myLot Messages Upgrade to Help Prevent Spam...

Kansas City, Missouri
May 23, 2016 1:02pm CST
Hey everyone! Well, as a lot of you know, a private messages spammer showed up over the last couple of days. We created safeguards awhile back to prevent this kind of thing from occurring, but this spammer was actually pretty smart and figured out how to get around the safeguards. @GoAskAlice banned the spammer, but not until after he had annoyed a ton of myLotters. Anyway, we just implemented a brand new safeguard this morning that will hopefully prevent someone from signing up for a new account and spamming everybody with junk messages. Please let me know if you if you run into any issues sending messages yourself. Have a nice day!
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103 responses
@owlwings (38703)
• Cambridge, England
23 May 16
Thank you for this! I trust that it will work, whatever it is (I think I can guess but it's clearly not something which should be made public or it might be too easy to circumvent!) Whilst on the subject, there are two things which I know would make people feel happy. 1) A means of deleting all messages in a thread from one user at a stroke. 2) A hyperlink to the person's profile where the username/avatar is displayed.
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@pgntwo (21373)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
23 May 16
Both 1 and 2 apply to the PM section, yes?
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@JolietJake (48683)
• Olney, Illinois
23 May 16
@pgntwo Yes, messages...
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@topffer (32986)
• France
23 May 16
I support No 2.
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@JolietJake (48683)
• Olney, Illinois
23 May 16
Edited before anyone else sends me messages
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@JolietJake (48683)
• Olney, Illinois
23 May 16
It stays like this after hitting send
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@topffer (32986)
• France
23 May 16
@JolietJake Confirmed and there is a second point : I sent you a line, closed the pm, an hit again "Send Message" on your profile : the message sent was now appearing, but it was also in the box where we type the message. I closed again, hit again "Send Message" in the profile and it was not there the third time.
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@JolietJake (48683)
• Olney, Illinois
23 May 16
@topffer I traded a PM with Alex, he said he'd tell Bugsy
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@marlina (70246)
• Canada
23 May 16
@GoAskAlice Thank you so much for taking care of the matter so fast. Much appreciated.
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• United States
23 May 16
Does the HELP section of this website tell newbies or anyone about what constitutes acceptable versus non-acceptable messaging in the PM function ?
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@Drosophila (16742)
• Ireland
23 May 16
you're right! it should, if it aint
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@sugartoes (38467)
• Greencastle, Indiana
23 May 16
@Drosophila thank you for sending me this one so I'd know it was fixed
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• United States
24 May 16
@sugartoes good to know we are all working on success together !
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• United States
23 May 16
@myLotBugs and @GoAskAlice you are always seeming to be on top of things!
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@Asylum (48288)
• Manchester, England
23 May 16
There were actually two spammers in rapid succession, but none since. For future reference, should we report further spammers if they appear?
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@JolietJake (48683)
• Olney, Illinois
23 May 16
Always report them, yes
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@owlwings (38703)
• Cambridge, England
23 May 16
Yes. ANY spam is spam and should be reported. If you didn't ask for it, then it's spam. If someone is harassing, bad-mouthing or making unwanted suggestions to anyone using the PM system, it should be reported to Admin.
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@PainsOnSlate (19902)
• Canada
23 May 16
Looking forward to less spam...never did like that stuff, except while camping
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@Susan2015 (20007)
• United States
23 May 16
Thank you very much for this update.
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@just4him (107056)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 May 16
I tried to PM someone just a little while ago and the send message button didn't work.
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@JolietJake (48683)
• Olney, Illinois
23 May 16
It sits there, but if you refresh your messages page, it shows as sent
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@just4him (107056)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 May 16
@JolietJake Thank you. Then she got about three of the same message.
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@Drosophila (16742)
• Ireland
23 May 16
great to hear!!! i'll change my mailbox setting back again
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@dpk262006 (56094)
• Delhi, India
30 May 16
Thanks for suggesting this post.
@snowy22315 (42354)
• United States
23 May 16
good to know
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• United States
23 May 16
Thanks for the update!
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@IreneVincent (16034)
• United States
23 May 16
Good to know! Thanks.
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@Daljinder (20928)
• India
24 May 16
Thank you =) P. S. @VivaLaDani13 another update here!
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• Perth, Australia
24 May 16
Sweet! Thank you for tagging me in this!
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@Daljinder (20928)
• India
24 May 16
@VivaLaDani13 No worries! I figure you will miss out on the announcements or updates coz of the way you do things! So I have decided to tag you everytime an update is there to bring you there. Keeping you in the know and all! :P
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• Perth, Australia
25 May 16
@Daljinder lol thank you! I really appreciate that. And you're right. There's a high chance I never would have seen this because of how I do things. :)
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• United States
23 May 16
i think ya folks're doin' a bang-up job't keepin' those coyotes't bay. kudos!
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@thelme55 (13737)
• Germany
23 May 16
Thanks for the information.
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@jaboUK (52876)
• United Kingdom
23 May 16
Thanks for taking such prompt action.
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@kevin1877uk (36949)
23 May 16
Thank you , is there any way we can delete messages, I've tried to delete messages and I can't seem to do it.
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@KristenH (22835)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
23 May 16
Kevin, I had the same issue this weekend. Do you see a trash can icon by the top of the message when you open it?
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@kevin1877uk (36949)
23 May 16
@KristenH Ok I see, I get it now, I deleted the spam message and now the person does not show up, cool. Why didn't I think of that lol
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@KristenH (22835)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
23 May 16
@kevin1877uk Yep, it took me a day to find that out.
@inertia4 (27268)
• United States
23 May 16
I love that MyLot is on the ball. But yes. I had gotten a message from a friend here and when I tried to reply the send message button did not work. I had to refresh the page.
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@JolietJake (48683)
• Olney, Illinois
23 May 16
Exactly, it acts like they don't send, but I think they are anyway
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@inertia4 (27268)
• United States
25 May 16
@JolietJake I think so also. I noticed that it send after I refreshed the page. I am sure they will fix that.
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@irent23 (148)
• Dubai, United Arab Emirates
23 May 16
I wanted to thank that spammer anyway, because of his message last 2 days ago, I'm back in myLot now. But I deleted the message already.
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• Philippines
24 May 16
true. a lot of old members came back and i hope they all stay.