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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.


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%.


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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2004-11-08 [waffle_muffin]: you people need to calm down about this and tell people BEFORE they send messages...jesus christ!

2004-11-08 [True, plain and simple]: We do. More people should learn to read the news, or maybe get some common sense.

2004-11-08 [Kerian]: Kerian i am very sry to send u this messege . and it would be nice of u not to be a dig snob about it

2004-11-10 [Hyto]: ....I am sorry for my crime, it shall never happen again. *nods*

2004-11-14 [digimatt]: boo!

2004-11-28 [TJ(The Man!)]: didnt know the rule, wont happen again and terribly sorry

2004-11-29 [BethS]: i didn't start it! it got sent to me by a friend

2004-11-29 [True, plain and simple]: At least read the page..Pay close attention to the last line. :)

2004-11-30 [MR.X]: ok, ok! i'm sorry! i got that message from someone and i just sent to another person!

2004-12-23 [sacred penguins]: to MR.X, mabe u shouldn't of sent it on. I don't mean 2 sound mean, but i got passed a chain-mail letter once by e-mail. And it gave me a virus an fooked my system up. So by passin it on could giv a m8 a virus 2!

2004-12-27 [Hedda]: You can't get a virus from an Elftown message (as long as you're not following a link or something like that). But chain messages still piss people off.

2005-01-11 [*¤*Torch*¤*]: god well tel the stupid ppls that sent it to me I didn't know i hate chain letters

2005-01-11 [..//..Tots..\\..]: it wasnt me on my password my mates kept hacking into it sorry!!

2005-01-11 [..//..Tots..\\..]: i'll make sure it dnt happen again!

2005-01-11 [punk princess 8]: i never knew these rules im still pretty new here

2005-01-11 [FiyHigher]: god damn, i didn't fucking know!

2005-01-11 [Nita]: But now you do :)

2005-01-11 [Hedda]: No one is getting banned from one chain message. It's when you send one after the warning, I'll say good bye.

2005-01-12 [BaByGuRl09]: i hate them too....but i was bored..sry!

2005-01-12 [69_chick]: i never even sent one and they are trying to band me. so what the hell???

2005-01-12 [Angellyn2005]: i didnt know we weren't allowed to send them i am new also and i didnt really read the rules i just skimmed through them i am sorry i will make sure it never happens again i promise

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