Originally posted by ShadowMan
Originally posted by jsobecky
Originally posted by Leveller
Umm. I don't want to sound like a total newb, but how does one complain?
I can't see a button anywhere on my browser.
Never mind. Found the bugger in the Suggestions thingy.
[edit on 16-8-2004 by Leveller]
It doesn't matter anyhow. I have never received an answer to even one of my complaints.
It does matter man cause if you have a problem it needs to be taken care of it just cant be tossed away like that.. jsobecky you might not of gotten
an answer because they havnt read it yet or you didnt leave your username so they can get back to you...
Well, I started off the complaint with the line.."My member name is jsobecky"
I did this THREE
times in the complaint.
I even copied and pasted the part of the complaint form that states "If you want a response, please include your member name", stating that the
reason I was including it was that I wanted to follow protocol and I desired a response.
What response did I get? Nothing. Zilch. Nada.
The complaint, btw, was over issues of harassment.
Please note that I did not use the complaint as a first resort.
First I u2u'd the people involved and asked them to stop. They refused, and continued to harass.
Then, I u2u'd the mod responsible for the forum. He did nothing, stating that IHO it was borderline. He was, however, kind enough to penalize me for
I even asked the advice of a member here whose opinion I value and respect.
My final resort was the complaint box. To no avail, as you can see.
Why does ATS have T&C if they are applied arbitrarily, or not at all?
Why have a complaint mechanism if it does not result in even the courtesy of a reply?
What constitutes harassment? The definition in the T&C? The legal corporate HR definition of whatever makes someone uncomfortable?
Or something that stifles decent, rational conversation because of the brickbats tossed about?
In frustration, I told one of these trolls to "Kiss my arse" which earned me a 250 point penalty. The troll continues his ways.
At the same time, on the other side of ATS, certain members are allowed to call someone a "faggot" with a penchant for young boys. This member is
not chastised, but his wit is applauded.
Yes, I know how busy the staff/admin/mods are, and how this is a private board which owes the membership nothing more than ...well, actually, nothing
But, well.. no, never mind.