PM system temporarily disabled for newcomers

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Costello, May 23, 2012.

  1. Costello
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    Costello Headmaster

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    Oct 24, 2002
    hello,

    you may have received PM spam lately.
    we are trying to solve that permanently, but in the meantime we have to disable the PM system for newcomers.
    it should be back in the next couple of days, thanks for your patience!
     
    8 people like this.
  2. TheRedfox

    TheRedfox Admire our great leader ;o;

    Member
    3
    May 17, 2012
    Korea, North
    Nope
    OMG, my PM function is gone :(
    I think i should make more posts :P
     
  3. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

    Member
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    May 15, 2008
    It's somewhat unlikely you'd need it if you're a newcomer anyway.

    Steam has things like this to prevent messenger abuse, you need to have bought at least one steam game before you can message anybody, if I recall correctly.

    Still GBAtemp is worth engaging in.
     
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  4. JoostinOnline

    JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy

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    Apr 2, 2011
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    The Twilight Zone
    What about letting you be part of conversations that you are invited to, but not letting you start them until a certain point? Sometimes people join for testing apps and are added to a conversation so they can post their results.
     
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  5. Hunter X

    Hunter X GBAtemp Regular

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    Apr 3, 2012
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    ^This. I had the PM system disabled for me and now I can't work on my super seakret pwnsauce anymore and that makes me a sad panda. :(
     
  6. Alaude

    Alaude GBAtemp Regular

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    Aug 2, 2010
    India
    Utopia
    yea as you said i got the spam it was something about buying sunglasses cheap.
     
  7. JoostinOnline

    JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy

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    LOL! This was just playing on the radio when I read your post!
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mxkPyQuPBM[/video]
     
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  8. Alaude

    Alaude GBAtemp Regular

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    haha..what a coincidence :ninja:
     
  9. philip11

    philip11 GBAtemp Fan

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    Oct 4, 2011
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    United States
    Thanks Costello I never had this problem before with getting PM spam but nice preventive maintenence :)
     
  10. evandixon

    evandixon PMD Researcher

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    May 29, 2009
    United States
    Not that I'm a newcommer, but instead of disabling PMs for ALL newcommers (as one in this thread has over 70 posts), perhaps just disable it for only those with under 10-20 posts(that it, unless this forum has spambots that post that many times before being detected).

    Just a thought.
     
  11. Hunter X

    Hunter X GBAtemp Regular

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    Apr 3, 2012
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    I also got spam about buying cheap sunglasses and a random inquiry about joining an indian/desi cracking team, which I declined.
     
  12. Skelletonike

    Skelletonike ♂ ♥ Gallant Pervert ♥ ♀

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    Dec 26, 2008
    Portugal
    Steam City
    Those spambots are friggin annoying, I really hope you manage to put them all in place. >3
     
  13. Anon10W1z

    Anon10W1z GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
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    Feb 18, 2012
    United States
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    So you guys moderate PM's? Or do people just report spam?

    EDIT: Unrelated, but why is there a delete button next to the edit button?
     
  14. Shag

    Shag Advanced Member

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    2
    Jun 8, 2011
    United States
    So I guess I need to make more post so I don't lose my pm right. I think you should still be able to see a pm you have saved. If this is just temporary, not a problem. Just don't want to loose saved info
    Thanks
     
  15. Costello
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    Costello Headmaster

    Administrator
    19
    Oct 24, 2002
    we never, ever read people's PMs, it's considered private conversation
    the only way we can see them is if people report them or forward them to us.
     
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  16. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    Apr 16, 2008
    United States
    so like member's like me can still use our pm's?
     
  17. Shag

    Shag Advanced Member

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    Jun 8, 2011
    United States
    Thanks for the precautions, better to be safe than to have spam
     
  18. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Anti Switch Owners

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    Apr 18, 2008
    Croatia
    DS Scene
    Yes you can.
     
  19. elgarta

    elgarta GBAtemp Fan

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    Jan 2, 2012
    United States
    I got the sunglasses one too but deleted it. The person has 0 posts so he was a newbie but still managed to get to me.
     
  20. Anon10W1z

    Anon10W1z GBAtemp Maniac

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    Feb 18, 2012
    United States
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Phew, that's what I thought.
     
  21. thunder.echoes
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    May 25, 2012
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