TubaDiva got permission from the OP to evade responsibility for the disingenuous language Tuba has repeatedly used to deny any and all ability to make status changes. Note that my post there and this thread here is not a request to restore my status; it is instead a criticism of Tuba’s disingenuous word choice.
I will repeat it (from here):
I’ve received the same ill-considered reply from a much stronger argument involving the fact that at the time my posts showed a change from “Charter Member” to “Guest”, the board tech person reported that people were being misreported as “Guests” who were actually still “Charter Members” (and that people should be patient and wait to see if the matter resolved itself). Thus, having not received the renewal email, I let the matter slide until I later learned I had missed the deadline.
I also emphasized that I was not asking for the reduced price but simply that my status be restored because the loss was a consequence of board tech problems and/or the confusion that resulted.
So what do I consider to be “ill-considered” about these replies? That word “cannot”. When these issues were most prominent, here in this forum Dex came right out and admitted that they certainly could restore someone’s status (technically and procedurally), and do it easily, but there might well be difficulties in verifying that someone actually was a Charter Member. So I spent weeks scouring my old hard drives and old Internet archives for such proof, but after all that effort, when I presented this evidence along with my request to repair my status, you, Tuba, again relied exclusively on the word “cannot”.
At this point, I just want to call you, Tuba, on your insistent use of the word “cannot” in this context. It’s not the honest word choice. I suggest telling people the truth by using the only appropriate and candid word: “won’t”.
That’s all I had to say.