Bayoubill: banned for asking a question about forum rules and traditions

Background — Earlier we reported that WhereSheStops received a 30 day time out from Rick.  We missed that he upgraded it to a full ban as a result of her attempt to appeal.   Apparently he told his fellow moderators that he was making a special rule for her.  The Terms of Service say:

Banned User Procedure:

A user who has been banned may create a temporary account to apologize, to appeal the decision or to clarify why he committed the act for consideration by the moderators, and specifically the Forum Moderator who called the ban. Generally speaking, once a Forum Moderator has taken action, He/She has “the ball” and will be handling related matters. The temp account can ONLY be used to post in the mod board and ONLY on topic of their ban.

Rick’s announcement of WSS’ ban:

In the response to the PM you sent me and the other mods, I said that any temp account created for appeal during your month long time out would result in your permanent ban. That response was forwarded to the other mods as well for the record. The ban is now permanent.

WSS says she was unaware that Rick had made that rule until he banned her for violating it.  Today she appealed the permaban but her appeal thread was deleted.  Bayoubill saw the deleted thread and asked about the departure from standard procedures.


A Question About Banned Folks Apealling A Ban….,

a little while ago, I saw that WhereSheStops put up a thread in TTTM asking to discuss the situation of her ban…

i.e., WhereSheStops was asking for a hearing in TTTM…

the thread now appears to have been removed without Mod response…

This removal without comment seems to be at odds with the standard procedure for appeal and response from a Mod…

i.e., the Mods, for whatever reason, in their infinite wisdom, have decided to not give WSS the time of day…

Please explain why WhereSheStops’ appeal was removed and not given a proper hearing…

Thank you in advance,



Rick banned him for that. Rick’s first response:

None of your damned business, how about that? A permanent ban is exactly that, permanent. If we decide to entertain an appeal, that is an exception to the rule given at our discretion.

Honestly, you’re about as close to joining her as one can be.

Quickly followed up with:

On second thought, your post is contemptuous enough to go ahead and push you over the edge. You just came back from a long time out. It’s apparent that it taught you nothing. You’ve worn out your welcome. See ya.


What lesson was Bill supposed to learn, Rick?  Not to care about fair play?  The stated purpose of the Talk to the Moderator forum is:

Report abuses, ask questions, or tell the Moderator what you think of this board.

What does that invitation mean at the Hannity forums?


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66 Responses to Bayoubill: banned for asking a question about forum rules and traditions

  1. Ahoy there Waterboy says:

    Waterboy Rick has a personal vendetta against Where She Stops as is obvious by his unveiled hostility towards her in prior postings. I’ve got no clue why but its obvious he is unable to be impartial when it comes to her.

  2. CutiePie says:

    OMG! Both of those posters were idiotic nuisances. They both started up idiotic threads and ended killing them by replying to them themselves… Good riddance to stupic rubbish!!!

    • Visitor3 says:

      Perhaps…but isn’t that the point of Trivial Pursuits?

      I have much larger issues with the likes of USAPerfection (who REEKS of US Army Retired and a few other retreads, but they have found no evidence) who post the same fucking thread over and over again, both at Hannity and everywhere else (US Message Board, Stormfront, etc).

  3. Visitor3 says:

    As for bayoubil…he’d been warned, a lot. I liked the guy (I mean…how do you not like someone who has “Sheik Yerbouti” as an avie?), but he enjoyed pushing the Mods for as long as he could get away with it.

    Did he DESERVE to get banned? I’d say no. But he had to know he was teetering on that line between “Telling the Mod staff what he things” and “telling the Mod staff they’re terrible to their faces”. One gets you a response, the other gets you tossed.

  4. ahelluvalady says:

    Quote Tricky Ricky, RE: WSS:
    In the response to the PM you sent me and the other mods, I said that any temp account created for appeal during your month long time out would result in your permanent ban. That response was forwarded to the other mods as well for the record. The ban is now permanent.
    End Quote Tricky Ricky

    My oh my, so Tricky Ricky can send and receive PM’s to members on a 30 day T.O.??? Reallllly???


  5. ahelluvalady says:

    I have been on a T.O., and I can tell ya, you can’t send PM’s when yer on a TO.

    When you get a TO, you don’t have time to PM anyone before the ban takes effect.
    All communication, immediately, comes to a complete stop when a mod gives you a TO.
    It would have been impossible for Rick or WSS to communicate anything via PM.

  6. ahelluvalady says:

    As for BayouBill, he was a good member, a very likable person, who had the ability to make friends with libs and cons alike. He will be greatly missed by many folks.

    The reason he was banned is because Rick has a very fragile ego. Bill failed to prop up Rick’s ego, forgot to walk on egg shells, forgot to grovel after his TO, and somehow didn’t realize he had a big target on his forehead.

    • Visitor3 says:

      As I said before…Bayoubil and I were cool. I liked the guy.

      But he’d been warned, often, about pushing the mod staff. It’s Hannity’s house, and they’re his reps in that house…therefore, they get the final say…not us.

      Kvetching over people who ignore what they’ve been told is a useless exercise in futility. If they tell me I can’t post a picture because it’s too big, am I going to say “fuck you” and do it anyway? No. Because I’d rather be able to continue to contribute to the discussion.

      Are there mods who rule inconsistently? Sure. Are there some who ban out of a personal vendetta? Absolutely.

      But let’s face facts…MOST of the people who’ve been banned permanently had been warned, by one mod or another, about something they’d been doing prior to getting the gate.

      • I'm new here (but I'm not I'mNewHere) says:

        true dat…

        Bill shoulda known better’n ta post what he did…

        knowing him, I ‘spect the dumb bastard was prolly one beer over the line at the time…

      • ahelluvalady says:

        Except Bill did nothing wrong. He asked the mods a question, and got banned for asking a question. His real “crime” was he forgot to grovel. He posted as if he was a regular human being, and forgot about groveling, forgot about sucking up, forgot about leaving his self-respect on a shelf somewhere outside of the forum.

      • Visitor3 says:

        No…he forgot that it’s not his job to run the forum and constantly question how they run things. If he didn’t like how they do things, he should have just left.

  7. hello says:

    Rick try to prove that WSS was Stormy another poster he had an axe to grind.

  8. O_o says:

    ahelluvalady = whereshesluts
    hello = Bill

    Too easy. What did I win?

    Peace 🙂

    • ahelluvalady says:

      LOL, I love it when the anonymous libs try to guess who the conservatives are.:) You libs are way wrong, as usual.:)

      Even here, you deflect, rather than admit the hannity mods are mostly scum.
      But keep sucking up to them, I’m sure they will love you for that.:)

  9. hello says:

    guess again!

  10. ahelluvalady says:

    White Rabbit, here is a link to WWS’s thread that Rick deleted:,+2011+Moderator+whereshestops&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&

    And here’s the text of her thread:

    “On April 30th Rick gave me a permanent ban for appealing my time out.

    Originally Posted by Rick
    In the response to the PM you sent me and the other mods, I said that any temp account created for appeal during your month long time out would result in your permanent ban. That response was forwarded to the other mods as well for the record. The ban is now permanent.( End Rick Quote)

    “The TOS say we are allowed to appeal if we are banned. If I had known that Rick had decided that I was not allowed to appeal during my 30 day ban I would not have.

    I have tried to follow every rule I knew about.

    If he included me on the PM he sent to the other moderators, I didn’t ever see it. I couldn’t log in to read PM’s.”

  11. ahelluvalady says:

    Looks to me like WSS was very respectful, and truthful.
    Which explains why Rick had to deleted it asap.
    I bet he hates the google cache, which has proved him a liar more than once.

  12. WildRosiepalm says:

    Bayoubill should not have been banned.

  13. Aids says:

    All the mods have aids why do you think they have to gradually bring in fresh blood?

  14. JT says:

    To Bill! Wherever he lands!

  15. WSS says:

    Oh Bill! Thank you for caring. You’re the best.

  16. Ahoy there Waterboy says:

    Its sad that I actually miss Gene. He was possibly the most insane poster on the board but as a mod he was usually well reasoned and fair. In other words as a mod he was the anti-Rick.

    • ahelluvalady says:

      Agreed. Gene was a great mod, wrote most of the rules, and knew how to be fair and professional in his mod duties. Which is all we ask of any of the mods. Be professional, be respectful, be fair, and don’t show favoratism.

    • JonasBrothersFan says:

      I always found it odd that a man could be so rational, fair and sane in one area (moderation) and yet so irrational, unfair and insane in another area (marijuanna).

  17. Visitorrr says:

    This place is the septic tank of the Hannity forums, you know, where all the shit that gets flushed ends up. You people really fucking idiots.

  18. CutiePie says:

    Jeny!!! I knew it was you! Such a… I’m not thinking ‘lovely lady’ but you haven’t changed a bit… How are the kids?

    • ahelluvalady says:

      Deflect, deflect, deflect, the subject is the stupid mods sweetie pie.
      As for Jeny, I haven’t a clue who she is.
      But you just keep deflecting, you and your bald liberal friend.
      I would expect nothing less from liberal trash.

      • CutiePie says:

        Oooooh, angry!!! Am I tickling you? This is giddy fun!

      • Visitor3 says:

        CutiePie is a liberal?

        Am I on the same planet I was yesterday? Did I switch dimensions?

        Am I suddenly on Fringe?

      • CutiePie says:

        Ooooooh, LadyGunSlinger… I’m skeeerred!!! Virulent bitch that harpie was… Guess you don’t know her either….

  19. I'm new here (but I'm not I'mNewHere) says:

    meh… I’m all for the Mods running a tight ship…

    but dang… the place is starting to feel like a prison in lockdown mode…

    • I'm new here (but I'm not I'mNewHere) says:

      now that I think about it, the whole thing sorta reminds me of the way the Soviets would rewrite their historical documents to eliminate any mention of previously honored but now discredited persons… even to the point of airbrushing out the images of such discredited persons from official photographs…

      lol… (droll lol…?) as I recall, the novel “1984” was written in part as a commentary about such actions…

      • white rabbit says:

        C’est vrai. There is nothing wrong with a tight ship but when the leaders are the offenders, the prisoners in the gulags are too often the ones who spoke out about it.

        This is not to minimize the plight of the political prisoners of despotic regimes around the world. Nevertheless, the dramas playing out at sites like Hannity shows how easy it is for people to start down the slippery slope which allows despots to assume power. If you aren’t the one being singled out for cruel treatment then don’t rock the boat. etc.

    • thiswilldo4now says:

      Lee has extreme delusions of grandeur for himself and the forum

      Sad really that being a mod on the Hannity forum is the pinnacle of his existence.

      • ahelluvalady says:

        LOL. So True. LEE is a scary dude, probably needs to be hospitalized, a really strange guy. Super sick, mentally.

      • JonasBrothersFan says:

        Lee was probably a Hall Monitor in high school.

  20. I'm new here (but I'm not I'mNewHere) says:

    lol… funny ’bout how everybody in here is wearing a bag over their heads, while at the same time trying to figure out who everybody else is…

    sorta reminds me of a game we used to play at summer camp after lights-out…

    the person who was “it” would grope around in the dark trying to grab one of the other campers, who all were also in the dark, and, hearing the “it” person’s approach, would try to move outta the “it” person’s path as quietly as possible in order to not give away their position…

    if the “it” person was able to grab another person and identify the grabbed person by name within 5 seconds of the grab, the grabbed person was then “it”…

    • I'm new here (but I'm not I'mNewHere) says:

      argggh… I broke the big toe on my left foot ramming it full tilt against a bed post playing this game… still gives me trouble after all these years…

  21. I'm new here (but I'm not I'mNewHere) says:

    holy moly…

    Samm is pressing the issue…

    does he not realize the risk of his impertinence…?

    • ahelluvalady says:

      Exactly, Samm needs to be careful, he is dealing with LEE, a loose cannon.
      LEE will ban Samm in a heart-beat, just for the hell of it.

  22. white rabbit says:

    Samm, Samm, Samm.

    The moderators are touchy. The recent bannings cast Rick in a bad light. There was a dust up between Bill and Rick in this trip down memory lane but did the moderators object to the discussion in general?

    • I'm new here (but I'm not I'mNewHere) says:

      I can understand Lee’s stated position on the issue…

      but I sure wish he could rediscover the iconoclastic sense of humor he displayed in the old days…

      • I'm new here (but I'm not I'mNewHere) says:

        props to Lee for reconsidering things…

        I know he’s a decent person…

        I have fond memories of when he shared pix of his children with me…

        along with comments about how proud he was of them…

        don’t let the gruffness fool you…

        underneath it all, he’s a sweetheart…

      • Gerald Rivera says:

        Lee is a piece of shit.

    • I'm new here (but I'm not I'mNewHere) says:

      As far as Rick goes, I remember when he was first handed the Mod job…

      in spite of my initial doubts about his suitability, I was greatly impressed by his conscientiousness…

    • ahelluvalady says:

      Yeah, Samm needs to remember to walk on eggshells.

  23. I'm new here (but I'm not I'mNewHere) says:

    so… white rabbit…

    how ’bout a blog thread wherein we all try to guess who each of us are…?

    • ahelluvalady says:

      Just for starters, Cutiepie is not Cutiepie. That’s a given.

      • I'm new here (but I'm not I'mNewHere) says:

        yeah, well, I hope Theranna can somehow find happiness…

        I know she’s a good person…

        but the Irony thread apparently ain’t enough to make it happen for her…

      • CutiePie says:

        And you are LSG…

      • CutiePie says:

        Nope, not T, but close…. Good work Bill but she was dumb about being so vocal about you. You were annoying but not worth the effort.

  24. I'm new here (but I'm not I'mNewHere) says:

    LSG…? dunno what that means, CT… help me out here please…

    also… why do you feel the need to say ugly things about other folks…?

    I get the impression you may be sad and lonely…

    I’m here for you if you need a friend.

  25. WildRosiePalm says:

    Samm doesn’t have to worry about being banned by Lee. He is one of Lee’s pets. Lee would give him a pass on things that would get others banned.

  26. Gerald Rivera says:

    I was in love with WSS because she was silly but also a cat face (but also a liberal which meant she was correct too). I love you sweet catface silly head.

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