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#1 (permalink)      12/19/2021 9:21:08 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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AMAI'm back - all bashing and criticisms welcome
Hi Everyone, I helped run FastTech between 2012 and 2017/18, when, because of the clash of working styles, I stepped aside for a bit.

If you've known me from years ago, hearing complaints and grief was one of my highest priorities here at FastTech. I'm back and I'm all ears.

One of the first things I noticed immediately is the state of this forum -- namely the low number of posts. How sad!

While in the background in the past month, we have already worked on several important improvements. Being a member here you may already know these, but here is a list of the major ones:

* Stock status is now accurate
- In-stock products: actual stock number is now available on product pages.
- Vendor-stocked products: putting money where our mouths are, when promises such as "ships in 5 days" are exceeded by 2 days, 5% gift cards are offered for that product, and as always, canceling for refunds is always an available option.

* Real free shipping for battery cells, for orders $20+ for almost all countries. No more surprise shipping charges when placing orders.
* US orders now deliver in about 2 weeks by selecting "USA ePacket Routed by FastTech" because we made a switch to a new US shipping carrier. We will make this the default shipping option for US customers when we return to office next week. We also added new, faster shipping services for Canada and EU members.
* EU VAT can now be paid ahead of time at checkout, avoiding tax surprises at delivery.
Service staff with poor communication skills were pruned. Not all support replies are perfect yet, but we're working on it.

Rest assured that Annie will continue to answer any and all questions you may have as well.

Mod (geek) edited on 12/27/2021 at 12:14 AM. Reason:
All questions and comments are welcome. We are here to help.
#2 (permalink)      12/19/2021 11:45:41 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Geeeeeeeek.................no way! I'm dreaming, tell me I'm dreaming.
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#3 (permalink)      12/20/2021 1:13:55 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Skeeeets wrote:

If it's the real you



Yes it's really me. Not sure how I'd prove it but, perhaps the best way is to be of service to you guys here.

There is an old thread, someone here has to have the link to still, that was spammed with legit porn and closed\locked. If you have it in your patience, can you attempt to remove the spam and reopen the thread?

Edit: found it... https://www.fasttech.com/forums/vapers/t/1064307/ft-porn/1



Unlocked and spam pruned. Like you've said, a lot of spam came from veteran posters so I had to be a bit overzealous in the pruning. Please take a look and let me know what you think.

Thanks!

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Maybe you could ban ALL threads and indeed posts that have a political slant, It is the cause of much of the problems in the forum.

In my humble opinion they have no place on what is primarily a commercial forum, That goes for whichever side of the political divide you are on.
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Richy7 wrote:

Maybe you could ban ALL threads and indeed posts that have a political slant, It is the cause of much of the problems in the forum.

In my humble opinion they have no place on what is primarily a commercial forum, That goes for whichever side of the political divide you are on.



So, censorship?
You're cool with censorship?
Your irony is impeccable.

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BillBrasky wrote:

So, censorship?
You're cool with censorship?
Your irony is impeccable.



You bring politics into any subject and you cause division, censorship... no, just good governance of a very useful asset !!


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I think Ritchy has a point though, Most of the political Right/Left posts cause nothing but dissent amongst members who actually post regularly on the forum.
I usually just scroll on past these posts as to be honest the politics of (Mostly) north American posters have no interest to me whatsoever.

It might come as a shock to the north Americans that the rest of the world really don't care about your politics.

FT is a commercial site selling vape gear, which is the reason I come here, and the forum is a great place to get recommendations and advice from other members/purchasers of stuff I'm interested in.

Thank you FT for allowing the forum to exist as it's the only Chinese site as far as I know which has this facility.
Insert smart and witty comment here.....
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blackhack wrote:

I think Ritchy has a point though, Most of the political Right/Left posts cause nothing but dissent amongst members who actually post regularly on the forum.
I usually just scroll on past these posts as to be honest the politics of (Mostly) north American posters have no interest to me whatsoever.

It might come as a shock to the north Americans that the rest of the world really don't care about your politics.

FT is a commercial site selling vape gear, which is the reason I come here, and the forum is a great place to get recommendations and advice from other members/purchasers of stuff I'm interested in.

Thank you FT for allowing the forum to exist as it's the only Chinese site as far as I know which has this facility.


I have to agree with that.
North American politics is very interesting to North Americans and the rest of the world is marginally interested.
But the real problem IMO is the content of these so called political threads is only insult and disinformation (see what I mean?). I guess it should be treated as spam or trolling.

Censorship my ash. Disinformation trolling and insult is not freedom of speech, its rubbish.

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Richy7 wrote:


You bring politics into any subject and you cause division,..



Examining your avatar I see a Union Jack and written on and around it "Independence Day 31-01-2020"
If that's not political I don't know what is!

Stop attacking people for no reason Richy7/SuperSpace, that is divisive!

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cmj55 wrote:

Richy7 wrote:
You bring politics into any subject and you cause division,..

Examining your avatar I see a Union Jack and written on and around it "Independence Day 31-01-2020"
If that's not political I don't know what is!

Stop attacking people for no reason Richy7/SuperSpace, that is divisive!



If Fasttech adopted a zero tolerance approach to political content and asked me to remove it I would.

Do you like my suggestion cmj55 ?? :))

#11 (permalink)      12/20/2021 11:04:49 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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If you ban politics, why not then ban religion? And then ban profanity and then ban negative reviews and then ban... FT Forums is an open content forum and has been as long as I have been a member. In my opinion, it is a positive attribute for a Chinese website to host a forum open to world opinion on any subject.
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