PM system temporarily disabled for newcomers

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

May 23, 2012
  1. Costello
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    Administrator Costello Headmaster

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    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!
     
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  2. TheRedfox

    Member TheRedfox Admire our great leader ;o;

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    OMG, my PM function is gone :(
    I think i should make more posts :P
     
  3. RupeeClock

    Member RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!

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    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

    Member JoostinOnline Certified Crash Test Dummy

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    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

    Member Hunter X GBAtemp Regular

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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

    Member Alaude GBAtemp Regular

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    yea as you said i got the spam it was something about buying sunglasses cheap.
     
  7. JoostinOnline

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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

    Member Alaude GBAtemp Regular

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

    Member philip11 GBAtemp Fan

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    Thanks Costello I never had this problem before with getting PM spam but nice preventive maintenence :)
     
  10. UniqueGeek

    Member UniqueGeek PMD Researcher

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    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

    Member Hunter X GBAtemp Regular

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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

    Member Skelletonike ♂ ♥ Gallant Pervert ♥ ♀

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    Those spambots are friggin annoying, I really hope you manage to put them all in place. >3
     
  13. Anon10W1z

    Member Anon10W1z GBAtemp Maniac

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    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

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    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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    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

    Member DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    so like member's like me can still use our pm's?
     
  17. Shag

    Member Shag Advanced Member

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    Thanks for the precautions, better to be safe than to have spam
     
  18. p1ngpong

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    Yes you can.
     
  19. elgarta

    Member elgarta GBAtemp Fan

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    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

    Member Anon10W1z GBAtemp Maniac

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    Phew, that's what I thought.
     
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