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Tue Oct 28, 2014, 03:27 PM

Not A Biggie, Just Curious

This morning I received a somewhat obnoxious (though far from alert-worthy; that isn't what my OP here is about) PM from a member regarding a thread I participated in last night. The PM was from someone "on the other side of the aisle," so to speak (and to say the least), and he basically wanted to continue the debate from yesterday evening with me on behalf of his ideological compadre, who had lost the debate and left the thread.

It struck me as odd that he would do it via PM, rather than just wading into the thread itself, so I replied in kind and went on. But then it occurred to me that the member in question is on a "timeout," and has been since Oct. 17: he won't be able to post again until the end of November.

I thought that those on "timeouts" couldn't send PM's, besides being unable to post replies or OP's? It seems when I was on a brief "timeout" for having two hidden posts in the same day it said I couldn't post replies, OP's, OR send PM's. I looked through the info provided on juries and the like and didn't find an answer, so thought I'd mention it here. Not a big deal either way - I didn't mind the PM in the slightest - just curious.

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Reply Not A Biggie, Just Curious (Original post)
Zimm_Man_Fan Oct 2014 OP
KAT Oct 2014 #1
Zimm_Man_Fan Oct 2014 #2
KAT Oct 2014 #3
Attila Gorilla Oct 2014 #4
KAT Oct 2014 #5
Attila Gorilla Oct 2014 #6
KAT Oct 2014 #7
Attila Gorilla Oct 2014 #8
KAT Oct 2014 #9

Response to Zimm_Man_Fan (Original post)

Tue Oct 28, 2014, 03:33 PM

1. It may be that "pending review" timeouts are when you can't send PMs.

 

But for the "real" timeouts - the ones due to 5 hides, you can alert, PM and "show appreciation." Makes sense, because those blocks when you get a couple fast hides prevent abuse from trolls, whereas the 5 hide timeouts are presumably members in "good" standing that just got in temporary trouble.

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Response to KAT (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 28, 2014, 03:35 PM

2. Okay, that makes sense, and I can see the logic in that.

Thanks for your reply.

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Response to Zimm_Man_Fan (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 28, 2014, 03:36 PM

3. You are welcome.

 

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Response to KAT (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 28, 2014, 08:32 PM

4. They can vote in polls as well.

It's like seeing ghosts when they do that.

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 28, 2014, 09:18 PM

5. I did not know that.

 

Thanks for the info.

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Response to KAT (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 10:22 PM

6. Something is broken.

Returning troll who just appeared with two hidden posts in less than an hour and still posting away: http://www.discussionist.com/?com=profile&uid=103010

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 11:38 PM

7. Seems to be gone now...

 

Maybe related to the glitch at DU earlier?

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Response to KAT (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 29, 2014, 11:50 PM

8. What happened at DU?

He somehow managed to make one last post in the few minutes between flagged for review and auto-hide.

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Response to Attila Gorilla (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 30, 2014, 12:34 AM

9. I am not sure what all it was, but there was an announcement.

 

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