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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  04:32:39  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
I'm sure you all got them too. Are these guys tapping into the website remotely? Surely they aren't PMing everyone one at a time. Is there a way to block the PM all command if there is such a command?

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Kil
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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  06:53:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
They can't be tapping into the website remotely. They went to the trouble of registering to do this thing. I do think that perhaps we should remove the “Send PM to all users” box since if we really want to reach all users, there can't be much reason for the PM to be private.

We will look into that.

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Gorgo
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USA
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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  07:01:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message
But he's my new friend, and he's afraid of his life!

quote:
Your new friend,
PRINCE FELIX KAMARA.
THANKS YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE AND MAY GOD BLESS.

I know the rent is in arrears
The dog has not been fed in years
It's even worse than it appears
But it's alright-
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  07:08:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by beskeptigal

Surely they aren't PMing everyone one at a time. Is there a way to block the PM all command if there is such a command?
Did you receive a PM or an email?

If you got a PM, then no, they aren't PMing "all," since I didn't get one. If you got email, then no, they aren't emailing "all," either, since I can see them in the Web logs emailing one person at a time.

The email issue has had another hurdle added to it, in that new members will have to make a certain number of forum posts before they can email anyone. PMing is still available to all members, regardless of post count.

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Gorgo
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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  07:29:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message
I got a PM.

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The dog has not been fed in years
It's even worse than it appears
But it's alright-
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filthy
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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  07:50:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
I still haven't gotten one! What the hell is going on?

Was it something I said....?




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Gorgo
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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  08:05:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Gorgo a Private Message
They know what will happen if they mess with a friend of the Shah.

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filthy
SFN Die Hard

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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  09:29:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
I remember when the Shah lost power. He suddenly found out how many friends he actually had: none, including us.

And to this very day, the fruits of his mistakes, plus ours, are shaping the mid-east. Interesting guy, though.

Say, I just had a thought -- ouch! Get these guys on the Ivory Coast and Nigeria, and where ever, to send their offers to Iran and N. Korea. Give it a year and they'll all be too broke to build expensive bombs, and some of the poverty problems in Africa will be eliminated. Everybody wins!




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"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 09/27/2006 :  09:36:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Gorgo

But he's my new friend, and he's afraid of his life!

quote:
Your new friend,
PRINCE FELIX KAMARA.
THANKS YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE AND MAY GOD BLESS.


Edited by - beskeptigal on 09/27/2006 09:39:43
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Valiant Dancer
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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  09:36:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Gorgo

I got a PM.



Dang it. I didn't get one.

Sort of gives me mixed feelings.

I'm kinda glad I didn't get one, but kinda bummed that I was overlooked.


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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

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3834 Posts

Posted - 09/27/2006 :  09:38:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dave W.

quote:
Originally posted by beskeptigal

Surely they aren't PMing everyone one at a time. Is there a way to block the PM all command if there is such a command?
Did you receive a PM or an email?

If you got a PM, then no, they aren't PMing "all," since I didn't get one. If you got email, then no, they aren't emailing "all," either, since I can see them in the Web logs emailing one person at a time.

The email issue has had another hurdle added to it, in that new members will have to make a certain number of forum posts before they can email anyone. PMing is still available to all members, regardless of post count.

Two PMs one day apart from different senders. Sorry, I deleted first and didn't keep the names but Gorgo got at least one of them too.

So they actually picked me and didn't PM all? I'm probably on a government hit list.
Edited by - beskeptigal on 09/27/2006 09:41:50
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  10:00:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
I got a PM too. And really, I still don't see a reason for a "PM all" box, even though perhaps this time it wasn't used.

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Starman
SFN Regular

Sweden
1613 Posts

Posted - 09/27/2006 :  10:12:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kil

I got a PM too. And really, I still don't see a reason for a "PM all" box, even though perhaps this time it wasn't used.
It could be a trap. Use it and you are suspended for a month.
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@tomic
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USA
4607 Posts

Posted - 09/28/2006 :  08:58:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit @tomic's Homepage Send @tomic a Private Message
Any member may disable all private messages by clicking the "Options" icon on the far right within Private Messages.

Ditto for email from the forum. The only trouble is that by doing this you block legitimate messages, too. It just depends upon your own tolerance levels.

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beskeptigal
SFN Die Hard

USA
3834 Posts

Posted - 09/28/2006 :  10:58:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
The PMs were a minor nuisance. I brought it up to ask what was going on. It seems we have a secret operative registered. Next time I'll save it til I check who sent it. We can't send anonymous PMs can we? It didn't dawn on me it was internally generated.
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@tomic
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Posted - 09/28/2006 :  13:21:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit @tomic's Homepage Send @tomic a Private Message
Nope. Anonymous PM's aren't possible. Any PM must come from someone registered on SFN. Forward PM's like this to staff and you can be sure that swift action will be taken.

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