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By varshney.arnav, history, 21 month(s) ago, In English

I recently received a message from a spam user named: bonnietg243 (http://codeforces.com/profile/bonnietg243). He sent me an inappropriate link as a message.

Being almost new to Codeforces, I don't know how to report users or report messages so as to remove them from this platform. This is the message:

Please do the needful

Thanks in advance

Arnav

 
 
 
 
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Auto comment: topic has been updated by varshney.arnav (previous revision, new revision, compare).

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Yeah, I received something similar one. But a different username. Looks like a bot.

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Mine too:

MikeMirzayanov Please help with this!

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I received a similar message too. I sent a mail to the codeforces email from which contest notifications come. I haven't yet received a reply.

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I haven't gotten any such message ;_;

How will I get a link now?

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I also just received a message just like that.  I guess noorfr218 must be really generous to share his private video with me...

MikeMirzayanov will probablly take care of that.

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I'll fix it in ~4 hours.

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Can someone confirm that she showed everything?

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If we had block user option, or even better, block user filter (account age, rating, etc.), it would be good.

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    I don't think blocking will help much. If they are some accounts that are made for spamming, they might just send messages to people only once, then the bad guys will create another accounts, and repeat.

    But again, block user could stop spamming in some ways though.

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      Yes, but if we had block user filter, we could for example automatically say: block all messages from unrated accounts less than one month old ---> problem solved!

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        right! it can be helpful or block messages from those users who participated in less than 5 contests or something like that .
        this way this would take atleast 1 month to do this , and 1 sec to block . MikeMirzayanov

        it will also insist me to participate in online rounds ! haha !

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