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Doofus of the Unspecified Time Period: Why Are You Censoring Me?

TechTyger had a website (known as The Doofus of the Unspecified Time Period) where he posted stories from Call Center Hell. At our encouragement, he's submitting his stories for RHU's enjoyment! We've now progressed to the AOL Years.

TECHTYGERFrom: TechTyger

This bozo. Furrfu. It isn't an AOLuser but it sure has the personality.

Ima Dumbass: "I'm Ima Dumbass and I send a lot of mail to people," (for some stupid newsletter thing that nobody probably wants anyway) "and I'd like to know why AOL is censoring me."

TechTyger: "AOL isn't. It doesn't do that. Why do you think it is?"

Ima Dumbass: "My emails are being returned with 'mailer daemon' errors."

TechTyger: "Ok, that's not censorship, that's a problem with the mail. Probably because you send a lot of it at once, AOL will block an address if it sends a large amount of email at once. To fix the problem go to the website postmaster.info.aol.com and follow the directions there."

Ima Dumbass: "I want to talk to your postmaster department directly about this censorship."

TechTyger: "It isn't censorship, and we don't have a phone number for them." But, if you're not a dumbass, you can find one. But if you're really not a dumbass, you don't need one. "All you need to do is follow the directions on the website and they can add you to the whitelist so you don't get blocked."

We go around this ring a couple more times, then it starts with, "I'm going to call my friends in DC and tell them --"

[Click]. I hang up on it. It isn't an AOL user. It's been given the information that it needs; it wants to whine about it. It's an idiot, not being able to tell the difference between 'your content is objectionable' and 'you're a spammer'. And it tries the argument from authority and to threaten me at the same time.

It felt wonderful to hang up on that asshole.

--TechTyger

 

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