Originally posted by Buckminster F.:
Pretty thin, Howard, and more of a whitewashing than any kind of investigative report.
Well, no, Howard didn't break into ORCA in the middle of the night or tap their phones or pretend to join the inner circle for six months only to write a tell-all article. Since he planned to give away the article on line I don't think he had a budget for much more than e-mails and phone calls. But I'd hardly call it a Whitewashing as it does mention RICK go banned from here, and it name drops the person who did it, Rick Veitch.
As for keeping this thread open, I guess it does provide a good place to look for RICK's new fake names. Glad I'm not a junior member anymore. But they seem drawn to this thread like flies to the bugzapper.
Did I tell you guys that over at Tony's Online Tips I once got talking to RICK about trolls? Tony made a statement like "I'll delete all trolls", and RICK makes his first
post on the board with "Huh, if you don't like what I say are you going to erase me, too? Am I a troll?" I explained that "troll" was an online term, like FAQ or Spam, and even found a very long Troll Faq.
I don't know. He's like the Doctor Doom of posters. He means well, but the ends do not justify the means. You cannot make comic fandom stronger by crushing everyone who disagrees with you (or expresses disinterest).
Rick Olney, if you are reading this, stop posting here. The host has told you to leave, you are trespassing. You are not making your group look any better by breaking in here and spray painting "ORCA rules" on the walls. I know you want to get your message out, but this isn't the way.
Edited to fix UBB code
[This message has been edited by Rik (edited 09-09-2000).]