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Old 30.09.2011, 15:09
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Open message to 'The Local'

Here is a copy of a message to 'The Local' from me.

"Please remove me from the position of Spam Deputy and also note that I will no longer be 'reporting posts' unless they directly affect me, or contributing to the support and development of English Forum.

If 'The Local' can convince me that their management practices will change to involve members, I may reconsider this.

These actions are due to The Local's failure to communicate their plans to members and implementing changes without any notice. When concerns and changes have been advised they have generally been ignored or glossed over."
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:18
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Re: Open message to 'The Local'

Its quite clear that no commercial emails would be sent until such time as EF users are made aware of the new T&C, so I don't actually see the problem
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:20
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Re: Open message to 'The Local'

Man, Spam deputy. Awesome.. I always thought of you as one of the " "Nice to have as mod". you adquire +1 on the list.
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:20
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Re: Open message to 'The Local'

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Its quite clear that no commercial emails would be sent until such time as EF users are made aware of the new T&C, so I don't actually see the problem
how was that quite clear as the box that none of us were aware of already had us opted in ?
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:23
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how was that quite clear ?
Mathnut posted (in Ouchboy's thread) that an announcement from The Local was imminent.
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:24
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how was that quite clear as the box that none of us were aware of already had us opted in ?
I'll give them the benefit of the doubt on the opted in. I think is one of those design things were the default on selection is yes, but the option is not registered yet. Then again, you can always program it to have it default "No".

(me giving them the benefit of doubt... to fluffeh today...)
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Re: Open message to 'The Local'

frankly, whilst it might be a bit annoying and cheeky that they put this into the member profile AND defaulted to opted-in, I couldn't give a rats arse.
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:26
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Re: Open message to 'The Local'

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Mathnut posted (in Ouchboy's thread) that an announcement from The Local was imminent.
in Ouchboy's thread in which he mentioned changes that hadn't been previously announced ( as is in most places customary... announce then change )

and imminent?

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Old 30.09.2011, 15:27
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Re: Open message to 'The Local'

I would also like to mention that this is not a 'flounce'.

I have no complaint with English Forum, its moderators or members. It is an excellent resource and I will continue to participate in posts.
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:42
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Re: Open message to 'The Local'

... will you look at that clock.......... time to go take my meds.

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Old 30.09.2011, 15:46
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Re: Open message to 'The Local'

There are new (and very long) terms of use effective October 27 2011:

http://www.englishforum.ch/xtra/pages/termsofuse.html

(I just received the email)...
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:48
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Re: Open message to 'The Local'

T&Cs - And this is good 'un:

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As a customer you are entitled to the legal rights under the Swedish Consumer Sales Act (Konsumentköplagen). Details concerning the purchase such as confirmation of order, payment, delivery and customer service is presented on the website in connection with the purchase.
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:49
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Re: Open message to 'The Local'

So to the question "Name a country which borders Switzerland" we need to put "Norway".
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:52
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Re: Open message to 'The Local'

you don't suppose they've just fugged up?...

you know how confusing that whole SW thing is
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Old 30.09.2011, 15:53
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Re: Open message to 'The Local'

people should be glad it was me and not UTH who caught this.. just imagine if he caught wind of...

oh no....

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Old 30.09.2011, 16:03
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Re: Open message to 'The Local'

Hmm, seems it won't let me leave the date of birth field empty.
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Old 30.09.2011, 16:05
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I just received it as well
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Hmm, seems it won't let me leave the date of birth field empty.
you weren't born?
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Old 30.09.2011, 16:07
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No, but EF won't let me.
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Re: Open message to 'The Local'

Honestly, I would rather that you didn't quit the position.

Since this is the first time I heard you were a spam deputy, you either were doing a good job or a bad one. Regardless of which it was, you never complained. That rocks in MY book.

(although, im not completely sure what the job entails. do you have to buy spam cans for the mods???)
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