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September 12, 2017, 05:23:18 PM
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Users can currently send/post incorrectly quoted messages to assist in scams or discredit other users.

This could be addressed by having a hash generated based on the content of a message, and then a checksum implemented to reject invalid quotes from being sent/reposted.

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September 15, 2017, 08:20:26 AM
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AFAIK theymos wanted to have quotes replaced with references to posts (something like what 4chan or similar image boards have) in the new forum software.


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September 16, 2017, 04:32:43 AM
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We can already do that. We don't, though, because just look how stupid it is. How is it even supposed to solve anything?

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September 16, 2017, 07:16:49 AM
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We can already do that. We don't, though, because just look how stupid it is. How is it even supposed to solve anything?

No, we can't.  You can take a PM quote from someone and change the quoted text, then forward it to someone else.  This is the type of scenario that would benefit from a method of validation.  

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September 16, 2017, 08:43:06 AM
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We can already do that. We don't, though, because just look how stupid it is. How is it even supposed to solve anything?
You can't preview the quote content without opening up the page the post is on though.


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September 20, 2017, 07:36:43 AM
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>>21856705
We can already do that. We don't, though, because just look how stupid it is. How is it even supposed to solve anything?

No, we can't.  You can take a PM quote from someone and change the quoted text, then forward it to someone else.  This is the type of scenario that would benefit from a method of validation.  

I would agree with you. I have had a friend who almost fell for a scam this way. This had happened some time ago and I can't recall the specific details.
I do remember however that the trade was meant to go down between 3 people, and the scammer created false quotes in the name of the second person as if they had written to them. Then these quotes were sent to my friend. Before he sent any funds, he contacted the first person just to verify things, only to then find out that he had been completely fooled by the details of the trade.

While it is a good idea, I do think that it would be too much of a hassle to introduce and maintain, and won't reduce the amount of scamming that is happening on this forum. However, I may be wrong.  Smiley

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September 26, 2017, 08:46:16 AM
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Users can currently send/post incorrectly quoted messages to assist in scams or discredit other users.

This could be addressed by having a hash generated based on the content of a message, and then a checksum implemented to reject invalid quotes from being sent/reposted.
I want to know how my posts are posted and monitored. Those articles are of interest to anyone. Readers will find it useful or not. Should there be clear rules for posting?

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