Real Diaper Survey - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 52 Old 02-06-2007, 07:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
bigbellydreams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 1,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got this e-mail today and wonder if anyone else got it. I have no clue where they would have got my e-mail addy from. I just started coming back to this board in the last couple weeks and haven't ordered anything from a diaper company in WELL over a year. Its just wierd that when I'm interested in cloth again suddenly I get this e-mail.
bigbellydreams is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 52 Old 02-06-2007, 07:48 PM
 
PajamaMommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northern California
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just checked my email and the same survey is in my inbox.

I don't know where they got my email from.
PajamaMommy is offline  
#3 of 52 Old 02-06-2007, 08:36 PM
 
jest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got this email today, too. I figured it came from one of the diaper companies I've ordered from in the past.

Mom to DS March '05 and : DD Feb. '08
jest is offline  
#4 of 52 Old 02-06-2007, 08:37 PM
 
box_of_rain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The Green Mountains
Posts: 1,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got the same one today! Hmmmmm.

Molly, mama to my 3 sweet boys.
: : hale:
box_of_rain is offline  
#5 of 52 Old 02-06-2007, 08:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
bigbellydreams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 1,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I guess it makes me feel a little bit better knowing I'm not the only person. I just don't know where it came from so I don't want to click the link.
bigbellydreams is offline  
#6 of 52 Old 02-06-2007, 08:50 PM
 
janelleinca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got it too! Probably won't do the survey, I'm really bad at replying to e-mails.

Janelle, mom to Noah (13), Leah (11), Anna (10), Bethany (8), Jubilee (4), Ezekiel (2), Gideon (2), Silas (1) and expecting again in Nov. 09! Forever missing Samuel (12/03)
janelleinca is offline  
#7 of 52 Old 02-06-2007, 08:57 PM
 
amysuen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Behind a sewing machine :o)
Posts: 2,450
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I clicked and it is all about CDs and your thoughts about CD retailers so I'd guess it was from a CD store you purchased from. No one asked if you'd want to take a survey?
amysuen is offline  
#8 of 52 Old 02-06-2007, 09:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
bigbellydreams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 1,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by amysuen View Post
I clicked and it is all about CDs and your thoughts about CD retailers so I'd guess it was from a CD store you purchased from. No one asked if you'd want to take a survey?
The thing is I haven't ordered from a CD retailer in a very long time, DD was potty trained a year ago and it was a long time before she potty trained that I bought my last diaper. Well over a year ago.

Think it could have come from mothering seeing as so many of us got it?
bigbellydreams is offline  
#9 of 52 Old 02-06-2007, 09:29 PM
 
box_of_rain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The Green Mountains
Posts: 1,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I did fill it out.

It seemed like a legitimate survey. A friend of mine who lives down the road from me got it as well - I don't think she's on MDC (although she does have a sub. to the mag).

Molly, mama to my 3 sweet boys.
: : hale:
box_of_rain is offline  
#10 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 12:30 AM
 
stacey0402's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 3,137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
its from Real Diaper Association. Totally legit, they have your email because you gave it to them
stacey0402 is offline  
#11 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 12:36 AM
 
lexbeach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northampton, MA
Posts: 5,040
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbellydreams View Post
Think it could have come from mothering seeing as so many of us got it?
Nope.



Lex

Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 5, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 11) in a small house with a lot of love.
lexbeach is offline  
#12 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 01:17 AM
 
hillymum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Louisville, Ky
Posts: 3,394
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
I filled it out. I am guessing I gave them my email addy a long time ago.
hillymum is offline  
#13 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 01:27 AM
 
stacey0402's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 3,137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
stacey0402 is offline  
#14 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 01:32 AM
 
*andiflipping*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: My magical little land
Posts: 1,843
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by stacey0402 View Post
didn't come from the cloth diaper hunt...

I got the survey but never have done the hunt:
*andiflipping* is offline  
#15 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 03:44 AM
 
tasbaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 92
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Strange. I got it too and did take a few minutes to fill it out. Wasn't a big deal but now I'm curious where they got my e-mail.:
tasbaby is offline  
#16 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 01:27 PM
 
crysmomofthree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,402
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
see I assumed it came from the cloth diaper hunt? I have been to the real cloth diaper association website once or twice a while back but maybe they have changed their name to foundation?
crysmomofthree is offline  
#17 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 04:01 PM
 
Sustainer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 10,340
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Interesting mystery! I hope someone can figure out where it came from. If it helps anyone:

1. I didn't get the survey

2. I do have a subscription to Mothering magazine

3. I don't think I've ever given the RDA my email address

4. I've never participated in the diaper hunt


For those who took the survey: Can you remember any of the questions that it asked?

-Alice, SAHM to dd (2001) and ds (2004) each of whom was a homebirth.jpg, who each self-weaned at 4.5 years bfolderchild.gif, who both fambedsingle2.gif'd, who were bothcd.gif, and both: novaxnocirc.gif.   Also, gd.gif, and goorganic.jpg!

Sustainer is offline  
#18 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 04:10 PM
 
loewymartin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 425
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I thought it was because I was on the diaperswappers list. But I'm not sure. I did try to look up the name before clicking on the link. I ended up filling it out from my "tons of spam blockers and virus checking, firewall blocking" PC

It asked why I chose CD's; how I heard about CDing; issues I had with getting CD's, etc.
loewymartin is offline  
#19 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 04:11 PM
 
crazycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 656
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got it too, but deleted it without opening since I wasn't sure if it was legit. I don't remember giving out my address, and have purchased diapers from only one source other than the TP in the last two years, which was Motherease. I do give my email address when I make those online diaper purchases, so maybe that's where they got it from? I have no idea otherwise, unless I'm just not remembering, and that is entirely possible.

I have never participated in any diaper hunt either.

Oh yeah - I did also purchase from Swaddlebees outlet sale ... so I guess two sources other than the TP in the past two years - My original stash was ordered from a few different sources about 2 1/2 years ago or so.

Mamma to three boys : We love :::
crazycat is offline  
#20 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 04:55 PM
 
Daphnes_mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 276
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by stacey0402 View Post
its from Real Diaper Association. Totally legit, they have your email because you gave it to them
No! This survey is NOT from us! They are calling themselves Real Diaper Foundation and they say they are based in San Francisco like us. However, it is not us. We have no idea who they are, but we are in the process of investigating. We will consult our lawyer about taking legal action, too.

So far, we cannot tell how they have obtained email addresses.

We just want everyone to know that this is not RDA. If it were, it would be very obvious. We would have our logo, etc. We would never send out email to people unless you either signed on as a member or signed up for our e-newsletter.

Weird!
Daphnes_mama is offline  
#21 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 05:41 PM
 
TypingMJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Eastern Seaboard
Posts: 1,491
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I also got the survey. It didn't ask for any personal information and was about my opinions of cloth diapers in general and shopping for diapers online. I assumed it came from one of the many places I've bought diapers online or from one of the yahoo groups I'm involved in. Seemed harmless
TypingMJ is offline  
#22 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 06:46 PM
 
crysmomofthree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,402
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
well now I feel like a total moron, the survey even asks you to confirm your income and email address I filled it all out
crysmomofthree is offline  
#23 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 10:16 PM
 
3 Little Monkeys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: the nut house
Posts: 6,573
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got the email as well, I didn't click on the link, but copied and pasted and used my oober secure, nothing can get by this thing, network computer to see it. Ididn't answer any of the personal info, and put a fake email address at the end. I would lilke to know where they got the emails though.
3 Little Monkeys is offline  
#24 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 10:16 PM
 
3 Little Monkeys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: the nut house
Posts: 6,573
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I meant I would like to know how they got the email addresses - that wasn't worded very clearly
3 Little Monkeys is offline  
#25 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 10:28 PM
 
stacey0402's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 3,137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daphnes_mama View Post
No! This survey is NOT from us! They are calling themselves Real Diaper Foundation and they say they are based in San Francisco like us. However, it is not us. We have no idea who they are, but we are in the process of investigating. We will consult our lawyer about taking legal action, too.

So far, we cannot tell how they have obtained email addresses.

We just want everyone to know that this is not RDA. If it were, it would be very obvious. We would have our logo, etc. We would never send out email to people unless you either signed on as a member or signed up for our e-newsletter.

Weird!
I know, I realized that too late
stacey0402 is offline  
#26 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 10:29 PM
 
stacey0402's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 3,137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
anybody here on the swaddlebees mailing list? I noticed after filling it out that it is the same format as the questionaire I filled out for SB a month ago.
stacey0402 is offline  
#27 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 10:47 PM
 
PajamaMommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northern California
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by stacey0402 View Post
anybody here on the swaddlebees mailing list? I noticed after filling it out that it is the same format as the questionaire I filled out for SB a month ago.
I signed up for email notifications for the swaddlbees outlet.

Wonder if it's from them?
PajamaMommy is offline  
#28 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 10:53 PM
 
MomInFlux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: the beautiful mountains of sunny Southern California
Posts: 1,737
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hmmm....I got the survey too. Deleted it. But I did order from the Swaddlebees outlet recently...
MomInFlux is offline  
#29 of 52 Old 02-07-2007, 11:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
bigbellydreams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 1,597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yes I just signed up for the Swaddlebees outlet as well. Totally forgot about that.
bigbellydreams is offline  
#30 of 52 Old 02-08-2007, 03:51 AM
 
roseselene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: I found Hello Kitty again!
Posts: 2,059
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There is some interesting reading on this same topic on a thread over on diaperpin if anyone is interested in going and reading that.
Amy

Amy mama to Emily love.gif & Ben fencing.gif

roseselene is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off