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Old October 25th, 2012, 10:14 PM   #51 (permalink)
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For all you folks on this thread that have your precious little ( o.k. not little ) Note 2's. YOU SUCK !!! And I mean this in the friendliest way possible.

I'm just a jealous Verizon customer so I'll live thru you guys until I get mine.

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Phones reach their boring mark within about 6 mos for me. This is the first phone I've had in years in which I don't see myself getting bored with it. I've had people ALL day asking me if they can hold it. I said "you can hold any phone you want at the store!"

AND I still haven't been to sleep since Wed. Hyped about getting it. Hyped I have it. Hyped every time I put it down I pick it back up.

Oh and here's a shocker....by now many of us have a bunch of micro usb cords so since they're all over my house I didn't take the one that came with the note out the box until much later in the afternoon.

I was STUNNED I tell you; it was so long. Samsung's cords are notoriously short and haven't been much to write home about. This was definitely pleasing if you're into that sorta thing.
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Phones reach their boring mark within about 6 mos for me. This is the first phone I've had in years in which I don't see myself getting bored with it. I've had people ALL day asking me if they can hold it. I said "you can hold any phone you want at the store!"

AND I still haven't been to sleep since Wed. Hyped about getting it. Hyped I have it. Hyped every time I put it down I pick it back up.

Oh and here's a shocker....by now many of us have a bunch of micro usb cords so since they're all over my house I didn't take the one that came with the note out the box until much later in the afternoon.

I was STUNNED I tell you; it was so long. Samsung's cords are notoriously short and haven't been much to write home about. This was definitely pleasing if you're into that sorta thing.
Haha I haven't unpacked mine either, because I'm going to let the battery die all the way before charging it. That is VERY good news. I always buy extra long cords so when the phone is plugged in on my nightstand, I can use it in bed if I need to.

Thanks for the heads up! Now if it just wasn't white...
Ugly Ugly Ugly patooey!

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Absolutely positively none! LOLOL My husband just called (he's working nights right now) and I felt like a little kid in trouble for not cleaning my room!

I have more of my awesomely awesome phone set up though.. lol
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LOL!!! My is still not set up. Don't know when I'm going to get around to doing it. As far as the cord being white...I LOVE IT! Matches everything else. Last thing I want is another black cord.
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I've been sitting on my upgrade since 8/1...Originally I was going to get the GS3 but as soon as I heard those Note 2 rumors, S3 no longer stood a chance. I couldn't imagine waiting til 12/25. That's an eternity in phone years.
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LOL!!! My is still not set up. Don't know when I'm going to get around to doing it. As far as the cord being white...I LOVE IT! Matches everything else. Last thing I want is another black cord.
White cords ??? Somewhere an Apple lawyer is smiling right now.
1. White earbuds...check
2. White USB cords...check

Lawsuit pending.

Sorry, the all white cords just make me think of Apple.
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LOL!!! My is still not set up. Don't know when I'm going to get around to doing it. As far as the cord being white...I LOVE IT! Matches everything else. Last thing I want is another black cord.
:sneakinguptosprayblackspraypaintonScandal's accessories: hehe


I still have a long way to go, and I won't be doing much more until Sunday. I can't goof off tomorrow or there will be people laughing instead of screaming at our mini haunted house.

I keep picking up the phone and trying to turn the screen on at the top like my Evo! Wonder when that will stop? And the home button is going to take some getting used to, but it's not as troublesome as I thought it was going to be.

The widget 'list?' is odd to me, but I guess just because it's different. So many new things, we'll be busy for a while!
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White cords ??? Somewhere an Apple lawyer is smiling right now.
1. White earbuds...check
2. White USB cords...check

Lawsuit pending.

Sorry, the all white cords just make me think of Apple.
@#$%$^@^$%#$ I don't want to get banned so I'll leave it at that. lol

And here's the judge...
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Are you guys having the delay w/ the screen coming on ? As twospirits pointed out via that YouTube link in another thread.

Added: Issues reported on the Note 2 This is the thread I'm speaking of.
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1. White earbuds...check
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Lawsuit pending.

Sorry, the all white cords just make me think of Apple.
Hahahaahaaaa!!!! Somewhere an Apple lawyer is smiling right now....Thats a good one. My lust for white may be a bit anal but I'm ok with that.
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Added: Issues reported on the Note 2 This is the thread I'm speaking of.
Yes, it's definitely there. Bothersome!
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I've been setting my phone up allllllll day, I'm still not through. I need to go to sleep I'm feeling loopy....
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Yes, it's definitely there. Bothersome!
I cant lie....I didn't even notice it like that until that damn QBKing had to point it out. LOL!!! You know how something doesn't bother you until you're made aware of it......now all of a sudden it's Houston We Got a Problem!

He also mentioned Google Wallet not supported for our device. I checked my phone and again, if he hadn't posted that video I wouldn't have realized for a while that not only is it not supported but I cant even find it on my phone anywhere. *shakes fits at QB*

He mentioned a 3rd issue but I forgot what it was and I'm not going to go looking for it now either.
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Ugly Ugly Ugly patooey!
oh no.. you did not just say... patooey!!!

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I cant lie....I didn't even notice it like that until that damn QBKing had to point it out. LOL!!! You know how something doesn't bother you until you're made aware of it......now all of a sudden it's Houston We Got a Problem!

He also mentioned Google Wallet not supported for our device. I checked my phone and again, if he hadn't posted that video I wouldn't have realized for a while that not only is it not supported but I cant even find it on my phone anywhere. *shakes fits at QB*

He mentioned a 3rd issue but I forgot what it was and I'm not going to go looking for it now either.

If I remember correct the 3rd issue was the mobile data ( 3G ) cut off during calls. If this is the case, how the heck am I suppose to surf the web during my work conference calls.

BTW : the delay isn't that bad in the video, sometimes these "phone geeks" over blow stuff.
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Dirty Dan..hows it going amigo ? You done figuring out Stinky's posts yet in The Lounge ?
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that boy.. he just crazy.. but a good guy!

sometimes.. he gets bored and post after not getting enough sleep.
but what can you do about a cockroach? kill one.. 2 more appear!
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If I remember correct the 3rd issue was the mobile data ( 3G ) cut off during calls. If this is the case, how the heck am I suppose to surf the web during my work conference calls.

BTW : the delay isn't that bad in the video, sometimes these "phone geeks" over blow stuff.
Oh no you didn't!
No SVDO....I'm sure this is going to be explored/researched throughly. Geeks always at work.
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No SVDO....I'm sure this is going to be explored/researched throughly. Geeks always at work.
I knew you would be happy I pointed that out for ya.

Yeah..somebody needs to work on getting that fixed ASAP.
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Where the hell are the pictures in this thread?!

Post some pics people! Of your new goody and pic taken with both cameras!
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I've been sitting on my upgrade since 8/1...Originally I was going to get the GS3 but as soon as I heard those Note 2 rumors, S3 no longer stood a chance. I couldn't imagine waiting til 12/25. That's an eternity in phone years.
yeah my family's having some innocent fun at my expense since i already have my accessories planned out, and even the prepaid plan i'm planning to get ($5 for unlimited texts to all networks, 180 mins of call to all networks owned by my carrier, and 100 mb of data for 30 days ). i just need the phone, lol

edit: meh. looks like that plan is a promo only until nov 15
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PLEASE post back once you give it to him. Better yet, hand it to him while being ready to capture him in burst shoot mode and post the pics.
That should be priceless!!
Haha! I didn't even think of doing that. It was so sweet though. He was soooooo happy! He said that it made his day. And he bought me a bouquet of roses (and believe it or not, he bought me the roses BEFORE he knew about the phone! He's so sweet!)

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I cant lie....I didn't even notice it like that until that damn QBKing had to point it out. LOL!!! You know how something doesn't bother you until you're made aware of it......now all of a sudden it's Houston We Got a Problem!

He also mentioned Google Wallet not supported for our device. I checked my phone and again, if he hadn't posted that video I wouldn't have realized for a while that not only is it not supported but I cant even find it on my phone anywhere. *shakes fits at QB*

He mentioned a 3rd issue but I forgot what it was and I'm not going to go looking for it now either.
Dangit!!! Now I notice it too!! *joins SandaLeX shaking fists at QB*
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Post some pics people! Of your new goody and pic taken with both cameras!
Too busy for pics.

We're all playing with our phones.
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I mentioned it in another thread, but the SVDO is not present in the FCC docs of this device and thus you will not be able to call and surf the web at the same time. I am a bit surprised at qbking77 for not knowing that. But I'm glad he posted the video and sent it to Samsung. The more folks complain to Samsung the faster they may issue a update.

As for the power up lag and the google wallet oh and the multi-view capability missing. They were all missing in the INternational version as well when that version deployed. It was an update that brought it back. I assume the same will happen here.

What I don't understand is why did it did happen here. There isn't much difference between the International version and the US version and yet the international version got their update a while back. That should have been plenty of time for Samsung, Sprint or mother hubbard to have gotten this fix before deployment.

It still boggles my mind that these carriers/manufacturers just don't test these things before deployment so that it can be as less problem free as possible.

maybe that is why Verizon is taken their time deploying their version.
hmmm maybe not, they are just asses bottom line.

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this is the first i heard that N2 cannot .. talk and surf .. at the same time.
not on 3g or 4g?

is the s3 the same???
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The S3 does not have that problem


See the s4gru article on the Note 2 and SVDO. (Very informative and also read the comments)

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this is the first i heard that N2 cannot .. talk and surf .. at the same time.
not on 3g or 4g?

is the s3 the same???
No. It's possible on the S3 which is why QB is so annoyed about it.
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Does you Defy have ICS or still on GB? If not ICS, it could be simply OS reading signal strength differently. ICS and JB are reading RSRP vs Froyo, GB reading RSSI (which is usually stronger number).

In case of CDMA/LTE phones, GB phones can show about 20dbm better strength than ICS phone for the equivalent signal. Not sure about GSM/HSPA+ phones though.
Fair enough, and I've heard about ICS "reporting differently" however calls/data still start to fail in the -103 to -105dBm area. The Defy is still on 2.2.
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Fair enough, and I've heard about ICS "reporting differently" however calls/data still start to fail in the -103 to -105dBm area. The Defy is still on 2.2.

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See the s4gru article on the Note 2 and SVDO. (Very informative and also read the comments)

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Just want to clear. So this whole can't talk & surf the web topic at the same time is on all Note 2's ( no matter what carrier you are on ) or it just effects Sprint customers.
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Just want to clear. So this whole can't talk & surf the web topic at the same time is on all Note 2's ( no matter what carrier you are on ) or it just effects Sprint customers.
Its most likely affecting the CDMA variants...no issue for my T-Mo (USA) version.
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that is worry some....

Also, my at&t LTE Note is putting up the same signal numbers/bars, in the same places (Balt./DC corridor) with GB as with ICS.
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i went to a local sprint store to see it and i thought i would not tell the difference in size since i was the owner of the first note and i was amazed at the beauty and how big the screen looked not too big but just how perfect it looked i can not wait until i get mines on nov 9
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I just got off the phone with AT&T retention to try my luck on getting the Note 2 for a cheaper price. I just moved to a new city and the data here is pretty crappy, but I would prefer to stick with AT&T since the other providers here only have slow 3G as well. I'll give a quick run down to make myself feel good about all of this.

A few months ago they waived my unlimited text/mobile to mobile for six months because I stated I was thinking of getting Straight Talk.
A few days ago I got a $60 credit for my last two months of data that have been extremely slow since moving here.
I just got off the phone with a guy in retention and he stated he will get me the Note 2 for $174.99 and credit my account for $50 for the hassle I have been going through. I will still have to pay the $36 upgrade fee, but that can come out of that $50. Only caveat is that he doesn't know if he can pre-order through his department and will look into it. Otherwise he is calling me on November 9th to place the order for me at that price.

I'm quite happy with that price... I guess that's what happens when you have three lines on a family plan with none being in contract. I've been with them since 1999 and they don't want to lose my business. Ok I'm done rubbing it in...I will have mine soon, but maybe a few days later than everyone else due to me not being able to pre-order.
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Also, my at&t LTE Note is putting up the same signal numbers/bars, in the same places (Balt./DC corridor) with GB as with ICS.
Maybe you got a bad one then? My friend's Note LTE on at&t seems to be getting killer reception. And this reviewer of Note 2 (at&t) seems to feel reception is excellent.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2411288,00.asp
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I've never owned a Samsung phone. Currently have the original HTC Evo. Can anybody going from a non-Samsung phone to the Note 2 tell a difference in reception, either bad or good?

I have heard bad things about Samsungs radios. Poor data and call reception. My data speeds are terrible enough on my Evo. Don't want to take a step backwards.
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Maybe you got a bad one then? My friend's Note LTE on at&t seems to be getting killer reception. And this reviewer of Note 2 (at&t) seems to feel reception is excellent.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2411288,00.asp
On my 2nd LTE Note, generating the same dBm numbers, in an area where I hit 54Mbps next to RFK stadium. This from a VoIP engineer, who saw improved reception with a home made antenna for the Droid (thread in the Droid forum on this site). Again FWIW, the Note's HSPA dBm values were consistently higher than its LTE numbers, but also 1 to 5 dBm less than the HTC One X in the same areas.
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I've never owned a Samsung phone. Currently have the original HTC Evo. Can anybody going from a non-Samsung phone to the Note 2 tell a difference in reception, either bad or good?

I have heard bad things about Samsungs radios. Poor data and call reception. My data speeds are terrible enough on my Evo. Don't want to take a step backwards.
My buddy, on Sprint, said he got the Note 2 yesterday. He's always complained about reception, in the Baltimore area, and switched from the latest Evo. He mentioned today that the reception seemed bad/worse, but we didn't get into details.

For a real world comparison, vs my less expensive Moto Defy, I was always 10-15dBm higher than the Note. In the elevator at work, I can maintain a 3G signal, although very weak. The Note 2 will drop to Edge, or completely lose connection...same in the parking garage.
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My buddy, on Sprint, said he got the Note 2 yesterday. He's always complained about reception, in the Baltimore area, and switched from the latest Evo. He mentioned today that the reception seemed bad/worse, but we didn't get into details.

For a real world comparison, vs my less expensive Moto Defy, I was always 10-15dBm higher than the Note. In the elevator at work, I can maintain a 3G signal, although very weak. The Note 2 will drop to Edge, or completely lose connection...same in the parking garage.
Just as I suspected. I want the Note 2 and the wife wants the GS III. Our contract is up, so looks like I'm jumping to Verizon when the Note comes out. I'm tired of the slow data speeds, and there is no word on when Detroit/Toledo area will be upgraded. Too bad, really. I've been with them since '98.
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Just want to clear. So this whole can't talk & surf the web topic at the same time is on all Note 2's ( no matter what carrier you are on ) or it just effects Sprint customers.
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, but I was fighting to get my Note today

anyway, yeah that only is with the Sprint model that I know of. It might happen with Verizon but I would have to look through their FCC docs.

Edit: The FCC docs for Verizon show it does.

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Ok, my saga of trying to get the Note went into overdrive today. Man what a day.

Anyway, the plan was this. My better half has a friend that owes him a favor who worked for Sprint. Although he doesn't work for Sprint anymore he still has connections with those that do, So I was waiting for him to get back to us and let us know when we can go the store and buy the phones. Mind you my phone has the premier discount, the other does not. And he was going to get the upgrade reduce from $175 down to $50. But the guy gets into an accident and is in the hospital now. he's doing okay but I did not want to bother him and sound insensitive. So I decide to go the usual route.

I call a few stores and all of them have no Notes. I call a few more and finally get one. Explained that I will be buying three of them and if I can hold them until I get there. She says yes and takes my name.

I rush and get to the Sprint store, say my name and ta daa the rep whips out three unopened Notes. Askes me for my phone number and pin and attempts to go into my account. A concerned look comes across the reps face and I start sweating.

He says I can't get into your account. Tries another terminal, same thing. Tells me you are a SERO Business Account and I do not have the authorization to get into it. Explains that the store is not a corporate one and only corporate ones can get into such accounts. aarrgghhh

So he gives me all the corporate stores numbers and I start calling, none have it. So I cross the street to the Corp store and ask if they can get into my account. they do. I ask can the 3 devices in the other store be transferred over here. No that can't be done. aarrgghhh

So i gave up and ordered them there. had to pay the $125 ETF/Upgrade fee but eh screw it. i want this phone. So total for 2 Notes with taxes etf etc $811.98 Takes 3-5 business days (but she claims it usually get to them in 3). but with this Sandy hurricane coming to town, it might get to me the day before I head out to my month long trip.

So once they call me to pick it up I'll cancel the AT&T Note and put it and the two photons as buy back.

So bottom line i was this >< close to holding my Notes but I guess I have to wait just a little bit more.

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TS...wow what a day, sorry for your troubles.

Most importantly be safe during the storm my friend.
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yeah i was suppose to go to Philly tomorrow to take the nieces to a nail show/seminar type of thing and the more I thought about it the more I said we are going to be caught in this thing, so we cancelled for a later date.

After the movies in the morning i am going to do hurricane shopping and be ready. They say its going to be a duzzy of a storm.

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Ok, my saga of trying to get the Note went into overdrive today. Man what a day.

Anyway, the plan was this. My better half has a friend that owes him a favor who worked for Sprint. Although he doesn't work for Sprint anymore he still has connections with those that do, So I was waiting for him to get back to us and let us know when we can go the store and buy the phones. Mind you my phone has the premier discount, the other does not. And he was going to get the upgrade reduce from $175 down to $50. But the guy gets into an accident and is in the hospital now. he's doing okay but I did not want to bother him and sound insensitive. So I decide to go the usual route.

I call a few stores and all of them have no Notes. I call a few more and finally get one. Explained that I will be buying three of them and if I can hold them until I get there. She says yes and takes my name.

I rush and get to the Sprint store, say my name and ta daa the rep whips out three unopened Notes. Askes me for my phone number and pin and attempts to go into my account. A concerned look comes across the reps face and I start sweating.

He says I can't get into your account. Tries another terminal, same thing. Tells me you are a SERO Business Account and I do not have the authorization to get into it. Explains that the store is not a corporate one and only corporate ones can get into such accounts. aarrgghhh

So he gives me all the corporate stores numbers and I start calling, none have it. So I cross the street to the Corp store and ask if they can get into my account. they do. I ask can the 3 devices in the other store be transferred over here. No that can't be done. aarrgghhh

So i gave up and ordered them there. had to pay the $125 ETF/Upgrade fee but eh screw it. i want this phone. So total for 2 Notes with taxes etf etc $811.98 Takes 3-5 business days (but she claims it usually get to them in 3). but with this Sandy hurricane coming to town, it might get to me the day before I head out to my month long trip.

So once they call me to pick it up I'll cancel the AT&T Note and put it and the two photons as buy back.

So bottom line i was this >< close to holding my Notes but I guess I have to wait just a little bit more.

TS
Oh my what a dramatic read, to be so close and then find out there's no instant gratification. Keep your head up those days will go by swiftly..... (are you buying that). Man I would have been cursing up a storm!!!
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I'll probably get demotted as a Sprint Advocate over in the Sprint Community Forums after the constant rant thread I did over there about my ordeal yesterday. maybe thats the reason why I haven't slept. insomnia is a bitch.

Anyway, found out that the Sprint version also doesn't have the wireless charging pins like the International version.

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I'll probably get demotted as a Sprint Advocate over in the Sprint Community Forums after the constant rant thread I did over there about my ordeal yesterday. maybe thats the reason why I haven't slept. insomnia is a bitch.

Anyway, found out that the Sprint version also doesn't have the wireless charging pins like the International version.

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I'll probably get demotted as a Sprint Advocate over in the Sprint Community Forums after the constant rant thread I did over there about my ordeal yesterday. maybe thats the reason why I haven't slept. insomnia is a bitch.

Anyway, found out that the Sprint version also doesn't have the wireless charging pins like the International version.

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Given the status of the advocates I doubt you will be kicked out of the "group"
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Correct, its like our Mod section, regular members can't see thread in it. Whats said there stays there.

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yeah I know, can't get kicked out of a group that doesn't exist. lol shame but eh they still keep the section open for discussions among advocates.

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