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Response to Shady Proposition Feb. 5th, 2013 @ 02:42 PM Reply

At 2/5/13 11:35 AM, TroisNyxEtienne wrote:
At 2/5/13 08:48 AM, StaticBlu wrote: I wonder if he has a pattern for selecting musicians?
He's targeted a lot of the regulars on the AP save for one or two (strangely enough, those few people he missed were moderators, Midimachine included). I cannot say if he finds them from the Audio Forums, or from the top of each audio category for the month/year/all-time.

I got the PM too so it's probably all the users on the Audio Forum who've submitted something recently.

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Response to Shady Proposition Feb. 9th, 2013 @ 12:00 PM Reply

At 1/21/13 04:28 PM, Zafrece wrote:
At 1/21/13 03:01 PM, Buoy wrote: And anyway why would anyone want to use a site whose creator has to send personal messages to people who are not only strangers but also members of a competing site? It's not going to become anything.
Certainly not in the age of Facebook and Youtube anyway
Sadly it's pretty large, allot of people have signed over their songs and rights to them with out knowing.

I was there, but THIS HERO OF MINE (GEOPLEX) showed me this thread and I deleted my account there after reading thru this. NEWGROUNDS FOREVER!

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Response to Shady Proposition Feb. 9th, 2013 @ 03:32 PM Reply

At 2/9/13 12:00 PM, Deshiel wrote: I was there, but THIS HERO OF MINE (GEOPLEX) showed me this thread and I deleted my account there after reading thru this. NEWGROUNDS FOREVER!

In all honesty, Sorohanro would've stopped me from going on that site if I was on there, but he'd yell like, WHY IN THE LIVING DAYLIGHT DID YOU GO ON THAT SITE WHEN YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE A LAW STUDENT?!

...yeah. I don't know, it's just... if several musicians with not the best background in law can tell that a site is shady just from the way it runs, then surely there's weight in whatever they say.

I cannot say much for my part, but I suppose it boils back down to what we're looking for: just any plain funds when making music, or effective funds.


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Response to Shady Proposition Feb. 9th, 2013 @ 03:55 PM Reply

Who summoned my name?
Ah, you... aha... well, DON'T UPLOAD YOUR MUSIC THERE!

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Response to Shady Proposition Feb. 9th, 2013 @ 04:42 PM Reply

At 2/9/13 03:55 PM, sorohanro wrote: Who summoned my name?
Ah, you... aha... well, DON'T UPLOAD YOUR MUSIC THERE!

You know I was being facetious.
At any rate, that post of mine was a serious 'D'OH!' to people who had indeed put their stuff up there.


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Response to Shady Proposition Feb. 14th, 2013 @ 02:28 AM Reply

just got a message from this guy on this name http://danielburg.newgrounds.com/ and i just uploaded my first song, guys getting desperate

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Response to Shady Proposition Feb. 14th, 2013 @ 02:30 AM Reply

At 2/14/13 02:28 AM, LeenaIce wrote: just got a message from this guy on this name http://danielburg.newgrounds.com/ and i just uploaded my first song, guys getting desperate

Same. First track, instantly.
I wonder if it's not a bot.


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Response to Shady Proposition Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 02:16 AM Reply

I don't think its a bot. I sent the dude a message regarding the proposed contest details, and he sent me one back. The reply seemed pretty personable so probably not. Anyway..is this thing a scam, anybody know? I checked out the site it seemed legit but i don't know if i'm gonna upload or not.


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Response to Shady Proposition Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 02:26 AM Reply

At 2/16/13 02:16 AM, Paranoidhumanoise wrote: Anyway..is this thing a scam, anybody know?

Read the OP. When you sign up and upload music, you loose the rights to your music.


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Response to Shady Proposition Feb. 16th, 2013 @ 06:31 PM Reply

At 2/16/13 02:26 AM, ATTW7-Envy wrote:
At 2/16/13 02:16 AM, Paranoidhumanoise wrote: Anyway..is this thing a scam, anybody know?
Read the OP. When you sign up and upload music, you loose the rights to your music.

Well assuming there is no legal trickery. But yes, that is how it looks.

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Response to Shady Proposition Mar. 6th, 2013 @ 12:29 AM Reply

Important!
This is STILL going on, I was contacted recently by ANOTHER user, username "AliciaDobbs".

I think that it might be necessary to either ban the IP connected to those users from creating new accounts, or possibly add a code that prevents "freeing" music to be included in a PM? This is probably too much work, but at least we are all aware of it now.

The site isn't clean at all.. I read through it, someone was impersonating Skrillex. Overall.. ridiculous.

If you are interested in getting signed, look for a local label. They are cool to work with and you will be able to get your music heard locally, have the option to branch out later. All musicians/people in general should get familiar with the blacks law dictionary.


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Response to Shady Proposition Mar. 6th, 2013 @ 02:23 PM Reply

Got the same message from the same "Alicia Dobbs", and also saw that Skrillex imposter message.
Looks like the highest voted video/song is rated at 30 something votes. Even if this weren't a scam benefit site, it's hardly worth the time, serious musician or not.
Steering clear of this.


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Response to Shady Proposition Mar. 7th, 2013 @ 11:32 AM Reply

There is a Block button, people. Use it.

Spammer is gonna spam.

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Response to Shady Proposition Mar. 7th, 2013 @ 11:39 AM Reply

At 3/7/13 11:32 AM, Elitistinen wrote: There is a Block button, people. Use it.

Spammer is gonna spam.

This thread is useful however.
Not everyone who gets this PM instantly recognizes this as spam and might want to look into it.
It's nice to get a warning.

Also, i got the PM too. And it wasn't a bot, since i asked a question and got a reply.
Asked another question after that, but didn't get a reply to that, unfortunately.

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Response to Shady Proposition Mar. 7th, 2013 @ 01:26 PM Reply

"Not everyone who gets this PM instantly recognizes this as spam and might want to look into it. It's nice to get a warning."

Exactly this. Not only that, but it loosely documents the amount of people that have received this, might provide helpful insight into who & what to look out for in the future.


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Response to Shady Proposition Mar. 11th, 2013 @ 12:46 AM Reply

Just saw this thread. Went over to FM and deleted the one song I posted there as well as my account. Nice catch.


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Response to Shady Proposition Mar. 11th, 2013 @ 01:35 AM Reply

Phew, thankfully, it's over now.

Thanks.


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Response to Shady Proposition Mar. 11th, 2013 @ 02:19 AM Reply

At 3/11/13 01:35 AM, Woolio1 wrote: Phew, thankfully, it's over now.

Thanks.

Nah he will keep spamming them, it's not over.

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Response to Shady Proposition Mar. 13th, 2013 @ 12:37 PM Reply

Hello Ditchy,
I am contacting you in regards to a partnership that I think would benefit you. My name is Alicia and I am from FreeingMusic. FreeingMusic is dedicated to helping artists share, promote, and receive compensation for their music. It is a website that offers a larger share of ad revenues for your music. Your music is free for the public to download. We compensate you for each of these downloads with all the ad revenue. Moreover, there is a contest with $1000s in prizes. Our contest is run by the listeners, if you get the most votes you win $1000. There are also second and third place prizes and this contest runs non stop, year round! Once one ends the next begins. Plus you get compensated for all the downloads you receive during the contest! Bring your fans, friends and family with you , so they can vote for you and help you win :-) Good luck! If you have any questions feel free to email me at contact@freeingmusic.com
For more information visit: www.freeingmusic.com/contest
Sign up at: www.freeingmusic.com/users/agreement

lol glad i didnt believe it. Im not that good anyway :)

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Response to Shady Proposition Mar. 21st, 2013 @ 12:24 PM Reply

I just received this message from http://rachelrox.newgrounds.com/. I wonder if this guy legally changes his name every time he makes a new account to spam with, surely he can't be lying about even that...


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Response to Shady Proposition Mar. 21st, 2013 @ 08:26 PM Reply

Yes, he/she's still at it; I got a PM as well. Twice. Here was my original response:

"Thank you for taking the time to contact me. My short answer is: no, thank you. I'm not convinced that ad revenue from a site with as small an amount of daily traffic as FreeingMusic (see http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/freeingmusic.com) would be significantly profitable for me or you. Furthermore, messaging people on Newgrounds in this fashion strikes me as a somewhat spammy way of attracting attention for your community-in-progress. I wish you success with your website."


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Response to Shady Proposition Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 05:49 PM Reply

lol looks like the Nigerian romance scammers are having a go at it today too :P

from http://mylove4you.newgrounds.com/

Hello dear,
Permit me to inform you my interest of going
into business relationship with you. As I
have inherited the sum of 5,650, 000.00USD
from my late father who died recently.
I have the intention of investing this sum
with your care and supervision in your
country with a percentage that will be
negotiated among us. If you are willing to
cooperate with me let me know so that I will
furnish you with more details on the next
step for smooth achievement of this risk
free transaction.
Contact me on this private mail.
(princess.sameera4u@yahoo.com) for more
details.
Miss Sameera Michel.

LOL

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Response to Shady Proposition Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 06:31 PM Reply

At 3/22/13 05:49 PM, BrokenDeck wrote: lol looks like the Nigerian romance scammers are having a go at it today too :P

from http://mylove4you.newgrounds.com/

So that Nigerian prince had a sex change?
Well fuck.

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Response to Shady Proposition Mar. 22nd, 2013 @ 06:49 PM Reply

My goodness... what a nuthouse this is...


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Response to Shady Proposition Apr. 11th, 2013 @ 07:21 PM Reply

So...Tunehog, "music Discovery and Management" tool.

Has anyone heard about it?

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Response to Shady Proposition Apr. 11th, 2013 @ 07:55 PM Reply

NG is older than Google and still no measurement on spam filtering??! At least put a CAPTCHA in the PM system!!!

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Response to Shady Proposition Apr. 11th, 2013 @ 10:27 PM Reply

At 4/11/13 07:21 PM, SilverPoyozo wrote: So...Tunehog, "music Discovery and Management" tool.

Has anyone heard about it?

Can't say i have heard of that.

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Response to Shady Proposition Apr. 13th, 2013 @ 05:47 AM Reply

At 4/11/13 07:21 PM, SilverPoyozo wrote: So...Tunehog, "music Discovery and Management" tool.

Has anyone heard about it?

I take it you never signed up for Uplaya previously? If so, what a bunch of spammers...


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Response to Shady Proposition Apr. 17th, 2013 @ 09:20 AM Reply

I got that email too, Luckily I didn't fall for it but good to know for sure that it definitely is spam :) I'll keep my eye out for similar ones like it in future...

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Response to Shady Proposition Apr. 17th, 2013 @ 10:19 AM Reply

Yep, got the message from this person http://julialee.newgrounds.com/ ...checked out the site, but something didn't sit right with me...glad I didn't post anything. Thanks for the heads up, and for just having this thread.


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