|Vanessa, I feel your pain. The same thing happened to me at the ACA site, how much bigger a turn off could you get for a first interaction with a website?? To the guys at ACA: the site can never take off when the first interaction with a new user is:
- you're invited in
- you find a conversation which interests you enough to bother a considered contribution
- you craft your thoughts in a manner worthy of a valued relationship, because first impressions count
- the bouncer takes your witty prose, screws it up and swallows it, kicks you out and gives you a form to fill in with a 5 minute cooling off period before you can try again.
- you go back to Chockstone, or if you're a bolter with a short fuse / drunk and or trigger happy / confused, patriotic and deskbound, you find yourself staring at a green screen.
I'm still fuming from the above happening to me 12 mths ago, i'm infuriated to see the basics of interaction for fist time users at ACA are still so very wrong.
Vanessa, please can you explain your concept of envirovandal children?
If a person ran towards me while I was standing on a cliff edge, stared at me, ground dirt into my rope and stole my lunch, I'd think they were f#cking idiots and shouldn't be there. The same goes for dogs. Chris, if I hadn't run into you in person recently I would be calling on the phone to let you know I appreciate how you've championed this one.