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Old 01-18-2007, 12:31 PM   #1
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About The Pm's You Are Getting Reference A Survey

We are checking with the site owner now, Andy R., to see if he wants this to continue. This has taken us by surprise too. If you want to you can just ignore the survey until we figure out what's going on.

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Old 01-18-2007, 12:32 PM   #2
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Oh, good. I'm not the only one who got that. That made me kinda angry.
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Old 01-18-2007, 01:39 PM   #3
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Why would you let a spammer continue to send junk emails to your users?
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Old 01-18-2007, 01:42 PM   #4
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Often times we get requests like this that are legitimate. This person is not looking for any money or trying to sell anything. At the time we started looking into this he has only contacted one or two people. Once he started contacting everyone we took steps to stop that action as that is when it became spam.
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:05 PM   #5
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Often times we get requests like this that are legitimate. This person is not looking for any money or trying to sell anything. At the time we started looking into this he has only contacted one or two people. Once he started contacting everyone we took steps to stop that action as that is when it became spam.
I don't think a "Dear Sir/Madam" message is ever appropriate for private messaging.... And this one has absolutely nothing to do with cooking!
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:09 PM   #6
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But it does have to do with online forums, and when we were first made aware of these PM's they were sent to staff members only, therefore we saw it as asking permission to see if sending something like this would be OK. Doing that most certainly is appropriate. Like I said, once we saw that it went beyond that we took action to stop it.
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:22 PM   #7
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IMHO....any mail, especially PM's from a company looking for a survey is SPAM. PM's are for users/admins to contact each other by means other than a forum thread. If the survey was requested for/by discusscooking.com, it would still be spam, just acceptable spam. I think a continuation of third party advertisements would be a detriment to this site.
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:37 PM   #8
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PM's are not under our control. Unfortunately especially in this instance.

I know we've talked about "etiquette" a lot lately on the forums - I don't think these people had "etiquette" in mind.

We really are doing what we can - some actions can only be taken by the owner of this site.
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Typical.
Absolutely Typical!
even Spammers are being stopped from talking to me now, how am I EVER going to make any friends *sob* *sniff* :(
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:48 PM   #10
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Typical.
Absolutely Typical!
even Spammers are being stopped from talking to me now, how am I EVER going to make any friends *sob* *sniff* :(
You are BEYOND so very, very bad!!!!!!!!!
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