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Posted Dec 7, '10 at 7:11am

waluigi

waluigi

1,954 posts

I have noticed that inactive profiles often wind up getting spamed a lot. So my idea, have it so that profile comments get disabled if the user is gone for X amount of time. That probably would help cut back on spam a good deal. So what do you think?

 

Posted Dec 7, '10 at 7:57am

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

15,478 posts

Knight

Like to say that if people are inactive for about 2-3 months the comments should be disabled and if the user is gone for 4-5 months then AG could just delete the user.

I do agree with you waluigi. I do see people posting on inactive profiles just to boost there AP.

 

Posted Dec 7, '10 at 10:43am

thepossum

thepossum

3,096 posts

I really like this idea. Too many old accounts get spammed. There are even groups of users that do it together. However, I don't agree with deleting the user.

 

Posted Dec 7, '10 at 11:25am

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

15,478 posts

Knight

I don't agree with deleting the user.


I think that if you quit AG or are inactive for a long time the user should be deleted.
but tell me why you think otherwise.
 

Posted Dec 7, '10 at 11:39am

Cenere

Cenere

14,002 posts

Knight

1. Good idea.
2. If you see people spamming inactive accounts, do come report them all, instead of just mentioning them as some kind of issue. Fact is it is possible for Cormyn to close the comments after all spam has been removed (at least as far as I know), so reporting the places where this happen would be a great help, and reduce the spam greatly.

 

Posted Dec 7, '10 at 11:57am

cormyn

cormyn

2,964 posts

Knight

Yes, I can toggle any user's "allow comments" setting.

 

Posted Dec 8, '10 at 9:19am

thaboss

thaboss

1,667 posts

this would help a lot to stop spamming. i think you should delete the user only after sending an email asking them if its ok after its inactive for a long period of time as suggested here (don't just look at the first page!!!)

 

Posted Dec 8, '10 at 9:22am

MRWalker82

MRWalker82

4,200 posts

Moderator

Yes, I can toggle any user's "allow comments" setting.


I think we should have something like this with AG3. Perhaps allow users to 'block' certain people from posting on their profile, something similar to an 'ignore' function. I'm thinking I've seen this mentioned somewhere else, however I couldn't find it.
 

Posted Dec 8, '10 at 9:45am

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

9,286 posts

Moderator

Perhaps allow users to 'block' certain people from posting on their profile, something similar to an 'ignore' function. I'm thinking I've seen this mentioned somewhere else, however I couldn't find it.


If you take a look at the privacy functions in Beta, we get to toggle who gets to *insert action or function here*: friends, followers, and/or everyone else. I don't remember off the top of my head what the functions are, but messaging is one of them. I'm also forbidden to use the laptop for beta rofl
 

Posted Dec 8, '10 at 9:47am

MRWalker82

MRWalker82

4,200 posts

Moderator

Yeah, I noticed something like that, but I hadn't heard anything concrete about the functionality of all of those functions. Fortunately they'll be coming online for us to test soon