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Subject: Spam PMs???
Date Posted: 6/29/2010 11:04 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2009
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Yesterday I got a PM from a fairly new member saying that they just wanted to put themself out there and asked me to check out their bookshelf. Are we allowed to to this?  Isn't this why we have the book bazaar?

Date Posted: 6/29/2010 12:05 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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I might just PM them back and let them know that most members will not appreciate getting a message like that, and that there are better (less annoying) ways to advertise their shelf.

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Date Posted: 6/29/2010 12:16 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Yuppers, she will want to find other methods to 'put herself out there' because some members get very cranky over receiving spam pm's.

Date Posted: 6/29/2010 7:44 PM ET
Member Since: 10/23/2005
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I would have PMed them back quickly to let them know that is not the way things are done here. Because beside from the PM you received, how many more did they send. And who else did they send one to that will think it is a great idea. Next thing you know they are PMing about their shelves too, because "someone else did it, I thought is was a good idea".

Date Posted: 6/29/2010 9:20 PM ET
Member Since: 5/24/2010
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I got an email like that right when I joined last month too.

Date Posted: 6/30/2010 4:40 AM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2006
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When you first join, you will get one or two PM's from your Tour Guide.  Tour Guides are members who volunteer to help new members with any questions they may have about the site.

We have to send you PM's out of the blue when you first join, otherwise you wouldn't know we were there to help you!  :)