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The Pub / This is realy slick!
« on May 2nd, 2013, 01:24 AM »
I really like this forum software from the users perspective. I think the notification area is really cool. That's something my forum users would love to play with. I'm trying to explore more in between my rants ... but so far I like it a lot. :)
Other software / Re: My review of customer service on SMF
« on May 2nd, 2013, 01:12 AM »
Quote from ziycon on May 2nd, 2013, 01:05 AM
That post was a nice bedtime read with my cup of tea and choc biccies. :D
I'm here to entertain you. If you liked that one how about another? :eheheh:
Other software / Re: My review of customer service on SMF
« on May 1st, 2013, 11:43 PM »

If anyone cares to read the thread they'd see I wanted to understand where the guy was coming from.

Examples of me asking the guy questions:

So why do you think it's a problem? Is it subjective or does it relate to your local culture/language?

Just curious, but why do you call it a "problem"? Is it some kind of issue related to how language or writing symbols are used in your country? If you want to re-install SMF just because of this it seems very important like a local language thing.

^^^ Does that sound like I'm being an asshole! If it does then I'm in good company over there.

Maybe it has something to do with his religion? Maybe in his religion you can't put spaces after parenthesis. Who the hell knows if nobody asks? I've heard of weirder things.

I NEVER EVER EVER said it wasn't something he couldn't get changed. But when he could not answer why it was a problem, it was clear it was just cosmetic. Is every cosmetic little thing a PROBLEM with SMF? Of course not. Every little thing people don't like is a subjective little thing they want changed. That isn't a PROBLEM with SMF. It's a desired change in the appearance.

If I created a new account and logged on, and pretended to say - oh what can I use - let's say I said it was a problem that the logo of the forum was at the top of the page and not the bottom. This is a terrible problem! If Kindred et. al. were the ones to initially respond to my post, they give me the business. They wouldn't acknowledge that was a problem. They'd do the SAME thing I did with that guy - all with smiley faces to boot.

Pfffft. Scotty Beam Me Up.
Other software / Re: My review of customer service on SMF
« on May 1st, 2013, 08:32 PM »
Quote from Kindred on May 1st, 2013, 08:20 PM
sorry. At this point you have used up any good will I had toward you.

I have three words for you, on this site and any otther.

Go to hell.
What about good will I had toward YOU? So YOU are the focus of this? It's YOUR feelings? You don't give a damn about what the issue is, it's all about Kindred.

Pfffft. You are a typical forum staff member that can't admit when they are wrong. Dime a dozen. You can't stand up to your peers. You just want to leave the discussion because I just handed your ass to you. You are what I thought you were.
Other software / Re: My review of customer service on SMF
« on May 1st, 2013, 08:13 PM »
Quote from Kindred on May 1st, 2013, 07:37 PM
I don't have a problem with people responding the way I do.... and I have never said otherwise. :P
Arantor does it all the time and I don't call him on it.
Well golly gee wilikers. That's big talk considering you are here and not over there.

Why don't you stand up for me over there? You are afraid to. Have you told Kays what you just told me here? What, you haven't?

What does that make you then?
As for the locking and where I was.
I took my dog for a walk. When I got back, the thread had been started, escalated and locked...  before I got to read any bit of it.
SO WHAT! It's there now, it's a forum, the posts are there. Nothing is stopping you from doing what is right and making a thread, and telling people that what I did was no different than what you do all the time and you have a difference of opinion with Kays.

You won't do it? What does that make you then?
And one thing...  Don't you *DARE* call me a coward. I
'll argue with you... I'll get into debates and I won't hold any of that BS against you (or anyone else)  call me names like that and I *WILL* take issue with that. Your name calling was uncalled for and inappropriate.
I say what I mean. I mean what I say.
I don't lie. (I may be mistaken, I may have to retract previous statements, but I do not lie based on my knowledge at the time)
The name fits. If you aren't a coward then go to the SMF forum, make a thread, and tell the forum that what I did was no different than what you do ALL THE TIME, and let people respond. Tell Runic that, open the thread, and put a reply in it that you don't disapprove of how I responded.

Just saying you aren't a coward isn't going to cut it. talk without action is cheap.

Step up to the plate and prove it. In the open. At the SMF forum.

I have a really bad taste in my mouth from all this. I'm not sure how much more I want to even try to help people. I'm no SMF genius but I do know a lot of the practical side of forums and all the menus and settings. But if you say I can respond like you and Arantor, and Kays says I can't (in effect), well then who the fuck should I believe?
Other software / Re: My review of customer service on SMF
« on May 1st, 2013, 07:10 PM »
Let it be clear - I don't think Kindred is responding improperly to people in general. It's when they say I can't do the same type things he does that's the problem. That's hypocrisy. If they can't see that then they are also hypocrites.
Quote from Nao on May 1st, 2013, 06:58 PM
......Or you do it my way, and remember that forum topics aren't going to change anyone's life, and most of them are trolls anyway, so there's no point in wasting time "making your point known"... Nobody cares, I'm afraid!
I'm not 100% convinced yet nobody cares over there. I'm around 90% - but not 100% yet. What will make me 100% convinced is if I get a PM response from a certain person regarding some information I sent them, and what is in that response. There was some caring in several of this person's PMs, so being the eternal optimist, I'm still keeping an open mind. :)

But if you're right I'll definitely admit such.
Other software / Re: My review of customer service on SMF
« on May 1st, 2013, 06:48 PM »
Quote from Kindred on May 1st, 2013, 03:25 PM
rotfl...   just a nod to the previous debate, not re-entering the fray. :)

my point was not about validity of opinion, but the "crushed logic" :)
I did crush their logic sir. Didn't you notice they locked the thread right after I asked them if I could respond to members just like you did/do? It's because they don't want me to respond like you do, but they are too cowardly to admit it in front of the forum. Cowards. One thing I'm not is a coward.
As I said, your argument that they let you (and me, for that matter) get away with the same comment to the OP was really the only logical argument in the bunch. :D
So it was a logical argument? Where were you to defend that in my complaint thread?

You are coward and full of hypocrisy just like the other team members involved in that complaint. But, you don't scare me, and I won't back down from what I know is right - that being I don't resound to members any worse than YOU do, and I've got the research to PROVE it in a file.
... and xrunner, it wasn't so much your comment that got the topic split as the fact that you wouldn't let it go.
Even Arantor and I backed off after making our opinion known on the OP's request.
(and by the time you joined with your comment, they had moved beyond the "something is wrong"  and into "I really would like to change this" and Kays was helping him do just that. :))
No, I was trying to find out why he thought it was a problem. You do that ALL the time. I never said he didn't have a right to ask that it be fixed. Give me a fucking break!

But it was said that if somebody says SMF has a problem, then by definition it's a problem and they have a right to ask that it be fixed, and it appears we can't ask them why they want it fixed.

OH SHIT - you just did that the other day! You are a hypocrite.

I have a file on my computer full of your responses to members seeking help that I documented for somebody. You are far worse than I am. I don't see you being called out by team members. I've already sent parts of the file to somebody, but I doubt they'll see beyond their hypocrisy and cowardly protection of team members.

So, just go on about your merry way and if I see you acting any worse than I did I'll report your little butt and call out the hypocrisy going on over there.

Other software / Re: My review of customer service on SMF
« on May 1st, 2013, 02:37 AM »
I recently got called out "over there" for daring to ask a person why he thought what he was asking help for was a problem. Even as other team members do the same or worse all the time.

I started a thread about what I felt was harassment by said team member. Eventually the thread was locked, but not before their logic was absolutely crushed by yours truly.

Yay. :)
Off-topic / Re: Introduction
« on April 30th, 2013, 09:36 PM »
Popping over from the SMF place, checking out this project. I'm the latest troublemaker over there :lol:

I'd like to learn more about this forum software so I'm reading the FAQs and whatever else I can find.

I remember Nao from his great footnotes mod!