What happened to Derek (DSkip)?

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  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,015
    Who?
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 527
    Many good people on this forum. Now there’s one less. Great comments Joe.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,612
    "Curing dandruff by decapitation"
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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,317
    Most forums are, ultimately, somebody else's sandbox. If we pee in their sandbox, we are likely to get booted...or disciplined in some way as in this case. We like to think free speech rules in these forums (vanilla speech, at least), but as we see, there are limits.

    I'm sorry that Skip chose such an extreme option, especially if he was given alternatives. We lost a lot of archival knowledge and valued opinion.


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  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,015
    It won't be the same without him. I don't understand his reasons but I respect them.
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,555
    I'm sorry to see Derek leave. I hope he will reconsider. My PM's with him still have his comments, so maybe there's hope all his valuable contributions to the forum are not lost forever.
  • This is another sizeable loss for this community. Sad.

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,612
    "Aww, it's SQUIDGY. Christ, I'm gettin' all emotional from it, ya know?"
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  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,900
    DaveHo wrote: »
    I'm sorry to see Derek leave. I hope he will reconsider. My PM's with him still have his comments, so maybe there's hope all his valuable contributions to the forum are not lost forever.

    Dave, you still have PMs you exchanged with him? Odd. I had a few PMs to him over the years, but ALL are gone now - which stinks because he had given me a lot of good information and it's now gone. I do have his contact info so I can reach out to him outside the forum again if need be. It just sucks that MY messages were deleted too!
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,612
    I can see a few PM's but most are gone. Too bad since they had good information regarding upgrading etc.
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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,951
    edited December 2019
    I have a pm that I started with him that is still there. I bet it has to do with which person started the pm. Like when nbrowser had his posts deleted. Any threads started by him vanished, even when others participated in them. That's just a guess.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,612
    @Hermitism that makes sense.
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,555
    Maybe that's the difference. All the PM's were started by me.
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 4,196
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  • jdjohn wrote: »
    Most forums are, ultimately, somebody else's sandbox. If we pee in their sandbox, we are likely to get booted...or disciplined in some way as in this case. We like to think free speech rules in these forums (vanilla speech, at least), but as we see, there are limits.

    I'm sorry that Skip chose such an extreme option, especially if he was given alternatives. We lost a lot of archival knowledge and valued opinion.

    Have any of you guys been on AH, or EMO forum? them dude’s will surely jump ya.
  • CassidyStainsCassidyStains Posts: 25
    edited December 2019
    Sorry guys, been a busy morning. He reached out to us and asked that we delete his account along with all his posts. I asked if he was 100% sure, since we cannot recover his posts once we've deleted them, he replied with yes.

    I can certainly unban him if he ever changes his mind but this was 100% his decision. Not sure why.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,612
    Really, so Polk had no issue with him?
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  • We politely asked him to not promote other speaker brands on the forum anymore. AVRs were fine.

    Obviously we cannot show the full conversation since all of his posts were deleted but below is the email reply from him we can reference.

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,612
    That's odd, I wouldn't have quit just because of that, but then again I usually don't know when to quit. Thank you Cassidy for responding, most of these folks just ignore me.
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  • verbverb Posts: 9,985
    Thank you @CassidyStains for the clarification. It is a shame that all his posts are gone. Lots of good stuff in there.

    Derek if you happen to read this I wish you well my friend. And hope you come back! :smile:
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  • marvda1marvda1 Posts: 3,958
    So if I like a speaker besides polk I can't mention it here ?
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  • KexKex Posts: 4,179
    That’s not really the objection...
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  • Upstatemax wrote: »
    marvda1 wrote: »
    So if I like a speaker besides polk I can't mention it here ?

    Are you selling them as a dealer?

    Totally different coming from a dealer with a monetary interest.

    It’s too bad he chose to go this direction and blow what seems to be a simple and understandable request way out of proportion.

    Well said, Lot’s of people use forum’s for personal gain. Not just Polk, go over on EMO or AH, or AVS most of the older members are dealers.

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