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  1. Andy

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    From the way she wrote the post - that could be viable.

    If I was you, and I was in India, I would start an online petition. I would be more than happy to sign. If this is really occurring, then it's absurd and discrimination. I don't think Amazon would want this on their backs.

    No needs to apologize, bro :D
     
  2. CfromC

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    The funny thing is there seems to be an Amazon mandate on not banning people for certain reasons. There is a convicted pedophile that hangs out over there and Spammy says she has tried to get him banned but "is not allowed". I was assuming that that was why I never was banned (As she has hated me for some time), but was not able to because I never broke any AMt rules.
     
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    When so much of members posting and viewing threads actually benefits forum in the matter of traffic...why do they put these much limitations ?? :O

    I once decided to see the site to actually know what the is the ambience out thr...Holy shit i was welcomed saying tht my IP address has been blocked.I belv this is far lenient forum and makes me feel so much at home.
     
  4. Stlrfn

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    Yep i would truly love to do that...But i gues most of the Indian Turkers out here are least bothered about that...I get what i need and freely express my opinions over here..and I am fully satisfied with the way how this forum is being run except lately that a few trolls ( I am sure many of u ppl know em..those i also suspect might be the ditched ones from TN..sorry if thats an odd guess)have been spoiling the ambience we"ve created here from the last couple of months...
     
  6. Andy

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    A few months ago I sent everyone on my forum an email, telling them that it only costs around $30 or less to run an mturk forum (server expenses). I was basically saying I was going to be giving away $ on mturk to everyone because I earn more than the server actually costs to run. I stated that I didn't know why Spammy was asking people to click ads and buy stuff, when a server doesn't cost that much to run.

    She retaliated by posting an announcement stating that her server costs were $75/month, etc and that it "costs a lot to host a POPULAR mturk forum"...

    Well now we get more traffic than TN, ranked higher. Yes, our storage needs are lower but... data isn't really a factor at this point as data storage is soooo cheap. Not only that, but I have a forum with over ONE MILLION POSTS, on this same server....
     
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    Hi CfromC. I'm too new to have interacted with you, but I remember your TN name. I'm sorry you got banned as well. :(

    One thing I've learned about the Interwebs is that PMs are NOT private. Most people already know that, but many do not. I ran a website for several years, and I had access to every PM sent. I hadn't read them in six years, so I read them before I sold the site to a member who seemed to thrive on Internet Drama. Good thing I did, or she would have eaten some of those folks alive.

    Anyway, sorry again and hopefully everything will turn out well with your turking (and Stlrfn's) despite this turn.
     
  8. Andy

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    Hey bro, they will come around but they will not stick around. Positive energy and vibes will kill em off. Kill em with kindness!

    You're right. There is a PM plugin for vBulletin that allows admins to read your PMs... takes like 5 minutes to install with no technical knowledge necc.
     
  9. Stlrfn

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    Oh you poor disillusioned soul. LOL Granted, she is dedicated to mturk but you obviously haven't talked to her as much as I have.
     
  10. nobody

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    Seriously. Tick, tock.
     
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    The non-violent tool...We are quite accustomed to those...lol
     
  12. Whimsy

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    do you read ours?
     
  13. CfromC

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    Yeah, you don't even need that when you can browse the DB...I just didn't give a hoot anymore. AFAIK her and Project 2501 ("Numbers" on the old TN board -don't even get me started on him...) have root access along w/ the mysterious "Jeff" who is no doubt Amazon in sheep's clothing...
     
  14. Andy

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    No, I have no need or time.
     
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    good deal thanks
     
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    Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO? Would be hilarious. But def not haha.

    Good call @ Jeff. He is user #1, so that means he installed the board.
     
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    I built mine from scratch, so I had to go into the mySQL database and check them there. I found out one of my moderators was recruiting people to his site, lol, and had been doing it for six years!!! Luckily, I have thick skin and zero time for Internet Drama, so it didn't bother me.

    I did let my members know what I had done before I left so they would know why some of their PMs would be disappearing, and so that the new admin wouldn't be able to use that stuff against them. She hates me to this day for that. :)

    And my honesty may have gotten me again. Sorry Andy, if I should not have mentioned that. I've PMed people stuff here, and I'm not worried about it. I will say that I didn't read them for six years because I didn't have the time, and I just didn't care that much. I've found most site owners are the same way. It's hard enough to keep out the spammers, the bots and the trolls, who the hell has the time to read PMs?

    ETA: And again, I'm too slow. You said the exact same thing. Didn't mean to be so OT, but if people are getting banned for their PMs, wow. I just never had the time for that. And with that, I'll exit this thread that I had promised myself I would not even post in.
     
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  18. Whimsy

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    i was just curious. some people don't post here but are logged as messaging so i wondered. different topic, different day i guess
     
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    Yeah, I got the email and saw the thread but I personally don't believe her. I loved being a part of TN because there are many GREAT peeps on that forum but the admin and I have never gotten along. I do still understand the "private" areas and most of the rules. However the one that says:

    "13. If you feel a staff member has treated you unfairly, you should first communicate with that staff member to see if you can resolve it. If you can't, you may PM Spamgirl for assistance in settling the issue. If you have a problem with Spamgirl, your best bet is to PM her and ask for your account to be closed. "

    I have always had a problem with.
     
  20. CfromC

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    Yeah well maybe "Jeff' was a funny jab and that could be "Project's" admin account - who knows.
    What I do know is that "Project 2501" AKA "Numbers" publicly threatened on the old TN forum to create fake requester accounts on mturk and then run fake batches of hits w/ the master qual so he could block master workers and get them suspended (because he didn't get the master qual himself). After myself and a few others threw a fit on why he was not banned for that, yet Dreamscaper was for far less, she deleted his posts and then switched his name to something else bogus before finally settling on "Project 2501". I only know that because she flat out told me who he was via PM after I asked - she must have forgot that I was one of the ones bitching...Her exact words were that she needed to give him a new username because everyone hated him after that threat. What's even more amazing is that AMT knows who he is and knows of the threats he made AND THEY STILL LET HIM ADMIN THEIR FORUM!
     

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