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Off-topic / Re: Dial Up BBS
« on July 29th, 2011, 05:19 PM »
I have been using the metric system regularly in the US ever since the 1/2 liter bottle of Mountain Dew arrived in the early 80's. It just seems less complicated to me.

 ;)
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Other software / Re: "Paid for" shit.
« on July 28th, 2011, 10:02 PM »
Quote from runic on July 28th, 2011, 01:56 PM
Arantor ive seen the logs, the last ip to change ARG's account was ARG.  The last email change in his account was by ARG in January and changed the username of the account not the domain.  No standard team members on SMF have access to change the accounts.  ARG is BULLSHITTING and knows that he will get sympathy on here.  ARG if you want it sorted email info@simplemachines.org and stop spreading bullshit around and claiming a team member banned you!
Get a life dude. I am not looking for any sympathy from anyone. Just stating facts. Of course SMF will deny any wrong doing. That is simply the way that they are used to doing things. The only one I see bullshitting here is you.
Quote from runic on July 28th, 2011, 02:30 AM
ARG who you claiming altered your account? I see nothing that will prevent you from logging in, and I can assure you the Labradoodle has no power to alter your account in anyway except give you a warning, so do me a favor and stop the bullshit, honestly, you last logged in on 24 July your issue with Labradoodle was 23rd, im sure if he was that malice he would have done it on the 23rd but he couldnt as he doesnt have the power to.  Now if you wanna argue that I am a team member at SMF and of course ill defend the team, you should ask Arantor, Nao, K@ etc how honest I am, and then look at the history of the team and I.
Did I mention any names here runic? No, I don't think so. And yes, I did actually log in twice since this happened and both times I was automatically logged out within one or two minutes and could no longer log back in. I was told the same thing last time that that this happened, certain members do not have the power but the same exact thing happened both times so somebody, somewhere does indeed have the power to alter accounts.
If you check the logs, although I am sure it will be denied, I have attempted to log in and also reset my password on at least four different occasions since. Also, I am not questioning weather you will defend the team because we are all aware that it is not possible for any SMF team member to be be wrong so why don't you just stop the bullshit. I don't care what the hell your logs show, I am blocked from my account at SMF and it is not thge first time. Admit that something like this can and does occur at SMF because it's not the first time and has apparently happened to others as well. SMF has certain staff members that don't go by the rules. Just be a man and deal with the facts.

runic if you want to argue with me that's just fine but find another place to do it as I will respect the fact that this is not SMF and not the place to do it. You can and most likely will ban me from SMF but your power trip will not work on me here.

have a nice day.  ;)
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Other software / Re: "Paid for" shit.
« on July 27th, 2011, 07:19 PM »
Well I believe that it was something as simple as a password and email change. My password no longer works and when attempting to reset it I get the message that no username exists with that email.
Anyone with a standard Global Mod position can make these changes.


 
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Other software / Re: "Paid for" shit.
« on July 27th, 2011, 06:59 PM »
Well it's funny since this has happened twice with me. One simple disagreement in a support topic and then no longer able to log in. Either the "lower ranking" one I had an issue with has access to alter accounts or he has a very good friend at SMF that does.

Either way I am looking to find an alternative to SMF and am looking forward to see how this project turns out.
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Other software / Re: "Paid for" shit.
« on July 27th, 2011, 06:17 PM »
Well as you know, I can no longer log into my account at SMF due to one simple disagreement with a "Customizer" so I guess it's not my problem anymore either. 

Keeping with the topic, I wonder who I have to pay at SMF to regain access.  :lol:

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Other software / Re: "Paid for" shit.
« on July 27th, 2011, 05:39 PM »
I understand that. Some people not only demand support but can be very nasty and rude when requesting support. If they ask a simple "How do i do this" I am more than glad to offer my assistance.
But when they ask "Why don't this work? I downloaded your product and it f****ed up my website!" I am more against offering support and simply move on.
Some people think that you owe them something simply because they are using your product and have no problems displaying their tempers.

As for your comment about the team boards, I can only imagine how nasty that place can get.
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Other software / Re: "Paid for" shit.
« on July 27th, 2011, 05:13 PM »
Here is my simple take on this issue. If a product is offered for free use, support for the product may not be an obligation but should be offered at no cost out of respect for the user. This can benefit the product creator in the long run. If not then it should be stipulated that the product is offered "As Is", without warranty and no support will be offered.
If the product is offered for a price then support should be an obligation at no cost to the user. That's just good business.

In short, no customer should ever be obligated to pay for support for any default program. If support is desired for custom work that is not part of the original product but instead an addition to the original product, then and only then should payment for support be considered.

I personally do take payment for certain custom products but usually only if it is a big project that will be very time consuming. Most of these projects are complete theme redesigns. Of course support for the finished project is always offered and always at no extra cost. However, there have been many occasions when I was offered payment for simple custom work and completed the job without accepting payment. If the job is not going to consume much time or effort there really is no reason to demand payment.
Quote from Kat on July 23rd, 2011, 10:55 PM
In some ways, I think the SMF setup would benefit from having a "Top Dog", as you put it....
This has been my opinion for the past few years. This would benefit the SMF users in a big way. Either that or they should consider taking on a moderating crew and leave all forum moderating to them. A crew that is not obligated to offer support but their only task is to moderate. One of SMF's big problems today is allowing the general support staff to moderate and on many occasions it has proven to be nothing but trouble.
Quote from Les™ on July 24th, 2011, 08:00 AM
A Customizer should be a Customizer, a Developer should be a Developer and a Support Specialist should be a Support Specialist. None of these positions should be handed Moderator rights simply because they are team positions. Although not all SMF team members abuse their authority, many of them do in an open and often disrespectful manner.
Until they decide to take on a standard Moderating crew and stop letting the rests of the staff do the dirty work, I see no improvements anytime soon.