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Spam is BAD in the "basement" forums
« on: Oct 20th, 2006, 8:05am »
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Sorry to post this here again, but I'm really hoping this gets as much attention as my last thread here.
 
Spam in the "basement forums" (those at the bottom of the list, e.g., TM and Copyright) has grown really awful.  While there are no links, spammers are posting utter garbage -- from random strings to requests for perfume suggestions -- and the numbers are growing.
 
Please, please make someone else a moderator so the posts can be deleted or moved to a "trash bin" forum, as I've seen some other forums do.  It might not be so bad if we could subscribe to threads, but right now, I hesitate coming back to follow-up, as it takes too long to weed through the garbage.
 
- Jeff
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Re: Spam is BAD in the "basement" forums
« Reply #1 on: Oct 21st, 2006, 3:16am »
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Hear, hear!
I have even taken to not opening suspected Spam threads just so they'll fall to the bottom of the page more quickly. I have little doubt, however, that I miss legitimate posts and, therefore, miss: (a) the opportunity to learn something and/or (b) the chance to help someone.
The time to appoint one or several moderators with the authority to zap these maldoers has come.
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Re: Spam is BAD in the "basement" forums
« Reply #2 on: Oct 24th, 2006, 8:04am »
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So that's it?  I welcome everyone to check out the trademark forum right now.  It's a joke, but not a funny one.
 
Maybe it's time to start a TM forum elsewhere?  I'd rather stay here, as it's a solid community.
 
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Re: Spam is BAD in the "basement" forums
« Reply #3 on: Oct 24th, 2006, 9:56am »
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I took a quick peek (don't usually follow the TM board).  Wow.  Looks borderline useless.
 
I'll do whatever I can to help.
 
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Re: Spam is BAD in the "basement" forums
« Reply #4 on: Oct 25th, 2006, 7:18am »
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on Oct 24th, 2006, 9:56am, JimIvey wrote:
I took a quick peek (don't usually follow the TM board).  Wow.  Looks borderline useless.
 
I'll do whatever I can to help.

Much appreciated, Jim.  Unless the administrator steps up though, I'm afraid there's little any of us can do.  If it keeps up, I think I'll be leaving, maybe to start a new forum.
 
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