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#1 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 9:04 am

Sometime in the middle of the night last night, a spammer from a "competing" deal site (and I use that term very loosely - the site is not really competition because it is so bad, lol) sent hundreds of PMs to our users advertising for their site. Thanks to PMs from many of you, this idiot has been banned and their site has been blocked from being posted or PMed here on the forum. If this should ever happen again, please don't hesitate to PM me immediately. With Black Friday approaching once again, it is an unfortunate fact that things like this will happen with a site as popular as GottaDeal. I apologize for the inconvenience receiving these PMs may have caused. I have contacted the major affiliate programs asking that this person be terminated for these obvious breaches of the affiliate terms of service, so hopefully this little immature stunt ends up costing them big time where it hurts the most.

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 9:14 am

:yelclap: :clapping: thanks Brad!

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 9:28 am

Thank you Brad for your quick action on this guy:gdthums: ..Gosh the nerve..

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 9:37 am

Thanks Brad for keeping this site a good and honest deal site. I can't stand when those pesky spammers show up. Keep up the great work and thanks for all you do!
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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 9:39 am

Thanks Brad!!! Even though I never received the PM. :)

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 9:40 am

Thanks Brad! Did he really think he would get away with it? Not!

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 9:54 am

Thanks Brad!! Even though I wasn't targeted. *sigh* left out again. ;)

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 10:08 am

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 10:21 am

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 10:30 am

You go Brad!

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 12:04 pm

Thanks Brad, I got a couple of those messages.

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 12:21 pm

thanks Brad, you are amazing. I bet you woke up to a TON of PMs this morning@
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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 12:33 pm

i was wondering who those PM's were from. i quickly realized it was nothing of interest to me, lol. thanks brad!

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 12:56 pm

I did get one... Thanks Brad for thw quick response

#15 Christy Garner  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 1:08 pm

Didn't get one but thanks for watching over us.

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 2:45 pm

Lucky me, I got one too :no: Thanks Brad

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 4:37 pm

thanks brad, i got one to. that was annoying.

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 6:34 pm

Thanks I deleted it without reading it..not worth my valuable GD time..lol:)

#19 shopping mom  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jul 20, 2007 - 8:04 pm

Thanks I deleted it without reading it..not worth my valuable GD time..lol:)


How do you that? I haven't opened it but I just want it gone!!

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Posted Aug 1, 2007 - 11:12 am

didn't get one , so thanks brad ,
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#21 jeninpa  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 3, 2007 - 7:48 pm

How rude! Hopefully they do get in some big trouble for trying to "advertise" here,lol.
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Posted Aug 3, 2007 - 7:49 pm

How rude! Hopefully they do get in some big trouble for trying to "advertise" here,lol.


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#23 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 31, 2007 - 2:34 pm

It appears that another new member may have sent unsolicited PMs to some of you. They have been banned, so please disregard their messages. Thanks.

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Posted Aug 31, 2007 - 2:48 pm

Don't spare the ban hammer! Sick 'em! :D

#25 DramaQueenLucy  OFFLINE  

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Posted Aug 31, 2007 - 8:24 pm

Thanks for the warning...just who the heck do they think thay are playing with when we have the ban hammer!!



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