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  #397472 29-Oct-2010 18:21
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The OP did what any other normal user would have done, he did mention in a later post that Orocn were sorting it out. If some users dont read all the posts in a thread then they will (and have in this case) missed vital information.




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  #397480 29-Oct-2010 19:17
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i think i know why you got charged. Skateboarding is legal on the road as long as you keep to the left as reasonably possible. You do not even need to wear a helmet. 
And mate, you should be calling the police because people are doing something that could harm someone "else", not harm yourself.ie if you run over a skateboarder you will not get hurt so you don't want to punish someone who is not even hurting anyone but his or herself.

 
 
 
 


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  #397488 29-Oct-2010 19:38
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tombrownzz: i think i know why you got charged. Skateboarding is legal on the road as long as you keep to the left as reasonably possible. You do not even need to wear a helmet. 
And mate, you should be calling the police because people are doing something that could harm someone "else", not harm yourself.ie if you run over a skateboarder you will not get hurt so you don't want to punish someone who is not even hurting anyone but his or herself.


By the sounds of your post, you are still in your teens?.

The OP did what myself and any other good motorists would have done. It is called preventing an accident, I am sure if there were Police in the area they would have gone and gave the skateboarders a safety warning.



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  #397490 29-Oct-2010 19:41
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tombrownzz: i think i know why you got charged. Skateboarding is legal on the road as long as you keep to the left as reasonably possible. You do not even need to wear a helmet. 
And mate, you should be calling the police because people are doing something that could harm someone "else", not harm yourself.ie if you run over a skateboarder you will not get hurt so you don't want to punish someone who is not even hurting anyone but his or herself.


Read the whole post -______- It wasn't a criminal charge. And it can endanger someone else too. If I swerved to avoid hitting him or something, I might have hit something else.  Thats the first time I've seen someone skateboard in the road like that before, so if its safe and the police have no need to get involved, then why doesnt every skateboarder do it? 




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  #397493 29-Oct-2010 19:53
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boby55:
tombrownzz: i think i know why you got charged. Skateboarding is legal on the road as long as you keep to the left as reasonably possible. You do not even need to wear a helmet. 
And mate, you should be calling the police because people are doing something that could harm someone "else", not harm yourself.ie if you run over a skateboarder you will not get hurt so you don't want to punish someone who is not even hurting anyone but his or herself.


By the sounds of your post, you are still in your teens?.

The OP did what myself and any other good motorists would have done. It is called preventing an accident, I am sure if there were Police in the area they would have gone and gave the skateboarders a safety warning.


Thank you. Why should some kid get killed if its preventable? I know he was dumb for doing it in the first place but no one should get killed if its preventable. If he did get hit and I didnt call the cops then I'd have that guilt knowing I could have prevented it, even if the cops just give him a warning.  




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#397496 29-Oct-2010 20:10
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kiwitrc: We need a gloves off section in GZ, a place where mods fear to tread. Somewhere where you can go and hurl abuse with immunity, a Troll Hole in fact.


I wanted to create new sub forum for this but mods didn't let me...







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  #397500 29-Oct-2010 20:19
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kiwitrc: We need a gloves off section in GZ, a place where mods fear to tread. Somewhere where you can go and hurl abuse with immunity, a Troll Hole in fact.


I wanted to create new sub forum for this but mods didn't let me...



well if you did make one it would still have to be "policed" as such incase people went too far then it would kind of defeat the point of it really 




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  #397501 29-Oct-2010 20:19
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freitasm:
kiwitrc: We need a gloves off section in GZ, a place where mods fear to tread. Somewhere where you can go and hurl abuse with immunity, a Troll Hole in fact.


I wanted to create new sub forum for this but mods didn't let me...



well if you did make one it would still have to be "policed" as such incase people went too far then it would kind of defeat the point of it really 




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  #397583 29-Oct-2010 22:47
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tombrownzz: i think i know why you got charged. Skateboarding is legal on the road as long as you keep to the left as reasonably possible. You do not even need to wear a helmet. 
And mate, you should be calling the police because people are doing something that could harm someone "else", not harm yourself.ie if you run over a skateboarder you will not get hurt so you don't want to punish someone who is not even hurting anyone but his or herself.


Read the whole post -______- It wasn't a criminal charge. And it can endanger someone else too. If I swerved to avoid hitting him or something, I might have hit something else.  Thats the first time I've seen someone skateboard in the road like that before, so if its safe and the police have no need to get involved, then why doesnt every skateboarder do it? 


Your post said one of the skateboarders nearly got hit by a car pulling out of a giveway, so why didn't you report the car who nearly hit the skateboarder instead of the other way around?

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  #397584 29-Oct-2010 22:52
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This is wildly off-topic now.

Keep this discussion to billing / 111 / orcon, or I will happily lock the thread.

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  #397611 30-Oct-2010 00:03
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Either the CDR feed from Vodafone to Orcon is incorrect, or the Orcon billing system has rated the call incorrectly. Either way the Orcon billing team need to investigate for a fix and provide you with a credit.

What a joy it was designing the rating engine for those CDRs..



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  #397619 30-Oct-2010 00:25
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I'll wait till monday and see if its gone yet, the charge is still on my account, I called them when I get home at like 3.30ish, maybe earlier so I don't want to say anything bad about them just yet since it is the weekend now. Do they operate on the weekends? (billing dept. I mean, I know support is open)




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  #398025 31-Oct-2010 12:08
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tombrownzz:
tardtasticx:
tombrownzz: i think i know why you got charged. Skateboarding is legal on the road as long as you keep to the left as reasonably possible. You do not even need to wear a helmet. 
And mate, you should be calling the police because people are doing something that could harm someone "else", not harm yourself.ie if you run over a skateboarder you will not get hurt so you don't want to punish someone who is not even hurting anyone but his or herself.


Read the whole post -______- It wasn't a criminal charge. And it can endanger someone else too. If I swerved to avoid hitting him or something, I might have hit something else.  Thats the first time I've seen someone skateboard in the road like that before, so if its safe and the police have no need to get involved, then why doesnt every skateboarder do it? 


Your post said one of the skateboarders nearly got hit by a car pulling out of a giveway, so why didn't you report the car who nearly hit the skateboarder instead of the other way around?


Because the road is meant for cars, not people.  




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  #398030 31-Oct-2010 12:18
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maverick: perhaps that would have been good to add to the original post don't you think, would have let every body know right from the start Orcon were aware of it and would sort it out


Yep.. 


Read all the posts first, you would see my reply to that guy. I had already said I called Orcon and you cant edit posts after a certain time. Would you like me to from now on say I've already contacted them even though I havn't and make up what I think they might say?  




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  #398135 31-Oct-2010 17:33
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tardtasticx:
tombrownzz:
tardtasticx:
tombrownzz: i think i know why you got charged. Skateboarding is legal on the road as long as you keep to the left as reasonably possible. You do not even need to wear a helmet. 
And mate, you should be calling the police because people are doing something that could harm someone "else", not harm yourself.ie if you run over a skateboarder you will not get hurt so you don't want to punish someone who is not even hurting anyone but his or herself.


Read the whole post -______- It wasn't a criminal charge. And it can endanger someone else too. If I swerved to avoid hitting him or something, I might have hit something else.  Thats the first time I've seen someone skateboard in the road like that before, so if its safe and the police have no need to get involved, then why doesnt every skateboarder do it? 


Your post said one of the skateboarders nearly got hit by a car pulling out of a giveway, so why didn't you report the car who nearly hit the skateboarder instead of the other way around?


Because the road is meant for cars, not people.  

And motorbikes, and bicycles, and droving animals, and skateboards, and scooters, and...

In fact, you'll find pedestrians are also road users.

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