Private Message Spam?

Discussion in 'Feedback Requests' started by Tom Gilleland, May 12, 2007.

  1. Tom Gilleland

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    Hey, did you guys all get a pm spam from "turing"? I didn't know that anyone could spam the forum pm system.

    -Tom
     
  2. Teeth

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    Ya, spam here. User turing.
     
  3. ZuluBoy

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    Yep, I got one:

     
  4. Sybixsus

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    Yep, me too.
     
  5. mrkwang

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    Me, too.

    Is it really spam?
     
  6. luggage

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    Same here. It's either spam or someone is really keen to make new friends.
     
  7. soniCron

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  8. Desktop Gaming

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    I deleted it.
     
  9. Artinum

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    I got one too. I've been leaving it unanswered just in case but I was expecting a thread like this to appear. Oh well. Deletion beckons...
     
  10. mooktown

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    perhaps it was a scam to get old users back to the forum... o_O
     
  11. Pyabo

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    It's a proof-of-concept spam probably... someone seeing if their bot works. Tim to fix a hole. :|
     
  12. MacMan45

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    He got around didn't he?

    Something the forum admins might want to consider...

    On another forum, they had a money system, you would get a varying amount of 'money' making posts.
    To sent a message you needed 20 points, which was donated to the receiver.
    If you are chatting with a friend, it doesn't matter, you would get your points back give or take, as you were replied to.

    Spammers though, would need to make enough non deleted posts to earn the credits to send a message.

    Either that or limit messaging to people who have made a minimum number of posts.

    I guess it depends on how bad this sort of stuff gets :p
     
  13. Ratboy

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    I got that one on several different boards.
     
  14. ChrisP

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    Yep, I got it too. Definitely looks like a proof of concept to me.

    If it gets bad it might be worth at least restricting PMs to users with at least one undeleted post.
     
  15. Kaos

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    yup got the same PM.
     
  16. esrix

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    I also received a PM.
     
  17. Indiepath

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    aye, here too.
     
  18. defanual

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    me as well:mad:
     
  19. GameGlyph

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    Yeah, got me some spam from turing too.
     
  20. Sybixsus

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    Indeed. My first thought was that an Admin had done it to see if it was possible and needed fixing/patching.
     

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