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#0 is HC abused as a dating site?!? your opinions please... Sun 02 Oct 05 21:54:30
fredox
Berlin
Germany
Hi Folks,

I spoke to a scandinavian friend of mine the other day. She told me that she
(and all her other female HC buddies) pretty regularly get contacted by (mostly
"older")men trying to woo them some way or another, mostly adding them to their
MSN list, calling them "my little blond angel" etc... I mean OK, HC should be
used to make contact with other people, and if it leads to more than just
"hospitality", fair play. But using it just with the intentention to get laid by
a blonde seems pretty sad, and in my eyes represents a grave violation of the
very essence of what HC is all about. 

Have you had similar experiences? What do you think about it? 

Cheerio.

Freddie 

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#1 is HC abused as a dating site?!? your opinions please... Sun 02 Oct 05 22:11:17
r-men
Yerevan
Armenia
Freddie, 
did your friends who were contacted by those abusers forward those messages to
abuse@hospitalityclub.org  ?? You can't control all 80,000  members every day,
but if they forward those messages to the abuse team, the volunteers will take
care of them.
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#2 is HC abused as a dating site?!? your opinions please... Mon 03 Oct 05 0:17:34
docgiupino
Milano
Italy
Your post is right, but the reply is better...
They've just to forward the emails to the feedback abuse, and to block the MSN
account of those guys. That's all.
I think it should work.

Lorenzo
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#3 is HC abused as a dating site?!? your opinions please... Mon 03 Oct 05 0:25:08
fredox
Berlin
Germany
Hey Guys,

thanks for your posts. I know there is a way to report "abusers". I was just
merely wondering whether many people (girls?) have had similar experiences. 

The other thing is, when you get contacted on MSN there isn't much you can do
report them. Since in most cases, the MSN/ICQ screenname won't be published on
HC, the only way to find out their identity would be to speak to them. And
that's the last thing I would do if someone pissed me off. (sorry for the
swearing). I think what I'd do is tell them to get lost (maybe in a slightly
less polite way). 

My other suggestion to my friend was, the next time someone molests her on MSN,
she should just pretend to be a bloke who only signed up as a girl on HC in
order to get into some girl's pants. The tactic seems to work! ;)

Greetings from the Oxford nightlife (ie revising). :)

Freddie 
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#4 is HC abused as a dating site?!? your opinions please... Mon 03 Oct 05 3:49:51
zuki
Fribourg
Switzerland
Hi Freddie,

Yup, I'm one of the victims!! Not that it bothers me, I'm ok with chatting with
people, even strangers/aliens/robots, on MSN but when the first question is "are
you married" (that's what one guy asked me), that really puts me off. I didn't
even nother answering him. What's that got to do with anything?? To all the
"abusers" and "sex seeking wooers" in HC: really, it's pathetic what you are
doing. Get a life. Or go to an HC meeting, in real life and face to face it's
less pathetic! Hahahahahahahah!!

Cheers,

Zuki
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#5 is HC abused as a dating site?!? your opinions please... Mon 03 Oct 05 11:15:01
vindya
Kotte
Sri Lanka
Hi Freddie,

Thanks for addressing the issue, i got weird mails from an HC member too but
they were all in german lol.. I can't read german. But another member who reads
german conveyed the message 'not interseted'

Well HC is fun fun place help to keep it abuse free!!

best regards
Vindya
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#6 is HC abused as a dating site?!? your opinions please... Mon 03 Oct 05 11:15:51
vindya
Kotte
Sri Lanka
Hi Freddie,

Thanks for addressing the issue, i got weird mails from an HC member too but
they were all in german lol.. I can't read german. But another member who reads
german conveyed the message 'not interseted'

Well HC is fun fun place help to keep it abuse free!!

best regards
Vindya
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