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Private Messages Disabled For New Registrations

x3sphere

Administrator
Staff member
Enforcer Team
Due to an increase in spam activity we have decided to permanently disable access to the private message system for new registrations. Accounts with at least 10 posts that have been registered for at least one month will be allowed to send PMs. If you have a legitimate reason, exceptions to this rule will be granted - contact us at: info@exophase.com.
 

Hanzo_f19

[insert custom user title here]
Omg, is this fate? On another forums, where I'm a super mod, it apppeared like 10 spammers today! But it was all related to porn!:blink:
 

Darkchild

The Doctor
Fortunatelly I'm hated by all and do NOT receive any PMs whatsoever =)

Anyways, good job X3, should put a human check on the registration too :)
 

MenaceInc

Staff Member
weird...i don't get many PM's at all...guess nobody cares enough to spam me either...ahha.ah well
 

x3sphere

Administrator
Staff member
Enforcer Team
weird...i don't get many PM's at all...guess nobody cares enough to spam me either...ahha.ah well

I think they avoided spamming the staff. I didn't get one either, but I checked the database and around 1000 PMs were sent to regular users.
 

Leecher

New Member
So even though the thread is old, does it still apply? You're saying I must wait a month in order to have the PM system enabled?
 

x3sphere

Administrator
Staff member
Enforcer Team
So even though the thread is old, does it still apply? You're saying I must wait a month in order to have the PM system enabled?

The policy is still in effect, yes. Since you're obviously not a spammer, I will enable private messages on your account. I usually do so if people ask me.

Anyway, this requirement has been successful in completely weeding out PM spam on the forums, so there are no plans to remove it at the moment. Though I suppose the wait time could be lessened to a week now.
 

Leecher

New Member
The policy is still in effect, yes. Since you're obviously not a spammer, I will enable private messages on your account. I usually do so if people ask me.

Anyway, this requirement has been successful in completely weeding out PM spam on the forums, so there are no plans to remove it at the moment. Though I suppose the wait time could be lessened to a week now.

Oh okay, I understand now. Thanks. :smile:
 

angelsniper45

New Member
We should increase this to wall posts to, i havent gotten any spam on my wall, but im sure people have, and that should help keep this site even cleaner.
 
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