Hey New Folks! Are you getting PM spam?

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Why post irrelevantly? You've been a member for over four years. One post a month would have gotten you almost to the crit threshold.

Not the kind of posts nelehjr has been making.

I'm not really enthused about members attempting to game the system to exploit the community.
 

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Hmm...I actually got a few of those. They were mostly messages of welcome and do's and dont's . They seemed harmless so I initially thought nothing of them.
 

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Hmm...I actually got a few of those. They were mostly messages of welcome and do's and dont's . They seemed harmless so I initially thought nothing of them.

Those are automated PMs from the owner of the site, MacAllister.

This thread is about attempts from someone who has been repeatedly banned from multiple writing forums under multiple usernames.

First - welcome to AW!

Second - I'm getting reports from new members about receiving PM spam soon after you've registered, with a link to a different online writers forum.

We do not endorse or recommend the spam-linked forum, and the messages are absolutely not being sent with our agreement, cooperation, or permission. We keep banning the persistent sockpuppet spammers, but they sneak back in via proxies.

If you've received one of these messages, please just forward it to me and I'll joyfully punt the spammers.

Thank you!
 

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