Reporting Spam From MR Members?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by TheFuzz, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. TheFuzz macrumors regular

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    since joining i've been getting spammed left and right from macrumors members emailing me through my profile. is there a way to report these to the admins? the most recent was the common, "my father was a rich nigerian, help me by giving me your bank account, blah blah" bs. i've disabled the email option for now, but it would be nice if there was a link that came with all emails from macrumors members where you could send it right to someone who could take care of the problem. thanks!
     
  2. crees! macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    I just received this email:

    My course of action. Ban this user for soliciting spam.
     
  3. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Contact one of the mods or site admins and they may be able to deal with it - you can find a list of them here. Unfortunately, the only real solution is probably disabling your email permanently.
     
  4. TheFuzz thread starter macrumors regular

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    crees!, that's the same one i received.

    thanks, max_altitude, will do.
     
  5. crees! macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    Yea, I sent a msg to Arn to handle it.
     
  6. kretzy macrumors 604

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  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, I got a retardogram from this person this morning as well. :rolleyes:
     
  8. lexus macrumors 68000

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    www.419eater.com
     
  9. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    Got one too... there really should be a captcha or whatever those things are called for sending emails to members... perhaps even PMs.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    What y'all don't know is while you're whining about spam and the internet, I'm so moving to the front of the line. That money from the Ivory Coast is as good as mine!!! :D
     
  11. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The solution is not to accept mail from members. Im not getting any spam.:)
     
  12. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Just for the record, this is the first time I've ever received spam via MR.
     
  13. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    She's been banned.

    I haven't received any spam from MR members but I've received a lot of it elsewhere.

    I would suggest that anyone who has their primary e-mail address posted as their MSN Messenger name remove it. It has been visible to non-members.

    Any member who wants to talk to you should be able to PM you for that information. Having PMs enabled isn't so bad.
     
  14. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I've been getting nuisance IMs recently, so I think I'm following your advice and removing my IM addresses. :(

    I haven't really received nuisance e-mails.

    What I get are really rude people who IM me asking me some question that has nothing to do with me, like the warranty policy on the MacBook. And if I ask them who they are, they tell me they don't know who I am. :rolleyes: And then get blocked.

    I guess I should just not leave that door open.
     
  15. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I've had that, as well. I'm not sure where I signed up to be desktop support, but I used to be paid for such work. However, if people cannot even say "hey", "hello", "hi" or something other than "do you know how...?", they don't get my attention or respect.
     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I've taken all my messenger ID's off, Its easier to just PM me here if you want something.
     
  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, exactly. I don't really understand this mentality at all.
     
  18. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I think it goes along with the microwave oven/fast food mentality where you must have answers now. I always thought that you went to forums to read and reply, when appropriate. I've noticed a great many people who come and post threads, even when the first thread down asks the same question or the sticky thread at the top tells them the answer.

    It's like going to the book store and people don't wait where it says "line forms here." If people can't read, why do they go to a book store?

    Patience is a virtue, rushing it might get you banned. :p
     
  19. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    no spam for me...

    but i think im going to take your advice and remove my im's... ;)
     
  20. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I've never recieved spam here. In fact, I've never even recieved a PM! But then again, I never asked for one.
     

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