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  Reply # 1806486 25-Jun-2017 17:00
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Have you contacted the site owner and asked what you should do? We recently had a request from someone without an email address, and we responded by making the email field optional; there was no real underlying reason to collect the address so we stopped requiring it. With any luck, there will be a backup process you can follow.


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  Reply # 1806487 25-Jun-2017 17:03
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No, maybe I will try again later but I was so annoyed I just gave up.

 

 





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  Reply # 1806489 25-Jun-2017 17:06
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Thats how it used to be a few years back with many local sites requesting a landline number as a compulsory field.

 

 

 

What annoys me is retailers that insist on taking a phone number of any type when selling me something online. GTFO, I am buying online I dont want to talk to you.





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  Reply # 1806710 26-Jun-2017 02:43
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richms:

 

What annoys me is retailers that insist on taking a phone number of any type when selling me something online. GTFO, I am buying online I dont want to talk to you.

 

 

Speaking as someone that has been doing online retailing since 2002: We ask for a phone number so we can easily contact a customer if there are any problems with the order. We never used it to do phone marketing towards the customer.

 

Its saved the online stores and the customers a lot of grief over the years to easily be able to get in contact with a customer.

 

 





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  Reply # 1807207 26-Jun-2017 20:06
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Tony Veitch on The Afterguard.


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  Reply # 1807212 26-Jun-2017 20:15
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Tony Veitch on The Afterguard.

 

 

Tony Veitch Full Stop!


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  Reply # 1807366 27-Jun-2017 08:52
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Having to go back and edit each time I post on GZ about twice on average because I'm such a hopeless typist.





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floydbloke:

 

Having to go back and edit each time I post on GZ about twice on average because I'm such a hopeless typist.

 

 

Frigging mobile on-screen keyboards make it even harder to type...





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  Reply # 1807373 27-Jun-2017 09:04
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freitasm: Frigging mobile on-screen keyboards make it even harder to type...

 

 

In an iPhone 10th anniversary segement one of the early reviewers said that he was ready to throw the thing out the window :)


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  Reply # 1807443 27-Jun-2017 10:30
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Having to go back and edit each time I post on GZ about twice on average because I'm such a hopeless typist.

 

 

 

 

To extend that - the IT 'revolution' for putting keyboards on my desk and therefore indirectly removing the secretaries from offices and enforcing that work onto the rest of us, regardless of our typing skill or the fact that it means we have less time to do what we are actually hired to do...






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Geektastic:

 

floydbloke:

 

Having to go back and edit each time I post on GZ about twice on average because I'm such a hopeless typist.

 

 

 

 

To extend that - the IT 'revolution' for putting keyboards on my desk and therefore indirectly removing the secretaries from offices and enforcing that work onto the rest of us, regardless of our typing skill or the fact that it means we have less time to do what we are actually hired to do...

 

 

You just miss having a secretary to boss around. Used to be a major component of the male ego toolbox.

 

 





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freitasm:

 

floydbloke:

 

Having to go back and edit each time I post on GZ about twice on average because I'm such a hopeless typist.

 

 

Frigging mobile on-screen keyboards make it even harder to type...

 

 

As someone who can touch type at a reasonable speed, that's just another reason why I don't like mobile phones. Give me a real keyboard any day.


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Rikkitic:

 

Geektastic:

 

floydbloke:

 

Having to go back and edit each time I post on GZ about twice on average because I'm such a hopeless typist.

 

 

 

 

To extend that - the IT 'revolution' for putting keyboards on my desk and therefore indirectly removing the secretaries from offices and enforcing that work onto the rest of us, regardless of our typing skill or the fact that it means we have less time to do what we are actually hired to do...

 

 

You just miss having a secretary to boss around. Used to be a major component of the male ego toolbox.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interestingly, the majority in my workplace were male - your argument holds no water here.


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  Reply # 1807587 27-Jun-2017 13:02
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You have an enlightened workplace.

 

 





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  Reply # 1807589 27-Jun-2017 13:07
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