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Thread: Detrimental Effects of Spam Could be Minimized...

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    Detrimental Effects of Spam Could be Minimized...

    ...if threads started by spammers were ignored when the spammer is placed on one's ignore list. This would allow users to 'self moderate' before the moderators can get around to finding and deleting all the threads. For example in today's spam attack, ignoring the unwanted user still allows all the posted garbage thread titles on my computer.

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    Re: Detrimental Effects of Spam Could be Minimized...

    they are best reported immediately. Some don't realise the small black triange on the left on the blue band below the thread is the Report button.

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    Re: Detrimental Effects of Spam Could be Minimized...

    Exactly -- I do not respond, but hit the black triangle and report it as spam (singing "Spamalot" in my head while I type -- or sometimes the Viking version).
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    Re: Detrimental Effects of Spam Could be Minimized...

    If any of you find a way to track the poster to a physical address I bet there is someone in the area who can let them know just how much they are 'appreciated'.

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    Re: Detrimental Effects of Spam Could be Minimized...

    Quote Originally Posted by IanG View Post
    they are best reported immediately. Some don't realise the small black triange on the left on the blue band below the thread is the Report button.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Exactly -- I do not respond, but hit the black triangle and report it as spam (singing "Spamalot" in my head while I type -- or sometimes the Viking version).
    Yes, thanks! (Singing is optional. )

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    Re: Detrimental Effects of Spam Could be Minimized...

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    If any of you find a way to track the poster to a physical address I bet there is someone in the area who can let them know just how much they are 'appreciated'.
    Haven't had time to investigate them all, but many in this latest storm have had IP addresses that track to Bangladesh.

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    Re: Detrimental Effects of Spam Could be Minimized...

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    If any of you find a way to track the poster to a physical address I bet there is someone in the area who can let them know just how much they are 'appreciated'.
    These are the web equivalent of a sociopath. They could give a shit what anyone thinks of them.
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    Re: Detrimental Effects of Spam Could be Minimized...

    I think that having one reply in the thread that flags it as spam is smart too - incase someone is sleepy it might prevent them from clicking a link and regretting it.
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    Re: Detrimental Effects of Spam Could be Minimized...

    Feedback is a bad place to discuss spammers.

    They take great pleasure in schadenfreude.

    I suggest we use the Lounge, where they are not.

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    Re: Detrimental Effects of Spam Could be Minimized...

    Quote Originally Posted by stawastawa View Post
    I think that having one reply in the thread that flags it as spam is smart too - incase someone is sleepy it might prevent them from clicking a link and regretting it.
    A single reply along the lines of "Spam, reported" also alerts other members to the fact that the post has already been reported, so they are less likely to report it as well. (We only need one report to deal with the problem, not multiples.)

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