XenForo and Kier Darby absence

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  1. GTB

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    The question I think is on a lot of XenForo users mind right now, is Kier Darby still part of XenForo development team? You never see him online like Mike Sullivan is daily answering questions and talking about XenForo 2, same with rest of other XenForo staff showing online daily. But read today someone saying Kier has not been seen logged-in at XenForo for over a month now, guess they checked his profile and spotted it. Also, he has not posted on the forum since 2014 it seems.

    If I was an XenForo user, then I'd be asking the question on XenForo.com now. Is Kier still around developing it or what, or has he parted company? It makes no sense that a main developer would display such absence when his partner Mike isn't?
     
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  2. AWS

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    Probably staying in the background. Did it at vbulletin and seems the same at xenforo.
     
  3. Chris Teriakis

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    What about if he is in holidays? He is not a robot to work 24/7/365. Right?
    ....or some other possibilities, happening to all humans that I don't like to list.
     
  4. GTB

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    Possible that is the case. Although at vBulletin he was an employee and not company owner. I don't think Mike was very active poster on the forums at vBulletin either from what I ever saw. Was talking about this same topic posted on XF Universe you replied to but the kids there couldn't handle discussion about it and thread banned me from the topic I started. Which is a bit ironic seeing as Sheldon dropped a hint about it on XenForo.com in his profile post made about Kier's absence (listed in my first post).

    But yes, I think what you say is the most plausible answer. He just doesn't like using the forums.
     
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  5. AWS

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    I am surprised that Sheldon thread banned you. He doesn't seem like the kind of admin that would do something like that.
     
  6. GTB

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    I was thread banned right after I made my last reply. Seems they want to discus the topic further without me being able to post further in it.

    Good luck to them, won't be bothering logging in there again.
     
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    Really, you might be surprised then to hear what Sandman told me in some emails swapped with one another about what Sheldon and that SneakyDave have been doing together using Twitter against The Admin Zone. Those two like to hide behind other accounts doing things like cowards, why Sheldon got himself into hot water already before with Adam. He is not what he seems, not from what I've been told.

    When he joined my forum before all he did was lurk "all day" logged in playing games same as other two Paul Ket and that Michie, they always came at same time together. Why I ended up just deleting their accounts and troll posts, couldn't be doing with them anymore and worse... they just don't know when to knock it on the head and stop playing their games, they will do it forever if you let them.
     
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    I only go by what I have seen from people and I have not seen Sheldon do anything that would lead to think he would do that. I know some people can appear good on most sites and then be someone different away from them. Sheldon doesn't strike me as one. He always says what he feels and stands behind it even when wrong.

    The other guy I don't know about. I've only seen his posts on here and a couple other sites and don't have any feel for what he is like. I have heard stories, but, have seen nothing from him that seems bad other than maybe an obsession with blowhard Adam Howard.
     
  9. GTB

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    Well according to Sandman both Sheldon and that SneakyDave was behind a twitter account called "Zend4Oh", or something named like that used to rubbish TAZ... among other things. Which I think got closed down after being reported, no doubt by Sandman I think. Never visited the twitter account in question, just going off what Sandman told me.
     
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    Well I logged in this morning to see if I could post a reply on XF Universe seeing as more comments aimed my way have been made since. I'm still thread banned from the topic and read what that XenBoost Mike Edge said.

    How pathetic that some have now resorted to bringing up my own forum in the topic on XF Universe (having nothing to do with it). I have not done anything with my forum for months, not even upgraded it to latest phpBB version and will be closed sooner or later. So he's wasting his time having a pop at my forum in a topic he knows I'm thread banned from. But coming from somebody like him who can't keep a site hosted online for longer than a week without any downtime... is pretty rich.

    Thing is as well. I agree that probably nothing has changed at XenForo... and as you (and they say) it's just Kier way of doing things. So in fact, I do agree with them all... when all said and done. Maybe they can accuse me of trolling "agreeing with them"? They should keep in mind also that Sheldon who runs XF Universe dropped his own comment first about Kier's absence in a profile post made on XenForo.com... something they appear to be overlooking on purpose. I know Mike Edge and SneakyDave are because they both commented on the profile post Sheldon made.

    I find it pretty lame that a forum thread bans you from a topic you started and still allows others to post their jibes aimed your way in it. This is exactly the same thing as what happened to Mark.B on TAZ. They thread banned him and then allowed others to carry on posting their slander aimed his way in a topic he started about his own forum. No wonder many people like myself and Mark that used post on actively on admin forums don't anymore.
     
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    I wouldn't expect that from there. You should be allowed to defend yourself or they should close the topic completely.
     
  12. Sheldon

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    My profile post is in jest. There was nothing serious about it. Two profile posts before that, it was questioned the status of who, when, why logged in, etc.

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    I questioned why anyone would be worrying about that. The "Seriously" is pure sarcasm.

    He is, I did not know about the thread ban until I read it as his own site. I have replied to him, as well as apologized.


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  13. Sheldon

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    I didn't. I want to make that clear.
     
  14. Sheldon

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    Twitter? I don't even use Twitter. Not sure what Howard thinks is going on in Twitter, but I don't have any part of it.

    Hot water with Adam? If you've noticed, not one single thing has come of that. Know why????? Nothing I did was wrong.

    I didn't lurk all day at your site. I posted over 400+ messages. We had several posts exchanged, I actually enjoyed seeing some of your opinions and thoughts on things. I didn't always agree, but sometimes I did. And I certainly wasn't there to "troll", there are plenty of other things I have to do that that. You even posted you thought I was there trolling (after a month or two registered there, and again, over +400 posts), and I defended myself because I simply knew it wasn't remotely close to true.

    I honestly see why I have slowly started stepping away from forums.
     
  15. GTB

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    As far as the twitter thing goes that is what I was told in an email from Howard. He is also reading this topic and what gets said in it, he emailed me yesterday about this topic saying he wouldn't have thread banned me from that topic on your forum - had it been posted on his from me. So... maybe he might come and comment himself (don't hold your breath though) of that happening.
     
  16. Sheldon

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    I'm not too concerned about his thoughts about me, nor do I care if he replies to me, about me, for me, whatever. He should, however, stop attempting to tie me into shit I have no part of. I have never once hidden my thoughts or opinions about anything, and I certainly don't plan on ever starting.
     
  17. GTB

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    He told me far more more than that at the time. Did you accuse him to others of not paying you a few hundred dollars for work done, that you did in fact get paid for?
     
  18. Sheldon

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    No, he paid me. I've never denied that, never accused him of not doing so.

    Perhaps "others" attempting to read something into what was said is the main issue. They shouldn't jump to their own conclusions.
     
  19. GTB

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    Ah well, not that it's any of my business anyway, nor do I really care what has gone on between you two. All very amusing the crap that get thrown around from people running forums. lmao!
     
  20. Sheldon

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    Agree.

    That's why I'm done with it.
     

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