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Old 03-03-2011, 02:17 PM
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On Tuesday March 1, I received an email from Garry LaRiviere representing The Villages Golf & Country Club Administration. The email stated Come and enjoy lunch with Greg Norman on Friday, March 4. It also included an attachment showing ticket prices. It did not state this was a Moffitt benefit fundraiser although this event was in the Daily Sun as a Moffitt fundraiser.
It seems not only The Village newspaper and radio station are used for developer supported fundraising, so is your email address if you use the thevillages.net website to make tee times. It looks like they are using our email addresses for purposes other than its intended use without our permission.
Anybody else get this email and what do you think of this?
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:31 PM
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:41 PM
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I see a trend I do not like..... The subsidization of the house publication, The Daily Sun, just increased from a quarter to a half a buck last week in the paper racks. Take away the TV ads, the other repetitious ads and you are left with a few interesting stories about fellow villagers that would make a nice weekly paper. I stopped receiving it some time ago at the onset of the Moffitt "stuff", which was a greater part of the paper. Let them send out one or two brochures a year like most similar causes do, not repetitiously lambaste every media avenue they own. I've even found a Jacksonville radio station to replace WVLG. Internet and cable are more than I need.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:33 PM
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No, didn't get any such e-mail.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:37 PM
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Didn't get a thing.... you must have been singled out ...

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I wouldn't have been annoyed.
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When your email hits the Internet it is fair game, where do you think all that spam comes from.
You are probably right that it came from the use of the tee time system. There was most likely a privacy agreement that came with our sign up.
Doesn't bother me. I have more serious things to worry about......where are we going for dinner tonight!
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Maybe it's just the priority members.....we're not, but do use the system to book times.

Just a thought.
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That is why they have a delete key.
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When your email hits the Internet it is fair game, where do you think all that spam comes from.
You are probably right that it came from the use of the tee time system. There was most likely a privacy agreement that came with our sign up.
Doesn't bother me. I have more serious things to worry about......where are we going for dinner tonight!
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That is why they have a delete key.
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On Tuesday March 1, I received an email from Garry LaRiviere representing The Villages Golf & Country Club Administration. The email stated Come and enjoy lunch with Greg Norman on Friday, March 4. It also included an attachment showing ticket prices. It did not state this was a Moffitt benefit fundraiser although this event was in the Daily Sun as a Moffitt fundraiser.
It seems not only The Village newspaper and radio station are used for developer supported fundraising, so is your email address if you use the thevillages.net website to make tee times. It looks like they are using our email addresses for purposes other than its intended use without our permission.
Anybody else get this email and what do you think of this?
Enter it on your "blocked senders list" and worry no more.
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On Tuesday March 1, I received an email from Garry LaRiviere representing The Villages Golf & Country Club Administration. The email stated Come and enjoy lunch with Greg Norman on Friday, March 4. It also included an attachment showing ticket prices. It did not state this was a Moffitt benefit fundraiser although this event was in the Daily Sun as a Moffitt fundraiser.
It seems not only The Village newspaper and radio station are used for developer supported fundraising, so is your email address if you use the thevillages.net website to make tee times. It looks like they are using our email addresses for purposes other than its intended use without our permission.
Anybody else get this email and what do you think of this?
It sounds like they are pulling out all of the stops. Do I detect a note of desperation on their part.

As someone has already pointed out, it looks like they have resorted to spamming. Just treat it like any other spam. Delete it, block it , ignore it, or if you prefer, send them a check.
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I see a trend I do not like..... The subsidization of the house publication, The Daily Sun, just increased from a quarter to a half a buck last week in the paper racks. Take away the TV ads, the other repetitious ads and you are left with a few interesting stories about fellow villagers that would make a nice weekly paper. I stopped receiving it some time ago at the onset of the Moffitt "stuff", which was a greater part of the paper. Let them send out one or two brochures a year like most similar causes do, not repetitiously lambaste every media avenue they own. I've even found a Jacksonville radio station to replace WVLG. Internet and cable are more than I need.
Awww...I like the Daily Fun. It has its' share of national and world news and although it is a huge advertisement for The Villages so are many villagers and I am one of them.

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