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Old 01-13-2014, 10:10 AM   #1
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D-M.com has been in a transition. We've seen a few posters move on, many old posters come back and an encouraging number of brand-new posters pop up. It's been an overwhelmingly positive time to be a member of D-M.com.

There have been bumps along the way, however. In the past week we discovered that a handful of threads had gone missing. We investigated and found that one of our posters, who recently was promoted to mod deleted them, unaware of how significantly it impacted the D-M.com community as a whole. To him, it was merely editing his posting history, but to many of us, it meant that our discussions were destroyed as well as the post numbers and rep that came with it.

On the surface it looked like all was lost, but some very smart mods (jthig, etc.) are currently working to re-inject the threads back into the forum so that we'd have access to them again. Nothing is certain right now other than the fact that a few posters are thanklessly working to restore DM.com's discussions, despite the limitations of the server system. We owe them a debt of gratitude for not only moderating without pay or thanks, but also for lending their expertise to looking at the SQL code and trying to figure out a way to recover lost discussions.

As for the poster who did all this, he has been dealt with appropriately by DJ and the mod team. There is not much more to say about it, other than the fact that the damage has been done, he no longer has the power to do damage to the site and that we as mods are trying to repair that damage. There is no need to point fingers or linger on the blame game. What's done is done and we are trying our best to undo it.

Right now we just ask that you stay positive, keep posting and enjoy yourself here. If you search for a thread and it isn't there, create it. We're all Mavs fans and we all want to talk about the Mavs, the NBA and our other interests: there's no reason we can't re-create the threads and re-kindle the discussions to make this site even better than it is now.

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Old 01-13-2014, 10:17 AM   #2
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Bayliss lost his marbles, deleted a substantial number of threads out of spite, and was banned. That's what I have deduced because I have eyeballs. The cloak and dagger subterfuge seems kind of silly to me, being that his actions directly hurt the forum to the extent that he doesn't deserve to be protected. Especially since he probably won't be coming around here anymore.

And I'm not blaming the mods for this, because it may not even be their decision. It just seems like doing things this way is just going to bolster the view that some people have of this place being cliquish.
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Bayliss lost his marbles, deleted a substantial number of threads out of spite, and was banned. That's what I have deduced because I have eyeballs. The cloak and dagger subterfuge seems kind of silly to me, being that his actions directly hurt the forum to the extent that he doesn't deserve to be protected. Especially since he probably won't be coming around here anymore.

And I'm not blaming the mods for this, because it may not even be their decision. It just seems like doing things this way is just going to bolster the view that some people have of this place being cliquish.
It's definitely a hard balancing act. We don't want to run the forum with an iron fist and play the blame game. On the other hand, we aren't looking to be clique-y and secretive either, which it might look like. We're just trying to be transparent with everyone without saying, "look at so-and-so who was a real @!$%%"

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It's definitely a hard balancing act. We don't want to run the forum with an iron fist and play the blame game. On the other hand, we aren't looking to be clique-y and secretive either, which it might look like. We're just trying to be transparent with everyone without saying, "look at so-and-so who was a real @!$%%"
I think things have been great with you guys so far. There has been an upsurge in discussion, you are all active, you all talk basketball. Which was why the addition of said mod human person was very strange from the beginning. That said, I am glad the remaining mods are who we are going forward with. I guess it just took a meltdown to get things where they should be.

It's kind of like Thanksgiving if you have that one mean family member who is the angry drunk. Once that screen door slams shuts on the trail of expletives and you hear that car start up, you get the good Scotch out and celebrate with the people who aren't a$$holes.

Or, in the case of my family, your parent(s) might actually be the one who slammed the screen door. In that case, you make their life miserable by fighting with your sister for the next three hours, not out of anger, but out of your karmic duty.
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Bayliss lost his marbles, deleted a substantial number of threads out of spite, and was banned. That's what I have deduced because I have eyeballs. The cloak and dagger subterfuge seems kind of silly to me, being that his actions directly hurt the forum to the extent that he doesn't deserve to be protected. Especially since he probably won't be coming around here anymore.
I'm not sure if he's still coming around or not, but if he is, I'd like to ask, "why?" Seriously, WHY?

His belligerence not only injured a community that he's been a part of for the past 13 years, but it also hurt personally... You think you know somebody, but I guess you can't actually KNOW anyone until you give them an opportunity to betray you... I'm more cynical now. Thanks, Bayliss.

This whole thing sucks.
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Now I'm just waiting around to see the NEXT mod that snaps. I've got all my money on Dub. That guy has been dancing with the devil for far too long...
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The catalyst may just be the next time the Mavs get outrebounded by 25+ in a game.
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Man, I sure would like to see what the hell happened! Never knew Locked Up Tonight to be a hothead.
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Maybe Bayliss's account was hacked by...dum dum dum....Cadbane!

Ok, but in all seriousness, I'm surprised by this. Bayliss was posting regularly and was down on Carlisle but nothing totally unusual. Strange.
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Mods can see & edit most things on this site - we wouldn't be able to moderate otherwise.
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What ever happened with this? It had such potential.
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Jthig fixed the damage that Bayliss had done, that's why the site was down for a few hours last week... No fanfare.
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Completely missed this when this happened. Thanks to the mods for taking care of this.

This got me thinking about other prominent posters, though.. What happened to Flaco?
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Completely missed this when this happened. Thanks to the mods for taking care of this.

This got me thinking about other prominent posters, though.. What happened to Flaco?
He's still hops on every once in a blue moon, but he's busy with other endeavors.

He's one of the managing editors of SBNation's Stars blog. http://www.defendingbigd.com/
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Ahh, good for him.

This thread was a bizarre situation though, up there with the epics of CadBane and DrBio.
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It was indeed.
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