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Random Encounters => Site News => Topic started by: Ultimatum on July 03, 2008, 01:45:28 pm

Title: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: Ultimatum on July 03, 2008, 01:45:28 pm
I resently received this
(http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll72/George_b_P/no-1.jpg)
Gamingsteve was the only place where I used this user name,so how is it that it ended up on their mailing list?
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: Daxx on July 03, 2008, 01:46:21 pm
Spiders sometimes trawl the net looking for email addresses. If you put your email address visible it's entirely possible you got indexed.
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: PatMan33 on July 03, 2008, 01:51:06 pm
It's nothing major anyway, you don't need to worry about anything.
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: Ultimatum on July 03, 2008, 02:06:45 pm
I don't have it currently visable so the spiders can't of obtained simplely by seeing,note the fact that i just edited my opening post to remove my email.
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: LadyM on July 03, 2008, 02:32:56 pm
Spiders are always crawling through here. If your worried about your email being sold to anyone, it's not. Not by Gaming Steve. It was probably picked up somehow, maybe in a post.
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: DarkDragon on July 04, 2008, 04:12:18 pm
Spy(der) sapping your account? :o
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: Gungnir on July 04, 2008, 07:20:52 pm
I got the same email, addressed to Gungnir.

I use Gungnir everywhere, but since you got one too, I guess they were here.

Oh well, I don't really care, I'll just delete it.
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: LadyM on July 05, 2008, 05:16:57 am
I didn't get it. Actually I don't get much spam considering how much my email is out there.
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: Gauphastus on July 05, 2008, 12:03:15 pm
Damn, I want an email from this Gladiatus fellow. He sounds mighty.
You guys just can't appreciate a good adventure.
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: PatMan33 on July 05, 2008, 12:04:13 pm
How about those emails from that African prince? He sounds like good people AND he wants to give his fortune to me!
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: Gauphastus on July 05, 2008, 12:14:56 pm
Or the British National Lottery!
I win that damn thing like every two days.
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: Yuu on July 05, 2008, 11:59:20 pm
So I wasn't the only one getting those things.
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: Kaizer on July 26, 2008, 10:38:33 pm
I have the same curse as my father everyday I get around 300-400 spam mail...but I haven't seen this gladiatus makes me sad. Usually I send them a reply with a "special" thank you note.
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: Daxx on July 27, 2008, 02:31:13 am
Usually I send them a reply

This is why you have 3-400 spam emails a day.
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: Kaizer on July 27, 2008, 07:00:46 am
and it doesn't bother me since I have multiple E-mail accounts so I just wait till I hit 500 per day then go off and get my other account  :)
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: Insani99999 on August 20, 2008, 10:28:41 pm
Guys..... to avoid it, dont say
giz@yahoo.com

say

giz /at\ yahoo /dot\ com
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: Doctor Z on August 20, 2008, 11:00:37 pm
Ah mai, wha's this durn new tin'? This be trick'ry, ain' it?

Ah mai, thi'll fool dem durn spambat, aye?

YEEE-HAW!

Yea, I don't that'll work.
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: PatMan33 on August 21, 2008, 09:00:44 am
Actually that won't work. The forum software will turn your "/at\" and "/dot\" back into the appropriate symbols. It does the same thing to "at" and "dot". Most other things get changed as well. Seriously, I typed in PatMan33pieGmailcartcom and it changed it back.
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: omegatripod on October 01, 2008, 11:23:03 am
Meh. Gladiatus is an online game, but it's the lame kind because it has NO ACTION OR GRAPHICS WHATSOEVER. :P Gladiatus is an awful game. Do not play it. Seriously.
Title: Re: Anyone care to explain this?
Post by: gec05 on October 02, 2008, 02:05:02 pm
Thanks for the advice omega, but I don't think that was Ultimatum's interest in the first place.

That's why I keep my email hidden from public. If someone I know asks for it I give it to them.