The rules that JWL breaks frequently are:
# You are to behave polite and friendly here (just adding a lot of smilies is not enough). Use netiquette.
# When writing your messages, please use the same courtesy that you would show when speaking face-to-face with someone. Flames, insults, and personal attacks will not be tolerated. It's fine to disagree strongly with opinions, ideas, and facts, but always with respect for the other person. Great minds do not always think alike.
# We promote one of the most difficult "martial arts": BYT - Bite Your Tongue. It is easy to snap back at someone, but much more effective to rise above them.
# If what you have to say is not constructive and positive, then there are many other places on the 'Net for you to post it. Or you BYT.
The rule he's broken at least once is:
Post your own original words and don't forward text you can easily link to. Make a web page and link to that in your post if you need to repeat something - or if what you feel you must say is not suited for OCMB.
The proof's in the pudding. He's said more than once that he's only here to annoy, distract, and generally tick off everyone on the board. The relevant quotes are:
Hey, I've told you 50 times before.http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php ... ht=#199738
Here's another REPETITION...
I'm a bored rich guy.
This is my current hobby - arguing with people online - no matter who they are.
I did this for over a year at a screenwriter's board.
I'm gonna log back in as OSA Goon and say that Scientology rules Laughing and at least have some fun watching you get upset.http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php ... ht=#199700
I tried to have an adult conversation with you, even gave in to your childish demands.
But you're unable to have a real conversation, magoo.
I'm not helping to do anything.http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php ... ht=#199645
I'm here to entertain myself.
Thereby, this board will revitalize.
It is an interactive process - and I've seen and done this often.
You guys aren't different than other people on other boards - given, you're a bit quirkier, but people are people.
You shall see.
No, I am not.http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php ... ht=#199637
I am here to entertain myself.
That's what the internet is for me - entertainment.
It's interactive TV.
I am Ender.http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php ... ht=#199636
I change back and forth.
2 questions:http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php ... ht=#199623
1) Why would I care to make a difference for the better?
2) Why would I give up what is a fun hobby for something that would begin to equal actual work?
True to the last letter.http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php ... ht=#199550
That was months ago.
Now, I am here to have fun.
I gathered all the info about Scientology I care about from 3 threads here.
The rest are just the same info in different mask over and over again.
Oh - and not all sociopaths are miserable.
http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php ... ht=#199503
I'm the type of sociopath that laughs at people - and I laugh a lot.
AND THAT WAS JUST FROM TODAY.
In dredging through this person's posts stretching back to DECEMBER 2005, I found not ONE of value or interest; all that JWL seems to be interested in is entertaining himself, annoying others, and generally acting like a troll. He has claimed on all three distinct usernames (Ender, JWL, and OSA Goon) that each one is his sock puppets, and each username has also failed to provide anything of value or interest to the forum.
Please, PLEASE get rid of him. I know you have a policy of not banning people unless they've shown themselves to be disruptive - and this fool HAS, several times, and has shown no remorse or interest in being anything BUT disruptive.
A fair amount of funning and debate is important, especially when the foe is as impossibly serious and closed to new ideas as Scientology.
But is that any reason to tolerate jackasses like JWL on a consistent basis?