Many girls here seem to be harassed constantly by guys and end up using a private profile with private messaging disabled, but that is a bit excessive! Most of the creepers are low on Xper level, so I figured it would be nice to set the minimum Xper level for who is allowed to message you. That way, you don't have to go full private, but you would block levels you don't trust.
Yay or nay? What do you think? Would that solve the problem?
Yes that would help solve the problem and is a great idea
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No that wouldn't solve the problem at all
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Actually, I know a better feature request to solve this problem
Yeah, I actually do think that would be a nice feature. Although I would add that it'd also be nice to be able to block only a certain gender. I'm not usually for gender-dividing stuff like that, but when it comes to creepy private messages, I think it's only ever been guys creeping on me, so that could actually be nice (though I probably wouldn't even use it, but others might). But yeah, I do also think the Xper level might make a good addition. I actually once had a dude make a new account after I blocked him for calling me a cunt and sending rape threats just so he could spew more abuse at me. So Xper level stuff would definitely fix stuff like that.
I have mine set to friends only. I think blocking certain levels would deter younger members and members who are too scared to post. Some people prefer to find someone with a high xper/mho rating and private message them directly for help, as opposed to posting.
I doubt that would solve the problem. it might minimize it but won't solve it. Why don't they just put their profile on private and filter the people they want to hear from? Sounds to me like some of them want to receive some of those messages. O. o
We already have a minimum level to send private messages... we already have private profiles, anonymous questions are the big majority, and so forth. Pretty soon we'll know absolutely nothing about anyone on Gag, and how can you really advise people in that scenario?
I think they used to have that and while I think eliminating creeps is a good thing, I see messaging as being good because I can follow up with users who give good answers. I think it was only level 3 though so it would not be hard to reach that.