and more...unfortunate)

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just guessing here, a higher rate of posers.

And those are just the mods.

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I post both here and on emtlife.

My guess would be the OP got banned because his website is seen as competition, or something along those lines, although that's a complete guess. The questions he was asking where a bit odd at first glance, but that's no big deal.

In all honesty I post far more there than I do here. This despite the very high number of moderators, unfairly and arbitrarily enforced rules, "family friendly" motiff, multiple instances of hero-worship among posters, and, just guessing here, a higher rate of posers.

So why do I post more there? Simple...it's far, far busier than here.

Sad but true.

(add in that the city seems to be coddling people more and more...unfortunate)

I agree with you about Life being busier. Like you I post there far more than I do here. That said there is something about quantity vs quality.

While I have had some worthwhile discussions over there it is mostly a "busy" site. I come here for more indepth and far more mature conversations.

My numbers here are less because I put more thought and care into what I post here. There is a topic here called "My second ride along" in which several members disagreed with my viewpoint. While they are entitled to that even the disagreements were thought out and mature. I have no doubt that if it would have been over at Life I can almost guarantee you that the topic would have deteriorated to name calling and would have been locked.

EMTLife is entertainment and gossip. EMTCity is maturity. There are good people on both sites but Life is definately the immature, juvenile of the sites.

I do wish City was a busier site though as I would rather be here.

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That's actually pretty funny. When I started posting on EMS websites in 2007 that was more or less what I though; emtlife was for fun, emtcity was to learn something. Unfortunately, in that regard I think the difference has become smaller, due in part to the simple lack of posting here. And, while I come here less and may not be the best judge, at one time when this place was busier the amount of shittalking that went on was...awesome. The difference being that here it was allowed by all, not just some.

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That's actually pretty funny. When I started posting on EMS websites in 2007 that was more or less what I though; emtlife was for fun, emtcity was to learn something. Unfortunately, in that regard I think the difference has become smaller, due in part to the simple lack of posting here. And, while I come here less and may not be the best judge, at one time when this place was busier the amount of shittalking that went on was...awesome. The difference being that here it was allowed by all, not just some.

The good old days when we could fight until we beat someone into submission. :punk: You are very right that this place used to be much busier and had quality topics that were debated heated. The problem is many of us got tired and have just drifted away from the forum.

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In life, my friend, there are certain criticisms that you should take to heart, and that in turn will make you a better person.

Those criticism coming from the slight minded administrations of the (popular with the EMS personnel, namely from New Jersey) web forum, "EMT Life", are not the ones I speak of.

Let us take a journey. Ok, lets not. But sometimes people do better with analogies.

EMT Life is to EMS, what the Westboro Baptist Church is to... everyone that is not 100% in denial as to what is happening above the rock they reside under. We'll never know, because I'm sure they would ban them, as well as God, for religious views.

Let us pray for the souls of those on EMT Life. May the fires of hell and damnation rain down upon you, for all the days of your life, and you rot in the pits of hell, forever and ever.. Amen.

Yes, the banned the good doctor. EMS Nazi's

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In life, my friend, there are certain criticisms that you should take to heart, and that in turn will make you a better person.

Those criticism coming from the slight minded administrations of the (popular with the EMS personnel, namely from New Jersey) web forum, "EMT Life", are not the ones I speak of.

Let us take a journey. Ok, lets not. But sometimes people do better with analogies.

EMT Life is to EMS, what the Westboro Baptist Church is to... everyone that is not 100% in denial as to what is happening above the rock they reside under. We'll never know, because I'm sure they would ban them, as well as God, for religious views.

Let us pray for the souls of those on EMT Life. May the fires of hell and damnation rain down upon you, for all the days of your life, and you rot in the pits of hell, forever and ever.. Amen.

Yes, the banned the good doctor. EMS Nazi's

Now that just made my night :thumbsup:

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I can't see how you're surprised. :) No worries Phil....the nut jobs over there are beyond help. You can still save most of us here.

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I tried to maintain intelligent conversations that would usually end up with someone saying They were not that advanced in EMS, but they read a lot, and that allows me to tell you how full of s**t I am.

I was also interested by the people that checked me out when I first applied. It is like they would really like to know who you are. Almost like an intelligent and well thought post was a true oddity that demanded further inspection, not that any of my post were all that great.

I actually posted the same threads in both forums to monitor how the discussions progressed. The conversations over there were much longer but filled with insults and hero worship BS. I decided that I would always loose a discussion with the Bull S**ters because they were so much better at it than me.

I have not visited the other site roe some Some now. Probably will never go back.

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Wow the bash the other site topic is getting more life than most of our important topics of late here. Hopefully more old timers and new people will start getting active. We gotta save the city.

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I think the problem with City is that the forum is old and tired looking. I find the main page to be really cluttered and quite frankly annoying. Personally, I like forums that use the software like Life uses. I like being able to hover my cursor over a thread and get a preview of what the thread is about to see if it is worth my time reading. I think if City would update its look and software it might find an increase in traffic.

Another draw back is that a lot of the topics are ALS oriented and there are a lot more BLS providers out there than ALS. While I enjoy reading and learning ALS stuff, the moderators should separate the two. Nothing worse than clicking on a topic that could apply to anyone (i.e. blood glucose levels) only to find the topic has to do with IV's or other ALS interventions.

I enjoy the scenarios but I personally think when a scenario is posted the ALS providers on the board should keep in mind that there are BLS providers here and to not necessarily jump into ALS interventions. Nothing worse that clicking on a scenario only to have the first replies being Medics saying "I would start an IV with..." and "I am going to drop a tube into the patient...".

Ultimately, life may get more traffic but as users realize what a cliquish group they are they will make their way over here.

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Hi there,

I just stumbled upon this thread. Although I do appreciate everyone's passion about EMT City, we have never condoned or allowed the bashing of other sites.

The internet is large, and there is room for everyone.

Thanks!

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