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Private messages being spammed
#1
Has anyone else received spam in their private messages by this dickhead
http://www.romanarmytalk.com/rat/profile...-imam.html

He hasn't bothered to make even a single post in the forums so it is pretty clear that he only registered so he could try and solicit sales in our PMs.

Here is his message:
Hello Sir,
how are you hope all is well at your end my name is imam i am from india .i have armour manufacturing business .we products all types of armoury items like revited and butted lorica hamata,segmantata,helmets,shields,coifs,tents,full body armour suit etc .please feel free to send mail at [email protected]
Author: Bronze Age Military Equipment, Pen & Sword Books
#2
Hmm... we thought he had contacted only the Moderators. I've banned him for a wee while until we check his credentials, although I have PM'd him as well
Moi Watson

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Merlot in one hand, Cigar in the other; body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO HOO, what a ride!
#3
Got the same PM.
________________________________________
Jvrjenivs Peregrinvs Magnvs / FEBRVARIVS
A.K.A. Jurjen Draaisma
CORBVLO and Fectio
ALA I BATAVORUM
#4
Me too.
Eduardo Vázquez
#5
Same here. Actually it didn't occur to me that he was spamming, I just dashed off a "sorry, can't afford to buy anything right now."
Dan D'Silva

Far beyond the rising sun
I ride the winds of fate
Prepared to go where my heart belongs,
Back to the past again.

--  Gamma Ray

Well, I'm tough, rough, ready and I'm able
To pick myself up from under this table...

--  Thin Lizzy

Join the Horde! - http://xerxesmillion.blogspot.com/
#6
Quote:Same here. Actually it didn't occur to me that he was spamming, I just dashed off a "sorry, can't afford to buy anything right now."
That's the point of spamming PMs. The reader is more likely to think that it is a personal message sent just to them.
Author: Bronze Age Military Equipment, Pen & Sword Books
#7
I got one, and I was just as annoyed as you are.
#8
Yupp, same here
#9
He doesn't seem to have thought it worth sending one to me.
Michael King Macdona

And do as adversaries do in law, -
Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends.
(The Taming of the Shrew: Act 1, Scene 2)
#10
I also got a PM from him and if now he is a member of RAT I think that he should use the correct area to present himself and his products.
Brian Stobbs
#11
Got it too and responded. Indian manufacturers have done good things for reenactors from Russia (at different periods). But this company, I do not know. Maybe they are doing something good, too?
But their advertising specialists ... they are like children Smile
Ergo bibamus!
Nikolai aka Manius Potator
#12
He has sent me another, apologizing and saying he is not a spammer... :errr:
Eduardo Vázquez
#13
Just recieved mine,seems posting an introduction and,maybe some samples would be more efficent than contacting us as individuals.
#14
Quote:Just recieved mine,seems posting an introduction and,maybe some samples would be more efficent than contacting us as individuals.

I agree! He just sent me another one saying "i so sorry if you feel bad or it's bother you please forgive me heartly apologize" Maybe I should respond with a link to google translate.
#15
Not a bad idea,I would give him this advice:
Introduce himself publicly,post some pictures of work,ask questions and,do research to show that he has an interest in making more than just money :wink: , then let customers come to him.
Personaly I'd have a pretty good stock pile of blades made in the time it would take to send every member a PM to see if they were looking for one,figure I'll make them and,if someone is looking they will tell me.


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