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14/28g Post  n. (14 gold / 28 gold post)

  1. A Gaian related scam that attempts to convince a fellow poster that they can receive more gold by creating post with a large amount of text.
  2. This is a false rumor and consider spam.

Usage

These type of posts usually do not have any readable content on them (e.g. "bump", "gold", etc.) and is repeated ad infinitum.

AboutEdit

The scamEdit

The earliest versions of a 14/28g Post was introduced in July 2004 in the Chatterbox forum, a forum for miscellaneous postings. It is unknown who began the original message, however, it has been edited numerous times. When a single user posted a long message in a thread claiming more gold resulted from it, it often motivated other users do as the message instructed and thus duplicate the message ad infinitum as long as they were active in the forum. Another form was simply convincing a user (such as a newbie) that any text that was longer than normal length would result in more gold.

ConsequencesEdit

Although not as insidious as any other regular scams, it is apparently annoying enough to render such posts a warn worthy and bannable offense.

These types of postings are considered to be chain post and a scam by the moderators of Gaia Forums and will results in the poster and the encourager being issued a warning. The posting will be deleted. If after repeated postings after warning, it can result in a ban from Gaia Online. It is noted that this does not disallow long posts with readable content such as long stories, roleplays, information, etc. that require such long posts. However, even with these legal ways of "long posts," they do not gain any more additional gold than a user posting "bump" in a thread.

Examples of postingEdit

As seen July 2004 and June 2005[1][2]

COPY AND PASTE THIS FOR 28 GOLD PER POST!!! think you probably get a lot more gold by posting an extremely long message. So, this is my new bump message! I will post one into every bump room that opens. And to catch the attention of people who haven't noticed this message yet, LOTS OF GOLD!!! There, anyways, as you have noticed, I am posting all of this nonsense, wasting valuable time...in order to get...pure...pure...gold. In other words for those of you who don't catch on very quickly, this long..long..very long...messege is only for the sole-purpose of retrieving thousands of gold from the Gaia Mainframe. That is of course after I post this message into every single bump room I can find. Then, I will have the gold. This of course means I will be able to get the "Bling-Bling" of Gaia and be able to finally look in the mirror, and brush my teeth. By now I am starting to wonder why you guys are still reading this message. Maybe it is because of the fact that you have been staring at the computer screen the whole day, or maybe it is because of the bomb that you don't know is in your basement behind the boiler. Know one may ever know. I think it is about time I also inform you about how this gold-magnetizing message is distracting you while my drone cyber-chipmunks steal everything you have, then actually come out of the computer screen and shop a boot up your wazoo. Well, thank you for your time. I hope this message has been worth while to you. I know it has for me. I'm stinking rich now I stole this from someone else!! MUAHAHAHAHAthink you probably get a lot more gold by posting an extremely long message.

As seen July 2005[3]

COPY AND PASTE THIS FOR 28 GOLD PER POST!!! think you probably get a lot more gold by posting an extremely long message. So, this is my new bump message! I will post one into every bump room that opens. And to catch the attention of people who haven't noticed this message yet, LOTS OF GOLD!!! There, anyways, as you have noticed, I am posting all of this nonsense, wasting valuable time...in order to get...pure...pure...gold. In other words for those of you who don't catch on very quickly, this long..long..very long...messege is only for the sole-purpose of retrieving thousands of gold from the Gaia Mainframe. That is of course after I post this message into every single bump room I can find

TriviaEdit

  • In Gaia's early years, the forum postings were subject to horizontal stretching depending on the elongation of text contents in a thread. It made it extremely difficult to read other posts and replies.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. BUMPING STATION HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - DAKOTA_PUP; danny10889. Page11 Tue Jul 06, 2004 7:13 pm Retrieved on 2014 November 12
  2. make gold! - missy94; BensSister. Page2 Sun Jun 19, 2005 7:26 pm Retrieved on 2014 November 12
  3. HiHi - 2_bme; UrSquarE. Page1 Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:23 pm Retrieved on 2014 November 12

External linksEdit

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  • Icon announceldAnnouncement (Locked) Attn Members: DO NOT MAKE 14 and 28 gold posts! - terradi Fri Jul 01, 2005 2:05 am
14-gold and 28-gold posts

If you've looked around a little you have probably seen people posting some extremely long messages around the site that look something like this:

Glossary 1428g illegalpostitandbewarned.jpg

This post is not allowed on Gaia. Longer posts do not get you extra gold but they can and will get you in trouble.

Please do not post them here, or anywhere else on the site. If you see someone posting them do not copy them or quote them! Let them know if it is illegal if you want, and report the post if it is just one post in a thread, or the thread if it is a thread that starts with that message.

This type of post is illegal on the site because it causes the page to stretch, which makes it difficult to carry on normal conversation, and because it is both a chain post and a type of scam. If you post it your post will be deleted and we will warn you for it. Continual posting of this message after you have been warned can and will result in your account being banned.

Note: This does not mean that long posts are not allowed on Gaia. If you wish to roleplay or share a story, information, etc and need a long post to do so, feel free. As long as the post has a point and is not posted purely to make gold it is fine.

Please help us keep this forum and the rest of Gaia neat and friendly.

That being said, thank you for your attention and for reading and following this announcement. It is appreciated both by us moderators, and your fellow Gaians.

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