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# 11
02-08-2010, 05:54 AM
Yes, this is an annoying issue that needs to have a GM presence watching for this. What makes it worse is that the Report Spam and Ignore options are bugged, taking upwards of 10 attempts to report or ignore them.

Get on the ball Cryptic! They are infringing on not only your intellectual property rights but also CBS's and Paramount's.
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# 12
02-08-2010, 05:58 AM
That's all fine and well in-game, and it brings me great joy to report and block gold farmers...

But this morning I found gold spamming in my Private Messages here on the forums. I've never had that issue with previous MMOs (maybe others have and I just got lucky...?)

There has to be some way to nail this down. The last thing I want is to be swamped by gold farmers here on the forums, too. I don't want to just ignore my PMs - I LIKE reading PMs!
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# 13
02-08-2010, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Askray View Post
Go after them and do what?

all mmo's have this problem it's not a simple situation to deal with. And it's not like they can sue either.
Most have solved this problem. EQ2 and LOTR there was a time I got gold spammers in game but NEVER in my email. Both have eliminated them (at least it's been years since I got them in either game).

I don't use my email here so I'll just let my email box fill up until they get off their cheap/lazy behinds and take care of the problem.
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# 14
02-08-2010, 06:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarzGurl View Post
That's all fine and well in-game, and it brings me great joy to report and block gold farmers...

But this morning I found gold spamming in my Private Messages here on the forums. I've never had that issue with previous MMOs (maybe others have and I just got lucky...?)

There has to be some way to nail this down. The last thing I want is to be swamped by gold farmers here on the forums, too. I don't want to just ignore my PMs - I LIKE reading PMs!
Ditto. I get 3+ of these e-mails every 2 days at this point and NO you can not block them when they are in your inbox. Cryptic needs to put a filter on their mail system or give us tools to block this crap.
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# 15
02-08-2010, 06:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by coderanger
Try "/whitelist_email 1"
Quote:
Originally Posted by coderanger
The whitelist* commands generally restrict the action in question to your friends list (might allow from guild too, I forget). So whitelist_email only allows friends to send you IGMs.
It's a short term fix, and has to be activated in-game, but should prevent your Inbox from clogging up with spam - at least, until Cryptic have had time to develop a better solution.

The main downside I can see is that anyone who isn't on your friends list and needs to contact you will have to wait until you're ingame and send you a /tell.

Edit: Forgot to mention you can also "Report Spam" from your Inbox, but again, you need to be ingame to do it.
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# 16
02-08-2010, 06:24 AM
I figured it must be patented because it hasn't been mentioned yet, but you could implement a cost to sending messages to people outside of your mutual friend/fleet list, or something like. By default it can cost 1energy or so, but it seems it would cut into spammers profit margin significantly, while impacting normal users almost 0. I have seen this implemented only once before (I don't really play many MMO) and it worked pretty durn well there.
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# 17
02-08-2010, 06:29 AM
It'd be nice if Cryptic could add a "report spam" button to the mailbox on the website. So that you don't have to separately go through every spam mail and report them one at a time.

Just tick them all and report them all in one fel swoop. That would be mighty convenient.

Other than that, I'm quite satisfied with the "report spam" functionality in the game, I just hope that there is no limit to the ignore list. Which was quite the pain when I played WoW, within weeks the ignore list would be filled up with spammers leaving players with no practical means to block the spam.
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# 18
02-08-2010, 06:45 AM
most of these sites work out of either Russia, China or Korea, US & Euro law has no standing there.

dont think it would be that hard to setup a filter that kicks in if you send out more than 20 mails per day to none buddy/fleet mates... think facebook has something like that
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