[p2pu-dev] more p2pu direct message spam

Stian Håklev shaklev at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 12:49:27 UTC 2012

It might not be a killer feature, however as I stated earlier, I can't
imagine removing it completely. Perhaps we can make the feature something
you "earn" - you have to have filled out your own profile and posted at
least two forum messages or something to "unlock it"? :)

On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 4:25 AM, Dirk Uys <dirk at p2pu.org> wrote:

> Yep, they are particularly annoying!
> Do you think a simple Bayesian classifier would catch these spam messages?
> Another consideration is that direct messages haven't really been the
> killer feature on the site. I think up to this point Ali is responsible for
> most of those messages and the remaining 20% may very well be spam?
> Cheers
> d
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 8:51 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
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>> --
>> Jessy Kate Schingler
>> http://jessykate.com
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