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Another Dilemma what to do when member spams to earn credits to access cpanel?

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Kubi

I hopped on MSN today, and keysmaker IMed me. He said he needed to get files off his server, but had no credits, so he was ganna spam. Apparently it was an emergency.

http://forums.xisto.com/no_longer_exists/

I simply closed his spam topic and quoted it all. I'm not sure if I should actually give him a warning, spam is spam, but his intentions weren't bad. Any ideas?


rejected

Warn him, I mean he's a registered member, and he knows the rules.. He should have just posted legitimately and gotten credits back the fair way.. I'd put his posts on preview for a couple of days too to make sure he doesn't try the same thing again.


Kubi

I talked to him. I'll make a warning too.


Johnny

Warn him, I mean he's a registered member, and he knows the rules.. He should have just poted legitimately and gotten credits back the fair way.. I'd put his posts on preview for a couple of days too to make sure he doesn't try the same thing again.

Ditto...even if it was an emergency, he could easily post legitimately and get credits quickly. I can get 20-30 in about 5 minutes...

I wouldn't be surprised if he was just trying to pull the wool over your eyes. I've had things like that lots of times, one guy even thought I was stupid enough to make him an admin "because OpaQue said so". :)

electriic ink

In fact, wouldn't it be better to ban him. He cleary has no intention of abiding by the rules of Xisto because of his "emergency." Surely spamming with the blatant knowledge that you are spamming is a million times worse than spamming because you're new and you didn't read the rules. What he did was mockery. If you were in his situation wouldn't you talk to an admin about retreiving your files first or get 1 credit legitimately (it's not that hard), wait for an hour and then retreive the file? If it was me, I'd have banned him but it's up to you...


Dooga

Well this sorta reminds me how scary the suspension page looks :)...I got suspended before when I was studying for my exams, and the suspension page looks scary....maybe a little more friendly suspension page would at least keep some of visitors hanging to my site :(Anyways that was offtopicOn topic: Why would anyone use their hosting at Xisto as a private file hoster anyways? That's why there's sevices like geocities or like freewebs.... so that you can store files :( (they aren't worthy to be a free hoster :D)