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B. Max R.I.P.

NEW YORK — Light Reading has moved into the post-BobbyMax era.

BobbyMax, curmudgeonly author of more than 1,170 messages on Light Reading's boards since May 2002, has been "deactivated" for violating the site's Terms of Use.

Stunned, grief-stricken Message Monkeys are left asking: “Why?”

Here’s just a portion of what led to BobbyMax's banishment from the boards (parental guidance suggested):

    You have stolen money from the donation boxes installed in many churches. You have no conscience. You have starved many people to death.Please stop killings and atone for you sins.

    You are a damn bastard and the most stupid person on this earth. You have survived because of the generousity of Americans. You have fooled us all. You did number on us.



    You are a sick person and mentally disabled person. You dumb salesman should have no contact with me.

    For writing something stupid and knocking at doors to sell cookies. My posts are not wrtten for a low level person like you. I think you have sh*t in your mouth and the country suffers because of people like you.

    You are damn dirty man with no literacy and class.
It seems that someone struck a nerve, and our Bobby, tragically, crumbled in his anguish. Always weird, yet ever provocative (see Searching for BobbyMax), his unique contributions to the art of English syntax left his legion of devotees with mouths continually agape. We here at Light Reading mourn the overthrow of this once great mind.

Donations may be sent to the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute.

”You have no interest in our heritage who is sell the dignity of our great attention.” – BobbyMax

— Larry, Monkey, Light Reading

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alchemy 12/5/2012 | 2:31:59 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P. All your base belong to me. *grin*

And here I was thinking all along that Bobby Max was actually a creation of the LR editorial staff!
caveman 12/5/2012 | 2:31:56 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P. How do we know that Booby is no longer? Is there an article or event I missed?
edgecore 12/5/2012 | 2:31:56 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P. ...for those of us who are slower than others...what happened?

EC
Mad Ludwig 12/5/2012 | 2:31:55 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P. it's fairly self-explanatory, no? the guardians of the message boards finally tired of Booby's witty repartee ("You dumb salesman should have no contact with me") and non sequitur, ad hominem attacks ("You have stolen money from the donation boxes installed in many churches"), and decided to kill him. this article is the announcement of said decision.

'bout time, too.
NightTrain 12/5/2012 | 2:31:55 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P. Clearly the message they posted in the article was the one that pushed LR over the edge.

I, for one, long for the "Data Communications" days with McGraw Hill, when the editors of this publication worked there, we got real news. Not a RIP notice for a chat board user.

It is what it is.
flam 12/5/2012 | 2:31:53 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P. The HarveyMudd postings aren't quite as weird as BM's last few months of rants. I'm not so sure that it's the same person. Was HarveyMudd kicked off as well?

No big loss ... except maybe now some of the threads will die out in a few dozen posts rather than several hundred.
Tim Ber 12/5/2012 | 2:31:53 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P. Wonder what pseudonym Harvey/Bobby will show up with next? My prediction, he'll be back... :(
flam 12/5/2012 | 2:31:52 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P. All your base belong to me. *grin*

And here I was thinking all along that Bobby Max was actually a creation of the LR editorial staff!


Where's gea? That was his line, right?
the_lord 12/5/2012 | 2:31:52 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P. Deactivating BobbyMas was the responsible thing to do.... Letting a lunatic continuously vent is inhumane... Lightreading was displaying a sideshow freak...

After Janet Jackson's bare tit at halftime, could it be that members of the media have decided to show some responsibility???

I mad as hell, and won't take it anymore!!!!

dodo 12/5/2012 | 2:31:51 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P. I second the query about GEA

It has been nearly 3 months since we have not read his (or her) rebuttal to BM's rants.
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