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garysgirl
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0 posted 01-10-2004 06:08 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

As noted in another thread, this is a letter I received in an e-mail. Of course, they are offering a book to buy with my poem in it.  LOL

So, ya'll be on the lookout for it. Okay?

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Hi!

I saw you poem "Grinning Like A Little Smilie" on http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum83/HTML/002023.html and I thought it to be wonderful. I was wondering if I could use this poem in a book I'm currently publishing for a girl that I'm dating. I unfortuantly can't pay you any royalties and since I use a print-on-demand publisher where I have to pay for my own copy of the book, I can't even give you a free copy. I'm only doing this for the girl I'm dating, but the book will be available to buy via cafepress if your interested. The book will also get an ISBN# since it's free to get one here in Sweden, but it will only be sold on the internetsite and the only people who will know about it are probably the poemauthors and their friends and family. The book will cost about $15-$20 and will be a perfectly bound book.

You will of course keep the copright of your poem, you will only give me the
right to publish it in this book.

If your interested please let me know what you want to be the title of the poem
and what you want to use as alias/name on the poem.

Sorry about my english, it's not my best language.

Best regards Marcus Johansson


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1 posted 01-10-2004 06:11 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

arrrgggg LOL what will they think of next....

by chance what was the title of the email? (the subject)

SCAM yes.....Id say so....

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2 posted 01-10-2004 07:11 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Ethel, I asked in your Q&A post, but will repeat here. At the bottom of the email, you should find the Username of the sender. Would you forward it to me, please?
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3 posted 01-10-2004 07:36 PM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

Ethel, I recieved an email just like this, myself.
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4 posted 01-10-2004 07:38 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Oh my goodness, Sue.

I sent the username to Ron, so he will get it stopped, I'm sure.
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5 posted 01-10-2004 07:40 PM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

One more thing! When I saw the email, my question was, how did he get my email address?
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6 posted 01-10-2004 07:44 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Easy. They trawl through email addresses at netpoets, if you're posted there, and through the email function here.
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He didn't get your email address, Sue. Not unless you actually responded to him.

Our server sent the email, not him. He registered, and as a Member was able to use the email forms to send the spam. Never made a post at all. Nor will he now.
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8 posted 01-10-2004 07:44 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Sue, people can click on the little icon at the top of any of our post and send us an e-mail. But, they can't get our e-mail address unless we send an e-mail back to them. So, the person didn't actually know our e-mail, from what I understand.
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9 posted 01-10-2004 07:45 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

LOL, I didn't see you and Alicat, Ron.
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10 posted 01-10-2004 08:02 PM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

I didn't respond to his email. I just ignored it. It sounded strange to me.
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11 posted 01-10-2004 08:17 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Yeah, me too. I asked Karilea about mine and never did respond to it either, so he doesn't have our e-mail address now.
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12 posted 01-10-2004 08:50 PM       View Profile for Michelle_loves_Mike   Email Michelle_loves_Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michelle_loves_Mike

thanks for the heads up.......
Michelle

I wish all could find the true happiness I have found,,in the eyes of Mike

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13 posted 01-15-2004 09:51 PM       View Profile for jaicie114   Email jaicie114   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jaicie114

Okay...at the risk of upsetting some of you...I'm going to jump into this thread.

::gulp::  

I got the same e-mail...but, instead of being offended or thinking it was a scam, I responded. I had a nice long talk with Marcus and feel, especially after we chatted via a few messages, that this is just a guy who is trying to put a romantic book of poetry together for his girlfriend.

I know that I'm a very trusting individual...and, maybe that makes me a target. But...I sincerely don't think so. Marcus did NOT try to sell me a book. He simply told me that once it was published he would send me the info. I can choose to purchase it or not.

And...now...for the REALLY dicey bit. But...this is a VALID question on my part. What is so different from this guy publishing a book with my poem in it and from the new book that Ron has just published with all your poems in it? Ron...did you give the books away to anyone who submitted? I'm not trying to be "smart" here or cause any trouble. I just sincerely do not see the difference between the two scenarios except that you "own" this website. Please help me to understand if my logic is awry in this instance. I truly want to learn.

Thank you for "listening" to me. I sincerely hope that everyone understands what I'm asking and gives me some concrete answers (besides...I'm truly a "conflict wuss"!!! It took me all day today to get up enough courage to post this and right now, my stomach's in knots!).

Love and Light...jc

This I know as Truth...we are all Beings of Light.

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I never had a problem with Marcus's offer, nor questioned his motivations. I do, however, have a very serious problem with cut and paste Spam, especially from someone who never made a single post in the forums after registering (not even on the several hundred poems he "selected" for his book). I'm glad to hear he's a nice guy, I'm glad to hear he was sincere, but his choice in methods lumps poetry in the same bucket as Viagra and penis enlargements.

Spam is evil.
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I apologize, Ron...I was sincere about not upsetting anyone. Consider the subject closed. Thank you for your response.

Love and Light...jc

This I know as Truth...we are all Beings of Light.

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16 posted 01-16-2004 07:12 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

LOL. You're not upsetting anyone at all, and your questions were valid ones to ask. I was just trying to answer as best I could why his posting privileges were immediately revoked. People here, and I think everywhere on the Internet, need to feel comfortable knowing their privacy will be respected.
 
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