This morning’s email included my Paid Subscription Expiry Notice from SDMB. It explains that my “access to the paid subscription “Straight Dope Board Membership” is about to expire.” I may renew, or revert to Guest status. All perfectly reasonable boilerplate.
Except I must question the “about to expire” part. Or rather, perhaps, emphasize it heavily. My Notice is dated 4/2. Looking in my CP I find that my expiration date is 4/4. So yeah, “about to” for a really, really, ridiculously, annoyingly, and unnecessarily small value of “to”.
Last week I was traveling. I had sporadic access to email and went without reading it for several days at a time. Had that happened this week, I’d have been expired. Lemme tell you, at my age, the last place I want to find myself is right up against expiration. In this marvelous modern age of computer wizardry, can’t SDMB set up a notification system that provides a bit more leeway than 48 hours?
(By this post I appear to be entering the One-in-Ten Insta-Ban Lottery proferred in the latest Rules declaration from our not-so-benevolent-after-all overlords. Guess we’ll see how it turns out. If you never hear from me again, that will be proof enough. ;))