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Offline Dreamy

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SPAM & VERY DISTASTEFULL posts on forums.
« on: August 18, 2010, 11:08:23 AM »
This is to the admins of this board.

I am a paying customer that from time to time needs a little help.

And 100% of the time i am helped by the helpers on this forum.

Today again i come by to see if there is anything i need to catch up on and instead find half a dozen forums infested with spam that has been here for well over an hour or two. Last time i was here somebody was posting utter filth and it stayed up for some time.

You have helpers here who are willing to help people like me on Alwil's behalf and to their benefit i may add.

My qualm is this, the helpers here are 100% powerless to do anything about some of these offensive filthy posts and must await a moderator who may show up in a couple of hours or not to rectify the problem.

(So why not make a portion of the helpers moderators?) I mean they are here more so than anyone else.

And it would make the forums a much more pleasant place to visit.

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Re: SPAM & VERY DISTASTEFULL posts on forums.
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2010, 01:22:04 PM »
And 100% of the time i am helped by the helpers on this forum.
Thanks. Seems we're useful in anyway... Although we don't have the recognition from, how can I say, all the players of the game...

My qualm is this, the helpers here are 100% powerless to do anything about some of these offensive filthy posts and must await a moderator who may show up in a couple of hours or not to rectify the problem.
Well, some (very few) others besides the Moderators could clean spam.
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Re: SPAM & VERY DISTASTEFULL posts on forums.
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2010, 03:09:55 PM »
And 100% of the time i am helped by the helpers on this forum.
Thanks. Seems we're useful in anyway... Although we don't have the recognition from, how can I say, all the players of the game...

Or, not all players (always) participate in 'the game'... ;)
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Re: SPAM & VERY DISTASTEFULL posts on forums.
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2010, 03:12:54 PM »
Well as has been mentioned it isn't just the moderators, but the report to moderator link on the spam posts should be used in the first instance.

This forum is no different to many other forums in that they attract spammers as they are a) very active and b) search engines are quick to index new topics/posts. However that said I feel there is a much reduced instance of spam on the forums.

Much of the spam is gone in less than an hour and much of it in minutes, but the internet is a 24 hour a day beast and there will be times when dealing with spam takes a little longer than that time frame.
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Re: SPAM & VERY DISTASTEFULL posts on forums.
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2010, 03:17:53 PM »
Well as has been mentioned it isn't just the moderators, but the report to moderator link on the spam posts should be used in the first instance.

Well, I try to take care of the german section...
It took some hours till spam was removed. :(
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Re: SPAM & VERY DISTASTEFULL posts on forums.
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2010, 03:47:14 PM »
Or, not all players (always) participate in 'the game'... ;)
Unfortunately, they don't.
What about ourselves?
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Re: SPAM & VERY DISTASTEFULL posts on forums.
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2010, 03:54:32 PM »
What about ourselves?

What do you mean..??
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Re: SPAM & VERY DISTASTEFULL posts on forums.
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2010, 04:11:32 PM »
What do you mean..??
We can stop participating in 'the game'...
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Re: SPAM & VERY DISTASTEFULL posts on forums.
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2010, 07:13:28 PM »
Hi Dreamy...

Thank you for your post, please be assured that you are not alone with your thoughts (concerning the problems facing this forum.) :)

Regards...

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Re: SPAM & VERY DISTASTEFULL posts on forums.
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2010, 09:33:29 PM »
Last time i was here somebody was posting utter filth and it stayed up for some time.

Damn! I missed that!
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Re: SPAM & VERY DISTASTEFULL posts on forums.
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2010, 05:10:09 AM »
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Hi Dreamy -

In the image below, you will see the "Report to moderator" link that is near the bottom right of each and every post. When you find a spam post otherwise offending post, you should click on the link so that you can take the appropriate action.

Click the image to enlarge :


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Re: SPAM & VERY DISTASTEFULL posts on forums.
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2010, 08:03:42 AM »
Quote from: Tech
Seems we're useful in anyway
Err wha?

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Re: SPAM & VERY DISTASTEFULL posts on forums.
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2010, 11:33:41 AM »
13thSlayer
What do you mean? Or you're just flooding?
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Re: SPAM & VERY DISTASTEFULL posts on forums.
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2010, 11:44:36 AM »
13thSlayer
What do you mean? Or you're just flooding?
Sorry, master Yoda, but to me "in anyway" sense no makes.
Understand could "in any way" "anyway" or I, but this not.
English: Sorry, master Yoda, but "in anyway" makes no sense to me.
I could understand "in any way" or "anyway", but not this.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2010, 11:47:47 AM by 13thSlayer »

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Re: SPAM & VERY DISTASTEFULL posts on forums.
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2010, 12:05:38 PM »
@ 13thSlayer,

Translation:  "Flooding" means are you just filling up the forum with words just to make a post.