Monday, September 6th 2004
Update by: VE3HBD
DAY #2 WITH
NO REPLY FROM QRZ.COM ADMINISTRATORS
Hey everyone... Happy September everyone!! Summer's over, and with the end of the most funnest of seasons, only one question
is left on our minds...
HEY - WHY ARE MY POSTING PRIVILEDGES SUSPENDED?
I logged on to QRZ.COM today to respond to a message regarding a technical question someone had, and hit the brick wall of BANNINATION. So.. here it is.... Bryan VE3HBD, webmaster of Hamsexy dot com, has been BANNED from QRZ for absolutley no reason.
I have been banned without notice, cause or reason. However, what it probably stemmed from was advertising out "BIGASS CONTEST" from a few months ago, which a moderator for some stupid reason deleted. I guess the word "ass" is a no-no. Hmmm... I wonder how many times the word has been used on the site in the past, hmmm?????
It's a clear-cut case of censorship..... It's yet another example of the inconsistent and unfair moderation practices of the QRZ.COM forums. Before this happened, I never really had a problem with QRZ.COM's management. They had a hard job, moderating a forum full of mostly malcontent, lonely and know-it-all hamfreaks. This has finally proven to me that ham radio, at least for it's normal citizens, has no real use for QRZ.COM.
I'm not the only one that have had problems with QRZ..... As a result of some of QRZ's more questionable practices a dissullusioned ham created the site FUCKQRZ.COM, a venomous attack on QRZ's hipocracy and it's questionable management.
I have sent a letter to QRZ.com requesting they justify their actions. I am interested to see what they have to say, if they choose to respond at all. (I seriously doubt they will, however).
Truth be told, quite a number of hams (mostly the old-school and overly nerdy ones) feel very threatened by this site and all it stands for - it would seem that removing the posting access of myself and others associated with the site is an extention of this.
For those who no longer feel that QRZ is for them or have also been unfairly and summarily banned from the forums, might i suggest you pay a visit to the HAMSEXY FORUMS. Our forums are home to a diverse, vibrant and entertaining group of radio enthusiasts (we don't discriminate against non-hams like those on QRZ.COM's forums) - are you are invited to take part.
I will keep you all posted on what happens, and if I get any response from QRZ management I will post it here.
I'm sorry we haven't been updating the site as much I'm sure a lot of you would like, but now that the summer's more or less over we'll all have lots more time to devote to bringing you updates. Stay tuned - VE4UO is preparing a scathing article on a local Ontario weather nerd who puts the WHACK in Weather Whacker. In researching this story our humble reporter uncovered a grat many things, including impersinations of police officers, amusing (yet empty) threats of legal action and seven year old solicitations for homosexual intercourse on Usenet. Stay tuned, you won't want to miss it as we crown WEATHER WHACKER OF THE YEAR!!
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