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    So I made a list of about 10 local 'activists' that I was sending a PM to, in reference to a highway litter clean up..... seperated user name by commas, did everythign 'right'...

    As of about 2 mins ago I've had about 8 people THAT I DID NOT SEND THE MESSAGE TO accusing me of spam, saying I've sent it to them 3 times, and they're all over the country, almost at random....



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    To all those that got a PM from me, If you're outside of the Seattle-Tacoma area, just ignore it..... It's NOT spam, but you weren't the intended target
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    not to worry john, i wasn't complaining, and i do wish you good luck/success with your event.

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    Understood. Hehe.

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    TechnoWeenie wrote:
    So I made a list of about 10 local 'activists' that I was sending a PM to, in reference to a highway litter clean up..... seperated user name by commas, did everythign 'right'...

    As of about 2 mins ago I've had about 8 people THAT I DID NOT SEND THE MESSAGE TO accusing me of spam, saying I've sent it to them 3 times, and they're all over the country, almost at random....



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    To all those that got a PM from me, If you're outside of the Seattle-Tacoma area, just ignore it..... It's NOT spam, but you weren't the intended target
    I got three PMs from TW, too.

    The PM system has a bug in it evident when you're sending a PM to certain addresses that have commas/numbers in them. Like to:

    2, 4, 5 A defender

    It's flaky. That may be what happened.






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    Yes. I also got your spam. Maybe you need to rethink your methods.
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    I thought it was spam too but after clicking on the facebook link I saw that it was an open carry litter pick-up event.

    No worries.

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    I got 3 of the same PM's from you too, I just figured you got WA confused with WI.

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    I received three of them as well.

    Just by reading the message, it looks like you're trying to sell domain names. So it's understandable that people thought it was spam.

    It's a start...

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gi...882&ref=nf

    .org domains are available.... Just got to get hosting and stuff...
    I checked the sender's past posts, to see whether a user's account was hijacked or if there was some other explanation; I found this thread.

    I cautiously opened the link on a "throw-away" computer and realized what it was immediately.


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    3 copies here as well.
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    virginiatuck wrote:
    I cautiously opened the link ... and realized what it was immediately.
    +1

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    I also got three. Imagine how awesome your litter pickup would be if everyone who got the PMs came over to help out.


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    Felid`Maximus wrote:
    I also got three. Imagine how awesome your litter pickup would be if everyone who got the PMs came over to help out.
    Do we have to show up once for each PM? :shock:
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    HankT wrote:
    TechnoWeenie wrote:
    Snip...
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    The PM system has a bug in it evident when you're sending a PM to certain addresses that have commas/numbers in them. Like to:

    2, 4, 5 A defender

    It's flaky. ...Snip
    HankT is correct. I regularly get PMs that were meant for others, especially 2, 4, 5 A defender. The combinations of numbers and commas seems to be a problem (commas may be the bigger part of the problem since the PM system uses commas to delineate the various recipients). Not only is it flaky, it's is annoying. So boys and girls keep the commas out of your names. I may have to change mine to eliminate the number contained in it.

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    I received 3 also. If it helps you find the problem, they were 3:10A, 3:20A, and 4:03A.



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    Me too



    HankT wrote:
    TechnoWeenie wrote:
    So I made a list of about 10 local 'activists' that I was sending a PM to, in reference to a highway litter clean up..... seperated user name by commas, did everythign 'right'...

    As of about 2 mins ago I've had about 8 people THAT I DID NOT SEND THE MESSAGE TO accusing me of spam, saying I've sent it to them 3 times, and they're all over the country, almost at random....



    W T F.





    To all those that got a PM from me, If you're outside of the Seattle-Tacoma area, just ignore it..... It's NOT spam, but you weren't the intended target
    I got three PMs from TW, too.

    The PM system has a bug in it evident when you're sending a PM to certain addresses that have commas/numbers in them. Like to:

    2, 4, 5 A defender

    It's flaky. That may be what happened.





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    Better, don't use PMs or other back-channel communications.

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    I got three too! Very odd!

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    I got 3... It happens... no biggie.

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    Sonora Rebel wrote:
    I got 3... It happens... no biggie.
    Ditto! Good luck!
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    side note: i haven't been too active here until recently, though my membership goes back a couple of years, but i'm seeing a group ofwell manneredgentlemen, and i'll try to be more active to enjoy your company in the future.

    "gunner"

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    add me to the list that got the three... figured you just copied/pasted a bit much.



    no biggy

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    i got 3. After calling Homeland Security and the FBI, I was informed there was nothing they could do about it.

    Hope the event goes well.

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    My offer to the forum admins to purchase a perma-license of vBulletin, as well as their new blogging software still stands. I don't like this forum software at all.

    http://www.vbulletin.com/

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    Statesman wrote:
    My offer to the forum admins to purchase a perma-license of vBulletin, as well as their new blogging software still stands. I don't like this forum software at all.

    http://www.vbulletin.com/
    How much is a vBulletin perma-license, Statesman?

    What would the conversion/backup costs be--any idea?

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    I got 'em too.

    I was wondering...



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