ICQ Rumors 1 - 10
ICQ Rumor #10
FROM: MIRABILIS HQ.|
YOU DID NOT REPLY NOR FORWARD THE ICQ SYSTEM
MESSAGE DATED 18/10/97. FAILURE TO DO SO
BROUGHT YOU TO OUR ATTENTION. PLEASE FORWARD
THIS TO ALL THOSE IN YOUR LIST OR YOU WILL BE
DISCONNECTED FROM ICQ WITHIN THE NEXT 72 HOURS.
Ooooo... I'm scared! And I'm also still here. It bears repeating, if "Mirabilis HQ" wants to send you a message, it will come as a system message, probably asking you to look at their homepage for more details. Anything else is NOT from them.
ICQ Rumor #9
IMPORTANT: FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO ALL USERS ON
YOUR LIST OR YOUR OR THEIR ICQ ACCOUNT WILL BE
TERMINATED. WE AT MIRABILIS ARE SURVERYING
WHICH ICQ ACCOUNTS ARE ACTIVE BY ISSUING THIS
MESSAGE. DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING POPULARITY OF
ICQ, ALL NON-RESPONSIVE ACCOUNTS WILL BE
TERMINATED TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW USERS
I wish they would survey who the idiots are and delete anyone who forwards a message like this.
ICQ Rumor #8
I'm only sending this on cuz if you don't, they
REALLY do delete you|
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE MESSAGES AND
YOUR PERSONAL MESSAGES. THERE IS A SMALL PROGRAM
ENCODED IN THE TEXT OF THIS MESSAGE THAT RECORDS
WHERE IT GOES AND WHO RESPONDS. SO DO NOT IGNORE
IT!!!!! SEND THEM TO ALL ON YOUR LIST.
please erase all names
If this were true then I would have been deleted a long time ago. FYI, you can't "encode" a program in the message of a text file, at least not one that will be run. More on this when we get to the virus alerts.
ICQ Rumor #7
For every five people you send this message to,
Mirabilis will add to your ICQ number 10 "brownie
points" which can then be transferred into "ICQ
cash" so, when and if billing is introduced, you
won't have to pay. Billing is forecast to start
in December 1997, at the rate of US$0.50 per hour,
which has the ICQ cash equivalent of 5 "brownie
points". This is an automatically counted (erase
Fifty cents an hour? C'mon people, this one is really out there. At that rate many of us would be playing over $100 a month. Anyone who believes this one has eaten a few too many "organically enhanced" brownies.
ICQ Rumor #6
Por favor voten para que el ICQ sea gratis!
Solo lo que tienen que hacer es pasar este mensaje
a todas las personas que tengan ICQ. Solamente le
dan FORWARD. Si no se pasa este mensaje, cobraran
por el ICQ!|
*** PLEASE VOTE TO KEEP ICQ FREE!
SUPPOSED TO BE UP NOW OR TOMORROW. SO PASS THIS
ON TO EVERYONE TO KEEP ICQ FREE.
In case you can't read English, now we have bilingual lies. Por favor no crean una mentira aunque esté escrita en español.
ICQ Rumor #5
ICQ IS SUPPOSED TO BE UP NOW OR TOMORROW. SO PASS
THIS ON TO EVERYONE TO KEEP ICQ FREE. AND YES,
THEY WILL CHARGE US IF WE DON'T ACT NOW. SO VOTE
FOR IT. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CLICK FORWARD.
They just never stop. See why I put this page up?
ICQ Rumor #4
Pass this on to everyone to keep ICQ free. YES,they
will charge us if we don't ACT NOW. Please VOTE for
it. All that you have to do is go to the URL listed
below. PLEASE pass this on to everyone in your
Just click FORWARD to MULTIPLE reccipients and
click on ALL of them :-)
I went to that URL, and at one time there was a section for voting to keep ICQ free (seems to be gone now). It was actually kind of interesting, but useless. Mirabilis is already painfully aware of what will happen if they start to charge for their service at this time.
ICQ Rumor #3
It's in the HP of Mirabilis: They're studying the
possibility to charge $ 0.06 for each time you
send messages. To vote against this, give FORWARD
on this message. If the number of FORWARDS gets to
3.000 millions (that is the number of users,
nowadays, they will not go on with this idea).
So... VOTE AGAINST!! GIVE FORWARD ON THIS MESSAGE!!!
Six cents per message? Get real. That could add up to a fortune for some of us "power users." But I've been thinking, a lot of people will drop $40 on a game that they get bored with in a couple of weeks, yet scream obscenities at the mention of paying for ICQ even though they use it everyday. Personally, I would pay a reasonable amount, say five cents a day ($18.25/year) in return for a premium ICQ service (like access to more reliable servers). That way they could keep the basic service we get now free, but make a little extra cash to buy some restricted access servers for those of us who are not opposed to paying for the privilege. What do you think?
ICQ Rumor #2
It's on Mirabilis Home Page: They are
requesting a payment to each message you
send. If you want to vote against it,
click foward and send this message to
everyone. If the number of vote is equal
to the number of users (3,000,000),
they'll not request the payment. Click
foward to pass this message!!! Remember
to delete the "who wrote" so you can see
all of this message.
Does anyone ever bother to read the Mirabilis homepage? They say in their FAQ that one day they may charge, but are not planning to do so at the moment. Forwarding this message is another vote for stupidity.
ICQ Rumor #1
Mirabilis wants to charge for using ICQ. You
just hit your forward key and send to all your
friends you know. It will record you as
protesting against charging, it is an automatic
program. Just sending it on, records your no
The only thing that is being "recorded" if you forward this message is that you are a sucker! Cast your "know" vote by deleting the message and writing to the sender.
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