Sorry, it was clearly revealed in the thread that there was a fair amount of misinformation posted, and we have information about some of the posters that is not public, so sometimes we have to make a decision to squelch misinformation or even to ban people who post misinformation for commercial gain, when that bad information could have a negative effect on the availability of materials that many of us use.
The Soapbox is a subscriber area, so non-subscribers have no access.
no one posts more "misinformation" than Kodak--(it's called Marketing)
so I'm calling--BS ---here"s the decision you should make--- give everyone access--we're not as dumb as YOU think
Unfortunately, I have no access to the link you posted. Perhaps there is something amiss with my account? Strangely, I do have access to the soapbox itself. Strange. Sorry to keep this thread going, I happen to think it is fine to make a decision regarding what information is publicly available on a forum and support the soapbox being behind the subscriber wall.
Donmck, subscribing is inexpensive and gives you access to the galleries too, so you would get something of value in addition to being able to see the threads that end up in the soapbox.
And when you show up at a privately owned diner that states "shirt & shoes required" do you tell them that is for the customers to decide?
Originally Posted by Donmck
Paul I think there is a glitch at work here. Can you point me to the forum holding the redirect link? I will login as a test user and fix the permissions error. Thanks!
Originally Posted by Donmck
If that's the way you want to go, I'm all for it ,and I will cheer you on, but don't forget
that there are alternatives--
and I am one :>)
It's not just about what APUG members can see--any member who subscribes should be able to see what is in the Soapbox--it's about what gets picked up on search engines and spread across the internet. We're pretty easygoing about what people can post on APUG, but if we allow unlimited speculation, then we're being irresponsible.
Paul, I suspect it's more likely an issue with the permission settings on the thread or the forum than your account, if you are able to access the Soapbox, but can't get to this particular thread. The thread doesn't seem to be deleted as far as I can tell. Sean would have to look into that.
When I follow this link: http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=86730
I get a permission error.
Same here: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum177/...s-regions.html
...although I guess they are linked to the same place.
Also, is there supposed to be a "doom and gloom" forum? I do not see that forum anywhere in the soapbox or elsewhere. Perhaps it is incorporated in the soapbox, I don't know.
Not that this is all that important, but when I can't see something that subscribers can see, it gets me wondering. :)
Originally Posted by Sean
Freedom of speech exists on the internet insofar as anyone can create their own forum about anything they wish. It does not mean that anyone can post anything anywhere.