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Old 05-05-2012, 02:33 AM   #1
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Spam as MobileRead private message

I just got a private message which was spam - it consisted only of a link to a website selling kitchens.

How can I report this to a moderator?

Edit: I've just noticed that badutali has had the gall to post in this forum, so I expect the moderator will find it anyway.

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Old 05-05-2012, 03:27 AM   #2
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Use the "report private message" facility - the "!" button above the message.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:54 AM   #3
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Use the "report private message" facility - the "!" button above the message.
The UK Sony "forum" has a spamstupid attack every now and then, just idiots posting gobbldeygook, that's all, but I'm not aware of any PMs being hacked - that's mildly/very anoyingly bothersome.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:08 AM   #4
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There's no "hacking" going on - just spammers using the PM facility. It happens from tim to time; we ban the idiots. Nothing to get wound up about.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:23 AM   #5
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MR is actually blissfully free from spammers, bots and others of that ilk. Kudos to the moderators for that.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:00 AM   #6
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:58 AM   #7
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:41 AM   #8
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Over how many years?

And as I already sted; Kudos to moderators for those efforts. The likelihood that I will not be forcefed spam here is one of the joys of visiting.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:49 AM   #9
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Spam messages via PMs here don't bother me. When I see the notification of a new PM, I immediately know it's spam, because no one else ever PMs me.

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Old 05-05-2012, 09:45 AM   #10
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Spam messages via PMs here don't bother me. When I see the notification of a new PM, I immediately know it's spam, because no one else ever PMs me.
Please do report any spam PMs using the [!] in the top right of the message.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:50 AM   #11
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Over how many years?
MobileRead has been going for about ten years
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:13 PM   #12
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So between two and three a day.
I'd say that is a pretty good track record.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:39 PM   #13
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:16 PM   #14
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MobileRead's moderators have been excellent in taking care of spammers when reported.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #15
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I'd agree with that. I have reported spam in the past and it disappears immediately - often I think my reporting it was probably unnecessary.
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