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#144098 7-May-2014 13:22
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One of my colleagues has just randomly received an email to confirm her work email address.

What is this for ???





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  #1038379 7-May-2014 14:47
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Presumably your colleague clicked on the signup button on www.gigatown.co.nz?

Or clicked through on a Twitter or Facebook page that used their Soc Media credentials to signup?

If they are no longer interested, just ignore the email.

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  #1038382 7-May-2014 14:50
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Chorusnz: Presumably your colleague clicked on the signup button on www.gigatown.co.nz?

Or clicked through on a Twitter or Facebook page that used their Soc Media credentials to signup?

If they are no longer interested, just ignore the email.

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She has absolutely no idea about Gigtown apart from the recent TV adverts. Rembers this is her work email address which is not associated with any social network.







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  #1038383 7-May-2014 14:51
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freitasm: And the URL that email links to is?




The URL is legitimate, I double checked that one.






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  #1038385 7-May-2014 14:52
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any friend know her work email, would be easy to sign her up if they did. on a side note , how can Wanaka get 142,000 votes . why would you vote for a place where you don't live and wont benefit from it.




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  #1038387 7-May-2014 15:04
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vexxxboy: any friend know her work email, would be easy to sign her up if they did. on a side note , how can Wanaka get 142,000 votes . why would you vote for a place where you don't live and wont benefit from it.


they're not votes, they're points, and you can get lots by spamming people on various social media sites. And I believe they're calculated as a ratio of population, or something. So a small town of 20 people, with 15 twitter spammers, will get way more points than a town of 10,000 with no spammers, if I understand it correctly.

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  #1038405 7-May-2014 15:17
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vexxxboy: any friend know her work email, would be easy to sign her up if they did. on a side note , how can Wanaka get 142,000 votes . why would you vote for a place where you don't live and wont benefit from it.


This... Probably someone used her email address - either to annoy your friend or just being dumb.





 
 
 
 


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  #1038623 7-May-2014 21:32
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Inphinity:
vexxxboy: any friend know her work email, would be easy to sign her up if they did. on a side note , how can Wanaka get 142,000 votes . why would you vote for a place where you don't live and wont benefit from it.


they're not votes, they're points, and you can get lots by spamming people on various social media sites. And I believe they're calculated as a ratio of population, or something. So a small town of 20 people, with 15 twitter spammers, will get way more points than a town of 10,000 with no spammers, if I understand it correctly.



If I remember correctly Dunedin's ratio was 1.00 and the smaller the town was the more points you collected per signup/tweet.

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