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Old 05-25-2010, 10:05 AM   #1
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Tachy Goes to Coventry
There is a feature in vBulletin here called "Tachy Goes to Coventry". The name itself doesn't mean anything, it's some sort of inside joke with the vB developers. What is interesting though is what the feature does. It's essentially a "global ignore". If someone is put in this feature, they can post and post and post all they want, and nobody sees their posts except themselves and the admins/moderators. Even the admin/mods don't see the full post unless they manually override. Admins are presented with a message that says "The Admin has decided that so and so will be quiet for awhile". You guys as regular users would never see that, but that's what admins/mods see when a person in Tachy posts something.

Anyway, the reason for me posting about all this is...

When I walked out the door at 3DR just about a year ago, there was one long standing user who was notorious for causing problems and posting abusive (but not exactly banworthy either) messages. I put that user in Tachy in May of 2009, and surprisingly enough they've NEVER figured out that not a single person has replied to any of their posts in a year, as nobody else has seen them. They still post here. I wonder if they have any idea who they are.

I mean, wouldn't you figure out in a year that not a single person has ever replied to you?
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:39 AM   #2
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Thats ingenious. The ignore them and they might go away mentality is just awesome
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:41 AM   #3
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I'm not sure, but I have had a few people be mean to me. From what I remember, every time I made a thread with myself and them appearing in it, they were not very nice to me. I won't name names publicly, but if you want their names, PM me.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:22 AM   #4
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I know of one person who got Tachied.. are there multiple people then Joe?
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:59 PM   #5
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Here is the meaning
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/s...-coventry.html
Its Not far from Birmingham
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:06 PM   #6
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They've been haunting us!

I have no idea who was Tachy'd though. Blue Lightning?
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:14 PM   #7
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The blank line under BL's nick would imply he was banned.
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:15 PM   #8
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Yeah, BL was banned. Keep guessing.
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:44 PM   #9
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Yeah, BL was banned. Keep guessing.
One of the happiest days of my life by the way... just thought you should know.

But yes... all wrong... The thing is if they even posted here no one would ever know. The saddest thing of all though is they may not even be remembered.
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:56 PM   #10
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That's not so bad.
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:02 PM   #11
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Sometimes i feel like having been part of that list for at least intermittent periods.
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:54 PM   #12
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That's not so bad.
But hilariously awesome at the same time.
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:56 PM   #13
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Thing is, they could be sat there right now posting "It must be me!" and we would not know, or even better, they are sat there going "Muahahaha, that stupid tachy member, what a complete nincompoop! Hehehehehee" not knowing it was them either. In theory we could probably find out if we could convince the server to send us the user database somehow or the entirity of posts and topics contained on it - not that I am about to attempt any such thing, having recently tried to set up forum software a lot like this I can appreciate how much work Joe must have put into it.

I also ofter wonder if I've been on the list, though rather than being ignored, threads I post in just seem to die, even ones I didn't start.

Good to see you're still around Joe
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:01 PM   #14
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This is why some people have complained about missing pages in threads. Cause this guy posted in them.
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:08 PM   #15
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Thing is, they could be sat there right now posting "It must be me!" and we would not know, or even better, they are sat there going "Muahahaha, that stupid tachy member, what a complete nincompoop! Hehehehehee".....
Oh if they post in this thread and still don't get it... I'm going to laugh my ass off.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:37 PM   #16
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It could be you.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:47 PM   #17
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I might be me.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:48 PM   #18
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I might be me.
If you are you then who knows what I may be.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:10 PM   #19
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The blank line under BL's nick would imply he was banned.
Well I haven't seen his name in ages so I didn't notice that :P

A few forums I tried to join just felt like I was tachy'd from the start. But it turns out they were just jerks.

Anyway it's definitely me.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:16 PM   #20
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It's me. I'm in a snow globe in my mind.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:03 PM   #21
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I'm so happy that no one has posted since I last did.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:46 PM   #22
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Oh Paroxysm.... tis not you.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:55 PM   #23
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Echo...echo...echo...
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:02 PM   #24
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It was all a trick thefly!
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:08 PM   #25
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Nope. You are both wrong sir!! This could be a fun little "game".
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:10 PM   #26
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I can ruin your game.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:12 PM   #27
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Is the offender a major league douche, or just a rank-and-file douche that picked the wrong day to piss off the admins?
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:37 PM   #28
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I know. That's why I got an axe.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:27 PM   #29
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Here is the meaning
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/s...-coventry.html
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Is the offender a major league douche, or just a rank-and-file douche that picked the wrong day to piss off the admins?
A MLD would notice immediately if his provocations were falling on deaf ears. We're dealing with a RFD here.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:02 PM   #30
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I put that user in Tachy in May of 2009, and surprisingly enough they've NEVER figured out that not a single person has replied to any of their posts in a year, as nobody else has seen them. They still post here. I wonder if they have any idea who they are.

I mean, wouldn't you figure out in a year that not a single person has ever replied to you?
That's something I've wondered about over the years: If posting for the sole purpose of getting other ppl to reply is trolling, does that mean that anyone that wants to see other ppl reply to their posts (which is probably most of us) has a little bit of troll in them?

Most of us have other motivations (getting a problem solved, finding like-minded ppl, etc) but wanting to see other ppl reply is right up there. Look at how many times ppl refer to themselves as "Thread killers" and wondering if they're on everyone else's bozo lists.

At any rate, I wonder if the offender just goes through the boards being an unpleasant douche, not caring if anyone notices or replies, or if he/she thinks everyone is simply practicing "Don't feed the trolls", and that someday, after yet another day of trolling, everyone will break down and flame the crap out of him/her, giving him/her the validation that all trolls seek.
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Old 05-25-2010, 11:24 PM   #31
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Someone PM me the answer to the riddle.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:01 AM   #32
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It's maddening!!!
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:36 AM   #33
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Don't be a meany, Joe and un-tachy CultureShock.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:37 AM   #34
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un-tachy CultureShock.
They say it's an RFD, not an MLD
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:17 PM   #35
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He has a nice shirt. That's all I know.
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:31 PM   #36
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Don't be a meany, Joe and un-tachy CultureShock.
CultureShock... just banned.
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:32 PM   #37
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Many (if not most) ppl consider CS to be the league commissioner of MLDs...
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:29 PM   #38
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I'm just glad it wasn't me!
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:13 PM   #39
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So who is Tachy then or is it part of the joke.

Am I safe ?
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He has a nice shirt. That's all I know.
You're stuck living in the 80's man... like really?
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