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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 39
02-02-2010, 12:32 AM
Originally Posted by kayanlau View Post
The spammers use random characters as names most of the time, so our blacklist would stack up so long in the long run. Perhaps this is the only thing a user/player can do, but if I may call on the Dev/Maintenance team to help filter those keywords "Gold", "sellsto", "ignmax", etc. that would help further.

I'm sure there is a way to filter search for those keywords, find out those user IDs that are sending those spam, and disable their accounts on a global level. We just need someone to go ahead and do it and put the time (perhaps once per month) to perform this maintenance job.

The gaming experience would be much better for this.
They use random chars, but you don't block chars. You block entire account when you add them to ignore list making them have to get a brand new account to spam you with and when they make the forum useable only by subscribers, they won't be able to send PMs without buying the game over and over again.

They won't survive long in this game.