General: Hehe I discovered someone's alias on Idolblog!

Submitted by admin on 24 October, 2006 - 1:33pm

"A number of sellers are selling tickets to the NZ Idol Grand Final saying it is sold out. This is not true - tickets are still available to the show for only $12 each. Also beware purchasing tickets from sellers without a good track record, as they are e-tickets and could easily be sold more than once - you wouldn't find out till you got there, and discovered they'd just photocopied them and sold them multiple times. Let's face it, if they're saying it's sold out and it's not, they're not that trustworthy to start with!"

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Always wondered who meaniew was on Idolblog. Now I know thanks to her profile name and the NZ Idol credits :D

HA HA HA HA Thats some

HA HA HA HA Thats some entertaining reading alright!!! Good on you for connecting the dots and outing the fake.. all credit to ya! HA HA :)

so.. to clarify... Up until

so.. to clarify... Up until today, we had assumed that meaniew had worked on Idol for the last two years. As it turns out, our assumptions were wrong and it is only this year that they have worked on idol.

So why the outing? Because of this comment

Will you still be getting tickets to the shows? You seem to have been getting loads for the fans this year, and I was hoping to get up to Auckland at some point to go ...

We had always wondered if this was someone who worked on the show and today, we stumbled across a post on the Trade Me message boards by someone with the same name. 5 minutes of googling and all the dots were connected.

We have always said that if you're a member of the NZ Idol crew, by all means feel free to post on Idolblog, but don't treat the fans like we're stupid. If it sounds fake, you'll be caught out and in this instance, that is what has happened.

This is the first time since the first season that one of the production crew has been outed on the site and it was purely coincidental. If it wasn't for the comments on Trade Me which sparked our interest then we wouldn't be any the wiser.

Anyway, Mel and I had a good talk this evening and vented at each other for a while and I think we've managed to sort out any issues.

Well said

Well said

Hello all, I'd like to

Hello all, I'd like to clarify a couple of things which perhaps aren't clear on here. Whilst I have been a member of Idolblog since the start (two years, thirty weeks my login page tells me), I've only worked on Idol this season (and only at TVNZ in the past year for that matter). I joined Idolblog like the rest of you did - as a fan of the show. If you look back at my posts (as I see you've been doing - The Critic's been commenting on posts I made back in 2004, which strikes me as somewhat unfair when he knows I wasn't working on Idol then), you'll see I've always maintained pretty much the same line on things. There's one post where I said something that implied I was someone else. Other than that, what you see on Idolblog is me. My opinions as me, not as 'Idol employee'. I'm quite upset that personal details (let alone my full name) have been posted on here - imagine how you'd feel if it happened to you.

Gosh I've been reading your

Gosh I've been reading your name as 'meanieview' for two years and thirty weeks :$

I've never seen an Idolblog member get 'outed' on here until today .............. *is gobsmacked*

 Is outting necessarily a

 Is outting necessarily a bad thing?  I would have little problem in being outted (I think).

I think its unfair too: A

I think its unfair too: A reason why I haven't yet posted about it. Don't worry about the others, they get 'excited' when a TVNZ  employee is revealed on here. What I'm trying to say is that I personally feel guilty for some odd reason and I wish to say sorry anyway. So sorry :$

Thank you.

Thank you.

:)

oi Tui boy! you just landed

oi Tui boy! you just landed on Parklane and i got 3 green houses on it :O you can write moi out a bouncy cheque for $1000 samolians please :P

no get out of jail card here yo

http://www.users.nac.net/enterprise/astronomy/monopoly/money.jpghttp://www.users.nac.net/enterprise/astronomy/monopoly/money.jpg

HEY whoa!! Tui Lad! now

HEY :O whoa!! Tui Lad! now thats what im talking aboot :)

prints off 100 copies and goes down shop to bi heaps of lollies :P

heystopthatnow

:p


heystopthatnow ;)

whoa you can buy parklane at

whoa you can buy parklane at least with that dosh

 im still stuck on Old Kent

 im still stuck on Old Kent Road ;)

err lets see what the Community chest says Hmmm

Chevy I'm starting to like

Chevy I'm starting to like you and I don't like that.  I'm laughing so much tonight I will end up with the stitch, 

Go directly to jail and do

Go directly to jail and do not pass Go or collect $200!

you are talking to the village idiot 'ere boi! :P

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:o(

Hi! you just landed on

Hi! you just landed on Mayfair and i got 4Motels on it... that'll be 4k to my Bank a/c :P jks

hey great to say ello ello meaniew :)

lol good one Admin! She is

lol good one Admin! She is right though, one person advertised tickets as "sold out", I went on line and got allocated seats in row "C" at the time... actually I just found the auction ...

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=74076498

note there are "mugs" buying the tickets. Always beware of the unaswered question and check facts yourself before bidding. Ironically Melanie has also had tickets for sale from time to time and I understood it was a condition of the "free" tickets that they were not to be sold or assigned to anyone!

I brought 4 tickets and have row "B", I only need two but may invite family (as I did for head to head), still if you are young (not TOO young - mid-late 30's young) and good looking I can always take a bribe! :o)

I have NEVER sold tickets of

I have NEVER sold tickets of any description, let alone Idol tickets on Trade Me. I'm a buyer, not a seller (largely of 1950s childrens novels I may as well tell you since I don't seem to have no privacy left).

If i may say, i was a reader

If i may say, i was a reader of Enid Blyton and CS Lewis. great minds think alike :D

The famous 5 ;)

I too like Enid Blyton and

I too like Enid Blyton and collect her books, though haven't purchased any for a couple of years, at the moment all mine are boxed up in the garage.  Oh those childhood memories ...

Lol dont say youre in the

Lol dont say youre in the mid 30's like chevy boi 'ere :O

i think CS Lewis went to more the Christian author stuff

Mel, I apoligize, I have

Mel, I apoligize, I have checked (and should have checked  prior to posting) and see you are one of those like me that add questions to the dodgy ticket sales 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Music-instruments/Concert-tickets/auction-72838741.htm 

I know. I find it somewhat

I know. I find it somewhat ironic that it was my endeavours to protect Idol fans that  resulted in my outing.

Well don't stop, sometimes

Well don't stop, sometimes we have to get through hurdles to succeed in our endeavours.  All of us here have something in common.

 TM its a legal binding

 TM its a legal binding auction? so if theres any fraud going on they can be done in a Court of law. mind you anyone can start up a fly by nighter e-mail address.

Im on an auction with someone whos got no ratings wanting to sell dodgy tickets

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=74917858 how's that for dodgy :P

I've tried to enlist

I've tried to enlist TradeMe's help on dodgy deals.  If its a small trade (under $100 at a guess), basically they don't want to know and neither do the Police

haha he wants $200.00 for those tickets

TM message board forums, the

TM message board forums, the stuff ive read on there with fellow TM members the TM staff are useless and try wash their hands of the hassle and hard work trying to resolve issues.

oops im spamming. sory couzz :)

We in same row

We in same row :D

Cool Bananas, I'm on the

Cool Bananas, I'm on the floor up above the one which you couldn't get tickets for (I presume for VIPS) and clicked on the right side.  Did you click on the right or left side to get tickets, my numbers are in the 20's which I presume is towards the middle 

Im on the same side as you,

Im on the same side as you, seat number 43.

I have seats in the 20's,

I have seats in the 20's, we'll have to wave :O) 

eeee yes

eeee yes :D

Melanie Webber...

meanie w is Melanie Webber...and here's her photo...and she is the production manager for NZ Idol.

9 members and 185 guests:

9 members and 185 guests:

* hams_coconut
* Mr Phantomb
* idolangel_x13
* Rainbow Surfa
* TV Insider
* Jemma
* Kimmeh
* poi
* meaniew

Sup mel!

She scores points for being

She scores points for being a member of nzmac though hehe :D

How many does she lose for

How many does she lose for being a member of "Game Board Planet" ROFLMAO

LOL.

LOL.

SPP/TVNZ spy!? O_o

SPP/TVNZ spy!? O_o

spy? no... just trying to

spy? no... just trying to be cool

I find this comment

I find this comment particularly nasty. I suspect if I WAS a leaker I wouldn't have been outed!

they work on the show...

they work on the show... it's quite funny reading back their dumbass comments over the last two years when they were playing dumb

But were they really playing

But were they really playing dumb...

hmmm.. good point. shame

hmmm.. good point.

shame they couldn't play professional

And as for this!

And as for this!

Lol who are they, i dont get

Lol who are they, i dont get it??

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