General EduGeek News/Announcements Thread, Unsolicited Spam PMs in EduGeek Stuff; It has come to our attention that several of our members have received PM spam from one of our members ...
7th July 2008, 12:19 AM #1
Unsolicited Spam PMs
It has come to our attention that several of our members have received PM spam from one of our members 'Squirrel', inviting you to partake in membership of a site I cannot post here due to it getting far more Google coverage from this one post on EduGeek that the actual site being touted will in a week.
If you receive a PM entitled 'Help Wanted' please feel free to deal with as you see fit as many of our members currently have.
7th July 2008, 01:15 AM #2
Is this DB giving us the key to taking the medieval implements of pain from our armouries and using them against said user or us to just remotely push out Sophos to there pc hehe (sorry had a bad few annoying days with Sophos recently!)
7th July 2008, 08:21 PM #3
I find the Internet Watch Foundation very helpful!
Internet Watch Foundation - Report Illegal Content
7th July 2008, 08:26 PM #4
He's spamming it all over TES as well, it's a bit pathetic really. The site is practically empty and purports to do exactly what Edugeek does lol
7th July 2008, 08:36 PM #5
I've said it before and I'll say it again ... there is plenty of space out there for other avenues for information ... the main problem is that people don't realise what it takes to run a site, why trying to do a site on your own *really* never works and that it needs to have a purpose form the word go ... and it needs to be as unique as possible (or have a unique approach!)
Where I draw the line is spamming our members ... even after we have tried to be helpful in previous conversations too.
Best of luck to him if he wants to do it, but the welcome mat has now been removed.
7th July 2008, 08:38 PM #6
Don't misunderstand me, I'm all for freedom of voice. But why re-invent the wheel?
7th July 2008, 09:57 PM #7
We're from the same county apparently. Not sure why he thought this fact in particular would make me more likely to be interested in the site he'd set up...
Originally Posted by squirrel
7th July 2008, 10:06 PM #8
I don't even get spam PM's
7th July 2008, 10:12 PM #9
Originally Posted by Sylv3r
One on the way
7th July 2008, 10:16 PM #10
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
7th July 2008, 10:38 PM #11
Ahh this old chestnut. Guess he never managed to sell the site.
7th July 2008, 11:36 PM #12
You've come across him before?
7th July 2008, 11:50 PM #13
He tried to sell his website on edugeek a week ago
8th July 2008, 12:18 AM #14
Oh FFS... He wanted to "sell" that heap of junk?!! and then spammed folks to ask them to come join in?!!!
The mind boggles... I'm still chuckling now..
8th July 2008, 01:00 AM #15
Some other members here have tried to get sites up and running (before and after EG), and have reluctantly had to throw in the towel due to the work it takes ... but they are courteous and have always had a good relationship with others here ... Heck, I briefly did one 4 1/2 years ago ... to try and duplicate and support the work in a newsgroup ... I even managed to get 5 members. And people wonder why I was more than happy to see EG come along and someone else do all the work?
Unfortunately ... the case this time is that the site is not working, he wants to drum up some more members and he is spamming (targeted, but still spamming)!
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