I can’t post a correction to the MPSIMS thread I started 'cause UncleBeer stomped on it. I’m posting this followup in the pit because it’s more of a moderator gripe post. Rather than have readers go find the closed thread, I’ll just say that I posted a number (listed below), said it was United Airlines and that it had a funky message on it.
Uncle Beer, you’re right - I just trusted the co-worker who gave the number to me. Turns out he had trouble reading the number off a United phone list, and gave me part of one number and part of another. The source numbers were:
1-800-824-6200 for United Automated Flight Operations, and
1-800-241-6522 for United Reservations.
Vertical dyslexia had him giving me the number as 1-800-824-6522, which turns out 1) not to be United, and 2) to have a very curious outgoing message.
UncleBeer closed the thread, but not before saying
Now I have to ask: UncleBeer, did you close the thread because of an inaccuracy, because of some rule that I can’t post phone numbers (Aack! I just did it again!), or did you think I was up to something?
I’d really like to know. You didn’t say I had transgressed a rule, just that you didn’t like it. I haven’t been posting on this board very long, so I’m not sure how you and the other moderators operate. Do you close threads for any ol’ reason, or do you have guidelines? Why did you close the thread I started?