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B. Max R.I.P.

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News Analysis
Light Reading
2/2/2004

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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Scott Raynovich
Scott Raynovich
12/5/2012 | 2:31:51 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P.
>This thread bordered on xenophobia and racial >stereotyping in many messages.

I hear you... the bottom line is that filtering the boards is a lot of work, so if you find messages you deem especially offensive please forward the URL to [email protected] and we will take a look, possibly to delete
probably
probably
12/5/2012 | 2:31:51 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P.
Some people will miss BM. Although his posts were on most occassions derogatory, anti-establishment and without foundation, he was at least good for a laugh, don't you think?

Two things puzzle me about this decision:

1. It is so easy to set up a new alias that he'll be back I'm sure.

2. The editorial control of the message board seems to be really inconsistent. Firstly, there are many personal antagonisms on the board, sometimes posted with an offensive tone/language. Secondly, the messageboard thread often totally departs from any semblance of weighed discussion. See the recent postings about Headcount: Offshoring for some prime examples. This thread bordered on xenophobia and racial stereotyping in many messages.

Comments?
Probably
brahmos
brahmos
12/5/2012 | 2:31:50 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P.
thats where BM got his memorable quotes from.

good riddance to the nuisance.
road__runner
road__runner
12/5/2012 | 2:31:46 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P.
I will continue to believe that BobbyMax was an LR creation unless and until Peter Heywood states officially otherwise on these boards.

Peter ?
rayleighbackskatter
rayleighbackskatter
12/5/2012 | 2:31:44 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P.
Let's hear it for "dr." lipoed, who finally put Bobby over the edge!
Mezo
Mezo
12/5/2012 | 2:31:44 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P.
Agreed, BobbyMax=LR Staff

I think there are others as well...to keep us hitting the boards...hitrate=adpurchase...

Hey, it's a business...I will say this...LR has made our industry more interesting...good/bad...who is to say.
Peter Heywood
Peter Heywood
12/5/2012 | 2:31:43 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P.
I'm flattered to hear that my statements carry so much weight.

I can officially state that BobbyMax was *not* an LR creation. In fact, we managed to figure out who he was several months ago.

Yes, Bobby, we know who you are.
truelight
truelight
12/5/2012 | 2:31:41 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P.
Peter,

It's disturbing to note that LR actually drills down and determines the 'real' identify of those that post.

I'm sure your readership and the continued use of the message boards will be inspired by such disclosures by an LR editor.

Do you know who I am ?

TL
diag_eng
diag_eng
12/5/2012 | 2:31:40 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P.
The swearing in that post is not consistent with a typical BM post.

BM is obviously a figment of LR's imagination whose time for termination has come.
tekweeny
tekweeny
12/5/2012 | 2:31:40 AM
re: B. Max R.I.P.
I'm flattered to hear that my statements carry so much weight.

I can officially state that BobbyMax was *not* an LR creation. In fact, we managed to figure out who he was several months ago.


The more you try and deny it... ;)
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