What Would You Do if a Member Messaged You Asking for Help Finding an Internet Job?

@BelleStarr (38387)
United States
November 25, 2017 10:33am CST
I am not sure if this is a violation of the guidelines or if I am just being too picky. It seems spamish since I don't know this person except for one comment they made on one of my posts. Would you report this to @GoAskAlice or just ignore it? I am sure I have never given any indication I am an employment agency or that I have Internet job connections.
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
25 Nov
I asked about this kind of messages, it's not a violation, unless the users becomes stalking. Ignore the request.
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
25 Nov
Thanks, Anna, I knew that someone would know, I planned to ignore it.
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@LadyDuck (157833)
• Switzerland
25 Nov
@BelleStarr It happened to me a few weeks ago and I asked.
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@rebelann (41466)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Nov
I think you already got the answer, I too would ignore it unless the person sends more messages then I'd tell Admin about it.
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
25 Nov
I just fouund it off putting, why would anyone do that? I only message with my closest friends on here.
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@rebelann (41466)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Nov
I agree with you @BelleStarr but you could simply delete it and not worry about it unless they persist.
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
25 Nov
@rebelann I couldn't figure out how to delete a private message.
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
25 Nov
It's sad that members feel cheeky enough to make this kind of approach, whether it's a violation or not.
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
25 Nov
I found it strangely disturbing which is why I asked. I guess it isn't a violation but it is weird none the less.
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
25 Nov
@BelleStarr It's sad that some people are desperate enough they will explore every avenue.
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@amadeo (66054)
• United States
25 Nov
I would not ask Alice on this.I just ignore it.Why look for an argument?
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
25 Nov
I wanted to ask Alice if it was a violation if it isn't then no problem. I never look for an argument but I think new members need to know what is appropriate.
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@amadeo (66054)
• United States
25 Nov
@BelleStarr well whatever you feel relax
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@GardenGerty (99444)
• United States
25 Nov
I probably would report it right away, although I see it is not necessarily a violation. I had someone who wanted me to sponsor him to come to the US and help him find a job. It was stalking, I blocked and reported him. He is still here, but I do not deal with him.
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
25 Nov
If I hear anything else from this person I will block him. I just found it weird.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Nov
If it's only happened the once I think I'd just ignore it. It seems a bit strange. I wonder if they've asked others.
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
25 Nov
It seems from what people are saying that he did but he is very new.
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@JustBhem (37513)
• Davao, Philippines
25 Nov
You are not alone. I received plenty of messages coming from members here and I just told them to be active here and they will earn. And I don't think it is a violation unless they ask you in the comment section. It is better to tell them nicely too or ignore them.
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
25 Nov
I will just ignore it but thank you for responding.
@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
25 Nov
I would just ignore it.
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
25 Nov
Yes I am going to but I want a clarification about what is exceptable. I think messaging should be for the people you know not a stranger.
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• United States
25 Nov
I would just ignore it. No harm done, just asking. You don't have to answer the person either.
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
25 Nov
No but why would someone ask a complete stranger to help them find Internet jobs? I don't get it.
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• United States
26 Nov
@BelleStarr Perhaps wanted to know if you had any pointers or tips. I have shared with other members if they asked what I used to earn. But with ones I speak to regularly. Though, I was recently asked if I could purchase a membership for someone if they paid me via PayPal since they needed a verified PayPal account. I don't even communicate with this person at all, if I do once or twice. Now that was a strange encounter!
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
26 Nov
@infatuatedbby Very strange indeed.
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
26 Nov
I would probably ignore it the first time, but if he/she kept asking then I’d report them
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
26 Nov
It just is an odd thing to do, seriously why me? I am just a writer.
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
26 Nov
@BelleStarr some people are too desperate maybe. But I understand how annoying that could be
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@hereandthere (31174)
• Philippines
26 Nov
you can change your private message settings to "only those I follow can message me"
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
26 Nov
Thank you now that is a good idea.
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• Philippines
26 Nov
@BelleStarr there will always be people who join sites specifically to abuse the private message feature.
@DianneN (78466)
• United States
25 Nov
I've received that, too. I just ignored it.
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
25 Nov
It made me uncomfortable from someone I don't even know. I wasn't sure if they should be told not to do that.
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@DianneN (78466)
• United States
25 Nov
@BelleStarr I understand. I don't like the ones that call me babe, etc.
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
25 Nov
People do that
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
25 Nov
It seemed very odd to me which is why I questioned it.
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
25 Nov
@BelleStarryeah i wousl question it too, but also would ignore it unless it bwcame a 3x thing.
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@snowy22315 (47367)
• United States
26 Nov
I would ask them why they were asking me..I wouldn't report it
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
26 Nov
I am just going to ignore it, I will delete the message.
@RasmaSandra (17605)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Nov
Strangest thing I ever heard. We don't really know what everyone does or the jobs they have . Certainly ignore this.
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
25 Nov
It is strange isn't it, seriously why me? But I guess it isn't just me.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
25 Nov
Just ignore it.
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
25 Nov
That was my first thought but it just caught me off guard why would someone message me and ask me to help them find work?
@sugartoes (40759)
• Greencastle, Indiana
25 Nov
well I'm not sure if I would answer him but if I did I'd pm a response if I knew if I could help them in any way, but lets see what the staff says & go from there.
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@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
25 Nov
I am not going to respond to this, why ask me for an Internet job I don't have any for one thing but I certainly wouldn't recommend anyone I don't know.
@ourlot (995)
25 Nov
Sometimes the messages are on topic. Sometimes they ask stuff out of the blue, and disconnected. Anyway, what online jobs do you know?
@BelleStarr (38387)
• United States
25 Nov
Yah that would be none!! Seriously if I had internet jobs I would be doing them!! lol
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