[Removed to protect the innocent -- and that's not me!] -
19 October 2013
I keep getting messages rejected. Why?
I'm sure it's something I've done, and because I was specifically
recommended to join this
particular site for the insights the big guys might have I'd like to learn
what I've done
wrong. Is it because I'm on a tiny trawler and not one of the larger
yachts? I've only
lived aboard this Schucker for 5.5 years so perhaps your target
demographic is the
Please let me know.
Janice aboard Seaweed
Almost immediately I cooled down and sent a follow-up:
PART II: APOLOGY
I just re-read what I typed and am appalled that my frustration with the
had caused my fingers to run on before my brain was fully engaged.
Obviously I need to
apologize, and perhaps (should you chose to accept) invite you aboard for
a cup of
What can I do to fix it?
Please do accept my sincerest apology. I probably need to go to shore and
have a dose of
civilization before Daddy rises from his water grave and keel hauls me, or
at least has me
walk the plank (with a scraper in hand to clean the prop and rudder) ...
Respectfully and with apologies,
Janice aboard Seaweed
N29 51.034 W084 40.168
On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 7:07 AM, REMOVED wrote:
What are you referring to?
Perhaps my message was lost in cyberspace? (deep sigh)
But just in case not, I wrote:
Unfortunately I let my irritation with a computer system
get the better of me -- it wasn't
you, it was me for certain and I should know better, since I've had one of
since 1984. Then I went against decades of knowing...
You see, I'd run across a book published in 1901 and written by friends of
It offered first-hand memories of the president and one of the things that
struck me (and
that MOSTLY I've been able to follow over the years) is the "Unsent
Lincoln often was irritated by his generals and would pour forth is anger
at orders not
carried out and such. Then, he would not send (or burn) the letters.
That's what I should
have done when I blasted off a note to Support about a post that was
And yes, I knew better, -- and trust me on this: wish I'd followed Mr.
example 'cause those who don't know history are destined to repeat it. Or
Anyway, thank you for your kind response. I'll try to be a lady from now
on. Getting up on
the wrong side of the bunk didn't do me a lot of good yesterday. Sigh.
Have a nice week.
[QUOTE=Janet H]Hi -
I wanted to let you know that your messages were flagged as spam and as
probably discovered when that happens, you get an automated note about
occurs when a new member (or member with few posts) adds links or e-mail
messages and posts. Our software scans for this and suspends these
We have found that this substantially reduces spam on the forum but
members also are snared by this scheme.
We removed the block from your account and apologize for any
inconvenience. You should
be able to post and message normally now. Thanks for understanding.
Oh and she's so nice too... blushing like crazy, so I
wrote back saying:
Oh Janet, I am so embarrassed to have sent the message
complaining. Almost as soon as I
clicked Submit I was hit with remorse... and wished I hadn't said a word.
Sometimes I need
to remember patience is a virtue --- often I need to remember that! Living
at 5 knots you
would think I'd always... well, never mind. And thank you for you reply.
I'll try to behave better now.
Thank you again.
ERROR MESSAGE: We have marked much of your activity as
suspicious, you cannot perform this function at this time.
But now I'm laughing like crazy because my response is
being rejected too. Because it's tickling my funny bone, at least my amusement center is
again fully operational.
I'll keep trying (determination is a trait that comes in
handy when living aboard a small trawler) but at this point will
close off this anecdote until further developments occur. Wish me luck!
This is so embarrassing -- but a friend I related it to thought others
might find enjoyment in my foibles.
FINAL UPDATE: Apparently by posting a photograph in my
initial post I triggered the website's spam alarm and was unceremoniously
dispatched to error message Hades. It's all be resolved and now I can post
so life's good. (smile)
I'd love to know I'm not the only one who makes a fool
of herself. Details unnecessary.
But, if you'd like to tell all: Who did you blast and what provoked same?