Author Topic: Is any body else getting 3 or 4 newbies asking for help using PM?  (Read 2506 times)

Offline stahta01

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In the last month, 4 Newbies have asked me for help using Personal Messaging (PM).
I consider this a violation of the un-written rules of how forums are supposed to work.

Is it just an spammer(s)?
Or, a bunch of people who do not know the basic rules?
Or, has the rules changed in how the internet forums work?

Tim S
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Offline jens

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Re: Is any body else getting 3 or 4 newbies asking for help using PM?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 05:21:44 pm »
I get 1 or two of such pm's in the last minths, I sometime get mails to the mail address I use for my repo and for signing my packages abd the most are related to debian-specific things.

If you send the usernames via pm to me, I can see whether there is anything suspicious (used ip-range and other informations hidden to the normal users).

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Re: Is any body else getting 3 or 4 newbies asking for help using PM?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 09:57:31 pm »
Dunno, I hit the ban button on anyone who PMs me, so... happens rarely :P
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Re: Is any body else getting 3 or 4 newbies asking for help using PM?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 10:01:06 pm »
Dunno, I hit the ban button on anyone who PMs me, so... happens rarely :P

I used the ban button on the one who thought I was was the ONE that was NOT being polite to him.

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