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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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2005-02-14 [Noexistantanymo]: 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 [Noexistantanymo]: 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 [Noexistantanymo]: *Pokes kaynec* She? o.o

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

2005-04-12 [Noexistantanymo]: 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* !

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