Originally Posted by solipsism
You have a point but he warned during his last banishment that using another alias was grounds for permanent banishment. Last time the name was created immediately after the banning while johnwhite1000 was created on 03-NOV-2009. Maybe he stored up some names knowing he'll likely get banned once again.
At any rate, welcome to the posting side of AI.
thanks. i've been using web forums since back in the bad old days of ICQ and compuserve. any dedicated troll (b/tards anyone?) would tell you that threats of an ip bannin' are mere fuel to the flames. Any bored teenager with a techie IQ equal to their underwear measurement is capable of ip spoofing, and likely has a quiver of sockpuppets available for use at a moments notice. It seemed a bit dodgy that that account was around for maybe a month, if that, with no significant usage up until teckstud's got banned and then alla sudden it's got 20 replies on it? smelled like socks to me, or maybe I'm just cynical.
anyhows back to the discussion at hand and apologies for the derail.
ahem. Okay, sure, bottom line: AT&T likely views this as a publicity / marketing plus (we're all in it for something, hey?) but IMO how can effectively "open sourcing" their coverage issue map possibly be a bad thing?
besides, if you analyse any mobile provider closely I'll warrant you'll find they all suck equally in unique ways. Yea I was pretty content with Verizon so long as all I ever wanted to do was make calls on my mobile. Once I tried going outside their very limited little box of expertise to (god forbid) attempt using my smartphone as anything remotely "smart", I was only just too glad to bail out and try AT&T. Sure they've had glitches but I've never had any major headaches with them. Try calling Verizon sometime to dispute a charge on your bill, I dare you -- and boy do they ever love to tack on those mysterious charges!