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Has Tachy reached Coventry yet...??

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by valdet, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. valdet

    valdet Active Member

    Kier, what the story of Tachy? Real person or a local joke. Care to share what's the joke behind..??

    And needless to say it is such a great feature, that I wish there will be something similar on xF.
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  2. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Tachy was a real person, yes.
  3. valdet

    valdet Active Member

    Thanks, :)

    So why he needed to go to Coventry and analogy of the vB feature?
  4. Dereck

    Dereck Active Member


    Hahahaha I was once asked the same question about Coventry by my admin after seeing it in vB :D


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  5. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Tachy ran a rival site to mine way back when (don't ask which) and used to frequently lead raiding parties in to my forums to fill them with rubbish. Banning him didn't work, he just registered new accounts, so I needed a way to stop his c*** filling up the forums without him noticing. Hence the feature was born. The 'goes to Coventry' epithet comes from an English expression you can look up on Wikipedia.
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  6. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    OH Yeah i remember when that happened.
  7. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    I guess the lesson here is: Don't ever challenge a programmer on their own site? :p
  8. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

  9. Mr_Bob

    Mr_Bob Well-Known Member

    So, is this a feature of XF :D? I actually used it a few times over the years.
  10. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Its useful if combined with miserable users and multiple account detection.
  11. Allen

    Allen Active Member

    "Has Tachy reached Coventry yet...??"

    When I saw the title to this thread I about fell outta my chair laughing! :D
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  12. mjp

    mjp Well-Known Member

    Good question. Global ignore is a great tool.

    Just don't use it on me, you *******s.
  13. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Gods but I wish this was here :)
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  14. Paul M

    Paul M Well-Known Member

    Did Tachy ever realise what had happened to him ? Where is he now ?
  15. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Tachy had a relatively common name, so it's quite difficult to track down exactly what he's doing now. The last I really heard of him, he had a page up stating:

    'The purpose of this site is to show good artwork and also to piss off half the planet.'
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  16. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Right so Kier's to blame for this! Once had a member on one of my forums complaining that no one took any notice of him on the forums he previously posted at, which I put down to said member being overtly boring and obnoxious, we banned him but really wished our forum product had the Coventry feature. Did take time out to contact the other mod and ask how he got his members to ignore a member, hence found out about Coventry, simply an excellent idea for those irritating gits who keep re-joining after being banned. So is Xen getting this feature?
  17. swampfox

    swampfox Member

    Id love to use it more, but there are several problems with it that tip the user off

    1. threads dont bump to the top when they reply

    2. when they start a thread, other users can see its there but not the actual post, and usually say something

    3. if they have a lot of posts in one thread, there will be empty pages at the end of it
  18. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Does tachy know you are making money from his name lol? :D
  19. mjp

    mjp Well-Known Member

    That site is still there. Dusty, broken and half-mad.
  20. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    i found about this feature in vB rather late. found miserable user to be a better alternative. you still have to clean the mess left behind by the disgruntled member. but the concept is very nice!
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