Spam or not Spam


Old 12-19-09, 03:18 AM
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How we decide which posting spam and which is not spam.

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Old 12-19-09, 05:13 AM
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Welcome to the forums!

Spam is any deliberate attempt at advertising. Some will try to include their advertising in an otherwise allowed post. All advertising in the forums will be removed and the offending member banned!!

Occasionally links will be allowed if they pertain to the question and the link is for info and not advertising.

Why do you ask?
Old 12-19-09, 06:45 AM
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Hello: winner12345

Good question....

Excellent reply too!


Members are encouraged to submit what they think is spam. Also any advertisement or any post that violates the rules and/or policies of the site.

To due so, click the red triangle icon in the upper right hand corner of a post. When new window opens, provide all the information requested.

Provide your detailed reason why you're reporting the post. Then click submit to upload the request. One of the super mods will review the post and the reporting members reason(s) for the submission and make the determination(s).

Members need only to submit a post with their reason for submitting. Members need not make any decisions. Super moderators will make the determination(s) and take any needed actions. All that easy for all members to due......

Our site does appreciate member participation in an effort to help keep this site spam free and advertisement clean........
Old 12-19-09, 09:48 AM
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Another key is a product link embedded in the post from some one with a post count of 1.
Old 12-20-09, 08:53 PM
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I also wanna to know about it, how we can decide that, it is spam or not. Its very hard to find out. I wanna to read more about this.
Old 12-21-09, 03:11 AM
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A general member doesn't need to decide If you think it's spam, report it and a super mod will make the decision.

Spam in the forums = unpaid advertising.
Old 12-21-09, 04:43 AM
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Most of the spam is never seen by the general members because the Mods have already spotted them. Probably the number one spam subject is any and all variety of DVD/video/iPhone/ad-nauseum conversion software, the posters of which are instantly banned.

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