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Not letting people post links without having more than 5 messages

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by YounB, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. YounB

    YounB Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    Pretty much the title says it all. This will pretty much cut a lot of the spam accounts you guys get

    @Joe Henry
     
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    Stefanvld Sr. Mod Staff Member Sr. Moderator

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    If you see someone advertising one of those sites, just message me and I'll remove the thread and ban the user.
     
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    Saradabaschi Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Most of the servers being advertised are not advertised over links though. They type it in chat and spam it.
    It would be seen as a message then and the 5-message system would not work.
     
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    Stefanvld Sr. Mod Staff Member Sr. Moderator

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    He's talking about the forums I think xD
     
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    Saradabaschi Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Oh, is he? @Younisco are you talking about the server itsself or forums?

    Still don't see why a link being posted wouldn't be seen as a message.
     
  6. YounB

    YounB Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeah forums lmao. There has been a significant uprise with people who decide to send links of products / hoaxes, advertising it in hope to gain revenue. You would agree that this isn't the soul purpose of a Minecraft server forums, right? xD

    Also, posting anything into forums will count as a message (apart from profile posts / messages).
     
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    Yes, how to differ msgs from links then?
     
  8. YounB

    YounB Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't think you know what I am trying to get at :p

    If someone has less than 5 messages, they will be unable to post any link in any msg. (apart from youtube links, as they will most likely be reports).
     
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    I only sometimes see members posting links... on their profiles maybe.

    Idk.. could be a thing but I personally don't think it's is something we definately need. Oh well xD
    I'll just leave this open.
     
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    At the very least, it would make advertising a little more difficult. It's a nice suggestion. I like it, but I'm not sure how necessary it is. I don't see many people advertising links on the forums, but then again, maybe I'm looking in the wrong places.
     
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    Example.com
    Example. com
    Exampledotcom
    Example.c0m
    Example .com
    Example,com
    Example.Gom
    Example(dot)com
    Example (d o t) c om
    *Insert thousands of alternative bypasses that involve foreign symbols / letters*
    The problem isn't adding this feature, it's stopping people from bypassing it :/
     
  12. YounB

    YounB Mod Staff Member Moderator

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    It's not because of people who bypass - it's mainly for the bots. People create spam accounts to advertise a product no matter what - meaning that it will essentially stop them.
    This last week I've seen about 8 people advertising products, which isn't exactly what this forums is for..