Blocked users can still get back to Caravat.com via a fresh invitation from other users. This doesn’t happen with forums at all where blocked users can’t even register with another username.
Yesterday I received a ThankYou letter from Caravat. I was wondering what nice things I’d done so far that caused such a letter to enter my inbox. I’m always a positive guy. This is what was written in the letter:
Dear Hung Nguyen,
Thank you for your interest in joining Caravat.com – the exclusive network of business leaders and industry experts.
Based on the information you provided, our membership committee has decided to withhold membership approval at this time. We currently apply strict criteria for membership to maintain Caravat exclusivity and to ensure meaningful communication among high level users.
We believe you will be able to join us in the next few years.
Please contact us if you think there is some oversight or if your position changes and we would be happy to review your application.
Caravat.com – Where leaders meet!!
So this is the typical ThankYou letter you find in the corporate world, it means: you are out!
This goes against the Barcampt spirit!!! Ok, I’m just kidding. That’s their network and they can do whatever they want with it. I guess it’s because I put myself as an undergraduate, they filtered me out.
This morning, John Berns, organizer of Barcamp Bangkok, invited me back to Caravat because he wanted to TEASE me lol. Funny enough, I was able to get back on Caravat.com without a hassle. This time I changed my position to Project Co-leader of E-learner Platform 2.0 and Organizer of BarcampSaigon. I wonder if this is enough, or Caravat only hangs out with business leaders, which is most likely the case.
Anyway, we all think that this is a critical bug in Caravat.com’s system. They should prevent blocked users from entering their site again. It’s a matter of user management.
This bug report has been sent to Caravat Team, which is in essense this entry
P/S: You see, I’m still a nice guy, doing a favor for those who denied my presence on their community. However, if this happens again, I will give them a similar review to this. Caravat.com is an exclusive network, but those who manage to get in has credentials, let alone the fact that I was invited by the creator of this network. Looks like the people there are gonna screw up his product.