4 PM's not spam, but not for me

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Re: 4 PM's not spam, but not for me

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On the bright side...
It's nice to see some sleepers surface, even if they immediately go back to sleep again :D
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Re: 4 PM's not spam, but not for me

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Kontakte wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:42 pm Seriously, its just spam? Wtf?

Not spam. Just a small user error which accidentally sent a PM to every member rather than one specific person. And then those with the preference set also received an email... and more emails when some replied to the original PM.

It wasn't malicious and it wasn't a hack. Its just an embarrassing mishap.

Shouldn't allow a feature to contact every member.

The feature is there for legitimate admin purposes, but it shouldn't have been accessible to ordinary forum members. None of us realised it was accessible, and it is being investigated and will be fixed.

So, apologies for the inconvenience. It will be fixed as soon as possible, but there may be some echoes through the weekend as others find and report it!
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Re: 4 PM's not spam, but not for me

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fm_xtk wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:25 pm I have also received those messages and am glad to they are not spam and nobody's been hacked.

This ^^^. :)

Hanlon's razor again. ;)
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Re: 4 PM's not spam, but not for me

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I got 13!
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Re: 4 PM's not spam, but not for me

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I'm getting them as well. Nice to feel wanted by such luminaries, but can't offer much on the subject in question I'm afraid :think:
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Re: 4 PM's not spam, but not for me

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For those who are wondering, the t rex spin doctor takes 2.5 amps of 12 volt DC tip negative!
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Re: 4 PM's not spam, but not for me

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Great - I can sleep easy now. Might want to reply-all with that info…
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Re: 4 PM's not spam, but not for me

Post by Tomás Mulcahy »

Martin Walker wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:58 pm
Tomás Mulcahy wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:48 pm OK but can we still be friends? :P

Of course we can Tomás - thanks for your understanding ;)

Martin

And you put in the fada- a true friend :P ! And a huge welcome to all the posters here with 80 posts or less!!
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Re: 4 PM's not spam, but not for me

Post by Luke W »

OneWorld wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:27 pm
I thought I'd become popular all of a sudden!

Yep, it had me as well :lol:
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Re: 4 PM's not spam, but not for me

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I only got the original four emails. Now I'm feeling unloved :cry:

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Re: 4 PM's not spam, but not for me

Post by James Lehmann »

blinddrew wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:00 pmHanlon's Razor again.

I had to Google this and I learned what Hanlon's Razor is today.

A most excellent and useful concept, thank you!

Just goes to show that out of every disaster comes a learning opportunity. :thumbup:

Still a bit baffled as to how it's accidentally possible to click on 'Create New Private Message" and then add both lists of all 'Registered Members' and all 'Moderators' into the recipient field and then click 'Send'. But hey, my Mac updates itself overnight even when switched off these days so who knows what kind of mischief our machines get up to when we're asleep.
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Re: 4 PM's not spam, but not for me

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I had thirteen pm's this morning, all from different people, about the same subject, a T-Rex pedal, very strange, definitely not finger trouble.
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