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Whatever you do, don't press the red button!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:00 am
by ThomasH
I was browsing around and I ran across something that I found more than a little interesting. Apparently you can apply to become a member of a group of users. There's a volunteers group , an apache watchers group , and even a banned user group. Should I even ask what happens if you apply to the banned user group? I'd apply and promise to report back with my findings but somehow I don't think you'd be hearing back from me. A proverbial red button to be sure!

Re: Whatever you do, don't press the red button!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:24 am
by robleyd
you apply to the banned user group?

You'll join a fine group of dedicated workers struggling to expand everyone's knowledge of matters as diverse as weight control supplements or, ahem, personal enlargement methods, to list just a couple.

In plain english, they're spammers and they can no longer access the forum.

I'm happy to accept your application; would you just like a short trial period, or do you want the lifetime subscription :twisted:

Re: Whatever you do, don't press the red button!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:52 am
by RusselB
My recommendation, based on what I've read, avoid that group at all costs...while a free lifetime subscription normally sounds like a great deal, in this situation I would pass.

Re: Whatever you do, don't press the red button!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:43 am
by Hagar Delest
In fact, you can apply, the admin receives the request by mail and then he grants it or not. So no red button at all.
I've slightly changed the description of the groups.

Re: Whatever you do, don't press the red button!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:26 am
by robleyd
I've slightly changed the description of the groups.

Hagar, you anticipated what I was going to suggest after seeing OP's screen capture.

Re: Whatever you do, don't press the red button!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:34 pm
by ThomasH
I thought it was pretty funny.

LOL @ personal enhancements...

Re: Whatever you do, don't press the red button!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:39 am
by floris v
Interesting. You can also apply to the group of volunteers, butvwe don't accept applications, do we?

Re: Whatever you do, don't press the red button!

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:47 am
by RoryOF
floris v wrote:Interesting. You can also apply to the group of volunteers, butvwe don't accept applications, do we?


In theory we do, but admission would be based on an assessment of the applicant's posting history.

Maybe the Groucho Marx rule should apply: "I wouldn't want to be a member of any club that would have me"!

Re: Whatever you do, don't press the red button!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:26 am
by ThomasH
Got lost on an Elixir deep dive. Functional programming is the future folks. Pretty streaky in general, I'm probably not great volunteer material.

Re: Whatever you do, don't press the red button!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:52 am
by robleyd
Your avatar disproves the theory proposed in this Wikipedia page