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Old 06-08-2018, 01:39 AM
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Hi there! I have a notification that I have 1 unread private message, but when I click on it it says that the administrator has disabled my private messaging. Not sure how that happened since I've never posted a question or answer here, but can anyone help? I'm just curious to see what the message says. Thanks!
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Old 06-08-2018, 02:43 AM
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I get the same thing. I think it's all disabled due to some inappropriate cartoon porn being posted.
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Old 06-08-2018, 05:35 AM
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I wonder if that's the new policy around here... Too much spam in the forum? Lock the forum. Spam in PMs? Disable private messaging.
Unfortunately, this doesn't make the problems go away completely and inconveniences regular players...
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:26 AM
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Yeah, Kate, there seems to be a pattern there. I'm a little concerned that if I report a problem with stats they'll shut them all down.

There's one thing they haven't shut down. A cheater (Md5) can still open an account and by next day he can play 104 games and steal 2 trophies for the month.

Edit: Pardon me, I just checked the stats and Md5 continued to play games and brought his averages down. He has been supplanted by a superior cheater: zminor. When I checked his MyScores page, I laughed when I saw his best word played was UNPRINCIPLEDNESSES.

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Old 06-08-2018, 03:45 PM
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I've been wondering about the same thing, so I appreciate any explanation. It's weird when I click on the PM "Unread 1" it never changes over to read. Guessing it's a new permanent feature.
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Old 06-08-2018, 04:02 PM
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I'm guessing that it's temporary. (I'm not sure how long it's been gone. I rarely get PMs, but it could have been stopped soon after the offensive gifs appeared.) A while ago, there was a rash of spam in the general forums (as opposed to now?) and the admin disabled reading all forum messages for a few days. (I think it was megaword who took to communicating just through forum subject lines.) From the admin message afterward, that seemed to give time to test some scripts to filter spam or something. Anyway, the forums did come back, but so did the spam. I assume that private messages will come back too (especially if they figure out a way to filter out cartoon porn).

By the way, I'm disappointed. I was sure that someone would have replied to my last post here to ask what constitutes appropriate cartoon porn.

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Old 06-08-2018, 08:40 PM
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I think it's been locked for a couple weeks now. I bet the Admin might be busy on his (their) other sites too. If it's happening on Wordtwist it's probably happening on all the sites that have forums or messaging built in. Quite a lot to keep up with!
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Old 06-09-2018, 02:46 AM
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We had a rather nasty bout of adult-oriented PM spam happening in the past month, and I had to disable the PM functionality temporarily while we came up with a solution to handle it properly. It should now be re-enabled for everyone. But from now on links/images will not be allowed in private messages.

We've also implemented some new anti-spam scripts which I hope will help stem the tide for the main forum as well. Fingers crossed!

Thanks everyone for your patience!

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Old 06-09-2018, 07:36 AM
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Thanks, admin, and I hope you're right! Kerping my fingers and toes INTERDIGITATED should work, right?
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:53 AM
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Thanks admin! That was likely a difficult problem to deal with. Perhaps in the future, if you are shutting down PM's or some other portion of the website, would you mind posting about it on the forum before doing so?
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