How do I disable messaging?
I've been getting a lot of spam messages with urls (like many other people, I know). Some pose as SL and offer some sort of an activity (fake, obviously). The latest one told me my personal data could be compromised and offered a link to check it. While I know it's all just spam, the notifications of new messages are getting annoying. Is there a way to disable messaging or at least restrict it to people you follow or something? I never accept the new messages, so the app won't let me see their profiles to report.
9/22/2020 8:08:24 AMCassandra Gemini
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Hmm.....go to the settings of sololearn. There'll be an option for notifications. Just select what kind of notifications you want to be notified about. I get like storms in the middle of LITERALLY NOWHERE!! I AM STUDYING, AND VOILA!! SOME MUMBO JUMBO GUY JUST GOES ON LIKING EVERY DAMN COMMENT/POST/ CODE OF MINE. So I simply turned off the notification for 'likes'😊✌️dun.
As far as I know there is no possibility in that way. To reduce the spam by a significant amount you could 1.) change your name into a not obvious female one 2.) don't use a photo of you as your avatar 3.) choose an arbitrary country e.g. "Antarctica"
I'm guessing it was bit.ly short link. There was a spam compaign ongoing by a certain person who was reponsible for the same. If you have a screenshot and profile url of said person feel free to report in this thread: https://www.sololearn.com/discuss/524028/
Thanks for the tips, y'all! Jan Markus, I'll try choosing another country! I think it has more to do with that than my gender ☺️ It's more like a mass phishing attack than a personal harassment issue. Christian Grey, I'm so good at ignoring messages, but this is getting too much :( Stephan Manthey, yeah, you report the user. After which they register another account and start over... Lord Krishna, yeah, I know, I was just wondering if there were ways to prevent spam, not report it afterwards. Because with the dedication of whoever's responsible? Reporting alone looks Don Quixotesque at best :( Mirielle[ InAcTiVe ], thanks! I tried that, but it didn't work at the time, so I assumed it wasn't possible. Maybe the app just froze for a bit or something. I'll try again next time!
I wish we could prevent them too, but the Messaging feature is not a moderated area of the platform, so it's out of our jurisdiction. For now, even as volunteer moderators we can only charge at windmills. 😅
Yeah this is kinda annoying. Best thing you can do is just ignore the message. Or else do as Jan Markus told.
++༒«ᵛ ⁱ ⁿ ᵃ ʸ ᵃ ᵏ»༒++ , oh, that seems quite useful, thanks a lot! I'll try just that 😃
There's so much spam this 3 weeks, almost every day these annoying messages about gifts
There is option for disabling notifications but no way to disable ur messages but if u dont want to read them then don't open the message req Or u can decline them and if u get any inappropriate or vulgar message then u can report the user and send a screenshot to our moderators... They r always ready to help.
Isn't there a way to involve moderators to get this fixed?
"I never accept the new messages, so the app won't let me see their profile to report" You don't have to accept their message before visiting their profile, you can just tap on their avatar and you'll be directed to their profile page. This also doesn't mean you've accepted their message and they won't have a clue of what you did
Alenas Valkeris The way which ++༒«ᵛ ⁱ ⁿ ᵃ ʸ ᵃ ᵏ»༒++ Tell it's all Wright. I am sharing how to off every notifications (Like notifications comment notifications and message notifications, etc) 1. Go to 𝙨𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜. 2. Then choose 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 or search on the search bar of setting. 3. Then off the notifications of 𝙎𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣. 𝚃𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚗𝚘𝚝𝚒𝚏𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚌𝚕𝚘𝚜𝚎 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚜𝚘𝚕𝚘𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚗.