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# Ira Has Been Kidnapped

Dec 7th, 2013, 04:01 PM
#21

Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 46,084
Please give my regards to ira if you communicate with him and tell him we think this must all be a terrible mistake.
Dec 7th, 2013, 04:05 PM
#22

Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 32,129
Watt TF is going on?

Dec 7th, 2013, 04:29 PM
#23

Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 441
Ira certainly can't be banished. We love Ira and his book full of knowledge. He is a Fodor institution.
Dec 7th, 2013, 04:47 PM
#24

Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,063
Bring Ira back.
He is a wealth of information and one of the most civilized and helpful of all the posters..
Dec 7th, 2013, 05:44 PM
#25

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 67
oh no!!! bring Ira back
Dec 7th, 2013, 05:52 PM
#26

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 4,108
Let's all start banging on a pan with a wooden spoon and chanting, "We want Ira!!!!" at 9 a.m. EST tomorrow morning.

Maybe the powers that be will hear us and look into this! If Ira is banned what hope is there for most of us?!
Dec 7th, 2013, 06:03 PM
#27

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 6,208
I don't get what is going on.

And I am sober.

Why would ira be banned?

That is just something out of Macbeth.

Thin
Dec 7th, 2013, 06:08 PM
#28

Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 9,335
This is so nuts. I depend on advice from Ira in many areas of Europe and he always seems helpful and generous. What is going on?
Dec 7th, 2013, 06:23 PM
#29

Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,521
Barnaby, go find your companion and bring him back quickly. He is already missed.
Dec 7th, 2013, 08:50 PM
#30

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 6,208
How will we find ira in the silva rerum of Fodorville?

Thin
Dec 7th, 2013, 10:25 PM
#31

Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 17,154
This is obviously doolally. Though, in fairness to the mods, ira's prose can be - well, let's say quirky - from time to time. It wouldn't be at all surprising if some phrase (or accidental mis-type) ticked an "nuke immediately" box on some automatic monitoring system.

What would be surprising, though, would be if anyone in Modland was awake, functioning and able to take a decision over a weekend .

Let's ALL tick the yellow triangle on this post, complain to the mods that a rogue mod is trying to destroy the forum and suggest they de-kidnap ira (and restore his earlier posts) as soon as they get back from their weekend
Dec 8th, 2013, 01:59 AM
#32

Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,154
Bring back Ira!
Dec 8th, 2013, 06:37 AM
#33

Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 299
Ira? Banned? Cant believe it!
Dec 8th, 2013, 07:37 AM
#34

Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 9,408
Ira's been on here almost as long as I have. He should not be banned and I'm sure he will be back shortly.

How did I miss his Sicily pictures? Where are they????
Dec 8th, 2013, 07:54 AM
#35

Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 16,627
What did he do?????
Dec 8th, 2013, 07:55 AM
#36

Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 16,627
More to the point, are any of us safe?
Dec 8th, 2013, 07:58 AM
#37

Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 32,527
Quite a few people have been caught in the Fodor's software when they can't get something to post. If you click submit several times in a row thinking it's not working or start multiple threads within a few minutes. Cigalechanta's had this happen several times. Of course, it doesn't seem to ever catch the real spammers that are advertising.

Not sure you will get a response on the weekend to this problem. Perhaps Monday morning will work better.
Dec 8th, 2013, 08:25 AM
#38

Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 15,293
The same happened to me several weeks ago as kyb described. I simply contacted the fodor's gods and was reinstated immediately with an explanation that my post hit the spam filter so I was was automatically banished.
Dec 8th, 2013, 08:31 AM
#39

Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 23,442
Sometime a few days ago, Ira started a thread and it disappeared pretty quickly. No question it was going to cause a riotous thread among participants who would react. I assumed that he had second thoughts about it and had asked to have it deleted. Wonder if that played into it?
Dec 8th, 2013, 08:33 AM
#40

Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 23,442
oppps ... don't think anyone had responded (when I read it) but it did make me smile ....