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Old 03.10.2011, 15:59
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The reason the self-delete option is there is to signal your non-agreement with the new T&C, therefore its a one way street.
Right - and how many times have you seen people driving the wrong way up one? Or realising they have taken it then tried reversing?

Is this one way street part of a more complex one-way system? Or a simple US City type system?

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Old 03.10.2011, 16:00
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That's really stupid. Why block out future potential members just because they at one point decided not to be members? I can understand you can't have duplicate accounts but a life-time ban just becase you delete you account?? C'mon the Local, you didn't really think this one through, did you?


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Just a polite note, if you self-delete you should consider that a permenant move and any attempt to re-join EF will be met with an instant ban. The reason the self-delete option is there is to signal your non-agreement with the new T&C, therefore its a one way street.
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Old 03.10.2011, 16:03
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Just a polite note, if you self-delete you should consider that a permenant move and any attempt to re-join EF will be met with an instant ban. The reason the self-delete option is there is to signal your non-agreement with the new T&C, therefore its a one way street.
Castro - and your modular mates......I think it is clear to everybody on here that this whole sh*tstorm started way above your (non-existent) paygrade and you are trying to muddle through it as best you can. I - and I'm sure most of us - appreciate that hugely.

It might be an idea - when you have got your heads around it in 24/48 hours - to prepare a post on what it really means to the Forum and containing little nuggets like the one posted above. Just one place to have a "this is what it means to the way we will run it / operate it" thread.

Not that I wish to pander to the drama queens and serial over-reactors who lives are clearly so perfect that this is the only space left for a hissyfit, but a calm and realistic summary from you, as guys we trust, might be better than the defensive reactions of EB and the predictable responses it draws.
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Old 03.10.2011, 16:05
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Harsh.
Cold.

But, honestly...when you think about it, if people poof away, they did for a reason. Say, once stalks and poofs, then why reincarnate. I am not sure if people realize what houskeeping means, but us having to chase folks who poof into dust and then reincarnate, distinguish them from real troubles and bots that plaque us with hardcore spam, from flouncers and drama queens who pushed the wrong button in the heat of the moment.... I say that again, omgwtfbbq. It would make any kind of structure and even debate impossible, if people run of and show up a few mins later as their own alterego.
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Castro - and your modular mates... but a calm and realistic summary from you, as guys we trust, might be better than the defensive reactions of EB and the predictable responses it draws.
Alternatively, people could not click on the link which says "delete my account" in the first place.

I managed not to click it, and I was horribly drunk when I found it.

See email. Delete email. Continue posting drivel.

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Old 03.10.2011, 16:08
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Cold.

But, honestly...when you think about it, if people poof away, they did for a reason. Say, once stalks and poofs, then why reincarnate. I am not sure if people realize what houskeeping means, but us having to chase folks who poof into dust and then reincarnate, distinguish them from real troubles and bots that plaque us with hardcore spam, from flouncers and drama queens who pushed the wrong button in the heat of the moment.... I say that again, omgwtfbbq. It would make any kind of structure and even debate impossible, if people run of and show up a few mins later as their own alterego.
well what if they have a valid reason? like not wanting their stuff on the forum, yet continue here.

If someone closes an account, and opens a new one there is no parties affected. If anything, the Local should brag about the high number of users (inflated as they could be) to it's potential customers.
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Castro - and your modular mates......I think it is clear to everybody on here that this whole sh*tstorm started way above your (non-existent) paygrade and you are trying to muddle through it as best you can. I - and I'm sure most of us - appreciate that hugely.

It might be an idea - when you have got your heads around it in 24/48 hours - to prepare a post on what it really means to the Forum and containing little nuggets like the one posted above. Just one place to have a "this is what it means to the way we will run it / operate it" thread.

Not that I wish to pander to the drama queens and serial over-reactors who lives are clearly so perfect that this is the only space left for a hissyfit, but a calm and realistic summary from you, as guys we trust, might be better than the defensive reactions of EB and the predictable responses it draws.
That's what is happening.

And thanks to all super members, really, for being patient and understanding. It's been dumped like the fatman and the little boy, or whatever the atomic fun was called.
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It would make any kind of structure and even debate impossible, if people run of and show up a few mins later as their own alterego.
I think we should have a duplicate-account amnesty.

All of you who are here under a username different to the one under which you first registered on the EF, own up now or be outed and banned.

Fair's fair, no?
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itunes doesn't go all "WTF you said no before.. get lost"
Does anyone actually know what's written in the 64 pages of iTunes T&Cs? Just wondering ... it's funny how half of EF is on a massive flounce/principled protest over new T&Cs when they'd be only too happy to download software onto their iPhones or notebooks without even glancing at the legalese it comes wrapped in.
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Old 03.10.2011, 16:11
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C'mon the Local, you didn't really think this one through, did you?
I can't say it.

I get my coat....
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Just a polite note, if you self-delete you should consider that a permenant move and any attempt to re-join EF will be met with an instant ban. The reason the self-delete option is there is to signal your non-agreement with the new T&C, therefore its a one way street.
When you reregister for a new account you can choose to legally accept the new T&C's, so that makes your post a tad redundant.

Seriously, all this talk of a "one way strreet" is silly. If you delete your account and reregister then that is NOT a dupe account, and not against the rules. In fact I see nothing about deleting your account fully and then reregistering which would be in any way against the rule of the forum.
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I managed not to click it, and I was horribly drunk when I found it.

See email. Delete email. Continue posting drivel.

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Just a polite note, if you self-delete you should consider that a permenant move and any attempt to re-join EF will be met with an instant ban. The reason the self-delete option is there is to signal your non-agreement with the new T&C, therefore its a one way street.
Please tell me this doesn't include SR!

I will be in deep doo-doo if she can't come back....

Also, please don't ban me for being a nobhead and closing her account. I didn't mean it
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Harsh.
Yeah, I think SwissAstrid came back, created a new account, said who she was and apologised for the flounce.

It appears she's been erased from history (or maybe my searching is bad)

That's pretty draconian
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Old 03.10.2011, 16:15
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Just a polite note, if you self-delete you should consider that a permenant move and any attempt to re-join EF will be met with an instant ban. The reason the self-delete option is there is to signal your non-agreement with the new T&C, therefore its a one way street.
Don't agree with that *AT ALL* (well, it was that or flashing yellow text).

When I read an agreement online I can click "agree" or "don't agree / cancel". And then later, when I change my mind, or have further time to read it, I can run the program again (or go back to the website, whatever) and accept the T&Cs.
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That's pretty draconian
Scaphism is pretty draconian.

Banning someone who deleted her account in a huff then logged back under a new name the very next day is just, well, not that big a deal, really.
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Please tell me this doesn't include SR!

I will be in deep doo-doo if she can't come back....

Also, please don't ban me for being a nobhead and closing her account. I didn't mean it
Come on...somebody must have a picture of a cat looking sorry and saying "nobhead" or something....
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Old 03.10.2011, 16:17
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I've read through the whole thread to try and get an answer to this, and maybe it's just my weary eyes, but I haven't found one. All this talk about not being able to register a duplicate account... what if my OH wanted his own account? He wouldn't be able to post from our home?

EDIT: God, I'm such a tired thicky. I suppose he could register at work and still be able to post from home.
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Me.
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Does anyone actually know what's written in the 64 pages of iTunes T&Cs? Just wondering ... it's funny how half of EF is on a massive flounce/principled protest over new T&Cs when they'd be only too happy to download software onto their iPhones or notebooks without even glancing at the legalese it comes wrapped in.
The protest is not about the new T&Cs, but about the way they were introduced and about the claim that "nothing has changed". Someone else said this before, the move from a fluffy bunny forum kept up by donations to bog-standard "we want to make loadsamoney off you and don't really care how, like everybody else" takes some time to digest.
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