smurfy

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smurfy
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Joined October 2007
Banned November 2016
Profile

smurfy was a user and Gold Member on the Facepunch Studios Forums, and is also the founder and admin of Wikipunch. He also founded the original Facepunch Wiki.

He was well-known for his Facepunch journalism and puns/jokes in titles of Sensationalist Headlines threads.

History

Sensationalist Headlines Double Post

On the 23rd of September, 2012, in a thread he created titled "China postpones ceremony to mark 40 years of relations with Japan due to anti-Japan protests",[1] it was derailed when Emperor Scorpious II double posted. When you reply to a thread after you've replied once already, if it is within two hours, the posts would merge into one as a result of the automerge system. A double post appearing, without that occurring nor another post separating them, was obviously a sight to behold.

Quickly after, Smurfy made a video mimicking a BBC news report,[2] which he edited in to the OP. Quickly after that, ThePinkPanzer created a news thread using the thread, a screenshot of the double post, and the video as a source. It was locked shortly after, with many users that posted in the thread being banned for posting in a troll thread.

Toxx and Subsequent Permaban

On the 17th of February, 2016, smurfy boldly made a toxx during the 2016 US presidental election, claiming that Donald Trump wouldn't win, going all in without introducing an escape clause.[3] He was permabanned on the 8th of November, 2016, as a result, to the dismay of many users that thought of him fondly.

References

  1. Sensationalist Headlines/Polidicks - China postpones ceremony to mark 40 years of relations with Japan due to anti-Japan protests: http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1213767
  2. Sensationalist Headlines/Polidicks - "China postpones ceremony to mark 40 years of relations with Japan due to anti-Japan protests" (post #26): http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1213767?p=37778347#post37778347
  3. Sensationalist Headlines/Polidicks - "Obama 'has faith' that America will not elect Trump" (post #57): http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1506572?p=49760473#post49760473