This Is Getting Amazing.

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Sky Dancer, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. RB

    RB Founding Member

    So if a group of people started contacting companies who advertise on FT about certain issues I wonder if that would garner any attention?
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Raw user accounts & raw post counts have no effect on advertising. Advertisers pay by view (PPM) and by click (PPC).

    What will get FT over time is obsolesence of its platforum --vBulletin is dead meat. However it has so much intertia that it will take YEARS to run down and might yet grow in the interim.
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Don't waste your time. Specific ads are selected by the advertisizer (e.g. Google Adsense) based on the content of each page. It is possible for ads to be targeted but you'll never know which ones are; most aren't.
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  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    No, this was a guy who posted mainly in the Delta forum several years ago, but yes, Bart did that do.

    Another indicator of an outbreak of PMS "over there" is that we've suddenly had several new member registrations in the last few days.
  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Pissy Moderator Syndrome?
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  6. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    ^x 1,000!!
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  7. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    It's nice to know that we are not just a small group of crazies. :D
  8. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I've had 6 or 7 screennames bounced out of the other place (the last being "chew toy"). With the last one just the other night when I called, bob, & ron out on the cupcake and JFK non apology. I in a nasty gram from chew toy who got all bent out of shape and threatened to ban me. I replied with" oh I'm really scared ... I'm shaking in my boots. Maybe if you get off your knees and pull TSAs (insert male anatomy) out of your mouth, and respect people opinion/freedom of speech I might tone it down. You made your bed you can lie in itso FOAD".

    Chew toy came back with, my ip address and other "tracking data" and said s/he was going to ban my IP address, even threatened to call my employer. I highly doubt that but if that had happened I would have sent my lawyer after IB and chew toy to wreak havoc. Two can play that game which logged out and back in through a different location (gotta a love surfing anonymously and being good friends with the director of IT), and replied "really... You sure about that?". Then rinsed repeated through 5 separate times from different "locations". That got that "screenname" banned, but other sockpuppet accounts from those IP ranges still work.

    I wish I did screen caps of those, posts and messages but having gobs of domains/emails so I can go on & on I just don't as it's not worth the time anymore. The irony is there are a few cupcake comments that are still there.
  9. justaperson

    justaperson Original Member

    Call your employer????

    My God, those people are like school teachers gone mad.
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Which chew toy?
  11. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Yeah I got a laugh out of that as I've never publically said who my employer is on the other place nor here; just my profession as my screenname is a dead give away. Even though I could drop some hints that DFW area locals would get, and know pdq I won't say for opsec.
  12. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Squeaker is the mod that sent the nasty gram. The screen name was toy masticando (latin for chew toy) , and all of the posts were deleted then banned.
  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    When RP started MilePoint, squeakr got a bit bent out of shape because everybody wasn't going to be forced to be all icky sweet & nice, like Fodor's.

    If you want nice, icky sweet forums like Fodor's, go to Fodor's.
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  14. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Have they never heard of Tor? Proxies? VPNs?

    (expletive deleted), have they never heard of residential broadband connections with dynamic IP addresses?
  15. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    I would strongly suggest you let the Community Director now about this exchange, because that mod has no right to imply threatening your employment. Even if you don't think it's important, there's no reason to believe it couldn't or hasn't happened to somebody else.
  16. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I second this. It sounds like they're suffering from TSA-itis, assuming more authority than they actually have. Talk to the director and if the director fails you, a strongly-worded nastygram from your lawyer should be enough to send them scurrying for cover.

    Just like a schoolyard bully - they act tough until you pop them in the nose.
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  17. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    "It's never cool to call out a mod."
    -- Community Director​
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  18. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Not worth $100+

    You guys just need to learn to move on -- there's a whole world out there that doesn't involve the jerk moderators that we left behind.

    TUG how now been around now for 7+ months and we have yet to suspend anybody.
  19. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Thanks Mike. I know I push my luck sometimes. I'm not leaving unless somebody kicks me out. :D
  20. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    CW - I don't think chew toy is that smart. Heck work has several dedicated IP addresses for there servers but everything else is dynamic. Heck my phones ip address changes every hour or so just from looking at the log FB keeps. Again there not that smart and I think chew toy was bluffing. Then again general counsel at work is of the opinion as long as what you do off duty doesn't land the company in the news. No harm no foul.

    Mike - you had it pegged in the cost; roughly and I've seen that comment from Sr. Mods over there as well. Now if chew toy had called my employer I would have dropped the Benjamin without thinking twice as the threat of a lawsuit would get there attention and have a good entertainment value.

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