From: Grimly Curmudgeon on
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
drugs began to take hold. I remember totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk (The
Older Gentleman) saying something like:

>I had some twonk use one of my pix once. Got that canned, as well.

What a relief to see no response from Spacker.
That arsehole nearly killed this group, just look at the dearth of
postings over the past few days.
From: Dr Zoidberg on
The Older Gentleman wrote:
> petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Why is it that people do this?
>>
>> Whilst doing a search today I came across a listing that had my text,
>> word for word, from an auction that ended last week.
>>
>> Naturally I reported it and it's now been removed.
>
> I had some twonk use one of my pix once. Got that canned, as well.
>
>
It's always best when they hotlink to an image you host.
Plenty of potential for amusement there.

--
Alex

"I laugh in the face of danger, then I hide until it goes away"
From: petrolcan on
In article <c3eWEHDuJdBLFwu3(a)turnpike.home>, Mike says...
>
> In message <MPG.256f9774e1ab7b74989a85(a)text.news.virginmedia.com>
> at 17:57:51 on Thu, 19 Nov 2009, petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com>
> wrote
> >In article <20091119174708.577e6b03(a)bluemoon>, Rob Morley says...
> >>
> >> On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 17:25:20 GMT
> >> petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> > Why is it that people do this?
> >> >
> >> > Whilst doing a search today I came across a listing that had my text,
> >> > word for word, from an auction that ended last week.
> >> >
> >> > Naturally I reported it and it's now been removed.
> >> >
> >> It used to be considered a good indication that the listing was a
> >> scam, but I think it's mostly just laziness or ignorance on the part of
> >> some sellers.
> >
> >This was definitely laziness.
> >
> >> If he'd asked for permission to use your description
> >> would you have allowed it?
> >
> >You know, I'm not sure.
> >
> The classic one I did once was put username in white text on a white
> background which they duly copied (including my web hosted picture).

Please tell me that you changed the pic to something suitably offensive.
From: petrolcan on
In article <1j9fyh3.120wq38kc40ksN%totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk>, The
Older Gentleman says...
>
> petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Why is it that people do this?
> >
> > Whilst doing a search today I came across a listing that had my text,
> > word for word, from an auction that ended last week.
> >
> > Naturally I reported it and it's now been removed.
>
> I had some twonk use one of my pix once. Got that canned, as well.

As yet that hasn't happened to me (that I know of).

I'd be quite happy for someone to link to my pics because as soon as I
found out I'd be changing the pics for something completely different.
From: TOG on
On 20 Nov, 07:36, Dr Zoidberg <AlexNOOO!!!...@drzoidberg.co.uk> wrote:
> The Older Gentleman wrote:


>
> > I had some twonk use one of my pix once. Got that canned, as well.
>
> It's always best when they hotlink to an image you host.
> Plenty of potential for amusement there.
>
Oh yuss. He sold on a bike I sold to him (he turned a nice profit on
it, too!) and just nicked my pix. Dragged them to his desktop and
reused them. If he'd hotlinked I would indeed have done the usual....