The #1 complaint we get here at AboutFLR is spam private messages. Despite banning and blocking dozens of offending accounts, spam has remained a constant problem. A spammer can make a new account and send out 50 identical messages in just minutes, by the time we notice and delete their account the damage has already been done.
Most of this spam has been coming from accounts using a VPN/proxy, claiming to be a female looking for a sub/slave male, mass messaging mostly males with a poorly written form letter that is barely English insisting that you contact them offsite. When contacted they invariably demand you send them money, either as a training fee or something else. It shouldn’t even need to be said, but you should never send money to random strangers on the internet. Especially someone you are trying to start a relationship with. Real relationships don’t start with Venmo. If you’re looking for a pro-domme there are other sites for that, that’s not what AboutFLR is for.
New Messaging Limits
Starting today unverified accounts will be limited to starting 1 new conversation every 24 hours. This limit only applies when you message someone you haven’t messaged before and who has never messaged you. You can reply to messages with no limit. You can message back and forth with someone with no limit. You can even start a new message thread with someone you have had contact with before. The only limit is on contacting someone who you have not had contact with.
Many online communities offer the option to verify your account and we’re working on a system to verify users on AboutFLR. Verifying your account shows you are who you say you are.
Benefits of a Verified Account
- Higher messaging limit of 5 new conversations every 24 hours (too low?)
- Verified badge next to your name throughout the site
- If you have suggestions for other perks please comment below!
We’re still deciding on which verification method(s) to use. Other online communities require a photo of your ID, a selfie, a video, or some combination. Right now we’re leaning towards having users record a video of themselves saying their username, but we’d love to have your feedback before we decide so please let us know what you think in the comments.
Verification for our female users will be free and verification for male users will be a $50 one time fee. Verification will always be 100% optional. If you’d like to get verified manually before we get the system online please contact the admin or email here: email@example.com
Again, we’re still working on all this so things can change. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.