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I just got this email:

"Hello,
I represent the website which at this moment is building a high quality Visual Art Online Resource.
And I'd like to inform you that we have recently created referential link to your website http://tanukitsune1.deviantart.com/ as to very valuable site for our online users.
You can see it on the page http://www.gallery-worldwide.com/temporary/link/209/digital_more.html#175006
Right now, the link is in our temporary directory 'Digital Art'.
And I need your feedback and permission to move it from that temporary private directory to our permanent and public one.
If the directory is not good enough for your site, check out our link directories -http://www.gallery-worldwide.com/links.html. And let me know about better choice.

Send your feedback and permission to linkexchange@gallery-worldwide.net

Please, consider also creating reciprocal link to us.
URL: http://www.gallery-worldwide.com/
Title: Fine Art Gallery
(if you need more details visit page http://www.gallery-worldwide.com/link_to_us.html)

Thanks,
Luba Dein
www.gallery-worldwide.com "



This doesn't seems like a scam, but how on Earth did I get on a worldwide gallery? I'm a nobody!
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From:nick_101
Date:March 14th, 2007 09:21 am (UTC)
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Hm, it seems a little suspicious to me. :/
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From:mravac_kid
Date:March 14th, 2007 11:59 am (UTC)
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Nah, the site is legit.
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From:jokermage
Date:March 14th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
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He's one of them! Don't trust him! :P
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From:mravac_kid
Date:March 14th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
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I am quite positive my work will never be in any art galleries.
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From:jokermage
Date:March 14th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
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Ohho! A sleeper agent is you!
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From:mravac_kid
Date:March 14th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
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Mmmnope.
I do sleep a bit too much (or, rather, at wrong times of day), but I'm not an agent.
I run things from the shadows, and let others do the work.
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From:elfbiter
Date:March 14th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
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Look at least a bit suspicious. I suggest you ask others in Deviantart if they have received similar messages.
From:kinakomochi
Date:March 14th, 2007 02:18 pm (UTC)
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^^^

Good advice.
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From:starline
Date:March 14th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
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Original pixel art, especially animated, is really a unique and completely modern new artform. The art world sometimes gushes over things like this.

I mean, when you think about it:
- There is no formal training for this type of work.
- It can only exist on this media of 0s and 1s. It's intangible outside of this because its animated.
- It's distributed through the internet, an also relative new media for showing art.

You're work pretty much screams "FINE ART", if you know how to talk about it right. :D
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From:tanukitsune
Date:March 14th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
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After visiting their site it seems it's kinda like Deviant Art...

They just want to exchange links.... Not to join them... Anybody can join whenever they want... for a price....
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From:jokermage
Date:March 14th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
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Anybody can join whenever they want... for a price....

The soul of your first-born child? O_o
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From:jfpbookworm
Date:March 29th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
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I got this as well, and not only am I a nobody, I'm not an artist and haven't posted to my blog in weeks.
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