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Old 01-20-08, 01:13 PM
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AIM spam from a member?

So I just had an interesting chat with a character who started out with lots of flattery, then pimped his forums a lot and tried to convince me to join. Looking through Google I found his screen name has been used for lots of other forum pimping. He told me his user name on the DVD Talk forums was Ilmago but I have not found a single post by him and thus no profile on him whatsoever.

MaJin TrUNks925 (9:43:47 AM): hey there
MaJin TrUNks925 (9:43:54 AM): i am from dvd talk forums
MaJin TrUNks925 (9:43:58 AM): how are you today?
RequiemInADream1 (9:54:57 AM): hey man
RequiemInADream1 (9:55:11 AM): sorry AIM never popped up to let me know you imed me
RequiemInADream1 (9:55:15 AM): i'm fine
RequiemInADream1 (9:55:16 AM): yourself?
MaJin TrUNks925 (9:55:49 AM): i am well ty
MaJin TrUNks925 (9:55:55 AM): sorry to bother u
MaJin TrUNks925 (9:55:59 AM): but i need ur help
RequiemInADream1 (9:56:05 AM): no bother, whats up
MaJin TrUNks925 (9:56:16 AM): now I know i am not sure how u going to react to this, but hopefully it will be positive
RequiemInADream1 (9:56:35 AM): o_O
MaJin TrUNks925 (9:57:08 AM): I have these forums and I'm trying to improve my movie/tv section, now ur a great knowledgable member on dvd talk, and having a member like you would be amazing, posting new topics and replies. I'm sure if you give the forums a chance you'll actually enjoy them.

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RequiemInADream1 (9:57:59 AM): Hmm
MaJin TrUNks925 (9:58:15 AM): i know i am taking a big chance in asking you this
MaJin TrUNks925 (9:58:20 AM): but i'd love to have a member like u
MaJin TrUNks925 (9:58:27 AM): u'd be a awesome addition
RequiemInADream1 (9:58:29 AM): hah
MaJin TrUNks925 (9:58:39 AM): its true
RequiemInADream1 (9:59:11 AM): Well I'll check it out... I don't know what I could possibly add though. What made you seek me out?
MaJin TrUNks925 (9:59:51 AM): well i've been reading some of ur replies and such, and u impress me, that's why i've decided to contact you
RequiemInADream1 (10:00:08 AM): Well I do have awesome replies
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:00:21 AM): i'd just like you to join and post new topics and replies in the sections you(especially movie and tv)
RequiemInADream1 (10:01:22 AM): Flattery gets you everywhere... haha Well I'll check it out... Honestly I don't think it'll become part of my forum repitoire, but i'll try and drop in and out.
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:01:40 AM): well if you post a few here and there
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:01:47 AM): when you have the chance that would be awesome
RequiemInADream1 (10:01:57 AM): What do you get out of it?
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:02:05 AM): a great member
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:03:04 AM): so can i count you in
RequiemInADream1 (10:03:25 AM): How many forums do you own?
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:03:34 AM): 1
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:03:41 AM): 2 sorry
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:03:47 AM): i co-own a bball forum
RequiemInADream1 (10:03:53 AM): which one is that?
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:04:03 AM): www..com
RequiemInADream1 (10:05:07 AM): and what about http://www./forum/index.php ?
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:05:21 AM): yeah my old forum
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:05:23 AM): we merged
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:06:01 AM): with gf
RequiemInADream1 (10:06:07 AM): uh huh
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:06:13 AM): what?
RequiemInADream1 (10:06:51 AM): I dunno, little shady... Most forum owners don't solitct like you have
RequiemInADream1 (10:07:29 AM): Whats your user name on DVD Talk?
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:07:36 AM): Ilmago
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:07:46 AM): so i guess u wont join
RequiemInADream1 (10:08:02 AM): i'm looking into it
RequiemInADream1 (10:08:46 AM): Thanks for lettin me know about your forum... Imma have to look into it some more
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:09:16 AM): thanks for your time and patience, and i'm hopeful i'll see you posting on my forums really soon
RequiemInADream1 (10:09:21 AM): see ya around
MaJin TrUNks925 (10:09:25 AM): yah

So is there anything that can be done about something like this?

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Old 01-20-08, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by CKMorpheus
So is there anything that can be done about something like this?
Yes.
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Old 01-22-08, 01:11 PM
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MaJin TrUNks925 (9:59:51 AM): well i've been reading some of ur replies and such, and u impress me, that's why i've decided to contact you
RequiemInADream1 (10:00:08 AM): Well I do have awesome replies
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Old 01-26-08, 03:24 PM
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Yes.
What would that be? I've gotten the same thing from this person. I haven't interacted with them because I just happen to be away from my computer when they try to talk to me.
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Old 01-26-08, 09:34 PM
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I didn't get AIM from this spammer, but I did get the same post in a private message from him. His user name showed he was banned.
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Old 01-27-08, 12:47 AM
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It seems to me they shouldn't be able to PM after they're banned. So I banned his IP as well. But having your IM's in your profile makes it kind of hard to prevent someone from contacting you if they really want to.
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Old 01-27-08, 07:55 AM
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No spam for me. I guess I don't have impressive replies
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Old 01-27-08, 04:59 PM
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I just deleted my AIM user name from my profile so that this doesn't happen again.
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