Gerard
Years ago

Censorship

I am not allowed to question the advertising on this site ?????????????????

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Gerard  
Years ago

Do not have problem with your advertising but might pay to not use the adult advertising on Junior and womens areas

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

What exactly was your problem with the advertising? Your vague ramblings remind me of a man on a park bench in Hurtle square arguing with the feeding pigeons.

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Gerard  
Years ago

Jack yesterday when I went to some of the posts in the womens and juniors there was advertising for sex dating sites with semi naked women if that is acceptable for women and children in your house I am glad I dont live there

I am no prud but lets have respect for women and children

It seems to have been cleaned up after I posted a thread which nevr hit the many page hence my Censorship question

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

It sounded like it was an issue like that, but your original post did not make it clear.

Seems half the advertising on the net is for dating sites etc

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Gerard  
Years ago

Agree but site should be careful where they place them ....I note pics missing today

When I question in my original post the post was censored

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

Didn't see the original post, but when you say censored, you mean deleted

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Gerard  
Years ago

No one seen the original post deleted before hit the main screen

Hence my question

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Muzz Buzz  
Years ago

Gerard this lady will answer your question

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Mr Henderson strikes again!

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Gerard  
Years ago

Muzz Buzz what planet do you live on

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FM  
Years ago

You make a post complaining about some of the advertising. One of the Mods sees your posts, fixes up your complaints then deletes the post.

What is wrong with that? Saves the next Mod coming in and spending half their day looking for something that no longer exists.

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Gerard  
Years ago

If someone had answer as you have when I posted 1st post this post would not exist

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The Situation  
Years ago

Big deal, you saw an ad on the Internet. I don't think it was deliberately placed in the section you saw, and the rant about it is drawing even more attention to the "offensive" ad.

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Gerard  
Years ago

The Situation

The point of the post was are we allowed freedom of speech with allows us all to question things

But if you are willing to give up that right then we might as well become a Communist State

What is it to be The Situation


P.S The situation you may have no morals or principals but I do

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The Situation  
Years ago

Kinda funny you talk about freedom of "speech" when communication clearly isn't your strong point.

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Gerard  
Years ago

The Situation

The people who needed to understand understood and have taken action

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PlaymakerMo  
Years ago

Derp.

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Speed44  
Years ago

We aren't guaranteed "Freedom of Speech" in Australia. Just putting it out there.

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K  
Years ago

Doesn't Google adsense / adchoices etc.. work on an algorythym which profiles your "search" behaviour online and put ads on your screen that reflect what you search for and sites you use? For example if you search or use a dating site or porn sites, that may change what ads you see on other sites, because they think they are catering for a user who cant get laid without the internet dating, or watches to much porn online. Can anyone confirm that to be the way it works ? :)

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Beekayz  
Years ago

@K So that means Gerard...... ;)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Gerard, some keywords are blocked to limit spam. You might've used one. If you have a concern, why not email the site owner rather than start one thread, then another?!

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Clem Scott  
Years ago

Thankyou @K that is totally correct. Lets say you wish to purchase a camera so you do your research online. Later you will notice that when you visit new, unassociated sites, advertising for the product you searched for will follow you to these new sites.
ie. checking the results on sportingpulse and there, amazingly is my camera;

Remember: Whenever you point your finger at someone, there are three pointing right back at you.

Delete your search history and the dirty ads and ladies will magically disappear.

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Beekayz  
Years ago

Notice that since this has come to light, Gerard has been strangely absent.

Best thread ever!

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The Situation  
Years ago

He's been busy whacking it to internet ads.

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Gerard  
Years ago

wow censorship again I answer and say about you all judging me and it get deleted

You all must be protected in SA

Little minds little bodies

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Anonymous  
Years ago

always the victim Gerard

I'm sure Isaac is working overtime on your bleating

or did you just forget to hit the sticky return button after typing?

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Gerard  
Years ago

You are such a child Anon grow up

Why dont you expose the real you instead of hiding

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Typical Gerard. Always wanting people to expose themselves on the internet for his pleasure.

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Gerard  
Years ago

You have just confirmed what I thought you are the wanker as that is what you always seem to have on your mind

I am yet to see one positive comment from you on this site

the reason for my original post was because m grand daughter came onto this site using her own school laptop

She love basketball and she was exposed to the advertising

if you think that is acceptable then you are a low life

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DB5  
Years ago

No idea what advertising is being referred to there is only google and hoops anytime I log in?

I think those dating things are pop ups..maybe don't allow pop ups on your computer?

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Gerard  
Years ago

Thanks DB5 finally someone has given me some sound advise

I am older and not great with computers

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Beekayz  
Years ago

"wow censorship again I answer and say about you all judging me and it get deleted "

Nobodies judging you Gerard.
You can whack off to whatever you want.

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Gaylord Focker  
Years ago

lol! Awesome thread!!

K and Clem Scott are correct btw. Your own internet history triggers targeted advertising on certain sites. Some sites are exempt, but no idea which ones or why.

From a source who works in advertising sales at Google head office in Sydney.

Thats a big self-facial Gerard.

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Gerard  
Years ago

Well focker all I can say is that my 10 year old grand daughters baketball coach must be really sick as that who she got the computer from ....

Are all you people involved in basketball that sick that you know so much about those said sites

You are all barking up the wrong tree and my how you all defend each other

I was only looking out for my grand daughter but if thats the way this site is then maybe I should move on

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The Situation  
Years ago

Kids shouldn't be using the internet unsupervised.

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DB5  
Years ago

Gerard maybe using the link to contact a moderator might have been a better option to find out the answer to your query?

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The Situation  
Years ago

Gerard, have you never watched pornography?

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DB5  
Years ago

Now why go and bag this site??

The moderators do a great (albeit painful) job of getting rid of a lot of the stupid off topic abusive threads on here.

And seriously is a dating site sick?? this is 2013 the age of the internet for anything..sheesh

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Dunkin' Dan  
Years ago

Targeted advertsising sounds right as the first ad on my page is for "Flight Centre Online", and earlier today I was surfing the Qantas and Webjet websites looking up flights to Europe.

But let's not jump to conclusions about the types of sites Gerard visits to trigger the advertising he is seeing. eg. Maybe his wife uses the same computer and it is her surfing habits resulting in those ads ;)

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DB5  
Years ago

Let's not have Gerard jump to conclusions that this site is terrible and everyone is filthy on it either hey? Not really a need for that when some are trying to assist him/her.

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The Situation  
Years ago

I'm so Ger-hard right now.

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Gerard  
Years ago

Let me answer the questions

No I have never watched Porn dont need to I am happly married and dont need to watch it

Contacting medeator ..they explained to me which I accepted but then certain people started attacking me

Should dating site ads be acceptable on Junior sites and womens site It seems the medeator agrees with me and has blocked them

The Situation she was not using it unsupervised that is how I knew about I was supervising her ...pity when children cannot go on a basketball site what has the world come too

Once a upon a time basketball was a great sport for everyone and everyone respected

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Dunkin' Dan  
Years ago

Ooh, the happily married game. Let me play!

I have never watched any of the Lord Of The Rings movies because I am happily married and don't need them.
I have never read the bible because I am happily married and don't need to.
I haven't eaten at McDonalds for well over 5 years because I am happily married and don't need to.

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DB5  
Years ago

I still respect basketball, it's a great game.
Just don't appreciate a great site being ridiculed for a couple of small ads.
Like I said block your pop ups or like someone else said delete your searching history.

You may even enjoy Hoops SA!

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paul  
Years ago

If you were happily married you wouldnt be on this site because you wouldnt need any more arguments...

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Gerard  
Years ago

Guys thank you for being so kind to me

I have really enjoyed being bullied by all of you

This is my last post on this topic and the last time I will check what you are all writing

I will sleep tonight knowing I have been true to my morals and principles

I will not be on for 6 days as that is when I get out of hospital after my operation tomorrow

So gentlemen I hope you find someone else to bully
best of luck guys

Bye
Everyone

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The Situation  
Years ago

Are you having penis enlargement surgery? Cos you can get tablets for that. You'd know that if you paid attention to the ads.

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this thread is too funny

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The situation why dont you go and fuck yourself you arse wipe

Hope one day you get hit by a truck

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The Situation  
Years ago

Thanks Gerard.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Not Gerard you arse wipe just someone who is sick of arse holes like you who dont have anything else in their life but to bully people

Try bullying me you little soft cock wanker

I am bit tougher than Gerard

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Anonymous  
Years ago

^^ That must be Gerard's granddaughter.

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The Situation  
Years ago

Ok, anon, consider yourself bullied. I hereby bully thee!

Now what?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Come on guys try bulling me name is Ryan I am so sick of you tough guys having a go at people like gerard he offered to bow out but you keep going

Let me know where you live arse wipes and I will come to you and we can see how tough you lot are

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The Situation  
Years ago

Seriously...

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mimas20  
Years ago

Does Gerard really think anyone is dumb enough to think the above posts are not from him?

Gerard, you win the d-head award for 2013, and it's only February. Well done.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

come on tough guys let me know where i want a piece of all of you

come on tough guys dont hide now

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The Situation  
Years ago

Ryan/Gerard, do you come on all guys, or just tough guys?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Come on you little cock sucker I have given you my name expose yourself like you do to the little girls at the basketball stadiums

You are a weak little boys

lets meet and I will punch the living fuck out of you like one of your type did to my little brother

Come on arse wipe tell me where you are so I can track you down
Anyone else want to try me also as I am now pissed you you fuck wits

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Anonymous  
Years ago

what have all you arse wipes gone to bed or has your mummies called you for tea

come on soft cocks you have all gone quiet

Not so tough now are you

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The Situation  
Years ago

We're all extremely scared of some guy threatening us over the Internet.

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Isaac  
Years ago

(Gerard and abusive anon, same IP as some of you suspected.)

Can't speak for other mods, but I haven't deleted anything - currently overseas without regular Internet access. Gerard, if you haven't already, you can contact me about your concerns. Might've been more practical than a public thread or jumping to the "censorship" conclusion. You might've seen spam before it got deleted, or contextual advertising which I can block if it's brought to my attention by email.

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meo  
Years ago

No soft cocks around here mate, there is porn advertising on this site. we arent married so we have to get enjoyment somewhere

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Beekayz  
Years ago

"No I have never watched Porn dont need to I am happly married and dont need to watch it"

Maybe you should, 'cos you seem very frustrated.

It can be very educational. Maybe if you'd broadened your horizons your wife wouldn't have left you for your granddaughter's basketball coach.

LOL at someone posting as 'Anonymous' I mean 'Gerard' I mean 'Ryan' and calling other people out.

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Beekayz  
Years ago

"(Gerard and abusive anon, same IP as some of you suspected.)"

This really is the best thread ever.

First busted for the porn.
Then busted for the multiple identities.
What's next?

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Dunkin' Dan  
Years ago

Gerard/Ryan/Cowardly Anon, I suggest you post in the Community Ownership thread from now on. The way you have been so completely owned by the Hoops.com.au community is inspirational.

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KracKa BballiN'  
Years ago

Wow...

And same ip....makes it even better...

Funny as...

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TR  
Years ago

An early candidate for 'Thread of the Year'...

I applaud you Gerard, made my shitty day a whole lot better..

Crying in laughter..

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The Situation  
Years ago

It can't be the same person. Ryan said he was a bit tougher than Gerard. Why would someone say they aren't someone if they wanted someone else to not know that the someone they were pretending not to be was a different someone?

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Beekayz  
Years ago

If I wasn't such "a weak little boys" I would say that this is already Thread of The Year.

I mean really, what could top it?

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Multiple personalities, and one being tougher than the other.

Maybe the operation is to fix up Gerard's jaw after Ryan broke it in a fight they had.

Lolz

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Just to reaffirm the "algorithm" side of things, fiancée and I been looking at buying cars on various websites on this IPad....

Adverts as I type are for Peugeot, VW and Great Wall. (She got a BMW and I bought a Subaru.)

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

There is some truth to the algorithm. With all the fuss with the Solar mob, I clicked on their website to see if they still had the Sixers logo on it (which they did) and then every website I clicked on had the "Unleash Solar" ad come up.

I then cleared all the cache and haven't had one of their ads since - not even on the porn sites I visit.

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The Situation  
Years ago

I keep getting ads for Dr Gerard Ryan's School for Modern Morality.

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DB5  
Years ago

Ahhh the good old same IP.
That ol' chestnut hey...never stops being funny..

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paul  
Years ago

"I keep getting ads for Dr Gerard Ryan's School for Modern Morality."

It's actually a film school, and all the porn actors wear condoms.

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Gaylord Focker  
Years ago

Thread of the year! Pickles ex housemate..."Multiple personalities, one being tougher than the other!" lmfao!! He must be kickin his own ass atm!

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Mystro  
Years ago

great topic, had me in stitches

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Isaac  
Years ago

Go easy guys.

Contextual ads can mean that a page about "women" (e.g., female basketball) will serve ads about women, which can include dating site ads. I don't think AdWords will serve more adult-oriented ads as Gerard mentioned, but ads for international dating sites can present a busty-but-clothed photo and are hardly ideal for a WNBL topic. Perfectly valid complaint and when I get better net access I'll try to blacklist these categories in AdSense. Censorship of ads, hmmm.

As has already been covered, the cry of censorship is a bit off track. The only way a post is not shown before even a user or moderator can see it is if a keyword or something else is blacklisted. It's automatic.

So Gerard was right to try to raise these ads as inappropriate, but probably a bit misguided to do it via the forum, quick to claim some sort of censorship of this specific issue without understanding the site, and wrong to bring in attack dog Ryan.

Gerard, in the future, you'll get better results just contacting me via the site's contact form rather than taking to the forum to claim censorship of your interest in, err, censoring ads.

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DB5  
Years ago

Which is what a few of us said at the top of the thread..

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paul  
Years ago

Go easy on him Isaac, I imagine it would be hard to operate the contact form with sticky fingers.

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The Situation  
Years ago

Or with his 10 year old grand-kid sitting on his lap.

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Beekayz  
Years ago

@The Situation You're a habitual line stepper!

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The Situation  
Years ago

Correct.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I'm not sure about censorship but the constant flood of spam threads with links to Russian prostitute sites on Hoops today must be a worry.

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Today, it's Optus (current phone provider), Honda, and an ad about advertising!

Be interested to know if Hoops weekly hit count goes up substantially. My fiancée was going to mention it to a guy at work who coaches... So that possibly one extra hit. I mentioned it to three PE guys at my work, that possibly 4...

Anyone else share the thread with friends offline?

Isaac, can you monitor weekly hit count for the corresponding period starting with Gerrard/Ryan's post in this thread for one week period, and compare with the same period last year?

Big ask, but I'm curious.

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The Situation  
Years ago

I've only ever seen ads for the uniform place and nbl.tv. Are we talking about the banners at the top of this page?

And dumb question possibly, because I don't know much about these algorithms, but does other peoples google searching influence what ads I will see?

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shin splints  
Years ago

Pickles,
I don't know you, and I am probably on the other side of the country, but your continual references to your fiance reminded me of this clip:





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Beekayz  
Years ago

I'm seeing adverts for 30% off Personal Training courses ('cos I was looking at threads on different forums about people crapping on Goodlife Gym Personal Trainers)

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Isaac  
Years ago

Situation, those ads are fixed. e.g., I have specific arrangements with Dunk and NBL.TV (referral in the second case). The ads Gerard is probably referencing are the AdSense ads amongst the posts (there will be a link saying AdChoices below them) and might be blocked for anyone using an ad-blocker.

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The Situation  
Years ago

Ah, those. I don't have them blocked but I pay that little attention to them that I never notice them. Mine is currently for the WA state election.....shit, now Ryan knows where I live.

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

don't start your car . . . .

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Beekayz  
Years ago

@Shin Splints Was never the biggest Seinfeld fan, but that clip makes me want to go back and watch every episode again!

@The Situation You have six days to move states before Ryan wheels Gerard out of hospital, after his *cough* operation, or else there will be hell to pay!

*sigh* I am strangely comforted to know that Gerard will always have Ryan, nearby, to look after him.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

it just gets bigger and better with every post

this thread has become one for the ages..

please come back Gerard/Ryan/Anon..

your personality disorders are most welcome

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BigAds  
Years ago

ok, there seems to be a tonne of action in old threads right now involving someone trying to advertise bridal gowns...........Gerard/Ryan....Situation???????

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Gerard has actually taken out a restraining order against Ryan, so it won't be Ryan wheeling him out of the hospital.

The happily married wife, perhaps?

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The Teacher  
Years ago

Actually Gerard, as this is a privately owned and operated forum, freedom of speech does not apply. If your post is deemed by the owner/operator, or any of their delegtes to not conform to the standards of their establishment, or if it is totally irrelevant, they have every right to delete it. Sort of the internet version of "you aint coming in here wearing those shoes" said by a burly 6'2 bouncer.

Get over it.

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The Teacher  
Years ago

Serves me right for posting before reading to the end of the thread.


Seriously, one of the best threads in like FOREVER!

I want to meet Gerard, he sounds like a nice moral guy, but Ryan....he is seriously one crazy dude.

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Beekayz  
Years ago

@Pickles ex-housemate Lazy goddamn granddaughter! Won't even wheel him out of hospital :(

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DB5  
Years ago

Jack that's gold mate.. Especially if The Situation has been to the races that day...

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The Teacher  
Years ago

Granddaughter is probably busy looking at coaches porn that he left on the computer!

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The Situation  
Years ago

DB5, I don't gamble because I find that it leaves my web pages inundated with ads which get in the way of looking at hot Russian sluts.

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Beekayz  
Years ago

Well that's sorted then!

Coach doesn't have a laptop anymore so he'll have the time to wheel Gerard out of hospital.

Unless Gerard's still pissed at coach for introducing his granddaughter to porn.

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