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NickTheGreek
post 3 Mar 2006, 06:50 PM
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Here is the craziest of stories :

a few months ago ( Sep-Oct 2005 ) i had a problem with Gallery code... Doing some search i found some suggestions on a really nice looking green site, named Fruits Candy MB with some members but quite promising. I registered and read my topic which was not so helpful anyway.

I forget about the site, come back March 1st 2006 and, since they seem like having the same members they had back then, propose an advertising campaign.

I even offered them a week of free advertising and i was very very polite and more than friendly....

I logged in today, 3rd of March 2006 and found my proposal topic DELETED and my account DELETED too !!!!

No warning, no explanation... they just kick people out for no reason !!!!

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I come over here, suggest affiliation and free advertising ....

come back a few hours later and find :


  • post deleted

  • account deleted !!!!!



which of the rules did i break and u [i[killed[/i] my account ?

is this a serious place or am i mistaken ?


i quote again :

[title]An administrator's job is very hard and not all people are meant for it[/title]

right now i feel a bit default.angry.gif default.angry.gif default.angry.gif default.angry.gif default.angry.gif default.angry.gif default.angry.gif


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post 3 Mar 2006, 06:53 PM
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reas this too :

they WERE having a BRING NEW MEMBERS contest, paying for the member who would bring the most newbies !!!

Here is their topic : We will pay for New Members, A Recruiting Contest

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Hello!

Risaa suggested that we have a contest to see who could recruit the most new FCMB members and I thought it was a good idea. We went through a list of possible prizes and I decided on something moderately cool which I'll get to in a minute. First here's the contest:

excl.gif The contest starts now and ends on August 31.
excl.gif Encourage your friends to join FCMB. Have them sign on as new members and post a message in the Welcome Forum. Make sure they mention that you invited them to join FCMB.
excl.gif Make sure the new members you invite stick around and keep posting.
excl.gif On September 1, I'll go through the Welcome Forum and count up the new members and award a point for each new member to the person who invited them.
excl.gif I'll also award one point for each of the new member's posts outside of the spam forum for every post after the tenth.
excl.gif I reserve the right to award up to five points per new member to the invitor just because I like the new member they invited.
excl.gif I will, at my discretion, determine that a new member is a duplicate membership and does not award any points to their invitor.

Whoever has the most points at the end of the contest will win a $20 Amazon.com gift certificate.

Please remember that the point of this contest is to find good new members for FCMB. Please invite only people you'd like to see hanging out on the board.

Have fun recruiting!

Robert


what is wrong with people ???


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post 3 Mar 2006, 07:58 PM
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i got response :

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to NicktheGreek,

yes, this is a serious place. we all come here to talk about what we love. but there are basic unspoken rules that you basically just have to know and expect.

you are not allowed to advertize, for another forum/board or products, or for you store even. FCMB is a board primarily targeting the anime/manga lovers and there are also other people who find our span of other topics comfortable to stay. advertisement on this board means spam. and spam should be done in specific forums, in here we call it the Spammer's Paradise. spamming on anywhere else will not be tolerated.

we also knew of people who strictly goes to board and advertize for another forums and products or stores and we will go the longer distance and delete all the posts and the account.

if you are of the people that is not described above but just wanna be another member of FCMB and talk about what you like and share ur dreams with us, even, but really want to share with us ur store; then i, as a mod, sincerely apologize and hope that this will not happen again. and suggested that you post about it at our Web Post forum instead, and tell us some more about ur store and the background and the such. HOWEVER, if more posts like this pops up else we, we will be deleting posts and killing accounts again. we do this in protection to other members against spam.

thank you. i sincerely hope that explains things clearly enough.


and i replied back :

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so in simple words there is NO warn system here, NO suspension of members, no moderation periods, not even explanation of your actions as a Moderator... you could be accidentally deleting posts, topics or even accounts accidentally or on purpose for any reason ...?

sorry to sound like that but this approach does not comply with the serious forum you describer above.... and feel free to delete my posts again if this will be your only way to contradict my debate here

i moderate and administrate forums 15x the size of this WITHOUT ever DELETING a simple post ( just make the invisible ) and OF COURSE NEVER deleting a single member, even spammers


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post 3 Mar 2006, 08:22 PM
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QUOTE(Joebalicious)

we do not delete any posts that doesnt have spamming or advertisement involved.

there is indeed a warning system here through pm or post-follow. that was according to the old rules that was replaced with new more lenient rules. but that is for members who are known not as spammer and have introduced themselves at other topics/forums, and showed their interests else beside their spam posts. that tells us that they are not spammer.

however (i am a little unsure of the details of ur account being delete but will follow up on it), ur few posts here in october were also of ur forums and you left without other posts and such, that to us is just as a spammer that leaves spam at boards.

again i sincerely apologize for any misaction that has been wrongfully taken again you.

ps. regarding warning, this is a warning to your signature. we are not allowed to advertize for another board here. the links for ur blog is fine, but i believe a big picture for another forum is not. this is in written form in the topic of new rules. i suggest that you use a different picture instead. =\


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well i had problem with file gallery_mime_types and came here for help, still you consider this as spam... strante i thought forums are also for info exchange and helping others... the funny thing is that you deleted ALL my posts and now we will never be sure ... not a smart move to delete posts that easily.

The signature image will be changed at once, but only after you change the rules topic mentioning it. Unless this is done, you must either redelete my account or my sig or my posts


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post 3 Mar 2006, 08:28 PM
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look, i am not here to play the argue with a Moderator game :

it is just that you put a label on me as a spammer with wrong criteria that pissed me off...

and since it was too hard for you to find that spam post i made back then, i decided to do your job and found it here :

http://fruitscandy.secretworldgovernment.n...2644&hl=gallery

was that advertising of my board ?


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post 3 Mar 2006, 09:32 PM
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continued :

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QUOTE(NickTheGreek @ Mar 3 2006 @  10:28 AM)

i moderate and administrate forums 15x the size of this WITHOUT ever DELETING a simple post ( just make the invisible ) and OF COURSE NEVER deleting a single member, even spammers


Oh dear... I didn't realize that you were of such high authority. With forums 15x the size if this one, you must really know what you're doing. Ooh and with lots of members too, ne.. So can you help us? It must be a really pleasant place to be, your board. You don't delete spammers, but it's happy without spammers, so how do you do it? How do you keep spammers away without deleting them? I'd really like to know, because that's impressive...

All your members must be happy with your board too, since there are so many members (though it may not make any sense, it must be significant somehow because you brought it up). How do you keep them all happy? I'm sure there's a thing or two we can learn from you.

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look, i am not here to play the argue with a Moderator game :

it is just that you put a label on me as a spammer with wrong criteria that pissed me off...

and since it was too hard for you to find that spam post i made back in October i decided to do your job and found it here :

http://fruitscandy.secretworldgovernment.n...2644&hl=gallery

was that advertising of my board ?


Oh, that was not advertising at all. I know you were probably trying to teach us about responsibility by making it seem like you were being irresponsible and not trying to solve your problems yourself. Clever! Thank you very much.


Oh, and you did it again by triple-posting. Showing us how bad it is and how bad it reflects on the poster by sacrificing yourself and posting all in a row yourself! You're very noble.

OH!!! And again by not listening to a mod. You know that people here must like how lenient it is and you wanted to show everyone how bad it would be if they didn't listen to a mod despite the lenientness, that must be why you used yourself as an example.

.......

Prove that you're not a spammer. Let this issue drop and comply with what Aska-ness is asking. C'mon; we're not mean people.


i did what they asked :

I dropped the post and their site as well


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