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'Takethemdown' PMs

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by zebulebu, May 27, 2010.

  1. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Anybody else received a PM from someone called 'Takethemdown' aggrieved at a particular training provider? The individual concerned has made no posts, and seems to have registered simply to send PMs asking other members to assist him in building some sort of case against the training provider in question. Personally, I think this sort of thing should be stopped. Last year this forum came perilously close to imploding after a spate of people seemed to think it was some sort of a Citizen's Advice Bureau for aggrieved imbeciles gullible enough to believe a TP 's job 'guarantee' was anything other than bull****. I'd hate to see a similar thing happen again. Is there not some form of block a member can have put on them before they are allowed to post PMs - say, for instance, they have to make at least 20 posts before being permitted access to the PM feature?
     
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  2. Sparky
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    It has been brought up in the mods forum about this member.

    Good shout in regard to the PMs, would be good to have a minimum post limit before a member can send PMs.
     
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  3. AJ

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    Fair point but how would a new member contact a member of staff? Sure they can post on the forum, but itf it is regarding a subject they would not like on public display then they are stuck.

    No report it to us and we will deal with it.
     
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  4. UKDarkstar
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    I dealt with this. Didn't feel it necessary to issue a complete forum ban but gave an infaction and warned not to do it again.

    I think sometimes we need to cut people a little slack especially when they're really wound up about something.
     
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  5. onoski

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    I too received a similar PM message from a new member and it was their first post asking about a training manual or a TP along those lines.

    I did however report it to the PM, but whole heartedly agree with Zeb that new members should not be allowed to make a first post and straight away that first post being a PM message to others within the forum.

    Well this is totally down to the mods and hopefully this would be looked into from this angle. I have received two post now from people that came straight into my PM and that's the person's first post no introduction or anything like that etc.
     
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  6. JonnyMX

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    I always find it amusing how people who are lethargic when it comes to studying and indifferent when it comes to sorting their own mess out, suddenly turn into powerhouse crusaders when it comes to trying to get other people to sort their problems out for them.

    :rolleyes:
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    Is there no "Contact Us" e-mail address? :blink
     
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  8. greenbrucelee
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    I sent a pm back to him telling not to be such a nob.

    I asked how he did all those certs in 45 days appenrtly he has 2 years experience, 2 years experience and wants 250 back for getting some certs lol.
     
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  9. ThomasMc

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    I'm not special enough to get spam PMs :p
     
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  10. greenbrucelee
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    Well I got 3 cos I am special :twisted::D
     
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    Course, he didn't say as much, but I suspect that he got all the certs he paid for but didn't get 'given' his job or his BMW at the end of it.

    Why else would you be trying to contact the provider after you've finished the course?
     
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  12. greenbrucelee
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    apparently it was some deal that if he passed he got his £250 back and he was pissed off because all he got was a ticket to maccy d's.
     
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  13. JonnyMX

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    Yes, yes you are GBL...

    :tune

    :biggrin
     
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  14. greenbrucelee
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    I know being special is cool :D
     
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  15. ThomasMc

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    I was going to send zeb a PM with the subject;

    "aaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhh! TP problems and I hear your the man to complain too"

    I decided against it though just incase :D
     
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  16. greenbrucelee
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    I am and I'll tell you what I tell everyone else, they are a rip of and a waste of cash :twisted::D
     
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  17. supernova

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    lol.. yeah i got these PM's aswell

    shame he didnt read the forum before signing up.
     
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