[p2pu-dev] more p2pu direct message spam

Stian Håklev shaklev at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 19:08:37 UTC 2012

I remember we used to have very aggressive captcha, which was quite
annoying (especially when the course organizer of a course had to fill it
out everytime he/she was sending a message), but we could have a captcha or
even some other way of controlling private messages. That said, if someone
is hiring people in India to sit and solve these manually, there's not a
whole lot we can do. I think it would be very sad if we limited messages to
people who follow you - I sent a message to a Chinese user a few days ago,
who in her profile talked about a project in China, and just got a reply
back that was very interesting - how would I have been able to contact her
without the private messaging function, I'm not even in her course.


On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 2:51 PM, Jessy Kate Schingler
<jessy at jessykate.com>wrote:

> hey all,
> i've forwarded a few of these spam messages to the dev list to highlight
> this as an issue, and would love to start a discussion about what we might
> do to address it. being spammed is a deterrent to creating a profile
> and using the platform. i get about one of these every few weeks. that's
> not a ton but it's definitely annoying.
> twitter only allows direct messages if you are following the originator.
> that works pretty well but i still wish there was a more open way... maybe
> asking them to fill out a form with specific questions the first time? does
> anyone else have ideas?
> thanks!
> jessy
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: P2PU Notifications <no-reply at p2pu.org>
> Date: Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 12:47 PM
> Subject: New Message from nerves
> To: jessy at jessykate.com
> You have received a new direct message from nerves:
> nervesmabar200 at yahoo.com
> Hello.
> My Name is Nerves  I was impressed when i saw your profile and i will
> like you to email me back to my inbox so that i can send you my picture
> for you to know who i am.i believe we can establish a long lasting
> relationship with you.
> In addition,i will like you to reply me through my
> private e mail box ( nervesmabar200 at yahoo.com ).
> This is because i dont know the possibilities of
> remaining in forum for a long time.
> Thanks,waiting to hear from you soonest.
> Nerves.
> pls and pls email me now now in my inbox this is my email ====
> nervesmabar200 at yahoo.com dont email me in the site pls email me in my
> private email nervesmabar200 at yahoo.com
> Thanks
> Reply: http://p2pu.org/en/messages/reply/47442/
> Sincerely,
> The P2PU Team
> Manage your subscriptions: http://p2pu.org/profile/edit/settings/
> --
> Jessy Kate Schingler
> http://jessykate.com
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