Points Abuse will not be tolerated

It’s come to my attention that some new members have been abusing the points feature here. For those that have heavily abused the friend request feature, your points have either been reset to 0 or removed just the points for all the spam friend requests (depending on your community involvement).

There are plenty of ways to earn points. Until this contest is over, points for completed friend requests are set to zero. When I talk about abusing the friend request feature, some members sent out over 20+, some 40+ friend requests.

Also, please don’t create groups that are better left as a forum topic. When creating a group, think of a more central subject, such as a fan club or gathering place.

If you notice any points abuse please contact me or Jay about it. If you need a forum post approved we will get to it as soon as possible.

Written by: T0SH - Cofounder of PS3Blog.net

  1. #1 by Oly1Kenobi on September 5th, 2010 [ 132615 Points ]

    Friend request spam? And I thought I was just liked alot 🙁

  2. #2 by SicSemperTyranis on September 5th, 2010 [ 6405 Points ]

    So that’s what’s been going on…
    I thought that my cat icon was just so alluring. 🙂

  3. #3 by Sean on September 5th, 2010 [ 230 Points ]

    That explains a lot. I shouldn’t have hit yes… *shakes head in shame*

  4. #4 by Jay on September 5th, 2010 [ 83116 Points ]

    the only people affected are those who sent out the requests. If you accepted them, you’re OK, as long as you don’t mass friend yourself

  5. #5 by Oly1Kenobi on September 5th, 2010 [ 132615 Points ]

    I can friend myself? And massively at that??

  6. #6 by White-Sharingan on September 5th, 2010 [ 100 Points ]

    lol gotta love the web

  7. #7 by Ceidz on September 5th, 2010 [ 58070 Points ]

    Thanks !

  8. #8 by Paranoimia on September 5th, 2010

    Ah! Wondered why I’d been getting requests lately. I didn’t recognise the names, and I know I’m not that likeable.

  9. #9 by Oly1Kenobi on September 5th, 2010 [ 132615 Points ]

    Paranoimia: Ah! Wondered why I’d been getting requests lately. I didn’t recognise the names, and I know I’m not that likeable.  

    I like u.. maybe lol

  10. #10 by Skintrade on September 6th, 2010 [ 400 Points ]

    and there was me thinking i was getting friend reqs as a new member

  11. #11 by Oly1Kenobi on September 6th, 2010 [ 132615 Points ]

    Dont let this scare u from making friend requests… ill accept u all, even tho there are no points for it

  12. #12 by Jay on September 6th, 2010 [ 83116 Points ]

    yeah you can send requests, but I would advise you not to send out like ten or more at a time. One member sent out about 100.

  13. #13 by othello500 on September 6th, 2010 [ 290 Points ]

    I thought I had friends… ='(

  14. #14 by EdEN on September 6th, 2010 [ 222946 Points ]

    @Oly: Yes, you can friend yourself AND massively. It’s called puberty.

  15. #15 by Sakinah on September 6th, 2010 [ 26489 Points ]

    Well if anyone wants any points just send me a message. ^^ 7k is my limit.

  16. #16 by Markus on September 7th, 2010 [ 4322 Points ]

    They like me… They really like me

    I said they like me!

  17. #17 by drask on September 7th, 2010 [ 75 Points ]

    Ok I’ll admit it. I friended everybody who was on the site at one point. But why did I go all the way back to 0 if people are allowed to request 10-20 people at a time why can’t i haev the points for those 15 or so people? And just b/c I haven’t been on every single day doesn’t mean I’m not interested in being part of the community. Though this is really discouraging me from caring much. Sure I was trying to cheat the system a bit but it’s not like you had set rules about friend spamming and I did it anyway. Give me a break here guys.

  18. #18 by Tosh on September 7th, 2010 [ 1127 Points ]

    @drask I gave you back 225 points. So now all I removed was all the friend requests. At least now you have a chance to earn double points.

  19. #19 by Jay on September 7th, 2010 [ 83116 Points ]

    We shouldn’t have had to make rules for that, since it was common sense that it was abuse, and we figured we wouldn’t have to based on our faith in the Community that they wouldn’t abuse the feature.

    And technically, we don’t allow people to friend 20 other people at a time. That’s part of why we set this rule into place. I’ll look at your points log and add the points for non-friending activities, but that’s it.

    EDIT: Never mind, looks like Tosh got to it

  20. #20 by drask on September 7th, 2010 [ 75 Points ]

    Thank you. Though I will say when I was doing it I didn’t picture it as abuse. Why shouldn’t everyone on the site be friends? (I’m not arguing btw. Just stating my thoughts.) Thanks again.

  21. #21 by Jay on September 7th, 2010 [ 83116 Points ]

    I know where you’re coming from. We’re a close-knit community for sure, but the friend feature was really meant for members who want to keep tabs on their closest friends on here (since you can see friend updates in your feed and the like to keep it separate from the entirety of the site), but the main problem with mass friending is that it could be seen as a deterrent and an annoyance since each friend request also sends out a notification email to the members you requested.

    If you have mutliple folks doing that (there were a handful of you, so you weren’t the only one), you’re likely to be sending them email that they don’t necessarily want to receive and might deactivate their accounts because they would think it to be spam. We’ve also gotten a few complaints from people who received those emails because they were from people they didn’t know.

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