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Old 09-22-2007, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default and people wonder why I get cranky

here's an email I get, oh about daily

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The following message was sent to you via the Miata Turbo Forum Contact Us form by lbader.

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I've created an account that allows me to log in and view most everything, however I am not allowed to create/edit/reply-to posts...

Can I get this corrected please?

TIA,

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Old 09-23-2007, 10:28 AM   #2
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no, not usually.
they usually get a pretty snippy reply.
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:03 PM   #3
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As an Admin on a non-car Forum, I get those PMs and more. I know how you feel.
I REALLY love the
"can I get this corrected" bullshit when it's their own god damn fault
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:20 PM   #4
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I REALLY love the
"can I get this corrected" bullshit when it's their own god damn fault
What I love are the, "He can't say that to me!, Ban him, Ban Him" Bull ****. On my Forum, everyone is well into adulthood and even beyond middle-aged. You'd think they'd be more mature. Sheesh.
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:02 PM   #5
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oh god, he wrote back, even more of an *******

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Being an IT professional and fairly 'Net savvy, I tend to be
meticulous about completing account creation processes.

So I ask again, what assistance can you provide me with, other than
redirecting me to a web-posting that doesn't provide assistance?
I wrote him back and said I didn't think he'd fit in and banned the account.
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:17 PM   #6
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oh god, he wrote back, even more of an *******



I wrote him back and said I didn't think he'd fit in and banned the account.
Philip that's a good way to get rid of a problem before it starts.

You should do that more often to save yourself the headache.
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:34 PM   #7
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Since it's been a long time since any of us actually registered here, I created a new account under the name zoomzoomsam to see if there's any way somebody can screw this up. Philip, I'll never use the account, feel free to delete it.

When you hit the "REGISTER" button, a page comes up that requires you to enter:
Screenname
Password
Email
Security Code
Time Zone
and a "Receive email from mods/members" box
Basically just about as easy as it comes. Once you enter that stuff and click "REGISTER", you get this message immediately:

Thank you for registering, zoomzoomsam. An email has been dispatched to [email protected] with details on how to activate your account. Click here to return to where you were previously.
You will receive an email in your inbox. You MUST follow the link in that email before you can post on these forums. Until you do that, you will be told that you do not have permission to post.


I honestly don't know how anybody could screw that up, especially since absolutely every forum on the internet works that way.

Dear zoomzoomsam,
Thank you for registering at the Miata Turbo Forum. Before we can
activate your account one last step must be taken to complete your
registration.
Please note - you must complete this last step to become a registered
member.
You will only need to visit this url once to activate your
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To complete your registration, please visit this url:
https://www.miataturbo.net/register.phpXXXXXXX
**** Does The Above URL Not Work? ****
If the above url does not work, please use your Web browser to go to:
https://www.miataturbo.net/registerXXXXXXX
Please be sure not to add extra spaces. You will need to type in your
username and activation number on the page that appears when you visit
the url.
Your Username is: zoomzoomsam
Your Activation ID is: XXXXXXXXX
If you are still having problems signing up please contact a member of
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If somebody ***** that up, again considering every forum on the planet works the same way, then they'll be better off elsewhere.
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:58 PM   #8
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I tend to agree.
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I tend to agree.
I would look at it as an IQ test. If you can't even figure out how to register, you're too stupid to have around anyway.
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I just love the "it's all your fault now fix it" attitude ALL these emails have.
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Old 09-24-2007, 06:13 PM   #11
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******* canadians.
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see how long before you get your *** kicked
Maybe your Serbain to English translator fucked that part up. Either way, Philip is probably going to ban someone for shitting all over his thread.

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what? e-thug? what? are you serious, why would i threaten someone 2-3K miles away...grow up...
i dont wanna get banned for something this stupid
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Maybe your Serbain to English translator fucked that part up. Either way, Philip is probably going to ban someone for shitting all over his thread.
no translator here, and its Serbian
as far as Philip, i think we just showed another example of what pisses him off, at least we are in the right thread for that...
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tell me which one and I'll take care of it.
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Philip it's that ******* whaaamx5.
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Philip it's that ******* whaaamx5.
I would suggest you back off as well or you'll both find yourselves gone.
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I'm going to say this for the last time, you both need to drop it.
You know what happens.
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I'm going to say this for the last time, you both need to drop it.
You know what happens.
And this is why on our cigar Forum, we have many Mods to monitor this kind of bullshit and 3 Admins to pull the trigger.
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And this is why on our cigar Forum, we have many Mods to monitor this kind of bullshit and 3 Admins to pull the trigger.
We have at least 5 Smods
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First -

Stephanie, thanks for the vote of confidence. Seeing how you're the only one out of this crowd that knows me, I expect you didn't take my words out of context.


Second -

I created this account using the same method as the first. This one works, the other one didn't. Since it didn't, I asked the SysAd for assistance. In his defense, Philip directed me to a thread telling me how to correct the problem. I didn't read the entire thread and that's where things went awry.

One might ask why I didn't read the entire thread. Put simply, it was because the first post in the thread stated, "If the message has not arrived check your SPAM box, usually it gets dumped in there. If the message gets deleted... I guess you're SOL"

I returned to the SysAd, stating, "Being an IT professional and fairly 'Net savvy, I tend to be meticulous about completing account creation processes." -- Attempting to inform Philip I wasn't clueless, not attempting to challenge him or his competence.

His reply was, "Maybe if you had read the post you would realize that you can re-enter your address and it'll resend, but since you're not willing to do so, I'm really gathering that you won't be fitting in here so I'll make sure it isn't a problem for you." -- Followed by banning the account and then refusing to respond to further efforts to contact him via eMail attempting to clarify/rectify the miscommunication.

I'm sorry to hear human error and simple mistakes are grounds to have an account banned and then provided no recourse to resolve the issue.

This is not the first or the only forum I am a member of. Only the first in which I have had a problem, and then when voicing the problem was promptly dismissed, barred and then castigated for an honest mistake.


Philip, the ball is in your court. If you accept the integrity of my words in this post, please reinstate my previous account, drop me an eMail letting me know it is reinstated and then eliminate this one. I expect if you allow me to return, you will find I will be more of a positive addition than a burden. If not, kill this account as well.

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