[Feature Request] Filter Agent Messages By Level

MegaSteeliXMegaSteeliX ✭✭✭
edited June 24 in App Feedback

Nowadays we are spammed by a group of bad guys solding game items. I know and believe Niantic is working on solving this problem, but the spam messages is still there, and they are continually creating Lvl 1 accounts and sending spam messages.

Can you Niantic consider add a choice for agents to sheld @'s and messages by chosen agent level (or codename I think, because those spam accounts always have the same format of codenames, eg. Dead+something)? I think it's a good idear to stop being spammed.

What do you think? @NianticBrian @NianticCasey

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  • MegaSteeliXMegaSteeliX ✭✭✭

    Maybe like this?

  • EthernEthern ✭✭✭

    I will appreciate if the message filter includes regex filtering on message context or sender username.

  • PerringaidenPerringaiden ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just block the agent and the spam will stop again. They're not even selling anything at this point, just testing the system. So prove that it still works.

  • MegaSteeliXMegaSteeliX ✭✭✭
    edited June 25

    Blocked one and another came. They have been selling things and spamming with ADs about their website and channel. It's just this week that they turned to send weather reports.

  • PerringaidenPerringaiden ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, they're probing the system.

    Keep blocking, and they'll give up just like the old ones.

  • 1valdis1valdis ✭✭✭✭✭

    Again, this suggestion solves the consequence, not the issue. Niantic should get rid of spammers, instead of introducing some filters and stuff.

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    another week another comm spam most.. i soon give up.. time to disable notifications until they fix this ..

  • MegaSteeliXMegaSteeliX ✭✭✭

    I can understand your thought that these spam accounts should be blocked first.

    But imagine we have a filter and they know we have. They will not send these messages, because they know however we filtered them. Thus we will solve the issue.

  • MegaSteeliXMegaSteeliX ✭✭✭

    They may want to sell items to L8+ players (who can use L8 XMPs Res's and others), so they must level up each account to L8 at least and so they will pay more cost for creating a new spam account. Maybe they will use some illigal way to quick L8, but thus they are more likely to be blocked.

  • PerringaidenPerringaiden ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 30

    Ultimately, this is still a free game with limited barriers to making an account. Any new barriers would make the meager trickle of new players even less so, while largely not affecting the spammers.

    Alternatively, at least blocking the URL to a telegram channel will force them to use unrememberable URLs which reduces uptake since you can't type it easily (and can't copy it).

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