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General Discussion / Re: Online behavior
« Last post by odc061210 on September 30, 2020, 06:20:27 AM »
Harassment is in the eye of the beholder or, in cases like this, the eye of the forum moderators. The English-language sex doll forums I am aware of are TDF, ODC, and UK. Each has an 'inner circle' of people who 'run the show'. That inner circle has certain 'standards' and attitudes. I have been banned for years at TDF and ODC for what I perceive as 'telling it like it is', no insults, just pointing out certain 'inconvenient truths' (ouch! - Al Gore is only good for catch phrases!). I'm not banned at UK. However the standards and attitudes there apparently include sufficient contempt for Sinthetics (the business, not the dolls) that after months of insults and harassment, the end result was fully suppressing my attempt to sell an order for a deeply discounted new doll direct from the manufacturer.
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The Auction Block / Re: For sale - my order at Sinthetics
« Last post by noquiexis on September 18, 2020, 12:04:02 PM »
     As a last resort, you might try to contact the forum owner to see the reason behind these grievances, or to make a correction. I did not want to hijack this topic, so I posted further remarks here.

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General Discussion / Online behavior
« Last post by noquiexis on September 18, 2020, 12:01:44 PM »
     Anytime the management of any online forum is not neutral toward any forum member, manufacturer, supplier, or vendor without stating the specific cause for partiality, that forum management is corrupt. Opinions are allowed, so long as they are expressed respectfully.

     Almost all of these forums have a non-harassment clause built into the Terms of Service. Stating a negative opinion is helpful only if there is provable cause for that opinion. Some manufacturers, suppliers, and vendors have better track records in customer service, including timely delivery of purchased goods. Potential buyers have a right to know this.

     That notwithstanding, no one has the right to berate another because of personal prejudice or "brand loyalty". Any such forum member should face disciplinary action if they do so.

     Forum owners have the responsibility to their membership to insure that all forum members are treated with respect. This includes disciplinary action against any forum member who does not abide by the Terms of Service. There are people who have a proven track record, on other forums, who are forbidden to have a membership here. Some who were members here have been banned for the protection of other members.

     Forum owners and managers should have the ability to accept criticism, and to make changes based on that criticism. Taking lessons from other online forums, I built safeguards into the Arimecibo forums. One of those safeguards is that any member of management here has Admin rights equal to mine. Any member here has the right to contact any forum administrator if they have a grievance against the forum owner (noquiexis).*

     Part of the reason for giving other administrators equal rights to mine is for future needs. I might not always be available if there is a problem or need that should be addressed. Any Admin could take over if I should kick off (die) or become incapacitated. Any Admin can make changes to the forums, including forum layout (Categories and Boards), software upgrades, and database management.

*  Not everyone can get email, including PM notifications, from this website. If you cannot contact an administrator here, leave a PM here stating the request, and make another PM on any other forum that they frequent. That second PM should advise them to check their PMs here.

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The Auction Block / Re: For sale - my order at Sinthetics
« Last post by odc061210 on September 18, 2020, 10:15:17 AM »
Update: my attempt to sell my order was posted at the UK forum for several months. I was subject to harassment and abuse throughout. Within the last month, an admin at the UK forum asked for verification from Sinthetics about the terms and legitimacy of my sale. THE SAME DAY, Bronwen posted on the UK forum (for the first time in more than six years) to verify and confirm, quoting a price that would be a $1400 discount to the buyer of a transfer of my order. Her post was immediately greeted with a harassing post from a UK forum member. I requested that the harassing post be removed from the thread. After several days of delay and the exchange of several PMs, an admin of the UK forum chose instead to REMOVE my For Sale thread. Ironically this also resulted in removing the only post by Sinthetics in the last six years. Administrative action at the UK forum thus has created the appearance of non-participation by Sinthetics. Regardless of any valid criticism of Sinthetics, the actions of the administrators of both TDF and the UK forum are making them look worse.

My order remains for sale.
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4Woods / Re: Another Lissa wants to be second
« Last post by noquiexis on August 15, 2020, 08:40:34 PM »
odc061210,

     Your examples checked out! You may post any of all of them without fear of the "prude" hammer! I sent a PM with more thoughts on the matter.

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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4Woods / Re: Another Lissa wants to be second
« Last post by odc061210 on August 15, 2020, 07:34:17 PM »
I'd like to post a full-body, sitting upright, non-nude photo of Lissa. All I've got for clothing is stuff I bought years ago for Barbie. I've sent samples for noq to review to confirm I wouldn't be violating current guidelines. Stay tuned.
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Announcements / Re: Registration and notes
« Last post by noquiexis on July 25, 2020, 11:58:28 AM »
     Registration has been suspended as of 25 July 2020. Spammers and scammers have been initiating brute force attacks in an attempt to get around the normal registration process. This tends to create hundreds of entries in the Error log, which makes it even harder to troubleshoot problems with the forum software, database, or setup.

     Registration for the Magnus Bay Colony Forum was disabled in conjunction with the Website format change. Not a single event was logged in the Error log for that forum since.

     Anyone who wants to register for membership on this forum may send an email to noquiexis@arimecibo.com Your email MUST include your intent for using the forum. If your first post is of religious nature, you will be dis-membered (banned) and that post will be deleted, so do not waste your time or mine.

C:-) C:-) C:-)
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Announcements / Re: Arimecibo cleanup
« Last post by noquiexis on July 16, 2020, 08:23:27 AM »
     On 16 July 2020, I removed all but one topic from the Trash Bin. That is the Simple Machines Forum "Recycle" bin, where topics could possibly be restored. If any of the administrators had any desire to glean the text of a post in the Trash Bin, they had ample opportunity to do that. Deleting posts from the Trash Bin permanently removes them from the Simple Machines Forum database.

     Not every topic in the Trash Bin was placed there during the "website cleanup". Some were from religious spammers and others who had no business being on this forum.

C:-) C:-) C:-)
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Announcements / Re: Arimecibo cleanup
« Last post by noquiexis on June 16, 2020, 08:57:00 AM »
     I do not know what 'standards' other web hosts might use. When I find another web host, I do not want to be denied access because of any one photo. Sadly, some of the photos that were cut are among my favorites.

     I do know that some people have not received email notifications of PMs because their ISP has this web host (WebHostingPad) blacklisted. I can only assume that WebHostingPad hosts porn sites, although I never asked.

     Album owners are welcome to modify their album properties to the "Everyone" view if they so desire.

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Announcements / Re: Arimecibo cleanup
« Last post by odc061210 on June 16, 2020, 06:40:20 AM »
My album is Me only. It looks like some photos 'got the ax' anyway. Mox nix.
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