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July 27, 2014, 08:10:10 PM
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I was thinking the Administrator's name be in red, and Moderators in blue, and their messages be tinted.

Something like this (although colors could be debated) sounds like an easier solution than the "block similar names" option.
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February 22, 2015, 07:24:12 PM
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Need more suggestions/opinions!

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February 22, 2015, 07:42:15 PM
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Quite a few scammers are registering users very similar to those of admins or global mods and then ask for money via PM.
This could clearly differentiate whether a PM came from the forum, it's staff or theymos.

 i think could be useful to spread their nick name...
so we can defend ourselves...

if you have some scammer nick,
give it us plz!!!

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February 22, 2015, 08:25:08 PM
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You can see a few impersonators in the first page of https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=mlist. If you search, you will get many more.

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February 23, 2015, 03:33:43 AM
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This is not only an issue with the forum administration/staff, it is an issue with people pretending to be anyone who is potentially owed money. People frequently send PM's from imposter accounts pretending to be from someone who is selling some item.

This could be more easily solved by preventing anyone from sending a PM until they make at least one post somewhere; this would give people more of an opportunity to spot imposters and give them negative trust feedback accordingly.

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February 23, 2015, 07:49:32 AM
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Pretty good idea Cyrus , I really like it .
Developpers could simply make each user group have it's own name color . Let's say Administrators Purple , Moderators Green , Staff Blue etc ..; that could solve the problem .

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February 23, 2015, 08:46:04 AM
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i found similar thread...

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=938401.0

che if you have some delas with the users reported...

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February 23, 2015, 08:57:58 AM
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This is not only an issue with the forum administration/staff, it is an issue with people pretending to be anyone who is potentially owed money. People frequently send PM's from imposter accounts pretending to be from someone who is selling some item.

This could be more easily solved by preventing anyone from sending a PM until they make at least one post somewhere; this would give people more of an opportunity to spot imposters and give them negative trust feedback accordingly.

As I've mentioned before this isn't exactly foolproof and they'll just make the post in some obscure sub to try avoid detection. I don't think we should add this restriction just to stop the minutely tiny amount of people who try imposter scam. Their stupid names are usually the biggest giveaway anyway.

Pretty good idea Cyrus , I really like it .
Developpers could simply make each user group have it's own name color . Let's say Administrators Purple , Moderators Green , Staff Blue etc ..; that could solve the problem .

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But most newbies won't be aware of the colour scheme/this feature so I'm not sure how useful it will be. Also, people impersonating staff is very rare and them successful scamming from it is either rarer.

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February 23, 2015, 09:29:46 AM
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Pretty good idea Cyrus , I really like it .
Developpers could simply make each user group have it's own name color . Let's say Administrators Purple , Moderators Green , Staff Blue etc ..; that could solve the problem .

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I also like this idea "the scheme of colors" for each rank. Why not each rank has a different color? from newbie member >> to staff member.
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February 23, 2015, 09:31:01 AM
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Pretty good idea Cyrus , I really like it .
Developpers could simply make each user group have it's own name color . Let's say Administrators Purple , Moderators Green , Staff Blue etc ..; that could solve the problem .

~ Madness

I also like this idea "the scheme of colors" for each rank. Why not each rank has a different color? from newbie member >> to staff member.

Yeah that could work too , I was just giving an example Grin
But I don't seethe use of Coins under our names if we add that to be honest

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February 23, 2015, 09:49:29 AM
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Pretty good idea Cyrus , I really like it .
Developpers could simply make each user group have it's own name color . Let's say Administrators Purple , Moderators Green , Staff Blue etc ..; that could solve the problem .

~ Madness

I also like this idea "the scheme of colors" for each rank. Why not each rank has a different color? from newbie member >> to staff member.

Yeah that could work too , I was just giving an example Grin
But I don't seethe use of Coins under our names if we add that to be honest

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i never minded coins,
under nick name.

i think are not so useful.
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February 23, 2015, 12:22:31 PM
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But most newbies won't be aware of the colour scheme/this feature so I'm not sure how useful it will be. Also, people impersonating staff is very rare and them successful scamming from it is either rarer.

It is very rare but the scammed amount will be high. I don't value how many impersonating accounts are created, instead, I prefer how much amount was scammed. If you check the forum auction threads, you can see what I meant and in some threads, there are photos of the messages.

I think, like Gmail & other popular services, send 1-3 emails to newly registered users to educate them the features and related, a bot dedicated to message newly registered users one or two messages which include links to important Meta threads especially stickied ones would help them. A thread should be made about impersonators and this color scheme. I can't say this would prevent from impersonator-scamming but this would decrease a lot of scams.

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February 25, 2015, 10:20:03 AM
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But most newbies won't be aware of the colour scheme/this feature so I'm not sure how useful it will be. Also, people impersonating staff is very rare and them successful scamming from it is either rarer.

It will not remove the scam but I'm sure it will drop the scam attempt to the various newbie. As you know someone has tried to scam the users, through pm, that pointing at auction (Advertise on this forum - Round 000) and a couple of users have lost their  bitcoin.So at the end this function can prevent the scam attempt, because it doesn't exist a solution that works at 100%
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February 25, 2015, 11:35:55 PM
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We're working on ways to make admin, moderators, and thread starter's usernames appear more prominently so that users know when an admin or mod contacts them or if the thread starter is making a new post in a thread.

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February 26, 2015, 12:24:26 AM
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or if the thread starter is making a new post in a thread.
Maybe add OP somewhere.

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