Please Stop Helping the Spammers

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  1. EricDockett profile image97
    EricDockettposted 13 months ago

    This is a suggestion. Do whatever the heck you want to do:

    For those who don't know, which seems to be many, when you respond to someone who drops a spam link in the forum, you quote the spam link.

    That means, even if the admin gets rid of the original spam post, the spam link remains because you quoted it. You are helping the spammer.

    Just report the spammer and ignore them.

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
      PaulGoodman67posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      +1

    2. Glenn Stok profile image96
      Glenn Stokposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      +1 That is absolutely correct. Stop helping the spammers and just report it by clicking the "report" link on the spam post. You're giving the team extra work because they need to clean up the mess of replies too.

    3. robhampton profile image92
      robhamptonposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I agree. I always report and never click on any links they may have posted.
      Now who's interested in an extended warranty for their vehicle? lol.. just kidding

    4. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      It's the swamp land in Florida that interests me the most. For the staff and writer, I will report the spammer.

    5. Thelma Alberts profile image91
      Thelma Albertsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I ignore the spammers.

    6. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      This is a great suggestion Eric! The best way to get rid of the spammers is to report them for moderator review. As Eric mentioned, people replying to spammers just makes it more difficult.   Never reply, only report.

  2. Miebakagh57 profile image70
    Miebakagh57posted 13 months ago

    I believe certain here will not know when a spam is being drop. They need guidance as to what a spammy statement or link looks like.

    1. theraggededge profile image95
      theraggededgeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      If in doubt, do not reply.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image70
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        +++++++

  3. Eric Caunca profile image95
    Eric Cauncaposted 13 months ago

    Thanks smile

 
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