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If you get a PM spam message from Joachim Larsen you can just delete it. He's already been banned but we can't delete the PMs because they are, well, private.

In fact, any time you see a PM from a member whose status shows 'banned,' you don't need to report it. The member has already been banned and won't be sending any more PMs, spam or otherwise.

Thanks to those of you who reported the above spammer. Sometimes (not always) these guys are smart-enough not to spam the moderators, and the only way we know about them is from your reports.
 

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Do you seriously want the moderators digging into private messages?

If you got one, delete it or not. It's your choice.
 

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You wouldn't have to read them to delete them. Just write a script that goes through the database and delete all messages sent by that member?

I only meant to point out that they aren't private, so you *could* go in and read them, not that you *should*.
 

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Can't you just go into the database and delete them?

Private messages aren't actually private, anyone with access to the database can see them, and delete them.
You wouldn't have to read them to delete them. Just write a script that goes through the database and delete all messages sent by that member?

I only meant to point out that they aren't private, so you *could* go in and read them, not that you *should*.


The ONLY people with access to the database is the Admin and Tech, mods do NOT have access to that (and we don't want it). The delete button works just fine.
 

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If it's spam it will have some sort Of advertising in it. Our site sponsors will not send you pm's to advertise thier products. If you get any private message that is undesirable be it advertising or another member violating our rules by being rude or insulting please hit the report post button so can be alerted to the situation.
 

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A reminder that, if you get private message spam and see that the sender is banned, it is not necessary to report it. The spammer is already gone, along with any posts on the forum, but the PMs already sent remain. They are private. We don't delete them.

I would advise not to click on any links in PM unless you personally know the sender (and even then I'd be cautious.)
 

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One more time:If you see a spam private message, and you see that the sender has already been banned, you don't have to report it. Just delete it.

Also, if you ARE reporting it, you do that by using the little icon under the lower left corner of the PM (or post,) not by quoting it here.
 

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No need to report scammer adekunah. This member has already been banned, so - if you got a PM before that happened - you can just delete it.
 

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No need to report spammer petszoo. This member has already been banned, so - if you got a PM before that happened - you can just delete it.​
 

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Dogs4Ever101 has been banned. No need to report private message spam. Just delete it.
 
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