Spam-messages and banned users

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Strider, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Strider
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    Strider Next to the mainstream

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    Hi!

    The administrators do a fine job banning spammers. However, is it possible to delete all private messages globally from those spammers, too? I log in unregularly and always have quite some spam and real messages aren't really noticeable. The messages are from already-banned users mostly, though.

    Thanks for considering.

    Strider
     
  2. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    Ive never gotten a PM spam [​IMG]
     
  3. Omega_2

    Omega_2 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Well, when a mod comes in here, he'll likely tell you to manually delete them yourself, and something about the system would use up more of the precious resources necessary to maintain order, such as the Barrel Roll navigation system used to keep the moon in orbit around the Earth, without which I wouldn't have anything to use my mega laser on.(just letting you know, I'm blowing up the moon again tonight guys.)
     
  4. Strider
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    Strider Next to the mainstream

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    Maybe they're banned before they reach 'z' when spamming [​IMG]

    But seriously, 1-2 years ago it wasn't nearly this bad. Currently it feels like every damn banned member put mails in my inbox. It's just annoying. I'm short of ignoring the functionality altogether, but since the senders are almost all banned, it could be easily accomplished deleting those messages globally (aka cronjob nightly etc)

    Hehe, thanks for the imaginative answer Omega_2. It's the duty of every administrator however, to try to keep the functionality running well. So... [​IMG]
     
  5. Omega_2

    Omega_2 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yeah, you should see some of the mods on the game 'backup' sites(none mentioned)
    Most of the mods are kids on there, I'm telling you. XD

    Still blowing up the moon, regardless...unless I can just carve the 3 Days Moon face on it, THEN make it plummet towards the Earth.
    x/0 and stuff
     
  6. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    We're don't access (delete) sent and received PM's for your privacy rights, therefore it is for you to delete them yourself. It's a 10 second job so I don't see why we should need to do it in the first place.