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Thread: What do you do if you see SPAM?
Wednesday, 18th June, 2008, 03:58 PM #1
Grandmaster of Flowers (Lvl 18)
What do you do if you see SPAM?
If you spot spam, please:
a) post in the thread to say that you're reporting it
b) report it
At the moment we're often seeing our 'reported posts' forum filling up with multiple reports of spammers from different people!
We appreciate your help in spotting spam, and this policy will help make sure that get exactly the right number of reports of spammy posts.
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Wednesday, 18th June, 2008, 05:31 PM #2
Spellbinder (Lvl 16)
I would just add by way of clarification:
c) If you see in a spam post that somebody else has already reported it, don't feel the need to report it yourself. Instead use that time to...
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Friday, 20th June, 2008, 11:33 AM #3
Magsman (Lvl 14)
So, the clever spammer will post his spam and then, under a different account post that he already reported it.
This will give a clever spammer approximately 12.5 extra minutes of screentime, which roughly translates into 0.32 $ Cent of money, or 0.008 Ç Cent (conversion rate $/Ç guessed, not googled)
If spammers just were clever, they could be rich!
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Saturday, 21st June, 2008, 06:48 AM #4
While that's not likely to happen, you're certainly right that it could. For example, there's a spamming method where the first account starts a thread and asks for help with something; this post contains no spam links at all. Then the second account appears and posts a reply containing a spam link that's supposed to solve the original poster's problem.Originally Posted by Mustrum_Ridcully
Of course, it's unlikely that a spammer would put in a similar amount of effort just to spam EN World.
Anyway, there's a way to spot a report scam. If someone who has only 1 post claims to have reported something, you should assume that's not correct. You see, a report generates a post (by the reporting user) in the Reported Posts forum and thus, 1 report + 1 post saying 'Reported' = 2 posts.
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Saturday, 21st June, 2008, 08:52 AM #5
Lama (Lvl 13)
Yeah, I had a rash of those on my site, Darkness. They look innocuous at first...
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Thursday, 3rd July, 2008, 05:52 PM #10