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Why am I a Member and not a Certified Alcoholic now?

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  • Why am I a Member and not a Certified Alcoholic now?

    Who have I upset, (apart from everybody that is)
    Ted Giles
    Example Consulting - UK
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    Re: Why am I a Member and not a Certified Alcoholic now?

    Me too. I was a certified alphaholic and now just a member.
    No big deal.
    I thought it had to do with time and number of posts?
    april 2000
    5200 posts
    Guess it doesn't qualify anymore.
    Dave Mason
    dave@aldadesktop.com
    Skype is dave.mason46

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    • #3
      Re: Why am I a Member and not a Certified Alcoholic now?

      They may have changed something due to the recent spammer in here.
      Robin

      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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      • #4
        Re: Why am I a Member and not a Certified Alcoholic now?

        That should not have affected Ted and I.
        I noticed others changed as well. No rime or reason that I can see.
        Not to pint you out, but I have double the posts and 6 more years. Ted has some more and 6 more years.

        Not really a big deal, I am still me. LOL Dog likes me.
        Dave Mason
        dave@aldadesktop.com
        Skype is dave.mason46

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        • #5
          Re: Why am I a Member and not a Certified Alcoholic now?

          Dog has good taste.
          What spammer ?
          Ted Giles
          Example Consulting - UK
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          sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
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          • #6
            Re: Why am I a Member and not a Certified Alcoholic now?

            There is an admin maintenance job "Update User Titles and Ranks" which I just ran and both Dave and Ted show as Alphaholics again.

            Lenny Forziati
            Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
            Alpha Software Corporation

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            • #7
              Re: Why am I a Member and not a Certified Alcoholic now?

              Thanks Lenny
              Dave Mason
              dave@aldadesktop.com
              Skype is dave.mason46

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              • #8
                Re: Why am I a Member and not a Certified Alcoholic now?

                Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
                What spammer ?
                Exactly, since they are gone now. some guy made 20 odd posts written in Greek...
                Robin

                Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                • #9
                  Re: Why am I a Member and not a Certified Alcoholic now?

                  More like Russian I thought.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Why am I a Member and not a Certified Alcoholic now?

                    It was Greek to me
                    Robin

                    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                    • #11
                      Re: Why am I a Member and not a Certified Alcoholic now?

                      Thanks Lenny.
                      @ Robin , it came up as ??? on my kit.
                      Btw. I have taken up using a sewing machine! Into bias binding feet and cord feet now, with the occasional cuss as the thread breaks.
                      Ted Giles
                      Example Consulting - UK
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                      sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
                      See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Why am I a Member and not a Certified Alcoholic now?

                        Thread breaking is either too much pressure on it or the machine timing is slightly off. Probably too much pressure for the tinsel strength of the thread which means you need a bit heavier thread or thinner material. Remember, I sewed silk and many other materials up to the heavy canvass and naugahyde for a long time in the Navy(Parachutes). Then did what you are doing commercially in a carpet plant.
                        Dave Mason
                        dave@aldadesktop.com
                        Skype is dave.mason46

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                        • #13
                          Re: Why am I a Member and not a Certified Alcoholic now?

                          Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
                          It was Greek to me
                          snappy answer - but now according to Ted this thread is broken.

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