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Maria2009
11-14-2007, 06:50 PM
I got a very strange pm from someone that is banned here,what should i do?

stirsmommy
11-14-2007, 06:54 PM
Ingrid has posted that it was spam. A lot of us got it too

Spikey
11-14-2007, 06:54 PM
I got it too, I just deleted it. Looks like the Mods are already on to her.

figaro
11-14-2007, 07:22 PM
me too, something about her husband posts on here and she wants us to read a portion of her book?

SnarfyCat
11-14-2007, 07:25 PM
Thanks for asking. I got it too et wasn't sure what to do!!

knitncook
11-14-2007, 07:27 PM
Yes and it seems as though many of us are "a random person." I thought it was pretty funny that the "random person" they chose used to be an editor in a former life! I didn't click the link (never know what you will get) but wasn't sure she would want the opinion of someone who has learned to be hyper critical about writing. :)

rebecca
11-14-2007, 07:28 PM
Looks like we all got it! I did, too. Just deleted it, I'm sure it's either #1. porn (and not the good kind-yarn) or B. some type of counter for # of times something is read to rate it.

Newfygirl
11-14-2007, 07:36 PM
Yep - I got it also. I did figure it might be spam so I just deleted it and then I read the post from Ingrid. Our Mods are a great bunch aren't they?????!!!!!!

retireddiva
11-14-2007, 07:57 PM
I got that, too and after I read it, deleted it. I felt better about it after I read this post and saw that I wasn't the only one. I didn't click on the link either. Thanks Mods!

Jan in CA
11-14-2007, 08:54 PM
This person has been banned so the issue is taken care of for now.

Knitting_Guy
11-15-2007, 02:23 AM
Gee, I got left out of the spam-a-thon.

isabeau
11-15-2007, 03:18 AM
Gee, I got left out of the spam-a-thon.

You didn't miss much :teehee:

(I got hit by it. kind of went wtf and stuff. not surprised it was spam... )

Abbily
11-15-2007, 10:56 AM
Wow, I didn't know she was banned or that it was spam... but I guess I am a naturally sceptical person, so I didn't click on it. Nice to see the note about it, though, thanks!

HollyP
11-15-2007, 12:50 PM
Gee, I got left out of the spam-a-thon.
Me too! I feel so left out LOL!

cindycactus
11-15-2007, 06:00 PM
I got it too. Just deleted it. I am always afraid to click on links I am not sure of.

VictoiseC
11-16-2007, 02:12 PM
Oh wow, I just got this and I didn't see this thread til AFTER I wrote Sheldon that I had a bug coz the message wasn't in my personal messages.... I actually wrote a book so I thought she was writing me because of that!!!! god. what a waste of time! (there's also a post TO her saying I couldn't open her message.... excuse me!)

noejusti
11-17-2007, 02:33 AM
I got an Erin P email, too! But I never win the lottery or contests, so I don't think I could ever be the "random" person she referred to- so I was suspicious from the start.

But just for future reference, who should we report this stuff to? How do we report it? And is there a "Naughty Bulletin" that we can check for warnings on spams and other nasties being sent to us knittinghelp people? :grphug: knittinghelp unite!

V.

Lisa_H-Town
11-17-2007, 10:39 PM
But just for future reference, who should we report this stuff to? How do we report it? And is there a "Naughty Bulletin" that we can check for warnings on spams and other nasties being sent to us knittinghelp people? :grphug: knittinghelp unite!

V.
When I got mine I contacted a mod. becuz the message seemed weird. I asked if this was the proper thing to do, and was told "yes". So, my understanding is, to just contact a mod and let them know what's going on...

I wonder if KH could have done a massive PM to everyone and told us -- "you may get a weird PM, pls. disregard and don't click any links." :shrug: Just curious??

Jan in CA
11-17-2007, 10:49 PM
On posts in the forum you can click on the "report" link that is on the lower left under your username, etc. If it's a PM then just send a msg to a mod or admin.

These things happen so quickly there is only so much we can do. Sheldon immediately deleted all the offensive PMs from our inboxes, but to send out a mass email would have been hard to do I think and by the time it could be worded and sent a ton of people already knew about it. We do what we can, but there will always be weirdos.:shrug:

hob
11-18-2007, 09:55 PM
i got it and im silly so i clicked the link.. it was 2 a book! not very good one at that.

Jan in CA
11-18-2007, 10:17 PM
I just deleted posts and banned another spammer! Dang them!!:grrr:

knitncook
11-19-2007, 10:23 AM
Thanks for being on the ball, Jan! YOu mods ROCK!