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    When you find spam on the forum....

    ....please, don't reply to the message. Just report it.

    When you reply to the spam, it just creates more work for the staff to clean things up.

    Thank you.

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    Hey folks I reported this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by troj View Post
    ....please, don't reply to the message. Just report it.

    When you reply to the spam, it just creates more work for the staff to clean things up.

    Thank you.

    -Kevin
    Does that include replying to the thread to tell others you have reported the post? I used to report the spam then go back to the thread and post "reported" to save others the effort of reporting it too. I gave it up because the forum required a one minute wait, but are you saying you would rather we didn't do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirstyBarbarian View Post
    Does that include replying to the thread to tell others you have reported the post? I used to report the spam then go back to the thread and post "reported" to save others the effort of reporting it too. I gave it up because the forum required a one minute wait, but are you saying you would rather we didn't do that?
    I hadn't given up on the wait times... So I'd like to know too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirstyBarbarian View Post
    Does that include replying to the thread to tell others you have reported the post? I used to report the spam then go back to the thread and post "reported" to save others the effort of reporting it too. I gave it up because the forum required a one minute wait, but are you saying you would rather we didn't do that?
    Correct -- even replying to say you've reported it.

    The problem is once we get rid of the spam, we then have to go back and get rid of the message saying it has been reported. There are semi-automated tools for the former, but not the latter.

    It's better if multiple people report the post then if people reply to the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troj View Post
    Correct -- even replying to say you've reported it.

    The problem is once we get rid of the spam, we then have to go back and get rid of the message saying it has been reported. There are semi-automated tools for the former, but not the latter.

    It's better if multiple people report the post then if people reply to the post.

    -Kevin
    Got it. Thanks!

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    Good to know...

    I'll just report'em to you
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    Is there really any reason to report that you've reported it? About as pointless as posting that a PM has been sent...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chadrog View Post
    Is there really any reason to report that you've reported it? About as pointless as posting that a PM has been sent...
    Now we know not to. I was just trying to save the Mods from having to deal with several reports of the same spam.

    And posting that a PM has been sent... Perhaps to let other's know that the item in Yard Sale has already been bought (or claimed).
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    well if a person doesn't have 'auto-notification' of PM's turned on(or doesn't check their forum email address on a regular basis) and doesn't log on regularly...then a post about a pm makes sense.
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    How does one report spam?

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    Thanks for this Kevin- I've been in violation of the whole "reported" thing, now I'll know not to. I always wondered what the mods opinions were on this issue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbrandt View Post
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbucktoo View Post
    How does one report spam?
    Click the little triangle with the exclamation point, below the post, on the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troj View Post
    Correct -- even replying to say you've reported it.

    The problem is once we get rid of the spam, we then have to go back and get rid of the message saying it has been reported. There are semi-automated tools for the former, but not the latter.

    It's better if multiple people report the post then if people reply to the post.

    -Kevin
    Good to know. Will just report spam in the future and not report the report.
    To the Mods, thanks for sweeping the junk out very quickly.
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    Sold items are up to the seller to change. Please don't ask the staff to do so.

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    Would it be possible to make the text box response optional when one makes a report?
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    Just type in "spam". They know what to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LW Bercini View Post
    Would it be possible to make the text box response optional when one makes a report?
    Not really -- we already sometimes scratch our heads about why things are reported, and that's with a comment.

    Matt is correct - if you type "spam" we know you think it's spam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troj View Post
    Not really -- we already sometimes scratch our heads about why things are reported, and that's with a comment.

    Matt is correct - if you type "spam" we know you think it's spam.

    -Kevin

    Ok, forced redundancy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThirstyBarbarian View Post
    Click the little triangle with the exclamation point, below the post, on the left.
    Yeah, well that's a key piece of information, ain' it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LW Bercini View Post
    Ok, forced redundancy.
    The thing is, posts get reported for a variety of reasons. What you enter tells us why you're reporting it.

    We've had folks report legitimate posts as spam. Sometimes a report also includes references to other information which helps us realize that yep, there's a problem that we need to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Campbell View Post
    Instead of posting a link like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8huXkSaL7o#t=24


    Use the "Insert Video" button and paste the URL there...



    It'll show up as a window like you see below, and the ads don't seem to appear when you watch them in the forum.

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    "Spam spam spam spam spam spam and spam".

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    @o1d_dude... I DON'T LIKE SPAM!
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    Now I know how to report the spam. Thanks for posting this.
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    How about if mods look at the first post of a new user before it goes public?


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