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Nov 9th, 2005, 03:56 PM
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Patrick has been blocked from posting here!

Patrick emailed me that when he tried to post this afternoon, he was blocked and told to read the "subscriber conduct" information.
Could it be that he dared to criticize Fodor's on another thread?
Ooops, I better watch what I say, or I may be blocked!
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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:03 PM
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I cannot believe it is not a glitch of some sort, maybe they got Patrick confused with someone else.
Lord knows, if everyone who disagreed with someone on these boards, we would all be banned!
Patrick is always as helpful as he can be and travels extensively, he has a lot to contribute and I think and hope he should be back on the boards very soon.

In the meantime, do people not get a warning before being banned?
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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:05 PM
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I agree Scarlett...he is always a gentleman. When he disagrees it is in a cordial fashion. Let's hope it is just a mistake.
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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:13 PM
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Shouldn't there be a system of some sort? A warning or 2 before being blocked? Or is this all just a ghastly mistake?

I think many of us would like to know more about how this operates.

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...8&tid=34704639
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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:15 PM
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What could he have possibly said to get blocked? Even if he did criticize fodors, are they that sensitive???

to fodors if they did block Patrick and if you never see me post on here again, it's probably because I got blocked too for making this statement, LOL!

I wonder if he could he re-register w/ a different ID?
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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:16 PM
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Wren, I wouldn't say he's always a gentleman, but he isn't someone I'd count as one of the bottom dwellers who actually deserves to be booted.

Makes one wonder what you have to do around here to get popped off the board.

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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:17 PM
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Patrick is one of the best contributors on this travel board.

If someone from Fodors reads this - please explain !!!

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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:20 PM
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WHAT???!!! Something is wrong with this picture. Patrick?
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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:20 PM
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As long as Patrick has been posting and giving excellent advice, he deserves to be at least warned if someone took umbrage to something he posted.
I have to believe this is a mistake on Fodors part and will be fixed soon.
We need More Patricks on these boards, not one less!
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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:21 PM
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I replied to this thread on the US board, but I will reply here as well. I suggest we all email the editors in support of Patrick.

[email protected]

FREE PATRICK!!!!
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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:25 PM
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Why did they ban him?
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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:26 PM
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Oh please say it isn't so! Patrick is a highly valued contributer to this site, so if he has been, in fact, blocked, HQ needs to take a serious look at its policies.
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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:29 PM
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Good Grief.
If that is the case with Patrick, I should be booted as well.
Perhaps I have been and don't know it.
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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:31 PM
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weird, I think. Howard, did Patrick say why?
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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:36 PM
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I just posted on the US forum the 2 possible "no-nos" that Patrick thought he might have committed:
1. He questioned Fodor's idea of adding monitors on a thread on this board, or
2. A posting on the US board about a wine list in Seattle.
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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:38 PM
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Can't Patrick come back as "The Poster Formerly Known as Patrick," or "AKA Patrick," or something?
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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:44 PM
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Register your protest with both [email protected] and with [email protected]

Add your name to this thread to say I e-mailed this thread to them...

There must be a mistake.

Best wishes,

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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:49 PM
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I just now sent my email.
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Nov 9th, 2005, 04:52 PM
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What anarchy is this???? We must all e-mail them....shame on you Fodors!!!!!!!!
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Nov 9th, 2005, 05:00 PM
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I just emailed them: "I am curious to know why Patrick was banned. Why no warning. There have been other contributors with really horrible responses, yet they continue without being banned. I rarely post on the site, but I am there almost every day to research information. Please respond."
 
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