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    Default Re: What is up with FPN?

    It's been offline all day now.. I wonder what they could be updating now????

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    Default Re: What is up with FPN?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthdawn View Post
    It's been offline all day now.. I wonder what they could be updating now????
    There's been an insurrection! They've been taken over by ball point pen users!
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    Most likely rebuilding the database. It would not surprise me for that to take more than one day.
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    Default Re: What is up with FPN?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    I'm hoping FPN raises the selling limit for inexpensive items. I like to sell little things in the $3-$20 range for diversion and a bit of pocket money.... buy if I can only list 24 items a year it would make that less tempting. Anyway, all the changes the other day are what got me to finally sign up here.
    NOOOOOOO! I love your listings on FPN.

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    Default Re: What is up with FPN?

    I think it is good what FPN is doing. Personally I hate it when small retailers are peddling their wares under the guise of enthusiasm. I overlook links and video reviews as they are lazy posts. I'm ok with the changes as long as I can have my odd chirp now and then. FPN has become rather tame now days and you actually can not express yourself freely so what the heck, moderators are in power mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by picautomaton View Post
    I think it is good what FPN is doing. Personally I hate it when small retailers are peddling their wares under the guise of enthusiasm. I overlook links and video reviews as they are lazy posts. I'm ok with the changes as long as I can have my odd chirp now and then. FPN has become rather tame now days and you actually can not express yourself freely so what the heck, moderators are in power mode.
    This power mode is the problem.
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    Eh, either way the whole thing has left a bad taste in my mouth. I've posted alternatives, experiences with other forums who implemented the same rules. And apparently I made someone mad. But instead of starting a private conversation with me I just got my posting rights revoked. No warning, not so much as a message after posting lots of reviews and help, and repair examples. So umm. Hi y'all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tandaina View Post
    Eh, either way the whole thing has left a bad taste in my mouth. I've posted alternatives, experiences with other forums who implemented the same rules. And apparently I made someone mad. But instead of starting a private conversation with me I just got my posting rights revoked. No warning, not so much as a message after posting lots of reviews and help, and repair examples. So umm. Hi y'all!
    You're kidding. Please tell me you're kidding.

    I always enjoyed your posts so much! Well, welcome aboard here.

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    I politely questioned some of the new policy and have been banned from posting on FPN without any warning from the moderators. At least two other members who stuck up for me have also had their privileges limited. I'd tell you to go read the topic for yourself but they've deleted all my posts for the last couple of weeks

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    Default Re: What is up with FPN?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    I politely questioned some of the new policy and have been banned from posting on FPN without any warning from the moderators. At least two other members who stuck up for me have also had their privileges limited. I'd tell you to go read the topic for yourself but they've deleted all my posts for the last couple of weeks
    I read that thread and those posts earlier and STILL can't believe people got the ax without warning. I mean, I can believe it...I just don't like it. Even the most repressive forum I post on hands out warnings and citations like Halloween candy before they ax you.

    PS: got the awesome red-lined onionskin paper today!

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    I was banned also, I think, without warning. I don't yet know whether or not it's temporary. I have asked Admin and one of the moderators but have not yet received a response. I'm very sad and disappointed. I didn't think any of my posts were negative or broke any rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tandaina View Post
    Eh, either way the whole thing has left a bad taste in my mouth. I've posted alternatives, experiences with other forums who implemented the same rules. And apparently I made someone mad. But instead of starting a private conversation with me I just got my posting rights revoked. No warning, not so much as a message after posting lots of reviews and help, and repair examples. So umm. Hi y'all!
    Ok, this is just nuts. You are one of the most positive and benign individuals, and they choose to censor YOU? Completely lousy.

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    Sailor, not kidding, and not only did they remove my posts with alternative suggestions but even things like the leather midori cover review I posted!

    That's what has stunned me.
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    Default Re: What is up with FPN?

    jbb, tandaina, and reprieve, I'm sorry to hear about what happened on FPN.


    Unfortunately, this kind of stuff happens far too often on FPN. It just goes unnoticed by the general population. Contact me back channel if you want more information. I'm not familiar enough with the leanings of FPGeeks to have such discussions in the open here. Alternatively, come over to the Fountain Pen Board. There are a couple of threads that talk about some of the issues.

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    Default Re: What is up with FPN?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Ok, this is just nuts. You are one of the most positive and benign individuals, and they choose to censor YOU? Completely lousy.
    I'm very surprised as well!
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    I'm very sorry if my muckraking is the reason for anyone's ban.

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    Wow! This willingness to revoke privileges and or ban members without notice is truly distressing.

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    Default Re: What is up with FPN?

    Hi Guys,

    This is old news for FPN. They truly will never forget me, as I gave them an unforgettable good-bye (story for another day). You should have more fun here. Too, if you have a particular interest in old pens, do drop by FPnuts.com (Fountainpenboard.com), where old pens tend to be our focus and where nearly no moderation is present. FPN never held particular respect for its members, and was run like a cranky corporation going way back. Just look at all the "rules" references on the front page. Invite your friends instead to play in places that are more about the pens and people.

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    Default Re: What is up with FPN?

    Quote Originally Posted by Imahawki View Post
    I think it really comes down to the fact that FPN is very expensive to run and there are a lot of people that freeload off of it in the classifieds

    While Fountain Pen Board is much smaller regarding post count than FPN, I note that it costs all of $200/year to run. I would take big claims with a grain of salt. Too a good pen board designed for fun and enjoyment of members, would not view the "taking advantage" of a sales forum as "freeloading". Rather, a good pen board would be happy that an active trading site could be created for our pen friends to use.

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    I can't download videos on a country Internet, it takes too much bandwidth. It's not being lazy or anything it just takes too long and too much data.



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