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  1. dannys95

    dannys95 Well-Known Member

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    Arn; is there a way everytime someone will pm; post or write anything here; that what they wrote goes though some sort of check up; and if certain words that are not supposed to be written the message is not posted? I have reported like 5 posts; and have received like 2 pms. All of someone selling "cheap Viagra". So can this be done? Thanks.
     
  2. istopmotion

    istopmotion Well-Known Member

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    The guy who was (most likely) PMing you just made a thread about this and the thread was deleted and to my knowledge, he was banned.

    I don't think you'll have to worry about that guy again, but I don't know about someone checking PMs. That'd be too time consuming and probably unnecessary. It'd be nice to prevent spam and advertising, though, but I think it'd just be to tough to keep up with.
     
  3. dannys95

    dannys95 Well-Known Member

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    There are always people coming doing this. I say have a generic list; with no-no words. A filter in other words. If ur message has one of the words on that list it is not posted.
     
  4. istopmotion

    istopmotion Well-Known Member

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    Hmm... I have never had a problem with this. I thought this was pretty rare. o_O
     
  5. Fazzy

    Fazzy Well-Known Member

    Heh, I've never gotten one of these messages... I want one..
     
  6. Zincous

    Zincous Well-Known Member

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    I just got that viagra one earlier that danny was talking about.

    It was my first time being spammed here! lol :)

    For the "no-no words list" I don't think it'd work because depending on what words this list had exactly, I'm sure there are some cases where they could legitimately be used. Like if viagra is one of the words, to so those kind of spams....then I couldn't have made this post. But I'm not spamming or using it inappropriately either. :D:p;)
     
  7. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    It would go from PM to just M

    Let's not have a Chinese internet
     
  8. dannys95

    dannys95 Well-Known Member

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    i dont mean not having "private" part. if u post or sent something with the word "viagra" for example; the filter would stop it and notify u that the message was not sent.
     
  9. filters are an outstanding idea !
     
  10. Freegoo

    Freegoo Well-Known Member

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    Might be difficult to build an effective filter list as the spammers resort to misspellings and stuff (ie v1agra, v.iagra, etc). You build a big enough list to handle those, and pretty soon perfectly innocent PM's are being blocked.
     
  11. dannys95

    dannys95 Well-Known Member

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    well im pretty sure an innocent pm would not include the word viagra. in imo anyway.
     
  12. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    What? You've never had girl scouts come to your door and try to sell you Viagra? Totally innocent!!
     
  13. dannys95

    dannys95 Well-Known Member

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    LMAO!! But seriously; I think it's a good idea. Will keep spammers away.
     
  14. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    wouldn't a captcha work just fine to filter out the bots that spam
    like the one on the main page, where you have to type "toast" before you can submit

    do you know how easy it is to bypass \/iagra Filters
     

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