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FAQ - Board Policies & Information => How to Use the Blueboard => Topic started by: Verla Kay on May 07, 2007, 01:43 PM

Title: Every member of this board, PLEASE READ!
Post by: Verla Kay on May 07, 2007, 01:43 PM
I don't know about contests, but someone was contacted by an agent who found said writer here on the blueboard.  The agent apparently had an existing client look up the poster's email from the profile, so the agent could send an email inviting the writer to submit pages. 

EEK! :police:  I'm going to put on my police hat and make sure everyone knows the "rules" about giving out private member information gleaned from profiles on this board. This is a HUGE NO-NO and if any of the administrators discover someone has done something like this, that person would immediately be "demoted" to a registered member without access to anyone's profile but their own.  NEVER, NEVER, NEVER give out anyone's personal information (that you have gotten from a member's profile) unless you have permission to do so from the member.  NEVER!

I'm very sorry that something like this happened through our board. We (the adminstrators and moderators) try very hard to keep all of you safe here.  That one of you on this board has done something like this makes me very sad. Please, whoever you are, don't ever do it again.  I know you were only trying to help the member... but next time ASK before you give out personal information.  Thanks.