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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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2005-06-18 [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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