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Old 05-17-2009, 07:13 AM   #21 (permalink)
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i don't mind talking to people here.. however, when randomly, people say, "i'd like to talk to you since you live halfway across the world, and i've never had a buddy from there.." it kinda freaks me out. a couple of people have asked me cause i've helped them (or tried to) on the forum, but i'm just not ok with random add requests. you never know what kind of people will look at your post, and see your pin and add you.

am i wrong to feel that way?!

You're not wrong. Different strokes. There are friendly people who want penpals. Anyone remember that term? I'm not into chat, either, and I don't want penpals. I've had to tell a few people I don't do chat.

But it's the crooks and the weirdos. I'm going to have to tell the noobs who ask about posting their pin that they will get some interesting, fun messages if they do, but they are going to get some they didn't want and didn't invite. As I say, I used to say I've never had a problem. Can't say that anymore.

I'm getting them on yahoo messenger, as well, and I'm going to take that off my profile, too, now that I've remembered.

The spammers and scammers have moved into instant messengers.
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:48 AM   #22 (permalink)
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i know what you mean. i used to absolutely love chatting to people from across the world, but after 2-3 really really bad experiences, i got really apprehensive of doing that. like i said before, i don't mind giving my pin to people, i'm just freaked out by random adds :S
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:24 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Yea, I really don't add new BBM ppl too often.. Really only those I've chatted with on a normal base..

Of course with my twitter use, it has cut down on my BBM use, since a good portion of BBM buddies are on twitter also.

I had one guy add... and it just went so good I haven't posted my pin anywhere in months.. but as long as I got the time, I'm always up for a good chat.
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:45 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I don't post my PIN so I don't have to endure hate mail.
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:55 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I don't post my PIN so I don't have to endure hate mail.
I don't post my PIN so I don't end up having to send hate mail to rid of people.
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:23 AM   #28 (permalink)
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who'd want to endure hatemail? :s
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who'd want to endure hatemail? :s
I don't want to endure it, but I am dc/dc. :(
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Update. The pin spam stopped soon as I removed my pin from my signature. Weird, huh?

I was sure it wasn't someone stalking me or anything like that. It was spam. Could someone really have been scanning the forum for pins? A bot? I know I couldn't be the only one getting 'em given the many who have posted their pins in the looking for bbm buddies threads.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:14 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Update. The pin spam stopped soon as I removed my pin from my signature. Weird, huh?

I was sure it wasn't someone stalking me or anything like that. It was spam. Could someone really have been scanning the forum for pins? A bot? I know I couldn't be the only one getting 'em given the many who have posted their pins in the looking for bbm buddies threads.
It may have been that someone saw this thread and realized that they had "crossed a line."
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:19 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Then in that case I want to call this the first rant that did any good. At least until someone points out an earlier one.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:29 PM   #33 (permalink)
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LOL...actually most of them make me feel better, for whatever that is worth...
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Hey, psychic gratification is important -- especially when so many of us work in a fashion that forces us to repress ourselves.
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