Hi kids,\n\nAs most of you know, I'm currently with Actrix and have been very pleased \nwith their service. To the extent that my neighbour and a couple others are \nnow with Actrix.\n\nAnyway, in another group in a galaxy far, far away I've been debunking \nallegations by trolls and generally giving as good as I get, with a couple \nof exceptions: I don't post anonymously and have given out my RL details as \nI believe it's important to stand by what you say and secondly, I haven't \naccused anyone of anything that they didn't do. (Some may remember certain \nposts by these trolls about me in nz.tech and maybe here, can't remember). I \n*have* expressed my opinion of people however.\n\nThere's this one guy who used to post from his ISP but changed to an anon \nremailer a few years ago when he got *really* nasty. Myself and a few other \nregs have always known who he was and recently I got sick of the allegations \nabout me (allegations that would most certainly be actionable) and "outed" \nhim. He's complained to Actrix and they've given me my "first and only" \nwarning as they say their abuse team have "researched" me and have found "a \nhigh level of volatility, abusive language and a confrontational approach \ntowards other posters on some groups". Wow! How many actrix users stand to \nlose their connection if someone compains about them?\n\nIt seems that I'm in contravention of their T&C. Namely:\n\n-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\n* Uploading or transferring any illegal or offensive material (including\nmaterial that is injurious to others either through loss of dignity or\nphysical harm);\n\n* To be a responsible citizen of the Internet. In particular, you agree to\nrespect the privacy of other Internet users, and that any messages you post \nto\nInternet forums (eg. newsgroups, IRC etc.) will be posted only to those \ngroups\nwhich are within the topic of discussion. You will refrain from spamming or\nany form of bulk, unsolicited mail;\n-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\-\n\nWell <expletive deleted>, all I can say is watch out Actrix users! I think \nthat this applies to any of their customers regardless of whether they use a \ndifferent NNTP service (awaiting clarification).\n\nSo, anyone posting from Actrix who writes a post that causes "loss of \ndignity" can have their account suspended or cancelled. "Loss of dignity"? \nHow subjective can you get? I tell ya, if I lose my account, myself and \nseveral friends are going to be complaining about *any* post originating \nfrom Actrix that could possibly be construed as causing a loss of dignity.\n\nAs for what Actrix will do for me, their side of the contract:\n\n"We may:\nRefuse your subscription to any of our products and services without giving \na reason for such refusal;\nSuspend or terminate your subscription to any of our products and services, \nat our discretion."\n\nHmm, that's fair. I've always paid my bill on time, even though it has \nplaces for amounts owing for 30 days, 60 days, and 90 days.\n\nWhat do people think of this? (Let he who is without sin cast the first \nstone... etc.) Also, I've informed "Actrix Abuse Officer" (any other \ncorrespondence from them and it's signed) of my intention to post here so I \ncould be without an ISP soon. Anyone have recommenations of one with less \ndraconian policies? As I say, I've been very happy with Actrix. However, I \nreally don't want to be held at ransom by any fool who can write to them \nclaiming a loss of dignity.\n\nThoughts on a good ISP if I get kicked? I hate to be censored like this. Let \nthe trolls win? I don't think so.\n\nThanks folks.