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  1. Admin

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    Some or all of you may have received a Nigerian-spam type "conversation" message from an Edward Effah, who just created an account here today. He even sent one to my Admin account. He has been banned so, while his name still shows as a forum member, he cannot log in, at least not under that account, or create another account using the same ISP number. With spammers, it's more effective to ban them than the delete their memberships because the latter just allows them to create another membership from the same ISP number. In a few months, I'll delete the account itself and, long before then, he will be on to another forum. Sorry about that. My security software does a pretty good job of keeping the automated spambots out but it cannot determine someone's intent when they create an actual member account.

    Ken Anderson
     
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    Good eye there, Admin Ken! You stopped him quickly! Thank you for always being so vigilant here. It makes for a safe and happy playground for us all.
     
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    Yes, I knew he was a scammer.
     
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  4. Holly Saunders

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    Thanks Ken, yes I got one and reported it as a Spammer...
     
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    If I received something, I wouldn't know it, or rather, where to find it. :(
    I guess I am missing some of the uses of the board. ... how do you send messages to one another on the board?
     
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    @Bonnie Thomas , tap on a members avatar, and when their profile box pops up, tap "Start A Conversation'. If I remember right it will let you set the conversation for private at the bottom where you write your message.
     
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    Oh .... thanks Ina!
     
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  8. Ken Anderson

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    He was banned before he could send one to everyone, I think, because the forum indicated that he was still in "conversation" when I banned him.
     
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    That's good ... you are speedy Ken.
     
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    I learned something new. When I ban someone, they don't show up as members to other members anymore, but they do still show up in my administrative account, in the event that I might want to un-ban them at some point, which won't happen with this guy.
     
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    $9 million split 60/40!!!????!!! And you banned him?? Well, I'll take a FREE $3.6 million any day. I'm rich!!! I'm rich!!!! See ya suckas!!!!:D:D

    It's difficult to believe people still bite on these scams. Most who do bite, don't have the money to lose that these scammers take. If ever there should be candidates for firing squads.............
     
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    Oh wow a spammer here...that's awful, so I'm glad that the spammer was caught quickly. I've no time for spammers or scammers at all. Thanks very much Ken!
     
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    Good job, Ken!
     
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    LOL I was just coming here to post about this: "Hello friend,
    I am Edward Effah, New here.... I'm requesting your partnership and to remit into your overseas account the sum of ($9M) this will as well be of great benefit to you and I this funds originated as a result of (Excess reserves fund) all will be based on % ratio of 60/40
    Contact me for more details:
    Thank You, this is deal between us.
    Edward Effah (CEO, Managing Director)
    Email/ eeffah7@gmail.com
    Tel/ +233 232 071 594
    Fidelity Bank Ghana."

    With friends like Mr. Effah, who needs enemies, huh?
     
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    LOL I was just coming here to post about this: "Hello friend,
    I am Edward Effah, New here.... I'm requesting your partnership and to remit into your overseas account the sum of ($9M) this will as well be of great benefit to you and I this funds originated as a result of (Excess reserves fund) all will be based on % ratio of 60/40
    Contact me for more details:
    Thank You, this is deal between us.
    Edward Effah (CEO, Managing Director)
    Email/ eeffah7@gmail.com
    Tel/ +233 232 071 594
    Fidelity Bank Ghana."

    With friends like Mr. Effah, who needs ***Enemas*** :eek:
    :eek::D:D:D
     
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    Either one are a pain in the arse, Holly.
     
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    Excellent! You're fast! I was about to report this to you, so I'm glad I looked here first. Amazing how anyone can think that people will just hand over bank account information. Wait, does this mean I won't get my $9M? Well pooh! :p
     
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    We don't have a lot of rules here. Our basic rules are 1) Try not to be too annoying; and 2) Try not to be too easily annoyed.

    As long as everyone is here in good faith, these basic rules will do. It is important to realize that people do have varying levels of toleration. Recognizing that, and working both upward and downward, we should try not to post things that we have reason to know are going push buttons triggering someone else's annoyance, and we should also try not to be too sensitive about our own buttons being pressed. On the one hand, if the intention appears to be to set someone off, then that would fall under the category of being too annoying. On the other hand, some people seem to have their annoyance levels set so low as to prohibit any discussion of anything they might disagree with. The true purpose of political correctness is to restrict conversation, and that would fall into the category of being too easily annoyed.

    In our attempt to achieve a balance, there won't necessarily be a place for those on either of these extremes, and my desire is to move these lines as far in either direction as we can while still having a forum where most people will be comfortable, yet free to discuss things that are of interest to them.

    Some common areas that I'd like to stay away from are off-color jokes or the sorts of remarks of a sexual nature that make a lot of people uncomfortable. If you were to tell that story or joke in an average family restaurant, would people give you dirty looks? If the story is one that you could only tell in a bar among friends who are telling the same type of stories, then it's probably not suitable for this forum.

    I am not going to get caught in the trap that so many forum administrators have gotten into, of having to write voluminous rules covering every possible situation, but which I wouldn't expect you to read anyhow. If a decision has to be made, I will determine, as fairly as I know how to do, whether someone is being too annoying or whether someone else is simply being too easily annoyed, and since I am an imperfect person, it's best not to ride along the edges.
     
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