“Those who can’t or won’t be anything but a serious PITA”
Each year we deal with several thousand members, most of whom are rational, well-balanced people who are courteous and comfortable in the social environment that a busy forum is. However, every now and then someone wanders in who is flat-out annoying, and at times just plain offensive. The Most Annoying Forum Member award is reserved for these members – those who can’t or won’t be anything but a serious PITA.
This year’s winner in this category was one such individual. He originally signed on as “Itzpjx” and pretty much straight away started in on his favourite theme: “they’re all rigged”. This or that slot game that was rigged, then it was roulette. Not just any roulette, ALL roulette. And soon it was “Slots are rigged end off”. And so on ad nauseum. Forum members tried to call him on it but he wasn’t catching the drift.
You’d think someone with that much distaste for a game, or games, would find something else to do. Not this guy. Week after week it was the same moan: rigged, rigged, rigged, everything was rigged. But hey, if moaning was a crime we’d probably all have done a little time, right?
However this guy was in a whole other league: we learned that some of the female forum members were receiving private messages from him. At first he’d start out talking about gambling and games being “rigged”, of course. Then he’d quickly move on to complaining about women’s fertility and finally end up with him making sexual advances. Game over at that point: he was promptly banned.
Except that wasn’t the end of the story. For the next several weeks Bryan and I banned this guy over and over again: he’d keep creating new accounts, often bragging about how many he had, no matter what we said or did. In the end it was a war of attrition: we just kept playing whack-a-mole on his new accounts until he’d finally had enough and disappeared into the wilds of the internet. Good-bye!.
Most Annoying Forum Member Historical Awards
Most Annoying Forum Member of 2017 -Jaminkers
Most Annoying Forum Member of 2016 – Roulettedonkey
Most Annoying Forum Member of 2015 – kevinhopf
Most Annoying Forum Member of 2014 – Johnnygotthebon, fishby5, bpb, Chillbill, hakapuku
Most Annoying Forum Member of 2013 – WWW420XE
Most Annoying Forum Member of 2012 – Lady Soitaire
Most Annoying Forum Member of 2011 – Year of the Trolls
Most Annoying Forum Member of 2010 – Group Award – Sore Losers
Most Annoying Forum Member of 2009 – JHV
Most Annoying Forum Member of 2008 – Group Award – Ass Clowns
Most Annoying Forum Member of 2007 – ThodorisK
Most Annoying Forum Member of 2006 – Thesmacker
Most Annoying Forum Member of 2005 – Bethug
Most Annoying Forum Member of 2004 – hahacasino