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We’ve recently seen a number of posts from players regarding friend invitation spam and how it’s been affecting your online experience. We agree that it’s an issue and have not only been looking at ways to improve the Friend Invitation system, but also how to handle all the existing spam.
To that end, going forward any outgoing friend requests from players who are reported for spamming invitations will be proactively deleted. While players may still receive some friend invitation spam here and there, this change should result in an overall decrease in the number of fraudulent friend requests that reach your Social Window. If you happen to receive a friend invitation that’s spam, please continue to use the “Report Spam” option as normal so that our support staff can review the complaint.
I already witnessed that "spamguard" in action earlier today and it worked !
I noticed an unexpected "You received a friend request" in my chat window and when I opened my Social Window it wasn't there. I guessed it was some sort of new protection and it seems I was right.
Thank you !
Edited by Vulmio#2124 on 15/01/2013 18:14 GMT
How about just making it so friend requests can't be send unless you've been in a game with that player?
half of my firends on my list have come from LFP on forums, there's no way of getting a game with these people without adding friends first.
I don't think your suggestion would work
What we need even more is the option to disable the list "Recent Players".
I Only want to see my own friends online or offline, really don't care about the others i play for 5 minutes with on public 4 months ago.
Day one pulbic player names are NOT recent.
Edited by Blizzard on 16/01/2013 13:00 GMT
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