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Abuse of Conversations

Discussion in 'Site Issues & Feedback' started by jpanhalt, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. jpanhalt

    jpanhalt Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Last night I received a conversation from a member with zero posts. There were 11 participants in the conversation, and it was simply spam. Our moderators quickly removed it. Thank you.

    Perhaps initiation of a conversation can be limited to those with 10 posts (or any other reasonable number) or more. That would not exclude new members from conversations started by others, but would provide a small hurdle for this sort of spamming. Here's another current thread on the same subject: http://www.electro-tech-online.com/threads/isotera-zombie-is-still-around.143524/

    John
     
  2. Ian Rogers

    Ian Rogers Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    It used to be 25 posts before you could PM anyone... It seems to have changed..

    Hopefully Dave can look into it
     
  3. KeepItSimpleStupid

    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Yep, got it too. For one instance since I joined, I don't find it cause for alarm just yet. There was also a "for sale" post with no posting history. As for "my opinion" there, it seemed like a genuine post but the actual email addy was posted. The mods chose to remove the post. In general, even where I worked there was an all or nothing sort of thing once a small bad thing happened.
     

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