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PM from 'MichaelMondon'

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Nik, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Nik

    Nik Dreaming no more :-(

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    Has anyone else had a PM from Michael Mondon? He claims to be representing a group of students from Cranfield University seeking input about users requirements for hybrid sportscars, but the Google Docs site he links to is blocked to me as a potential phishing scam.

    His message is well written, and Cranfield University is an unusual choice of cover for phishers. Can anyone clarify?

    Michael - if you read this then try hosting the survey on your university's servers.

    Nik
     
  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I did, and I did the survey, as the questions were harmless enough. No phishing warnings as I was on an iPad.
     
  3. JRP3

    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

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    I too did the survey and had short PM dialogue with him. Seems reasonable. I told him I don't want no stinkin' hybrid :biggrin:
     
  4. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Ditto.
     
  5. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    I received it also. Since I couldn't find anything about it on the Google, I ignored it.
     
  6. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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    Hi,

    Likewise here.

    Larry
     
  7. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    I completed the survey as it looked harmless.
    I looked up Cranfield university in Google Earth - hey, there is an airfield nearby - possibly the Top Gear Track? Nope.
    I PMed Michal back and encouraged him to drop the hybrid project. Turned him to Kevin Sharpe to ask for new project ideas to do instead of a sports car hybrid.
     
  8. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    The survey was harmless (though had some baked-in assumptions). I filled it out.
     
  9. PV4EV

    PV4EV Member

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    Just posted about driving around the TG track on the 'what have you smoked' thread. Its located at a place called "Dunsfold". Cranfield is about 65 miles north of the where they film TG :-

    Check out Google Earth " 51° 6'51.31"N, 0°32'46.84"W "
     
  10. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    I filled it out too, but it was amateurish. It was written with a point-of-view baked into it from the get-go. There's a lot to survey design, and it's all too easy to build a survey where you only get the answers you expect. (Our Member of Parliament is extremely skilled at this. In a bad way.)

    I said I didn't want a hybrid sports car, and in the comment field at the end I indicated that I was only interested in pure EV.
     
  11. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Same. I'd hope that's what he expected with the sample pool he chose.
     

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