Denied membership in a "secret" amateur radio society!

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KA0USE, Feb 6, 2018.

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  1. KA0USE

    KA0USE Ham Member QRZ Page

    woo! i bet THAT lit some folks up!
    as groucho marx once said, 'i wouldn't join any club that would have me!'
    this is actually kinda funny and, no, it isn't secret at all, but i got this message from yahoo this am:

    Request to join FT817 denied


    Yahoo Groups Notification <notify@yahoogroups.com>
    Today, 8:03 AMYou


    Hello,

    Your request to join the FT817 group was not approved.
    The moderator of each Yahoo! group chooses whether to restrict
    membership in the group. Moderators who choose to restrict
    membership also choose whom to admit.

    Please note that this decision is final and that Yahoo Groups
    does not control group membership.
    You may find other groups to join by searching or browsing the
    Groups directory:
    https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://groups.yahoo.com/&data=02|01||5f88827dce184b62dbc908d56d72c80e|84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa|1|0|636535262111379759&sdata=EeKW3VDJAimL7tOVAzSUVU8v5ezzvzBO0D7KbxxZc3I=&reserved=0

    If you would like to create your own group, please visit:
    https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://groups.yahoo.com//start&data=02|01||5f88827dce184b62dbc908d56d72c80e|84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa|1|0|636535262111379759&sdata=fJ2Ark4YxVa88szgun+IkQqVkqjrzvhBXEPlIX7Zzg0=&reserved=0

    Thank you for choosing Yahoo Groups.

    Regards,

    Yahoo Groups Customer Care


    i must be a ***gasp!*** RADICAL! this is so cool i can't stand it! i admit, i AM a radical- in the way a cat is: i pretty much go my own way.
    i don't navigate computers well and sometimes i give up. i think that may have happened. i got to a certain point and couldn't understand how to get past it, so i shut the machine off and did something else; probably leaving the application (if that is what it was) unfinished. it probably timed out and here i am.

    i tried hfpackers (another yahoo ft817 enthusiast 'club'), too, and got nowhere. maybe they don't like my callsign, or i'm not an Extra class licensee, or i'm not one of the 'beautiful people'. well, that last part is certainly true- i'm required by law in this state to wear a bag over my head in public, have a po-leece escort with lights on, and a guy walking 50 yards ahead of me clashing cymbals, crying 'ugly!, ugly!', thus giving the beautiful people time to run and hide for fear of infection of ugliness.

    whatever.
    this group and hfpackers each claim to have 1000's of members. i did get into hfpackers some years ago, but i was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of post subjects and i gave up trying to understand what was going on.

    Please note that this decision is final and that Yahoo Groups
    does not control group membership.
    i guess that means i can't sue yahoo for discrimination!
     
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  2. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Life is too short for QRP. Consider it a sign... :cool:
     
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  3. N0TZU

    N0TZU Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    There are still Yahoo groups??
     
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  4. KD2NOM

    KD2NOM XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Most are migrating off the platform - might explain why they are not taking any new members at this time?
     
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  5. N7ZAL

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    Just take it as a badge of honor. :) It shows the group for what it is, at a deeper level. I never wanted to join any group or club that practiced any type of exclusion/discrimination..this looks like another.
     
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  6. WN2C

    WN2C Ham Member QRZ Page

    I would re-submit and see what happens. Maybe their decision is subject to change.
     
  7. KA0USE

    KA0USE Ham Member QRZ Page

    speaking of exclusion...one of denver's suburbs has signs saying it is an inclusive community- but they round up the homeless and run them off.
     
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  8. N5PAR

    N5PAR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Never mind.
     
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  9. N4UP

    N4UP Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Actually, if it were a secret society, membership would be by invitation only, so you would not be able to apply for membership and would not be able to be declined.

    That said, I do belong to one amateur radio "group" with a reflector where membership is by invitation only ( where there are certain "qualifications/requirements" and you have to be nominated and endorsed by so many members in order to receive an invitation to join ). Then I discovered that most of us are uncool. There's a cooler group within the cool group and they don't respond to anyone less cool than themselves. Problem is they don't wear cool-level labels, nor do they use the /cool with their call-signs, so you have to infer coolness by who "they" respond to.
     
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  10. WZ7U

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    Only one? Let me guess, Highlands Ranch?
     

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