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Calling all Roleplayers.. [Oct. 15th, 2007|12:19 pm]
randomposting
[Current Location |home sick ( and crabby, damnit. )]
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Mazes and Monsters is a far out game!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFIWUYr0n10&e

Roleplaying games are very dangerous. They lead to murder! lol. Watch some of the other links too if you're interested in seeing Tom Hanks.. old school, pre-oscar style.

And also, I got this, or a variation of this both on friends pages, and emails alike, so I figure it's time to pass on the love.

ETA: Apparently the email I'm referencing below is a HOAX. My bad!

I still put both my cell and home on the registry, because I've received telemarketing calls on my cell and home line, so better safe then sorry.

2nd ETA : Sorry this is so US centric! Anyone from the UK, or Australia, or any of the other countries represented by my friendslist have the national equivalant to this for your countries?

"All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies tomorrow (Saturday, October 13, 2007 ( Ruh roh!) and you will start to receive sale calls.

YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS!!!


To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222
OR
Visit: www.donotcall.gov


This is the National DO NOT CALL registry. It will only take a minute to registry your number, which will then be blocked for five (5) years. The call must be made from the number you want blocked.

Please pass this on to your friends and family."

( Also.. just for the sake of curiosity.. how many telemarketing calls do you get in the average week? Even with being on the no call list I'd say I get about 3. )
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 05:37 pm (UTC)
Ahh, interesting! I went to the page, but I was at work, when I put in my #'s so I didn't even read the heading, just entered them quickly before going about job stuff.

Thanks for the info. I edited the entry so that it was more clear.

I still think it's a good idea to put all available #'s there though, because even though they say there's no reason too, I've received telemarketing calls on my cell.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 05:40 pm (UTC)
Do you have a houseline, or just a cell phone? I just learned that they're not able to call cells.. but that seems strange since I've received plenty of telemarketing calls on mine.
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[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-10-15 05:28 pm (UTC)
1.  For years, it's been against the law for telemarketers to use autodialers to call cell phones.

2.  It's pretty much a hoax.  A visit to the page that loads at donotcall.gov says so right at the top:
Did you get an email claiming that your cell phone is about to be assaulted by telemarketing calls because of a new cell phone number database? Those claims are not true. In fact, federal law prohibits telemarketers from using automated dialers to call cell phones. You may place your personal cell phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry, but there is generally no reason to do so. For more information, see the FTC's press release "The Truth about Cell Phones and the Do Not Call Registry".
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 05:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)
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[User Picture]From: smadaf
2007-10-15 05:34 pm (UTC)
1.  I'd assume some readers of your blog don't read all the comments.  So some who read the hoax in your post might not see the comments saying it's a hoax.  I suggest editing your post to inform readers that, if they hear such news, they should not believe it.

2.  I get 0 telemarketing calls a week.

3.  Good YouTube.  Makes me want to see that movie, which I'd never heard of. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 05:42 pm (UTC)
1. Thanks. :) I actually did so before even reading your email.

2. Lucky duck. I'm hoping entering that info will put me in the same boat.

3. LOL, isn't it awesomeness? I wonder if they have it at my video store.. I may need to look into it, because the links entertain me endlessly.
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2007-10-15 05:45 pm (UTC)
that may be a hoax email, but eventually it will happen. So many people are using there cell phone alone instead of a land line, they'll have to start tracking!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 05:50 pm (UTC)
*nod* That was my feeling on it too.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 05:54 pm (UTC)
LOL.

I'm a roleplayer too, love. ;)

Historical, generally, on my end.
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[User Picture]From: toothlesshag
2007-10-15 08:25 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD DID YOU LINK TO MAZES AND MONSTERS!?!?!?!

I am such a gamer that we made up a drinking game for that movie.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-15 11:13 pm (UTC)
LOL! awesome! What did it entail? :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-16 04:59 am (UTC)
You know it! :)
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From: hymn
2007-10-16 06:10 am (UTC)
god damn, role playing leads to murder? no wonder .... ;;looks at all of the dead bodies in the corner..;;
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-16 06:14 am (UTC)
LOL. It can start to smell after awhile.
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[User Picture]From: koupob
2007-10-16 11:58 am (UTC)
The first comment was deleted, so I don't know which part was supposed to be the hoax. The Do Not Call Registry, however, is very real. I still remember all the press when they passed this legislation in congress. Not to mention the radio and TV ads that we were bombarded with when they finally got it up and running.

We used to get telemarketing calls all the time on both landline phones and cell phones at my house. However, we haven't gotten a single one since we registered all of our phone numbers. The best part, though, is that telemarketers KNOW that they incur a very hefty fine if they call a number on the registry. There have been a couple of calls that have squeezed through since then, but just mention the registry and ask for their name (to report them, which I have done), and they will hang up SO FAST!

-Koupob
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-16 04:28 pm (UTC)
LOL. There ya go! :)

I've received one call since I registered on saturday, but they said that it can be 31 days, or what not.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2007-10-20 02:20 am (UTC)

Ahhh telemarketers

4 different ones 24/7, and we are on the do not call list :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-20 02:22 am (UTC)

Re: Ahhh telemarketers

You should ask for a supervisor and threaten legal action.
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