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Permanently Banned From The RareElvisPresley Forum! WHY??

Thu May 30, 2013 1:32 pm

Ok...a long while back, I was friends with Terry who ran the "RareElvisPresley" site (messageboard). Well, to my complete astonishment, I come to the boards a few months ago and I found out that some idiot had permanently banned me AFTER I had already been made a Moderator & Admin!

I'd sure LOVE to know who the person was because I was banned UNFAIRLY AND NOT EVEN GIVEN A NOTICE WHY!!!

Would someone please care to help??? I can't seem to get in touch with Terry anymore to let him know what has happened. And the same person who did this DOES also run their own channel on DailyMotion because they posted the Houston, '74 footage!

I am a VERY ANGRY man right now!!!
:x :wtf: :smt013 :smt011 :smt019

Thanks,
Tony T.

Re: Permanently Banned From The RareElvisPresley Forum! WHY

Thu May 30, 2013 2:57 pm

I finally got back in but had to change my email address and create a new account. I'm still very unhappy about being banned in the first place....

Re: Permanently Banned From The RareElvisPresley Forum! WHY

Fri May 31, 2013 12:22 am

I just signed up with twitter for the very first time the other day, to follow sports mostly during games, and I didn't know how to make my message appear on the game thread, so I sent "replies" to other users, not a lot, but a few, to let them know for instance, that the Detroit Red Wings should have played Todd Bertuzzi! Well the users I sent to faved my comments etc.,and even a fellow who thought there might be a shoot-out after 5 minutes of overtime(!)

ian anderson @rocking35ian60 30 May
@Aoss There are no shoot outs in play-off hockey.


Alex Aossey
@Aoss
@rocking35ian60 yes, you're right. Beer made me forget that OT rules change for playoffs. Silly beer...

Or a girl who was wondering about a date in NHL history when Chicago last lost a 7 game series at home, and I helped out with this-


ian anderson @rocking35ian60 30 May
@tweetlesskay 1971 to Ken Dryden and the Montreal Canadiens!


Kayla Hendrickson
@tweetlesskay
@rocking35ian60 I knew it was in the 70's some time. Couldn't recall what year they said! Thanks #GoWingss
01:21 AM - 30 May 13

Here is one of my Big Bert comments that got faved-


ian anderson
@rocking35ian60
@JSobSki I would love to see Big Bert out there giving Chicago all kinds of trouble with his size and talent!!!!!
12:25 AM - 30 May 13
Favorited by
Jesyka Soboczynski @JSobSki
When in doubt, just add glitter.

And then astonishingly, I get this suspended notice!!!!!-

Your account (@rocking35ian60) is currently suspended. For more information, please visit Suspended Accounts.

Your account has been suspended

This account, @rocking35ian60, was suspended for sending multiple unsolicited mentions to other users.

The mention and @reply features are intended to make communication between people on Twitter easier, and posting messages to several users in an unsolicited or egregious manner is considered an abuse of its use. Plus, it bothers other users! For more information about these features and proper use, please visit our @Replies and Mentions help page.

You will need to change your behavior to continue using Twitter. Repeat violations of the Twitter Rules may result in the permanent suspension of your account.

To continue using this account, please confirm below:

I confirm that I will discontinue abuse of the mention or reply feature, as well as any other behaviors that are prohibited by the Twitter Rules.
I understand that my account may be permanently suspended if I continue using Twitter in a way that violates the Twitter Rules.
Complete the captcha below:


Privacy & Terms

And I'm just a new person trying my best to navigate the twitter world, and I innocently tried to contribute, and I get this!!!!! What a friendly neighbourhood, my gosh, this board is like Mr. Rogers neighbourhood compared, well not exactly but...... :roll: 8)

Re: Permanently Banned From The RareElvisPresley Forum! WHY

Fri May 31, 2013 10:32 am

Wait up, Tony. I'm gonna diagnose the Twitter thing for a sec. And then back to your situation.

________________

Yeah, it says your account is suspended. And you were just talking hockey? Were these other users following you? I mean, were you mutual followers? I don't really know the rules, either. I just mainly use hashtags. And I've got a bunch of followers now. I don't reply much. Fave and retweet. Hashtags.

You should go to the software section here, and ask about Twitter.

I guess they want people to "follow" each other. Otherwise, I don't know what "unsolicited mention" means, and I'm curious. What I did was to follow, follow, follow, quietly. Also linked my YouTube account, so all video activities got tweeted out.

I'm a little curious because someone called @retweeted was filling up my feed with nasty stuff. Not dirty, but yucky. I never followed them, and I didn't want them there. I felt hacked because it all had the retweet symbol. So, I blocked them, and it disappeared. Maybe you got blocked, and an algorithm kicked in. Are those all your tweets? Or were there more?

__________________

I see you got back in, Tony! Are you still a moderator/administrator? Or did you just get back in? Maybe someone else didn't want you to have that status. I don't belong to that site, so I don't know much. But it sounds like that may have been the motivation, if you were a mod/admin. I wish I knew more about them, but all I know is the pictures, mainly.

We'll chat later. Feel better, okay? :smile:

rjm

Re: Permanently Banned From The RareElvisPresley Forum! WHY

Fri May 31, 2013 9:18 pm

Did you make any posts about caskets?

Re: Permanently Banned From The RareElvisPresley Forum! WHY

Fri May 31, 2013 10:06 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:Did you make any posts about caskets?



Do NOT go there, John. I've had a horrible day (read my thread over in "off-topic") but I got my answer in that thread - now I just need someone to delete the darn thing. Gladys and Elvis were buried in the same brand (Batesville) casket - not the same type.

Robin, yes, I got back in and, yes, they reinstated my Moderator position. Terry told me that it was something to do with the usernames there.

Re: Permanently Banned From The RareElvisPresley Forum! WHY

Fri May 31, 2013 11:02 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:Did you make any posts about caskets?



smt174

Re: Permanently Banned From The RareElvisPresley Forum! WHY

Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:35 am

rjm wrote:Wait up, Tony. I'm gonna diagnose the Twitter thing for a sec. And then back to your situation.

________________

Yeah, it says your account is suspended. And you were just talking hockey? Were these other users following you? I mean, were you mutual followers? I don't really know the rules, either. I just mainly use hashtags. And I've got a bunch of followers now. I don't reply much. Fave and retweet. Hashtags.

You should go to the software section here, and ask about Twitter.

I guess they want people to "follow" each other. Otherwise, I don't know what "unsolicited mention" means, and I'm curious. What I did was to follow, follow, follow, quietly. Also linked my YouTube account, so all video activities got tweeted out.

I'm a little curious because someone called @retweeted was filling up my feed with nasty stuff. Not dirty, but yucky. I never followed them, and I didn't want them there. I felt hacked because it all had the retweet symbol. So, I blocked them, and it disappeared. Maybe you got blocked, and an algorithm kicked in. Are those all your tweets? Or were there more?

__________________

I see you got back in, Tony! Are you still a moderator/administrator? Or did you just get back in? Maybe someone else didn't want you to have that status. I don't belong to that site, so I don't know much. But it sounds like that may have been the motivation, if you were a mod/admin. I wish I knew more about them, but all I know is the pictures, mainly.

We'll chat later. Feel better, okay? :smile:

rjm


Thank's a lot for the response :!: I just made a few more, with the basic messages of me thinking that Detroit should be utilizing Big Bert against Chicago, wishing Charlie Sheen and his family well and I think a couple of basic basketball tweets. 8)

Re: Permanently Banned From The RareElvisPresley Forum! WHY

Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:57 am

It's possible that you were suspended because a high proportion of your Tweets contained replies or mentions. Just balance regular Tweets with those containing replies and you should be fine.

Re: Permanently Banned From The RareElvisPresley Forum! WHY

Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:15 am

TJ wrote:It's possible that you were suspended because a high proportion of your Tweets contained replies or mentions. Just balance regular Tweets with those containing replies and you should be fine.


Thank's a lot TJ, I really appreciate your response :!: I would like to explain my being an absolute rookie on twitter to someone in charge, as I was just contributing my thoughts on the games, and doing my best to be a part of it, as I didn't know how to make my comments show up on the main game thread. I checked responses from the people that I tweeted and got 2 or 3 messages faved etc., and nothing noticeably bad, and it's still showing that I have a suspension, so hopefully it can be worked out, as this isn't a very positive start to my tweeting experience :!:

Re: Permanently Banned From The RareElvisPresley Forum! WHY

Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:34 am

ian wrote:
TJ wrote:It's possible that you were suspended because a high proportion of your Tweets contained replies or mentions. Just balance regular Tweets with those containing replies and you should be fine.


Thank's a lot TJ, I really appreciate your response :!: I would like to explain my being an absolute rookie on twitter to someone in charge, as I was just contributing my thoughts on the games, and doing my best to be a part of it, as I didn't know how to make my comments show up on the main game thread. I checked responses from the people that I tweeted and got 2 or 3 messages faved etc., and nothing noticeably bad, and it's still showing that I have a suspension, so hopefully it can be worked out, as this isn't a very positive start to my tweeting experience :!:


Anyone can answer: is there actually anyone "in charge" at a place like Twitter? I think maybe they rely on some moderation, of course, but I think they have algorithms that kick in, and so it's automatic. But I don't know. Facebook has flesh-and-blood moderators, who randomly can read anything, including private messages.

One thing one ought never do is to send a private message to someone you do not know, and who has not indicated they wish any private correspondence with you, like celebrities. People have gotten banned for private Tweeting famous people. I've seen some famous people put up a message at the top, saying "I do not accept private tweets." So, however tempting, don't.

Anyway, to reach a lot of people, hashtags work much better. It spreads a message to those interested in the general topic area. That's a learning curve thing: how to use hashtags effectively. A "main game thread" would be covered through hashtags. Just look them up, and see which ones are the most popular in the topic area, and those are the "threads" you might say. It's "threading" through "tagging." (It's why a PIM program like Evernote works not through outlining {which is threading, really}, but through tags. If you learn how to tag, you get really get organized, with many more levels than just the two notebooks deep.) So, Twitter is really "hashtag-powered." It's a new way of organizing data; it doesn't use old-style threading. And it does work! Tagging is the new way of data-organization, really. Outlining used to be big, but no more.

But is someone "in charge" there? Not sure about that. It's a rather HUGE operation. It's like the Phone Company, or what that used be like. Super huge. So, it wasn't personal. They have no idea who you are.

OH WAIT: it said to do THIS! Did you do this? I don't think you can come back, unless you do this:

To continue using this account, please confirm below:

I confirm that I will discontinue abuse of the mention or reply feature, as well as any other behaviors that are prohibited by the Twitter Rules.
I understand that my account may be permanently suspended if I continue using Twitter in a way that violates the Twitter Rules.
Complete the captcha below:


There must have been a place to show you've read the policy, enter a captcha code, and hit "submit." And then your account will be back!

rjm
P.S. -- "Caskets"? I have some catching up to do . . . :smt017

Re: Permanently Banned From The RareElvisPresley Forum! WHY

Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:55 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Did you make any posts about caskets?

Doc that one takes the cake!
smt174

Re: Permanently Banned From The RareElvisPresley Forum! WHY

Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:25 pm

rjm wrote:
ian wrote:
TJ wrote:It's possible that you were suspended because a high proportion of your Tweets contained replies or mentions. Just balance regular Tweets with those containing replies and you should be fine.


Thank's a lot TJ, I really appreciate your response :!: I would like to explain my being an absolute rookie on twitter to someone in charge, as I was just contributing my thoughts on the games, and doing my best to be a part of it, as I didn't know how to make my comments show up on the main game thread. I checked responses from the people that I tweeted and got 2 or 3 messages faved etc., and nothing noticeably bad, and it's still showing that I have a suspension, so hopefully it can be worked out, as this isn't a very positive start to my tweeting experience :!:


Anyone can answer: is there actually anyone "in charge" at a place like Twitter? I think maybe they rely on some moderation, of course, but I think they have algorithms that kick in, and so it's automatic. But I don't know. Facebook has flesh-and-blood moderators, who randomly can read anything, including private messages.

One thing one ought never do is to send a private message to someone you do not know, and who has not indicated they wish any private correspondence with you, like celebrities. People have gotten banned for private Tweeting famous people. I've seen some famous people put up a message at the top, saying "I do not accept private tweets." So, however tempting, don't.

Anyway, to reach a lot of people, hashtags work much better. It spreads a message to those interested in the general topic area. That's a learning curve thing: how to use hashtags effectively. A "main game thread" would be covered through hashtags. Just look them up, and see which ones are the most popular in the topic area, and those are the "threads" you might say. It's "threading" through "tagging." (It's why a PIM program like Evernote works not through outlining {which is threading, really}, but through tags. If you learn how to tag, you get really get organized, with many more levels than just the two notebooks deep.) So, Twitter is really "hashtag-powered." It's a new way of organizing data; it doesn't use old-style threading. And it does work! Tagging is the new way of data-organization, really. Outlining used to be big, but no more.

But is someone "in charge" there? Not sure about that. It's a rather HUGE operation. It's like the Phone Company, or what that used be like. Super huge. So, it wasn't personal. They have no idea who you are.

OH WAIT: it said to do THIS! Did you do this? I don't think you can come back, unless you do this:

To continue using this account, please confirm below:

I confirm that I will discontinue abuse of the mention or reply feature, as well as any other behaviors that are prohibited by the Twitter Rules.
I understand that my account may be permanently suspended if I continue using Twitter in a way that violates the Twitter Rules.
Complete the captcha below:


There must have been a place to show you've read the policy, enter a captcha code, and hit "submit." And then your account will be back!

rjm
P.S. -- "Caskets"? I have some catching up to do . . . :smt017


Thank's a lot rjm, that's really nice of you to take the time to help me out!!!!! I'll give that a try and see how it goes!! 8) :smt006 8)

Re: Permanently Banned From The RareElvisPresley Forum! WHY

Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:47 pm

promiseland wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Did you make any posts about caskets?

Doc that one takes the cake!
smt174



You really need to take your head out the docs arse promiseland ! your so sweet on him its giving me toothache !!!

Re: Permanently Banned From The RareElvisPresley Forum! WHY

Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:27 pm

rocknroller wrote:
promiseland wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Did you make any posts about caskets?

Doc that one takes the cake!
smt174



You really need to take your head out the docs arse promiseland ! your so sweet on him its giving me toothache !!!

C'mon Skirt Boy you got to admit that was funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BTW, do you remember when John Lennon said "Before Elvis there was nothing" ?

Change Rock n Roll to FECC and that applies to The Doc also! :lol:

Re: Permanently Banned From The RareElvisPresley Forum! WHY

Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:32 am

promiseland wrote:
rocknroller wrote:
promiseland wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Did you make any posts about caskets?

Doc that one takes the cake!
smt174



You really need to take your head out the docs arse promiseland ! your so sweet on him its giving me toothache !!!

C'mon Skirt Boy you got to admit that was funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BTW, do you remember when John Lennon said "Before Elvis there was nothing" ?

Change Rock n Roll to FECC and that applies to The Doc also! :lol:



:lol: :lol: :lol: