November 21, 2009 at 5:16 am #176317NessaParticipantVen0m;244597 wrote:If you don't like my attitude, tough. I have zero respect/kindness for those trying to defeat a person's personal privacy, sorry. Yeah, I resigned and yet I still have the staff position… I wonder why? Gee who dropped the ball there, huh?
You're all useless in my book.
Right….. If only that were the real reason.
If you have an attitude problem don't go flaunting it in the forum. We to tend lose members because of people like YOU.November 21, 2009 at 5:19 am #176324imported_Ven0mMember
No, we lose members because the site's slowly became irreverent because it couldn't keep up with the times or other sites like Mess.be (which seems dead now itself) or Neowin and other sites that have popped up as the IM trends changed. I wouldn't be surprised if the site didn't last another five years tops and it'd take a lot more than a handful of people to keep it all going.
Another thing that leads to the decline is the lack of member participation. People sign up for an account, use it a few times for help, then abandon it and never come back. Tell me, out of the 40,000+ members, how many of them are really active these days? I wouldn't say more than a few hundred if even that. Sad, but true so don't even try to blame me for the site's decline – it was already that way before I even came around. The community relies on active member participation for it to survive and to be honest I don't really see that these days like in the old days. Do a member pruning and I suspect there'd only be a few thousand names left. I just helped with some of the unanswered questions since I have the technical experience on my side.
@MrEggsalad 244599 wrote:
Indeed, why would you continue to use staff abilities after resigning?
It's called removing the ‘abilities' and position. God, do any of you have ANY experience on a message board?November 21, 2009 at 5:25 am #176318NessaParticipant
I'll be the one to walk away from this. Thanks for proving my point on your attitude, by the way.
Oh and I didn't blame you on the site's decline – I said we lose members – meaning some not all.November 21, 2009 at 5:27 am #176325imported_Ven0mMember
You obviously missed the point and ran away from the facts. What members are there to lose? Nobody's active anymore and if they are like I said it's only for help then they split. Regarding the attitude, that's funny because on the other sites I have staff positions on are in good shape because I run them nicely – and I actually have a good attitude but not towards those who'd want to do something wrong. I didn't do anything I wouldn't do there or anywhere else. Besides, the AIM section isn't the place for arguments about idiotic stuff.
Besides Doris and Dermot, none of you are really fit to handle the technical questions. I like to see some of you try to tackle some of the Yahoo issues only to be left scratching your heads suggesting things that have no effect or anything to do with the issue(s) presented – or better yet, understand the YMSG or MSNP protocols and how they work.
So, tell me why you guys are here? I don't really see how any of you contribute anything except to keeping the place a-float.November 21, 2009 at 5:46 am #176329Doris KenneyParticipant
I'm going to say that I had to bite my tongue in responding to the original post this user made. I worked very hard to limit myself to a “reasonable and somewhat appropriate” response. I personally want no part of any open discussion on why none of us deserve online privacy because we might be secretly be using our cloak of invisibility to spy on all of our visible contacts.
Anyone who says
NO THEY SHOULD NOT BE RESPECTED.
in regards to a person's right to privacy online sets of some serious red flags for me. There is no more room for discussion in that statement than in closing a thread is there? And to address points to me personally –
Let me put something to you patndoris
I don't see that as just a mere sharing of opinion. I see it as baiting me to see how I'll respond. (I find it very interesting that the cached page to which the user links does not show the full discussion – in fact it doesn't even show the user's actual post.)
I think that closing a thread on a discussion encouraging a behavior that is akin to cyberstalking is the right thing to do. We are all entitled to our opinions. Lord knows I have lots of them! But I don't feel that all of them are appropriate for public discussion. I don't feel discussions of the validity of invasion of privacy are useful. No I'm not a lawyer, but I don't even want to dance on the fringes of aiding or condoning any kind of cyber crime.
Do what you like with the posts. I will not be engaging in any further discussion with the particular user on any level so it will be up to you to carry the conversation if you feel re-opening the posts it the right thing to do.
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