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Old 08-07-2009, 02:12 AM   #1
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Anyone else have this problem?
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:32 AM   #2
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Yeah. I can't see mine either.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:07 AM   #3
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I do remember a few spambots that was mass PM-ing that I managed to ban. If that was the cause then I really wished the admins spoke to the moderators and upped the filters on registering as there have been far too many spammers as of late.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:57 AM   #4
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How are the mods and the admin going to communicate? ^^
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:53 AM   #5
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its like theres no other way to talk on these forums....
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Old 08-07-2009, 11:29 PM   #6
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Same problem here, inbox is gone, I wonder if the mods are still getting spam reports?
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:19 AM   #7
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Mine is gone too Now we will need to speak in code. Beep boop beep.
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Old 08-08-2009, 03:46 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dzeligman View Post
its like theres no other way to talk on these forums....
It's not exactly private though is it.
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:40 PM   #9
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Hey guys,

Simon here (GCG publisher) - we've had quite a few more complaints directly to us about PM-based spam, so we're trying to prevent PM-ing for a little while to see if this dissuades the spambots. (We also had to do some editing of people's profiles recently for similar spam-related reasons.)

Anyhow, we may change this back if there is overwhelming consensus that the advantage of member-related PM-ing outweighs the disadvantages of average GCG members getting spammed.

Yaustar and any other admins who'd like to talk about this, ping me at scarless at think-services dot com and I'll loop in Christian (GCG editor) and we'll try to work out some other solution. We're doing a great job of keeping spambots off regular forum messaging thanks to you, it's just the less visible stuff (profile spam, PM spam) that's a bit rough.

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Old 08-09-2009, 04:56 AM   #10
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That's a pretty heavy handed approach to solve the problem. Why not just prevent users posting links or sending PMs if they have less then 5 posts?

To be honest, I am far more pissed that the moderators were not consulted or even informed about this at all.
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