My name is Michael and I found the Post of “Relationship Between…pling.com” back in Sept 2017 by PCMedicInIA (hope I got that right), but I am having the same problem. Please understand that it is not you guys (opendesktop.org) that I feel is “dropping the ball”, if you like, as far as the relationship with pling. Specifically, my problem is this.
I logged in to your site. Basically, all I really wanted to do was give a very high rating to the user ollifri whose Icon Sets are simply phenomenal. I do not give out 9s or even 10s easily or lightly, but I feel that these Icon Sets actually raise the bar, thus setting a new standard of excellence. So, since I was on kde.org site at the time, I clicked the area for giving a review or rating, and–big surprise, I end up on Pling’s site. Technically, not a problem, yet. As I saw your name, followed by opencode.net (I am dying to check that out!), and finally, Pling. I thought (and hoped) that it was quite likely that since the first two listed sites were “open…”, I could forgive Pling’s lapse in naming conventions judgement, just please be easy like the ubuntu-one (or something very similar) and a few sites had one single sign-on code.
No. In fact, it almost seemed as if Pling was like, “Open who? Never heard of 'em” and so my confusion skyrocketed to stratospheric proportions (without the awful temperatures and super-low Oxygen levels, thank God!) but anyway, I began to investigate and went 'round and 'round in a web-landing-page loop which is very similar to being sent to different departments of the Social Security phone-abyss after being on hold for an hour and disconnected twice. After deep breathing, getting dizzy, and staring at the screen, I resolved to check the community forums and found the discussion boards and I sank even lower when I found the similar scenario played out several times in several different wordings. I finally found—well you already know that part about the similar heading/opening line and being reminded 15 times that they were similar. I know it is a lot to sift through but I am a 52-year-old man with ADD and several other things that landed me in an assisted living facility. Not that that excuses me, but anyway there it is.