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carreau
Carreau  (Level: 236.7 - Posts: 140)
Sat, 27th Jan '07 9:31 AM

SELF-PROMOTION

Is is considered good form to send messages asking people to take your quiz? This strikes me as being right up there with junk email and political phonecalls.

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sat, 27th Jan '07 9:45 AM

I wouldn't be offended if I received a PM from someone whose quizzes I had taken and liked in the past; imagining I had sent them positive notes, maybe with requests for more like it.

If they wrote more like it they could send me a PM telling me a new one was live that I might enjoy.

But getting notes from "strangers", advertising random quizzes, would feel like spam.

markied
Markied  (Level: 30.9 - Posts: 109)
Sat, 27th Jan '07 9:48 AM

Well i've had more than a few "spams" in the last fews days..The last 1, I just threw in my blocked bin..

baggiob
Baggiob  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 888)
Sat, 27th Jan '07 9:54 AM

I got one this morning and I didn't take it

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 28th Jan '07 9:50 AM

It's only January and have I sided with my friend Bag, again on this one. Go figure. Say no to SPAM (both kinds).

swiper
Swiper  (Level: 146.2 - Posts: 874)
Sun, 28th Jan '07 9:54 AM

Fenix, You're getting to be a softy!

violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Sun, 28th Jan '07 7:19 PM

I had one of these messages today.



lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Sun, 28th Jan '07 10:06 PM

I did as well.. this morning before the shut down.

Is sploofspam acceptable?.. this is the first one I've received on this site but I don't think I'd like to see that trend start - a mailbox full of "please take my quiz" would be very annoying.

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.2 - Posts: 5484)
Sun, 28th Jan '07 10:11 PM

I usual send a message after I have taken a quiz by someone who has written a quiz like mine. I don't think that is self-promotion. But I do see where you all are coming from tho.
Vickie

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.4 - Posts: 2770)
Mon, 29th Jan '07 3:55 AM

I seem to remember that some time last year Sploofus enabled a facility to allow just this. We were flooded with spam and - I thought - the facility was turned off.

Maybe this resurgence (which I've also received) is home-grown?

I don't like it.

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.2 - Posts: 3300)
Mon, 29th Jan '07 7:07 AM

I also got the spam self promotion message. If I had been about to take that quiz, I wouldn't have, just because of that message. There is a difference between sending a message to a friend about a quiz you are proud of, or a quiz you know they are going to like, and sending a broadcast message to the world about a quiz. I think wide scale self-promotion is ugly.

Alice

carreau
Carreau  (Level: 236.7 - Posts: 140)
Sat, 3rd Feb '07 1:25 PM

I'm still getting messages like this:

brunosexy77 wrote:
If you come by to this quiz and would like to try it well I'll be happy and please let me know what you think. Thanks you. Take my quiz: Zoya - Danielle Steel



lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Sat, 3rd Feb '07 2:06 PM

A number of us are getting that one today.. i've blocked her. Imagine of all of us were doing that?

pocahontas1951
Pocahontas1951  (Level: 55.4 - Posts: 172)
Sat, 3rd Feb '07 2:16 PM

I also received this message today. Maybe it is not considered bad manners in Malta. I just deleted it and hope this won't be a trend.

vettage
Vettage  (Level: 41.0 - Posts: 241)
Sat, 3rd Feb '07 2:18 PM

I blocked her also. While I have nothing against brunosexy,...let's face one simple fact. As a 44 year old male I have never, nor do I intend to in the near future, read Danielle Steele. Hence, my taking that quiz would simply be a one-sided affair.

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Sat, 3rd Feb '07 2:18 PM

It has been a trend of late, Pocahontas... which made it annoying.


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