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We're SO done here

We're SO done here

 

Sooo, what’s new with you?

Now that you mention it, I DO have an opinion:

Deleted some of my blogs but no confirmation mail

  1. Deleted some of my blogs but no confirmation mail

    I’m deeply dissatisfied about one of my main blogs being suspended for more than 12 hours without any reply from WordPress staff. Just now that this blog is getting successful I’m not able to update this blog because of some ‘concern’ WordPress seem to have with ‘some of the content’ on this blog, and I’m still in the dark about what the problem might be and how to resolve it.

    It takes WordPress only seconds to suspend a blog/ user, just because they seem to mis the huge difference between advertisements and publicity … but many more hours to respond to my emails…

    So I’m seriously considering taking my blogs to a different host. And I’m getting more serious as the hours tick by. So I decided to start cleaning up some old and/ or less successfull blogs first while I wait for my verdict by deleting a number of them hosted at WordPress.com.

    For some blogs I received a confirmation mail, but for some I didn’t receive this mail so they will not be deleted. The email address is right so that could not be the problem. So any advise on how to get these blogs deleted anyway?

  2. Posting here won’t help. None of the volunteers in the forum care where you decide to host, and none of us can do anything about your suspension.

    I CAN advise you about the email: check your spam folder, as WP.com emails often go there, both the automatically generated warnings AND the staff responses to suspension requests.

  3. Well, you might be right about Wordpres not caring for their customers…

    But that’s not the (main) question, is it… Its about not recieving a confirmation mail with a link to delete my blogs.

  4. BTW I checked al my email and (sub)folders. No mail yet… and it’s about 14 hours ago that I replied to their request.

  5. It’s not an unusual wait; there are several other people who got suspended within the last day who are waiting.

    I didn’t say WordPress staff didn’t care about their customers. I said the volunteers really don’t have a horse in this race.

  6. You said the volunteers (that are working for this multi-million dollar business) don’t care. And I really don’t care whether they volunteer or not. They are working for and theirby representing WordPress as far as I’m concerned. So you telling me they don’t care actually means WordPress doesn’t care.

  7. Okay, at this point I have indeed formed an opinion; I hope you go elsewhere, because you are extremely discourteous to people who are just attempting to assist you. I won’t do that again.

  1. But again… it’s not about the WordPress ‘Shoot First, Talk Later’ policy. That’s just a bloody shame and the reason I want to delete a number of my blogs and considering hosting elsewhere.

    It’s about receiving no confirmation mails…

  2. Assit me? By telling me WordPress volunteers don’t give a flying…! Its getting beter by the minute… And I don’t even dare to write a review about it on one of my blogs because WordPress might think I’m advertising…

  3. How is this working for you? Making progress?

  1. Yep… You almost convinced me WordPress doesn’t give a damn about their customers/ users. This inside information is not the progress I wanted… but it’s information non the less. It might help to make up my mind about hosting at a place where they DO care.

  2. Sweetie, I don’t work for WordPress. At this point, they’d definitely have to pay me to care about you.

  1. I love you to…

  2. Hi There!
    Please take this issue up with staff directly it sounds like a possible bug http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact

    I also recommend checking your spam folder within your email client if you haven’t already done so…

    Also guy’s please stop the arguing or there will be a forced option to close this thread

  3. Oh no! If you do that, what will I do for entertainment?

    There’s nothing like giving directions to a lost and confused tourist on the street, only to have that tourist turn on you and berate you for the fact the map wasn’t easy to understand, while confusing you for an employee of the map publisher. I just love that.

    Now I’m going off to count all my map-publishing revenue. I hope that the tourist is off to learn proper English.

  1. I just contacted a hostingcompany. Just because I don’t car about a company that doesn’t care about their customers. Bug or not… WordPress staff already needs more than 16 hours to reply a simple request made on behave of their request.

    Ciao WordPress… ‘what a advertisement’ this is. You should see te REVIEW as soon as I configured my blog at this company that does care!

  2. Will it provide a spell checker?

  1. Americans seem to think that the whole world speak their poor form of English. But their are about 6 billion people on this world that don’t have this yankee tong as native language. These people tend to make mistakes when they are forced to conform to their narrow minds and tong.

  2. Well… I can post again… But not a word from WordPress!

    To little to late WordPress…

  3. Good riddance don’t let the door hit you in the rear on your way off the site.

  4. I see the WordPress mentality suits some users just fine. and that’s not a compliment.

  5. Okay as I can see nobody wants to heed the warning so the thread is now closed

Topic Closed

Awww, I never got to inform the drama queen that I was born in France, my first language was Walloon, and I live in Canada and speak and write (quite obviously) British English.

  1. Hi there,

    I’m a newbie on wordpress.com and can’t figure out why the date of my latest post isn’t showing on the main page? I’ve added the calender but it doesn’t seem to be showing which date the page was published?

    My blog is http://www.mayellaboo.wordpress.com

    Thanks!

  2. You have set your main landing page as a static page instead of the standard blog page which shows your posts. Pages are for static material that seldom changes, and that is why dates or times are not shown on pages. Posts will show dates, but I am unaware of any themes here that show times on posts.

    Just in case you unfamiliar with the differences between posts and pages I’m including the following link to a support document that explains the difference: http://support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

  3. Thanks for your help.

  4. You’re welcome.

  5. The Thirteen Theme shows the time of a post.

  6. jalexartis
    Typo alert:
    but I am unaware of any themes here that show times on posts.
    should read:
    but I am unaware of any themes here that show times on pages.

  7. Kubrick shows dates and times of posts and comments.

  8. No dates or time on pages, though.

  9. Seems rossfromwash’s got a thing with comments: more than half of his forum posts today refer to comments in response to questions that have nothing to do with comments.

    For the record, the posting time is displayed in 23 themes. Kubrick is not one of them.

  10. Makes sense because his blog is mostly comments.

    Panos,
    You should have a blog with all these interesting tidbits you pop up with!

  11. (Crossed my mind…)

  12. That’s great!

  13. Well, I guess i’ll leave to help forum to you experts. You seem to be doing a fine job. You’ve helped me so much I dont even feel the need to post in this forum anymore. Its kind of like someone asks you if the sky is blue, you run outside look and come back and say, no its grey today. Thanks so much!!
    By the way, I do know the difference between posts, pages and comments. But if you think about it, you can work around the limitations and manage to achieve the effect you want, even if its not what the terminology you are using seems to suggest you would like to do.
    Instead of saying constantly, you cant do this and you cant do that, how about saying, “you can do this to achieve the desired effect”.

    Example:
    Q: …can’t figure out why the date of my latest post isn’t showing on the main page?

    Then after explaining why it is not showing…..

    A: You could work around that problem by manually typeing in the date and time on the “page” or “post”.

    Yes i’m off topic, thanks for the reminder. Have fun “helping” people.

  14. Door, ass, you know how it works.

    I know friends of yours who worked for Obama. They say you’re a total pain in the ass and they can’t take you anywhere, because you’re not properly socialized.

    Welcome.

  15. wow. raincoaster,

    did I miss something?

    There are annoying people sometimes, but usually you are so polite. Some of annoying folk annoy even me and this one seems to be saying good-bye…

  16. Oh, this dude has blown a lot of hot air and acted like a know-it all while giving the wrong answers from day one, so I’ve had my eye on him. It takes a lot to make my radar, but he did it. He’s an ass.

    And what I said his cohorts said about him? Is absolutely true. That’s what they said.

  17. ok.
    I did answer the fellow on this forum,and thought he was not understanding basic concepts of life, well blogging…
    Some folk go their own way.
    Thoreau and different drummers

  18. I honestly think he does NOT understand the basic concepts.

  19. When did you become such an asshole Lorraine? You honestly do NOT understand the basic concepts. In fact your prolific garbage is only rivaled by your OWN hot air. We are all tired of hearing it.

  20. Ah, the old “the lurkers are with me.” I haven’t seen it in so long I thought it had retired.

    If you can look up my real name, Ross, you have perhaps also realized that I live in a different country. If I’ve heard this, many MANY people have heard this. And they’ve just seen this, too.

Reading the latest forum debate and also this, as someone who’s been around the forums longer than most of the volunteers (but who have probably contributed much more than I have), this is my two cents: be detached.

The previous messy, controversial dramas that happened between WordPress.com staff and volunteers began along the lines of volunteers disagreeing with how staff is running the forums and policing other volunteers.

On one hand, I understand – having volunteered before – that volunteers can have really good suggestions on how to improve the forums and the efficiency of solving bloggers’ problems. It’s natural that the people who contributed and hung out at the forums for a long time to care and want to make a bigger difference in improving the forums other than their present contributions. Besides, if their suggestions were implemented it would also make their lives a lot easier when answering questions.

On the other hand, having seen two of the biggest volunteers eliminated from the forums just like *snaps fingers* that, I learnt that WordPress.com will not make the forums to suit the community of volunteers. Volunteers have to suit themselves around the system. The staff probably have their own reasons why they do not implement excellent suggestions offered by the volunteers, but whether there are good or lame reasons for not doing so, volunteers do not have the power to change their minds. Keep harping about it, and you may suffer the fates of DrMike and Timethief.

The spirit of volunteerism is that you don’t expect anything from your contribution. The spirit of volunteerism is to be detached. Give and don’t expect anything (even if it is for the betterment of the forums).

I once e-mailed Support, asking if they actually want volunteers around the forums after they removed DrMike and Timethief. There was also a rumour saying that they plan to eliminate the volunteers one by one. They responded, saying something along the lines of appreciating the efforts of volunteers and welcome them. I deleted that e-mail, but this is how I see it: WordPress.com welcomes volunteers helping bloggers, but not their well-meant intentions of suggesting to staff how to better run it.

ps. Since when Teck is no longer part of this blog? 😦


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