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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1395 on: December 06, 2013, 03:05:51 PM »
Banned for disobedience.

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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1396 on: December 06, 2013, 03:24:05 PM »
Banned for pretenses.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1397 on: December 06, 2013, 03:27:07 PM »
Banned for pretenses.

Banned for not being clairvoyant.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1398 on: December 06, 2013, 03:41:39 PM »
Banned fo knowing I was going to ban.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1399 on: December 06, 2013, 03:57:12 PM »
Banned fo knowing I was going to ban.

Banned for dropping an "r".
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1400 on: December 06, 2013, 05:37:00 PM »
Banned fo sho, coz that's wat i do!
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1401 on: December 06, 2013, 06:05:18 PM »
Banned simply for being in the wrong thread at the wrong time.

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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1402 on: December 07, 2013, 12:39:23 PM »
Banned for being right.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1403 on: December 07, 2013, 05:20:38 PM »
Banned for being right.

Banned for being left.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1404 on: December 09, 2013, 07:45:08 AM »
Banned for anarchy.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1405 on: December 09, 2013, 03:05:59 PM »
Banned for being political.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1406 on: December 09, 2013, 03:51:41 PM »
Banned for being political.

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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1407 on: December 09, 2013, 04:00:29 PM »
Banned for implying with your avatar/personal text that sleeping is a first world problem.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1408 on: December 09, 2013, 04:29:58 PM »
Banned for implying with your avatar/personal text that sleeping is a first world problem.

Banned for making me sleepy.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1409 on: December 09, 2013, 05:17:29 PM »
Banned for posting after being banned.

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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1410 on: December 09, 2013, 05:35:45 PM »
Banned for posting after being banned.

Banned for posting ineffectual bans.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1411 on: December 09, 2013, 06:14:20 PM »
Banned for posting ineffectual bans.
Banned for using eleven-letter words in a six-letter word world.

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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1412 on: December 10, 2013, 08:04:29 AM »
Banned for six-letter hypocrisy.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1413 on: December 10, 2013, 08:05:52 AM »
Banned for mentioning six-letter hypocrisy when you have a six-syllable signature.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1414 on: December 10, 2013, 08:19:09 AM »
Banned for equating syllabry with letters; and for making me count early in the morning.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1415 on: December 10, 2013, 03:06:30 PM »
Banned for equating syllabry with letters; and for making me count early in the morning.

Banned for counting and thinking it counts for something; and for making up words.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1416 on: December 10, 2013, 04:11:40 PM »
Banned for not having the controlling countastic creativity concerning logorrhea.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1417 on: December 10, 2013, 04:40:33 PM »
Banned for not having the controlling countastic creativity concerning logorrhea.

Banned for ???, just banned
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1418 on: December 10, 2013, 07:02:53 PM »
Banned for emoticon abuse.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1419 on: December 10, 2013, 07:26:41 PM »
Banned for emoticon abuse.

Banned for saying I caused the emoticon to be confused, when it was really you.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1420 on: December 10, 2013, 07:28:49 PM »
Banned for emoticon abuse.

Banned for saying I caused the emoticon to be confused, when it was really you.

Banned for confusing me, and I'm not an emoticon.  (Well, I don't think I am, anyway.  Am I?)
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1421 on: December 10, 2013, 07:29:25 PM »
Banned for not being an emoticon living under a rock.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1422 on: December 10, 2013, 07:32:41 PM »
Banned for not being an emoticon living under a rock.

Banned for confirming that I'm not an emoticon.  Thank you, thank you, God bless you!  And banned for glancing a lot at your hands (which is weird)(especially when taken out of context).
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1423 on: December 10, 2013, 07:35:08 PM »
Banned for not thanking me three times (and for editing a ban)(which is weird).
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1424 on: December 10, 2013, 07:36:50 PM »
Banned for not thanking me three times.

Banned for coveting thanks.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1425 on: December 10, 2013, 07:44:06 PM »
Banned for thanking a known coveter.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1426 on: December 10, 2013, 08:13:49 PM »
Banned for not giving thanks .
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1427 on: December 11, 2013, 07:43:15 AM »
Banned for not being on the Mayflower.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1428 on: December 11, 2013, 07:59:18 AM »
Banned from this forum so you can go spend more time with your cats
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1429 on: December 11, 2013, 10:54:52 AM »
Banned for suggesting that anyone who is not a 40+ single woman should spend time with cats.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1430 on: December 11, 2013, 11:43:01 AM »
Banned for thinking I'm a crazy cat lady.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1431 on: December 11, 2013, 12:04:31 PM »
Banned for thinking I'm a crazy cat lady.

Banned for banning me when you should ban Asteriktos.  he was the one who suggested you go spend time with your cats, which is inappropriate since I knew you were not a single 40+ woman.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1432 on: December 11, 2013, 12:21:21 PM »
Banned for being a Dr., Rdr.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1433 on: December 11, 2013, 02:49:47 PM »
Banned for J.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1434 on: December 11, 2013, 02:56:40 PM »
Banned 925 times.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1435 on: December 11, 2013, 02:57:39 PM »
But a ban ain't one.

Banned for counting that high.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1436 on: December 11, 2013, 03:06:36 PM »
But a ban ain't one.

Banned for counting that high.

Banned for confusing me.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1437 on: December 11, 2013, 03:08:24 PM »
Banned for posting under the influence and getting confused.

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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1438 on: December 11, 2013, 03:16:29 PM »
Banned for posting under the influence and getting confused.

Banned for being largely influential.
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Re: Ban the person above
« Reply #1439 on: December 11, 2013, 03:20:16 PM »
Banned for inflating my ego.