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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep 2016 at 9:03pm
There've been a few (very few) cases in which some rep joined up to respond to things.  One, as I recall, involved the Forum Admin who'd been having a problem with a furniture store.
 
I also recall some rep from some public television channel coming here to respond to something.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dynode Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep 2016 at 6:38pm
Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

^ I'm sure once you make 10+ posts, you will have (permission) to PM and enter the protected sections.  Hang in there. Thumbs Up
I use FireFox for many sites that won't give my old browser full content.

Thanks.  I guess I'll just have to pad my post count, then.  For all its faults, Firefox has worked pretty well for me lo these many years, and I'm comfortable with it almost all the time.
I still humbly submit that PMs to admins should be allowed immediately - in this case it wasn't a bad thing to air the issues out in public, because others may benefit.
Didn't know you had secret rooms.  Not surprised, though; they come in handy.
Honestly, I've been wondering how much time I care to spend ranting about commercials - I could write a book on them, probably with some entertainment value, but would it change anything?  I'd like to think some of the fools who create that crap would read here, or similar places (if there are any) and mend their ways, but ... I doubt it.
Thanks again to everybody for the help.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Anduril Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2016 at 8:08pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Originally posted by Dynode Dynode wrote:

With regard to Rule 8:
Too late.  In my first post I said what I wanted to do the "Brad" girl in the Liberty Mutual commercials. I should have read the rules first, but in the relevant thread, other people said worse, and one of them was even praised (not in so many words) by an admin (I think).
So, apparently I either misunderstand the rule, or ignoring it is accepted behavior.  If the latter is the case, the rule should be eliminated, or at least clarified.
Another issue, not about the rules, but I can find no totally appropriate place to mention it - how do I PM members?  I had a technical issue I would have liked to bring to the attention of an admin, but could find no way to PM an admin, or anybody else.  That issue (avatar would not show on my post) was resolved by switching from Firefox to Chrome (definitely not a desirable long-term solution, but I realize the problem may lie entirely with Firefox - it seems to get worse by the day).
But I'm used to forums that allow me to contact an admin privately - can't understand why any forum would be any different.
 
Did something happen with your "Brad" post?  I looked at it.  It seems intact.  Besides, there've been way more violent posts here.  The Admin is pretty much hands-off these days.
 
Re your PM problem---I dunno.  It's been so many years since I was new here, and the board has undergone a few changes...so I don't know what the problem is.  If you can't PM using Firefox but can with Google, I'd guess that's the problem.  I remember once switching browsers, and a lot of little quirks I'd been having here cleared up.
 
Re your avatar---I think it's a certain number of posts before your avatar appears.  I think Nathan (the forum admin) just wants to ensure you're not here to spam.
 
 
 
Brings up an interesting point...
 
Which is worse? 
Coming to this board to SPAM, or coming here as an ad agency looking for "new ideas"?  Angry
Almost as bad as going through an iTunes library.
 
My only issue with the board is that I randomly can't post, even though I am logged in.
Something about cookies, I think?
 
I refresh the page and no problems.   (It's probably my Internet Explorer, and not the board.)
Lately, I've noticed it does not render pages the same way as Chrome - at least with regards to dropdown boxes.  I have no idea what's wrong with it.   And pretty much don't care either.)
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aka ron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2016 at 7:39pm
^ I'm sure once you make 10+ posts, you will have (permission) to PM and enter the protected sections.  Hang in there. Thumbs Up
I use FireFox for many sites that won't give my old browser full content.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dynode Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2016 at 7:29pm
ron, I tried that too.  Just looked at your profile, in fact.  The only button I can push there takes me to posts you made.  No other actionable button.  No mention of PMs.  It's entirely possible that this is a Firefox issue.  It used to work just fine on my bank's web page.  Thanks to recent downgrades, not anymore.  It's a pain in the ass to use Chrome, which I don't like, to see my bank statement, and even then it's only partly functional.
Thanks for the link to the admin, and being a good sport.  I don't think I'll use it, though; it's not life and death or anything.  Still hate commercials, though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dynode Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2016 at 7:22pm
Thor, thanks again for your kind attention.
I don't see ad banners at the top of the page.  I never see ad banners on any page.  I do see "Please help the CIH Forums by disabling AdBlock Plus on this page."
Not going to happen.  Did I mention that I hate commercials?
Looking into the settings of Adblock Plus (never had to before now), I see that allowing some ads is a possibility, but I don't know how to use the feature, and I wouldn't anyway, not if being able to PM is tied to having to see ads.  Even if the ads are inoffensive, I disagree with the principle.
I just tried viewing the page with Chrome, and I do see a couple of ads, along with the disable AdBlock message, but still no "New Messages" or any indication that I even have an inbox.
But again, thank you for your time and sincere attempt to assist me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aka ron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2016 at 7:21pm
Sheesh...I don't know what rules apply to new members.
If you wish to PM someone, open their profile. To contact the FA.... ForumAdmin
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Sep 2016 at 6:46pm
On the left, below the ad banners near the top of the page, you'll see "0 New Messages".  Try clicking onto that.  That's how I get to the PM page.
 
 
 
 
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AKA Ron:  Don't get all sensitive.  I didn't kick your dog, I pointed out an apparent deficiency in the software.  If I'm not "allowed" to post in any given section, I'm not aware of that fact, but that's not the point in any case.  I was talking about sending PMs, which have nothing to do with sections.  There are many things a person might want to address to an admin, but not in public.  It's more likely that a newcomer will have technical problems than will old-timers, so PMs should be a function available for use by every member immediately, to contact admins, if not other members.  And you didn't address anything I brought up, but thanks anyway.  By the way, it's "posts", not "post's".  There is no word in the English language for which the plural is formed by using an apostrophe.  You're welcome.

Thor: Thank you.  Today I'm using Firefox and the avatar shows just fine.   There's been an upgrade since yesterday, so maybe that resolved the problem.  Avatars present or not isn't a dealbreaker for me, so ...
I can't see a button to send a PM regardless of browser.  Don't see it when I bring up a member's profile, either.  I'm not here to spam.  I'm an admin at a forum that was going strong for around 15 years, had 2500 users onboard simultaneously not too long ago, although when it comes to posting it's kind of dead today (it deals with a topic that's kind of passe today, unlike commercials, which unfortunately endure like cancer).  So I fully understand selective enforcement of rules.  I just thought it better to get clarification from the getgo than to presume future toleration of my own posting style, which is definitely no holds barred.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Sep 2016 at 9:07pm
Originally posted by Dynode Dynode wrote:

With regard to Rule 8:
Too late.  In my first post I said what I wanted to do the "Brad" girl in the Liberty Mutual commercials. I should have read the rules first, but in the relevant thread, other people said worse, and one of them was even praised (not in so many words) by an admin (I think).
So, apparently I either misunderstand the rule, or ignoring it is accepted behavior.  If the latter is the case, the rule should be eliminated, or at least clarified.
Another issue, not about the rules, but I can find no totally appropriate place to mention it - how do I PM members?  I had a technical issue I would have liked to bring to the attention of an admin, but could find no way to PM an admin, or anybody else.  That issue (avatar would not show on my post) was resolved by switching from Firefox to Chrome (definitely not a desirable long-term solution, but I realize the problem may lie entirely with Firefox - it seems to get worse by the day).
But I'm used to forums that allow me to contact an admin privately - can't understand why any forum would be any different.
 
Did something happen with your "Brad" post?  I looked at it.  It seems intact.  Besides, there've been way more violent posts here.  The Admin is pretty much hands-off these days.
 
Re your PM problem---I dunno.  It's been so many years since I was new here, and the board has undergone a few changes...so I don't know what the problem is.  If you can't PM using Firefox but can with Google, I'd guess that's the problem.  I remember once switching browsers, and a lot of little quirks I'd been having here cleared up.
 
Re your avatar---I think it's a certain number of posts before your avatar appears.  I think Nathan (the forum admin) just wants to ensure you're not here to spam.
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aka ron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Sep 2016 at 8:41pm
Originally posted by Dynode Dynode wrote:

With regard to Rule 8:
Too late.  In my first post I said what I wanted to do the "Brad" girl in the Liberty Mutual commercials. I should have read the rules first, but in the relevant thread, other people said worse, and one of them was even praised (not in so many words) by an admin (I think).
So, apparently I either misunderstand the rule, or ignoring it is accepted behavior.  If the latter is the case, the rule should be eliminated, or at least clarified.
Another issue, not about the rules, but I can find no totally appropriate place to mention it - how do I PM members?  I had a technical issue I would have liked to bring to the attention of an admin, but could find no way to PM an admin, or anybody else.  That issue (avatar would not show on my post) was resolved by switching from Firefox to Chrome (definitely not a desirable long-term solution, but I realize the problem may lie entirely with Firefox - it seems to get worse by the day).
But I'm used to forums that allow me to contact an admin privately - can't understand why any forum would be any different.
Don't get all fussy, after you make a few more post's...you will be allowed to voice your opinion in any section.
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With regard to Rule 8:
Too late.  In my first post I said what I wanted to do the "Brad" girl in the Liberty Mutual commercials. I should have read the rules first, but in the relevant thread, other people said worse, and one of them was even praised (not in so many words) by an admin (I think).
So, apparently I either misunderstand the rule, or ignoring it is accepted behavior.  If the latter is the case, the rule should be eliminated, or at least clarified.
Another issue, not about the rules, but I can find no totally appropriate place to mention it - how do I PM members?  I had a technical issue I would have liked to bring to the attention of an admin, but could find no way to PM an admin, or anybody else.  That issue (avatar would not show on my post) was resolved by switching from Firefox to Chrome (definitely not a desirable long-term solution, but I realize the problem may lie entirely with Firefox - it seems to get worse by the day).
But I'm used to forums that allow me to contact an admin privately - can't understand why any forum would be any different.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2016 at 11:12am
Sounds kinda dangerous anyway.

All that jumping around, forum to forum, all willy-nilly.

One could fall and hurt oneself.

Sprain an ankle, maybe.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2016 at 9:09am
I guess everyone navigates the board differently.  I start out on the forum home page looking at Latest Forum Posts, and once I'm done with that, I click onto Commercials You Hate, Off-topic, etc.  I've never even used Forum Jump.
 
 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sadie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2016 at 1:57am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Active Topics page?  Forum Jump feature?  I don't think I know what those things are. 
 
I'm using an old browser, so that may account for any differences in page views, but the Active Topics page is available through the main page, so I can choose to read posts just recently made, up to about 2 days, I think. It's on its own page.
 
The Forum Jump option is in the lower left part of pages with a drop-down menu selection of all forums offered at CIH.
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Active Topics page?  Forum Jump feature?  I don't think I know what those things are.
 
 
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Originally posted by Sadie Sadie wrote:

I'm a newbie & access is denied to "Off Topic", "Flame Room, "Political Forum", "Suggestions" & "Creative Forum".
 
Update: I'm able to read these forums as long as they appear on the Active Topics page, but cannot reply or use the Forum Jump feature. Can someone let me know how many posts or points I have to accrue before being allowed to post?
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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Originally posted by Sadie Sadie wrote:

^Yup, thanks. I'm logged in as an active member.
Welcome Sadie, love your screen name.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aka ron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2016 at 7:28pm
Originally posted by Sadie Sadie wrote:

^Yup, thanks. I'm logged in as an active member.
Welcome Sadie, love your screen name.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2016 at 9:41am
^  I don't remember what newbies can or can't view/post in.  I've been here for 10 years.  While my "join date" says 4/08, I've been here since 2006, before we could even post videos (Youtube was still just a baby back then).  But the reason for that is a whole other story involving an attempt by some outsiders to take over the site in 2008.  I don't remember if there were any such rules back in those days.  I don't think so.
 
Some current posters have been on this forum since the 90s.
 
 
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^Yup, thanks. I'm logged in as an active member.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tiz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 2016 at 11:30pm
Originally posted by Sadie Sadie wrote:

^I'm a newbie & access is denied to "Off Topic", "Flame Room, "Political Forum", "Suggestions" & Creative Forum".
I can't see whats going on in there either unless logged in.


Congrats on your first 2 posts - see how easy it is.Wink
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Hi Thor. I've been a lurker since joining.  I'm being denied the ability to both read & post in those forums, but i8 sortof explained it above.

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