Mac is now denying membership and banning members for no reason

We've had a number of reports from writers who tried to join AW, only to receive the type of message captured below. It should be noted here, that these writers had never been members of AW previously. It looks as if Mac is getting seriously paranoid, and thinks everyone attempting to join AW is one of the so-called 'trolls.' The only reason Gypsy Harp can come up with is that he was at work at the time and posting through a proxy. If Mac is simply assuming everyone who uses a proxy is a so-called 'troll' then she needs to educate herself accordingly. There are many, many Internet users who always use a proxy for security reasons. Law enforcement agencies advise it. Mac is also suddenly banning members for no reason as well.

39 comments:

  1. This is discrimination. We need to report that Nazi.

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  2. Anonymous26/1/14

    It defeats me why anyone would WANT to join AW. It's a horrible forum full of horrible nasty people, and the Big Mac is the nastiest of the lot. Hi Melody, how are the horses doing?

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  3. Anonymous27/1/14

    I tried to register (and not through a proxy) and got the same reply. I asked for clarification but I haven't gotten a reply. She really is paranoid.

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  4. Rin Tin Tin27/1/14

    Is it possible this is a glitch in their system? If it isn't then Mac truly has gone round the twist. All those years of nastiness and fighting everyone in sight must have taken their toll. I pity those poor horses.

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  5. Anonymous27/1/14

    Other forums are starting to notice the bizarre behavior and nastiness at AW.

    http://wherewritersmeet.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=coffeeshop&thread=2091&page=1

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  6. This is not a glitch in the system. If it is, then there must be something wrong with Mac's email addy too, for she's ignoring everyone who has questioned what this policy means, and how it is arrived at.

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  7. Anonymous27/1/14

    She's paranoid. She's been outted and if her friends didn't know her real name...well then I guess she would enact the TRUST NO ONE ;policy.

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  8. If you take a look at the new members thread you'll see there are very few new members any more, and there used to be dozens. Mac thought she could be as rude and abusive as she liked and the members would just keep on a coming. But what she failed to realise was that writers are a limited market, and when the word gets out there -- as it has done -- the forum will quickly go downhill. We can see that's what's happened with all these awful ads and the begging bowl for donations.

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  9. Anonymous27/1/14

    I belonged to AW when Jenna owned it. But soon as Mac took over there was a bad smell and I haven't gone back there since. She's a nasty piece.

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  10. Anonymous27/1/14

    I was a member when Jenna owned it as well. It really has gone downhill with some abusive moderators. She likes banning "sockpuppets" which is completely hilarious now that it's known she's spent years lying about her identity.

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  11. Anonymous27/1/14

    ABSOLUTE WRONG (WRITE) BUSTED? You decide … Need more Kool-Aid?

    http://thewriteagenda.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/absolute-wrong-write-busted-you-decide-need-more-kool-aid/

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  12. Anonymous27/1/14

    As noted in previous posts, Melodi Sherman aka MacAllister Stone :

    http://absolutewrong.blogspot.com/2014/01/pesky-business-licenses.html

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  13. Anonymous27/1/14

    And . . . let us not forget the $$$ she has generated for the advertising on the site. There was a lot of high traffic at times. Most of which was generated by purposeful investment in false conflicts to draw traffic to the site . . . writers have been scammed by this bitch for years. Keep in mind also the other players that have supported this site . . . Strauss, Macdonald, Scalzi, Hines, Crispen, TERESA NIELSEN HAYDEN . . . and others. Let's see (watch) who supports it all now.

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  14. Anonymous27/1/14

    Look at this. Lisa Spangenberg, Melodi, AND Macallister Stone ALL registered as members at this convention.

    http://www.archonstl.org/31/memberlist.html

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  15. Angie Baby27/1/14

    I always refer to it as 'Absolute Shite."

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  16. Bob Havers27/1/14

    It's really great to see writers fighting back for a change. That nasty old cow has run roughshod over us for far too long.

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  17. Anonymous27/1/14

    We need to get all this info to Mac's sponsors. If they pull the pin on the nasty bitch AW will go under. This is all about bucks, and making a profit out of writers.

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  18. Anonymous27/1/14

    It looks as if Mac is the most hated woman on the Internet. Or at least, a close contender. Yikes, what a hellish legacy.

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  19. Anonymous28/1/14

    She registered for a convention under two names??

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  20. Anonymous28/1/14

    A friend of mine tried to register yesterday (he's never registered there) and so far, no response. Going on 24 hours.

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  22. "She registered for a convention under two names??"

    Why not, she's a paranoid schizo nutbar.

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  23. Anonymous28/1/14

    I'm not sure it's relevant but Mac/Melodi hasn't tweeted in two days. Might be coincidence.

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  24. Rocketship28/1/14

    "I'm not sure it's relevant but Mac/Melodi hasn't tweeted in two days. Might be coincidence. '

    Or, Mac/Melodi has just found out that 'your sins will catch you out.' I'm watching for AW to be sold sometime soon. Mac's tenure has been a disaster.

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  25. Anonymous28/1/14

    Gawd, I'd hate to be hated that much. Big Mac must be a thick skinned old goat.

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  26. Anonymous28/1/14

    It's completely mind boggling, the whole affair.

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  27. Anonymous28/1/14

    Defies logic.

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  28. Anonymous28/1/14

    Her two day twitter exile is over. Maybe she'll get back to rejected more people for AW.

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  30. Anonymous29/1/14

    72 hours and still nothing from Mac/Melodi regarding my friend's membership application.

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  31. Anonymous30/1/14

    And not long later, she approved it. Not that it matters, he doesn't write anyway.

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  32. She's denying membership the paranoid bitch because she's afraid that one of us will post a link to this forum on AW. She forgets there is more than one way to skin a cat, or a bitch. Most of the regulars at AW have websites where they flog their books, and contact email addresses. I've already started doing the honours.

    Cheers

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    1. Anonymous9/2/14

      Neat. So the only way the Big Mack truck can stop that is to close AW to anyone not already a member. Be interesting to see how this pans out.

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  33. Jenna10/2/14

    Not a face I'd like to run into on a dark, lonely street! Yikes!

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    1. Anonymous11/2/14

      Nope. It looks like 40 miles of rough road.

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  34. "Just yesterday I registered on AW because it had been recommended to me by a few people. I was looking for more beta-readers, but this morning AW sent me 3 Emails saying my account was removed. How strange? "
    http://www.kboards.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=h90GHUv-z5dcCDMgBJCHy0&topic=148187.0

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  35. Anonymous15/2/14

    Another account is suddenly removed from AW for no reason.
    http://www.kboards.com/index.php?topic=148187.25

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