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Old 12-14-2009, 01:25 AM   #1
Gareth
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Hi all

Today we had to deal with a new member who decided it was his right to send pornography via the PM system to other members - quite a few other members.

This person was quickly dealt with and the messages erased from the database, but because the forum is open again, we were vulnerable to this type of attack.

We have implemented a solution to combat this problem.

An automatic promotions scheme has been introduced. A number of you will notice that your titles have changed to "Avalon Senior Member". Those of you with this new title will find you are still able to send PM's and emails to others members from within the forum. In the members list you also show up as white.

Those members who still retain the "Project Avalon Member" title will now find they can no longer use the PM system or post public profile messages. This will change as your reputation within the forum grows - i.e you prove your trust within the forum and at some point you will automatically be promoted into the senior group.

It is unfortunate that we had to do this, but clearly some people join this forum with their own agenda in mind that is not in the best interests of the forum.

We trust you will understand why this action was necessary, especially if your are now affected by this. Those of you who received the offending images earlier will very much understand and this will won't affect all but the newest of members.

We do not want this forum to disintegrate as many do, so we will take any and all measures to protect it and the many members who spare their valuable time to post here.

Regards

Gareth
Project Avalon Administrator

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