about people that are trolling our forums.....

tina_2April 2, 2010

Hi - I just received a random email- from someone that said she found me on Garden Web. I, do not know the person

or how she found me. She asked, if I wanted to buy her plants. I told her, NO I do not buy plants and that Garden Web strictly forbids this. I asked , her not to contact me ever again. I was just wondering, if this has happened to anyone else? And,what would anyone else do in this

situation? I like to meet, fellow gardeners and trade plants, talk gardening and such. Listen to others experiences and share stories on our Forums. I just do not care for someone , out of the blue pulling a stunt like she did....

What do you think of someone like this? I can just imagine she is trolling our Forums looking for another member to bother. Thanks for letting me vent. I am, really mad.

Thanks - tina_2

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Usually it's someone asking for free plants. Never ran across someone trying to sell them, but I imagine it 's only a matter of time. Just treat it as ordinary spam and delete it. I wouldn't start a conversation with her.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2010 at 9:12PM
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Hi - Thanks Pam , You are probably right.
I just needed to get that off my chest. tina

    Bookmark   April 2, 2010 at 9:31PM
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I to received a e-mail from someone selling plants and they had something that was on my wants list.I read it and deleted it.It didn't really bother me as I get random e-mails from people all the time wanting plants.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2010 at 9:39PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Over the years I have gotten similar emails or from folks who are not members wanting to trade. No thanks! If not a GW member then I don't care to trade.


    Bookmark   April 3, 2010 at 11:51PM
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Do you ask if they are members? I get emails too that don't look like they came through GW's system.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2010 at 1:34PM
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I get emails asking for plants and seeds quite often from people that aren't registered here but say they found me on GW. I just ignore them. I also get occasional emails from people trying to sell me farm/garden supplies which I just report as spam.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2010 at 10:40AM
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bigred(z8 Ark.)

I don't think I've ever had someone emailing me to sell plants but I have had emails wanting to buy my plants. I just explained I didn't do mailorder.

I have another pet peeve...getting request on one of my post that is 4-weeks or older ...most specially if there was a large number of request when the post was first made.

Getting cranky in my old age I guess.*G*


    Bookmark   July 20, 2010 at 8:05AM
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