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    Get a free Mac Mini, some free DVD rentals and help me too!

    Post content removed due to early hostile response.

    Please accept my apologies for any offence my post caused.

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    Re: Get a free Mac Mini, some free DVD rentals and help me too!

    Pyramid schemes are evil.

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    Re: Get a free Mac Mini, some free DVD rentals and help me too!

    Yeah, I'll do that for you, because I have a strange urge to attract all of the spam in the world to my inbox! If you honestly believe what that site is selling then you need your head looking at! If you believe that the rest of us are going to too then you need your head looking at twice.

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    Re: Get a free Mac Mini, some free DVD rentals and help me t

    @crc-ict. Read and digest!


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    Re: Get a free Mac Mini, some free DVD rentals and help me t

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    Yeah, I'll do that for you, because I have a strange urge to attract all of the spam in the world to my inbox! If you honestly believe what that site is selling then you need your head looking at! If you believe that the rest of us are going to too then you need your head looking at twice.
    I don't think that sort of response is called for. Simply saying you were not interested, or indeed saying nothing at all is all that was needed. No need to launch a personal 'attack'.

    FYI, this scheme has been tried and tested by BBC Newsnight and found to work.

    With regard to spam, that's why I had enough sense to use a different mailbox which will be deleted when the scheme is over.

    I did ask moderators to delete the post if they didn't like it.

    It was obviously a mistake to post here. Of course I would have benefitted, but, I thought some of the other users might have appreciated the chance of a free computer too. I meant no offence.

    Now, shall we all try to play nicely again?

    This is a great forum, lets not let silly disagreements spoil it.

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    Re: Get a free Mac Mini, some free DVD rentals and help me t

    Actually, I think you'll find he was being "ironic", which was injecting humour into the thread, and not a personal attack!!

    Now, altogether.....

    Calm down dear, it's just a commercial!!!

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    Re: Get a free Mac Mini, some free DVD rentals and help me t

    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight
    Actually, I think you'll find he was being "ironic", which was injecting humour into the thread, and not a personal attack!!
    Sorry, I don't find being told that I need my head looking at 'irony', I find it a personal insult. Maybe I'm being overly touchy?

    I will comment no further on this. I suggest you all do the same.

    Perhaps one of the moderators/admins could delete this thread altogether?

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    Re: Get a free Mac Mini, some free DVD rentals and help me too!

    I really don't want you to take offence at this (roughly translated as it makes no difference to me if you do) but BBC Newsnight may not be the world's best at realising how bloody annoying it is to get a heap of SPAM in your mailbox (BBC is seriously filtered IIRC), nor do they have to clear up a mail server after some daft bugger has decided to send this to all their mates and they get the spam too.

    It is still a pyramid scheme ... and relies on you send stuff to 10 other poor gits ...

    And whilst bandwidth isn't in the crushing situation we had with dial-up, the extra work on my spam filters is not appreciated when, instead of one eejit who has signed their life away to an eternity of dross about images that will make their manhood bigger or perhaps toys to make their manhood bigger for when the pictures / movies don't work or pills to keep it up longer or anti-depressants for when they realise that they need to make their manhood bigger and have help keeping it up or information about cars that are obviously an extension of the manhood they think they deserve or offers of loans so they can buy the aforementioned car or even loans to help with private medical issues including surgery on their manhood which means they won't need the pictures / tools / pills / cars / etc .... well .. you get the picture ... and this is now coming in to not only the original mailbox ... but 10 more.

    And that was just a sample of what came in for one user this morning.

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    Re: Get a free Mac Mini, some free DVD rentals and help me t

    Just to let you all know, you've convinced me it was a poor idea and I shall be participating no more in this scheme. I'll be deleting the mailbox I set up for my registration and telling no-one else about it!

    I had no idea that there was such bad feeling about these things - I stupidly didn't see through the testimonies of those people who say they got the free stuff and got carried away at the idea of a free way of getting a Mac to learn about OS X.

    Unfortunately, living on a student income does that to you - can't often afford the things you'd like to learn about everything you want! I guess I'll just have to get a book instead!

    Cheers.

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    Re: Get a free Mac Mini, some free DVD rentals and help me too!

    @crc-ict, I was being ironic, but a little acidly, for which I will apologise. I had a day of large tasks to do being interupted with lots of 'Could you just look at this please?' and 'Here is some new software, we need it on all the pc's by next week' x 3. Ite like that are simply harvesting data for new spam lists and the terms and conditions make it plain that they do not actually intend to give anything away at all.

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    Re: Get a free Mac Mini, some free DVD rentals and help me t

    Rightyho - think we'll leave it at that then...

    [topic locked! - only pm one of the mods on this board if you have a really important point you want to make here ]

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