Ask Not For Whom the Bell Trolls…

…it trolls, in this case for legendary InterWebz antagonist JadeGold, who’s posted his last screed in the comments sections of TTAG as of today. The Truth About Guns was founded (as our founder RF so succinctly put it) to explore the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun (yes fun) of guns. It was not created so a troll could hijack the discourse and spew fallacies, lies, vitrol, and a little hate thrown in for good measure.

We try to bring you informative, entertaining and occasionally witty commentary and discussions on all things guns. We also try and maintain an open door policy to writers and those who wish to comment from all across the political spectrum. We encourage those that disagree with us to write us (we’ve found quite a few that way that have become regular TTAG contributors). We make it a policy to publish every comment, save the ones that descend into personal attacks and out-and-out flaming. Which brings us to JadeGold.

Since the tragic events in Arizona, JadeGold has consistently reduced what is normally a lively and spirited debate into something that would more likely be found on the playground of a school for delinquents. And as several TTAG readers have pointed out, “that’s not fun.” For you as readers, or us, as writers. And it has no place here on TTAG. So we warned him. Repeatedly.  Our warnings fell on deaf ears. So we took the only step we could logically take, and blacklisted him from the site. After the fact, we did a little digging and learned that TTAG is not the first site from which he’s been banned. I suspect it won’t be the last. But as for now, gentle readers, you won’t have to put up with his rants here, any more.

comments

  1. avatar Wes says:

    This article needs some theme music. By Metallica. In HD.

    1. avatar Brad Kozak says:

      You make a compelling point. First I’d heard Metallica go symphonic.

      1. The late great Michael Kamen! I always loved his arrangements. He is missed.

  2. avatar rabbi says:

    Thank you for taking this site back! !!!!!!!!!

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    There is a god.

  4. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

    I luv this site! The majority of people here are really cool and I’ll respect their opinion even if I may not agree with that person. Now I’m willing to bet that the “banned one” (I’ll won’t allow my evil keyboard to type her name lol) shall return using a new nic and will continue to spout lies and misinformation about guns and responsilble gun owners. You guy’s will catch on quickly to the new nic and ban that one to. I don’t want to stifle anyone’s opinion, but there has to be a limit! Again a Million Billion thanks for your actions. P.S. I must now admit that I’m the only one responsible for what my so called “EVIL KEYBOARD” may type. Now , if everyone could place the blame on the EVIL CRIMINALS who terrorize us instead of placing it on the instrument that the criminal uses, we’ed all be better off.

  5. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

    I just finished watching your video, and it’s truely very funny LMAO

  6. Thanks for posting my video!! I had so much fun making it. Here’s the site I originally posted it to.

    http://ncguns.blogspot.com/2010/10/little-gunblog-inside-baseball.html

    I’m the re-enactor he “outed,” even if he gets my re-enactment name wrong.

    1. Well done! Really funny. Watched it twice. Thanks.

    2. avatar Brad Kozak says:

      Very well done. And I’m really happy we were able to spread the word on this guy. If you’ll look below, you’ll see that JadeGold is having a little fit of pique of his banning. And not a moment too soon.

  7. avatar GunKing1 says:

    Thank you, this is long overdue!

  8. avatar Anon says:

    Thank you for taking the necessary, if somewhat distasteful, steps to restore civility and honesty to this site.

  9. avatar James Montgomery says:

    A note on good practice: tr0ll is usually spelled with a zero instead of an o. Just a heads up. 😉

  10. avatar Tam 212 says:

    In the four letter word of The Social Network…

    Like

    !

  11. avatar Jerry says:

    Thanks – this is a great site and I look forward to reading the articles AND the comments….that person was turning this into something not good.

    1. avatar John Fritz says:

      Jeez. That guy reminds me of my sister back when her and I were kids.

      He can dish it out but he sure can’t take it.

    2. avatar mikeb302000 says:

      Brad, Are you banning me too?

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        If it were to come to a vote, I would vote on keeping Mikeb. My feeling is that, in the interest of reasoned dialog, any liberal with half a brain is welcome to post here. Mikeb qualifies on both counts.

      2. avatar Brad Kozak says:

        Nope. And just to clarify things, RF is the Editor-in-Chief and Onwer-in-Full of TTAG. I am but a humble scribe, who also happens to serve as webmaster/designer. While I’m thrilled (thrilled, I say!) that JadeGold has been banned here (as I pointed out, anybody who’s online behavior is so egregious that they are the sole subject of a blog analyzing their tr0ll behavior), RF made the call – not me. And I hasten to point out, he was banned, not for his contrary opinions, but for his churlish behavior, personal attacks, and flaming ways.

        Long as you keep the discussion civil here, you won’t be banned. Even if we disagree with you. Which we frequently do. We want a free and open discourse on TTAG. But we won’t put up with those who take the tone of the debate down to something akin to a kindergarten recess. It’s that simple.

  12. avatar Sasquatch says:

    Great video. I’ll have to remember that line “a sort of low rent Darth Vader.”

    1. Thanks. I was proud of that one.

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