Sorry but I just have to complain somewhere. I have never had a Facebook account. My wife does. A couple of months ago I learned there are pinball groups on there so I decided to join. I don’t like giving any of my personal information to any of these corporations – I don't even post a facial photo. So I opened an account with my Gmail address using the name “Bob O Skool”. (obviously not my real name). After a few weeks I was informed that I have to change my password. I gave them my Gmail address and they sent me a code. I entered the code and then they asked for my phone number so they could send me another code. I refuse to give them my phone number – And besides what if I don’t have a phone for text messages (i.e. old land line phone).
I tried several times to get back on Facebook. At one point they even asked for a photo I.D. Why in the hell do they need this information just to post comments about pinball? I’m so glad PinSide don’t ask for this personal information.
And the complaint goes on. I decided to sell some of my rebuilt MPUs on EBay. I had to re-open my PayPal account that’s been closed for years. Now they’re asking for my phone number. What is going on? They want my real name – address – phone number – bank account - photo I.D. – next they’ll want finger prints and DNA sample.
Thanks for listening to my complaining.