There comes a time when I make a mistake. I have made a huge one. When I read blogs it is for the intent of broadening my knowledge-base and for the love of GW2. I don't even have the add thingie turned on because this blog is fun! It is a place where I can come out of my weird closet and share my thoughts and feeling with people who, like me, just love to talk and play GW2.
About a month or so ago, I ran across a blog - Guild Wars 2 Riches - and promptly signed up for the email option, added it to my blog roll, and gave it some *at the time* well deserved kudos. It had everything. Good intel on the TP, great user guides, and an informed blogger and host.
Then I went and looked at the sister site*edit- After asking the owner of GW2TP they refute the sister site moniker -- edit 2 there is a site www.guildwars2tradingpost.org that IS the sister site. The .com is ok.* - Guild Wars 2 Trading Post - and came across an interesting article. Here. Take a good long read at this: SHENANIGANS!
I am so sorry my friends. It is possible that if you followed my ill advised comments about following this *sigh* blogger, that your email account addresses could be sold. *bows deeply* I had no clue as to any of this until this morning. And I have put a post on his stickied guru thread. Here is the LINK. *edit still no reply as of 10am I posted the last comment i will post in that thread. Don't want to give out publicity, i just want to make sure the fans are informed.*
As of 9am I am still waiting for a reply. Please dude get back to me. Tell me that this is just a prank. Tell me that you didn't USE the community that loves this game and the people who play it. Just to get 8,000. Which by the way is not nearly enough. Pride, courtesy, and honor. Those are the things you put up for sale. Hell I even downloaded your pod casts. Which were good.
Now don't get me wrong. I am not above folks making a living. But you don't use people in this way. We are not your sells gimmick. We are not fodder for gold selling, spamming, account stealing asshats whom buy intel from people like you.
Explain how I can still support you and your site? Explain how I tell my friends online and in RL how I have potentially put their information into the hands of the bad guys? Because right now I feel like I should be wrapped in a trench coat with stolen watches dangling out the inside pockets.
To my readers: I am very very very sorry....*bows head in shame* If anyone needs any help to unsubscribe or anything please comment. Anything that is in my power to do to protect you all, I will do!