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Reminder: Replying to spam creates more work for mods.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gidget, Feb 12, 2008.

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  1. gidget

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    remember... the mods have to delete the spam and your responses to that spam... :yesnod:

    ...i've just seen people replying to spam more often, that's all.
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  2. mushroomedmario

    mushroomedmario ssb4life

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    i've been trying to get that reminded to people ever since i came here

    having a whole post devoted to saying "please don't spam" or "please don't double post" is spam.......
     
  3. Frogger

    Frogger God Complex

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    Oh the irony!
     
  4. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    Then PM them about it or tell a mod.
     
  5. mushroomedmario

    mushroomedmario ssb4life

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    it's not like only one person does it....
     
  6. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    But it's not like everyone does it.
     
  7. Chewy

    Chewy Shmunior Member

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    But every single time there is a spam thread people reply to it.
     
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  8. Prez

    Prez Señor Prez

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    Enough people do it that it can become a hassle.
    Simply reporting the post or PMing a mod of it's serious will suffice.
     
  9. nic7

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    But enough people do it that it has become an issue. Especially saying that I've seen Mods say numerous times that it is frustrating. And PMing a mod about it would just lead us back to the same point we are at now...

    A thread asking said people to stop replying.

    So.. cut out the middle man.

    Just my opinion of course... If there's a better way to handle it we can surely use that option.
     
  10. gidget

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    gotta be careful though... members that don't report very often may report posts that may actually be acceptable...
    sometimes, after the fact, i wonder if i reported a post that didn't need to be reported...

    a bunch of people reporting when they shouldn't could be a hassle to the mods too... but this is a guess
     
  11. Dorkfish

    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    Well then, if this post is, as you say it, spam, then you are responding to the spam, which is a no-no.

    And dont get on my about how i responded to a responder of spam if you truly think this post is spam.
     
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  12. surfinrach90

    surfinrach90 I GOT A JAR OF DIRT.

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    You can't stop that thought, it's down to the persons intelligence. At least they try.
     
  13. mushroomedmario

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    i'm not going to do that, because i believe my post wasn't spam

    it was a valid responce to the original post of this thread, which is a valid thread that brings a valid point

    keywords=valid
     
  14. CantGetAWii

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    Well alright.
    Most of us here know that already, we have had spam problems in the past and we all had the don't reply to spam thing then. Theres also an announcement for it made by the Mods.

    I think for the most part we get the gist of it already.
     
  15. DBloke

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    Wait
    Was there another spam bot ?

    Why dont we next time theres that one thats addverisein his crap we alll email him the spam song

    (Trys to create a greggs one)
     
  16. Syntax

    Syntax That Canucks Fan

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    Not all posts and or threads that are reported are dealt with. There are times in which we feel that the said post and or thread doesn't necessarily need to be deleted and or closed. In those situations, I usually tend to let the post or thread be and or slightly edit what one user has posted. Thus, avoiding further problems. As for your point on more members reporting posts, I wouldn't mind. Even if it did happen to be one users post they were all reporting.

    One last thing that I'd like to add is that I can assure you that none of us are against you guys sending us private message. For some odd reason some members feels as if they are upsetting and or disturbing us by sending me a private message. Wrong... I really don't mind :)
     
  17. gidget

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    my concern was that you may have to sift through a ton of false alarms...

    i'm guessing that your Reported Posts screen is alot like our New Posts screen... you must refresh a lot. if you guys would prefer too many over not enough then that is good to know. :yesnod:
     
  18. Syntax

    Syntax That Canucks Fan

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    We don't get that many reported posts. It's really not that bad.
     
  19. Foxy

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    I say make a rhyme!

    Don't Reply and don't be shy, the mods are here to help.

    Wooh. Yeah, just sit back and report and let the Mods do the hard wok.
     
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  20. gidget

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    quit replying to tonight's spamfest!!
     
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