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Account removed at absoloute write
« on: April 10, 2013, 05:41:59 AM »
Just yesterday I registered on AW because it had been recommended to me by a few people. I was looking for more beta-readers, but this morning AW sent me 3 Emails saying my account was removed. How strange? :-\

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 05:52:34 AM »
They can smell trouble a mile away.  8)

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 05:54:20 AM »
They can smell trouble a mile away.  8)
I'm not trouble  :'( I just wanted to find more beta-readers.

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 06:08:39 AM »
I'm not trouble

We'll be the judge of that.  ;) Anyway, the mods'll probably remove this since it's about another board. Might just want to change the thread title to something about "How to get more betas" or something like that. And as far as that goes, I've seen people recommend this place, though I can't vouch for it (I just bookmarked it) http://www.fictionpress.com/

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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 06:19:21 AM »
Cousin V, stop teasing nikkarina.  ;D  And, no, unless this thread turns into a AW bash or an effort to start a lynch mob, we won't close the thread.  Questions are reasonable.  We'll see how the thread goes....

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Re: Account removed at absoloute write
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 06:20:20 AM »
Did you make any posts?

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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2013, 06:22:33 AM »
Any chance you were setting up the account from a proxy server?  A friend of mine tried to set up an AW account from work, and work used a kind of proxy network thingy (can't remember what it's called... drawing a blank), anyway, account was deleted on AW b/c the ISP was flagged as a spammer ISP

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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013, 06:23:19 AM »
Did you make any posts?

haha I had my account for 12 hours, I didn't even get the chance to!

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Re: Account removed at absoloute write
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 06:24:58 AM »
I'm not registered there. I was looking to see if there were restrictions for asking for beta readers like having to post a certain amount of times or getting your reputation points to a certain point before asking for services like beta readers. I didn't see anything about restrictions, but perhaps I just didn't find them.
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Re: Account removed at absoloute write
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013, 06:32:39 AM »
You'd probably be better off exchanging chapter critiques at somewhere like Critique Circle.

I would imagine that you would have less success on those forums with such a request than you would here.  So, if you haven't had any luck here, it's probably not going to happen there.  And, definitely not if you tried to ask before you'd been there a while!

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Re: Account removed at absoloute write
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2013, 06:34:16 AM »
Some might say (though obviously not me, not with Betsy listening) that you are well off out of it.


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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2013, 06:37:09 AM »
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2013, 06:43:47 AM »
Some might say (though obviously not me, not with Betsy listening) that you are well off out of it.


Out of what? I don't understand.

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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2013, 06:46:07 AM »
I'm not registered there. I was looking to see if there were restrictions for asking for beta readers like having to post a certain amount of times or getting your reputation points to a certain point before asking for services like beta readers. I didn't see anything about restrictions, but perhaps I just didn't find them.
I haven't posted anything on the forum. I wasn't able to because my account was removed so quickly. So, it isn't like they knew I was looking for beta-readers. And I have found some great editors already on this forum and I think some beta-readers. I just thought Id give AW a try because it was suggested I try it.

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Re: Account removed at absoloute write
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2013, 06:48:20 AM »
Out of what? I don't understand.

As well off out of AbsoluteWrite. Selfpublishers aren't always made that welcome there. Many Kboarders have been banned or left in disgust.

It is a good place for improving your writing though.


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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2013, 06:50:04 AM »
Out of what? I don't understand.

That you're better off not being a member there. I dunno, I still enjoy the place from time to time and have friends there. It's odd that you got banned without posting. Probably a glitch.

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Re: Account removed at absoloute write
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2013, 06:50:59 AM »
Well they can be a bit quick on the ban button at AW but before you've even posted? That must be a record!

I can't see any reason why they'd ban you before posting. Stupid question, but did you create an offensive username or use a large picture for the avatar? Maybe create another profile and ask an Admin.

I usually get my betas from AW but I posted for a while before I asked for them. They are quite stringent about you contributing to the board before asking for help.

If you do create an account tread very carefully around the subject of self-publishing. I had somewhat of a baptism of fire at that place.

I think I'll leave it at that! :)

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« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2013, 06:54:54 AM »
Well they can be a bit quick on the ban button at AW but before you've even posted? That must be a record!

I can't see any reason why they'd ban you before posting. Stupid question, but did you create an offensive username or use a large picture for the avatar? Maybe create another profile and ask an Admin.

I usually get my betas from AW but I posted for a while before I asked for them. They are quite stringent about you contributing to the board before asking for help.

If you do create an account tread very carefully around the subject of self-publishing. I had somewhat of a baptism of fire at that place.

I think I'll leave it at that! :)
No my username wasn't offensive. But it's okay I don't think I would bother trying to register again. I was just looking at reviews for the forum... And I think I'll pass this time ( not like I have a choice).

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« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2013, 07:34:37 AM »
I just tried to register, filled out the forms and such. I've not made a single post. I received this email back:

Dear Joe_Nobody,
 
Unfortunately your registration at Absolute Write Water Cooler did not meet our membership requirements. Therefore your registration was deleted.
 
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« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2013, 07:42:07 AM »
I just tried to register, filled out the forms and such. I've not made a single post. I received this email back:

Dear Joe_Nobody,
 
Unfortunately your registration at Absolute Write Water Cooler did not meet our membership requirements. Therefore your registration was deleted.
 
Sorry,
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Okay, I'll bite. What membership requirements are people failing?

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« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2013, 07:47:40 AM »
I just tried to register, filled out the forms and such. I've not made a single post. I received this email back:

Dear Joe_Nobody,
 
Unfortunately your registration at Absolute Write Water Cooler did not meet our membership requirements. Therefore your registration was deleted.
 
Sorry,
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I asked them about you. They said you don't smell right. Something about garlic.

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« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2013, 07:47:55 AM »
Beats me. I took a shower this morning.
Maybe they don't like Texans or something.

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« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2013, 08:00:06 AM »
Could be a glitch.

I have an amusing image of an internet bouncer in my head.

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« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2013, 08:04:53 AM »
Oh, this is rich.  Now I've got to see if they'll ban me too. :D

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Re: Account removed at absoloute write
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2013, 08:05:40 AM »
Beats me. I took a shower this morning.
Maybe they don't like Texans or something.

They have a rule.  You must be somebody in order to post.