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Townhall.com Membership Rolls - Purged?
Self Vanity | June 1, 2013 | FWKeith

Posted on 06/01/2013 9:04:05 AM PDT by fwdude

Wondering if any other TH-using FReepers have been having this problem.

I had been a regular on Townhall.com, with a valid user name and log-in for over 8 years. Recently I found I had been logged off, and the website didn't recognize the username/password combination when I tried to log back in. I tried the "forgot password" link, which sent a reset e-mail to me, and the link seemed to accept a new password. But it still doesn't work.

I even tried the "Sign up" link, but get this error message: "Signup is temporary disabled, please try again later." I've tried accessing my account on different computers, using different browsers, clearing my browser's history and cookies, but getting the same result.

Could I have possibly been banned?

I don't engage in threats or use filthy language in my posting, and although the discussions got heated, they were reasoned and no "hotter" than many of the liberals' that frequent the site.

I have also noticed the conspicuous absence of many other frequent posters on that board.

Has there been a purge, or has some liberal hacked the system to cause havoc?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Reference
KEYWORDS: townhall; vanity

1 posted on 06/01/2013 9:04:05 AM PDT by fwdude
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To: fwdude

It’s Big Brother shutting down opposition. not sarcasm.


2 posted on 06/01/2013 9:06:25 AM PDT by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: fwdude

Are they being audited?


3 posted on 06/01/2013 9:06:52 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: txnativegop

I’ve also noticed that a lot of e-mail from conservative groups goes to my “spam” folder. It never used to do this.


4 posted on 06/01/2013 9:11:11 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

My email is with yahoo and so far, conservative emails don’t go to spam. But I wouldn’t be surprised if Yahoo started to do something like that.


5 posted on 06/01/2013 9:14:13 AM PDT by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: fwdude
if it says "Signup is temporary disabled, please try again later." i don't see how it has anything to do with you in particular
6 posted on 06/01/2013 9:17:30 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

I know, but was thinking if my computer’s IP address were recorded by Townhall, it could ban me from signing up again just the same.

I’m not trying to be tin-foil-hat here, it’s just bizarre.


7 posted on 06/01/2013 9:23:23 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

A lot of places do maintenance type stuff on the weekends. They might be upgrading their hardware or database. Or moving equipment.


8 posted on 06/01/2013 9:24:48 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes
A lot of places do maintenance type stuff on the weekends. They might be upgrading their hardware or database. Or moving equipment.

This has been for over 2 weeks. And the absence of other regular posters is uncanny.

9 posted on 06/01/2013 9:26:24 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Ok. Maybe their database has had a problem.

Have you contacted them?

(trying not to get out the tinfoil just yet...although i’m trying to remember where i put it)


10 posted on 06/01/2013 9:36:58 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes
Have you contacted them?

The website has always been extremely user UNfriendly and archaic, and there is no way to directly contact them. There is a messaging utility to contact tech suport, but even that doesn't work (doesn't send the message, just remains static.) No phone numbers, e-mail address - nothing.

11 posted on 06/01/2013 9:41:08 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude
have you tried contacting the site other than the signup link, is there a general email address?
12 posted on 06/01/2013 9:41:50 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

You can’t contact these people - never have been able to. (Go to Townhall.com yourself and try to find it.) There is a “self-help” feature that asks the nature of your problem, but nothing gets sent to their techs.


13 posted on 06/01/2013 9:45:51 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Check and see what browser you are using....I belong to a community that was not friendly to Internet Explorer version 10...every time you tried to log on, it would not work. I went to another browser, even an older version of Explorer, and it worked fine.

Sometimes you end up on a “newer” version of a browser that really isn’t better.

so I would try an older or other browser.

SFF


14 posted on 06/01/2013 9:52:19 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: fwdude
did you try http://townhall.com/contact-us/

there's a box to send them questions etc...

15 posted on 06/01/2013 9:56:04 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Yes, but the message never gets sent. The screen remains static.

One of the worst websites I have ever visited.


16 posted on 06/01/2013 10:25:13 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude
i guess they have real problems then
17 posted on 06/01/2013 10:37:56 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: fwdude

Don’t take it personally.

It’s just you...


18 posted on 06/01/2013 10:38:49 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

LOL!!!! Just don’t ban me from FR, please!!!!!!


19 posted on 06/01/2013 10:42:20 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Now let’s see Hussein seize it.


20 posted on 06/01/2013 12:21:53 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: fwdude

I tried to sign up just now and got the same message that you did: Signup is temporary disabled, please try again later. I tried it with both IE 8 and Chrome v.27. So I don’t think it’s just you.


21 posted on 06/01/2013 4:46:06 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: fwdude

I tried to sign up for the first time last week, and I got the message that they are not accepting new registrations at the moment.


22 posted on 06/01/2013 4:57:32 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: BlessedBeGod

Thanks for checking.


23 posted on 06/02/2013 5:23:44 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

I’m the same as you. Townhall did the same thing to me. In some cases it would say “account banned” other cases bad email/password. I’m beginning to write them off as has-beens and used-to-be a good forum.

I also block all their clock/RAM wasting ads that slow page loads. If you learn anything let me know.


24 posted on 03/30/2014 8:03:59 PM PDT by Wade34232
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To: Wade34232

Glad to hear I’m not the only one who was banned. I’ve noticed that many very good previous posters are no longer on that site, whether voluntarily or involuntarily. A few of the very good columnists are the only thing having me check back on occasion: Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Matt Barber, etc.

Otherwise, it’s becoming a herd of RINO’s.


25 posted on 03/31/2014 6:41:56 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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