On Removing SPAM Posts

SpeedskaterSpeedskater Posts: 497
edited February 2014 in Forum Testing Area
When the moderators remove a SPAM post from an old or current thread, it might be good if they insert a note saying what happened. Otherwise the next post seems to be a non-sequitur.
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  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,113
    edited February 2014
    I agree, but these days there is too much work/not enough mods here, it's fortunate that the spam gets removed at all.

    There are still so many idiots joining and posting garbage, I imagine being a web admin here is/was likely a FT job?
    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,502
    edited February 2014
    VBulletin has an option on the moderator panel to "Delete other posts and threads started by the affected users". This is great when members reply on a thread started by said spammer, the whole thing disappears. It's when a spammer posts the spam on a thread created by a member that it becomes too much of a chore to check every thread to clean up. Especially when a spammer has multiple spam posts on multiple threads not started by him/her/bot.

    The best way to eliminate this from happening is (as a member) NOT to post anything. Just report the post/spammer and move on.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

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