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Chat channels are still being spammed......

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Smiley Gladhands, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. There is still a person that is using characters to promote his website spamming every channel of chat.

    It's extremely annoying and it appears nothing is still being done about it?

    I'm sure I'm going to get those people that are going to say "Just turn chat off duh....problem solved" and to those I say no.....I use chat to see whats going on and get/help with arcane focus etc......
     
  2. Vexxed

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    /Signed...

    Quite annoying I agree. If they turned it off for Trial Accts than it's gotta be a paid for acc, which means it should be an easy BAN problem solved....
     
  3. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Yeah, sadly just making trial accounts unable to use chat did not solve the problem. Page, page and page is about all I can tell you. Eventually a gm will show up and pop the char.
     
  4. EvilPixieWorks

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    The chat system is actually monitored by the game-masters... and you’d be surprised how much more likely bad behavior will be cracked down upon on that vs. just hanging around the bank.

    You can always report the spamming as harassment. Each chatter has an ID#. After a few of his newbie accounts get banned, he’ll start loosing interest. You’ll see.
     
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    Yea I agree the other thing that gets me is all the trash talking and vulgar things said by some people...
     
  6. Sevin0oo0

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    Is that the one that says 'non-commercial' use?
    I asked if that meant no RMT - Silence

    means I ain't using it, and don't even wanna visit it
     
  7. He logs off each time after he spams it so you can't pin him in chat.

    There have been multiple people that have paged on it.....nothing happened....which is why I posted it here.
     
  8. It is the same person.
     
  9. popps

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    I am not sure I understand what the problem might be here.

    I mean, I seem to recall that either the last publish or the one before (anyways, a recent one...), players have been given the option to also have the ignore filter for chat (it was already possible to ignore players' text in the game...).

    If there is anyone that a player does not want to hear in chat, I guess this option gives the ability to avoid it. Or is the chat ignore new feature not working ?
     
  10. Sevin0oo0

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    I would venture to say the site does RMT, and if I remember right, that's illegal.
    Also drops books i believe.
    TOS-breaker - that's the problem. They don't want to 'ignore' a rule-breaker, they want the problem corrected.
     
  11. popps

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    Well, I guess there is Game Masters to deal with whatever is not allowed in the game.....

    Just report it to a Game Master who will investigate it, I guess.

    Iin-game customer assistance deals with in-game problems, I imagine.......

    If the spamming becomes annoying, then there is the Chat ignore new feature to deal with the annoyance.
     
  12. Dermott of LS

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    The script the spammer is using logs the character off right after the spam is made making it VERY difficult to use the ignore feature to put the character on ignore. On LS (at least) I have seen where the character pops in then pops out again (the area in front of New Haven bank).

    Sure you COULD page a GM, but based on GM wait times, the character is logged out LONG before one will ever show up.
     
  13. What Dermott said......

    You can't put him on ignore because he's out of channel before you are even able to put it up.

    Everything that could have been done has been attempted by LOTS of people and still nothing has been done or investigated.
     
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    He probably creates lots of trial accounts so even if you ignore one the next one will not be ignored
     
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    I'll check on that. Even though the character names are all the same, I'll see if they use the same character ID# or not.
     
  16. Woodsman

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    I think I've seen this guy around.

    I just try to ignore it. It's like the scripters dropping the books that has their website addresses. You can pick them up and trash them, but they'll be back within a few hours.
     
  17. Zosimus

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    They have the same issues in Warhammer Online. At least there you can click on the persons name and report spam. Sometimes you get the person or not but you wont get anymore spam for a few minutes.

    Sometimes you click the person name and they already logged out. The thing is free trial accounts can not talk in general chat so these spammers are paying for accounts.

    Does not surprise me that this is happening in UO most likely with the same program in Warhammer Online. I have better things to do trying to play a game then having to try to ignore or report spammers in a game. It's quite annoying but the developers and Bioware allow it.



    * planted face*
     
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    just remembered , New Accounts can only talk in Help Channel now... If i remember rightly
     
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    If only they make it so that the use of specific words results in the message not getting through and the user getting an immediate IP/Mac address ban then at least we can prevent him from saying the website URL.
     
  20. sherkborg

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    So if its a paid normal account why is it not suspended?

    I can say a word in chat and get suspended in minutes yet this guy can spam all day?

    Answer that....
     
  21. Zosimus

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    The only way to combat it is to page GM's in the game under the verbal harrasing. If everybody on every shard did this mutiple times they would be slammed with complaints.

    Then if you get threatened by a GM for making mutiple complaints about the spammer then I would come here and complain to the great Mesanna in threads.

    If Mesanna does nothing nothing about it slam Jeff on his twitter about it. The fact is ignore feature does not work when you have mutiple character names being changed and logging out and coming back with a new one. Who ever invented that script needs to be kicked in the arse with a sharp pointed boot. The same program is used in other EA games.

    Then again, EA/ Bioware wants that money and they allow spamming in their other games. They say they can't combat it but we know that is a lie. They dont want to put the time and resources into it which really means it would costs money.

    These spamming accounts are paid and are not free trial accounts. So as a normal player you can get banned for saying something stupid in general chat but the spammer is advertising a service so that is ok by Bioware/EA and the whole UO dev team. The spammers money is just as good as the regular joe and janes that play the same games by EA/Bioware and the UO dev team. Yah I said that last statement.

    Not hard to change a ToS stating that advertising is forbidden and can be held liable if done so, by bannings, IP blocks, ect ect. We also know how that goes when they never enforced their old ToS with other issues.

    It's a lose lose situation but I know for one if I am going to be aggrovated or distracted by a spammer may as well let the developers feel my pain also :)

    signs on to twitter.....................

    * penny wrong *
     
  22. Vexxed

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    Can somone pls list the correct method to get this person banned... STEP by STEP pls.

    I just tried

    > Help
    > Harassment
    > Verbal Harassment

    & then I chose to spell the person's name... I got a GM response about not using the help system correctly lol...

    Anyone know the RIGHT way? ( I would think what I did was correct.. so maybe it was just the GM I got?)
     
  23. Zosimus

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    Truthfully that's how I figure the response would be from a GM. Not a surprise.
     
  24. Tjalle

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    I did the steps that you did except for the last one. I typed in the ID# from general chat. No response or a sign from a GM yet though...
     
  25. Smurcoch

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    Other than annoying, is he actually breaking the TOS?

    I never actually read it that closely to know for sure.
     
  26. Tazar

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    Yes. He is.
     
  27. Miri of Sonoma

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    I reported using verbal harassment and got a reply from the GM that it is under investigation. However, the spamming continued throughout the evening (using the same chat id I might add) so I have no idea what the "investigation" entails. Perhaps we have to appeal directly to Mesanna to get this issue resolved.
     
  28. Zosimus

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    After reading the thread in the MMO General section here on stratics this issue with spam will be nothing atm. Boy Bioware really messed up.
     
  29. Miri of Sonoma

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    Well here it is a day later and the guy is still on chat using the same chat id..so as far as I can see reporting this to a GM does absolutely nothing! How disappointing. *frowns*
     
  30. Goldberg-Chessy

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    I play a busy shard(Atl)with alot going on in chat and have seen this particular illegal spammer. Do I approve of it? Of course not.
    But seriously folks is it that big a deal?
    From what I have seen on Atlantic it is only being done by one person and it in no way makes it any harder to use chat. Obviously it would get out of control if more people started doing it but that is not the case right now so whats the real issue?

    IMO too many people appear to have nothing better to do then get all worked up into a tizzy over non-issues. We see it time & time again.

    No offense but I personally find the constant - "Skilled focus WBB" to be just as annoying and much more common then this one illegal spam. Either way I am not gonna get all worked up about it.
    But I guess the same player that cant sleep at night because of incurable speeder/hacker issues probably feels the same about the spam. You know who I mean. Those people that say they 'used' to pvp but dont now because of all the scary hackers lol.
     
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    LOL @ Goldberg....I honestly just LOL'ed at that. I think that is a bit more annoying honestly as well. The LvL 6 Focus WBB. Atleast with the spammer I quickly recognize it and ignore it....
     
  32. Sevin0oo0

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    Now That really gets annoying, like a constant drone. I'd rather hear the pvp'rs
    Sadly, it's by design
     
  33. Warpig Inc

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    Well if the spammer would just GM weaver and sit in the circle all day. I would put them on ignore and let the lazy throw money away for pixel gold.

    Must be a new money venue with monthly extra bribery account fee. Immunity from ban from spamming.
     
  34. sherkborg

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    Yep if those spammers 120 spellweave, I for one will let them spam.
     
  35. Sevin0oo0

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    fast and furious last couple days, but i DID get the user # and screen grab of multiple posts. I'd post it but I'm sure it be against some rule here. For those interested, I did go to the site listed and looked around, I couldn't find anything even remotely related to RMT, and it's promoter appears to be doing this solely to force (EA)to provide a search process. Unproven, but it says unfiltered results and doesn't charge to be listed. It's still not my favorite(even tho mine delisted me), but I won't be reporting it.
     
  36. virtualhabitat

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    DOOD! this is just as bad as a telemarketer calling you after you get on the do not call list! I ignore him in gen chat every day! But he keeps getting a new chat ID every time he logs in -or something, because he goes right through the filter.