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Unread 11-24-2009, 08:24 AM   #1
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I would like to ask all of our members to not respond to spammers. Please use the report a bad post button when you see a spam post. Whenever you respond two things happen:

1) You make another post for the director team to clean up
2) You give more visibility to the spam in question

Your help in defeating spam is crucial, so please don't stop reporting the post. We just don't need to encourage the behaviour by making comments.

It's not "fun" for us to clean up spam as it is. Please don't make us clean up your guys' post with it.

Thanks.
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Unread 11-24-2009, 04:23 PM   #2
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Also take to mind that most of these posts are bots. They don't care if reply saying terrible terrible things to them.

The more you reply, the more you bump their topic and help their cause.
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Bumping this!
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I tried very recently to report a spammer and that button just lead me to a blank page...?

Also, if you need help again with spammer patrol PM me, ide be glad to help again.
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I tried very recently to report a spammer and that button just lead me to a blank page...?

Also, if you need help again with spammer patrol PM me, ide be glad to help again.
It's been like this for quite some time now, I remember something about a PHP update or something... not sure.
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Completely forgot about the report function being broken! I'll check into that again
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report button does not work, for me at least.
it says currently unable to handle this request.

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Yeah, it's been broken for years. I've kind of given up on hoping that it will get fixed. At least the amount of spam here has decreased dramatically.
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We generally find them pretty quickly so the report function hasn't really been needed. I'd like to have it fixed too, however.
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