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Old 08-01-2003, 12:26 AM
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FTE's forums have had a feature in place for a long time that prevents people from getting your email address. Basically, if you allow people to contact you via email on the site (in the settings menu) they don't see your email address. Rather, they are presented with a form box. They fill in the box and our system emails the user for you, never revealing your email address (unless you choose to reply directly to that user's email to you).

I just added code tonight that disables this contact form for users who have been registered for less than 30 days and have fewer than 25 posts. This unfortunate step was made because scammers have tried to register and then use the form to contact our users. Even though they didn't see your email address, they could still contact you via the form.

The code I added prevents this by allowing only established, participating members of the site to use the form.
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Old 08-01-2003, 02:15 AM
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Interesting...
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Old 08-01-2003, 09:55 AM
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Some people would do anything to try and sell something.
Your code was a very wise idea.
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Old 08-01-2003, 09:50 PM
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Nice tweak. Unfortunate that it is needed, but nice nonetheless. Thx. for helping protect us from some of the [email protected] out there on the net.
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Old 08-01-2003, 10:28 PM
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Some people would do anything to try and sell something.
Your code was a very wise idea.
That's the least of the problem. It's people trying to con people out of money or get your bank account and such.
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Old 08-01-2003, 11:13 PM
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That's true...
But yet they are "selling" you on the gimmick so to speak
I hate people like that...
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