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Stratadrake
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:54 am    Post subject: Of Milkshakes and Chain Letters Reply with quote

Not funny, guys.

As with all chain letters, if you receive a comment such as the following...
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I LOVE MILKSHAKES! IF YOU LIKE MILKSHAKES TOO, PASS THIS ON TO 5 OTHER PEOPLE OR YOUR PROFILE WILL BE DELETED.

~Stratadrake~
sorry guys, i know you hate these letters but i am just checking to see who uses their profile or not so i can remove the inactive accounts. thankyou.

Then simply delete it. You may also inform the sender that spreading chain letters is not allowed.

But, for the curious:

1 - It is not FAC policy to remove or prune user accounts based on inactivity.
2 - Even if we were going to prune inactive accounts, there would be a forum or main site announcement regarding it, and you certainly would not have to do something stupid like chain letters. It's a tricky business figuring out who has received and/or sent a given chain letter, we would certainly not use something as unreliable as this in determining any important issue.
4 - Our server keeps pretty good track of which accounts are active and which are not, this is not something we would even have to ask other users about in the first place.
5 - See point #1.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that was fishy who started it?

i got it from someone else

but i have no idea who originated it so don't go blaming us we were duped

so i never said it was funny it said and it was from you

and i hate posers

and how are we suposed to know if you did not intend to change some policies

cuse of the site upgrade?

point is you should not blame without proof and why should we get in trouble for someone elses prank when we did not start the stupid chain

it's not right

and if this place makes unfair judgments then that would not be right as well

all i'm saying is are we gonna get in trouble for someone elses prank

when we are just dupes?

then that would be an unfair and wrong judgemet~~
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tracked the comments as far as I can -- except for being able to view deleted comments, FAC staff have barely any more ability to research this than any normal (non-staff) member. I know you received the message from at least two different users, but I do have a 'lead suspect' in mind.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay but will we get in trouble?

we were duped into thinking it was for real from you~~
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those who know me can attest that it wasn't even close to my writing style. For example, you should know I never dot my I's....

But no, only the original sender needs any real dealing with. Sending chain letters is rarely more than an annoyance.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh well good luck finding them


and i don't pay attention to dotted I's so no I would not know you don't use them^^
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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and i don't pay attention to dotted I's so no I would not know you don't use them^^

He means that he capitalizes appropriately.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that^^
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my opinion, I doubt we can find the original author of the chain message, unless he/she brags about it or something. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you talking about the original person who created that or the person who posted that? I would think that the person who posted that is the person who created it because it's doltish. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what the heck are you talking about dark Angel of light?

i recieced one of those from someone else

and they recieved it from a possible suspect

so don't go blaming me~~
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not you... I read about what Strata's talking about in the Random. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whats in random?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The person who I think started the "Milkshakes" crap.

Understand it now?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i meant who and what thread^^
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of what purpose do you need to know? It's somewhere in the recent random. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh no reason just curious

cuse one should not accuse someone without proof^^
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not accusing here. I believe they started it in the random, but I don't know if they started it themselves or from another.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is also the possibility that some one saw the idea and went with it to be a smart ass, and may actually have nothing to do with the original person who posted it on the forum.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark_Angel_Of_Light wrote:
I am not accusing here. I believe they started it in the random, but I don't know if they started it themselves or from another.


well okay but it might be them it might not

thing is one can not be sure^^
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