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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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2005-01-30 [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? ;-)

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