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Doug C.

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Member since August 2012

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I pay for business grade internet service at my home, with guaranteed uptime, because I have web servers in my home office. It never occurred to me that I had to tell them to notify me when they have a planned outage for a business grade account.

Last night our internet service was out for 3 1/2 hours due to a planned outtage. Comcast did not notify us about the planned outage.

When we called them they said you have to ask ahead of time to be notified about outages, or they don't bother to tell you that your business will be off line for hours.

Someone at Comcast needs to get a clue.
I've used this site many times to research things, and found it to be incredibly useful. But recently I had the opportunity to post up information on Wiki pages that deal with an issue that I specialize in, and I found out how dysfunctional Wikipedia was. As near as I could tell I was in full compliance with their posting policies, but every time I posted information, it was taken down immediately. When I asked why, I was told it was because I was not an expert. When I probed further it became clear that the person who thought I was not an expert clearly knew far less about the posting topic than I did, and wasn't really qualified to judge my expert status either way. I actually am the Only independent national expert on the topic that I was posting on. After 3 days of back & forth discussions with "citizen monitors" who would not let me post any information, I came to the conclusion that the volunteers who control the posting process and have the right to take down legit postings were poorly trained, and that it would take less time to use other venues to get information out on my topic.
So given the problem that I had trying to contribute useful information on a topic, I have to assume that many other Wiki pages are also compromised by the actions of poorly trained volunteers at Wikipedia.
. I am an experienced writer and I wanted to use Kickstarter to fund a project about child abuse, but I am legally required to protect the personal identities of the people I would be writing about. I read the KS guidelines to make sure I could protect identities, and then I emailed KS to explain what I wanted to do and to clarify a few issues in their guidelines that would be relevant to protecting people's privacy. NO RESPONSE from Kickstarter.

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