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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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nicosian
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.....)

robertsloan2
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.
anniefancy
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!
robertsloan2
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.
elialshadowpine
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.
robertsloan2
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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