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Old Sep 8 2006, 02:20 PM   #1
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I have just banned user maylin (who is NOT or has nothing to do with our Maelin!) who registered today.

This member has been sending email (and maybe PM's) to members containing advertisement(s) which we unfortunately do NOT condone here on A Meeting of Minds.

If you have been the recipient of such email (sender: maylin @ A Meeting of Minds - An Anne McCaffrey Discussion Forum [email address]), please remove this mail UNREAD. My advice to you is to NOT click on any links in email that comes to you from maylin @ A Meeting of Minds.

Sorry for any inconvenience this person caused.

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Old Sep 8 2006, 03:25 PM   #2
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Well done. I'm all for that.

So far she hasn't contacted me.
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Old Sep 8 2006, 03:30 PM   #3
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Nor me. Wonder if she was working through the alphabet or something.
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Old Sep 8 2006, 04:52 PM   #4
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Does she even KNOW the alphabet; and if she does WHICH ONE?
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Old Sep 8 2006, 09:02 PM   #5
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Thanks for the heads up, hans. I'll be careful what I open.
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Old Sep 10 2006, 02:30 PM   #6
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Well, I didn't get one either - so Hans obviously caught it quickly!
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Old Sep 11 2006, 05:17 AM   #7
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Looks like it, as I've not recieved one from her. Hate ******** like that!
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Old Sep 12 2006, 12:29 PM   #8
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WHAT IS THIS.. .???



WHAT WAS SAID....and to... WHO....and WHY.... ????

Why would anyone do something like this...they must be some kind of
sick-o...and deranged to pull a stunt like this.

Everyone that knows me knows...I DON'T SELL MY WORK TO ANYONE...I GIFT IT...ONLY !!!!

I am so very sorry if anyone has been upset...by getting something that looks like it is from me...and that has been offered to sell you anything or been rude or worse to you...IT WAS NOT ME !!!
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Old Sep 12 2006, 01:22 PM   #9
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We know that Dear
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Old Sep 12 2006, 04:26 PM   #10
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And they probably didn't even notice your name in the member list, Lady Maelin, so please don't take it personally.
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Old Sep 12 2006, 05:16 PM   #11
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The choice of name was probably a coincidence, Maelin, and from the message she sent to Hans (whom seems to be the only recipient, at least among active forum members), it was clearly entirely unrelated to you, just generally spammy stuff.

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Old Sep 12 2006, 09:23 PM   #12
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WHEW !!! Thats Good News...


@ Cheryl, Hans and staff... I want to thank you for being so watchfull and caring for all the members of the site, it is just one of the things that makes MoM such a great place to be a part of.
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Old Sep 13 2006, 03:55 PM   #13
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The stuff she seemed to offer was computer related and didn't resemble what you do or make in any way, Maelin.

Since the names sounded alike I just thought to take the precaution and make it absolutely clear it wasn't you
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Old Sep 13 2006, 06:27 PM   #14
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I didn't get anything from her either but I'd like to add my thanks for your vigilance, Hans.
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Old Sep 13 2006, 09:39 PM   #15
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Thanks Hans - we can never be too careful!
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Old Oct 18 2006, 11:02 PM   #16
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@ Hans, Thank you for making it so clear to everyone that this person wan't me, I would hate to have had someone hurt thinking it was me. Again Thank you for taking such good and quick care of this very odd problem.
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Old Oct 19 2006, 12:11 AM   #17
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Wonder who would be so pig-headed as to do this to one of us? After all, we all "watch" out for each other and who ever it is, should get a sound blasting because it's not fair, especially for Lady Maelin. Well here's my

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Old Oct 19 2006, 02:43 PM   #18
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I don't think the name was purposely made to resemble Lady Maelin's. There is such a thing as a coincidence after all...

Actually, i thought it was meant to resemble Mailing, which without the g sounds similar to both maylin and Maelin the way I say it.
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Old Oct 19 2006, 03:53 PM   #19
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I tend to agree Tresa, as the person just send a single spam. Now if the person had trolled the forum, then I might lean towards it being deliberate.
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I first thought it could be deliberate, as it happened about the time when Lady Maelin had her operation- something which, and not without reason, she mentioned on the board. If the spammer'd noticed a convenient absense of an obviously popular member they might've tried to capitalise on it!
But if that's unlikely, well, I haven't a clue why they chose the name!
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I'm just very glad that there gone, and not trying to give anyone of our membership any problems.
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Old Oct 20 2006, 08:28 PM   #22
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True enough. Mindless morons like that needed to be taken out and publicly flogged - 10 Lashes!
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The one digital lash I gave was more than enough
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Old Oct 21 2006, 02:54 PM   #24
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I have just banned user maylin (who is NOT or has nothing to do with our Maelin!) who registered today.

This member has been sending email (and maybe PM's) to members containing advertisement(s) which we unfortunately do NOT condone here on A Meeting of Minds.

If you have been the recipient of such email (sender: maylin @ A Meeting of Minds - An Anne McCaffrey Discussion Forum [email address]), please remove this mail UNREAD. My advice to you is to NOT click on any links in email that comes to you from maylin @ A Meeting of Minds.

Sorry for any inconvenience this person caused.

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Thank Han I got an email to my containing advertisement(s) which I would call juck. I was looking for something else when I bump that e-mail I would call it SPAM JUNK Your Quote fits the bill. Its is no gone from my e-mail slot I forget to mark it as Spam. I do not rember the name of the person who sent it . I am a person who has bad spelling, new at this and I do not recall the person who the webmaster was talking about. My birthday is June 27, 1973.
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Ginny, this was an old problem from a spammer who was banned over a year ago, and quite unrelated to any spam you have received.

Spam/junk mail is just an annoying but ever-present problem for everyone with an email account, coming to you from many many sources.
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