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  Post #31 (permalink)   01-26-2018, 12:20 PM
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The point was he was sorry about it. I don't understand why they could of disabled the newer one and just let him move on.
Spot on. That happened numerous times before and if I see a member is legitimate and there was no intent to break the rules, I'd always give options to either merge accounts or keep one of them.
 
 
 
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  Post #32 (permalink)   01-26-2018, 12:22 PM
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I would have to disagree. I've been there for maybe 8 years, and what it was before and now...huge difference. Before, a quality post or trainwreck post led to all sorts of responses that you couldn't keep up with. Now...it feels like there's 3 new posts a day, and 2 or 3 responses. Some sections that had a few new topics a day is now a new topic a week...and maybe a response or two within a week. A real ghost town.

Then, we have to factor in the moderation, or over-handed say and do nothing approach. Put it this way...years ago I could get into an argument with someone, and it go on for pages and pages before getting an infraction. Now, one wrong statement and instant sig infraction. I just got suspended during the holidays before someone posted asking about a theme using PHP 5.2. I told them were on 7 now. Then the person asked about using a host with PHP 5.2, and I told the same applies, hosts are on 7 now. I get hit with a suspension because 7 is in my sig...mean while others are spamming nonsense, basically encouraging the person to use PHP 5.2, or the usual "use this host" with only 7 posts to their profile. No question if they even used such host, which clearly anyone with 7 posts hasn't, or is shilling. It's not the same. During the holidays they sent out an email of the news section being shut down. Now it just forwards WHT's home page. Of course I couldn't see what people were saying due to the suspension, and I really didn't care. There's been many suggestions that could have helped, but were ignored or seen as not useful...but yet, a host could scam people for almost 3 years on there, and when questioned why this is happening, the reply was because they didn't break WHT rules. Ass-backwards. Every other forum banned that "host", but not WHT. It took them 3 years to ban them. That alone was a huge turn off for many users.

Progressing is one thing, but I came from an industry where it was going downhill...and it's still there. Many left the industry for such reasons, and those who are in it and understand it, will admit to it going downhill.
people are scared to write anything on WHT in fear of being banned for saying the wrong thing.
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people are scared to write anything on WHT in fear of being banned for saying the wrong thing.
I won't deny that some are, yes. However, overall, not so much

Most people are just fine there, but over the past few days I've seen threats from a certain 'leader', users 'demoted' simply because they dared to mention other hosting forum possibilities (elsewhere), etc.

Overall, it's definitely not the place it was, even a year ago.
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In fairness, I also wanted to say that WHT is far from being broken and there are enough amazing people working behind the scenes.

I have recently had an issue when I was getting lots of marketing emails from Penton to an email address that was only registered with WHT (which I never used to sign up for any newsletters). Tried unsubscribing multiple times to no avail - advertising still comes. So I asked if Penton was selling our data, which with recent Informa acquisition isn't that big of a stretch and found a number of people who are in the same position:
http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1686627

Andy (aka Postbox) has come forward to try to resolve the issue for me. He took quite an active role investigating, getting some answers for me and eventually reaching someone responsible. He even went as far as posting the response from that person with her email address that welcomed anyone with a similar issue to contact her. It would have been great, but I noticed that his post was deleted shortly after. It was probably against Penton's interest to keep it public. Bottom line is I appreciate what Postbox did and how he was handling the situation, staying in active communication with me, keeping me updated. THAT is what forum leadership is supposed to do for its members, no matter how big or small. The only sad thing is that he wasn't given a chance to bring the issue to some level of public resolution.
 
 
 


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In fairness, I also wanted to say that WHT is far from being broken and there are enough amazing people working behind the scenes.

I have recently had an issue when I was getting lots of marketing emails from Penton to an email address that was only registered with WHT (which I never used to sign up for any newsletters). Tried unsubscribing multiple times to no avail - advertising still comes. So I asked if Penton was selling our data, which with recent Informa acquisition isn't that big of a stretch and found a number of people who are in the same position:
http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1686627

Andy (aka Postbox) has come forward to try to resolve the issue for me. He took quite an active role investigating, getting some answers for me and eventually reaching someone responsible. He even went as far as posting the response from that person with her email address that welcomed anyone with a similar issue to contact her. It would have been great, but I noticed that his post was deleted shortly after. It was probably against Penton's interest to keep it public. Bottom line is I appreciate what Postbox did and how he was handling the situation, staying in active communication with me, keeping me updated. THAT is what forum leadership is supposed to do for its members, no matter how big or small. The only sad thing is that he wasn't given a chance to bring the issue to some level of public resolution.
It's technically is broken when Penton did that. No matter what a "back end" company should not step in like that.

They shouldn't either reported it just like any other members or if was believed to be illegal statements (ie slander) then they shouldn't put in a court order.

Because frankly that like me going on a customer's site and deleting bad sayings about my company's.
 
 
 


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In fairness, I also wanted to say that WHT is far from being broken and there are enough amazing people working behind the scenes.
If you have to rely on your clients to tell you your website certificate is down, your model is broken

If you have to keep a part of your website down for a year + just because nobody knows how to fix it (helpdesk), your website is broken

If your 'memberships' pages have been broken, and have not been fixed, leading to people having 'free premium memberships', then your website is broken

If it takes you a week to put together a certificate for a website, then you don't have 'amazing people working behind the scenes'.

If you (as a community leader) threaten to revoke someone's membership to a website (or go so far as to demote them in title) because they discuss other websites, or opening their own elsewhere (not even at WHT), then you are not part of 'amazing people working behind the scenes'. you are the problem, not the solution.

If you rely on paranoia and fear to control your members (ie: people being afraid to post something that'll piss off WHT members), then your website is broken

It's really that simple. WHT WAS great. However, the current incarnation is nothing but a hack of what it once was. I could go on and on and on about the problems, but the fact is that this is not even remotely close to what it was
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AAAAND this just made me chuckle a little bit. Talk about over moderation.

Created a thread regarding industry announcements, linking to two possible posts as reasons for it... What did I get?

You can't make this crap up! Not a single rule violation, but hey, we'll throw in an infraction for the hell of it
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The site be down of hrs already
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The site be down of hrs already
Up from here?
They did acknowledge a few outages today, and said there was an issue that they resolved. Looks like Postbox was on top of that this afternoon?

If it's down for you, maybe has something to do with your network that was part of the 'issue'? Not sure
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currently with WHT is if your face fits you are OK, if it does not they will try all ways to remove you from their forum
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This site can’t be reached
www.webhostingtalk.com took too long to respond.
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When did you see that error pop up as I'm on WHT right now, as well as a few other forums.
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One of the mod tell me They have a problem with one of their servers, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. You can use this, it times out too:

https://tools.pingdom.com/
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When did you see that error pop up as I'm on WHT right now, as well as a few other forums.
whenever i type in http://www.webhostingtalk.com/ in any browser
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