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Should there be a PM limit (to prevent spam)?

Yes, people should only be allowed to send 10 PMs per day.13
Yes, 20 PMs per day31
Yes, 30 PMs per day47 (your vote)
Yes, More than 3024
No, Everyone should be able to send an infinite amount of PMs81
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DinoAus

Posts: 416

new Posted: 11:34PM Mar 26, 2009

deepsea wrote:
As a whole braingle is a well behaved site and the socially active should not be punished.

I could maybe get behind a PM limit on those with negitive Karma. They obviously have done something bad so it seems fair to try to prevent spam.

But either way all websites will have spammers. No matter what you do they will exist, if you give them 10 pms or 50 they will use them. If you take away thier PM's they will spam on the board. Or they will make friends and spam them, or mods. Jake, with all due respect, this is the internet. You can't stop annoying people.


Hmm, that gives me an idea, if there isn't a rule already, there should be a rule where you can't post in the Public Forums for a week after you join, or something, so that someone can't just immediately come in and spam the forums.


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coollllkidAca

Posts: 245

new Posted: 07:11AM Mar 27, 2009

I have recieve this types of pms as well, but a limiting pms would not really work, as they would still be able to send a certain number of these a day, like deepsea said. Also, i chat with my friend through pm, because our computer won't let us into chat.
Dino, there already is a rule like tht, but it still wouldn't entirely stop it. I don't really think there is much we can do beside reporting them.


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snowmonsterAusmod

Posts: 19634

new Posted: 10:57AM Mar 27, 2009

I agree with Gizzer, as a mod does receive multiple pm's from the players in the games. I can also send out and receive several pm's in one day, if I"m having a long conversation with someone. So, I wouldn't want to be limited to sending out 30 pm's a day . . . . I think, if it's proved that a particular member is sending out the same pm, to several members on the site, asking for love or whatever . . . . it should be viewed as solicitation, and that alone should get them banned. Yes, their pm's are "innocent enough" . . . . . but if they are sending several out and targeting the fellas . . . I'd call it solicitation.

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iforgotbraingleAus

Posts: 4876

new Posted: 06:04PM Mar 27, 2009

Spam is inevitable. A PM limit will only annoy the good.
And once they get bad karma, they'll spawn a new account.


Well then.
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tedgerAus

Posts: 2462

new Posted: 07:00PM Mar 27, 2009

What about a time restriction between PMs, similar to how HITs are set up. Obviously, some sort of exceptions would have to be worked in so legitimate members don't start yelling about having to send multiple rapid PMs to talk box members, game players, etc., etc.

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PaladinAus

Posts: 7500

new Posted: 07:05PM Mar 27, 2009

Multiple PMs could be a factor of having a lot of friends, being away for a long time and needing to catch up, or other factors. Spamming should result in having PM priveledges suspended, but everyone should not be punished or restricted only because some people spam.

Just my $0.02


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Life_Sucks*us

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new Posted: 07:50PM Mar 27, 2009

Heh, i get it. "Just my $0.02"

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TRILLIONAIRE*us

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new Posted: 08:27PM Mar 27, 2009

If Jake disables account creation, there won't be any new spammers.

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Life_Sucks*us

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new Posted: 08:38PM Mar 27, 2009

^

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Life_Sucks*us

Posts: 2530

new Posted: 11:58PM Mar 27, 2009

Example: since 4.28pm, today, I have sent 33 PMs to a single person. It is now 9.57pm.

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tedgerAus

Posts: 2462

new Posted: 01:33PM Mar 28, 2009

But is that person on your friend list?

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mountainboyAus

Posts: 24

new Posted: 02:21PM Mar 28, 2009

Also give more to subscribers.
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afbaxter*

Posts: 351

new Posted: 11:44PM Apr 2, 2009

I think it would make more sense to have it this way:

20 PMS PER DAY (to anybody): Those with no karma, or newcomers after a week subsequent to signing up.
30 PMS PER DAY (only to mutual friends): Those with negative karma.
UNLIMITED: Those with good karma arrows and those who are subscribers.
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iforgotbraingleAus

Posts: 4876

new Posted: 08:35PM Apr 5, 2009

Why a limit to mutual friends? I'd assume if you friend someone you'll take their messages.

Well then.
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afbaxter*

Posts: 351

new Posted: 03:24PM Apr 8, 2009

This is true, but I still think there should be a limit because of the negative karma thing. It's not completely cutting it out, and you still have a means of communicating with your friends, but since you've previously abused your Braingle privledges in getting negative karma, I think there should be restrictions for that as well.
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Life_Sucks*us

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new Posted: 10:41PM Apr 13, 2009

So, what's going to happen with this whole... idea?

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iforgotbraingleAus

Posts: 4876

new Posted: 03:51PM Apr 14, 2009

Hopefully nothing

Well then.
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RGW4Ausmod

Posts: 1241

new Posted: 11:16AM Apr 29, 2009

I have never received one of these spam pm's... lucky me. However, for my two cents..

I love the karma idea. If you don't have good karma, you can't send more than 30.

However, to allow for new players to mod games, if there is a mutual friendship between the two and it is set up that way in the friends section, than this rule does not apply to that. So if someone wants to mod a game and they know there will be a lot of PM's exchanged, they only have to require the players to be their friend to play, although they don't have to necessarily set up the game as a private game just require this action before the end of the first round.


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PaladinAus

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new Posted: 11:23AM Apr 29, 2009

How about a simple flag you can turn on/off: "Do not accept PMs from anyone unless they are on my friends list"?

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