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Why is this solicitation to a web site posted in my private mail box?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Jade of Sonoma, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Jade of Sonoma

    Jade of Sonoma Babbling Loonie
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    From: Pagan8 -|- Received 02/25/08 11:36 AM

    Please join my bebo Ultima Fan Club its: http://s@$%&@%^$@$%^@@$9



    got the same one just now a minute ago......
     
  3. Samaira

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    Me too, within the last 10 minutes.
     
  4. Guest

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    Sound like perhaps someone created an account and was using a bot to send PMs
     
  5. I tend to delete PM's such as this as one never knows when the link will contain a Trojan virus or keylogger.
     
  6. Babble

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    Why did I not get one!
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  7. Guest

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    Good advice [​IMG]

    No more of these will be sent from this username, but it really is a good habit to just delete PM's like this straightaway.
     
  8. Speranza

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    Ugg.... Don't post those links on the forums just edit them out. Inform the mods but don't post the links!
     
  9. Sam the Scribe

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    Ugg.... Don't post those links on the forums just edit them out. Inform the mods but don't post the links!

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    Considering the number of times that folks have had their accounts stolen by visiting bogus websites is still suprises me that Stratics even allows links to be posted in the forums.

    Safe Travels, Sam
     
  10. Guest

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    Removing all links from being posted on the forums...? That's a terrible solution and would do much more harm than good. What needs to be done is for people to take some responsibility and educate themselves on the finer points of when and when not to click a link or visit a website. It's been stressed for years and years, not just here, but everywhere - don't visit links unless you're sure that they go where they say (confirm by glancing down at your status bar in your browser) and making sure it comes from a trusted source.

    For example... http://uo.stratics.com - Says Stratics in the link, goes to UO.com instead. If you hover over the link, a quick glance down at the status bar at the bottom of your browser window (IE users can click View &gt; Status bar in their menu at the top of the screen to turn this on) will show you the real destination you're going to.

    Internet security starts with the user themself and shouldn't be made the responsibility of the Web sites you visit.
     
  11. Guest

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    If a person asks a question here on the forums, you need the ability to link them around to get that information. Having those links sent via PMs would mean 1 person could potentially get 20+ different PMs in response and does not encourage discussion nor participation on the forums and is inefficient at best. We certainly police things and do take responsibility on a case by case basis when we are made aware of a situation, such as in this case where it was handled by an administrator. But, according to the rules of content you agreed to when you signed up:
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    As you can see, all of your questions are answered there. In regards to Stratics staffmembers posting links, the bolded section covers that. However, if you do see a reporter or moderator abusing this, please inform an admin right away with an email to [email protected] - Our staffmembers are volunteers, and to borrow a phrase, only human. We all have our own opinions and have just as much right to share them as you, so long as it stays within the confines of the RoC and is not a conflict of interest which would be ultimately up to the administrators of these forums to decide.
     
  12. Guest

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    I got the PM as well - I did not click the link but replied I did not have bebo and actually got a reply telling me "just try it, its easy" I just deleted the message as I figured it was all very suspect.......did anyone actually click the link?
     
  13. Jade of Sonoma

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    I posted this message as a 'heads up' for everyone should others also find the message in their mail box. I would have said more about deleting such mail but hoped the replies and your quick response would take care of the matter for all to see and learn from. Thank you.
     
  14. Sam the Scribe

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    I posted this message as a 'heads up' for everyone should others also find the message in their mail box....

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    Well you also took a suspect link and put it out in the public forum. Now everyone is exposed to it... maybe you should consider editing your original post and removing the link?

    Of course, it's their own fault if they follow it...

    Safe Travels, Sam
     
  15. Cat Crimson

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    I got the PM as well - I did not click the link but replied I did not have bebo and actually got a reply telling me "just try it, its easy" I just deleted the message as I figured it was all very suspect.......did anyone actually click the link?

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    No, clue, I know I didn't. I'm too fly for that crap. I sent him a polite PM the first time saying, Im not interested don't do it again, the second cloned PM from him arrived ten minutes later and I was far less polite, telling him to F**k off or else. *shrug*
     
  16. Guest

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    It all comes down to common since people. Dont click it if you dont know it. Ive gotton some pms requesting me check this site out or that site, asking me to join player ran shards and what not. I just hit the delete button and dont even give them a second look.

    Its all up to you guys if you want to click it. remember, curiousity killed the cat.
     
  17. Babble

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    The world belongs to the brave and the stupid.
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