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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 8:41:49 PM   
Felix

 

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Because this has only become an issue in the last week or so. The powers that be are working on it.

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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 8:47:22 PM   
sskywatcher

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Felix

Because this has only become an issue in the last week or so.

Which? The "error 500" message or the Spam PMs? Can I block PMs altogether?

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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 8:50:39 PM   
Felix

 

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The SPAM pms.

You can turn off the PMs function.

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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 8:50:58 PM   
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YOu can't, we can. You can't because of the error message which I've come to the conclusion Empire aren't bothered about as it has been the case since last August. But the block PMs bit is in there - we can do it from the Admin panel though. And now done.

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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 9:02:48 PM   
sskywatcher

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Felix


You can turn off the PMs function.

I can't because of the "Error 500".javascript:void(AddText('')) Also, any idea why I have been targeted? I don't even post!

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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 9:04:50 PM   
sskywatcher

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: elab49

YOu can't, we can. You can't because of the error message which I've come to the conclusion Empire aren't bothered about as it has been the case since last August. But the block PMs bit is in there - we can do it from the Admin panel though. And now done.

Does that mean I won't ever receive any PMs from anyone ? Not that I care, just so I know.

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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 9:12:03 PM   
jeanne


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I had a casino spam also yeaterday but just deleted it. so I can't help you with that but there's also a PM from a totally random person about another film board wanting me to join in and give feedback. He/she hasn't ever writen anything on our board so I wasn't sure about the link and haven't opend it. If I'm the only one then it's not a problem but just like to know if anyone else has got a PM like this.. It doesn't really bother me but if the person is spamming others then it's another matter.

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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 9:14:36 PM   
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Is it Robdeluxe and when did you receive it? If the last couple of days could you post the ID that was used, please?

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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 9:14:50 PM   
sskywatcher

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: jeanne I wasn't sure about the link and haven't opend it.

I'd delete it just in case it's Malware etc.You can always pm a reply without opening the link, remember.

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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 9:22:26 PM   
Vadersville


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Don't know if this has been posted or not but had some spam messages off dikayashtuchka and robdeluxe1.

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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 9:22:56 PM   
Felix

 

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They're both gone already.

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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 9:24:16 PM   
sskywatcher

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Vadersville

Don't know if this has been posted or not but had some spam messages off dikayashtuchka and robdeluxe1.
javascript:void(AddText(''))
Don't like to read threads before posting???

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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 9:43:10 PM   
jeanne


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quote:

ORIGINAL: elab49

Is it Robdeluxe and when did you receive it? If the last couple of days could you post the ID that was used, please?

Well that was awhile back
11/5/2010 8:42:06 PM And it was robdeluxe

and I think it was dikayashtuchka who sent the blant spam pm yesterday.


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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 9:45:59 PM   
sskywatcher

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: jeanne

quote:

ORIGINAL: elab49

Is it Robdeluxe and when did you receive it? If the last couple of days could you post the ID that was used, please?

Well that was awhile back
11/5/2010 8:42:06 PM And it was robdeluxe

You received the same PM entreaty which sparked this thread in the first place. Delete it and forget it.

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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 10:03:29 PM  1 votes
jeanne


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Well then I'm sorry to spam this thread and I've now deleted the PM aswell

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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 10:38:22 PM   
elab49


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You didn't Jeanne - this is clearly a very annoying problem and it is always best to double check. Lots of posts with lots of IDs - it might well be quicker to post to make sure.

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RE: Spam alert - 24/5/2010 10:50:10 PM   
taz82


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I have been spammed again twice this time
once by Kssiopeya
and twice by Kirillinka

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RE: Spam alert - 25/5/2010 9:32:26 AM   
James Dyer


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Morning one and all. First of all I'd like to apologise for not getting on top of this sooner and secondly for... well, never being on this forum to answer problems. Films to see, stars to stalk etc etc. If for any reason you do need something sorted then your best bet is to shine the big Empire symbol in the sky and e-mail me directly through the contact page.

Regarding this spam situation the only think I can do to stamp it out is a) disable PMs altogether or b) disable registrations. Both of which are rather radical steps to take. Regarding the 500 error when you try to edit forum preferences (dear god we REALLY need to rebuild this site) I've flagged this up with the monkeys in IT and told them to get on it asap.

Until then your best line of defence is our team of crack moderation ninjas who will ban these spamming @&%!s the moment they rear their evil spamming heads.

J


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RE: Spam alert - 25/5/2010 9:38:24 AM   
James Dyer


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I've made one change so that PMs can only be sent to a single recipient, which will hopefully make the spamming slightly harder work.

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RE: Spam alert - 25/5/2010 9:57:53 AM   
jinks


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Oooooohh just got this...





From:
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To:
Empire Admin,Felix,jinks,Amelie_Scotland,Sikurina

Date:
23/5/2010 8:24:19 AM

Subject:
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RE: Spam alert - 25/5/2010 10:10:29 AM   
Hobbitonlass

 

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That user was binned a few days ago.

I've taken the link out of your post jinks as posting the links in here helps them out and not what we want

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RE: Spam alert - 25/5/2010 10:17:56 AM   
gaius c

 

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Binned already I think.
quote:









Inbox

From:
Kirillinka

To:


Date:
24/5/2010 7:49:07 PM

Subject:
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Had to laugh at the email notification though. Important? Hmmm...
quote:

You have received a Private Message from Kirillinka with the subject   Play at William Hill Casino .
Well? What are you waiting for? It might be important.

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RE: Spam alert - 25/5/2010 10:25:42 AM   
elab49


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The spam isn't for William Hill though - it'll be some dodgy phishing thing for going through another site with your cc. These are all Russian registrations - do not be tempted to hit the link

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RE: Spam alert - 25/5/2010 10:26:56 AM   
elab49


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'you can only send pm to 1 people once'?!?

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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RE: Spam alert - 25/5/2010 11:07:32 AM   
James Dyer


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Forum Prefs page should now be working!

Honestly, I've have had it fixes a year ago if I'd known it was broken!


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RE: Spam alert - 26/5/2010 10:15:53 AM   
Beno


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Is it just me or can anyone else imagine Empire Towers being a bit like the Stock Exchange on a pretty insane trading day . Bit like the final scenes in 'Trading Places' ..... everyone tearing their hair out cos of these spammers . I can imagine it .

I can also imagine Megan Fox and Scarlett Johanson covered in Spam n Chips and askin' me if i were peckish

Seriously , do what i do ...... dont open a PM from someone you dont know from these Forums .

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RE: Spam alert - 26/5/2010 6:47:01 PM   
sskywatcher

 

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Beno
Seriously , do what i do ...... dont open a PM from someone you dont know from these Forums .

That goes without saying really. However, some unsolicited PMs can be very welcome if it's just another poster or lurker who wants to (privately) clarify an issue brought up on the forums or perhaps has a (genuine) review or article they want to share.You'd miss any PMs of this type simply because you don't recognise the poster's identity?
How do you actually get to "know" someone online unless you interact with them?

The forum functionality is such that I get an E-Mail each time a PM is sent to me. I don't want to have to ignore those as well.

The best (and only) solution is for the Empire Forum to put a stop to such Spamming in the first place.

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RE: Spam alert - 26/5/2010 8:03:43 PM   
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A weird one. I was just emptying my junk mail and found a pm notification from the 24th from vanilnyiiogurt, but no pm actually reached me. Just the notification.

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RE: Spam alert - 26/5/2010 8:08:25 PM   
elab49


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Very odd - the PM equivalent of those phone hang-ups. The ID was binned that day.

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RE: Spam alert - 26/5/2010 9:30:13 PM   
elab49


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A query here for Empire, if that's OK. So far this evening we have 2 users noting their PMs are now no longer working at all (2 regular posters on here). Might that be linked to whatever was done to restrict multiple PMs?

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ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


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