SomethingElse Posted December 9, 2006 Share Posted December 9, 2006 I've been a paid SpamCop user for a long, long time - I joined back before there were paid accounts, or email accounts. At the time I joined, the username I selected was "Spamtrap". When I converted to a paid account, I selected "Spamtrap[at]spamcop.net" as my email account. I've used "Spamtrap[at]spamcop.net" while posting to USENET for a long time. Today, I felt motivated to see what was happening on the Spamcop forums here. I hadn't logged in for a long time, so had to register as a new user. My username: spamtrap. So, I get this private message, below. I'll invite you to take a look at SECTION 7 - Change of Username to come up with something else. The word "spamtrap" is basically a 'technical' word in these support Forums .... I really don't see the need of the possible confusion of folks managing to work out that "a spamtrap hit" would not be an e-mail "that you received" ..... Since the note said "I'll invite you...", I replied as follows" << I would prefer to keep the username, as that is my honest-to-gosh username on Spamcop.net. Spamtrap[at]spamcop.net is and has been my account on Spamcop for a looooong time. It is also what I use when posting to USENET. >> To which I received no reply, only a notice that my username had been changed to: "SomethingElse" I did send this note back to "Wazoo": << Well, so much for a discussion, eh? Your note, above, says "I'll invite you to take a look at ...". I beg your pardon, but I did NOT interpret this as a command from you, but an invitation (i.e., something that was optional). My reply was "I'd rather keep it" To which, I receive no reply, except that my user name is changed to "SomethingElse". Gosh, thanks. >> I find the lack of response, just a change, to be quite rude, and needlessly so. A reply of some sort (e.g., sorry if it sounded like other than a request, it is necessary, etc.) would have been nice. That is is needless, in my opinion, is apparently unworthy of any dialogue. ' So, having said that, I'll invite "Wazoo" to offer some reply here in public. We'll see to what extent he chooses to bother, or what further rudeness he may or may not provide. - miffed Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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