This Is Just Sad.

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by palmertech, Oct 27, 2011.

?

Amirite?

  1. Yes

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  2. Nope

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  1. gaterooze

    gaterooze Coltrane Sundia

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    I've just started using my Pandora more than ever (even after getting an iPhone and netbook recently), I just hope more people get the chance to do so now!
     
  2. Mofokubik

    Mofokubik Newbie

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    I'm a somewhat early preorderer. I had a one-nub unit that died on me recently (usb charged it to death) but it still works if plugged in. I put in an order for another pandora in the 2nd batch awhile back as well. The news lately doesn't seem to be too uplifting, but i'll still support Ed, because he's honest and hardworking. At this point, if anyone can make a miracle happen, it's Ed.

    I'd really like to see a pandora 2 happen. :pandora2ut4: :)
     
  3. Chris S

    Chris S Still Fresh

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    I think he means as in you are not allowed to criticize or post things how you
    see them. If you do either of the above then you either get slapped like a child
    or banned.
     
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  4. WizardStan

    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    No they don't. Udepths was banned by Craig and that ban is mostly opposed but there's nothing that can be done. Other than that, I can't think of anyone unjustly banned from either forum.
    Do you have some examples of people punished for criticism?
     
  5. Trip

    Trip Sorry, but I suck at explaining stuff :P

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    I was banned with no warning directly after posting this to the $1 Pandora thread..

     
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  6. WizardStan

    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    Really? Sorry. It is very difficult for me to keep saying "no, it's a great community and legitimate complaints are met with answers and reassurance" when Craig does things like that on a regular basis. There are a lot of such complaints that are met with helpful answers, if it's any consolation, but I suspect those are just threads that he hadn't bothered to read.

    edit: waaaiiit a second. You posted just a few weeks ago, and have been posting regularly since that post. When did the ban happen?
     
  7. Trip

    Trip Sorry, but I suck at explaining stuff :P

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    I think it was less than 15 minutes after I posted that. 07 September 2011 - 11:10 PM.
    I had to email ED from this forum to get it sorted out.

    EDIT: I sent ED a message 08 September 2011 - 09:35 PM when I still couldn't get on the forum and after some digging around confirmed that Craig had banned me but he didn't know why.
     
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  8. DisgruntleElf

    DisgruntleElf Member

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    ED's next 2 big hurdles after Pandora's start rolling out.
    1. Taking control of the Pandora forum away from Craig. Good luck with that.
    2. Stopping the over protective members from starting endless flame wars over any little bit of Pandora criticism.

    One problem at a time I suppose.
     
  9. Chris S

    Chris S Still Fresh

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    I have to agree wholeheartedly with those two sentiments.
     
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  10. WizardStan

    WizardStan Mega GP Mania

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    I honestly believe these two are the same goal: Craig is the only person who really does anything to stop legitimate criticism. I'll admit to some zealousness when someone posts something I know to be false, but that's at least as much to do with trying to figure out why that particular person is having a problem as much as it is to stopping what looks like illegitimate criticism.
    I have a genuine worry that I've unintentionally been an ass to someone who didn't deserve it, and this vague discussions about cliques of users that will vehemently attack users for criticism is not helping to alleviate my worry. I'm not sure whether the fact the only examples presented so far are directly attributed to Craig is helping or not.
     
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  11. Christoph.Krn

    Christoph.Krn Very Active Member

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    Then what happened?

    By whom had you been banned, and was there any discussion that followed between you and that person? For how long have you been banned?

    edit-05jan2012-1748GMT+1: Sorry, I didn't see there was another page to the thread.
     
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  12. gadgetoid

    gadgetoid Moderator Staff Member

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    I must say, I do sort of regret lacking the time to keep abreast of these forums. And I do apologise to anyone who has been on the wrong side of Craig, I can't say I'm a particular fan of his abrupt bannings because we're left to deal with the backlash. And, of course, it alienates a great deal of decent folks from those forums.

    I don't agree that we've got particularly draconian moderation going on, excepting Craig's spontaneous bans. Personally I moderate with as light a touch as possible, although I've even fallen afoul of folks once or twice for appearing a little too heavy handed or even malicious. It's not my intention to be this way, and in all honesty I'd rather stick to the positive aspects of moderation; stickying good topics, collating information, helping users.

    Anyway, hello gp32x'ers, I'm sure you don't care much, but I'm sorry I don't hang around here more often!
     
  13. Chris S

    Chris S Still Fresh

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    Sorry to say this but that forum is one of the worst forums ever to help promote a device.....
     
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  14. Prometheus

    Prometheus Well-Known Member

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    Just because they wouldn't let you call someone a "C*NT", Cas/Doughnut/Chris S?
     
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  15. Chris S

    Chris S Still Fresh

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    EH ? If you are making accusations then can I suggest that you have your facts correct. I saw that also as I visit there as a quest and have never
    joined. Seeing as you have made a public accusation I would like a public apology regarding this.

    Get your facts right before pointing the finger in public please.
     
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  16. Dunny

    Dunny Exophase ApprovedĀ® Forum Troll

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    When making an accusation like that, and from a very respected moderator at that, I'd have thought that your IP address and other personal info at her disposal matches those of Cas. Of course, I don't have that information myself but Prometheus certainly does and I'd not peg her as someone to make that kind of statement without evidence.

    Anyway, I'm off to get some popcorn and see what happens next :)

    D.
     
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  17. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Indeed. It is exactly the same IP ;)
     
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  18. Nova

    Nova Is that a Caanoo in your pocket or are you just ha

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    I want to give you a cuddle. Get over here.
     
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  19. fishybawb

    fishybawb Hired Geek

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    To be devil's advocate, the external IP address doesn't really prove anything though, does it?
     
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  20. jmetal88

    jmetal88 Erm.... Woohoo!

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    Nope, sure doesn't. I remember trying to download a file from Rapidshare or someplace like that while I was on campus, and since someone else connected to the same (public) access point was also using Rapidshare at the time, my computer was blocked from being able to download. Just one example of how two people can share the same IP and one have no idea who the other even is.
     
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