By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Website Topics - Are you receiving NSFW private messages?

I love that fact that im not the bull in the chinashop for once



 "I think people should define the word crap" - Kirby007

Join the Prediction League http://www.vgchartz.com/predictions

Instead of seeking to convince others, we can be open to changing our own minds, and seek out information that contradicts our own steadfast point of view. Maybe it’ll turn out that those who disagree with you actually have a solid grasp of the facts. There’s a slight possibility that, after all, you’re the one who’s wrong.

Around the Network

I'm getting like 50 of them on a daily basis but I'm too lazy to bother deleting them or change my settings.

Edit: Okay, so the last million of them were sent by the username "holiaba" who is, surprisingly, still unbanned.



Yeah, there's 72 messages currently. Too lazy to check each one so I'll just let it fill my inbox.




http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/profile/174176/holiaba/activity/#content

I've been getting 4-5 of these for a few weeks and the last days it's been 8-14 - it's from a different account every day.
I'm pretty sure accounts with anime girl avatars are being targeted by these.



Around the Network
TalonMan said:
mZuzek said:

Yes. Thank you, guys.

I haven't been getting spam messages but if I did I'd try to handle it on my own terms. I know the mods and admins care about the site and do what they can in their free time to help make it better. VGC has loads of problems and things that could be improved, but it's no use complaining about it to people who are already doing the best they can.

I actually don't mind complaints - I hear them (I'm always on the look out for them) and, if they're something I can address quickly, I have absolutely NO PROBLEM jumping on them right away (I actually started looking into this PM issue, based on conversations we were having on Discord, no more than an hour or two ago)...   ...what I do mind, is being talked down to in a condescending manner. I don't respond very well to it and frankly, it tends to put me off to the point where I have no interest in even helping - which is exactly why I've already closed the code on this, and won't waste my time with it. Maybe Trucks will look into it at some point, but it won't be me.

 

If there's a problem and you come to these forums (or PM me or write on my wall) to let me know what's going on, there is a 99.9% chance I will try to address it immediately.

If there's a problem and you decide to take the attitude of "I can't believe you dummies haven't fixed this issue for me", then I have no use for you and I can guarantee you somebody else will need to look at it because it won't be me...

I want to take this chance to extend my thanks to you and the others in the technical team, as the work on this site is a timeconsuming undertaking. As a programmer myself I don't take a condescending tone well too, even from paying customers (thankfully most customers I work with are very polite). I want to add a site of this size and complexity (forum, articles, charts, prediction league, game db, ...) probably would be needing a team of at least five full-time developers. So you work understaffed and underpayed. That means not all is working perfectly as it would with a bigger team, but seeing how you pour your time and enthusiasm into the site is great and the results are pretty good considering the circumstances. Since you started working on it again real progress is visible. Thank you for that and thanks for the other users working towards improvement of the site!



3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh, Switch: SW-7706-3819-9381 (Mnementh)

my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

10 years greatest game event!

bets: [peak year], [1], [2], [3], [4]

I never open VGC at work so technically speaking I don't have to worry about NSFW messages regardless of me receiving them or not

But jokes aside, kudos to the mods' team for dealing with those parasitic messages and those bots accounts. They really can be a scourge in forums. I used to go to this other forum long ago and while their website was decently made, the info relevant and all that, they had these bots invading the forums with clickbait messages linking to very suspicious websites, well you get the picture but that was not what was odd. The weird thing was how the mods on that website did barely bother to clean up the site so many times I reported spam messages (not even in private but in the forum itself) and a week later that spam message was still there. It was really a mess and I'm simply not going to that forum anymore cause I suspect foul play as in the website is somehow part of the spam, they get paid to turn a blind eye or whatever the case may be.

Anyway I have hitherto never received suspicious messages of any kind over here and if I ever do I'll let the mods know.



I don't even check my messages anymore. Gave up on it a couple of weeks ago.



Twitter: @d21lewis

I got multiple daily for the past months and I stopped bothering reporting them all. So I had to set my PMs to friends only. Implementing a report button on PMs should be bumped to a number one priority.

Last edited by vivster - on 13 May 2018

If you demand respect or gratitude for your volunteer work, you're doing volunteering wrong.

Bristow9091 said:
kirby007 said:

I do not recieve these messages but im willing to bet if my avatar grows tits i will

Care to put that theory to the test?

Knock yourself out.