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I recently received a GM that goes:

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As (*some game*) is on your (* some *) list I want to let you know you can win a free copy here.



"here" directed me to the Games for Geekgold geeklist.

I would like to opt out of receiving such messages because:

a. any X for Y exchange is not *free*.
b. I think it's great for people to have the freedom to participate in a lottery but it is not for me.
c. I know TANSTAAFL but every time I read a message like this, a little hope flickers in me and then dies when i read the message shake sad, but true.

Any chance I could opt out when someone sends messages to all-who-meet-a-particular-criterion?

I have done my best to remove specific references to an individual. I have no interest in calling out people publicly as the sender very likely did not mean (and definitely did not cause) any harm.
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Perhaps sending a message to the individual that sent the gm in question, and explaining they aren't the sort of thing you wish to receive in the future.
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I've gotten one of these in the past too and was a little annoyed. If I was interested in the Games for Geekgold lottery geeklist, I'd follow it.
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frumpish wrote:
Perhaps sending a message to the individual that sent the gm in question, and explaining they aren't the sort of thing you wish to receive in the future.


That will likely not work.

For one person: who is sending a message to everyone who meets her criteria. I haven't tried doing this but I don't think it's easy to single out people who have contacted you in the past requesting not be messaged.

Worse, this doesn't stop other people who would send similar requests (admittedly on different criteria). I have over a hundred items on my wish/want/play lists...

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I got the same email.

In the end, I'm okay with it, even though I have no interest in the geeklist.

It's like watching a TV show -- if you don't like it, change the channel; no need to write the network and demand they take it off the air.

It's not hard to hit "delete" and the message is gone.
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Lemur wrote:

It's like watching a TV show -- if you don't like it, change the channel; no need to write the network and demand they take it off the air.

It's not hard to hit "delete" and the message is gone.


It's easier to set it up once so I don't have to delete over and over again.

The analogy with the TV show is somewhat erroneous... I'm not switching to the channel here, the channel is coming to me. But to use that analogy, what i'm trying to do is setup a list of favorites so I don't accidentally end up on a channel I'm not interested in.
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Oh - I agree, and, if the option exists, I'd definitely take advantage of it, myself.

The thing is, I can't see an easy way to do that. They can't block being able to send messages to multiple recipients; that would be pretty awful; and there's no real way to ensure you don't get those messages.

So, since I realized, long ago, that the option doesn't exist, I just made my peace with deleting those types of messages (with no ill will). It's like when people used to offer me trades for games (none of which I have listed for trade) -- I would simply delete those; since they were unsolicited. No worries.
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Just forward it to Octavian as an unsolicited bulk geekmail. He will investigate and take appropriate action.
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Lemur wrote:
Oh - I agree, and, if the option exists, I'd definitely take advantage of it, myself.

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If the option is not available at all, I will follow your approach... cool

if that's the best option, that's what we shall do. I was not sure whether one could opt out and thought i'd check with the more knowledgeable geeks.

Thanks!
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byronczimmer wrote:
Just forward it to Octavian as an unsolicited bulk geekmail. He will investigate and take appropriate action.


I considered that approach but it seemed a little harsh to me. I don't want to see some poor soul get in trouble with the admins (I'm sure no harm was meant by the sender)...

aah... i guess i just continue deleting emails
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kurmuzz wrote:
byronczimmer wrote:
Just forward it to Octavian as an unsolicited bulk geekmail. He will investigate and take appropriate action.


I considered that approach but it seemed a little harsh to me. I don't want to see some poor soul get in trouble with the admins (I'm sure no harm was meant by the sender)...

aah... i guess i just continue deleting emails



Exactly how I feel - if the person *kept* sending emails, I'd take action; but one email - I just delete it.
 
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kurmuzz wrote:
I recently received a GM that goes:

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As (*some game*) is on your (* some *) list I want to let you know you can win a free copy here.




Please forward any such emails to me - this isn't the kind of thing we'd like to see increasing in frequency.
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Although Octavian will deal with anything regarding this specific situation if this become an widespread situation with the G4GG Loteries, please contact me.
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Thank you both for the interest in addressing this situation, admins... i'll contact you via GM..
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