Why is Roozbeh Gilani Blocked? – 2


by divaneh

The recent blog by Anonymous Observer with the same title questioned the treatment of Roozbeh Gilani who has been blocked for a reason unknown to almost all other users. The blog so far has attracted 91 comments and many contributors have asked the site’s admin for the reason of such harsh treatment and for lifting of any bar that may have been placed on Roozbeh. It was extremely disappointing that the admin decided to ignore all those questions with an unbearable level of arrogance. Not even a single comment to acknowledge the requests.

I am not here to tell admin how to do its job. I know how difficult it must be to run a site such as Iranian.com and achieve a balance, but let me remind the admin that the community who participates in this site is already appalled by the unaccountable decision makers in its homeland and that has made some of us sensitive to such attitude. JJ has lectured us on many occasions that civil debate and tolerating the opposite view is a pre-condition to the democracy. He sees IC as an exercise in encouraging democratic debate between Iranians with different points of view. I fully agree with him on both accounts and sincerely thank him for his efforts. But accountability is also a part of democracy. Feedback and response to legitimate questions is also a feature of democracy that we have to learn. I know it is not possible to respond to every question but the level of interest in this case certainly warranted some sort of reply.

I do not need to recount Roozbeh’s qualities as there is already a long list of those qualities in the previous blog by AO. I just wish to repeat that his absence will be a great loss for the site.

What hurts is the whole unfairness of this decision. There is some speculation that he lost his temper during an exchange with Baron Avak. Baron who? I think I may have seen a few comments from someone with that username but nothing of value comes to mind. It is very possible that it was one of the many usernames that an individual used. There are some users on this site who change their username more often than they change their socks. Probably Baron is leaving a comment in another blog right now with another username.  For these multi Id polygons blocking of one username means nothing. Roozbeh however only used one username. There are some of us who value the honesty and do not use more than one username. You may think that you have treated both users fairly by banning both but unfortunately that is not the case. At the time that some are discussing Iranians dishonesty and cowardice in one of the main featured articles in the site, you are rewarding dishonesty and cowardice by such decisions.

Finally I have a suggestion. Any person can lose control and use unsavoury comments. Would it not be better to ban any glowing person temporarily for 24 hours until he or she cools off? A full ban could be placed on frequent offenders.

And back to the other person. Baron Avak? Who is Baron Avak?


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Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

First they beg

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


and plea to get the guy back then when he comes back trash him! Maybe RG doesn't want to post for a while. Maybe he is upset at being suspended. But don't worry. I will post twice as much as before to make up for him!

Esfand Aashena

Roozbeh is now a shy 14 year old girl and will show up later!

by Esfand Aashena on

He is in San Diego. 

Everything is sacred


So, is RG back or what?

by Cost-of-Progress on

Come on back man.
I too believe he's at least from Europe perhaps due to his spelling of some words in ways we do not in US like "generalise" instead of "generalize" that sort of thing.





Thanks Admin

by Truthseeker9 on

SK jaan, so sweet to see your concern for JJ, sincerity always touches our hearts. 

G. Rahmanian

Good News!

by G. Rahmanian on

Will be happy to hear from him/read his comments and blogs!


Thanks Souri for the good news

by divaneh on

Thanks everyone for bringing Roozbeh back and thanks to Admin for the help and understanding. Welcome back Roozbeh jaan, looking forward to your valuable contributions.

I also need to thank AO for initiating this. He makes a good thermometer for this site.

Soosan Khanoom

JJ is bringing Rozbeh Back

by Soosan Khanoom on

JJ is bringing Rozbeh Back

Rozbeh, now, knows how to act 

I think it's important for us

to stay on the track 


Dirty talk

You see these banning walls

that's because of our crime


we will be banned if we misbehave 

no one should make JJ feel that way 



my adaptation from THE song    lol

Justin timberlakesexy back + lyrics!!





Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Welcome back RG

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


I voted to have you back and many other people did as well. Glad you are back despite our differences! Welcome

Anonymous Observer

Thanks Divaneh & everyone else!

by Anonymous Observer on

Roozbeh is back!!!



by yolanda on

Wow! Thank you Souri, for the great news! I hope he comes back soon!

Thank you, AO and Divaneh, for the blogs......They worked!



Roozbeh is not blocked anymore

by Souri on

I just cheked his user ID and he is alive :)

I'm very happy about that.

BTW, I always thought he was from England...why? I don't know.

Thanks Divaneh for this good blog.


hamsade ghadimi

hear hear divaneh.  there

by hamsade ghadimi on

hear hear divaneh.  there are not that many contributors who consistently provide insightful comments. gilani is one of them. although, i understand the arrogance on the part of ic admin for not responding. i've direclty asked admin why a comment (or two or ...) of mine has been deleted where there was no reference to others and had no profanity (just criticizing iri) and got no response.  maybe it's the democracy dini that they're trying to balance.

a possible explanation for rg's ban maybe that someone on the a-list asked for hg's ban (i have to confess that not all of my comments are tame) and there was a mix-up.  or it could be that jj's pre-ic investors are the new investors of ic.

Anonymous Observer

Thanks for keeping the fire burning Divaneh Jaan

by Anonymous Observer on

I hope that RG just signs up again and comes back under a new username.  All the IR rifraf are doing it.  Why not him?

BTW, I always believed (and still do) that this guy BaronAvok was the reincarnation of an old blocked user whose two part username was a military rank and the Persian word for victorious.   


There are no 'official' rules

by Truthseeker9 on

"Comments containing profanity or personal attacks will be removed"

Implies comments do not have to have profanity to be deleted if they are personal attacks. Truth is personal attacks are not removed unless they contain profanity, and even when they do contain profanity they are left if Moderator decides. And since there are no written Official Rules the Moderator is left with the freedom of doing whatever they want and not be accountable.

If there are official rules written down then the Moderator will not be questioned, things will be clear and people will know what the boundaries are.

I hope Admin does not see asking these questions as challenging authority but wanting clarification. Mutual respect is important.


Some other equally important unanswered questeions

by MeyBokhor_Manbarbesuzan on

1. Why does your gynecologist leave the room when you undress?

2. Why can't women put their mascara on with their mouth closed?

3. If you mated a Bulldog with a Shitsu would you get a ***?

4. Why do toasters always have a setting on them which burns your toast to a horrible crisp no one would eat?

5. Who was the first person to look at a cow and say "I think i'll squeeze these dangly things here and drink what comes out"?

6. Why does Goofy stand on two legs when Pluto remains on four? They're both dogs.

7. If Wile E coyote has enough money to by all that Acme crap why doesn't he buy his dinner?

8. Why is a person who handles money called a broker?

9. If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

10. If a man is walking in a forest and no women is there to hear him is he still wrong?

11. Why is it that when someone tells you that there's billions of stars in the universe, you believe them. But if they tell you there's wet paint somewhere you have to touch it?

12. Why do you call it an asteroid when its outside the hemisphere, yet call it hemorrhoid when its in your ....?

13. If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

14. Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but people don't point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?

Yes, inquiring Iranian minds do want to know. How can we salvage Iran from the IRI while such questions go unanswered and remain unresolved.

P.S. can any of you remember who shot JR? 


Baron Avak

by Simorgh5555 on

He was the dude that was harassing Roozbeh, Fred and myself. He kept on going on about us being Israeli or neo-cons with fake Iranian IDs. He was taking Roozbeh head on but he bitch slapped the guy. I just flagged Baron instead for abusive behaviour. Thats what people like Darius Kadivar did to me so I did likewise.



by yolanda on

Thank you for your great reasoning and sincere blog!

I hope RG gets the chance to read this blog. I believe that he will feel comforted people do respect him, value him, and care for him! We are all human, sometime we lose our temper.......that is OK!

The strange thing is that we don't even know what exactly happened.....and then RG is blocked...........several weeks ago, Boosboos wrote insulting blogs after blogs, nasty posts after posts.......this character was allowed terrorizing IC for at least 10 days......going berserk like a mad dog.....I was wondering why IC waited so long to block Boosboos, but blocked RG so suddenly?


I agree Divaneh jaan...

by Bavafa on

I can't honestly say that I know all the rules and how it gets carried out.  I don't know if each person has a bucket and when it gets filled, then they pull the plug or one time deal?!  What you are suggesting sound very reasonable and I hope they do implement such way.  Also a warning or two will be very helpful if they are not doing it.  

 I really hope RG is asked to come back.  I suspect he has enough respect for himself that is not going to creat just another userID and come back that way, therefore I hope he is asked or allowed to come back.


'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



Very well put & If only all

by SamSamIIII on

Abadanis were as wise as you & AO . cheers !!!