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Sara
02-28-2007, 09:10 AM
<p>Ok.. I read part of the spammers thread but its late and my eyes started drooping with all the definitions of spam and general flaming, defending and clever online duelling <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>Just want to point out some facts before I make clear the reason for this post.</p><p>1) Plat sellers will always find a way around any guards Sony puts in place to advertise their products to us.</p><p>2) Plat sellers will continue to bombard us as long as they get away with it, which is currently what is happening.</p><p>3) With our rl mail we can put no junk mail signs up, with our e-mail we can use a spam filter, we can watch a dvd or get cable to avoid commercial channels, we can skip advertsising pages in papers/magazines. BUT in-game we can't use our only form of spam control, the /ignore, because these guys create a new character for each spam session.</p><p>4) Last one, its a fact some players get bombarded more than others, I've actually been spammed 4 times on one character in 30 mins, switched toons and got spammed twice. And lets face it, its annoying, even if its once a day, or a week, I RP and use /t a lot, nothing worse than talking to someone, or trying to RP, and getting that message.</p><p>Heres the reason for my post, they may be bots spamming players in-game, but their website addies are definetly read. So go to their website, then e-mail every addie on it, complaints, feedback, order enquiries, with a simple message 'Dear Plat seller, we HATE you /t'ing us on Everquest 2, we will NEVER buy your plat, if we were tempted to buy plat we'd go elsewhere, like e-bay'. If you happen to hit the send button a few times on the e-mailing to them then these things happen.. sometimes lag causes me to hit it a couple extra times <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>Hey *shrugs* may not be an elite solution, but its better than spamming bots, or just complaining about it, we're actually doing something, and if enough of us do it we'll annoy the hell out of them. Think about it, 100-150 EQ2 players sending them a similar message in their e-mail everyday.. thats a lot to wade through in search of their genuine customers, and if people spread the word to their guildies to do it then theres no chance they'll ever be able to catch up on their e-mail ignore lists.</p><p>So yeah, no more complaining, exercise our right as a free people to protest, consider this a call to rally! Sometimes its better to act than discuss, and I don't think these guys are ever gonna stop because we ask them nicely or they've read a few posts against them on EQ chat boards.</p><p> And if this appeals to you don't give up! Everytime you get an in-game /t finish off your EQ session with a fast e-mail hit on their site! Its worth a try, at the very least we'll have them swearing at us for a change <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

aardda
02-28-2007, 10:26 AM
<p>My way of dealing with spammers is a lot more evil <img src="/smilies/908627bbe5e9f6a080977db8c365caff.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>With the vast majority of plat selling companies being based in china, i play up to the political situation there by responding with 'sensitive' keywords such as 'tiananmen' along with relevant website.</p><p>While the person on the other end may not speak enough english to know what you're on about, chances are the authorities monitoring their communications do. I used to get a good 5-10 tells a day, i've maybe got 1 in the past month now.</p>