Re: Global ScoutNet
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Tue, 30 Jun 1998 13:22:45 -0500
Jon Dixon asked:
>I was wondering if anyone here had ties to this and could give me a
Yep, I can but he's not very reliable (Jessi reminds me that sometimes *I'm*
not very reliable, so I'll say that he's not very responsive to inquiries....).
Daniel Saxer runs the free website called "www.scout.net". It's NOT
connected with the international Scoutnet program, as I've been told when I
inquired through them on a similar matter.
I was one of the first to sign up for a free site and got it. Because I've
moved my Internet Service Provider (ISP) twice since then, I've lost the
password to the site to update the pages. In the meantime, after I've
exhaused everything I could find with that information on it, I started to
email Daniel (Saxer@Scout.net) and wouldn't get a response at all.
So, I called him. The first two times, I actually got to *speak with him*
and was assured that my account's password would be changed in 24 hours and
that everything was going well. Well, it didn't and from what I understand
from other Scouters, Daniel wasn't going well either. He had a systems
crash and in rebuilding his site, he deleted a lot of accounts.
So, I've spent the last seven months trying to reach him and would get his
answering machine instead. I've left the fax, voice and even toll-free
numbers for him to call me back; nothing.
Finally, I went to the Scoutnet site (not his; the actual WORLD WIDE
Scoutnet which is coordinated by members of several national Scouting
volunteers) and posted a note there....I got several responses back, ranging
from "don't do business with him" to "stop wasting your time and find
another site" to host my material.
And then I heard from Daniel. He changed my password to the current one,
and I changed my pages to what's currently there.
>I signed up several months ago for a webpage on this
>for my scout troop and have received no response. Notes to
>email@example.com (the webpage maintainer) have gone unanswered, and >I'd like
to find out what the status of my request is.
Jon, I would post him three times. After the third unanswered response, I
would find another provider. I asked Daniel if it's a matter of money and
he told me that it's not, its just that he's had some other more pressing
things to do. Admittedly, I should have kept the password somewhere where I
could find it and be able to update the pages easily....and I apologized to
him for hounding him for such a long time for something so simple. But it
has taken several months, lots of email and long distance calls to
Switzerland, and finally, a posting on the Scoutnet English forum to finally
get his attention.
Post me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to give you his
phone number at home and any other information I can provide for you.
And to everyone: PLEASE, if you have a link to my first site at
PLEASE CHANGE THE LINK to the present site at
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