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Has anyone else been put on ping lists without their knowledge? (VANITY)
me | 09-01-03 | 4my

Posted on 09/01/2003 6:36:42 PM PDT by 4mycountry

Sorry for the vanity, but lately I've been getting put on ping lists that I never asked to be on. I was wondering if this has happened to any other FReepers. Anybody else having this problem?


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Thanks. -4my
1 posted on 09/01/2003 6:36:44 PM PDT by 4mycountry
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To: 4mycountry
Yes.
2 posted on 09/01/2003 6:37:25 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: 4mycountry
Does it hurt badly?
3 posted on 09/01/2003 6:38:23 PM PDT by per loin
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To: 4mycountry
maybekindasortof

Just ask to be removed.

It ain't no big thang.
4 posted on 09/01/2003 6:40:06 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get)
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To: 4mycountry
You've been put on my 'You don't know you are on my ping list' Ping List...

If you want on or off my ping list, forget it, because you don't know about it...
5 posted on 09/01/2003 6:40:34 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (A word to the wise ainít necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice)
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To: 4mycountry
Oops. We are supposed to ask first? :') Sorry, Texans.
6 posted on 09/01/2003 6:40:34 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: 4mycountry
As in permanently added to a ping list, or simply pinged by a Freeper acquaintance who thought you would be interested in a certain post, and also pinged a regular ping list he/she maintains at the same time?

The latter happens relatively often, and it confuses people into thinking they've actually been added to a ping list when it's really just a one-time thing. The former, however, ought not happen at all, unless you've specifically requested to be added.

(I will take this opportunity to add my usual complaint that ping lists would be largely unnecessary if we could have bump lists back.)

7 posted on 09/01/2003 6:41:04 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: 4mycountry
Why was I pinged to this particular thread?
8 posted on 09/01/2003 6:42:00 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Back in boot camp! 224.8 (-75.2))
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To: 4mycountry
It happens. Someone sees that you are interested (if only momentarily) in something that they really care about. They put together a ping list.

They're not being mean, they like you.

Just FReepmail them and politely ask them to take you off the list. Works every time.

9 posted on 09/01/2003 6:42:27 PM PDT by LibKill (Heaven frowns on all things french, and democrat, AND ESPECIALLY CAT.)
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To: Arthur McGowan
PING!
10 posted on 09/01/2003 6:43:24 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (A word to the wise ainít necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice)
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To: 4mycountry
you could try the POLITICALLY INCORRECT method of simply replying to the ping-list sender yourself and simply politely asking to be removed instead of complaining to the PC Police first - ya think?

You have been indoctrinated fully by the left-wing to rely on mama-gubmint instead of doing things yourself.

I AM sorry for you.
11 posted on 09/01/2003 6:43:28 PM PDT by steplock (www.FOCUS.GOHOTSPRINGS.com)
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To: 4mycountry
Ping!

I thought you might want to check out this thread.
12 posted on 09/01/2003 6:43:54 PM PDT by ChuckHam
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To: ChuckHam
ROTFL
13 posted on 09/01/2003 6:44:45 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (A word to the wise ainít necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice)
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To: SamAdams76
Why was I pinged to this particular thread?

You want to be added to the 'Ping' ping list?

14 posted on 09/01/2003 6:44:49 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: 4mycountry
Yes, but in my experience people who put you on ping lists without asking get mad and take you off when you don't respond.
15 posted on 09/01/2003 6:45:31 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: 4mycountry
I've never spent a lot of time thinking about it.

You?

16 posted on 09/01/2003 6:45:50 PM PDT by Publius6961 (californians are as dumb as a sack of rocks.)
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To: 4mycountry
Yes, but it is hardly without my knowledge. Every time I log in I see them, so I know they are there. I find it iritating. Problem is, I even feel somewhat guilty in telling those folks to take me off the list.

Ping lists, without personal acquiescence, are an abomination.
17 posted on 09/01/2003 6:45:57 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: Always Right
Or maybe we need a "Bad Vanity" ping list. Anybody want to be added to that?
18 posted on 09/01/2003 6:46:01 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: 4mycountry
All I do is request to be removed by freepmail.
19 posted on 09/01/2003 6:47:16 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: Always Right
I think we also may need an "I want to whine" ping list.
20 posted on 09/01/2003 6:48:26 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: All
Hey now! I was just curious to see if this was happening to anyone else. I DO freepmail back the people and ask to be off of the list. I put up the vanity because I am being put on regular ping list (ie, ping list that are often used, like mhking's lists), not one-time lists.
21 posted on 09/01/2003 6:48:27 PM PDT by 4mycountry (You say I'm a brat like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Always Right
Or maybe we need a "Bad Vanity" ping list.

We have enough of those without the need for a ping list. ;-)

22 posted on 09/01/2003 6:48:27 PM PDT by TomServo ("I worked at NASA back when we were next to Cost Cutters.")
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To: Chad Fairbanks; Arthur McGowan
You should be ashamed to have pinged Arthur to a ping list thread. Hasn't the poor man suffered enough?

Sorry Arthur, I couldn't help it, and thanks for being a good sport. :)

23 posted on 09/01/2003 6:48:28 PM PDT by xJones
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To: 4mycountry; southernnorthcarolina
See also:

DID I ASK TO BE ON YOUR PING LIST?
vanity | December 20, 2002 | southernnorthcarolina

Posted on 12/20/2002 3:57 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina

Apologies for the vanity post. But I want to rant a bit.

In the past few months, ping lists have proliferated to the point of annoyance. And it is especially irksome to find oneself on a list without having requested inclusion.

There's a word for this: .

Ponder this question, Chester: Did I ask to be on your #%&@ing ping list? No? Well, then. Draw the logical conclusion. If I wish to be on your ping list, rest assured you'll be the first to know. But while you wait with bated breath for my entreaty to be a party to your wisdom, I'll thank you not to make the assumption that I consider your blog indispensable.

Personally, I'd like to see pinging stopped entirely, via the placing of a limit on the number of people a post may be directed to -- preferably one, but no more than five, in my opinion. But failing that, it should at least be the case that unsolicited spam has no place on Free Republic.


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24 posted on 09/01/2003 6:48:39 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: 4mycountry; Arthur McGowan; cmsgop
Calling Arthur McGowan......
25 posted on 09/01/2003 6:49:12 PM PDT by Chancellor Palpatine (if you can read this tagline, you're following too close)
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To: CindyDawg
I like being on your Texas list CindyDawg.
26 posted on 09/01/2003 6:49:43 PM PDT by Prof Engineer (HHD - Blast it Jim. I'm an Engineer, not a walking dictionary.)
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To: TomServo
We have enough of those without the need for a ping list. ;-)

But without a ping list you might miss a good "bad vanity".

27 posted on 09/01/2003 6:49:52 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: Chancellor Palpatine
Now now... that's about his third ping to this... be nice ;0)
28 posted on 09/01/2003 6:50:24 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (A word to the wise ainít necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice)
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To: 4mycountry
I had that problem, but then I tried new improved "Ping Away" spray ...


29 posted on 09/01/2003 6:50:57 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tagline. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Prof Engineer
:')))
30 posted on 09/01/2003 6:51:35 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: per loin; msdrby
Does it hurt badly?

Only when I'm ROFLMAO

31 posted on 09/01/2003 6:52:09 PM PDT by Prof Engineer (HHD - Blast it Jim. I'm an Engineer, not a walking dictionary.)
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To: RonDog
now THATS funny...
32 posted on 09/01/2003 6:52:14 PM PDT by Khurkris (Ranger On...)
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To: Timesink
I have been permanently added to several ping lists without being asked for my consent. I'd ask to be removed, but since they didn't ask me to be on the list in the first place, I honestly don't know if they'll remove me.

No big deal, but I understand where this guy is coming from. We're not talking one time pings here.

33 posted on 09/01/2003 6:52:18 PM PDT by Hawkeye's Girl
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To: 4mycountry
Every time I post, the thread dies.

Please, please come true again.

34 posted on 09/01/2003 6:53:13 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Always Right; steplock; ChuckHam; 4mycountry; BibChr; per loin; philetus; Chad Fairbanks; ...
To find all articles tagged or indexed using PING, click below:
  click here >>> PING <<< click here  
(To view all FR Bump Lists, click here)

35 posted on 09/01/2003 6:53:13 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: 4mycountry
Did you know that adding keywords is not as anonymous as some people think?

ping 4mycountry 09/01/2003 9:36 PM EDT N
list 4mycountry 09/01/2003 9:36 PM EDT N
waaaaaaaa HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:39 PM EDT Y
hurtswheniping HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:40 PM EDT Y
faq Leslie 09/01/2003 9:38 PM EDT Y
callawaaaaaambulance HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:42 PM EDT Y
cryingtooload HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:39 PM EDT Y
pingmereallyhard HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:39 PM EDT Y
mylittlepingything HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:39 PM EDT Y
nobodypingsme HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:39 PM EDT Y
ibeenpinged HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:40 PM EDT Y
iwantabiggerping HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:40 PM EDT Y
oozeswheniping HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:42 PM EDT Y
havingtroublepinging HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:42 PM EDT Y
ihatetobepopular HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:44 PM EDT Y
burnswheniping HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:44 PM EDT Y
williewhiner tubebender 09/01/2003 9:46 PM EDT Y
pingme HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:47 PM EDT Y
pleasepingme HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:48 PM EDT Y
dontholdyourbreath HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:48 PM EDT Y
governmentcanfixit HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:50 PM EDT Y
pingspam Prof Engineer 09/01/2003 9:51 PM EDT Y
putmeonallpinglists HighWheeler 09/01/2003 9:51 PM EDT Y

36 posted on 09/01/2003 6:53:40 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: steplock; EggsAckley
See also:
*PING LISTS* Revisited (vanity)
      Posted by EggsAckley
On 01/08/2003 12:55 PM PST with 97 comments

1-8-03 | EggsAckley
     
 
DID I ASK TO BE ON YOUR PING LIST?
      Posted by southernnorthcarolina
On 12/20/2002 3:57 PM PST with 507 comments


37 posted on 09/01/2003 6:53:42 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: 4mycountry
I've just added you! Thanks for axing and you're welcome!
38 posted on 09/01/2003 6:53:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Go ahead, make my day and re-state the obvious! Again!)
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39 posted on 09/01/2003 6:53:54 PM PDT by Consort
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To: 4mycountry
It happens when you respond to a certain kind of article regularly and they think you are interested. Most add on the ping that they will take you off if you don't appreciate it. It is kind of like they recognize your interests say, similar to the way friends do. And besides, what does it hurt?
40 posted on 09/01/2003 6:54:30 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Timesink
HEY! DID I ASK TO BE PUT ON YOUR PING LIST? HUH HUH? DID I? I'M GONNA HOLD MY BREATH UNTIL I TURN BLUE AND ALL KINDS OF OTHER STUFF!

Well, ok. Never mind. Could you just take me off your 'Ping' Ping list? Thanks.

;0)
41 posted on 09/01/2003 6:54:38 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (A word to the wise ainít necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice)
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To: steplock
instead of complaining to the PC Police first - ya think?

There are Personal Computer police? Well, they can have my keyboard when they pry it from my cold, dead hands!

42 posted on 09/01/2003 6:54:44 PM PDT by Prof Engineer (HHD - Blast it Jim. I'm an Engineer, not a walking dictionary.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Well, ok. Never mind. Could you just take me off your 'Ping' Ping list? Thanks.

Sure. Just send me $14.95 for processing.

43 posted on 09/01/2003 6:56:08 PM PDT by Timesink
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To: jackbill
>>Every time I log in I see them, so I know they are there.

Are you sure you're logged in?
44 posted on 09/01/2003 6:56:30 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (this space intentionally blank)
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To: Lazamataz
Had to ping someone here. Ping!
45 posted on 09/01/2003 6:57:20 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (this space intentionally blank)
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To: Consort

46 posted on 09/01/2003 6:57:41 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (A word to the wise ainít necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice)
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To: Admin Moderator
Yep. Zavien nearly got killed!! Oh well, I told him he was too obsessed with AYBABTU for his own good.

47 posted on 09/01/2003 6:57:50 PM PDT by 4mycountry (You say I'm a brat like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Chancellor Palpatine
Thanks for the Ping!

LOL!
48 posted on 09/01/2003 6:57:50 PM PDT by cmsgop (If you Sprinkle When You Tinkle,...Be a Sweetie and Wipe the Seatie......)
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To: Timesink; 4mycountry
See how easy that was?

Timesink - the check is in the mail...
49 posted on 09/01/2003 6:58:40 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (A word to the wise ainít necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice)
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To: 4mycountry
1 Ping Only


50 posted on 09/01/2003 6:58:55 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Which one will lose? Depends on what I choose or maybe which voice...I ignore.)
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