Previously, on MinerBumping... Self-styled market guru Fin Udan shattered the tranquility of the Market Discussions subforum by demanding CCP remove its most legendary thread: the Halaima MinerBumping IPO thread, which has recorded New Order economic victories since 2012. When his request was denied and his off-topic posts were removed by ISD, Fin created two new attack threads, both of which were locked.
Fin's strategy evolved. He opened yet another thread in Market Discussions. Fin confessed that his past transgressions were driven by emotion rather than reason, but now claimed he would come up with logic-based justifications for the exact same attacks.
Once again, Fin failed to persuade his fellow Market Discussions posters. He complained about MinerBumping's use of chat logs. (Of course, if MinerBumping didn't use chat logs, people like Fin would be the first to demand chat logs be produced as evidence of the things I write.) In any event, Fin promised that if CCP allowed MinerBumping to exist, this would be his final post on the matter.
Minutes later, Fin broke his promise. When CCP locked his third thread, Fin opened a fourth, with the misleading title "Praise James." Fin excerpted Part 3 of the "Call in the Kevlary" series. Although Fin had complained endlessly about the fact that MinerBumping, a site that quotes chat logs, is linked in the Halaima IPO thread, Fin directly quoted chat logs in his own posts.
Something was happening to Fin Udan. Gone were his paragraphs and punctuated sentences. He was approaching the brink. A transformation was about to occur. When Fin's fourth thread was locked, he returned to the New Order thread--with a vengeance.
Fin Udan was a changed man. No longer bound by the rules of polite society, Fin revealed his true nature. He leveled a frightful series of accusations.
The new Fin took no prisoners. As ISD Fractal began removing his posts (along with other posters' stunned reactions), Fin dropped an F-bomb. By cursing at an ISD member, Fin had committed an offense that could easily earn him a permanent ban from the EVE forums.
Quoting himself for posterity, Fin demanded to know how much ISD Fractal was being paid by the Saviour of Highsec. Outrageous!
ISD Max Trix intervened. Pay careful attention to the rules quoted by Max. Note the phrase "zero tolerance policy" and the statement that "Players who attack or abuse... ISD volunteers will be permanently banned from the EVE Online forums" (emphasis mine). Fin's fate was sealed.
Fin remained defiant. He dared the ISD to ban him, as the rules required.
The minutes ticked by, but Fin was still able to post. With time on his hands, Fin cited very unconvincing evidence that I'm a bully.
Yet again he demanded to know the going rate for an ISD bribe. He was absolutely convinced that the ISD was biased against him, yet his continued ability to post suggested otherwise.
I've been known to say a few words, thank you very much.
ISD Max Trix updated his post to announce that he was still removing spam. Each time Fin Udan posted a new reply, it was deleted. Then, finally, Fin went silent.
Fin's efforts to shut down the New Order failed. EAT ATTiC corporation showed its support by purchasing 1.315 billion isk worth of shares. As always, the New Order emerged victorious, and its enemy Fin Udan was vanquished. Fin's egregious misconduct guaranteed that the anti-Code poster was permanently banned from the forums.
Or was he?
To be continued...