Actually not new, I registered a while back but never really visit. Not sure if I introduced myself already, but HI!
Quick summary, I bought my first bike Ninja 500 last summer and two months later got the FZ6. I got banned from the 500 forum and just recently got banned from the FZ6 forum. I'm not a bad guy, but those forums are too family friendly. They didn't like that I ride too aggressively and advocated standing up to cagers. I hope I fit here and don't get banned too.
The following is tcmalker's goodbye letter explaining why he was banned:
I don't know if you all are aware, but tcmalker has been banned. Banned by who tcmalker doesn't know, but whoever it is is a coward. Let everybody know who you are! The reason for the ban was "excessive trolling" LOL. As for tcmalker being a troll, I just ask the readers to go through all of tcmalker's post and decide for yourself. Read the threads he started and ask yourself, "Has tcmalker been a contributor to this forum?".
This forum is full of cliques. What I mean by that is if you're new to the forum, you will not be part of this cliques. The admins/moderators will gang up on you and use their power to intimidate you. They will censor your view if it does not agree with theirs, or if it embarrass member of their cliques.
I believe this started when tcmalker started a poll on whether Vegasrider (member of the cliques) was right or wrong in the thread he posted titled "Was I wrongly lit up by the cop" http://www.fz6-forum.com/forum/fz6-g...it-up-cop.html
. He was obviously wrong and tried to use his position as MSF Instructor to justify his action when essentially everybody was telling him he is wrong. (Asians are stubborn). He even posted on another forum http://scsportbikes.com/general-disc...it-up-cop.html
Tcmalker's poll was deleted by one of the moderator Chemiker, who is a good friend of Vegasrider and member of the cliques. Chemiker was obviously trying to protect his friend from embarassment.
Then tcmalker made his biggest mistake by introducing tcmalker's dual headlights mod http://www.fz6-forum.com/forum/fz6-m...light-mod.html
. As some of you might know, bd43 sells his harness for $40 for his dual headlights mod. $40!!! I'm sure he sold a lot of them harnesses and tcmalker's dual headlights mod diminished his future profit. Tcmalker made another poll and it showed how popular his mods are. People are doing his mod instead of buying the $40 harness (simply a piece of wire) from bd43. In addition, someone (again a coward who's afraid to reveal himself) closed the thread in order to censor tcmalker's mod. Ask yourself: why would anybody close this thread? I won't be surprise if this coward will delete the whole thread altogether. Sorry, but the word is out. Tcmalker's mod is here to stay.
Then Chemiker posted a thread "Revolutionary new cable lubricator", which was absolutely not revolutionary at all. Chemiker was selling a set of 3 syringes filled with motor oil that can be injected into the clutch cable housing for $10. Tcmalker posted about a product that essentially Chemiker copied and is probably the best cable lubricator out there (Dri Slide Bike Aid) https://www.russack.com/view_doc.php?view_doc=8
. Again tcmalker's post was edited by FZ1inNH "to comply with forum rule". What rule is that you ask? I was quoted forum rule which stated: "Make your comments count. If you have something to say, make an effort of communicating it intelligently. Don't have anything worth while contributing? Don't say anything. Lets keep the "junk posts to a min". Nice one FZ1inNH! How is that a junk post. I'm letting the members know there is a superior product out there for our bikes. You censored tcmalker so Chemiker can sell his product. http://www.fz6-forum.com/forum/bikes...ricator-2.html
Then there's tcmalker first's accident Part II and Part III. Tcmalker released part II, then part III. He wanted to wait for the release of part I (to be like Star Wars). Then he was accused of being a troll by 'The Dude' and tcmalker decided he won't released part I until he gets 10 'Thanks'. It's ashamed, because Part I completes the picture and it actually has something to be learned from. I know some people really looked forward to seeing part I (especially rino60).
Then tcmalker posted a thread "First time stopped by the po-po". Essential tcmalker was surprised why it took so long for him to be pulled over, since he rides with a 'hinge' license plate system. He mentioned that he captured the whole traffic stop on his helmet cam and made a poll to see if there's interested in people watching. Vegasrider disapproves of this because he feels because tcmalker is a military police he should set a higher standards. Tcmalker replied he's not military police, but an engineer for the Army. Essayon! For some reason this thread was deleted without any warning and by an anonymous coward. I guess tcmalker was being a troll again.
Then tcmalker posted a thread "Almost TC3". TC3 is the term he picked up from one of the member to refer to as tcmalker's 3rd accident. This video show tcmalker almost getting hit by an SUV when the stupid female driver (I think this made Kazaa upset) tried to go around tcmalker. This thread was deleted, again with no warning and anonymously.
When tcmalker tried to log on yesterday, he was met with a message "you are banned. reason, excessive trolling" Banned until 20 JUN. Then a few hours later, tcmalker got a permanent ban. Isn't that strange? How do you go from a week ban then to permanent without doing anything. Obviously when tcmalker was on his week ban he didn't post any comments.
So this has to get out because people will wonder what happen to tcmalker. What happened was he was banned because he offended Vegasrider, took business from Chemiker & bd43. So member of their click conspired to have him banned. I don't know, what do YOU think. Should tcmalker have been banned? Becare what you say, you might get on their sh*t list too.
UPDATE: I PMed the Admin and asked him to consider lifting the ban. I did not understand why tcmalker was banned and ask him to reconsider. I told him he is the final authority and I will abide by whatever his decision is. Well, he never got back to me and I only discover his answer in the thread "What happened to gpostarmy "BANNED" thread" http://www.fz6-forum.com/forum/fz6-g...ed-thread.html
. Evidently Admin is part of the cliques too. On a side note, doesn't anybody notice that when the Admin post, he only post a link to a review? Nice contribution Admin! So we have again censoring of a thread made by a fairly respect member, gpostarmy. Why? Because they are afraid of the poll results. Yes tcmalker is a divisive figure. You either hate him or you love him, there is no between. Tcmalker has a few friends on the forum, but he will not divulge their names because he knows what will happen. If you don’t believe it, I just got an email from someone who claimed they were banned because they PMed tcmalker. The guy PMed tcmalker because he wanted to buy the B-Alaska tail bag from him. That's a good reason to ban someone…Also in that thread, Humperdinkel stated tcmalker "… swearing , abusing members , flaming , posting indecent pictures & generally trash talking…". I challenge any members to find any post tcmalker made that does any of these. You will not find it.
While I won't be coming to the site anymore, you can visit tcmalker on youtube! Tcmalker will be posting interesting videos for everyone to see and you can comment there too. Who knows, one day tcmalker might release Part I.
In closing I would like to say some parting words about some of our members.
To LERecords, don't let the admins/mods fool you into believing tcmalker did this or that. They have painted him as a troll and that many warnings were given. B.S. They were looking for an excuse to get rid of him and trolling is what they came up with. Read his posts and determine for yourself. Tcmalker at no times swore at or disrespected any members. Tcmalker is guilty of advocating having fun and never backing down to cagers. Tcmalker is an 'aggressive' rider and right from the beginning was flamed for this.
To gpostarmy, I was saddened when you abandoned me as a 'friend' a little before all this happened. I know you're upset at me because I "disgraced the uniform" when I disregarded that traffic light in the "Tank Slapper" video. Even though I have been deployed once before, I know that you are by far more of a hero than me being in the infantry. I know you're going downrange pretty soon, so be safe brother!
To Vegasrider, my asian brother. Come on man! Why are you so stubborn? Just because you're an MSF instructor doesn't make you right all the time.
To Kazaa, lighten up. I can't count how many times you edited my post because you think it's racists. For example, I wrote that Vegasrider was stubborn because he was asian and you said that was racist. Really? Did you know I'm asian too?
To DOWNRANGEFUTURE, you hit it right on the button when you finally spoke your mind from the "BANNED" thread. I quote, "Vegasrider seems wrong or questionable most of the time, but as soon as someone calls him on it, one of the mods closes the thread or calls the person on it". Sorry if they ban you for that.
To lonesoldier84, you and me butted heads before. You are very articulate and I am not. But that doesn't make you right all the time, just most of the time. I'm sorry that you lost your job and hope the best for you. I hope you enjoyed lunch that time.
To cap'n, you and me butted heads too. I better not catch you with any aftermarket exhaust, otherwise I will have to call you out for being a hypocrite. Great, great decision tree you made though.
To lazamus69, I appreciate your comments about enjoying my posts. I made my posts entertaining on purpose, but I have never lied or made up stuff. I've been told many times that I'm funny and a class clown. I can't believe some people got offended though. I don't think I was ever mean-spirited.
To Nelly, you are pretty much neutral in this and everything else. I respect you the most of all the moderators. If you need any more help with computers, I'm your man.
To rino60, pretty much you were the only one interested in tcmalker's first accident Part I. I'm sorry that The Dude ruined it for you. Why you did not speak up more! Maybe you did and your posts were deleted. I promise I will release it sometimes next year. It will paint the complete picture.
To Motogiro, you messed up tcmalker's dual headlights mod with your earlier comments on it. Make it right by opening up the thread. Who closed it and why anyway?
And lastly, to Ransom, thank you for being a good friend and sticking up for me to the end. I hope they do not treat you differently now that they know you're a tcmalker's supporter.