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What the heck is Boxbe?

Ping madfilkentist in particular, but anyone can play...

I got an e-mail saying that someone I know had added me as a friend on Boxbe.

What the heck is Boxbe?

(Edit: The part that sounds a bit worrisome in the e-mail is that it wants to "share approved contacts with you." Which sounds rather like it wants my address book...)

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thnidu
Dec. 20th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
DON'T DON'T DON'T DON'T DON'T!!!

See my post on a similar "request". I am going to add a follow-up with more recent info.
starcat_jewel
Dec. 20th, 2008 04:38 am (UTC)
I'm with thidnu. I've had at least one of those; while the sender verified that it was in fact from them, I just don't trust this "give me all your passwords" bullshit.
made_of_paradox
Dec. 20th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
If you don't know what it is, then you're probably not on it yourself, and if you're not on it yourself, ignore.

I'm on mailing lists that get spammed with that sort of thing on a regular basis. Such action swiftly results in moderation in one case, and 100+ posts about netiquette on another. (Most of the participants in the latter violate one or more of the more frequently cited rules of netiquette, just for irony points or something.)
faxpaladin
Dec. 20th, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)
Just like people who reply to correct someone's spelling or grammar, and make their own spelling or grammatical errors...
made_of_paradox
Dec. 20th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
Yes. At least the second-order correction folks (those correcting the correctors) admit where they fall down in the netiquette department.

(That's an interesting list where that happens. Whining is not tolerated, backpeddling as opposed to owning up to someone having called you on something or changed your mind is not tolerated, and gods help you if you apologize for anything other than an attack on another person....)
madfilkentist
Dec. 20th, 2008 12:13 pm (UTC)
I haven't heard of this site before, but it certainly sounds like the kind of social net-phishing (I just invented the term, but it may be a keeper) site that asks for the password to your e-mail account and then spams everyone in your address book. Avoid it.

A search on ask.com quickly turned up confirmation.
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