SInce when has wrongplanet become a pick-up site?

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therange
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25 Feb 2010, 11:50 am

I got a private message from a gay guy saying that I'm really cute and giving me several ways to contact him. I didn't sign up for this sh*t. That's what craigslist is for.



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25 Feb 2010, 11:53 am

haha. Didn't you know the whole internet is a pick-up site? Just ignore his message and move on.



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25 Feb 2010, 11:54 am

Probably just a troll. Just ignore it.



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25 Feb 2010, 11:56 am

I had something similar happen to me. Remember some people here don't understand boundaries. Just ignore it or say no I'm not interested. You meet all sorts of people when you open yourself up to a forum. I think it is only to be expected.



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25 Feb 2010, 11:57 am

It's called a spambot, those links would be phishing or something.



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25 Feb 2010, 12:04 pm

Contact a moderator with the information, therange - complaining in the forums does no good, and does not communicate that there is a problem unless one of us stumbles over the thread.


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25 Feb 2010, 12:06 pm

Will do next time, M.



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25 Feb 2010, 12:47 pm

therange wrote:
Will do next time, M.


I still need their information to make sure it doesn't happen to others; please send it to me in a PM.


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25 Feb 2010, 4:34 pm

Is flirting against the rules here? Or is the PM that was wrong? I'd like to know before I make the same mistake.



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25 Feb 2010, 5:10 pm

If he won't leave you alone tell the mod
and tell the bother guy to go eat a booger.


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25 Feb 2010, 5:26 pm

OccamsIndecision wrote:
Is flirting against the rules here? Or is the PM that was wrong? I'd like to know before I make the same mistake.


Flirting is not against the rules; solicitation is frowned upon, as is harassment. If one receives spam, the best thing to do is contact a moderator. If it is an individual, the first thing that needs to happen is the person receiving the message needs to express clearly that they do not wish to be contacted further, at which point if there are further instances the moderation team may be able to handle it as harassment.


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25 Feb 2010, 5:33 pm

Flirting might not be against the rules but it probably makes people feel uncomfortable.



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25 Feb 2010, 8:49 pm

^Depends on if they're looking, or not. I don't see anything wrong with flirting, as long as the 'flirter', know's enough to recognize when it isn't appreciated. As for the onlookers...tough crap. Flirting is a part of life, deal with it. :P


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