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Moonman's friend (Wolfgang)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Wolfgang

Post Number: 851
Registered: 7-2001
Posted on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 10:26 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

This ripoff forum is a real joke but I won`t play Don Quichote around it...
Oxygenee (Oxygenee)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Oxygenee

Post Number: 100
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 6:39 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Sadly, your (very mild, perfectly polite) posts have also been deleted by Winston, who has an apparently Saddam Hussein-like tolerance for free speech. It's really quite outrageous of him to instantly delete anything containing even an implied criticism, on what he himself describes as a "Public Forum".

To give you an idea of the level of info NOT deleted on his board, consider this, from the most regular and active poster there, Slake_2G, who describes himself as "Day Trader/Musician".


Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 3:25 pm: --------------
The active ingredient Thujone is actually insoluable in water. As far as I know ethyl alcohol is the only edible substance that thujone disolves into. I hear though that the finest absinthes start with mead, and wormwood is added at each stage, even after it is distilled to add the Emerald green color. We may be asked to start a new thread but how goes your meadmaking? I havn't attempted it yet.


Interesting, huh?
Pierre Ordinaire (Dr_ordinaire)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Dr_ordinaire

Post Number: 438
Registered: 7-2001
Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 8:42 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

It has come to my attention that while Oxy's posts were deleted, his screen name is still there.

Now, only really naughty people would take advantage of this software glitch...
Althea (Rosietwobears)
Mousquetaire
Username: Rosietwobears

Post Number: 19
Registered: 10-2002


Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 4:10 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

well curiosity finally got the better of me and i went to have a look at the forum there. not only is this man a thief but hes too big a coward to let people speak their minds. i was looking forward to seeing what oxygenee had to say but even tho the name was lsited as the last poster for all the threads not a single post was left.

i know im still "green" here (i made a punny) but its good to see that there are places on the internet where people can openly talk shit and not worry about being censored or having people get in an uproar over things like personal opinion. its boards like that theif's that have made me tend to shy away from forum posting.
please excuse any excess cheese in this post.
Absinthe maketh the heart grow fonder
Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Thegreenimp

Post Number: 209
Registered: 7-2001


Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 1:57 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Feel the Love!
winston
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 1660
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 1:27 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

A forum board administrators work
is never done. I guess it's a toss
up too. Eliminate unwanted posts or
talk to yourself all night.

Sock Puppet#1: Happy Absinthe Thoughts
Sock Puppet#2: Happy Happy Secondary Effects!
Sock Puppet#1: Happy Absinthe Buyer
Sock Puppet#2: Happy Happy Forum Friend
Sock Puppet#1: Happy Happy Happy Happy...
Sock Puppet#2: I am Happy as well.

What war?
Oxygenee (Oxygenee)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Oxygenee

Post Number: 98
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 1:21 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Nope, I was wrong...he's still sweeping those pesky posts away....its like Mickey in Fantasia...
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 1659
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 1:18 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

House cleaning is a hard job. That and spending all that ill gotten money on concert tickets...

oops... spoke too soon.
What war?
Oxygenee (Oxygenee)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Oxygenee

Post Number: 97
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 1:14 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I think Winston's gone to bed...
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 1658
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 1:05 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Suddenly, Optimalsmarts doesn't
seem so sleazy anymore.

OPIE FOR PRESIDENT!!!!


What war?
Kallisti (Admin)
Madame Guillotine
Username: Admin

Post Number: 832
Registered: 1-1998


Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 12:27 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

He's cleaning house over there as I type ... Oxy went charging into the fray tonight, alas his words of encouragement will be gone ... gone ... gone.

But not the sentiments. Thank you Oxygenee, Thanks BlackJack!!!!


AAAaaaahhh! I feel looooooove.

And that $14 you sent me? Mama's gonna get a brand new bag. Uhn!

k a l l i s t i

http://www.feeverte.net
Jack Collins (_blackjack_)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: _blackjack_

Post Number: 809
Registered: 11-2000


Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 11:58 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I just sent $14 to Kallisti just to spite this guy...
Deadest Elephant (Artemis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Artemis

Post Number: 581
Registered: 10-2000


Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 3:07 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Um, while there is this strange assumption that anything posted on the web is public domain, the fact is, if Peter and Ian haven't given this guy permission to reproduce their writings, he is violating the law by putting them on his site."

Exactly. I had one of my translations taken down from another site a while back; fortunately the person who had put it up (without permission) was very reasonable and immediately took it down.

As for "educating" people, it's hard to know what you're getting into - I'd prefer to choose my own ground. That site looks like it has all the education it needs about that which it cares: making a buck the easy way.
Kallisti (Admin)
Madame Guillotine
Username: Admin

Post Number: 830
Registered: 1-1998


Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 1:30 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Here is my response to Mr. R. Winston Guthrie ... I'm not posting his email for privacy reasons, but I can post my response.


quote:

I did not say that specific images were used, and I did not even mention when I posted on your site the fact that you used the same forum software. And, by the way, there are dozens of other forum software packages out there ... if you had done your homework. But, as with everything else, it doesn't seem like you looked much further than my site for "inspiration".

But that aside, it was the similarity in design (and I'm not talking about the forum software), the comparison picture I posted makes that painfully clear, even down to the orange bar alongside the black nav background, that sent steam out of my ears. I repost it here in case you missed it after having deleted my message from your forum, even though you said initially you would leave it up, but have since deleted my post along with any reference to my site.

http://www.feeverte.net/images/capture6.jpg

The people on my site who are upset and angry know exactly what you are up to, why you are doing it, and how you got there.

If you're so respectful of me and think I have such a wonderful website, why isn't it linked? The reason you don't reference my site, and delete any references made to my site, is very apparent... There is no rivalry, all the information you have on your site, member's only or no, can be had for free on mine.

There is nothing at this point you can do or say that will disguise the fact that you clearly designed your site after mine, in order to obfuscate the truth to your "customers," that you're here to make money off of information that is freely available on the internet, and not just on my site.

If elements of your site didn't look strikingly similar to my Absinthe Buyer's Guide and my (old) forum, we wouldn't be having this conversation. Then you'd just be another bloke out trying to make a buck on the internet using someone else's ideas. Well more power to ya, you're not the first and not the last. But as it stands you show yourself as a blatant rip-off artist and you might have pulled it off if you had put a little effort into it and tried to make it at least *appear* like you had at least one unique idea in your head.

Clearly, the only glass we're sharing is mine.

Rebecca




k a l l i s t i

http://www.feeverte.net
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 1656
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 10:18 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Yep so much for Mr. AGB "leaving Kallistis
message untouched". So much for his
respect of her and her web site.

The big question in my mind, if he
thinks her site is so nice and informative
Why is there no link to it??? We all
know why.

The thread is vamoose!


What a bad man. What a very bad man.

What war?
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 1655
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 10:11 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Who's the nazi now?

Sorry O.
Thanks for your efforts, in any case.
What war?
Pierre Ordinaire (Dr_ordinaire)
Elitist Bastard
Username: Dr_ordinaire

Post Number: 435
Registered: 7-2001
Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 9:06 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Oh, well, my account at the Absinthe Buyers Guide was suspended for posting a link to this Forum's FAQ.
Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Thegreenimp

Post Number: 208
Registered: 7-2001


Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 1:30 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Don't let this happen to you
wagesofsin
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 1654
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 1:05 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Well I'll tell yah! hahahahaha...
There ain't nothin' like the smooth
feel of a freshly waxed anus!
What war?
Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Thegreenimp

Post Number: 207
Registered: 7-2001


Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 12:40 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Nothing like a good fourteen dollar "Wax Job"
There comes a time in every man's life, where he must take the bull by the tail,and face the situation......W.C. Fields
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 1653
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 12:36 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hey that's disrespectful...

heeheehee.


What war?
Jay & The Imp (Thegreenimp)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Thegreenimp

Post Number: 206
Registered: 7-2001


Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 12:30 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Sounds like Barney the Dinosaur
hole
I bend every effort to win, and I come from a long line of effort benders......W.C. Fields
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 1652
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 12:17 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I was reading some very interesting
conversations over there...

Sock Puppet#1: Hi! I just registered. I'm new to this 15 minute old forum.

Sock Puppet#2: Me too. Do you know where I can buy Absinthe?

Sock Puppet#1: There are several sources that can be found here in my... ermm... This Absinthe Buyers Guide place. They are very helpful and can point you in the right direction.

Sock Puppet#2: How refreshing. It's a big scary world out there and I'm so glad to find such a warm and happy place for to spend my hard earned dollars on otherwise free information.

Sock Puppet#1: Well thanks for stopping by. I mean, I'm so glad I found this site 20 minutes ago.

Sock Puppet#2: I feel the same way. Life is wonderful.

Sock Puppet#1: You're wonderful. I'm wonderful.

Cue the strings...
I mean threads, whatever
it is you do to make
those socks talk.

Oh yeah, you put your hand up
it's ass.
What war?
Kallisti (Admin)
Madame Guillotine
Username: Admin

Post Number: 829
Registered: 1-1998


Posted on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 11:56 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Here, so you can watch the fun (or lack thereof):

http://www.absinthebuyersguide.com/discus/messages/8/96.html?1045295513

k a l l i s t i

http://www.feeverte.net
Absinthe Queen of Reviews (Head_prosthesis)
Absinthe Mafia
Username: Head_prosthesis

Post Number: 1650
Registered: 1-2001


Posted on Friday, February 14, 2003 - 11:32 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

SCAM ARTIST
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