I don't often post on message boards, but feel compelled to after a certain incident that occurred from a different sweepsite (that will remain nameless) and as a result of an unscrupulous webmaster using user login information to access a closed forum to use the posts there against the members. Most of us can be guilty of being a little lax when it comes to login passwords. My advice is to use a different password for a login (i.e. returning sweepstakes at registered websites) then you use for you email accounts,ebay accounts,paypal accounts etc. Case in point,this member registered with MSN with the same email address used for this other sweepsite and used the password that they used for their email address as a login password. The webmaster then used the email provided by this person and login to access their msn member account and from there was able to enter a closed members-only group where he then copied all of the posts we made that were critical of his practices and website and used them to block access to over 10 members of this msn group.Now I don't think he realized the can of worms he opened with his actions as MSN abuse has been very helpful and forthcoming with the server logs and back-trace information and has helped with reporting his actions to the federal internet crimes division, however if a person were to get access to you login information for paypal or online banking, then the damage could be done long before you'd even know you'd been ripped of and much too late to be able to take legal actions. In short, every user should be aware that the crooks will always have the upper hand against the unwary.
P.S. I respectfully request the admin makes this one a "sticky"