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Inactive Twice Now! Why?

Discussion in 'Safety valve' started by ScubaBud, Mar 19, 2005.

  1. ScubaBud

    ScubaBud Regular member

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    This is the second time that I have become an Inactive member and the reason stated was email related, something like aD has tried 5 times to send email to my email account and it failed? ddp was the first to let me know that this took place overnight in a PM a while back and just now, today while I actually was signed in. When I went to send a post I got the login screen with the Inactive account information, asking for another email address to verify my account, then click on the activation link.

    I own several domains, 3 of which are hosted. As you know, actually any name before the @domaininquestion.com such as aD, Ted, Jerk, (more fitting for me,) etc. will get forwarded as long as I don’t block that email address on my server. Since my server is up, and I am receiving all emails, why couldn’t aD get through? Is it actually anything to do with either deleting cookies, java files, or both in my PC?

    We all know what usually takes place when we see the Inactive comment as the member status. It was somewhat embarrassing the first time I was told about this, with how did this happen or what did you do questions.

    If anyone knows the answer/cause, please post it. Thanks :)
     
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  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    It's because I keep trying to ban you but the Admins keep reinstating you despite my protests ;)
     
  3. ScubaBud

    ScubaBud Regular member

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    You know what?!?!?!

    I'll still say, even with that comment, [bold]Nephilim for President![/bold]<G>
     
  4. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    ScubaBud, what did you do to get Nephilim mad at you & try to ban you, eh???
     
  5. ScubaBud

    ScubaBud Regular member

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    I,m not sure ddp. I think it might have something to do with getting dual monitors like his setup, but of course, mine are better!!! :)
     
  6. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    edit your post so he doesn't see "mine is better" or he'll work harder to ban you
     
  7. Auslander

    Auslander Senior member

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    wow..this aluminum hat and copper antenna have allowed me to pick up Nephilim's thoughts...i will now tell you exactly what he's thinking:

    "gee...mom was right...women's panties are sooo comfy...i just love this silk........guess i better get my 19 hours a day on aD in....what's this? scubabud's monitors are better than the mighty NEPHILIM'S? oooohhh that bitch is so banned. my evil plan is working! MWAHAHAHAHHAwhere's my toquitos? damn mailman...i thought if i screwed him once, he'd go away. arg..."

    after this, it gets too gruesome to keep going. Neph, you are one twisted guy. No wonder everyone around here thinks you're great! ;-)






    at least, i think that's Neph's mind...it could be Cozza's...or Flip's...even DDP's...but i'm pretty sure it's Neph...
     
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  8. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    watch it auslander as nepthilim doesn't like his thoughts posted on the screen
     
  9. Auslander

    Auslander Senior member

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    it'll be a cold day in Ontario before i give up....wait a sec... :)
     
  10. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    yesss!!!
     
  11. Auslander

    Auslander Senior member

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    i wonder if Neph hates me...that would be a bad thing...but then again, Auslander seems to think he wears panties....i need to go smack Aus around...he's a frickin' crazy moron.
     
  12. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Scuba: If the system says that the email delivery has failed to your account, that is the reason. Sure, emails can bounce for gazillions of reasons -- mostly for non-existing domain names/account names, but also because of net problems, connectivity issues (for some reason somewhere in the globe some line got cut off and email didn't get through for example), etc. We've set the limit to five bounces so that occassional bounces wouldn't kick off people to inactive state, but obviously with guys posting s**tloads of msgs and receiving notifications to thousands of threads, five bounces can come up within 30 seconds easily.

    Nothing really what I can do about it other than state the reasons why it might have happened :) Maybe one day we'll change it so that senior members and above have "higher tolerance level" in terms of bounces.

    Additionally: I don't know whether any of our American users are aware of, but Verizon had this "nice trial" whereby they simply bounced all emails back coming from Europe. I mean every single goddamn email from Europe, no matter whether it is from AOL Europe or from some shady Polish porn site. In our case, this didn't cause issues as our servers are (simply due cost reasons, hosting in Europe is appx. 70 percent more expensive) located in the States, but simply wanted to expand your perspective how vulnerable email system is :)
     
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  13. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    keep it at 5 for him because he is swimming around with some poor swimmer's arm in his mouth
     
  14. ScubaBud

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    @dRD

    Thanks for the explanation. If it happens again, I’ll use an email address from my ISP instead of hosted sites. The good news, [bold] nothing changed [/bold] when I got back on, my account was still there with all prior listings of forum posts and current discussion threads! Whew!!!! :)

    @ddp

    That swimmer should have watched what he was doing before swimming in shark infested waters. [bold]When you see a fin in the water, just assume it isn’t “FLIPPER the Dolphin doing a TV show!”[/bold] <G>
     
  15. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    did you take out that snorkler in aussie land that was killed by a 6m shark. i didn't know you were that big!!!!
     
  16. ScubaBud

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    All kidding aside, I didn't hear about that Snorkeler, that’s a terrible thing. :-(
     
  17. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    was on the news today, didn't say whether he/she had been eaten or lost part of body & bled to death
     
  18. Auslander

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    oooch...painful..
     
  19. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    It's cause Neph keeps trying to ask ScubaBud out on a date and he keeps getting turned down :)
     
  20. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey, what with all the queer bashing! Maybe I do like panties and maybe I got my feelings trampled by ScubaBud kicking me to the curb but that's no reason to gimme a hard time! sniff, sniff..............................


    :p
     

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