1
   

Reporting Spam on A2K [resolved]

 
 
sozobe
 
  1  
Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 06:20 pm
tryingtohelp wrote:
I will risk my computer only because I rather see the TOS followed then not report the spam. That is the risk I choose to take. I realize that. Unless I hear a better way I will still do it because I feel it is the right thing to do.
IMO only.


Why on earth would you do that?

The spammer's whole reason for being is to get you to click on the link. You click = happy spammer. You don't click, and report, which means that it's pulled quickly, and nobody else clicks either = unhappy spammers.

Unhappy spammers are good. Unhappy spammers go to friendlier, clickier, (stupider), sites and leave us alone.

I mean, aside from the whole martyr tone, even in a best-case scenario it doesn't actually accomplish anything.

Jes and Craven have said before that if you think it's spam, report it, and the moderators will sort it out. It doesn't have to be this big huge computer-endangering deal.
0 Replies
 
ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 07:09 pm
On advertising, I spent years here not mentioning my art gallery's name - though I did once I left it, once or maybe twice, but I felt free to, as I'd get no bennies at all if someone ever found it, not easy, and went there - and a lot of good it would have done as we didn't have a website. So, some of us do talk about what we do, but we do NOT try to drum up business from a2kers.

To repeat the obvious, DO NOT CLICK ON suspected spam links, report by checking the report button, and filling in the window with "spam?" and the mods will take care of it, one way or the other. A whole host of us report suspected spam, long may we thrive without it.

Ramen.
0 Replies
 
JPB
 
  1  
Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 07:15 pm
Ramen
0 Replies
 
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 07:32 pm
This thread has aroused more passions than one could ever have expected, in a number of hearts.



Funniest thing since Rape of the Lock:

WHAT dire Offence from spammy Causes springs,
What mighty Contests rise from trivial Things,
I sing -- This Verse to Craven---, Muse! is due;
This, ev'n Jespah may vouchfafe to view:
Slight is the Subject, but not so the maze,
If he inspire, and she approve my Lays.
Say what strange Motive, Goddess! cou'd compel
A well-bred anti spammer t' raise hell?
Oh say what stranger Cause, yet unexplor'd,
Cou'd make a gentle mod thus scold a Board?
And dwells such Rage in softest Bosoms then?
And lodge such martyred Souls in helpful mien?



Ramen
0 Replies
 
ossobuco
 
  1  
Reply Sun 8 Apr, 2007 08:59 pm
Wonderful, dlowan, and not kidding.

Throws ramen...
0 Replies
 
TTH
 
  1  
Reply Mon 9 Apr, 2007 01:28 am
CalamityJane wrote:
If you click on the link, tth, it encourages them to put more SPAM on
this site.


sozobe wrote:
The spammer's whole reason for being is to get you to click on the link. You click = happy spammer. You don't click, and report, which means that it's pulled quickly, and nobody else clicks either = unhappy spammers.

Unhappy spammers are good. Unhappy spammers go to friendlier, clickier, (stupider), sites and leave us alone.


I did not know that by clicking on the link it would affect this site. I only thought it would put my computer at risk. So, now I know what to do.
I won't click, just report. Thanks

btw sozobe if you see this, when I said I had books, I counted how many
839 -- didn't know if you care or not, just thought I would tell you.
0 Replies
 
jespah
 
  1  
Reply Mon 9 Apr, 2007 04:19 am
shewolfnm wrote:
tryingtohelp wrote:

jespah I was clicking on the links to see if it was spam.



spam is unsolicited advertisement

A2k does not allow advertisements. Period. I dont care if it is for viagra, or a cheap plane ticket.

If the thread starts out in ANY form of a sale " Buy viagra"- " Looking for a good download?" etc......etc.

it is spam

Report it.

simple.


Well said.

Don't click, just report. We will check. If it's not spam, we'll even tell you in our response back to you.

Most of the folks here have very good instincts and I would say over 95% of the time, when something is reported as spam, it really is.
0 Replies
 
TTH
 
  1  
Reply Tue 10 Apr, 2007 02:20 pm
jespah I know it says resolved at the top of the page. I had to debate with myself on whether to post this or not. I felt it was important so I am going to.

Phoenix32890 I just love you for bringing this topic up. Why? It has answered so many questions I had and not just on the topic itself.
The others who had questions and asked then jespah and the others who answered actually helped me on more than 1 topic.

Also sozobe you helped me too. I am laughing because I didn't know what "martyr" even meant. So, I had to look it up and I learned a new word.

I don't know if you all realize that this one topic answered so many others (at least for me). I feel it is important to tell you all thank you even though it was probably not your intention.

Jespah, I don't know what your total number of spam counts are in stats. I am not asking. I feel like I report a lot of spam. I don't know if that is true or not. I think I have only been wrong a couple of times. But, if I fall in that 5% I want to know because I don't want to create more work for someone. I can't believe I actually made a post and did not ask a question.
0 Replies
 
jespah
 
  1  
Reply Tue 10 Apr, 2007 05:36 pm
Don't worry, if someone misreports something as spam, we'll tell them in the response.
0 Replies
 
ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Sat 28 Apr, 2007 06:07 pm
One final (I hope) question - is there a way to report a suspicious thread without opening it to get to the report button?
0 Replies
 
Tai Chi
 
  1  
Reply Sat 28 Apr, 2007 06:16 pm
ehBeth wrote:
One final (I hope) question - is there a way to report a suspicious thread without opening it to get to the report button?


Good question, ehBeth. I just opened and reported a couple and now I have to go take a shower...ewwww
0 Replies
 
Noddy24
 
  1  
Reply Sat 28 Apr, 2007 07:59 pm
Open the thread, but don't follow the links.

Does porn spam count as a sign of spring?
0 Replies
 
ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Sat 28 Apr, 2007 08:05 pm
I'm not a link follower - I don't want to see them.

The TripleXXX in the thread title is sometimes enough of a clue Confused
0 Replies
 
Region Philbis
 
  1  
Reply Sat 28 Apr, 2007 08:12 pm
Quote:
is there a way to report a suspicious thread without opening it to get to the report button?

i would get the URL of the topic i wanted to report, then head down the page to the Contact Us link...
0 Replies
 
ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Sat 28 Apr, 2007 08:24 pm
oooooooooooooh


you are such a smartypants!


thank goodness Very Happy
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

How to use the new able2know - Discussion by Craven de Kere
New A2K feature requests. - Discussion by DrewDad
I'm the developer - Discussion by Nick Ashley
JIM NABORS WAS GOY? - Question by farmerman
A2K censors tags? - Discussion by hingehead
New A2K Bugs - Discussion by sozobe
New A2K annoyances - Discussion by sozobe
The a2k world is changing 3: about voting - Discussion by Craven de Kere
LOST & MISPLACED A2K people. - Discussion by msolga
Welcome to the 'New' My Posts - Discussion by Nick Ashley
The "I get folksonomy" club - Discussion by Robert Gentel
 
Copyright © 2021 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 09/25/2021 at 07:40:56