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Old 05-15-2009, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm removing my pin from my sig. Had it there since I signed on to the forum. I'd get the request for help once in a while, "Can you help me with this problem with my blackberry?" and I was pleased to be asked. When noobs would ask about posting their # I'd say it's never been a problem for me. Well, something has changed. I'm sad to have to do it, but that's the way it goes.
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Old 05-15-2009, 03:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are we to take it, then, that someone is abusing your PIN?
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Old 05-15-2009, 03:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No. I'm getting messenger requests, I accept, and then it's Where do you live? Are you a boy or a girl? . . . Never used to happen; and only now since I started posting again after being away for a while. I delete the contact and that's it.
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Old 05-15-2009, 03:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've also been sent a few direct messages asking me to participate in this or that venture (file sharing operation of some sort was one of them). Something's changed . . . Maybe it just comes with the popularity and/or size of the forum.
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Old 05-15-2009, 03:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Make's me wonder what those who invite messenger buddies are experiencing.
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I removed my PIN when I became a moderator...and have no plans to put it back.

The forum is too big and I've seen too many nut jobs 'out there' to want anyone I don't know to have it.
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Old 05-15-2009, 04:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, I understand why you mod's don't do it..... You have to enforce the rules and inevitably make someone unhappy with you.
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Old 05-15-2009, 04:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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BTW, I still don't see any real harm in my pin being public. It's just I don't want to bother dealing with what I'm receiving now.

I've left private messages enabled, for now. That may be next.
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If someone here is bothering you let us know.
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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No, it's like spam. And the PIN #'s have been different. But I'm not getting hammered with these. I've just gone from never getting pin's like these to getting several since I started posting again. Just weird.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yea... I had a one BBM person that lasted about 5 minutes...
for every sane person there 5 insane people to accompany him.

People just ask/talk about the worst things....
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Old 05-16-2009, 12:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Maybe it's partially because the membership of the forum has changed somewhat with RIM getting more and more into the consumer market. Whereas this forum used to have primarily business users, now there are a lot more non-business consumers here.
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:11 AM   #13 (permalink)
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i couldn't ever put my pin. i'm really careful about who i get add requests from. I get a lot of PM's saying they want my pin, or they give me their pin. i'm not keen on just talking to anyone. like i said, if i know you, i have no issues giving you my pin. it's just how it works.
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It was fun. You know how it is when the language barrier is really bad. I'd often get a pin or private message from someone who was really having trouble making themselves understood. I didn't mind helping. There also are people who, I guess, are too impatient to wait, and maybe even people who are too shy to post. But I don't mind helping with blackberry problems. I just don't care if you're 18, female and live in new york, and I don't want to invest in your start up.
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Maybe it's partially because the membership of the forum has changed somewhat with RIM getting more and more into the consumer market. Whereas this forum used to have primarily business users, now there are a lot more non-business consumers here.
I think there is a lot of truth to this. If you read through the general posts here, you can see that the demographic has changed.

Ira, sorry to hear that this has become a negative experience. As was previously stated, if you get hassled too bad, let us Mods know...
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:55 PM   #16 (permalink)
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.... Ira, sorry to hear that this has become a negative experience. As was previously stated, if you get hassled too bad, let us Mods know...
Thanks. I'm a big boy. Getting a pin message from someone on the other side of the world to ask me a blackberry question has been a thrill every time. And some people have sent me a message to ask about my dog, or tell me about theirs. I recall a message a long time ago from someone, in New Jersey, I think, who was stationed down here back in the 60's. That's so cool. It's just a sad moment for me, taking my pin down.
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And how is that pup -- I'm sure not so much a pup anymore.
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:13 PM   #18 (permalink)
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And how is that pup -- I'm sure not so much a pup anymore.
He's 14 month's now. About 85 pounds (38-39 kg). Doing good. Not much of a doberman though--He's a big chicken. Had a scare with an oral tumor last month, turned out to be an epulis, benign.
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i couldn't ever put my pin. i'm really careful about who i get add requests from. I get a lot of PM's saying they want my pin, or they give me their pin. i'm not keen on just talking to anyone. like i said, if i know you, i have no issues giving you my pin. it's just how it works.
I agree with this.. I have never posted my pin.
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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?!
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