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Checking Needed

01-22-2009, 10:39 PM
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Checking Needed

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.

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01-22-2009, 10:49 PM
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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.

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01-22-2009, 10:52 PM
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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.

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01-22-2009, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by dannys95 View Post
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.
Hmm... I have never had a problem with this. I thought this was pretty rare. o_O

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01-23-2009, 01:04 AM
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Heh, I've never gotten one of these messages... I want one..
01-23-2009, 04:52 AM
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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.

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01-23-2009, 05:53 PM
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It would go from PM to just M

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01-23-2009, 09:41 PM
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It would go from PM to just M

Let's not have a Chinese internet
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.

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01-24-2009, 03:22 PM
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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.
filters are an outstanding idea !

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01-25-2009, 04:48 PM
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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.