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Forum topic by Rustic posted 04-21-2009 03:34 AM 920 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rustic

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04-21-2009 03:34 AM

Hi All,

I just recieved a PM from a lumberjock about pre qualifying for a tradeshow in the UK. It was unsolicited. I felt it was spam. Anyone else receive the same message?

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI


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mmh

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#1 posted 04-21-2009 03:43 AM

Gee, I didn’t get this one. I usually get the ones from some faux babe trying to find a hot date. Maybe you lucked out because of the tuxedo.

Why would you want to “prequalify” for a tradeshow? Must be a new marketing gizmo for selling booths. Report it to Martin and he’ll remove them from the registration.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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interpim

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#2 posted 04-21-2009 03:45 AM

Maybe Martin could add a feature that would prevent folks from sending Private Messages until they had at least 1 project posted, or 10 posts or something like that.

It will prevent the spammers from creating accounts to just send PM’s.

-- San Diego, CA

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Rustic

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#3 posted 04-21-2009 03:50 AM

That would be nice

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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kiwi1969

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#4 posted 04-21-2009 04:27 AM

I got it. Not much use in the philipines unless they are willing to pay my fare to england! Thought it strange they just randomly sent it out given the narrow focus of the event. I just ignored it.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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Allison

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#5 posted 04-21-2009 05:37 AM

I think interpim has a great idea! I am sure it would pretty much nip this unfortunate intrusion on us in the rear end! Martin?

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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Kindlingmaker

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#6 posted 04-21-2009 06:16 AM

I got the email but it was through another site. It was deleted.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 04-21-2009 06:43 AM

I’ve only had 3 or 4 in nearly a year. It doesn’t seem to be that much of a problem since Martin takes the occasional one off right away. Why complicate things more than necessary?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Martin Sojka

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#8 posted 04-21-2009 02:20 PM

Hello, I already locked his account.

”Maybe Martin could add a feature that would prevent folks from sending Private Messages until they had at least 1 project posted, or 10 posts or something like that.”

I already thought about that too but PMs are also used by people who just want to request a quote from other fellow LJs and are not necessarily woodworkers. Maybe limiting PMs to one per day until a respective member posts.. hmm?

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 04-21-2009 09:10 PM

Martin, That sounds very reasonable and will probably eliminate it until they figure out they need to post something to gain access :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Rustic

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#10 posted 04-22-2009 03:34 AM

sounds good to me

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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MsDebbieP

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#11 posted 04-22-2009 09:01 PM

there’s probably pros and cons to any strategy.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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