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April 04, 2018, 01:50:11 PM
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User thelma987 (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1688750) sent me a PM with the following message

Hello bill gator

I am really sorry to bother you, but please hear me out.
I am a junior member on this forum, and I just need 10 merits to level up to MEMBER , Please I want you to kindly send me 10 merits. I really appreciate this. Thank you very much in advance


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I am wondering if I can receive the assistance of a DT member, and potentially a staff member. Since it is a PM I am unsure if this would need to be verified, which is where the staff member would come in. I have left this user a negative trust rating, but it would seem insufficient without it being a DT rating. I would ask that DT members review the situation and rate it as they see fit. Sometimes people ask me to review their threads for merit in PM, which isn't that bad, but this is outright abusive, malicious and obnoxious.

What should be my protocol when dealing with these things?
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April 04, 2018, 02:09:53 PM
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You can report it as an unsolicited PM at the minimum.

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April 04, 2018, 02:11:53 PM
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Wow, this is sad. I believe it is hard to get merits, but this is just really off the limits. We dont need random pajeets spamming DMs and requests for getting merit. Imagine if this becomes usual, or even an epidemic.
Surely a DT can help you in this matter.
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April 04, 2018, 02:13:10 PM
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You can report it as an unsolicited PM at the minimum.

I have done so, and sent it directly and exclusively to you. I didn't want to spam it outwardly to everyone, because it isn't that serious in terms of priority. I appreciate you popping in, because I hadn't even realized you can report PMs; guess I just never noticed, or forgotten.
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April 04, 2018, 02:39:03 PM
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I put them on ignore, and I may mention it in private discussions with other awarders of merit.

It's a stupid thing to do, because they won't get any merits, and they will just end up by being blocked from gaining merits from some of the more active merit awarders.

££&$$>  Find out about rail biking in the Jet Cash coffee lounge thread on the Ivory Tower board. <££&$$.
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April 04, 2018, 04:41:51 PM
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I put them on ignore, and I may mention it in private discussions with other awarders of merit.

It's a stupid thing to do, because they won't get any merits, and they will just end up by being blocked from gaining merits from some of the more active merit awarders.

It is definitely stupid, and I can't imagine how somebody fails to see this before begging for merit out of desperation. I wish users would just use the forum and have conversations like normal people. You are the king of the ignore Jet Cash, but isn't there limitations on the ignore list? I believe other users have hit a maximum, but I'm unsure if this has been remedied since then. I'm very curious how your strategy would adapt if you can no longer ignore more users.

Thank you everyone for jumping into action. hilariousandco, it's nice to know that I have the option to report posts.

It appears Vod has given this user a negative rating, which is significant as they're a DT member. I've pretty much gotten everything out of this thread that I could have hoped for; some awareness, some action and some information. Unless somebody has anything else to add, I'll be locking this thread in a bit.
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April 04, 2018, 07:55:41 PM
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wow  i just want to add that your thread will save lot of impatient new comers ( newbie and jr member )  from getting a negative rating  as well as  what jet cash mentioned in his post

 
I put them on ignore, and I may mention it in private discussions with other awarders of merit.

It's a stupid thing to do, because they won't get any merits, and they will just end up by being blocked from gaining merits from some of the more active merit awarders.

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April 04, 2018, 08:06:40 PM
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wow  i just want to add that your thread will save lot of impatient new comers ( newbie and jr member )  from getting a negative rating  as well as  what jet cash mentioned in his post

I doubt it, because none of them use the search function or even read the previous replies in a thread before posting.

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April 04, 2018, 09:31:51 PM
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wow  i just want to add that your thread will save lot of impatient new comers ( newbie and jr member )  from getting a negative rating  as well as  what jet cash mentioned in his post

I doubt it, because none of them use the search function or even read the previous replies in a thread before posting.

haha  at least i saved my self   Grin Grin

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April 05, 2018, 11:58:28 PM
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Great, one more person to be added to my ignore list. I started doing this because there are too many people like this. Thanks for the information bill gator.
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April 06, 2018, 12:43:46 AM
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Happy to assist anyone that feels they've been assisted by this information. For any newbie that is unaware that begging for merit through PM is frowned upon, I would suggest you do some reading. For now I'll go ahead and lock this thread, since there's no need for further action or comment.
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