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Re: De-registering from TDPF question

Postby rabble » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:26 pm

You'd think a guy who claims to be smart and claims he wants to "deregister" would find a way to actually do it. Unless he actually wasn't even marginally smart, that is.
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Re: De-registering from TDPF question

Postby Detritus » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:03 pm

Meade wrote:Ouch. You would think newspaper makers would be at least marginally literate.

All you have to do is read a news story from 50-70 years ago to realize that the average level of writing quality in newspapers has plummeted. James Fenton blamed the advent of journalism for the demise of reporting. I wonder if that's true?
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Re: De-registering from TDPF question

Postby ilikebeans » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:20 pm

Account still not de-registered. Huh.

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Re: De-registering from TDPF question

Postby ilikebeans » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:13 pm

ilikebeans wrote:Account still not de-registered. Huh.
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Re: De-registering from TDPF question

Postby green union terrace chair » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:27 pm

Meade,
The TDPF terms are little different from those of thousands of other forums. You have the choice to not agree to them and not participate.

Have you read the iTunes User Agreement? You should give that a try. See you in a week.
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Re: De-registering from TDPF question

Postby Mean Scenester » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:44 pm

*sigh*

I resent that I can no longer let this go on, at the risk of appearing as thought I'm coming to Meade's defense (which I'm not), but ...

Meade is not objecting to the actual terms of the DPF. He's pointing out some rather glaring (to some of us, at least) misspellings and grammatical errors which might be considered especially amusing considering the source.

I suspect these thing were not freshly written for the DPF, but are some sort of boilerplate the paper adopted and, apparently, didn't carefully proofread. The term "sexually orientated" should be about all you need to figure this out, but then again I'm the sort of person who encounters a typo in a paperback and literally winces.

Meade may be full of shit about a lot of things ... okay, virtually everything ... but on this one point I have to agree: Those terms are so badly written, they make my scrotum hurt. If any actual lawyer authored them, he or she should be summarily disbarred.

Y'all are guilty of assuming Meade was posting his de-registration "threat" in good faith. I ask you: Since when has there ever been any threat of that?
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Re: De-registering from TDPF question

Postby fennel » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:07 pm

Mean Scenester wrote:The term "sexually orientated"...

That's probably just a Britishism.
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Re: De-registering from TDPF question

Postby Detritus » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:23 pm

Mean Scenester wrote:Y'all are guilty of assuming Meade was posting his de-registration "threat" in good faith.

I'm not sure that's really what we-all are guilty of assuming....
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Re: De-registering from TDPF question

Postby ilikebeans » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:13 pm

Mean Scenester wrote:Y'all are guilty of assuming Meade was posting his de-registration "threat" in good faith. I ask you: Since when has there ever been any threat of that?

Ok, I'll admit that I read the initial post rather quickly and thought it was an actual threat, reinforced by his recent lack of bullshit.

One can still hope.
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