Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 12:25 pm
Here's one I've been wondering for awhile. When I first joined this forum, several years ago, Craven De Kere was the apparent owner of a2k, or, at least, the chief admin. I assumed that it was his Web site. He doesn't seem to have posted here in years, as far as I can tell. How does that work exactly? I guess it wasn't his Web site after all. What was his role, then? Was he just an admin hired by the nameless a2k owners?
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maporsche
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 12:28 pm
@Brandon9000,
I think Craven = Robert G.

Just a name change.
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 12:37 pm
@maporsche,
Robert Gentel is Craven???????
sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 12:38 pm
@Brandon9000,
Um, yes. (I'm mightily squelching the ARE YOU SAYING YOU ACTUALLY DIDN'T KNOW THIS??? impulse because I know that not everyone reads as much as I do and they're not required to. But yes, and it's been quite open, and for quite a while.)
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 12:39 pm
Actually, I'm astounded. This isn't a joke. This is actually stated in some post?
dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 12:40 pm
@sozobe,
what soz said.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 12:41 pm
I thought he just lost interest in a2k and it passed into other hands.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 12:49 pm
@Brandon9000,
"Craven de Kere" is actually a corporate spokesperson, much like the Pillsbury Doughboy, the AFLAC duck, and Michael Steele. The original "Craven de Kere" was used as a corporate logo by the Intermegaglobalcorp [NYSE Symbol %*^], a Japanese company that manufactures bicycles, lawn mowers, and dessicated seaweed pellets. "Craven" was initially portrayed in television commercials as a giant carnivorous sea sponge, nicknamed "Cravey," whose catch-phrase was "I craaaave Intermegaglobalcorp dessicated seaweed pellets!" After several corporate mergers and reorganizations, "Craven" underwent a transformation into an adorable talking Allen wrench, and became the corporate representative for Roto-Noto Tool & Die Works, a Brazilian company that produced soft porn movies for distribution in Calvinist countries. After Roto-Noto's factory was destroyed in an unexpected Cloverfield monster attack, "Craven" went to work for Robert Gentel, a reclusive multi-thousandaire who lists his occupation as "evil genius." The "Craven" identity has since been retired because too many people found it "confusingly offensive."
Izzie
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 01:56 pm
@joefromchicago,
...Razz



<ditto what Dys said>
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mac11
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 02:02 pm
joe, that's the funniest thing I've read in ages.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 02:30 pm
@Brandon9000,
I tend to read a lot of threads and certainly realize that not everyone does. I knew of this for as long as I've been on A2K and Abuzz.
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 02:32 pm
@Brandon9000,
See joefromchicago's post for the real story.
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 03:35 pm
Craven was terminated. RG is a Cylon.

True fact.
K
O
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 03:40 pm
I can't believe that anyone who's been an A2k member for as long as Brandon has didn't know that Craven and R. Gentel are one and the same person. Stupefying, that's what it is.
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 03:43 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Merry Andrew wrote:

I can't believe that anyone who's been an A2k member for as long as Brandon has didn't know that Craven and R. Gentel are one and the same person. Stupefying, that's what it is.

Could you find me a post that mentions this, because it certainly wasn't mentioned in any of the thousands of posts that I've read?
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 03:43 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Merry Andrew wrote:

I can't believe that anyone who's been an A2k member for as long as Brandon has didn't know that Craven and R. Gentel are one and the same person. Stupefying, that's what it is.


I didn't know until we moved to the new format. Was a hell of a shock when I found out.

If you think about it, I don't know why it's surprising - it's not like there's a guidebook to tell casual users this ****

Cycloptichorn
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 03:47 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
Most of us received the guidebook in the mail, Cyclo.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 03:54 pm
@Brandon9000,

here's an example of Robert answering a question directed at Craven
http://able2know.org/topic/121252-1
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 03:58 pm
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:


here's an example of Robert answering a question directed at Craven
http://able2know.org/topic/121252-1

I think that, had I seen that post, I would have assumed that a current admin was stepping in to answer a query directed to an admin who had left. Really, this revelation is very suprising to me.
Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 04:02 pm
@CalamityJane,
Geeze, Cyclo lives in his girlfriend's Daddy's brother-in-law's garage . . . he don't get no steenking mail . . .
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