On Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:23:36 +0800, "Nick O'Tyme"
Post by Nick O'Tyme
So answer this Bobby dearest.
There used to be a couple of hundred people who frequented this newsgroup.
How many of them attend these fora of yours?
Ten, twenty. I doubt it's many more. So what happened to the other 180 or
I'll tell you what happened. They disappeared completely because you and
Dallas et al couldn't keep your gobs shut.
For a more detailed analysis, see "The History of AGMSFS" below.
Post by Nick O'Tyme
Now I know you'll come back with some bullshit answer but all the lurkers
here will understand what I'm saying and most will agree with me.
And there are indeed lurkers here, Nick. Lots of them. Every time
I post a link to one of my blogs/websites, the stats for those
sites indicate a significant upsurge in visits, mostly from the US
Now ask yourself this, Nick: Are they lurking because they
can't get enough of Bobby's insane blatherings, or are they here
because they enjoy Sigmund's informative posts and the way we
slap down the Trump-loving "patriot" idiot who gives the whole of
the US a bad reputation?
The History of AGMSFS
Prior to 9/11 this newsgroup was frequented by a good mix of people,
many from Europe, posting on-topic 99% of the time. It was truly an
_international_ newsgroup of flightsimmers happily and politely
talking flightsim stuff.
9/11 changed everything. In the emotion-charged months after 9/11 and
through to 2004, there were many off-topic and often acrimonious
political arguments here. Osama bin Laden drove American "patriots"
insane. They went completely off the rails.
By the end of 2004 many of the European posters, as well as many
of the more moderate American posters had disappeared, driven
out by a toxic atmosphere, created by "patriots", in which America's
ham-fisted response to 9/11 was "defended" by personal attacks
launched against anyone who dared to question it. Thus did a hard
core of a half dozen or so American "patriot" cyberbullies establish
their hold on this newsgroup.
These were the cyber thugs whom "Dallas" (Norman E. Burton) would
later proudly call this newsgroup's "immune system", and they would
pile on with personal attacks and personal abuse, upon anyone who
"misbehaved". According to _their_ perception of things, all was
well in what they now thought of as _their_ newsgroup.
Gerry arrived here in early 2009. For the first six months or so he
was "well behaved", but by late 2009 he was getting heartily sick of
regularly seeing Off Topic "patriotic" political crap interspersed
with misogynistic and racist "jokes", and so he started to challenge
some of that stuff, particularly war-glorifying and war-mongering
type of comments - and all hell broke loose!
It quickly became obvious that being critical of US foreign policy,
past and/or present, was a "crime" warranting nothing less than the
vilification and ostracisation of such an "offender" by Dallas's
And thus a five-year campaign of cyber-bullying was waged against
Gerry in their futile attempt to drive him out. Their catch cry was
"Gerry Binder is a troll".
By now their cyber-bullying had morphed into cyberstalking.
Somehow they imagined that Gerry would quickly wilt in the face of
their vilificatious lies and abuse. The fatal flaw in their
was that they failed to understand that Gerry was made of much
Not only did these cyberstalkers lose the war of their own making, but
their war destroyed this newsgroup. And, being the bright sparks they
so obviously were (in their own lunchtimes), they conveniently blamed
it all on Gerry.
If only, much earlier on, they had been civil in how they dealt with
those who had doubts about the US response to 9/11, and later,
heeded the well-conceived wisdom of "not feeding the troll", this
newsgroup could have remained a very viable one indeed.
Sadly, they still blame everyone except themselves. Sadly, it's the
only way in which they can protect their investment in the deluded,
megalomanic idea that America is the rightful, ordained-by-God master
and ruler of the "free" world.
In here it doesn't really matter. All they destroyed was a Usenet
newsgroup that was possibly already doomed by "progress", but out
there, in the real world, where those very same attitudes shape
American foreign (global !!!) policy, if I were you, I'd be afraid.
(*) Now renamed "The Merkin Paranoid Patriots Patrol".
============ UPDATE =================
To ensure this newsgroup remains a smouldering ruin, one US "patriot"
troll in particular, Bob Smith, aka Bob_Copter_Six, aka The Truth
Sayer, a Texan Desert Storm veteran who is certifiably insane with
untreated PTSD, keeps posting personal attacks here in the form of
vilificatious lies about people (i.e. cyberstalking), using the
AGMSFS Guidelines Violation
AGMFS HYPOCRISY ALERT!!!!
GERRY'S GUIDELINE VIOLATION
GIRLY MAN ALERT!!!
(And this list keeps growing in direct proportion to the severity
of Bob's mental illness.)
Love and kisses,
US war cry: "Keep on killin' 'em till
they submit to our superior culture!