Notable Events from the GB Community (Mods plz don't take action)

What's this!? Yup, it's yet another instalment of.... *ahem*

Notable and Interesting Events from the History of the Giant Bomb Community

Previous Instalments in this series:
1. Persona 4 Endurance Run Ep. 50 Uproar
2. The Modelling Gig
 
For those of you wondering what the title of this blog is referencing, it actually came from a former mod named BoG in the thread of which this episode will recall.

"Business as usual, people, and if this is brought up anymore (and is unnecessary)  then the mods will take action."

As this event was one of many that defined the GB community over the years, I hope that the current class of mods will allow me to take the initiative to chronicle this notably humorous event in our history. So, due to popular demand, I shall begin the tale of deception, treachery and innocence.
 
It began one day a long time ago in the August of the year 2008. An innocent enough thread appeared on the boards entitled "Your favorite Giant Bomber (?)". Who could predict the can o' worms that it would open. The first response to this thread was "That hot crazy christian girl maybe". For the youngsters out there, that poster was, of course, referring to ItalyCanadian9. A little background on "her" if I may, ItalyCanadian9 was a popular user who was notable for pictures of herself that attracted several compliments. She also appeared to be a die-hard Christian often proclaiming her love for Jesus, Christianity and church.
 
Back to thread, it would appear from the beginning that the topic will deflect to something else. Take a wild guess at what it is.

Demilich said:

"That hot crazy christian girl maybe."

ahahah I know the one your talking about but I have my suspicions that she isnt actually a hot Christian, just some fat nerd who is tricking everyone else. I find it hard to believe that someone hot is really into video games, I thought that people like that only existed in nerds fantasies.
A few users tried to stay on topic, but after ItalyCanadian9 posted in the topic, the doubtful masses posed the possibility that *gasp* maybe its actually a guy. So good ole MB decided to deliver an ultimatum after ItalyCanadian9 ignored or deflected accusations. She never once said definitely "I am a girl." Even though she said "Thanks" after the first response in the thread.

Italycanadian9, not that you need to prove anything to anyone, but since you're so photogenic, you could snap a pic holding a handwritten sign with your username and Giant Bomb on it.  That would shut everyone up permanently.

Of course it would. Too bad that it would never happen.

 MB said:

"Jayge said:

"Or it would begin a torrent of friend requests and borderline-harassment comments that would probably be even worse than people doubting your gender."

Doesn't matter...such a pic will never be taken.  I'm sure you can guess why."

More truth. If s/he doesn't do this, it is practically confirmation that Italy is a dude. As MB said, considering how photogenic Italy is. 
ItalyCanadian9 completely ignored this request. A shock considering how she enjoys putting pictures of herself up on site. And then one Internet sleuth dug up information which further casts suspicion.

 ItalyCanadian9 said:

"Wow! Everyone is questioning me. What has the world come to? I guess Girls are not real. Only males are."

Well considering the pictures in your avatar arn't even you and they're a famous youtubber, there's some unanswered questions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxvws_rpnAg 
For some illogical reason ItalyCanadian9 responds to this by simply saying "Good". People demand "she" admit wrongdoing, but "she" plays dumb. Following this "she" says "Who says i was the girl in my pic anyways?". This argument is as normal as any other except for the fact that when people complemented the pics, ItalyCanadian9 would always respond "Thanks" or "Aww u r sweet", not once correcting anyone otherwise. "She" then claims that in a PM she told some users that the pictures actually weren't of her. After none of these alleged users showed up, the unappeased masses brought her to task on her responses to complements.

ItalyCanadian9 said:

"BiggerBomb said:

"ItalyCanadian9 said:

"Demilich said:

"That hot crazy christian girl maybe."

Thanks :)"
That."   <---- (Editors note: User was citing an example)
  He assumed i was a girl."
 Confirmed.  It's a guy.  For awhile I wanted to believe that it was actually a girl and it just wasn't her in the pics.    
Oh the irony, one of the people that brought ItalyCanadian9 to task the most said this at the beginning:

 MB said:

"ItalyCanadian9 said:

"MB!"


Flattery will get you nowhere...at least not until you turn 18, anyway."
MB must feel dirty for saying this. 
Well, after the discovery was made, ItalyCanadian9 tried to play it off. But the thread will continue another 15+ pages from that point. Normally, the mods would be all over this and lock it. But, we were all young back then and had a little fun.

MB said:

"Kush said:

"GOD! Can't this topic just be locked...

No way, this is getting good."
Lmao
i love gb moderators :D
Shortly after, ItalyCanadian9 left Giant Bomb and never came back. If you look it up on the user database, ItalyCanadian9 is listed as a male. Irony?
The thread is right here, grab a bowl of popcorn and prepare yourself for an interesting show.

So that ends my long-winded instalment. Do you remember this happening? Some of you must have, (one user became a mod). Suggestions on what event I shall chronicle next?
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Edited by FrankCanada97

What's this!? Yup, it's yet another instalment of.... *ahem*

Notable and Interesting Events from the History of the Giant Bomb Community

Previous Instalments in this series:
1. Persona 4 Endurance Run Ep. 50 Uproar
2. The Modelling Gig
 
For those of you wondering what the title of this blog is referencing, it actually came from a former mod named BoG in the thread of which this episode will recall.

"Business as usual, people, and if this is brought up anymore (and is unnecessary)  then the mods will take action."

As this event was one of many that defined the GB community over the years, I hope that the current class of mods will allow me to take the initiative to chronicle this notably humorous event in our history. So, due to popular demand, I shall begin the tale of deception, treachery and innocence.
 
It began one day a long time ago in the August of the year 2008. An innocent enough thread appeared on the boards entitled "Your favorite Giant Bomber (?)". Who could predict the can o' worms that it would open. The first response to this thread was "That hot crazy christian girl maybe". For the youngsters out there, that poster was, of course, referring to ItalyCanadian9. A little background on "her" if I may, ItalyCanadian9 was a popular user who was notable for pictures of herself that attracted several compliments. She also appeared to be a die-hard Christian often proclaiming her love for Jesus, Christianity and church.
 
Back to thread, it would appear from the beginning that the topic will deflect to something else. Take a wild guess at what it is.

Demilich said:

"That hot crazy christian girl maybe."

ahahah I know the one your talking about but I have my suspicions that she isnt actually a hot Christian, just some fat nerd who is tricking everyone else. I find it hard to believe that someone hot is really into video games, I thought that people like that only existed in nerds fantasies.
A few users tried to stay on topic, but after ItalyCanadian9 posted in the topic, the doubtful masses posed the possibility that *gasp* maybe its actually a guy. So good ole MB decided to deliver an ultimatum after ItalyCanadian9 ignored or deflected accusations. She never once said definitely "I am a girl." Even though she said "Thanks" after the first response in the thread.

Italycanadian9, not that you need to prove anything to anyone, but since you're so photogenic, you could snap a pic holding a handwritten sign with your username and Giant Bomb on it.  That would shut everyone up permanently.

Of course it would. Too bad that it would never happen.

 MB said:

"Jayge said:

"Or it would begin a torrent of friend requests and borderline-harassment comments that would probably be even worse than people doubting your gender."

Doesn't matter...such a pic will never be taken.  I'm sure you can guess why."

More truth. If s/he doesn't do this, it is practically confirmation that Italy is a dude. As MB said, considering how photogenic Italy is. 
ItalyCanadian9 completely ignored this request. A shock considering how she enjoys putting pictures of herself up on site. And then one Internet sleuth dug up information which further casts suspicion.

 ItalyCanadian9 said:

"Wow! Everyone is questioning me. What has the world come to? I guess Girls are not real. Only males are."

Well considering the pictures in your avatar arn't even you and they're a famous youtubber, there's some unanswered questions
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wxvws_rpnAg 
For some illogical reason ItalyCanadian9 responds to this by simply saying "Good". People demand "she" admit wrongdoing, but "she" plays dumb. Following this "she" says "Who says i was the girl in my pic anyways?". This argument is as normal as any other except for the fact that when people complemented the pics, ItalyCanadian9 would always respond "Thanks" or "Aww u r sweet", not once correcting anyone otherwise. "She" then claims that in a PM she told some users that the pictures actually weren't of her. After none of these alleged users showed up, the unappeased masses brought her to task on her responses to complements.

ItalyCanadian9 said:

"BiggerBomb said:

"ItalyCanadian9 said:

"Demilich said:

"That hot crazy christian girl maybe."

Thanks :)"
That."   <---- (Editors note: User was citing an example)
  He assumed i was a girl."
 Confirmed.  It's a guy.  For awhile I wanted to believe that it was actually a girl and it just wasn't her in the pics.    
Oh the irony, one of the people that brought ItalyCanadian9 to task the most said this at the beginning:

 MB said:

"ItalyCanadian9 said:

"MB!"


Flattery will get you nowhere...at least not until you turn 18, anyway."
MB must feel dirty for saying this. 
Well, after the discovery was made, ItalyCanadian9 tried to play it off. But the thread will continue another 15+ pages from that point. Normally, the mods would be all over this and lock it. But, we were all young back then and had a little fun.

MB said:

"Kush said:

"GOD! Can't this topic just be locked...

No way, this is getting good."
Lmao
i love gb moderators :D
Shortly after, ItalyCanadian9 left Giant Bomb and never came back. If you look it up on the user database, ItalyCanadian9 is listed as a male. Irony?
The thread is right here, grab a bowl of popcorn and prepare yourself for an interesting show.

So that ends my long-winded instalment. Do you remember this happening? Some of you must have, (one user became a mod). Suggestions on what event I shall chronicle next?
Posted by KaosAngel

What about my massive Hiroshima Thread?  >.>
Or when I protested Dragon Quest IX in Akiba for the sake of Giant Bomb?  >.>
Or the epic threads of Answer Above, Ask Below, or rate the user belower you?  >.>
 
MB Locked that last one.  <.<

Posted by Kyreo

I feel like the Modz WILL take action....  I sense it like a forth coming thunderstorm.

Posted by KaosAngel

Damnit, maybe I should make a thread for mods to lock...stupid quests.  >.>
 
I covered all the Quests for that set but they aren't rectro-active!  >.<

Posted by FrankCanada97
@Kyreo: They won't due to the precedent I established with Episode 2 of my chronicles.
Posted by Feser

What the fuck?

Posted by Kyreo
@KaosAngel: MB locks a lot of things.   
 
If yer reading this MB, I sincerely love you.  I mean it...  you take your moderating responsibilities very seriously and I respect that.
Edited by Willy105

I don't remember any of this happening. My fault anyway, I stay out of suggestive threads.

Posted by KaosAngel
@Kyreo said:

" @KaosAngel: MB locks a lot of things.    If yer reading this MB, I sincerely love you.  I mean it...  you take your moderating responsibilities very seriously and I respect that. "

Because he's the mod Giant Bomb deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him because he can take it.  Because he's not our mod . He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector.  A dark mod.  :)
Posted by Kyreo
@KaosAngel said:
" @Kyreo said:

" @KaosAngel: MB locks a lot of things.    If yer reading this MB, I sincerely love you.  I mean it...  you take your moderating responsibilities very seriously and I respect that. "

Because he's the mod Giant Bomb deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him because he can take it.  Because he's not our mod . He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector.  A dark mod.  :) "
I'll admit it, this made me laugh.  
Posted by FluxWaveZ

I totally remember this.  I wasn't there when it happened, but I saw it from some "Epic GB threads" thread a while back.

Posted by eroticfishcake

Don't think I joined the site when this happened but from reading over that, it just sounds so stupid.

Posted by Mmmslash
@KaosAngel said:

Because he's the mod Giant Bomb deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him because he can take it.  Because he's not our mod . He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector.  A dark mod.  :) "
I love you.
Posted by Red12b

And everything is right with the world, the end.

Posted by FrankCanada97
@eroticfishcake: It was odd because everyone thought ItalyCanadian9 was a girl up to that fateful thread. The user had hundreds of posts by then and was considered a forum regular.
Posted by Steve_C

His name was Endogene.
 
21/06/09 - Never forget.

Online
Posted by FrankCanada97
@Steve_C: That will most likely be my next instalment.
Posted by Meptron
@Steve_C said:
" His name was Endogene.  21/06/09 - Never forget. "
lol. That rant was so over the top. My personal fav.
Posted by KaosAngel
@FrankCanada97 said:
" @Steve_C: That will most likely be my next instalment. "
What about Supermooseman?  >.>  I missed his parting of ways.
Posted by Red12b
@FrankCanada97:  
How are you going to portray that? are you going to look at it bearing in mind that he made a few good points, or is it just going to be more satirical? 
Posted by NickL

the only forum events i was active during were Endogene and the Doug Funny one
all the good stuff happens when im not being active on the forums >_<

Posted by FrankCanada97
@Red12b said:
" @FrankCanada97:  How are you going to portray that? are you going to look at it bearing in mind that he made a few good points, or is it just going to be more satirical?  "
Not sure, it'll come to me. Hopefully I won't do it objectively and indifferently, because that would be too boring.
Posted by BackpackKat

What about the GB Civil War that erupted when sweep made that blog about user content on the site(dark days those were, natetodemax said he would leave and Sunny threatened to leave the forums) I am ashamed to know I participated in that, but at least it could make an interesting installment in your series.

Edited by FrankCanada97
@JohnAsscream: I completely missed all of that, being away for a day or two. Wasn't that a few months ago?
Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

Nerds!

Posted by FrankCanada97
@Vito_Raliffe said:
"Nerds! "

??? Please excuse my ignorance, but I do not understand the context in which you made this exclamation.
Posted by Pie
@KaosAngel: Do you remember the fun we had in the "say something about the user above you" thread and the other one? 
Also SuperMooseman needs to be chronicled @FrankCanada97: although it would probably be very hard seeing how it was all deleted and everything. You would need to do some research on it and ask users who were there (like me!). That would be a hard task
Posted by Jeffsekai

lmao so thats why everyone hated the modeling gig thread.

Posted by FirePrince

Really nice "series" you have going on here,thumbs up.
Edited by Bennyishere

I totally remember this. I even remember ItalyCanadian9 from GameSpot.
 
EDIT: lawl, his profile on GameSpot was banned.

Posted by raidingkvatch
@FrankCanada97: 
While I've been here for a while (I joined six days after launch) I'm not hugely active and am always either right on the peripheries of forum drama or miss it entirely, this series has answered a bunch of questions I always have about this stuff and been thoroughly entertaining
Posted by Zajtalan

any thread by levio and government cheese

Posted by demontium

Mods please take action.

Posted by Ronald

That's funny. We pretty much just had this happen on the Comic Book Resources forum where a user pretended to be a woman for over three years and eventually did something stupid and so someone looked into it and called them out. Big huge mess where the poster had cozened up to female posters and got them to tell him intimate information. I'm pretty sure this has happened to every online community, on multiple occasions.

Posted by Grilledcheez

I remember reading that thread...and him lol.  OH, THE MEMS

Posted by Buneroid

I'm reading all these for the first time to learn some forum history. Nice job they're really well done!

Posted by wickedsc3

Im glad im not on here enough to remember stupid posts like trying to figure out if someone is a girl or not.