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 Posted: Mon Aug 18th, 2008 10:52 am
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I seem to be at the centre of an attempt at  intimidation or some form of revenge. Prima facie, this appears to be related to my work with the Tarot Collectors Forum.

Starting on the 8th of August, I have found my email address subscribed to hundreds of forums and I consequently received many hundreds of postings from these. In many cases I have had to send an email directly to the site organisers requesting that I be unsubscribed. Most of these sites are gay sites or those dedicated to the geriatric  community, Alzheimers, and so on. Obviously these were specifically chosen to make some point directed at myself. Sadly, this reveals more about the person initiating these subscriptions than about myself.

This has required many hours of my time to try and sort out, and I am still this morning, over a week later, getting these unwanted emails.

The person involved in doing this has got their revenge and I do request them to stop this impersonation of me immediately. Today I found I had been subscribed to a Gay contact board and that a posting had been made in my name. They went to the bother of creating a profile for me which said

"hi im adam im looking to meet people for discreet meet ups would like to be emailed. I also have a website under the same name and collect tarot. I want a spiritual based link with a male."

This is criminal impersonation. Luckily I have this persons IP address and I may  now take this matter up with the Internet provider.


People who do such things drive good, altruistic people away from the internet. Luckily I am a strong person and I just go on and work through such situations, however, a more sensitive person could easily have their confidence shaken by such bullying tactics.

This arises from the fact that I am an open person. I use my real name and real email address. I am open to discussion with people. That makes me vulnerable to a coward hiding behind an anonymous email handle.

This whole situation has resulted in my having to devote many hours unsubscribing from such forums. It will, however, not shake my resolve to keep this discussion group focussed on the subject of tarot collecting. I will not allow the positive development of this discussion forum to be undermined by people who adopt such despicable bullying tactics.


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 Posted: Mon May 25th, 2009 05:40 am
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Why would someone waste so much time doing something like that? Sorry. I just found your wonderful blog and have been reading through the forum. Is it because you are dealing with esoteric things?
Arlene deWinter

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 Posted: Mon May 25th, 2009 04:01 pm
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Adam,

You are much more calm and mature about this than I would have been. Sorry this has happened.

Nicky 

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 Posted: Mon May 25th, 2009 04:29 pm
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This was almost a year ago now.....:ro

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 Posted: Mon May 25th, 2009 04:46 pm
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I know. I just found this wonderful blog now. Just couldn't understand someone doing that. I love the website and the Tarot decks you show. As a professional reader since 1986 - when you could actually make a living at it, when it was a profession -- I am always interested in Tarot. So thanks, and happy to make your acquaintance!
Arlene deWinter:ro

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 Posted: Mon May 25th, 2009 04:51 pm
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It's good to meet you too - my post was aimed more at my old mate Nicky....! :cl

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 Posted: Mon May 25th, 2009 05:00 pm
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OK.
Is this forum still active? It seems a lot of posts are a bit old. I hope so. I don't find many forums I like.
Cheers,
Arlene

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 Posted: Mon May 25th, 2009 05:05 pm
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It is very active indeed. Try clicking on the "recent" tab on the home page !

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 Posted: Tue May 26th, 2009 01:24 am
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Did you call me old, or did you mean the post? LOL

I am clearly senile if nothing else...

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 Posted: Tue May 26th, 2009 01:49 am
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NO the posts seemed old, but my vision is blurry. Not from drinking. I am just a bit near sighted and now far sighted as well. What a pain!

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 Posted: Tue May 26th, 2009 09:13 am
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nicole wrote: Did you call me old, or did you mean the post? LOL

I am clearly senile if nothing else...

I referred to your posting about this so long afterwards when you have been here a while and I thought would have read this thread already.

And because I enjoy insulting you :cl

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 Posted: Tue May 26th, 2009 04:14 pm
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ArlenedeWinter wrote: OK.
Is this forum still active? It seems a lot of posts are a bit old. I hope so. I don't find many forums I like.
Cheers,
Arlene

Welcome on this forum, Arlene. I already saw a post or 2 from you. This forum is very active in some areas and others not so. But it sure is still active. I check it every day. And we sure also joke around a lot with eachother sometimes :D. Anyway, enjoy participating.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 23rd, 2009 10:24 am
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Hello, Adam - it is blackroseivy from AT, I am so sorry that this happened to you! I was astonished when I saw your name because I came across this truly kewl-looking site on a search, & I decided immediately I should be a member. Thank you for being strong for all of us, keep up the wonderful work! :)

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Charming....

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