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    Re: Weather Hoaxer rages when his site is taken down

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    I'd never heard of him before. CF has quite a few resident weatherpersons. Are any of them familiar with this guy?


    This guy has long been a problem in the wx community. The guy is an absolute nut job. And Janny, I wouldn't be surprised if you get a threat from him or his brother over posting this thread. Complete Whack-a-doodle.


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    Re: Weather Hoaxer rages when his site is taken down

    Since I'm feeling risky today:

    Kevin Martin is a butt nugget, and his brother Brian is a blowhard pansy.

    Come at me, bro...or bros...as it were.





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    Re: Weather Hoaxer rages when his site is taken down

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCYWX View Post
    This guy has long been a problem in the wx community. The guy is an absolute nut job. And Janny, I wouldn't be surprised if you get a threat from him or his brother over posting this thread. Complete Whack-a-doodle.
    Don't get my hopes up. That sounds like an amazing way to spend the off-season. CF vs. WeatherNut. My money would be on CF every day.


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    Re: Weather Hoaxer rages when his site is taken down

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Don't get my hopes up. That sounds like an amazing way to spend the off-season. CF vs. WeatherNut.

    Oooh, Oooh, maybe we could get a cross promotion, and he could issue Cyclonefanatic phony tornado warnings.





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    Re: Weather Hoaxer rages when his site is taken down

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    I'd never heard of him before. CF has quite a few resident weatherpersons. Are any of them familiar with this guy?
    He's basically been ranting various angles of this same temper tantrum for a few years now. Totally off the deep end.



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    Re: Weather Hoaxer rages when his site is taken down

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    He's basically been ranting various angles of this same temper tantrum for a few years now. Totally off the deep end.
    Is he more of an annoyance, or is he really a problem?


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    Re: Weather Hoaxer rages when his site is taken down

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Is he more of an annoyance, or is he really a problem?
    When it comes to his threats, I've heard he has called News Directors of a couple tv meteorologists trying to get them fired. He has a lot of bark. Most of the time, his threats are pretty empty it seems, but I wouldn't put it past him or his brother to actually carry thru with a threat.


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    Re: Weather Hoaxer rages when his site is taken down

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Is he more of an annoyance, or is he really a problem?
    He's a problem because he "issues" Watches, Warnings, etc, with the same headers, font/spacing, graphical appearance as official National Weather Service products.

    Then these get shared around Facebook or posted here as "Earl-casts" even though they can be blatantly fabricated, inaccurate, and designed to confuse.

    Bootleg hurricane forecasts built by someone with no, real verifiable knowledge of meteorology that are deliberately designed to masquerade as official guidance is DEFINITELY a problem if you're talking about people potentially evacuating and so on.

    (FYI, A few of his graphics have made it here a couple times, plus countless rumors of huge storms that were never actually at any risk of happening.)



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    Re: Weather Hoaxer rages when his site is taken down

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Don't get my hopes up. That sounds like an amazing way to spend the off-season. CF vs. WeatherNut. My money would be on CF every day.
    If he were to show up on cyclone fanatic, could you keep him around a while before banning him. It would be fun.



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    Re: Weather Hoaxer rages when his site is taken down

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    Bootleg hurricane forecasts built by someone with no, real verifiable knowledge of meteorology that are deliberately designed to masquerade as official guidance is DEFINITELY a problem if you're talking about people potentially evacuating and so on.
    It seems that there would be some kind of public nuisance law or some such thing that this activity would violate...


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    Re: Weather Hoaxer rages when his site is taken down

    Someone post a link to this thread on his twitter.

    Could you imagine him and water buffalo fighting over who's more important of a person in cloud cuckoo land.



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    Re: Weather Hoaxer rages when his site is taken down

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    It seems that there would be some kind of public nuisance law or some such thing that this activity would violate...
    Well....I think there is, considering he's had a couple independent websites shut down in the past. Facebook is just his latest target of ire.

    Same thing that prevents us from breaking in on tv and issuing our "own" watches/warnings etc.

    Impersonating a federal agency is generally frowned upon, but I don't have anything to cite specifically off the top of my head.



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    Re: Weather Hoaxer rages when his site is taken down

    Quote Originally Posted by FDWxMan View Post
    Well....I think there is, considering he's had a couple independent websites shut down in the past. Facebook is just his latest target of ire.

    Same thing that prevents us from breaking in on tv and issuing our "own" watches/warnings etc.

    Impersonating a federal agency is generally frowned upon, but I don't have anything to cite specifically off the top of my head.

    To me, it's no different than yelling "Fire" in a crowded theater. I understand free speech and all that...someone saying "Oh, crap, the weather looks bad out there, I'd get the heck out of town as fast as you can"...although maybe dumb if the weather isn't bad, that's free speech, but as you mention, mocking up fake NWS alerts will drive action that may cause injury or harm.





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    Idiot



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