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Group buys and give-aways need admin approval

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Trade' started by melbo, Jan 20, 2016.

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  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Original post from 2005 was corrupted. Repost with addition of 'free' and 'give-aways'

    Just so we know it's legit and you aren't someone trying to harvest our members information.

    SurvivalMonkey is not to be held responsible for any Group Buys, freebies or give-aways gone bad, (like so many of them seem to do).

    Have fun, and keep it cool. I'm always in on a good deal.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2016
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  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    This was revisited after it's come to my attention that a member has sent out >20 freebies of something to other members at SM. While generous, this is something that I need to know about since all group buy, freebie and give-away operators are also collecting mailing addresses and other personal information from the members who participate.
  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    @melbo, what about when we send something to one or two members. You still need to know?
  4. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    Oh no, did I miss out on a freebie? :cautious:
    What's the business saying TANSTAAFL

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  5. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    The fault was mine.
    I sent @Hanzo a gift for him and his kids to play with. (Pocket fishing kits) and he posted a thread about them. I made them from my own fishing gear.
    Others liked them and PM'ed requests for their own.
    I figured up what it would take to fill the requests, and a slight profit for my time, and sold them what they asked for.
    However, I was not vetted as a "vendor", as I had no intentions of being a vendor.
    Each sale had it's own request PM, and all data about each sale is in that PM. (I have no copies.)
    In an excess of caution, the fishing kit thread is locked, and I will close my side of each PM, and that data is gone. Close your side, and the entire PM Is gone.

    I will keep nothing personal, but the thank you cards.
    Anyone who wants more kits, clear it through @melbo first.
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  6. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Sorry if I messed you up.
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  7. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    Does this mean the cocaine and hookers group buy is off too?
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016
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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    You did nothing of the kind. It did not even occur to me it might be considered a "group buy". I thought that meant a crate of old rifles, or some such. I should have asked someone. My fault, not yours.
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  9. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    That's OK closest fishing for Blue Gills is 35 miles away.

    And I've never caught one there.

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  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    And there are NO TREES in Arizona, so go home;)
    Some of the best fishing I ever had was in Arizona.
  11. azrancher

    azrancher Monkey +++

    I never said there were trees around this lake, or that there was water in the lake.

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  12. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Then, once you get out of the boat, it should be easier to find your guns.;)
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  13. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    While it is true that kellory may not have kept any personal information, the larger issue concerns the security of our members personal information, a topic that has been under discussion among the admins and mods. It is the position of the forum admins/mods that any request for such information must have melbo's approval. With member security and privacy foremost in our minds, it is a rule that should be appreciated by all members.
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  14. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    No, this would only apply to a campaign where someone is offering to send out a lot of items to other members. If Bear or Hanzo wants to send out a bunch of Real Hawaiian Sand to anyone who replies, just shoot me a quick PM so I know about it. Small stuff between you and a few other members is not a big deal and I wouldn't need a PM - I do NOT want to stifle the spirit of Aloha generosity :)
    Exactly correct RH.
    We wanted to expand the definition of group buys to align with the original reason we created the 'group buys need to be cleared' policy: we don't want just anyone dealing with a bunch of monkeys personal information without our knowledge.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2016
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