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  1. Huckleberried

    Huckleberried Eclipse is coming! Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Hey VUers!

    Ever see the gibberish posts throughout the day, and especially, late at night? We do our best to remove these as soon as we see them, but when you happen to run across those, please use the REPORT button. DON'T reply to those, even as silly and funny as they may be. When we catch those, they go bye bye.
     
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  2. snake94115

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    Alrighty
     
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    Will do, Huck!
     
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    I love that report, I hope I don't abuse it too much :D
     
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    I shall report every post I deem as spam from now on...including the first post of this thread ;)
     
  6. Huckleberried

    Huckleberried Eclipse is coming! Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    LOL someone else wanted to because I posted it in several areas.

    Brian, I like when you use that button. We don't want to lose members by accident.
     
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    snake94115 Platinum Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I think Miss Huck means not to hit reply on their post.
    But by all means feel free to post within the thread and call their dumb-asses on the shenanigans.Don't be afraid to let your inner rage monster out.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. RMarcusY

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    No,
    Don't hit "reply" or "like"
    Don't hit "post reply"
    When they get removed sometimes you might get sucked out in the vacuum.
     
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    snake94115 Platinum Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Nice reference Marcus...Now I just have to go watch Sigourney Weaver in her super hot jump suit for the 500th time.
     
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    Huckleberried Eclipse is coming! Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    THIS is what I mean... JUST DON'T REPLY AT ALL. Use the report button instead.
     
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    snake94115 Platinum Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Why would you need that anyhow?

    Never-mind forget I asked.
     
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    In combination with that electrolyte powder from Trip Rippers you should be doing pretty good about now.
    If you find you are lasting longer than normal, just pull out the ole' debil juice and you should be good ;)
     
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    Nope. Because people are using their report button LOL!!
     
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    Use your report buttons if you notice spam!! It really does happen.
     
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    Mattp169 Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years Vape Media

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    who got banned by accident now? lol
     
  16. Whiskey

    Whiskey Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    what makes you think that someone got banned? We have seen an influx of spammers lately and want to remind folks to report them. (LOL):huh:
     
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    What she said.
     
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    I did. I've been erased.
    All my threads and posts are gone... including the MTL thread. 4700 posts and 5200 likes.
    Gone.

    Right now I can post but I can not start a thread.
     
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    Admin is looking into restoring that one. If they can, they will, trust me, several people are looking for that one. I'd be happy to discuss this with you privately, or you can PM one of the admin team.
     
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  20. Mattp169

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    well i was going to call bullshit on whiskey and hucks post
    \but aint this the second time this happened to you @sharkvape?
     
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    I sent you a PM.
     
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    shark is in PM with huck and it will get straightened out

    for now, its fairly simple... resist the urge to post in a spam thread, and no worries.
     
  23. Mattp169

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    im just laughing cuz those who post a lot and are heavily active on the forum know this, yet one of us winds up screwing up and getting banned

    now onto the fun stuff i just figured out how to do
    :drunk::coffee2::bomb::bunny:
    oh look a panda bear pooping:sadpanda::snapoutofit::soapbox::yes:
     
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    thank you for letting us handle the issue.
     
  25. Whiskey

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    I love this one :kickbutt:
     
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    i was never trying to handle the situation, i just asked who got banned?
     
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    :giggle: is still my favorite
     
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    i really like the pooping panda:sadpanda:

    but i cant pick a favorite yet
    :alligator:is this a gator or a baby dragon or what

    :nothingtoadd:this ones good
    i may just post it in every thread
    cuz I love NOTIFICATIONS they make me feel loved
     
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  29. Shark Vape

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    That's a little insulting, blaming the member... especially since management is aware of the auto-ban nightmare
    and has chosen not to fix it. Frankly, I thought it was fixed after @Artemis & Matt(?) got axed.

    I can't imagine why any forum would configure their software to automatically erase thousands of posts
    and threads, and ban a member for any reason at all. No other forum I am aware of does this.

    A year and a half, 5000 likes... near 5000 posts, all wiped clean... with no human approval or ability to restore.

    But if you say it's my responsibility, so be it. It's your forum, your rules, your property to run any way you wish.
    I do understand that.
     
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    @Shark Vape I thought it was you this happened to before, i forget who it was.

    lets see i want to be like whiskey and tag people

    i know
    @Teresa P
     
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    You rang? o_O
     
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    see she comes quick I got her trained well

    and tyger and joe are on vacation let them have a vacation
     
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    You're soooo very needy, aren't you? Are you a middle child?
     
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    im the youngest of 3
    and im am not needy

    oh @teresaP can you get me a soda to go with this sammich ooh and a napkin, oooh and a glass of ice

    and dont forget the mayo
     
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    Not yet, and we got this.
     
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    LOL, indeed we do;)
     
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    well whatever you got....dont give it to me please
     
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    Mayo into a glass with ice. You asked!
     
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    Are you gloating in public? ...just to cause trouble? ...again?
    You do love to kick em when they're down don't you...
     
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    I'm sad. I really enjoyed the mtl thread when I had a chance to read. I'm forgetful lately and need to reference ideas/peoples reviews etc.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Those posts weren't aimed at you, rest assured.
     
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    Did he post in spam thread again then or was this due to had previous to this?
     
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    Yup!
     
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    yup too he did post in a spam thread again?
     
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    Yes!
     
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    Then he has nothing to bitch about, his own damn fault, was warned not to do it more than once, and was told this could happen, but choose to ignore what he was told :kickbutt:
     
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    expired
     
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    Actually, @Shark Vape, we didn't configure our software to do this...... we're actively trying to find a way to configure it NOT to. The trouble is that you were intimately aware of this problem and tempted fate anyway. No one is more disappointed in the outcome than I am, and I restored you as quickly as I could. Sadly, I'm unable to restore your posts. I wish I could do more, but I can't. There's a reason we tell everyone not to respond to those threads. I'll be happy to restore your post count, but I can't bring back the info. That's the truth. I'm not blaming the member, I'm just looking at it realistically. You essentially stood out on a hill with in a lightning storm brandishing a golf club at the clouds. The inevitable happened, and there's no point yelling at the storm.

    FWIW, I'm sorry this happened, but it is what it is.

    I have restored your post and like count and your Platinum Contributor status.

    @Whiskey @Huckleberried @f1r3b1rd
     
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    That's a lovely metaphor Tyger but hardly accurate. You're rationalizing and shirking your responsibility.
    Let me give it a try...

    I essentially trusted you with an asset... like money... nearly 2 years of my content.
    And we both know in the forum world, in the Google Analytics world, content IS money.
    I trusted you/VU to keep it safe... somewhat like a bank.
    But sadly, the VU 'bank' is insecure, you've chosen to leave the vault open all night.
    The bank president chose to install a trapdoor in the vault instead of
    locking the door or having a security guard to protect the assets... (like all other forums do)
    Problem is... when burglars come in you flush the money along with the scumbag.
    Then blame the account holders saying you told em you leave the vault door open.

    That's what happened. It is YOUR responsibility to protect forum content, no one else's.
    So I'd be grateful if you and your staff didn't try to mislead folks into believing the deluded hogwash above.
    No other forum I've heard of treats member content with so little regard. And you do it over and over.
    5 times now? In less than a year? And you still don't care enough to fix the problem???

    So the lesson I've learned here is VU simply doesn't care enough to protect your members like other forums.
    If I can't trust VU to hold my post history securely, then I'll stop posting on-topic content.
    I type at the speed of glacial drift; it takes me a long time to help people here. But I enjoyed doing it.

    Let me be clear one more time: I'm not nearly as offended at your mistake as your attempts to blame the member.
    4 mods rushing in here to point their finger at the member who lost because of a VU management error. Bunk.

    If you can't get control of your forum security, at least don't blame the members who have lost
    because of your careless irresponsibility. <--- That's a period.
    ......................

    Sorry you all have chosen to air this out in public...
    A PM would have probably been better.
     
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