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Errrm... Why is the Forum telling me that I have 3 new PMs? I don't!

Postby Mike Stranks » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:27 pm

Title says it all...

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Re: Errrm... Why is the Forum telling me that I have 3 new PMs? I don't!

Postby BunnyRabbit » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:28 pm

Same
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Re: Errrm... Why is the Forum telling me that I have 3 new PMs? I don't!

Postby CS70 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:29 pm

If you read the "Spam PM" thread you'll find out.

We all (I imagine) received the same 3 spam messages, and (I imagine) are now being deleted by the mods - so you probably caught the system midway in the cleanup. :)
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Postby Ronnie Wibbley » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:41 pm

Cunning ruse by the mods to get those of us who only come here once in a blue moon to log in again? ;)

(It worked, BTW.)
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Postby Folderol » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:06 pm

Had me pretty puzzled too :?
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Postby Jimi's Music » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:11 pm

I got the same message
Even told me who it was from.
Nothing to see, lol
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Re: Errrm... Why is the Forum telling me that I have 3 new PMs? I don't!

Postby zenguitar » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:24 pm

We tried tweaking some settings in the background and accidentally created a loophole that was quickly exploited by a spammer abusing the PM system.

The spammer is now toast and the changes reverted.

Might be worth waiting 24 hours and then logging completely out of the site and signing back in again. It sometimes takes a while to flush the cache.

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Postby shufflebeat » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:04 pm

Eat more fibre.
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Re: Errrm... Why is the Forum telling me that I have 3 new PMs? I don't!

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:48 pm

Understandably, multiple threads were started relating to this topic so locking this one to avoid further duplication. The main thread can be found at the link Ian provided above:

https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... ad#p734667
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