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Carr Bombed
03-06-2011, 11:22 PM
Does anybody here have any contact with him? I hope he is okay and he's doing well. So if anybody does talk to him, is everything okay?

Texanmike02
03-07-2011, 12:00 AM
I'd like to know too. I know he wasn't in the best health but I'd love to know how he's doing.

Mike

gtexan02
03-07-2011, 09:04 AM
There have been a few threads about Vinny over the past 1-2 years, and Ive been following them as best I could. Heres the information I could garner:

1. At some point in the past, Vinny decided to take an internet "walkabout" in which he quit messageboards and focused on offline life. Original intention was for it to take as long as it needed and then he would return. I think the moderation game was taking a negative toll on him, among other reasons I believe. At least thats the impression I got.

2. He never returned from said walkabout, and other moderators with personal contact information have been extremely vague about his current whereabouts. However, they insist he is ok.

Based on #2, I imagine that Vinny liked the way that #1 improved things for him. And so I wouldn't expect to ever see him back. Meaning, we'll just have to take the vague words from mod friends that everythings the way he wants it.


My personal consipracy is that he left and eventually did come back, albeit it with a different moniker and a non-red name, so that he can continue to post but without all the crap given to mods. I have my suspicions on who he might be, but who knows :tinfoil:

Dread-Head
03-07-2011, 09:10 AM
I heard the big man found a fantastic lady and has been spending most of his time with her. Whatever he's doing I wish him nothing but the best. I miss the guy.

IDEXAN
03-07-2011, 10:56 AM
Maybe he's running from the law ?

TexansSeminole
03-07-2011, 11:00 AM
I heard the big man found a fantastic lady and has been spending most of his time with her. Whatever he's doing I wish him nothing but the best. I miss the guy.

I also miss him, and wish him the best.

NitroGSXR
03-07-2011, 11:26 AM
Lol @ the Vinny-love. He didn't think enough of y'all to let anyone know what's up. That's cool with me though. I can respect an "each to their own" move...

Dutchrudder
03-07-2011, 01:11 PM
There have been a few threads about Vinny over the past 1-2 years, and Ive been following them as best I could. Heres the information I could garner:

1. At some point in the past, Vinny decided to take an internet "walkabout" in which he quit messageboards and focused on offline life. Original intention was for it to take as long as it needed and then he would return. I think the moderation game was taking a negative toll on him, among other reasons I believe. At least thats the impression I got.

2. He never returned from said walkabout, and other moderators with personal contact information have been extremely vague about his current whereabouts. However, they insist he is ok.

Based on #2, I imagine that Vinny liked the way that #1 improved things for him. And so I wouldn't expect to ever see him back. Meaning, we'll just have to take the vague words from mod friends that everythings the way he wants it.


My personal consipracy is that he left and eventually did come back, albeit it with a different moniker and a non-red name, so that he can continue to post but without all the crap given to mods. I have my suspicions on who he might be, but who knows :tinfoil:

I told you fifteen times I'M NOT VINNY!!!

:bat:

GlassHalfFull
03-07-2011, 01:23 PM
My personal consipracy is that he left and eventually did come back, albeit it with a different moniker and a non-red name, so that he can continue to post but without all the crap given to mods. I have my suspicions on who he might be, but who knows :tinfoil:

I confess. I am Vinny.

TEXANRED
03-07-2011, 01:26 PM
I confess. I am Vinny.

No it's Brakos/PapaL that is Vinny.

Dread-Head
03-07-2011, 01:46 PM
I confess. I am Vinny.

Really...then explain how I once saw you AND Vinny on the same day...and he was MUCH taller and a lot larger than you? :thinking:

J

NitroGSXR
03-07-2011, 01:46 PM
We should have an upside-down tomato planting contest. Winner will be declared Vinny.

GlassHalfFull
03-07-2011, 01:49 PM
Really...then explain how I once saw you AND Vinny on the same day...and he was MUCH taller and a lot larger than you? :thinking:

J

The other Vinny must have been the imposter. I will say the operation was a bit painful.

gtexan02
03-07-2011, 02:06 PM
I always assumed that Vinnie was Vinny. It was just such a miraculous disguise

Blake
03-07-2011, 02:32 PM
Will the real Vinny please stand up?

Vinny wants to be gone or unknown and that is fine with me.

rush2112mn
03-07-2011, 06:46 PM
Maybe he became part of the "grid"....and somewhere inside the texanstalk software......

brakos82
03-07-2011, 06:48 PM
I think Vinny became the site.... :spy:

Texan_Bill
03-07-2011, 08:23 PM
Cousin Vinny: "you're in Ala-****ing-bama."

Doppelganger
03-07-2011, 08:38 PM
There have been a few threads about Vinny over the past 1-2 years, and Ive been following them as best I could. Heres the information I could garner:

1. At some point in the past, Vinny decided to take an internet "walkabout" in which he quit messageboards and focused on offline life. Original intention was for it to take as long as it needed and then he would return. I think the moderation game was taking a negative toll on him, among other reasons I believe. At least thats the impression I got.

2. He never returned from said walkabout, and other moderators with personal contact information have been extremely vague about his current whereabouts. However, they insist he is ok.

Based on #2, I imagine that Vinny liked the way that #1 improved things for him. And so I wouldn't expect to ever see him back. Meaning, we'll just have to take the vague words from mod friends that everythings the way he wants it.


My personal consipracy is that he left and eventually did come back, albeit it with a different moniker and a non-red name, so that he can continue to post but without all the crap given to mods. I have my suspicions on who he might be, but who knows :tinfoil:

Maybe he is lurking under the veil of a clever doppelganger.

:spy:

HJam72
03-07-2011, 08:42 PM
Some of his last posts were in this thread: http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1361348#post1361348

I don't think Vinny is very impressed with the Texans anymore...

Texan_Bill
03-07-2011, 10:48 PM
In truth, someone should visit one of the 49'ers message boards.... Vinny runs or /used to run one their boards, as well....


In any event, VINNY, check-in damnit!!!!!!!! We miss you BRO!!!

EllisUnit
03-07-2011, 11:38 PM
In truth, someone should visit one of the 49'ers message boards.... Vinny runs or /used to run one their boards, as well....


In any event, VINNY, check-in damnit!!!!!!!! We miss you BRO!!!

didn't know him from here, but knew him in 02-04 when he was on the old houstontexans.com message board. He was always cool. Maybe he just got tired of all the crap the texans put us through every season.

Texanmike02
03-08-2011, 12:34 AM
My personal consipracy is that he left and eventually did come back, albeit it with a different moniker and a non-red name, so that he can continue to post but without all the crap given to mods. I have my suspicions on who he might be, but who knows :tinfoil:

Maybe he's running from the law ?

If you put 1 and 1 together, he was selling Texans Jerseys?

Mike

and J/K... had to though.

Malloy
03-08-2011, 01:53 AM
I confess. I am Vinny.

I'm Vinny, and so is my wife!

Vinnie
03-08-2011, 08:21 AM
I declare myself Vinnie...with an I E!

Texan Bill is right, I believe Kare moderated that board with him, maybe she knows his whereabouts?

GP
03-08-2011, 08:34 AM
Vinny is everywhere. He is in that small puddle of fresh rain water, he's the cute puppy who licks your nose, the rhythm of a guitar being played softly in the wilds of Brazil around a campfire.

Vinny is not gone. He is with you everywhere you feel a smile tug at the corners of your mouth.

Oh, who the hell am I kidding? Vinny ain't coming back. He's gone Ray Finkle on us. Einhorn is Finkle, Finkle is Einhorn. Einhorn's A MAN!

LOL.

Laces out!

Tahoegirl
03-08-2011, 10:46 AM
In truth, someone should visit one of the 49'ers message boards.... Vinny runs or /used to run one their boards, as well....


In any event, VINNY, check-in damnit!!!!!!!! We miss you BRO!!!

Vinny hasn't been on the niner message board since 10/2009 I haven't seen or heard from him in over a year plus. I do know one of the other moderators has talked to Vinny a month ago. Vinny is fine and enjoying his life without the computer.. I am sure when he, is ready he'll come back and say Hi..

HoustonFrog
03-08-2011, 11:23 AM
Vinny is one of the reasons I am around these boards and stayed around these boards. He let me play in their fantasy football league. He offered me tickets...though I unfortunately couldn't take him up on it. He always offered a kind word on the side. Boards are much better with objective people with a good attitude here. I'm sure he is doing much better without it all.

Dread-Head
03-08-2011, 02:14 PM
Vinny is one of the reasons I am around these boards and stayed around these boards. He let me play in their fantasy football league. He offered me tickets...though I unfortunately couldn't take him up on it. He always offered a kind word on the side. Boards are much better with objective people with a good attitude here. I'm sure he is doing much better without it all.

I attended a game with him once. Hell of a guy. I miss the man.

Texan_Bill
03-08-2011, 09:44 PM
HEY VINNY, We Miss YOU!!!!!

SheTexan
03-10-2011, 09:06 AM
didn't know him from here, but knew him in 02-04 when he was on the old houstontexans.com message board. He was always cool. Maybe he just got tired of all the crap the texans put us through every season.

Maybe he just got tired of all the crap members of this board put him through! ;)

steelbtexan
03-10-2011, 09:59 AM
Maybe he just got tired of all the crap members of this board put him through! ;)

Or maybe he just got tiredof spending too much time on the laptop.

Who knows what makes people do what they do.

infantrycak
03-10-2011, 11:59 AM
Maybe he just got tired of all the crap members of this board put him through! ;)

To refine that point, I believe (and have some basis for this) that he got tired here and at the other MB's he admin'd being told he couldn't have an opinion or being criticized for his opinion just because he was the admin. Dude loves football and is very knowledgeable. It got to where almost any time he made a football comment somebody would throw out an "oh so the admin speaks and we are just supposed to believe you" kind of thing. Nobody would just straight up discuss football with him anymore and that was what he was here for in the first place.

As others have said - we miss you Vinny. You were a huge part of developing football MB communities in Houston, New Orleans, Tennessee and San Francisco. Hope your garden is going well and you are happy.

El Tejano
03-10-2011, 12:15 PM
We all await his return but when he does return, he will be back with a vengance. I'm almost sure of it.

Texecutioner
03-10-2011, 12:18 PM
To refine that point, I believe (and have some basis for this) that he got tired here and at the other MB's he admin'd being told he couldn't have an opinion or being criticized for his opinion just because he was the admin. Dude loves football and is very knowledgeable. It got to where almost any time he made a football comment somebody would throw out an "oh so the admin speaks and we are just supposed to believe you" kind of thing. Nobody would just straight up discuss football with him anymore and that was what he was here for in the first place.

As others have said - we miss you Vinny. You were a huge part of developing football MB communities in Houston, New Orleans, Tennessee and San Francisco. Hope your garden is going well and you are happy.

I thought he was already back. He posted in this thread.

HJam72
03-10-2011, 12:30 PM
To refine that point, I believe (and have some basis for this) that he got tired here and at the other MB's he admin'd being told he couldn't have an opinion or being criticized for his opinion just because he was the admin. Dude loves football and is very knowledgeable. It got to where almost any time he made a football comment somebody would throw out an "oh so the admin speaks and we are just supposed to believe you" kind of thing. Nobody would just straight up discuss football with him anymore and that was what he was here for in the first place.

As others have said - we miss you Vinny. You were a huge part of developing football MB communities in Houston, New Orleans, Tennessee and San Francisco. Hope your garden is going well and you are happy.

You expect us to believe that about Vinny just because you're a moderator? :)

Doppelganger
03-10-2011, 05:07 PM
Where have you gone, Vinny DiMaggio
A Texans Talk nation turns its lonely eyes to you...

NitroGSXR
03-10-2011, 06:57 PM
To refine that point, I believe (and have some basis for this) that he got tired here and at the other MB's he admin'd being told he couldn't have an opinion or being criticized for his opinion just because he was the admin. Dude loves football and is very knowledgeable. It got to where almost any time he made a football comment somebody would throw out an "oh so the admin speaks and we are just supposed to believe you" kind of thing. Nobody would just straight up discuss football with him anymore and that was what he was here for in the first place.

As others have said - we miss you Vinny. You were a huge part of developing football MB communities in Houston, New Orleans, Tennessee and San Francisco. Hope your garden is going well and you are happy.

*scoffs*

So now we supposed to believe you just cause you the lead moderator?

:)

Seriously though... I seem to remember grumblings more as if it was the "higher-ups" who were telling him what to do rather than the average posters challenging his authority. I can't imagine any of us being responsible for him leaving. I don't remember anybody mistreating Vinny in their posts.

steelbtexan
03-10-2011, 09:06 PM
Will somebody PM me Vinny's 49ers site info.

brakos82
03-10-2011, 09:49 PM
You expect us to believe that about Vinny just because you're a moderator? :)

*scoffs*

So now we supposed to believe you just cause you the lead moderator?

:)

:toropalm: Nitro!

Tahoegirl
03-11-2011, 12:27 AM
Will somebody PM me Vinny's 49ers site info.

Here's our message board
http://forums.49ers.com/messageboard/index.php

Texan4Ever
03-11-2011, 01:01 PM
This is a slight derailment but I want to thank Vinny and all the mods (and donors) who make this site possible. I don't know of any forum that is well managed like this one.

Job well done guys...:clap::clap::clap:

Porky
03-14-2011, 09:14 AM
Vinny is buried under Giants stadium.

Blake
03-14-2011, 10:09 AM
I am Vinny and you can too!