View Full Version : A Public Apology Regarding The News Articles

Crimson Ridley
11-29-2011, 01:11 PM
Hello everyone,

Many of you may have been offended by what seems to be myself in the news articles. Namely, the article about the Skyrim patch.

I would like to apologise for this, as the user going by the name Callum x36Oa is not me. This is an impersonator, who normally posts under the name Axelrod.

Axelrod has been stalking me in news articles for a couple of months now, insulting me at every opportunity and generally making things uncomfortable for other members. Recently, they have created a profile similar to my own, with a "O" instead of the usual zero. This user also has zero posts while I have 4,709.

A few members have commented back to this user, thinking it was me and really laying in to them. I would just like to set the record straight that this person is not me and that I had no idea - until today - that this was happening.

I have reported the user as well as myself for retaliating to him - and possibly causing this all to happen - to the admin of the website, in the hopes that I can finally have him removed and can comment, along with other members, on the news items in peace.

Again, please accept my apologies for this user and if you had any kind of respect for myself, please do not let this user fool you.

Thank you.

EDIT: He's now made another account, using a capital "I" instead of an "L". In the comments though, it shows up exactly how my name is spelled.

11-29-2011, 01:41 PM
This person must really dislike you to really spend all this time and effort to insult you. Or he just has too much time and nothing else to do.

Crimson Ridley
11-29-2011, 01:45 PM
I have no idea, but it is really getting on my nerves now. I'm trying not to let it affect me but I have to constantly tell people in the comments that it isn't me, when he's flaming people and games that people enjoy. It's hard enough that I can't say anything back to him, without having the whole site despise me.

11-29-2011, 01:57 PM
Have to give the guy some credit, it's a lot more effort and more creative than most trolls go to the trouble of lol. Must be hella annoying though, can you not just boot and IP ban him or something?

Crimson Ridley
11-29-2011, 02:01 PM
Have to give the guy some credit, it's a lot more effort and more creative than most trolls go to the trouble of lol. Must be hella annoying though, can you not just boot and IP ban him or something?

I'll give him his credit; it is succeeding. It's making me very uncomfortable and angry. Like I said, people have tried it before but hadn't gotten quite as far as this. I think the mods will eventually do something like that, as this kind of thing just isn't fair.

Grifter Reborn
11-29-2011, 02:12 PM
Well, for starters, the trolls on the news articles is why I stopped reading comments in the news section and came to the forums where it's more like a "family and friends" feel to it. Bravo for your admitting that you bit on his trolling (which means your human ;)) and apologizing for it. I hope it gets resolved quickly and your still a productive member of this community when the dust settles. Here's hoping to happier days on the horizon. Cheers. :drunk

Nozza XBA
11-29-2011, 02:23 PM
As much as you feel the need to and I accept, you don't need to apologies mate!

I'm exactly the same as you and I also find it hard to keep my mouth shut or not defend myself. This kid is just either really bored and doesn't give to craps or is generally a "special" person.

I retaliated yesterday a few time in the "Top 20" feed, but this was the first I'd seen or heard of him. I not leave it, but I can see how it's annoying with him making a fake account under your name and people not noticing the slight differences.

I'd be doing the same thing in posting and defending myself and letting others no it was not actually me saying those things. I think after all that has happened over the last lot of days, people can see that.

I will though like to say I'm quite saddened that it has gone on for this long and nothing has happened. Now I came in on this only yesterday and a LOT of stuff has happened in the 2 days I've been here. I mean 95+ posts of arguments.

Now you say it's been going on a week... Come guys. If I ever did meat him/her. The stuff they've done and said, I'd punch them in the face!

11-29-2011, 03:09 PM
There is much truth in the saying "ignore them and they will go away." Sadly, it takes a great deal of resolve to ignore them. I would probably have bitten too.

Anyways, I think most people have realised by now that it isn't you.

Nozza XBA
11-29-2011, 03:33 PM
This just in. I think we're all sorted now!

He posted again in the new feed and luckily Webb posted, so I grabbed his attention to the fake Callum and all the other alter-ego's matter and he's sorting it now!

Say bye bye everyone!

Big Stoz
11-29-2011, 03:37 PM
This just in. I think we're all sorted now!

He posted again in the new feed and luckily Webb posted, so I grabbed his attention to the fake Callum and all the other alter-ego's matter and he's sorting it now!

Say bye bye everyone!

Good work sir :woop:

11-29-2011, 03:38 PM
I just had a look at basically all the recent news articles and their comments. My lord! What is the point?

I know I'm new-ish to these forums, but I've seen you around the forums Callum and you seem like a pretty nice, friendly guy (no homo).

Unfortunately this CalIum/AxelRod/whatever the hell he'll be tomorrow is just a low life. Wouldn't let him get to you like he does. He'll be reading this and all the responses in the news articles and will be laughing as he chokes on his doritoes in a room full of posters of half-naked porn actresses with his mother reminding him to keep the noise down - hugging his plush dinosaur he calls Fiona. (sorry, I got a little carried away there...)

11-29-2011, 03:55 PM
He sure is persistent. He has just created a new account:


Though it looks like Axelrod in the forum section.

11-29-2011, 03:57 PM
Sorry, couldn't resist....

A ZombieTwinkie
11-29-2011, 04:25 PM
TBH, I hadn't even realized that this was going on. Probably because I really only skim the comments in the News Articles. So much anymore it's 'fanoby this' or 'your opinion doesn't count' or some other BS.

As for the other kid, dude has to be incredibly bent out of shape over something you've done/said/mentioned before, or is just one of those who like to tarnish other peoples names. I've been around for awhile now, and can't recall you saying anything bad about people. Though I could be wrong, we all get our 2 in about people now and then (I know I have once or twice).

As Nozza said, I don't think you need to apologize about this, but it's good knowing you want everyone to know you're not going around spouting off at the mouth... Well, keyboard in this case, and being a doucher. Hopefully all gets settled soon. But if he keeps making accounts, hopefully they can somehow get rid of this kid for good.

Angry Tom
11-29-2011, 04:35 PM
Backtrace that shit and call the cyber police.

There are consequences for this type of crap.

11-29-2011, 08:58 PM
WTF... this dude definately has a hard on for you. The way I see it- you've made your line in the sand, notify the admins, made a public statement etc. You should be good to those that actually frequent this website on a daily basis and know who you are.

I really hope the guy drops this petty high school drama shit soon... until then....


11-29-2011, 09:04 PM
Wow, I had no clue this was even gone. Sorry you have been experiencing this problem, it must really be annoying as hell. Axelrod sounds like an assclown without any goals in life... Pathetic. Stick it to him keep banning his ass, little kids like Axelrod need to die slow.

[Waggly Bean]
11-29-2011, 09:17 PM
Aw I missed the fun!

Wish I'd seen what some of the comments said... you know, just because I'm nosey! :p

I seem to remember this sort of thing happening previously with a few people (Pants and jackanape come to mind) - it really does make you wonder why people bother, seeing as it only gets deleted anyway. :rolleyes:

11-30-2011, 01:38 AM
Kid's a troll with nothing better to do I found myself reading the articles of the past few days and noticing he's been attempting to troll. Obviously has nothing better to do...

11-30-2011, 01:52 AM
Sad,sad,sad, that someone can do all this to harass one,
but hey he is really jealous of you for some reason, I guess you got an internet lover lol.

Inebriated Jedi
11-30-2011, 03:46 AM
Wow, what a loser. Good riddance.

11-30-2011, 04:13 AM
Wow the internet is a crazy place...people impersonating people whats next machines impersonating people. Sad that whoever it is doesn't realize how much time they are wasting trying to harass you when they could be doing something productive.