Previously, on MinerBumping... "Fun" Fin Udan was a man on a mission. For months, he'd dreamed of locking the New Order's IPO thread in the Market Discussions subforum on EVE-O. Now, posting as Rogue Halo, he'd found himself in a position to achieve his goal. Seemingly immune from the forum rules, he repeatedly lashed out against ISD members. But how long would his invulnerability last?
Rogue Halo's thread about the New Order "scam" had been moved from EVE General Discussion to Crime & Punishment. By now, Fin knew his thread was losing steam.
Fin was tired of dealing with random forum posters. They'd never join his cause. His true enemy, Fin realized, was the ISD. They were the ones who locked all his threads and deleted his posts. All while allowing the New Order IPO thread to remain active for four and a half years and counting!
Meanwhile, ISD Max Trix once again cleaned the New Order IPO thread by deleting Fin's rule-breaking posts. Since Fin was busy in Crime & Punishment, it took him a while to notice. When Fin finally did return, he wasn't happy:
Fin was frustrated. ISD Max Trix was able to delete all of Fin's posts, but for some reason couldn't ban him. In other words, it was a stalemate. The only way to break the deadlock was to take on the ISD member directly.
Fin posted a new thread in EVE General Discussion called "ISD Max Trix". He hoped to rally the community against the ISD member. Unfortunately, Max was right on his heels, locking the thread just two minutes later.
Running out of options, Fin went back to his "A scam in plain sight" thread in Crime & Punishment to complain about Max. The ISD member retaliated by locking that thread, too, "at the Community Team's request." Whoever the Community Team was, they apparently didn't have the authority to ban Fin. So where would he go next?
In an audacious move, Fin went to the one thread he knew wouldn't be locked: the New Order IPO thread. There, he came up with a new strategy. He would infiltrate the New Order by pretending to be pro-Saviour.
Time for a new thread. Fin posted "James315 Service to Eve Online" in Crime & Punishment. Fin hoped that the superficially friendly tone of the thread would keep it from being locked. At the same time, his subversive message could be spread to the community. Once they understood that the Saviour of Highsec was responsible for the decline in EVE subscriptions, it wouldn't be long before they took down the New Order IPO thread.
Danger! Although apparently he hadn't done enough yet to warrant even a 24-hour ban, Fin's forum activity was being closely watched by ISD Buldath. The ISD chieftain issued an explicit threat. Even so, one notes a touch of sympathy in ISD Buldath's message. He cautioned Fin, with genuine concern, that he wasn't helping his case. (As you'll recall, Fin's case included lines like, "So I will abuse you, you ISD moron, as much and as long as I like. Like I said, get on with banning me.")
Fin shrugged off the threat and renewed his complaints about forum moderation in a new thread, "My James 315 Thread", in Crime & Punishment. It was immediately locked before anyone could reply to it.
Now Fin had reached the limits of his patience.
Fin posted yet another thread, "A Message for ISD Buldath", in Crime & Punishment. Fin now saw ISD Max Trix as a mere cat's-paw of his true enemy, the final boss of EVE-O: ISD Buldath. Did he have the power to stop Fin?
Apparently so. Fin never posted on the forums again--not as Rogue Halo, Fun Fin, or Fin Udan. As for the Fin Udan character, it was once again biomassed. His great campaign failed: The New Order IPO thread still towers over the Market Discussions subforum. The threat having passed, all EVE-O could now breathe a sigh of relief.
There are those who say that Fin Udan isn't truly permabanned from EVE-O. They say he's still out there somewhere, watching, waiting... And that one day, he will come back for his revenge.