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#1 Brad  ONLINE  

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Posted Jan 10, 2008 - 11:33 pm

We recently had someone register on the forum and PM some of our top deal/freebie/contest posters and try to get them to leave GD and post on some new site somewhere. This person has obviously been banned (as have his 3 other accounts). This is probably one of the lowest things someone can do on a forum like this. If you happen to receive a PM like this, please forward it to me ASAP so that we can deal with it. I doubt any of our great members would consider such a thing, but I'd like to take care of these idiots as soon as I can. Thanks :)

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Posted Jan 11, 2008 - 1:36 pm

Oh my gosh are you joking someone had the Ba..s to come here and try to get them to go over to a different board. Now that is low. I am glad that you were told about this.:mad:
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Posted Jan 11, 2008 - 3:21 pm

ok will do so.....

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Posted Jan 17, 2008 - 7:27 pm

Thanks Brad! No one can pry me away from my GottaDeal!!!:D
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Posted Jan 17, 2008 - 7:52 pm

OMG!!! I Won't leave here. Where can I sign up for the 12 step program. I can't stay away from this place. GottDeal Addict!!! :giggle:

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 5:20 am

I know this should be posted some where else. But I wanted as many eyes to see this as possible. This has been bugging me and someone else on the board. I will let her say her piece when she sees this post. Okay, here's the story! About 2 weeks ago someome PMed me and asked me to join another board and be a Mod because of all of the freebies I post. Honestly, it sounded good. I thought about it, checked the site out and joined. Well, he made me a Mod, but then told me I could not post on Gottadeal anymore. I told him hell no! I deleted the couple of post I had posted and that was that. My point is, these people, one being someone who used to post alot is stealing GD members and all of GD's post. I feel terrible about "going to the dark side"! But I want to know if these people can be stopped. They have took several members and are still doing it. Please don't be mad at me for thinking about taking a job offer. It sounded good. But there is no way I will ever posted being a member of GD's. I just figured I could be apart of both boards. This other board is taking all of MMM40's posts, word for word! That started this past week. I know she put alot of time in those posts! Is there anyway to block these people? Have anyone else been contacted to join? What can be done? And again, I want to say that I'm sorry for ever even thinking of it. But I am mad that this one person mainly, was a menber for a long time, posted many freebies and now is stealing everyone else's post! So what now?

Edited by jarerice, Jan 29, 2008 - 5:29 am.


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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 5:32 am

omg! that is sooooo not cool....... jaime, nothing wrong with wanting to do for others (being a mod and sharing those amazing freebies you come across). but having those restrictions is just wrong. i havent gotten one of those pm's, but if i do.....i wont be very nice in my response. thanks for giving us a heads up.
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#8 jarerice  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 5:32 am

I was contacted through PM on this board. I know there were other members too.

#9 jarerice  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 5:42 am

For all those PMing me, I have to get ready for work. I will check back in later. Jaime

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 6:34 am

I would of seen that as a nice oppurtunity too. Don't feel bad at all. Not all are ran as good as Gottadeal I guess.

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 6:38 am

If another site is copying posts from here, that's a copyright violation.

#12 ang625  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 6:52 am

what we post here in a "public forum" is considered "copyrighted"??
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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 6:55 am

I know this should be posted some where else. But I wanted as many eyes to see this as possible.

This has been bugging me and someone else on the board. I will let her say her piece when she sees this post.



I am the other person that was contacted by PM and asked to go to the other site I did go and check things out and yes was asked to be a Mod there but I didn't like how people had been PM'ed here for that site.

I was PM'ed by someone that I trusted here and asked for my e-mail so I gave it to them thinking that it is a referral for some freebie and was sent a link to the site so I checked it out and yeah I did post a few things over there but didn't like that the person that contacted me was continuing to PM other members here on GottaDeal...then that was it when I was told that I couldn't post here anymore....:no: I just can't do that!! I had seen that Jareice was there as well so I PM'ed her here and we talked about how to handle this....because I feel really bad about going over there at all and was embarassed....:blush:
So we had kept watching and waiting then we saw more and more people from GD over there so it was time to do something about it!!!

Once again I want to say sorry to GottaDeal!

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 6:57 am

can i be nosy and ask which member it is that is trying to leach off of GD???

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 7:00 am

can i be nosy and ask which member it is that is trying to leach off of GD???


I was wondering the same.

#16 lennon2004  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 7:02 am

Brad said something about this here.. http://forums.gottad...ead.php?t=98083

Forum drama..sigh.
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#17 DramaQueenLucy  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 7:02 am

I am not sure that I should say at this point we really just wanted y'all to be aware of what was happening...also we had been contacted by one member but there is another one who is the owner of this new site!

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 7:07 am

Brad said something about this here.. http://forums.gottad...ead.php?t=98083

Forum drama..sigh.


I didn't see that thread at all...ugh

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 7:08 am

I didn't see that thread at all...ugh


I never saw it either.

Should I feel slighted that I was never solicited for this? :cool:
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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 7:10 am

I wasn't either. Wahhh! JK. I don't have the time to post that much but I do slip in and out of here everyday when I have the time at work to do it.
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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 7:28 am

I was contacted to be a mod as well. I declined but, I did go on there to check everything out (it has been quite some time ago) but that was it for me. I haven't been back since.

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 7:44 am

I know I read about some people being contacted but I know I was not. I would never leave there is no place that could live up to what we have here at Gottadeal. The people are always will to post deals. They are always helpful if you have a question. Whoever ws posting to people needs to get a life and go back to where they came from.
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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 8:01 am

I was contacted about another board but I don't believe it was the same one. I am BAD about checking my PM, I have 8 unread now lol I never went so I am not sure what the board was like. I WAS NOT offered to be a mod or anything. Don't feel guitly for going, most people here would have if they didn't know it was going to try to "steal" GD's people and post! Heck we are here to SAVE money and maybe MAKE a little too...In my eyes you were just following a deal, you knew it was "wrong" and came back! Also I see the "Deals" posted here posted other places and vise versa so I am not sure there is anything you can do about that, BUT maybe the people PM FROM THIS BOARD should be banned?

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 8:17 am

Also I see the "Deals" posted here posted other places and vise versa so I am not sure there is anything you can do about that, BUT maybe the people PM FROM THIS BOARD should be banned?



That is why I posted my story in the hopes that the people doing this would be banned!

#25 Fishboysmom  OFFLINE  

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 8:22 am

I did get a pm from someone in the beginning of January asking me about the deals I post and if I worked for gottadeal? I just ignored it. They didn't ask me to turn to the dark side though. And I see that person is now banned.

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 8:27 am

Thanks for the heads up....I didn't know this was going on. Don't feel bad....we all are here to have some fun and share some deals. You didn't know you were doing anything wrong. The person to be mad at is the one sending all the PM's....they're just jealous of gottadeal.com! So now my noseyness (sp?) kicks in and I wonder who it is as well!

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 8:45 am

Uumm, the person that pm'd me isn't banned

#28 Brad  ONLINE  

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 9:43 am

Thanks for once again bringing this to our attention. Unlike the last time I posted about this, this time it was a long-time member doing this, which is even more pathetic. They have been banned, the site name has been blocked from being posted/PMed, and I am looking into what actions I'll be taken regarding the blatant theft of our content. As someone said, they are pretty much copying and pasting many posts here in an effort to build their site without having to post anything original. We're dealing with it. Oh, and just in case you are curious, this other site is not worth your time. It is poorly designed, and pretty much all the content is stolen from here, so there is no reason to check it out anyway, lol. And I doubt many of you would want to frequent a site run by such pathetic individuals as the ones who are running it :P

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 10:59 am

OMG this is awful. I am sorry to hear the bad experiences some of you had. I am soooo glad that you decide to stay with GottaDeal!!!! This place is the best!!!! :yup: :yup:

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Posted Jan 29, 2008 - 11:03 am

Uumm, the person that pm'd me isn't banned




Well, now they are




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