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Chain messages are against the Elftown Rules, and starting them or even simply forwarding them can get you banned. 'I didn't start it' is not an excuse!

Note: A chain message is something like this:

You have just been kissed! "Mwah!!" This is the start of Kiss War'04 Kiss Everyone that deserves a Kiss ! Now U must send this to: 0 people-U will have bad luck in love, 5 people- Your crush will like u, 10 people- You will go out wit your Crush, 20 people- U will make out wit your Crush, 35 people- You Will Marry Your Crush!

It should be quite obvious that these messages will only make most people irritated, and if lots of people send them we all end up with inboxes full of unwanted spam.

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Chain messages rules

Here are some simple rules that will help you see through a chain-message.

1) If it says that you should send something to a bunch of other people, it's a lie.

2) If it says that something good will magically come out of it, it's a lie.

3) If the message clearly says that 1 and 2 don't apply to that message, it's a lie.

4) There are no exceptions.


Chain messages facts and figures

1) The risk that someone that you send the chain message to will be irritated and start to dislike you is more than 90%.

2) The risk that something bad will happen to you if you don't send copies of the message is 0.

3) The risk that you get banned from Elftown when refusing to stop sending them is 100%.

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Gah, someone sent me a chain message!


The best response is to write a message back:

Chain messages are not wanted on Elftown. See [chain messages@wiki] for more explanations. If you continue to send chain messages after receiving this warning, the guards will ban you.

Then write a guard-report by pressing <img:knapp/sendreportoguards1.gif> in the member's house and write something like "I warned this member about sending chain messages." Please do not copy the entire text of the message into your report, just the message number.


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2004-09-15 [Araglas]: sorry it wont happen again

2004-09-16 [Mage of the Waters]: sorry i didn't know

2004-09-17 [Laugh Attack]: sorry i am new here!! dont get so mad, i didn't know

2004-09-20 [Havoc]: sorry, didn't know. wont happen again.

2004-09-21 [Cascading water lillies]: I'm sorry, I'll report who sends them to me insted, next time.. might be an idea. won't happen again :(

2004-11-05 [~And the wind calls her Demona~]: I didn't even know that you can get ban because of chain letters

2004-11-05 [Hedda]: Now you know!

2004-11-08 [waffle_muffin]: you people need to calm down about this and tell people BEFORE they send messages...jesus christ!

2004-11-08 [True, plain and simple]: We do. More people should learn to read the news, or maybe get some common sense.

2004-11-08 [Kerian]: Kerian i am very sry to send u this messege . and it would be nice of u not to be a dig snob about it

2004-11-10 [Hyto]: ....I am sorry for my crime, it shall never happen again. *nods*

2004-11-14 [digimatt]: boo!

2004-11-28 [TJ(The Man!)]: didnt know the rule, wont happen again and terribly sorry

2004-11-29 [BethS]: i didn't start it! it got sent to me by a friend

2004-11-29 [True, plain and simple]: At least read the page..Pay close attention to the last line. :)

2004-11-30 [MR.X]: ok, ok! i'm sorry! i got that message from someone and i just sent to another person!

2004-12-23 [sacred penguins]: to MR.X, mabe u shouldn't of sent it on. I don't mean 2 sound mean, but i got passed a chain-mail letter once by e-mail. And it gave me a virus an fooked my system up. So by passin it on could giv a m8 a virus 2!

2004-12-27 [Hedda]: You can't get a virus from an Elftown message (as long as you're not following a link or something like that). But chain messages still piss people off.

2005-01-11 [*¤*Torch*¤*]: god well tel the stupid ppls that sent it to me I didn't know i hate chain letters

2005-01-11 [..//..Tots..\\..]: it wasnt me on my password my mates kept hacking into it sorry!!

2005-01-11 [..//..Tots..\\..]: i'll make sure it dnt happen again!

2005-01-11 [punk princess 8]: i never knew these rules im still pretty new here

2005-01-11 [FiyHigher]: god damn, i didn't fucking know!

2005-01-11 [Nita]: But now you do :)

2005-01-11 [Hedda]: No one is getting banned from one chain message. It's when you send one after the warning, I'll say good bye.

2005-01-12 [BaByGuRl09]: i hate them too....but i was bored..sry!

2005-01-12 [69_chick]: i never even sent one and they are trying to band me. so what the hell???

2005-01-12 [Angellyn2005]: i didnt know we weren't allowed to send them i am new also and i didnt really read the rules i just skimmed through them i am sorry i will make sure it never happens again i promise

2005-01-18 [cowpride]: sty dident know, wont happen agan

2005-01-25 [chandra2]: Oh my god...im so sorry but its just a frigen letter..Jeez..I didnt even know that srry

2005-01-28 [Lady of the Dead]: I really hate chain letters thay are annoying and can be quite offensive sometime. Thankyou elftown for banning them

2005-01-28 [Sunrose]: Aaah finally a comment from someone who appreciates it *^__^*

2005-01-28 [Blasphemous Rumours]: Good for you [Hedda]...finally someone cares about these pathetic chain messages enough to crack domn on them. Thankies!

2005-01-28 [Young J.C.]: Thank you, now people may stop sending them to me...

2005-01-28 [Blasphemous Rumours]: Aren't they just dead annoying. Yeah...If I don't send this to twenty people of course I'll have a bad love life as the computer will track me down and demolish my love life completely...

2005-01-28 [Insaniac Yoshie]: chain messages? iv only got like 3 since i joined dunno what your complaining about. they were quite funny to... one was bout cows didnt know how it was suppose to work... but oh well if you say thier banned their banned ^_^

2005-01-29 [Hannah Davis]: I've found that telling anyone who sends me a stupid message to bugger off (in those words exactly) usually keeps those people from putting me on their mental lists of mindless "friends" to spam with chain letters. I'm glad Elftown's banning them.

2005-01-29 [jsdkhfvzudjg]: I've got only one but I ignored it

2005-01-29 [Catlover]: 'I didn't read the rules'. Is is me, or does in not say on the joining page 'please read the rules before joining'?

2005-01-29 [agirlnamedluna]: I've just received one from [*True star*] ... is there anywhere I can report them ?

2005-01-29 [True, plain and simple]: Use the "Send report to guards" button on the person's house. :)

2005-01-29 [bijou39]: [THANK YOU! Chain letters are silly and can be very offensive. I think that people should have a badge put on their page saying that they are immature and irresonsible as a precursor to banning, rather than just a warning... What do you guys think?]

2005-01-29 [agirlnamedluna]: I did so, thank you :)

2005-01-30 [stone roses]: I didn't know!!!! I sent a message to everyone I sent it to, telling them not to send it, and then deleted it. It WILL NOT happen again!!

2005-01-30 [CyberGenesis]: wow weapon x...you're a mature person....anyway: i reported 3 or 4 of these chain msgs yesterday...i couldnt hold a convo with people cause every 5 minutes there was another one...

2005-01-30 [Kelaria]: Yes! Thank you for this wiki!!! as for me, I always just delete the chain messages right away. but that response suggestion is a good one! I think I'll use it.

2005-01-30 [Sunrose]: Make sure you tell the guards in a guardreport that you warned the person ;)

2005-01-30 [Kelaria]: Yep! I will! next time I get one, it's a warning for the person who sent it to me!

2005-01-30 [Elfdreams]: I am really sorry they send it to me and i send it to others!I am really really sorry!

2005-01-30 [Kelaria]: Well dont do it anymore! By continuing the chain you are continuing the problem!!! And making people frustrated and irritated with you!

2005-01-30 [zepher]: Thank you people! i recently got my first one, and i was not pleased. so, good work all!

2005-01-31 [leah of lightsword]: I haven't gotten one yet, thank goodness, and I don't see why people bother to send them, like it'll make a difference. A few of my friends put them up in their diary's so i don't know if that counts or not.

2005-01-31 [Hedda]: [leah of lightsword]:Well, we usually allow people to insult themselves, so if they want to display that they are stupid and annoying in their diary, we allow it.

2005-01-31 [~Arus~]: I recently got my first one, and I hadn't seen this site yet, so I was not sure wether I should report it to the gaurds or not, so I just acted very rude and sent it right back to the person who sent it to me.

2005-01-31 [Jimi]: i got 1 about a wish it sucked. and she is upset b/c i sent it back to her

2005-01-31 [Sunrose]: Don't send them back!

2005-01-31 [~Arus~]: I suppose it is a bad idea, but it has a delicous irony, but I won't, I'll just report them to the gaurds.

2005-01-31 [Sunrose]: I don't get the irony. ost chain messages actually ask you to send it back to the sender to 'show your love'. It's rather pointless. Especially since a chainletter is not very personal and very random, it wouldn't make me feel more loved :)

2005-01-31 [~Arus~]: actually this one didn't ask me to send it back, I just did, because if they belive the chainletter, they'll have to go through the pain of sending a ton again.

2005-01-31 [Sunrose]: And you think they'll actually do that?

2005-01-31 [Kelaria]: it would be rather amusing if they did. But not worth sending it back if they dont.

2005-01-31 [ACCOUNT DELETED.]: I got sent one yesterday, something about wishes and love? i deleted it...

2005-01-31 [Sunrose]: Actually it would not be so amusing, not even for you, since you would then also receive it back :)

2005-01-31 [Kelaria]: True. In any case, it's a bad thing.

2005-02-01 [~Arus~]: That's not neccasarily true either, Sunrose, but Kelaria is right, it's a bad thing

2005-02-01 [Sunrose]: If someone believes the letter should be sent Again to everyone, you would technically receive it back again. If the theory of [~Arus~] is right. Anyhow we just don't want it, so people should not send it back to annoy the sender either :)

2005-02-01 [~Arus~]: I guess I get it, but it seemed like a delicous irony at the time.

2005-02-01 [Sunrose]: What about the irony that the chain message is for instance supposed to get you love, but instead you get a message from a guard? ;-)

2005-02-01 [~Arus~]: nice.

2005-02-01 [Kelaria]: lol! that's great! *cackles evilly and then realizes that she isnt the evil one* meep... :P

2005-02-01 [~Arus~]: ...huh?

2005-02-01 [Kelaria]: lol... I'm just a strange person....... heh....

2005-02-01 [~Arus~]: oh, okay.

2005-02-02 [pimpin_da_boys*]: ok

2005-02-03 [Chaotix Palidien]: they jus suck and i have a posting in my house ill ban u from my house aka block if u send one no warning =/ sorry i do not like them cuz they take up usefull space in my eyes **casts omni eraseing every chain messege from time itself**no if only that spell was real =/:D

2005-02-03 [~Arus~]: agreed.

2005-02-03 [Mirshann]: "And if you think that "I didn't start it!" is a good excuse" Hehe, obviously it isn't, but how about "I never sent a chainmessage"? Like it should be xD All hail the fighters against Chains.. ^^

2005-02-04 [ish]: i wll fight chains ...

2005-02-04 [kyloo]: anyone from pontefract

2005-02-05 [Thunderstatic]: anyone like to hang

2005-02-05 [Sunrose]: This is not a chatwiki :)

2005-02-05 [extreme dookie ^_^]: oh nevermind

2005-02-05 [fuk off elf town i hate yooh!]: i hate chain messages

2005-02-05 [freak in a cage]: i think even a 10 year old would have more thaan enough sense to not start chain letters

2005-02-06 [LoL, mate]: yeah, my brother, who's 10, wouldn't even do that. People who do them either have an IQ inferior to 0, or are very stupid and have way too much time on their hands. End of discussion: People who send, and start chain letters are stupid. How could anyone believe that because you don't send a f*cking message you'll have a bad love life? Please, people!

2005-02-06 [Ocean Dreaming]: Because people are gullible. It's their nature to believe before thinking.

2005-02-06 [raven1777]: and.... what **exactly** is the POINT of sending chains, other than buggin the crap out of everyone.....?

2005-02-07 [Hedda]: The point is to bug the crap out of everyone of course. Humans tend to do such things to test that the society works and spanks them correctly.

2005-02-07 [dark elf_morgan]: lol! I hate chain letters as much as I love elftown/elfwood...And they are my most visited sites!

2005-02-07 [Emma_Bun]: *nods in agreement*...my sister who is 5 wouldn't even start a chain letter (although she has no idea that this site exists, which means she has never visited Elftown...plus she probably doesn't even know what a chain letter is!)

2005-02-07 [El Asesino de pavos]: hi i have come to bother [garfield the cat]

2005-02-07 [DarknessPrince]: he [Rangers29]

2005-02-08 [~Arus~]: huh?

2005-02-08 [Queen Ansem]: fuck chain messages!!!!!!!!!

2005-02-10 [sexy flirter]: hay there hows everyone what you been up 2 do you want to chat

2005-02-10 [~Arus~]: huh?

2005-02-10 [shopping_doll_05]: i think if you don't like chain messages then why did you write one???

2005-02-10 [The Elf]: hi

2005-02-10 [The Elf]: hello...

2005-02-10 [The Elf]: fine dont talk to me...

2005-02-11 [~Arus~]: hi, I'm not trying to not talk to you, just didn't happen to be here right then^^"

2005-02-11 [The Elf]: ...k

2005-02-11 [Yhkamc Tacanja Du Tea]: Ah -.- I was a victem of a chain message.. A couple of years back actually.. It scared the living hell out of me.. It went something like "... Or else the little girl will watch above you in your bed when you sleep with a knife." And as gullible as I were, I belived it.. I think they suck..

2005-02-11 [Kelaria]: that's horrible! that's more than a mere chain message! that's almost like a death threat!!

2005-02-11 [Kelaria]: I'm horrified and appalled by that story!! whoever started that one should be shot!

2005-02-12 [JAY!]: i got a message like that about 3 months ago...it went like or else your life will be as short as the knife in your chest...didnt sound to weird ...(creepy)but who ever does these should be shot and or hung

2005-02-13 [Yhkamc Tacanja Du Tea]: An' the same night that it was sent to me, I couldn't sleep, as for the majority of the nights after that..

2005-02-14 [Mirshann]: I must say that there's been done a good work on ET... I get more chains on my Email (Which i never use anyways) than i get here.. come to think of it.. I only recieved 1 or 2 all the time I've been here ^^ Keep up the good work banning the assholes XD

2005-02-15 [quiet savannah]: i dont do chain messages.....haha nope

2005-02-17 [canadianhottie]: neither do i

2005-02-18 [Oberon of HollowHills]: So by what age will these kids marry 30 people? :P

2005-02-18 [freak in a cage]: what pisses me off most is that the people who start them, hate gettin them. if u cant take it, dont give it!!

2005-02-18 [Oberon of HollowHills]: Haha, Indeed, You know what's even worse? I know the person who started this way back, One of my friends "FolklorePreacher" and his friend did it to see how deeply people actually take it or rather kids. lol

2005-02-22 [Taresuke]: What I want to know is why the hell would anyone want to start a chain message? Is it for fun? How is it fun? Good god, I've never gotton a chain message on Elftown, but if I do get one somehow you can bet I'll annoy the person who sent it to me 10-fold they did to me. (No, not with Chain Messages, more like saying I'm their great great uncle from the land of the dead and stuff like that). Are the people who send the chain messages even obtaining anything from sending them? NO! I hope somebody who does start chains will come on this forum and tell us why s/he is so stupid.

2005-02-23 [~Arus~]: I don't, they'd probably be so stupid they'd just get us all really annoyed.

2005-04-07 [The Dead Alone]: meh! yeah i wonder who started them ... must be really board to write something like that

2005-04-08 [Hedda]: Well, people who start them, what to see how stupid people are. And then people don't want to let them down... I should start a chainmail saying that people should donate to Elftown. I just have to make sure that it can only be sent to people who send chain messages...

2005-04-09 [Kayne]: Isn't there a list with all the people that has been reported for chainmessages? Just message them. :p

2005-04-09 [Hedda]: Well, the problem is that they will spread the chain message to everyone else too.

2005-04-09 [Mirshann]: And then they will get banned... Problem solved ^^

2005-04-10 [Kayne]: Mighty_Angel is smarter then she looks like. *Has no idea how she lookslike, just thinks it's a good idea.* :p

2005-04-11 [Mirshann]: *Pokes kaynec* She? o.o

2005-04-11 [Kayne]: Meh, like I said. I have no idea how you look like.

2005-04-12 [Mirshann]: That's why i got a picture uploaded in my house O.o

2005-04-12 [Kayne]: *Went to your house for the first time.* He then.

2005-06-17 [Estantia]: *grins* usually what I do with chain letters is I either delete them or send them back to the person, that annoys them, they don't usually send again.

2005-06-17 [Ocean Dreaming]: Sending them back still counts as sending chain messages though.

2005-06-18 [Taresuke]: *e-gasp* !

2005-07-02 [Lady_Elowyn]: *You've been huggled!* Now you have to send this to ___ people or you will die! LOL, that's really sad. Like a stupid email has anything to do with any one's life, or love life, or anything. All it does is annoy people. 'K, I'm done venting.

2005-08-20 [Pink_Pixie]: I'm so sorry to say that out of know where I wrote this chain message and didn't even know we weren't supose to so I'm sorry and Be gentle don't punish me to bad.

2005-08-20 [Pink_Pixie]: Its not like I put anything like your have to Blah blah blah but It mainly said to read it then send it on.(I'm SUPER DUPER SORRY)

2005-08-20 [Pink_Pixie]: plus If it makes you feel any better I delete the ones I could

2005-08-25 [moved to myspace]: why not just send them an anti-chainmail that goes something like "if you send this message to anyone else, clowns will come to your house and beat you with a hunk of salami".

2005-08-25 [Pink_Pixie]: HaHa Okay!!

2005-08-29 [Bumsoft]: I think that the makers of the chain messages will get their rare sense of inner-well-being if their message is continued for afew days.

2005-10-21 [Bumsoft]: someone missed out point number "8" whilst writing this page. hehe.

2005-10-21 [djxmonster]: thanks! :)

2005-11-09 [The Beaver]: i hate them there soo anoyin y not just ecnor them

2006-06-08 [wavemaker]: Chain messaging is pointless.It's a game that is not very fun.

2006-11-04 [omnipotentorange]: c'est nul

2007-01-07 [#1devil]: omg there is this one person who will not stop sending them and i really do not like them but if it is one of my friends on my friends list then i wouldnt care cuz they r just messing around same with my sister who sends me them all the time just cuz she beleives in them[well some of them]

2008-02-25 [november800]: my messages were not chain messages at all..
no one died...
i just wrote fair poetry...
ladymoon...you owe me an explanation...

2008-02-25 [Hedda]: [november800]: Well, you wrote a long message not relating to anything, so [LadyMoon] probably didn't read it that careful.

Sending poems to random people like that is generally not a good idea. There are wiki-pages where people post their poems, and that's a much better place to post it.

2008-03-26 [pelv13]: i recieved an advertisemnet for a site from [(Ask) Peeves], and though i would much prefer to follow the method above, i feel that would be ineffective based upon the content of his house and message (message# 73529057)... it seems he is here for the purpouse of promoting this site, and little else... in any case, i'll leave you to deal with this as you will...

2008-03-27 [Hedda]: [pelv13] he was warned about that thanks to a guard-report on his house an hour after he sent you the message. We'll kick him out if he does it again.

2008-03-30 [pelv13]: *smiles* thanks...

2009-03-21 [Chimes]: Broken image tag! *points up at the page*

2009-03-22 [Hedda]: Fixed!

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