Historical Day at CBR
Chuck got temp-banned for a week from CBR.
It wasn't from anything he did on Rumbles, though. He's actually been fairly quiet there recently. No, the lobbying this time came from the DCU board mod, Arune, regarding the two "Identity Crisis 3" threads there.
So, yes, I read the threads in question. It made my eyes bleed, but I read 'em. Sure, Chuck went overboard muchly there, but he wasn't by far the only one who ought to be punished, IMO. Some of those other folks were just as bad, and both sides were egging each other on down the thread, ditching civility as they went... but I guess Chuck just stood out a lot.
Well, okay, and Arune cited that his posting many pages of scans up from the comic in question was illegal. However, I've yet to be able to find a clear source on the copyright/fair use issue that illuminates just how much can you reproduce from a comic legally. I'd've thought it would've fallen under the "reproduction for purposes of critique" category. But someone else told me that it's a 5-10% of the total book/work/comic limit. I think I'll need some cites and stuff for this...
And in other news, people over at SHC/ICT are still whining about the "ICT vs. Rumbles" thread that Matt closed a couple of days ago. They're deluding themselves if they think that 1) such a thread could be debated on without degenerating into a flamewar and 2) that it wasn't slated for locking the moment it was posted. Someone gave me a link to their thread over there, and I just have to say that I am so unsurprised at the massive rewriting of history/memory some of those folks have done.
Oh, and I'm also counting down until they find out that Chuck's gone for a week and then the stupider of the bunch decide that this would be an excellent time to come over to Rumbles to troll. Again.