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Old 18 Nov 2013, 15:35
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Got some one bothering me here

I got singled out by another member here to do the work on their forum. I'm thinking maybe they sent out PM's in the blind waiting for some one to respond.
I responded by saying if it was a quad copter forum I might be interested. They replied with who would want to have a forum about that. The response they got out of me since flying quads is my hobby, was a couple of links to RC hobby forums both running VB software where I am a member.
Are those yours or do you admin them? Then launched in to this absurdly long laundry list of things they wanted done and wanted me to start tomorrow.
I finally sent one that was straight to the point about not being interested. I wasn't rude but I was firm. I hope that's all it takes.

Ok for the record, I am not a coder. Never professed to be. I'm doing good driving my own place in the ground. I'm not dinking with VB as much as I used to attested by the fact I'm not in here as often as I used to be.

Please don't ask for the name unless you are a mod or admin as posting the name in the open wouldn't be cool.
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 15:38
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I think I had your same "customer" as well. Didn't seem to want to take "no" for a answer. I don't hire out, period. Not for any job or for any amount.
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 17:04
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I get PMs quite often asking if I do custom work and I always say No. So far I haven't had anybody get upset with that answer.
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 18:12
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I got a pm from the guy myself I never replied to it as I have too much work on. Now I am happy I did not
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 20:33
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Got a request from this person as well. I suspect this person may be some sort of hacker, like the one that was going around asking plugin developers for their premium mod demo board url and then used the recent vBulletin exploits to steal the premium mods.
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 20:52
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I got a similar request but for a Grand Prix Race Car site. I didn't reply because it seemed to be a form letter going out to random forum members. I periodically get asked to make things I have no idea how to make.

Did the replies seem automated to you, being that they didn't seem to be responding to what you said? Did they ask you to hit them up via Skype?
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Old 18 Nov 2013, 21:59
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I got a similar request but for a Grand Prix Race Car site. I didn't reply because it seemed to be a form letter going out to random forum members. I periodically get asked to make things I have no idea how to make.

Did the replies seem automated to you, being that they didn't seem to be responding to what you said? Did they ask you to hit them up via Skype?
I got the same one you did.

I ignore most of these things because people don't know the difference between a coder and a designer.

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Old 19 Nov 2013, 01:28
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wait a minute... now that you guys mention RC and other keywords, i'm 99.99999% sure that I know who this is. My advice is to beat feet and put as much distance between yourself and this guy as you can. He's trouble and has already been banned from here for showing his true colors and he's probably sending out mass PM's because he doesn't have licensed access to the paid requests forum anymore.

Trust me, don't get involved with this guy. He's been stalking me for seven years now and it's costing me a fortune in lawyers fees.
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Old 19 Nov 2013, 01:42
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Now that I look, my PMs were from a user who has posted in licensed areas as recently as October. Unless he was banned recently, mine might be a different guy than the OP's.
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Old 19 Nov 2013, 01:55
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no, he got the axe back in the early summer i think. even so, grand prix's wouldn't be this guy's thing. he ruined his car forums and now he's trying other stuff. probably not the same guy as OP's.
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Old 19 Nov 2013, 08:01
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Yep it's about grand prix cars. I got another PM from him responding to my not interested PM. From the way it's worded he's shooting in the blind to many people as he can.
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Old 19 Nov 2013, 08:15
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wouldn't HAPPEN to be from canada, would he?
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Old 19 Nov 2013, 13:40
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This thread almost makes me want to check my backlog of PMs... Almost.
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Old 19 Nov 2013, 19:09
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
This thread almost makes me want to check my backlog of PMs... Almost.
Since I have almost 2000 PMs right now, I think I will pass and looking back through them. (Although, maybe I will make my New Years' resolution be to go through and delete my old PMs!)
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Old 19 Nov 2013, 21:03
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I *believe* I just "fired" this guy... no he was not on my staff I mean as in I quit working for him - What? You didn't know? Ohh yeah you can fire clients... it's not the norm as that means less income but when you realize it's an absolute nut job your dealing with you simply do what you have to do. I can live without the money if it saves my sanity and sometimes they want you to work 8 hours a day for < $50 and that is not possible for all based on various reasons - if you find a trustworthy coder who can work that many hours for that amount of money like I also just told someone else "grab them, hug them tightly and never let them go" because 8 hours for $50 and its coding/design, that is a bargain .

Edit: Also by chance did the grand prix guy want to check every single edit on his list one-by-one via skype? PM me that I'm really curious because I finally told him that is hourly support the norm is completing an entire checklist then having the client confirm the changes... going one-by-one makes the checklist turn into and redundant time munching "be-in-the-way".
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