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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2017 2:31 p.m. PST

What happened with dear Otto?…

Seems his account is in the "Conversation with Gwen" Zone…


TMP link


As his lawyer… I ask for the court documents! (smile)

Amicalement
Armand

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Nov 2017 8:42 p.m. PST

We're trying the Editor Gwen route more often, it seems to be an improvement over tossing people into the Dawghouse over and over again.

People seem to find it easier to talk to Editor Gwen about their forum behavior problems.

Personal logo Editor Gwen The Editor of TMP07 Nov 2017 9:02 p.m. PST

Hi… I have sent already an email to Otto, but haven't received a reply yet.

Legion 408 Nov 2017 7:40 a.m. PST

I know I'd like to see him back …

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 9:54 a.m. PST

Thanks for the info Gwen and Bill…

Hope he can return soon…


Amicalement
Armand

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Nov 2017 12:52 p.m. PST

I know I'd like to see him back …

The ball is in his court.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 2:29 p.m. PST

I hope emails aren't stalled in limbo, due to connectivity issues. That was apparently a big part of the delay and confusion with me.

A DH might have been preferable, as it wouldn't have lasted 31 days.

Dan

Earl of the North08 Nov 2017 3:36 p.m. PST

That is a good point, Dan's long absence seems to be simply down to Editor Gwen and Dan not being able to communicate to due to technical issues, leading to a much longer exclusion than necessary or usually expected. Hopefully that is not going to be the normal way this works.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2017 9:58 p.m. PST

That and the fact that I wasn't able to reply to any of Gwen's PMs. It would allow me to write out a reply, and it would look as if my replies were being sent, but PM replies by people who are locked out really go nowhere at all. They will never reach the person you are replying to.

It was about a week before I discovered that, and that email was really the only option available.

Anyway, whatever the issues, we need Otto back.

Dan

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Nov 2017 5:13 a.m. PST

Dan's long absence seems to be simply down to Editor Gwen and Dan not being able to communicate to due to technical issues…

How would you know? I understand they had a fairly lengthy discussion about the issues.

Earl of the North09 Nov 2017 6:43 a.m. PST

Dan has said that was a problem and I believe Editor Gwen mentioned it as well at some point during the discussions about Dan's enforced absence.

I do remember other members at the time stating that Dan wasn't able to contact Editor Gwen due to technical issues.

So I would know purely from what others (Dan included) has said on the subject.

I see above that he wasn't able to answer her PM's for about a week, before he switched to emails….so maybe I should have wrote that his absence was extended by technical issues.

I've no knowledge and no real interest (or business for that matter) in knowing the ins and outs of their discussion……I'm just glad we got Dan back since he has a tendency to post some good stuff he's had an idea about.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 7:54 a.m. PST

My account was locked on Oct 1. Gwen sends 2 PMs on the 4th to inform me of it.

Technical issue from Oct 1-6
Sending PMs or replying to PMs is simply not possible for someone that is locked out. Gwen's email address is provided via third party on the 6th:
TMP link

Technical issue from Oct 6-18
Gwen was experiencing email problems:
TMP link

My account is unlocked on morning of Oct 31. I receive notification of it evening of Nov 02.

I hope there are less technical or email issues with Otto.

Dan

Earl of the North09 Nov 2017 8:10 a.m. PST

I think that covers what I was saying, technical issues seem to have extended Dan's absence. So hopefully that will be reduced in Otto's case……..I've no idea what Otto did of course, since there is apparently no info on what caused the temporary lockout.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 9:04 a.m. PST

There are some on the Enemy Site who seem to think that Bill is slowly but surely purging TMP of those whose political stance Dear Editor is not in agreement with. "Soon TMP will only have sympatico clones of his right wing blah blah blah!"

Banning Otto would seem to contradict that.

I prefer the Good Old Days when Bill would simply DH the perp, and he would come out and sin again.
It was certainly more entertaining for the audience.

Dan's experience would seem to indicate that the new system isn't very efficient.

I too miss Otto. He's always good for a laugh.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 10:45 a.m. PST

Winston

"I too miss Otto. He's always good for a laugh."

Geesh, dude. Wait until he comes back and can defend himself before adding sarcastic fuel to the fire, will ya?

Dan

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 10:50 a.m. PST

The "Phanton Zone" sound to be a new kind of punishment…

Interesting one…

Not for the "guilty" of course…

Hope Otto could return soon…


Amicalement
Armand

Legion 409 Nov 2017 2:14 p.m. PST

Geesh, dude. Wait until he comes back and can defend himself
Hopefully that will be soon …

Plus here and elsewhere some things and some people will never change. I guess there is something to be said about consistency …

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Nov 2017 4:52 p.m. PST

So I would know purely from what others (Dan included) has said on the subject.

And I am saying that there was also an extended discussion between Gwen and Cacique Caribe, and that was also a reason for the delay.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2017 6:49 p.m. PST

Lol. Ay Dios mío! Guys, you are both right, okay.

Gwen and I did finally establish somewhat regular communications after the 18th day, though there were still a couple of long waits even during the final 12 days (more email issues, perhaps?). Then on the 31st I was suddenly back.

Let's just hope things go a lot smoother with Otto and any others who get temporary lock outs. The first thing they need to know is that any PM they send out goes nowhere, so communication with any Editors will have to be done via email. That alone wasted a whole week and only added to the confusion.

Dan

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Nov 2017 1:57 p.m. PST

Editor Gwen sends an email to each of them.

cleo liebl11 Nov 2017 11:54 a.m. PST

Otto is moving, and his computer may be packed up. He's never this silent ….

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2017 2:21 p.m. PST

Or the email went to spam, or simply never got there for some other reason. Or HE might have already replied to Gwen, and it went to Gwen's spam folder.

Dan

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2017 9:52 a.m. PST

By my good friend… I would miss you a lot!…

Amicalement
Armand

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