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"Prevent" PM Spam

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by masterfunkd, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. masterfunkd

    masterfunkd Junior Member

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    I know this won't get rid of pm spam, but warbucks asked a great question in irc. Why can people with 0 posts pm?

    I realize that implementing a minimum post requirement to pm would result in more post spam. So maybe even a waiting period and post requirement before you can pm?

    Just a thought.
     
  2. shadyzaftermath

    shadyzaftermath Newbie

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    I'm hating the captcha in PM. i use the quick reply pm, only to get the image error. grrrrrr
     
  3. HaRRo

    HaRRo Elite Member

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    Its being worked on soon as i UNLAZY myself posters with 0-5 posts will not be able to pm.
    And other methods :D
     
  4. HaRRo

    HaRRo Elite Member

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    Its being worked on soon as i UNLAZY myself posters with 0-5 posts will not be able to pm.
    And other methods :D
     
  5. rjhere

    rjhere BANNED BANNED

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    The captcha is great but annoying for veterans who legitimately pm .. Could you remove this for users that have BST threads? Or for users of certain age/thanks/post count?

    Is there any way to do this?
     
  6. tommysc

    tommysc Senior Member

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    Please please please remove the PM Captcha... at least for me.
    I get 15-50 PMs a day. It is unreasonably difficult for me to reply when I have to wait a minute in between each and now enter a captcha.

    I'll freaking pay to not have to type these....

    Help :eek:

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  7. rjhere

    rjhere BANNED BANNED

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    I agree.. It should be removed 100% for all replies..
     
  8. tommysc

    tommysc Senior Member

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    Maybe at least for JR VIP or something.

    In order to do what I do here I need to reply to at least 30 PMs a day... if not more.
    Can we buy forum captcha credits, lol ;)

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  9. KodiakApprentice

    KodiakApprentice Newbie

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    Wow I must be lucky.. I never got PM'ed unless I initiate it.. I've only been PM'ed by maybe 4 people? 3 of which I initiated 1 of which was the site owner Diamond Dave soo No PM spam for me...

    BTW I noticed Harro seems to be back? - Greetings Harro and I hope your doing better
     
  10. HaRRo

    HaRRo Elite Member

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    Ive been here on and off my friend dont worry im always better haha.
    Anything that attempts to knock me down makes me grow stronger.

    But yeh been chilling since out of hospital :D
     
  11. Money Man

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    This has been happening to me as well. I get an average of 5 PMs a day that I reply to, and the captcha is driving me nuts. Especially ReCaptcha!

    I understand the need for captcha, and I also understand it is being worked on.

    However, I just wanted to chime in and say it would be awesome if it was removed for replies because every time I send a PM, I would say 95% of them are simple replies.

    Maybe a certain post count as well, but I am just mostly concerned about replies as this is most if not nearly all of what I do.

    Thanks!

    EDIT: Also, I do not know if anyone else is experiencing this, but when first trying to reply to a PM, the captcha is not displayed. You first have to click the submit button, and then it reloads the page saying you have to enter the captcha before sending your reply (which was previously nonexistent upon the first attempt to reply). This is turn makes the ReCaptcha image harder to solve and you must wait at least 60 seconds to actually send your PM.

    Please understand, I am not complaining, and although I am sure I am not the only one this is happening to (on replies only), I just wanted it to be put out there so it can be fixed because I know things are being worked on. I love this forum, so if I have to endure it for however long, that's cool; once again, just putting it out there!
     
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  12. tommysc

    tommysc Senior Member

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    Glad your back bud. Hope your doing well in your recover too.
    Thanks for the resolving my issue. MUCH appreciated. :D

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  13. Money Man

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    Yea, I was wondering the same thing myself; whether or not they did this for certain people or for the whole board. But, obviously it wouldn't be wise to post the answer to that publicly.

    Glad we all got it worked out. A big thanks goes out to the Admins and Mods!