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Old 01-18-2007, 01:57 PM   #11
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Who knows what that link might lead to. Not me boy.
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:16 PM   #12
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Who knows what that link might lead to. Not me boy.
And that's the smart thing to do.

It does, however, link to a survey and is posted from a legitimate university. This might very well be a project like they say, they just went about it the wrong way.
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:15 PM   #13
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Any message like this sets off alarms in my head. That's inconvenient because it keeps me from hearing what "the voices" are saying. I deleted it.
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:34 PM   #14
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Who knows what that link might lead to. Not me boy.
Exactly. I don't think they should be allowed on the board after sending a PM like that. We're warned regularly at work about unknown people sending viruses throug links in messages.

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Old 01-18-2007, 03:39 PM   #15
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I got one to I didn't click the link for fear of a virus and to think I was so excited to get a PM.
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:40 PM   #16
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Yeah, I just ignored it. I think it was very rude to PM. Now I wouldn't even bother to answer them.
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:05 PM   #17
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I personally hate spammers, I haven't recoeved this pm
so I don't know if it is legit or not, but would rather not recieve any type spam in my pm...you wonderfull members are more then welcome to send me friendly pm's but I do not want any junk mail if possible :)
thats why I have filters for spam on my emails, I don't want it,need it or have a reason to keep it!
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:27 PM   #18
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Thanks for the update, I didn't notice I had a PM until I read this thread. I would have been concerned if you hadn't cleared it up.
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:43 PM   #19
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I personally hate spammers, I haven't recoeved this pm
so I don't know if it is legit or not, but would rather not recieve any type spam in my pm...you wonderfull members are more then welcome to send me friendly pm's but I do not want any junk mail if possible :)
thats why I have filters for spam on my emails, I don't want it, need it or have a reason to keep it!
I quite agree. You're fortunate you haven't received one of these, probably because there are so many members in this forum. However, if the person isn't moderated or banned you may still get one!

To admin folks: here's a suggestion ... make it as easy to report undesirable PMs as it is to report undesirable forum posts so that something like this can be stopped a lot quicker.

I really think that PMs should be personal - anything else belongs out in the public forum. If it is not deemed worthy of being in the public forum it certainly should not be broadcast by PM. There is nothing personal about a survey, and there was no introductory personal message indicating they were "asking permission" to post a survey anywhere on the forum. Big red flags all over the place.

Can individual members have their ability to send PMs disabled? That would be another option to stop this sort of abuse without going so far as to ban the member outright. (If there were any doubt that the member was simply taking advantage of the forum, which in this case, IMO, there isn't.)
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:48 PM   #20
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I got it and opened it and clicked on the link.

They listed serveral websites, the only one I had ever heard of was DC, and it seems to be the only cooking site (I know most of thefood sites and they tell you what they are).

Sounds fishy to me. Why DC?

Went no further.

Think I will delete it.

Even if they are legit there are ways to do things properly.
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