It has come to our attention lately that someone is sending e-mail to NG users in which they masquerade as Tom and ask users to vote 5 on a certain Portal submission. So, for the record:
1) We will NEVER ask you for your Grounds Gold password. I know all of them, so why would I need to ask you for yours?
2) We will NEVER ask you to vote up a specific Portal submission. If we really wanted to bump up a piece of content, I would go directly into the database and alter the score. (NOTE: We have never done this.)
The last thing we want to see is people losing their Grounds Gold account when someone swindles them out of their password - so be careful out there.