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Old 02-17-2009, 01:13 AM   #1
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Wee Wee Wee - Spam Police.

I'm starting to feel like the spam police.

It looks like yet another first post to the forum just to promote something irrelevant. This post is in the LOUNGE titled "Getting the Act Right" by Devino84.

I reported yesterday's attempt directly to Kovid. If I see stuff like this, who should I be reporting it to?

These posts really annoy me. I've been on forums that are ruined by spammers. I would hate to see mobileread go that way.
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:16 AM   #2
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I'm starting to feel like the spam police.

It looks like yet another first post to the forum just to promote something irrelevant. This post is in the LOUNGE titled "Getting the Act Right" by Devino84.

I reported yesterday's attempt directly to Kovid. If I see stuff like this, who should I be reporting it to?

These posts really annoy me. I've been on forums that are ruined by spammers. I would hate to see mobileread go that way.
If you click the exclamation point ("!") next to the karma link of the post in question, a text box will open so that you can report the post as spam. Somewhere in Mod Central someone gets it and takes care of the problem. It's very magical.
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:36 AM   #3
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If you click the exclamation point ("!") next to the karma link of the post in question, a text box will open so that you can report the post as spam. Somewhere in Mod Central someone gets it and takes care of the problem. It's very magical.
Thanks. That's what I wanted to know.
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:59 AM   #4
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And thank you to everyone who does report the spam. Thanks to your vigilance we have a nice clean forum.
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:24 AM   #5
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And thank you to everyone who does report the spam. Thanks to your vigilance we have a nice clean forum.
Thanks for your hard work!
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:42 AM   #6
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If you click the exclamation point ("!") next to the karma link of the post in question, a text box will open so that you can report the post as spam. Somewhere in Mod Central someone gets it and takes care of the problem. It's very magical.
I was already looking for that function and couldn't find it
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:39 PM   #7
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And thank you to everyone who does report the spam. Thanks to your vigilance we have a nice clean forum.
Besides which, it's great fun to be able to ban people!
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:02 PM   #8
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That's a great tip. I've reported spam in the past by simply emailing the link to one of the moderators.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:49 PM   #9
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:11 PM   #10
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My only problem with reporting spam is that I'm running out of things to say in the comment box
I just write "spam" and move on (although my last report was "giant image spam").
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:57 PM   #11
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I have 2 cans of off-brand Spam from Aldi in the pantry. But have cholesterol labs to be collected in the morning. It's whats for dinner - tomorrow night!
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:04 PM   #12
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I have actually never eaten Spam in my entire life.
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:06 PM   #13
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Spam is from Minnesota, right across the Frozen Big River from the IceBox. There is actually a Spam Museum and a large concrete can of Spam outside the town where they make it.
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:07 PM   #14
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I have actually never eaten Spam in my entire life.
SPAMburgers can be pretty good.

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Old 02-17-2009, 07:08 PM   #15
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