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Old 12-17-2008, 11:22 PM
noborders noborders is offline
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Default why was Polonaise's account disabled ???

This came all of a sudden, I saw his last photo about one hour ago, was busy with other things and then Pfffft ! all his photos have simply vanished, his account 'disabled' !

Without any explanation nor farewell, our George Grabarczyk (Polonaise) is out.

It's not his style to leave that way and I guess that I won't be the only one to ask what happened to him. He had more than 500 photos here, was here since a long time so it is a great loss to the members who care about people photography.

I really feel very sorry for this. He was giving a breathing energy into this site which will not be the same from now on.

Can someone give a valid explanation ?
He won't even be able to intervene here and to tell us what happened to him !
Not a glorious day for TE !
:((((

(Could this be temporary, I wonder ?
Is this a bad joke ?)

I'd like the photos back !!!
I want his shark back ! And his photos full of humor, and the ones that were so moving

Not ashamed to be one of his fan...
I'll miss him and might leave for good, specially if no explanation is given !

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Moderator note - it's only a 7-day ban for Polonaise and ScottHale not permanent ban. They are baiting and fighting publicly and it's affecting the tone of the site.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:26 PM
Clairedelune Clairedelune is offline
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Default Re: why was Polonaise's account disabled ???

I'm in shock! I just can't believe this!
I'm mad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:26 PM
ninaL ninaL is offline
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Default Re: why was Polonaise's account disabled ???

J'ai posť la mÍme question dans le post au-dessus du tien, ne je comprends RIEN !
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:54 PM
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Default Re: why was Polonaise's account disabled ???

... What now ? Que dire, que faire ? I guess we can only protest loudly & vehemently !

I too am shocked and sad - so sad for him but also sad for all the members who cared for his work (more than 300 persons had taken him as a favorite member) !

All his images posted with care, sometimes with obstination and representing such a big work, all this has disappeared with the simple click of a mouse !

Really, I'll miss his photos... all the infectuous smiles included ! And his great hospital series and all the other ones...

I cannot believe it, did not think that such a thing could happen !
This was done absolutely out of the blue without any warning (to us at least),

Now I'm feeling totally disgusted,

This is just a shame. For all of us.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:57 PM
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310 members, exactly, had taken him as a favorite member, yes !!!
I WANT all his photographs back !
I can't stay on TE without photographs of Polonaise !
I protest against his disabled account !!!

TE without Polonaise is no my TE.
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:26 AM
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Default Re: why was Polonaise's account disabled ???

it doesn't seem like him to leave just like that. of, if that's some moderator initiative: I PROTEST! must be a really, really stupid mistake, which I only hope can be reverse... IMNAAHO, this place will not be the same without George. period!

otherwise, I hope he's alright.
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:34 AM
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Default Re: why was Polonaise's account disabled ???

This really is a shock...and absolutely terrible if it was done intentionally by TE. This is not good news for TE members, (including George), right before the holidays... :-(
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:01 AM
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Yes, oh, YES!!! This really is crazy! And why? I don't understand. A great artist like the Polonaise? A mystery, but a bad mystery!
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:01 AM
cyrrhus cyrrhus is offline
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Default Re: why was Polonaise's account disabled ???

? I can't believe it either.
I hope he did it by mistake... but, knowing him, it is hard to believe.
His last message (on the previous thread about stolen desktop image) does not give us a clue.

He is such a defender of democracy and freedom of expression... he cannot have left without a message and a good sense of humor.

If he has been censored... it probably means for me and many friends the end of the TE family.

Eric /.
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:01 AM
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Default Re: why was Polonaise's account disabled ???

No matter how that makes me sad, I really hope that it was him who disabled it or it was caused by a technical issue or an involuntary action form a moderator, because if he was deliberately banned, it's really something that must infuriate us all, namely because it would be the last straw of the bad things that have been happening lately which I am sure that contribute much to so many members leaving and even more diminishing their participation.

Can anyone contact him to try understanding what happened?

Like Catherine said, it's not a good day for TE, no sir!
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