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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2011, 06:22:18 PM »
Today's winner of CTLMS goes to Debbie!
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/13189/comment-page-1#comment-79131
ROTFL ;D
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I can't help thinking this was an inside job (SF, danielz? someone from here).

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2011, 06:27:48 PM »
I can't help thinking this was an inside job (SF, danielz? someone from here).
Nope, legit email address/ip.
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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2011, 07:04:41 PM »
Today's winner of CTLMS goes to Debbie!
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/13189/comment-page-1#comment-79131
Yup, when fax machines came out, our secretary couldn't figure it out.
"I've tried to send this fax fifty times already, and the paper just keeps on coming out the other end".

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2011, 07:09:03 PM »
Yup, when fax machines came out, our secretary couldn't figure it out.
"I've tried to send this fax fifty times already, and the paper just keeps on coming out the other end".
LOL...

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2011, 07:04:56 PM »
Today's winner of CTLMS goes to Debbie!
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/13189/comment-page-1#comment-79131

I am not really sure I understand why Debbie's comment deserves such flack.  Yes it was poorly written but I dont think the question was ridiculous.

What she sounded to me, to be asking was that she signed her and her daughter up for the BMI accounts waited a half an hour and still didnt receive any confirmation email from them (which I and most others probably received instantly) so then she applied a second time and yet again received no email confirmation from them.  So all she was asking was to find out if there was a problem with BMI's system having an extra-ordinarily long time to send those confirmation emails and if anyone else had similar experiences.

Am I missing something?

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2011, 07:10:33 PM »
I understood it the same way.

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2011, 07:27:10 PM »
I am not really sure I understand why Debbie's comment deserves such flack.  Yes it was poorly written but I dont think the question was ridiculous.

What she sounded to me, to be asking was that she signed her and her daughter up for the BMI accounts waited a half an hour and still didnt receive any confirmation email from them (which I and most others probably received instantly) so then she applied a second time and yet again received no email confirmation from them.  So all she was asking was to find out if there was a problem with BMI's system having an extra-ordinarily long time to send those confirmation emails and if anyone else had similar experiences.

Am I missing something?

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I thought she had sent forms in to bmi to match her other status.

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2011, 07:47:16 PM »
I thought she had sent forms in to bmi to match her other status.

but there is no online form for that is there? i dont believe there is, otherwise its news to me.

she wrote she "completed the forms and submitted them" so sounds like the BMI signup application to me....

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2011, 07:58:40 PM »
I am with yosef on this one

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2011, 08:11:38 PM »
I thought she had sent forms in to bmi to match her other status.
+1.
I though she was talking about submitting forms (faxing/emailing) for status matching on a post that was about status matching.

but there is no online form for that is there?
Where did she say she submitted it online?
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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2011, 09:23:58 PM »
seems like were going to need to open another forum for comments about the comments in this thread. :-O

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2011, 09:28:05 PM »
+1.
I though she was talking about submitting forms (faxing/emailing) for status matching on a post that was about status matching.

lol, u thought this lady is capable of that?? ;D

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2011, 12:22:05 PM »
Its not really clear what she did. I cant either figure out what she means by submitting and resubmitting. If she was "applying" then we could figure out what she did. But who calls applying online "submitting forms"???

I think a big problem on the blog lies in the fact that people do not understand that "comment" does not mean "please ask every question that may pop into your head" (its also obvious from the people that phrase their comments "Dan: what do I do..." that they perceive the comments sections as an "ask dan" section) There may also be a few trolls running around here.
And its extremely rude that people cannot be bothered to read other comments before reposting previously asked questions. One solution to that is the old "deadspin method" (deadspin.com the raunchy sports blog)- all commentators (commenters?) go through a vesting process whereby they can post comments, but their comments will not appear on the site until they are given "approved commenter" status by an admin. You are only granted approved status after around 10/15 comments that make sense and show a sensitivity to not wasting other people's time. Also your commenting privileges can be suspended or revoked at any time, which makes people think twice before posting a comment. Annoying and maybe not appropriate here but the comments on the blog are turning into a mess imo.

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2011, 12:42:03 PM »
Its not really clear what she did. I cant either figure out what she means by submitting and resubmitting. If she was "applying" then we could figure out what she did. But who calls applying online "submitting forms"???

I think a big problem on the blog lies in the fact that people do not understand that "comment" does not mean "please ask every question that may pop into your head" (its also obvious from the people that phrase their comments "Dan: what do I do..." that they perceive the comments sections as an "ask dan" section) There may also be a few trolls running around here.
And its extremely rude that people cannot be bothered to read other comments before reposting previously asked questions. One solution to that is the old "deadspin method" (deadspin.com the raunchy sports blog)- all commentators (commenters?) go through a vesting process whereby they can post comments, but their comments will not appear on the site until they are given "approved commenter" status by an admin. You are only granted approved status after around 10/15 comments that make sense and show a sensitivity to not wasting other people's time. Also your commenting privileges can be suspended or revoked at any time, which makes people think twice before posting a comment. Annoying and maybe not appropriate here but the comments on the blog are turning into a mess imo.

approving comments takes an enormous amount of time

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Re: Comments That Leave Me Speechless...
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2011, 01:09:21 PM »
approving comments takes an enormous amount of time

Well thats why I said - it may be inappropriate.
I can only imagine the time spent, and im sure its a lot of time (thanks!). Maybe a warning on the site that if you are flagged for not reading the previous comments before you post your own, the next time (time #2) or the 3rd time (3 strike rule) you get a one week comment suspension and then for another infraction after that a 3 month ban etc....im only suggesting. Obviously Dan & Co. do whatever they/you feel is best. But its obvious that the comments on the blog (and hopefully it wont spread to the forums) are beginning to be overrun by people who do not understand how to properly use them