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66Mustang
66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
edited May 18 in Coffee lounge

I just got a random private message that just had one of those emoji pictures of a coffin in it

I came on the site and decided to have a look at that member’s posts (because I thought you had to be some kind of semi-established member to send people PMs) and they are an old member who seemed to join up 5 years ago and made a few genuine and friendly sounding posts

However they seem to have just returned and made like 20 really weird posts saying stuff like it’s a shame disabled people aren’t just removed from society and stuff like that

Just wondering if anyone else has had weird PMs?

I found it funny more than anything but thought it right to be a bit concerned and to mention in case they’ve decided this is it or something and need some intervention

Thanks!

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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,624 Disability Gamechanger
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    gosh @66Mustang hope you flagged it up I don't find it funny to be saying stuff like that or coffin emoji

  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yep, me too. Its why I've logged in for the first time in nearly 4 years to figure out what's going on.

    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,624 Disability Gamechanger
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    hi @Ami2301 Ami2301welcome back sorry you had a pm like that, report it

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Sandy_123 sorry I didn’t mean I agreed with them or anything. I just meant if they were trying to cause upset I had to laugh as that’s how I deal with things like that

    @Ami2301 hi, it’s nice to see you, sorry I didn’t get in touch for ages, I assumed you were busy as you have lots going on. I hope you and your family are all OK and that all your projects going well 😊

  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 8,384 Disability Gamechanger
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    @66Mustang

    Hi I think that’s shocking someone deliberately trying to upset people, Im so glad you could laugh it off as I would hopefully be able to do that to, but a lot of people won’t have the same reaction.
    This happened a while back someone sending nasty PMs and it upset a lot off people on the community and actually made some people leave.
    Hopefully admin can get to the bottom of it.

    @Ami2301

    Hi it’s lovely to see you back but sorry you received one off these PMs it’s disgusting.
    I hope you and your family are doing well.

    ❤️

  • JJinPA
    JJinPA Community member Posts: 34 Courageous
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    I've not got a thing. I am messageless. I don't think it would bother me to get coffin messages. The way I see it, the sender would have to be sicker than I am. At least I still have my wits. I would question if they did.

  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sorry for not acting more quickly but it seems there were issues with the site yesterday

    I got another identical message just after midnight today so looking on the bright side they clearly haven't done anything silly to themselves but are still obviously trying to cause upset

    I might be being dim but I can't seem to find a way to report a private message so I will share their username as I think it's best - HB2100 is their user name

    Hopefully one of the admins can help today or on Monday when people are back in office

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    Im sorry to hear you had another of those messages. There used to be a flag button on PMs so you could report it but I see it's been removed. @Adrian_Scope @Albus_Scope @Jimm_Scope @Rosie_Scope can you help here please.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,386 Scope online community team
    edited May 19
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    Thank you for letting us know @66Mustang (and for tagging me in @poppy123456).

    It's great to see your name pop up @Ami2301, I hope you are keeping well?

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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community member Posts: 7,935 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm okay, thanks everyone. It's nice to see familiar names, hope you're all keeping well and keeping out of mischief 😊

    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • hyancinth
    hyancinth Community member Posts: 78 Pioneering
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    Thats horrible but probably not a human anyway.

  • Steve_in_The_City
    Steve_in_The_City Scope Member Posts: 629 Pioneering
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    Hi Everyone. I trust you are all ok and just being the best you can be,

    I have only had 1 PM and it was from a lady and totally unoffensive.

    I simply cannot understand why someone would post an offensive message.

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