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# 1 question
02-08-2010, 06:22 AM
If I spam back a gold seller on STO and cuss'm out for spamming me I bet I can get reported and banned right? Just wondering :innocent grin:
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# 2
02-08-2010, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by seawulf View Post
If I spam back a gold seller on STO and cuss'm out for spamming me I bet I can get reported and banned right? Just wondering :innocent grin:
That same assumption is the only reason I haven't done it yet

Although, thinking about it, it'll probably only earn a couple of infraction points, depending upon the level of profanity in the message. You have to earn about 20 or so to get banned, iirc...
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# 3
02-08-2010, 06:28 AM
The chances that anyone is actually reading anything you post back to a gold spammer is incredibly remote. And while theroetically you could get reported they aren't likely to be bringing their account to the attention of the GMs I would say your overall chances of having action taken against you is low, however I have to say that it seems entirely counterproductive to return spam mails and tells with anything other than the report button. Why talk to them at all? There is no upside to it.
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# 4
02-08-2010, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by DocSavag View Post
Why talk to them at all? There is no upside to it.
For the same reason that some people, in a crisis, cuss out god; noone's listening, the chance of a response is nonexistent, but it makes you feel better
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# 5
02-08-2010, 06:42 AM
Just sending a blank one back. If we all did that and filled there mailboxs they might just get the message or at least cross us off their lists.
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# 6
02-08-2010, 06:45 AM
They are bots dont matter what you do they will keep spamming till blocked. And Yes you could get banned part of the report system is auto after so many reports And I have seen some bot programs with a report line in the code if they get sopammed back they report.... :::looks around all innocent like cause he had a bot program in another game that did:: Not for spamming mind you just farming else where ..
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# 7
02-08-2010, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Karv
For the same reason that some people, in a crisis, cuss out god; noone's listening, the chance of a response is nonexistent, but it makes you feel better
I never reply to a spammer (chat or mail) as I think it a possibility that it will get you on their list as an affirmed player (or worse, someone interested in their spam), and thus a target for even more spam. Currently I get maybe 1 or 2 tells and mails per day, which I find quite manageable.
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# 8
02-08-2010, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Kevscar View Post
Just sending a blank one back. If we all did that and filled there mailboxs they might just get the message or at least cross us off their lists.
Spam the spammers? Interesting thought! Darling, take a note: heavy machine guns for full-backs... erm, sorry.
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# 9
02-08-2010, 06:48 AM
good advice here thanks
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# 10
02-08-2010, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghundi
I never reply to a spammer (chat or mail) as I think it a possibility that it will get you on their list as an affirmed player (or worse, someone interested in their spam), and thus a target for even more spam. Currently I get maybe 1 or 2 tells and mails per day, which I find quite manageable.
Same here. Every time I get one, though, I'm tempted to reply with a flame, but the point you mention above, and the concern that seawulf mentioned, always stay my hand. I guess it's just a desire to pass on, in some small way, the annoyance they cause me every time I have to "Report Spam"...
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