Post Reply changes to PM to stop harassment messages
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Rabbit Horse
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Posted 5/10/16
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the picture is self-explanatory. you can either block everyone, or set limits on who can PM you.
you can also add users to your exception list, so they'll still be able to PM you regardless (even if you set to block everyone). there's currently no limitations regarding sending PM. even if people block users who send disconcerting/harassing PMs, they can easily bypass the block by creating new accounts. with the proposed PM options, spammers/harassers should not be able to contact the user - not with freshly made accounts, anyway (or at all, if user chooses to block everyone). the option for "100" forum posts is arbitrary and can be changed by the user (the programmer need to make sure to sanitize the input)

of course, people who don't mind the current setting will not have to change anything.

the difference between "block everyone" and "go on vacation":
if you block everyone, you will not receive PM. none, at all (excluding mods/staff). you'll also not be notified
- the PM will simply act as though it was never sent to you.

if you go on vacation, you will receive PM, but the one who sent the mail will be notified that you're on vacation (and thus, unable to respond on a timely fashion)

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once the user clicks the "Report Harassment" button, a copy of the message as well as the user id of the sender + time stamp is automatically forwarded to the mods, at a higher priority than "Report Spam". maybe also automatically block the user from PM-ing you again.


once the "report harassment" button is clicked, the pm is flagged for "harassment", and will have a "you have reported this message for harassment" message - indicating that the report was successfully processed (the report button becomes grayed out)

thoughts? criticisms? other suggestions are also welcome.

thread regarding harassment messages:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-951023/why-are-perverts-so-prevalent-on-this-site-especially-lately
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Posted 5/10/16
Seems like a great idea to me, and well thought out.
Posted 5/10/16
It sounds better than automatically banning the sender, as OP previously suggested. I'm for it.
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Posted 5/10/16
yea, i made changes to reflect feedback from previous suggestions. :p
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