Monthly Archives: September 2006

What’s the next step?

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that my MySpace account had been deleted, and I was attempting to figure out why. I’m not one to normally post my complaints with customer service for a couple of reasons.

1) I don’t have hundreds of fans reading my blog, so it’s not going to make a difference.
2) I have been in customer service jobs in the past

But this is frustrating. Here is the conversation to date.

    Sept 15th, 2006

My First Email to MySpace:

My account appears to have been deleted. I was not told that I had violated any terms of service, and I don’t believe I was. Can someone explain to me why my account was deleted so that it doesn’t happen again if I recreate it. If this was due to a TOS violation I wish I had been told so that I could fix whatever the issue was so I wouldn’t have to recreate the account from scratch. Thanks.

My username was gavroche42

First Response From MySpace:

Hello,

Please verify that you are logging in with the correct password and username. We also recommend clearing your browser’s cookies and temporary internet files and then try logging in again.

Often, changing internet browsers can do the trick. For example, try Internet Explorer if you are using AOL. Note: Mac users should use Safari or Firefox for the best browsing results.

Also, try lowering the your browsers security settings. If you are using a firewall, try lowering those settings, if possible.

If you have already tried the methods above, check to make sure your profile still exists by finding your profile on the site. Also, look for comments you posted on your friends’ profiles. If you cannot find your profile, it may have been deleted. MySpace may delete profiles if they violate the site’s Terms and conditions. You cannot retrieve a deleted account.

If problems persist, please reply to this e-mail and provide a brief explanation of the problem that you are having, the e-mail address and password with which you are trying to log in.

If this should not answer your question, either reply to this thread, or click

Thanks
MySpace.com

    Sept 16th

Second Email to MySpace

When I go to the profile page I am told the page doesn’t exist, and was either deleted by me or by MySpace for TOS violations.

My icon doesn’t appear on my friends pages either.

I understand I can’t retrieve a deleted account, but before I rebuild it, I want to know what TOS violation there was. Without knowing what the TOS violation was, I can’t make sure I don’t do it again. I don’t want to keep getting my account deleted because I don’t know what my crime is. I shouldn’t have to guess, because I’ve read the TOS, and can’t figure out how I was violating it. Please tell me what I did wrong.

SILENCE

    Sept 21

(MySpace isn’t a crucial part of my life, so I gave them a few days.)

Third Email to MySpace

Am I going to get a response to my questions?

[quote of previous contacts]

SILENCE

    Sept 24

Fourth Email to MySpace

I first contacted you on September 15th. I told you my account had been deleted, and I wanted to know why.

You responded with instructions on how to check to see if my profile had been deleted. Not too helpful since I already knew it was. When one goes to one’s profile page, and one is told that it doesn’t exist, and when one goes to one’s friends’ profiles, and sees blank spaces where your picture should be — you know it’s been deleted.

I have since then asked again…via this form, and sending direct emails to mscontact@myspace.com. I have heard nothing. Zip. Not even a “we’ll look into this and get back to you” It’s been 8 days.

I’ve recreated my account, but I still would like to know why my previous account was deleted. As I’ve explaiined, if I violated a TOS I need to know so I don’t violate it again.

Second Response From MySpace (should sound familiar)

Hello,

Please verify that you are logging in with the correct password and username. We also recommend clearing your browser’s cookies and temporary internet files and then try logging in again.

Often, changing internet browsers can do the trick. For example, try Internet Explorer if you are using AOL. Note: Mac users should use Safari or Firefox for the best browsing results.

Also, try lowering the your browsers security settings. If you are using a firewall, try lowering those settings, if possible.

If you have already tried the methods above, check to make sure your profile still exists by finding your profile on the site. Also, look for comments you posted on your friends’ profiles. If you cannot find your profile, it may have been deleted.

MySpace may delete profiles if they violate the site’s Terms and conditions. You cannot retrieve a deleted account.

If problems persist, please reply to this e-mail and provide a brief explanation of the problem that you are having, the e-mail address and password with which you are trying to log in.

If this should not answer your question, either reply to this thread, or click

Fifth Email to MySpace

OK, the [above] is a nice form response since it is the exact same response as I got when I emailed back on Sept 15th. It’s better than the silence I’ve received from my other emails, but only slightly. I know that a computer sent me a form response. Great. Now, can a human read the email and respond to it?

Briefly.
1) I **know** my account was deleted. When I went to my profile, it said it didn’t exist, and where my photo should have been in friend’s profiles was an empty space.
2) I’ve recreated my account. So I **Can** log in now. But that’s irrelevant.
3) I want to know WHY my account was previously deleted. What TOS I violated.

SILENCE

Another 4 days have lapsed. A total of 13. What’s my next step?
Should I just give up?
I have a new account. Same username.
But I would like to know what happened to the old one.
And I am curious how one goes about getting a real non-automated response from MySpace help.

What’s the next step?

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that my MySpace account had been deleted, and I was attempting to figure out why. I’m not one to normally post my complaints with customer service for a couple of reasons.

1) I don’t have hundreds of fans reading my blog, so it’s not going to make a difference.
2) I have been in customer service jobs in the past

But this is frustrating. Here is the conversation to date.

    Sept 15th, 2006

My First Email to MySpace:

My account appears to have been deleted. I was not told that I had violated any terms of service, and I don’t believe I was. Can someone explain to me why my account was deleted so that it doesn’t happen again if I recreate it. If this was due to a TOS violation I wish I had been told so that I could fix whatever the issue was so I wouldn’t have to recreate the account from scratch. Thanks.

My username was gavroche42

First Response From MySpace:

Hello,

Please verify that you are logging in with the correct password and username. We also recommend clearing your browser’s cookies and temporary internet files and then try logging in again.

Often, changing internet browsers can do the trick. For example, try Internet Explorer if you are using AOL. Note: Mac users should use Safari or Firefox for the best browsing results.

Also, try lowering the your browsers security settings. If you are using a firewall, try lowering those settings, if possible.

If you have already tried the methods above, check to make sure your profile still exists by finding your profile on the site. Also, look for comments you posted on your friends’ profiles. If you cannot find your profile, it may have been deleted. MySpace may delete profiles if they violate the site’s Terms and conditions. You cannot retrieve a deleted account.

If problems persist, please reply to this e-mail and provide a brief explanation of the problem that you are having, the e-mail address and password with which you are trying to log in.

If this should not answer your question, either reply to this thread, or click

Thanks
MySpace.com

    Sept 16th

Second Email to MySpace

When I go to the profile page I am told the page doesn’t exist, and was either deleted by me or by MySpace for TOS violations.

My icon doesn’t appear on my friends pages either.

I understand I can’t retrieve a deleted account, but before I rebuild it, I want to know what TOS violation there was. Without knowing what the TOS violation was, I can’t make sure I don’t do it again. I don’t want to keep getting my account deleted because I don’t know what my crime is. I shouldn’t have to guess, because I’ve read the TOS, and can’t figure out how I was violating it. Please tell me what I did wrong.

SILENCE

    Sept 21

(MySpace isn’t a crucial part of my life, so I gave them a few days.)

Third Email to MySpace

Am I going to get a response to my questions?

[quote of previous contacts]

SILENCE

    Sept 24

Fourth Email to MySpace

I first contacted you on September 15th. I told you my account had been deleted, and I wanted to know why.

You responded with instructions on how to check to see if my profile had been deleted. Not too helpful since I already knew it was. When one goes to one’s profile page, and one is told that it doesn’t exist, and when one goes to one’s friends’ profiles, and sees blank spaces where your picture should be — you know it’s been deleted.

I have since then asked again…via this form, and sending direct emails to mscontact@myspace.com. I have heard nothing. Zip. Not even a “we’ll look into this and get back to you” It’s been 8 days.

I’ve recreated my account, but I still would like to know why my previous account was deleted. As I’ve explaiined, if I violated a TOS I need to know so I don’t violate it again.

Second Response From MySpace (should sound familiar)

Hello,

Please verify that you are logging in with the correct password and username. We also recommend clearing your browser’s cookies and temporary internet files and then try logging in again.

Often, changing internet browsers can do the trick. For example, try Internet Explorer if you are using AOL. Note: Mac users should use Safari or Firefox for the best browsing results.

Also, try lowering the your browsers security settings. If you are using a firewall, try lowering those settings, if possible.

If you have already tried the methods above, check to make sure your profile still exists by finding your profile on the site. Also, look for comments you posted on your friends’ profiles. If you cannot find your profile, it may have been deleted.

MySpace may delete profiles if they violate the site’s Terms and conditions. You cannot retrieve a deleted account.

If problems persist, please reply to this e-mail and provide a brief explanation of the problem that you are having, the e-mail address and password with which you are trying to log in.

If this should not answer your question, either reply to this thread, or click

Fifth Email to MySpace

OK, the [above] is a nice form response since it is the exact same response as I got when I emailed back on Sept 15th. It’s better than the silence I’ve received from my other emails, but only slightly. I know that a computer sent me a form response. Great. Now, can a human read the email and respond to it?

Briefly.
1) I **know** my account was deleted. When I went to my profile, it said it didn’t exist, and where my photo should have been in friend’s profiles was an empty space.
2) I’ve recreated my account. So I **Can** log in now. But that’s irrelevant.
3) I want to know WHY my account was previously deleted. What TOS I violated.

SILENCE

Another 4 days have lapsed. A total of 13. What’s my next step?
Should I just give up?
I have a new account. Same username.
But I would like to know what happened to the old one.
And I am curious how one goes about getting a real non-automated response from MySpace help.

Nippon Animation – Cosette

World Masterpiece Theater, from 1969 to 1997 was a Japanese Anime television series which adapted literary classics to anime.

After a 9 year hiatus, news is they are returning.
What with, you ask?

Shoujo Cosette

Fuji Television Network’s “World Masterpiece Theater” animation series is returning to the airwaves after an interval of 9 years. The series was scrubbed in the past due to a decrease in audience rating. The newly produced 24th work has been announced as Les Miserables – Shoujo Cosette, based on the book of the novel by Victor Hugo. Chinese CCTV will co-produce the 52 episode work.

Official Site

cosetteanime.jpg

I’m sure I’ll be able to find it for download somewhere, but I won’t understand the Japanese…

MortalBloggers

I’ve blogged about MortalBlog before. A new BlogSurvivor type game. Today they’re trying to solicit links from other blogs registered at stlbloggers.com. (They have to have been registered there prior to noon today, preventing ballotstuffing.)

Well, I’m registered, so I am linking, in no particular order, to Puppy, El Gecko and Toad, because I like animals, and they appear to be the underdogs right now.

Happy New Year

As year 5766 comes to a close, and year 5767 begins, here’s a news story to reflect upon:

3 million year old almost-human fossils discovered in Ethiopia

How to reconcile? Easy. The Biblical concept of a day isn’t the same as our concept. It’s something we poets like to call a metaphor.

Space shuttle delayed by UFO

The Space Shuttle has been delayed by a UFO.

It’s an unidentified object, and it’s in space. Yes, its a UFO.

Once they identify it, it will be an IFO. Even if the least likely thing happens, and they identify it as an alien spacecraft. It will still be an IFO.

I know, it’s a losing battle, but someone has to fight it.

Something new every day

The Word-a-Day people at wordsmith.org are focusing this week on pirate-themed words. Here’s a word we didn’t expect to see:

filibuster (FIL-uh-bus-tuhr) verb tr., intr.

1. To block or delay the passage of legislation, especially by making
prolonged irrelevant speeches.

2. To block or delay something.

noun

Such a delaying tactic.

[Filibuster was another name for pirates in the “Golden Age of Piracy”, from roughly 1650 to 1720. From Spanish filibustero, from French flibustier, from Dutch vrijbuiter (freebooter or pirate).]

I want to sing and dance

Sixteen men on a dead man’s chest…yo ho ho and a bottle of rum

(Captain) Avast there mates, ye’re sailin’ with Long John Black Beard, Peg-Leg, Patch-Eye Hook, scourge of the bounding main. Bloodthirstiest, black-heartiest pirate captain ever sailed the seven seas, ha, ha, ha! What say ye we hoist the Jolly Roger, heel over the yonder Spanish galleon. Lay a few broadsides agin’ her timers, swing over on these here lanyards with our cutlasses in our teeth cut ’em to ribbons and split the booty. What say ye to that, me hearties? Heh! Ha, ha, ha, ha!

(Twit) I don’t like it….

(Captain) You don’t like it?

(Twit) I don’t like it and I don’t wanna do it. It’s tacky,…tacky, tacky…and don’t look at me that way

(Captain) Well, if you don’t like it, what do you want?

(Chorus) I want to sing and dance, I want to sing and dance
I want to be a pirate in the Pirates of Penzance
Wear me silver-buckled slippers and me tight shiny pants
I want to sing and dance

— Excerpt from The Pirate Song by Ray Stevens

Happy to everyone!