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Who Am I Really
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One of your fellow TechRepublic members has sent you a private message:

From: QASIMARA
Subject: G-Man
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What's with your online contact G-Man talking about train wrecks in a heated discussion about 4G marketing ploys online today? Can you speak for him? If not, I'd please strongly suggest you cut the connection you have with him or get him to take back what he typed.

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A> I don't have any contacts
B> only a couple of members have added me to their contact list
C> I wasn't here today, (before the email)
D> Nor can I find any discussion of the sort where I've posted
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is there a bug in the system redirecting PM's to the wrong address?
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    Jacky Howe

    as well and can't find the topic or the sender.

    From: QASIMARASubject: G-ManMessage: What's with your online contact G-Man talking about train wrecks in a heated discussion about 4G marketing ploys online today? Can you speak for him? If not, I'd please strongly suggest you cut the connection you have with him or get him to take back what he typed.

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    JamesRL

    Did you get your feet wet?

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    Jacky Howe

    thanks. But my heart goes out to the families that have lost loved ones. We have had a terrible time over here with the floods and its not over yet.

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    OH Smeg

    One of those who died was found 80 K that's 50 Miles for those not aware of what Metric means away from where they disappeared in the water.

    That's one **** of a downpour to cause something like that to happen.

    Col

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    JamesRL

    But I have some first hand knowledge. Thats pretty darned far.

    When I was in grade 9, one of my school mates for three years, did something tragically stupid. He lived near a dam in the river that went through the city, and eventually to a place near my house in the country.

    It was April and due to the snow melt the river was very high and fast. He decided to run the dam in a rubber boat. Now I've seen canoists run over the dam in mid summer when the water is slow and much lower. But I wouldn't even put my canoe in the water for weeks after, just too fast (unless you are a whitewater expert). He and a friend put a small cheap rubber boat in the water above the dam and went over. The boat flipped and they were pulled under. No life jackets.

    They were not found till a week later, when the river levels lowered and things slowed. They were found by one of my neighbours, near my house. We lived on a section after an oxbow, which slows down the current alot. Total distance by river, probably 6 or 7 kilometres. My younger brother who was about 10 at the time saw something in the water, but as soon as the neighbour recognized what it was, he forced him to get away from the riverbank.

    My heart goes out to those who have lost someone in the flood.

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    Jacky Howe

    and a lot more stories unfolding as time goes by. All of this water from up here will inundate a couple of states to our south.

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    OH Smeg

    We can not afford it. If we get hit by a Cyclone or Monsoon we could be in a far worse position than we have already been.

    At least those down south are getting a lot of warning, not that that helps much.

    Col

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    JamesRL

    G-Man has you listed as a contact.

    And G-Man did "diss" someone who dissed someone in a thread about 4G networks/AT&T and T-Mobile.

    But what a bizarre email. I don't think any people here can speak for me, and I've met many in person (some more than once). Nor would I expect any of my contacts to try to censor me or get me to retract a post, especially something so innocuous.

    I will admit I sometimes find G-Man abrasive, but in this case he was mirroring the behaviour of the person he replied to.

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    Who Am I Really

    but I have no contacts
    and when I look into my profile it doesn't list anyone who has added me

    the only indication I have when someone has added me is the "my updates" section:
    "xyz has added you as a contact"

    but when 7 days have past, that notification vanishes and there's no indication in my profile as to who has me as a contact


    because, I wasn't involved in the discussion,
    looks like maybe a case of profile trolling
    (x_x)

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    JamesRL

    Tammy can tell which member has sent these emails. To me this borders on harassment which clearly contravenes the terms of use of this site. Should be good for a warning.

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    santeewelding

    Appears to be a member of other site forums, too, where the most salacious comment I could find (Wikipedia) was, "Hi".

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    Who Am I Really

    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=7361&tag=content;leftCol

    but no visible participation / posts
    from the sender of the weird email

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    JamesRL

    That there is only one person that G Man dissed in that email, and that Qasimara is hiding behind a pre-existing nom de plume.

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    OH Smeg

    I didn't get one of those. :^0

    Here as you where not on line I'm assuming that someone most likely G Man has added you as a Contact or someone else who was involved in that thread that may have sort of agreed with the G Man has been targeted by someone upset, Peeved Off or whatever.

    But from the Sentence Construction I think you'll find that Qasimara isn't a English Speaker or at the very least isn't a person with English as a Primary Language.

    It's close but not quite right.

    Personally I would ignore it but that is maybe just me.

    I don't feed the Trolls unless I want some light relief and a laugh.

    Col

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    Who Am I Really

    I just shine a flashlight under the bridge occasionally

    I wasn't participatin' in the thread
    so I didn't respond to the email

    yes G-Man added me to his list
    as James mentioned above

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    seanferd

    I just accidentally added you to my contacts page.


    :0

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    Who Am I Really

    how did that happen?

    Better that than:
    "Ooops! I just reported yer post"

    Are you sure you weren't just looking for a thumb?

    cheers

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    If

    seanferd

    I can get a thumb for being a smartass to a third party, what the hey, I'll take it. :^0

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    OH Smeg

    :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd

    You should be really happy now.

    Col

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    Who Am I Really

    that's what it looks like

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    Who Am I Really

    that adding to contacts is being a smartass?

    when someone calls me by that title
    I always say:

    Better than a dumbass
    or
    Better than a jackass

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    santeewelding

    Being, as you are, among friends.

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    brandons

    This is a bug in the site. The private message feature should only be available when two users are both following each other. Unfortunately, what appears to be happening is that as soon as someone starts following you as a contact, they are able to private message you.

    We will work to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.

    As a temporary workaround, you can disable private messaging by:
    - Go to Preferences, http://www.techrepublic.com/members/preferences/
    - Check "No" under the Contact Permissions section
    - Save your changes.

    Once again, thank you for reporting this issue and we appreciate your patience while we work to resolve it.

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    brandons

    Thank you again for bringing this bug to our attention. The fix has deployed live and this should no longer be an issue for our users. Now, in order to send/receive private messages, both users must be following each other.

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    Jacky Howe

    as well and can't find the topic or the sender.

    From: QASIMARASubject: G-ManMessage: What's with your online contact G-Man talking about train wrecks in a heated discussion about 4G marketing ploys online today? Can you speak for him? If not, I'd please strongly suggest you cut the connection you have with him or get him to take back what he typed.

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    JamesRL

    Did you get your feet wet?

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    0 Votes
    Jacky Howe

    thanks. But my heart goes out to the families that have lost loved ones. We have had a terrible time over here with the floods and its not over yet.

    +
    0 Votes
    OH Smeg

    One of those who died was found 80 K that's 50 Miles for those not aware of what Metric means away from where they disappeared in the water.

    That's one **** of a downpour to cause something like that to happen.

    Col

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    JamesRL

    But I have some first hand knowledge. Thats pretty darned far.

    When I was in grade 9, one of my school mates for three years, did something tragically stupid. He lived near a dam in the river that went through the city, and eventually to a place near my house in the country.

    It was April and due to the snow melt the river was very high and fast. He decided to run the dam in a rubber boat. Now I've seen canoists run over the dam in mid summer when the water is slow and much lower. But I wouldn't even put my canoe in the water for weeks after, just too fast (unless you are a whitewater expert). He and a friend put a small cheap rubber boat in the water above the dam and went over. The boat flipped and they were pulled under. No life jackets.

    They were not found till a week later, when the river levels lowered and things slowed. They were found by one of my neighbours, near my house. We lived on a section after an oxbow, which slows down the current alot. Total distance by river, probably 6 or 7 kilometres. My younger brother who was about 10 at the time saw something in the water, but as soon as the neighbour recognized what it was, he forced him to get away from the riverbank.

    My heart goes out to those who have lost someone in the flood.

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    Jacky Howe

    and a lot more stories unfolding as time goes by. All of this water from up here will inundate a couple of states to our south.

    +
    0 Votes
    OH Smeg

    We can not afford it. If we get hit by a Cyclone or Monsoon we could be in a far worse position than we have already been.

    At least those down south are getting a lot of warning, not that that helps much.

    Col

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    JamesRL

    G-Man has you listed as a contact.

    And G-Man did "diss" someone who dissed someone in a thread about 4G networks/AT&T and T-Mobile.

    But what a bizarre email. I don't think any people here can speak for me, and I've met many in person (some more than once). Nor would I expect any of my contacts to try to censor me or get me to retract a post, especially something so innocuous.

    I will admit I sometimes find G-Man abrasive, but in this case he was mirroring the behaviour of the person he replied to.

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    Who Am I Really

    but I have no contacts
    and when I look into my profile it doesn't list anyone who has added me

    the only indication I have when someone has added me is the "my updates" section:
    "xyz has added you as a contact"

    but when 7 days have past, that notification vanishes and there's no indication in my profile as to who has me as a contact


    because, I wasn't involved in the discussion,
    looks like maybe a case of profile trolling
    (x_x)

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    JamesRL

    Tammy can tell which member has sent these emails. To me this borders on harassment which clearly contravenes the terms of use of this site. Should be good for a warning.

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    santeewelding

    Appears to be a member of other site forums, too, where the most salacious comment I could find (Wikipedia) was, "Hi".

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    Who Am I Really

    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=7361&tag=content;leftCol

    but no visible participation / posts
    from the sender of the weird email

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    JamesRL

    That there is only one person that G Man dissed in that email, and that Qasimara is hiding behind a pre-existing nom de plume.

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    OH Smeg

    I didn't get one of those. :^0

    Here as you where not on line I'm assuming that someone most likely G Man has added you as a Contact or someone else who was involved in that thread that may have sort of agreed with the G Man has been targeted by someone upset, Peeved Off or whatever.

    But from the Sentence Construction I think you'll find that Qasimara isn't a English Speaker or at the very least isn't a person with English as a Primary Language.

    It's close but not quite right.

    Personally I would ignore it but that is maybe just me.

    I don't feed the Trolls unless I want some light relief and a laugh.

    Col

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    Who Am I Really

    I just shine a flashlight under the bridge occasionally

    I wasn't participatin' in the thread
    so I didn't respond to the email

    yes G-Man added me to his list
    as James mentioned above

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    seanferd

    I just accidentally added you to my contacts page.


    :0

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    Who Am I Really

    how did that happen?

    Better that than:
    "Ooops! I just reported yer post"

    Are you sure you weren't just looking for a thumb?

    cheers

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    If

    seanferd

    I can get a thumb for being a smartass to a third party, what the hey, I'll take it. :^0

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    OH Smeg

    :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd :-bd

    You should be really happy now.

    Col

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    Who Am I Really

    that's what it looks like

    +
    0 Votes
    Who Am I Really

    that adding to contacts is being a smartass?

    when someone calls me by that title
    I always say:

    Better than a dumbass
    or
    Better than a jackass

    +
    0 Votes
    santeewelding

    Being, as you are, among friends.

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    2 Votes
    brandons

    This is a bug in the site. The private message feature should only be available when two users are both following each other. Unfortunately, what appears to be happening is that as soon as someone starts following you as a contact, they are able to private message you.

    We will work to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.

    As a temporary workaround, you can disable private messaging by:
    - Go to Preferences, http://www.techrepublic.com/members/preferences/
    - Check "No" under the Contact Permissions section
    - Save your changes.

    Once again, thank you for reporting this issue and we appreciate your patience while we work to resolve it.

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    1 Votes
    brandons

    Thank you again for bringing this bug to our attention. The fix has deployed live and this should no longer be an issue for our users. Now, in order to send/receive private messages, both users must be following each other.