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MAJOR APOLOGY for accidental spam. I answered what didn't quite read like that and sounded like a friend invitation on a social network, ala Twitter or Facebook. The name was too much like a real friend. I was trying to accept that or at least check the profile to see if it was someone I knew when I hit the wrong key and it sent this spam everywhere -- even to things like Amazon or the LJ support? Yeesh.

It's not a virus and I did not mean to do it. I have unsubscribed Bebo and I am not willing to use that network since it tricked me into spam. Avoid Bebo. If you want to social-network with me, try Twitter where I have been connecting with ebay friends and others who can't find my other stuff, or here, or SFFmuse, or come to my site or something. I even occasionally check MySpace if someone sends a message.

But no Bebo. That slimy trick just made their entire site worthless to me.
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Feb. 2nd, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
ah, it's alright. Some places are wickedly sneaky and it happens.

( don't be too upset, I myself figured that was what happened anyway. I looked at it and went, hmmm seems odd.....)

Feb. 2nd, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
I don't usually get caught by those things though. It was so sneaky that it drove me up the wall. I didn't do that on any of the ones I signed up on for real, finding out that the invite came from a porno-bimbo was just the last straw.

Purr thanks for understanding.
Feb. 2nd, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
Hi Robert:

No problem. I totally understand accidental e-mails and accidental spams.

Not too long ago I had a case of what my husband calls "spastic clicking" and couldn't believe I'd sent a personal e-mail that I'd intended for one friend, to a totally different friend. :o0 AUCK!
Feb. 2nd, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It was particularly annoying once I found out what the text was. I never send links to people with some stupid coy "I think you might like this" and nothing about what it is. If I had sent it for real it'd read something like "Hi, this is another social network I just joined, see if you like it." Make it clear that's what it's about so you can skip it if you don't want any more timewasters.
Feb. 2nd, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
Eh, no worries.

One of the reading sites did that awhile back... I think it was Shelfari... and I had about 20 invites in my e-mail from people that got tricked by it. That was a bit annoying, and then seeing the LJ posts (much like this one) pretty much decided me not to use it, lol.
Feb. 2nd, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
That policy can seriously backfire. Especially the way Bebo did it, when the invite doesn't even say what it is. Kitten invited me to SHelfari and I didn't get or send any other invites -- but don't participate either, since I don't spend much time talking about what I've read any more.
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