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    Scumbag Spammer

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    Jennifer (I believe) just sent me a spam via PM. Feel free to can her account.

    I hate spammers. They should be skinned, rolled in salt, drawn, and then quartered. Then their entire family for three generations.

    *spit*

    Thanks.

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    Jeanette?

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    yes that one. first time I've seen a religion spammer

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    People spam through PM's these days too eh? I usually just see advertisements for viagra from russian pharmaceutical companies and dating websites.

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    She went religious on your booty? I don't understand people like that. People say that they've "found God" and not "Jesus was shoved down my throat."

    Well, I've alerted the Powers That Be and some action is imminent. Now the nature of said action is entirely unknown.

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    Said action is that the account was banned. I'm sorry you got spammed. I'm working on figuring out some solutions to help deter spamming via PM in the future.
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    Unless it becomes epic I wouldn't worry about it to much. Restrictions on PM usage are never good for us "private" messengers . Did you have anything in particular so far?

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    Yes. I have a stop gap solution put into place now:

    http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4932
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    In order to deter spammers from abusing the Pen & Paper private message system, new members may only send up to 10 PMs per day and may not use the send email feature at all. This restriction will be lifted after the member has posted in the forums at least once and has been a member for over thirty days.
    Well that screws me over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tesral View Post
    Well that screws me over.
    Nah, I just lifted the restriction for you. You're fine. If someone needs an exception, they can contact me to have it possibly lifted.
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    Yea that's it. My wife said she's received the same spam on the forum she's on. And it's a Buddhist spam (just to be clear).

    I've received other PM spam in different forums including guy porn in one forum.

    I stumbled on an "Internet Business" forum last year. The funny thing is they were not advocating spamming forums as it just irritated folks and suggested putting their spam in their signatures and then participating in the forums, answering posts and doing their own.

    Anyway, thanks for taking steps.

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    But this was for Buddhism, which is weird.

    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Arcanist View Post
    She went religious on your booty? I don't understand people like that. People say that they've "found God" and not "Jesus was shoved down my throat."

    Well, I've alerted the Powers That Be and some action is imminent. Now the nature of said action is entirely unknown.

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    Well done Farcaster. This should work out quite nicely. I'm glad to see the restriction wasn't applied to all members, something that would have been done without giving it a second thought on many other forums I've been a part of, and that even special case rules are possible for quality members like tesral

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    Also, perhaps a note in the new user sign up:

    Note: Spammers have been known to send private messages (PM) or create threads on forums like this one. Do not click on the links! The spammed sites have been known to hijack computers, install spyware, or otherwise cause damage to your computer.
    While it probably won't stop spammers, if they read it, they might realize they won't get any suckers from here.



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    No Buddhist love for Drohem.

    /kicksrocks

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