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oh, ok

so because i am a young and talented australian artist and i dont have my own webspace, therefor no "paid" email account, i cant show my work to other artists for critique and suggestions to better my works. What the fuck are you on. Its not like your site is a special "club" where only cool people with cool emails can join up. I am Australian. I am an experienced artist and i am trying to show off my work in the hope of gaining some recognition and/or employment.

What a load of crap. You guys are really "helping" people like me in the industry by having stupid rules like this in place.

I choose from now, to have a poor opinion of your site. i will no longer reccomend your site to anyone anymore. Instead of doing so, i will reccomend other sites and other groups to people purely becuase of this idiotic and easily avoidable incedent.

I hope you rectify this immediatly before you start losing popularity and fast.

Sincerely yours,


>Hi xxxxxx,
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>As the registering page mentions, we're unfortunately not accepting new registrants who are using free web based email accounts.
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> Souri..
> Sumea Launchpad! www.sumea.com.au

Mdobele's picture

Ha ha ha ha.

Whilst Souri's reply was diplomatic and tactfull I bet if I squint real hard and read between the lines I can see exactly what he wanted to say to the toss pot instead [;)]

Come on xxxxx how hard is it to sign up with your CORRECT email acount that 99.999% of ISP's give you with your internet deal.

LiveWire's picture

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someone like that is probably better off not on these forums anyway. at least better off for the rest of us.

Doord's picture

I'm sure their are problems with allowing free e-mail users to registered. But alot of artists including myself don't have home internet and don't have an ISP e-mail. Also I'm thinking of AIE students that also have net access at the AIE but no e-mail address and being student maybe unable to pay for an internet connection.

He maybe a little over the top but he has a point. Maybe something little to review, as I think this site is a huge Australian resource to up and comers.

souri's picture

I accept any email address that isn't from yahoo, hotmail etc, so if you apply with your work or AIE email address, that's no problem. If you're a regular to the forum here, I will make exceptions. And to tell you the truth, if he wrote an explanation as to why he doesn't have an internet account with a proper email address, without being abusive, then I'd consider it too.

But this is the latest in abusive emails from people who want to register with a hotmail account, didn't read the bit next to the email textbox that says "** no free web based email address (e.g Hotmail, Yahoo etc).", and then when I respond with the standard "sorry" reply, get incredibly abusive. The attitude that some people have is just amazing. It's like they feel it's their goddamn right to have an account here and should be waived the ONLY requirement that I provide for registration.

unknownuser2's picture

Couldnt agree with you more Souri.

For someone not prepared to spend ( what is it nowadays ? ) $20 for an internet connection and setup an email account to seek recognition and possibly employment to display there work probably arent that dedicated anyway.

Too many people expect the free and easy ride - its a very simple request, and I seriously cannot see a problem at all. Stick with your guns.

Perhaps you should write an email back stating " Yes this is definately an exclusive club site, only NASA scientists and Michaelangelo's allowed " [:p]

Jacana's picture

quote:Originally posted by HazarD
[Perhaps you should write an email back stating " Yes this is definately an exclusive club site, only NASA scientists and Michaelangelo's allowed "

Doh!!!! Does that mean you are gonna ban me :(

Makk's picture

But, but....he will choose to have a poor opinion of this site, Souri....you CANT let that happen!

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mcdrewski's picture

quote:Originally posted by Souri
But this is the latest in abusive emails from people who want to register with a hotmail account, didn't read the bit next to the email textbox that says "** no free web based email address

...time to take the email out of the equation then... a couple of lines of javascript validating the email should solve that little problem once and for all.

Oh, and he's right about it not being a "club" - I noticed that bit on the registration page that says "A Sumea account is an unassailable right granted to every human being with a pulse."

unknownuser2's picture

Jacana : The sumea user base would be close on nil if souri followed my maniacal plan - its probably not such a bright idea after all doh! [:(]

palantir's picture

quote:HazarD said:
Perhaps you should write " only NASA scientists and Michaelangelo's allowed " [:P]

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The sumea user base would be close on nil if souri followed my maniacal plan

Actually, if Souri followed HazarD?s plan, the site would only allow for people who can?t convert metric into imperial, and ninja turtles?
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MoonUnit's picture

ninja turtles? oh thats me! phew i thought i was gonna be kicked out for a minute there....

mcdrewski's picture

When I did my Electrical Engineering study I did a lot of subjects with Avionics/Aerospace Engineers - ie: "Rocket Scientists". Means I am quite sure that Rocket Science really - well - isn't.

Meanwhile I'll polish up my halfshell...