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SPAM to Private Message

Post by fishingmonthly » Thu May 14, 2009 10:07 am

Guys / Girls,

Some individuals (who I have now banned) figured that you can send private messages to all users. They used this to SPAM all board users (you may have received a private message notification in your email) for this I am sorry.

I have disabled the feature to be able to send PM's to multiple users, hopefully this will keep them at bay, whilst not overly affecting everyday use.

For your own web 'safety' please do not follow links to "off domain" sites (that is sites other than fishingmonthly.com.au) unless you know the person sending you the link.

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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by UdlMan » Sat May 23, 2009 6:09 am

I got another spam PM this morning.
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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by moggy » Sun May 24, 2009 6:18 pm

I also recieved another spam sat morning
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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by Kanfish » Tue May 26, 2009 6:04 am

I've received two or three now from ferracont
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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by angling-addict » Tue May 26, 2009 7:43 am

Kanfish wrote:I've received two or three now from ferracont
same here
it seems very interesting information..
which is a link to somewhere :oops:
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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by fishingmonthly » Tue May 26, 2009 11:54 am

Thanks guys ... I am trying to work on having a minimum number of authorized posts before being able to post PM's. I will BAN the offending users now.

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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by fishingmonthly » Tue May 26, 2009 12:57 pm

OK everybody,

I have had to hack the board code a little but to stop PM spamming I have set a minimum post level of 5 posts.
It takes 2 approved posts to be able to publicly post on these boards so 5 should be fine the "everyday" user.

I have quickly tested my solution and it looks to be working - if you run into any trouble please post back here and I will check my code

Cheers
Gavin

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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by gra » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:24 pm

Hello

just recently joined the site, most informative and impressive.

just one comment about clogging the site, as a new member i have to make 5 posts to read a pm. i have recieved a pm but cannot read it till i reach 5 posts.

i understand people may join to cause hassles but couldnt it be possibe to read a pm if its sent and perhaps reply to the sender of the pm if under 5 psts.

cheers gra

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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by fishingmonthly » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:00 am

Hello all,
gra wrote: ..... couldnt it be possibe to read a pm if its sent and perhaps reply to the sender of the pm if under 5 psts.
Anything is possible, however, is it worth the effort?
From my point of view ... no.

The PM code for this board is fairly complex but it does not cater for send / receive permissions. So to do what you mention would require a full rewrite of the PM sub-routine.

One thing everybody should consider is that these boards have been FREE ever since they were placed online (it costs FMG to keep them online and functional). We are currently clearing 20+ SPAM posts a day which requires our time.

Last time I looked outside you don't get much for FREE.

Enjoy the boards
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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by StreamDance » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:43 am

gra wrote:Hello


just one comment about clogging the site, as a new member i have to make 5 posts to read a pm. i have recieved a pm but cannot read it till i reach 5 posts.

i understand people may join to cause hassles but couldnt it be possibe to read a pm if its sent and perhaps reply to the sender of the pm if under 5 psts.

cheers gra
I am in the same boat. I want to contact another member regarding a classifieds add but cant send a PM. Still 5 posts shouldn't take long so it is not a big problem

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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by carfen » Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:37 pm

G'day,

Can see why you've got to do it but I end up posting inane replies to get my first 5 up.

Want to PM somebody in classifieds and read a returned one.

Cheers Jake

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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by davidpoulton » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:17 pm

OK!

If a new comer was serious about using this fabulous free site then to post five replies will take no time at all.

Spend 10 minutes visiting different posts and I'm sure you'll find something to say! Just look at the categories and the number of posts about.

And Gav your doing a great job! I don't envy your job and I'm sure the staff a FMG and ABT appreciate the fantastic work you do!

I know as a Classic Organiser and having done some work for ABT and writing for NSWFM you and all the team to an excellent job and more people should be grateful for the free service FMG provide for FM readers and fishing tragics!


Cheers,

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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by Chamelion » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:26 pm

I knew the answer was here somewhere.. Cheers :)

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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by Shayne Mckee » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:06 am

hi

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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by Shayne Mckee » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:07 am

hi 2

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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by Shayne Mckee » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:07 am

hi3

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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by Shayne Mckee » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:08 am

hi4

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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by Effort = Rewards » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:31 am

So I need to post more to receive private messages?

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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by mick2me » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:27 pm

Thanks for heads up... 5 posts ain't much at all to protect against spammers, well worth the effort IMHO

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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by gippslander » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:49 pm

Cheers guys!

this was exactly the information i was looking for. i have only been using this website for a small time but am really appreciative of all the work and effort in support of my favourite sport; serious sea fishing. Get in!

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Re: SPAM to Private Message

Post by mostlyfine » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:01 am

Why can't i pm or access my pm's?

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