Fake Alert Logout Links


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mychelle1212

4:27pm Jan 22 2011

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Can we please make it against the rules to have these things on people's profiles/galleries/anywhere else?  They're flipping annoying and I personally consider them a form of trolling.  I know I'm far from the first person to mistakenly click one of these things, thinking I've got an alert on an auction or something, and ended up logged out of the site.  I'm not saying get rid of fake alert things altogether, but make it against site rules to hide a logout link in them, please?



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FoxCrazy

4:32pm Jan 22 2011

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I agree. I'll be waiting for an rmail, and click and be all 'D<'

Also, however, hover over the link, and you can see where it leads at the bottom. :D




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mychelle1212

4:56pm Jan 22 2011

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True, Ny, but there's alot of people who play auctions and such and click the alert things without thinking to check beforehand because they're in a hurry.



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Riyo

4:59pm Jan 22 2011

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A simple fix would be if the logout page sent you to a 'are you sure you want to logout? yes/no' or if the logout page was a hidden php page that can't be linked to user-side.



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Foo

6:14pm Jan 22 2011

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It is already against the rules from what I understand...ust just need to send in a ticket and I think staff will remove it, unless things have changed in the last few months. :U



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mychelle1212

6:39pm Jan 22 2011

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Foo:  I haven't seen any rules specifically against it... But maybe I need to re-read them.



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Yaizhbeen

9:34pm Jan 22 2011

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I never click any alerts that pop up on a user's page/ranch/shop. I just return to a basic page and if it is still there I click it^^.



Lilith

10:33pm Jan 22 2011 (last edited on 10:35pm Jan 22 2011)

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I'm going to sticky this thread, so everyone will be aware that

 

YOU MAY NOT POST DISGUISED LINKS WHICH PERFORM AN UNDESIRED ACTION. YOU WILL RECEIVE A WARNING ON YOUR ACCOUNT IF YOU DO THIS.

 

Anyone who notices these links, please do rmail me or send in a ticket, and I will make sure the links are removed. As always, all reports are kept completely anonymous.As far as I am concerned, using links that are sort of malicious like this falls under the scamming category.

 




 
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