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Can nothing be done about the spam?

#235009

Postby PinkDalek » July 8th, 2019, 8:49 pm

Thank you.

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#235016

Postby JuanDB » July 8th, 2019, 9:15 pm

Is that the purpose of the “manage foes” feature?

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#235021

Postby AsleepInYorkshire » July 8th, 2019, 9:52 pm

PinkDalek wrote:Thank you.

Sorry. That title just made me think of Monty Python. My bad :oops:

AiY
A Viking 8-)

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#235083

Postby redsturgeon » July 9th, 2019, 8:09 am

PinkDalek wrote:Thank you.


Can you be more specific?


John

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#235086

Postby csearle » July 9th, 2019, 8:22 am

redsturgeon wrote:Can you be more specific?
He can, but the man prefers to communicate in riddles. :D C.

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#235118

Postby Gengulphus » July 9th, 2019, 11:12 am

If it's that tin that's been sitting at the back of your cupboard for years, open it and take a sniff. If it smells fine (or at least, as fine as spam ever smells!), maybe spam fritters? If not, chuck it...

;-)

Gengulphus

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#235124

Postby PinkDalek » July 9th, 2019, 11:29 am

JuanDB had his fingers on the pulse:

viewtopic.php?p=235016#p235016

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#235163

Postby JuanDB » July 9th, 2019, 12:54 pm

My wife would strongly disagree but it's like I'm almost an empath.

I'm sure it will settle down in time.

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#235194

Postby richfool » July 9th, 2019, 1:56 pm

Wasn't that a Suzi Quatro song: "Can the spam"? ;)

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#235372

Postby JuanDB » July 9th, 2019, 10:37 pm

Having read the copious contributions a little further I’d suggest...

Don’t feed the trolls

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#236156

Postby PinkDalek » July 12th, 2019, 11:59 am

redsturgeon wrote:
PinkDalek wrote:Thank you.


Can you be more specific?


John


Yes, as you know, I am talking about the disruptive 'Rules'.

I've never done it before but adding to a list of Foes achieves very little, as those parts of the individual's posts, when quoted by others, are visible.

Does anyone know if one continues to receive Notifications when an ignored Fool posts? Scrap that, they do!

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#236161

Postby SentimentRules » July 12th, 2019, 12:09 pm

PinkDalek wrote:
redsturgeon wrote:
PinkDalek wrote:Thank you.


Can you be more specific?


John


Yes, as you know, I am talking about the disruptive 'Rules'.

I've never done it before but adding to a list of Foes achieves very little, as those parts of the individual's posts, when quoted by others, are visible.

Does anyone know if one continues to receive Notifications when an ignored Fool posts? Scrap that, they do!


Has anyone found the solution yet?

:lol:

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#236182

Postby richfool » July 12th, 2019, 1:30 pm

If the topic is about trolls, the only answer I know of is not to feed them, or otherwise to ban them.

Or,...wait a minute,..... what about limiting posts of new members to a maximum of say 2 or 3 per day until a given period of initial membership has elapsed. :)

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#236185

Postby SentimentRules » July 12th, 2019, 1:50 pm

The problem with limiting new members post counts, is that one could be limiting the content of value
:o

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

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Postby seagles » July 12th, 2019, 1:57 pm

SentimentRules wrote:The problem with limiting new members post counts, is that one could be limiting the content of value
:o


or the content is c**p. Which I think has been happening recently.

The problem is that newby members do not seem to want to "learn" the rules and just scattergun posts al over the place no matter whether they meet TLFs, the forums or even the threads rules. They also do not seem to bother to learn the tools available to them, thus posts that seem to refer to an existing post but no links so unable to actually follow the flow.

Maybe new members should be made to do "training" :lol: befor ethey are allowed to post, aka school children.
Last edited by seagles on July 12th, 2019, 2:01 pm, edited 4 times in total.

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#236187

Postby SentimentRules » July 12th, 2019, 1:59 pm

seagles wrote:
SentimentRules wrote:The problem with limiting new members post counts, is that one could be limiting the content of value
:o


or the content of c**p. Which I think has been happening recently.


I wondered who would react to that post first. I enjoy the study of psychology too haha

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#236188

Postby Howyoudoin » July 12th, 2019, 2:00 pm

SentimentRules wrote:The problem with limiting new members post counts, is that one could be limiting the content of value
:o


A new poster who is posting 250-300 times per week needs a break I think, whether that be by his own choice or forced.

HYD

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#236189

Postby AleisterCrowley » July 12th, 2019, 2:01 pm

Amen to that - it's making the boards unpleasant to use.

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#236190

Postby seagles » July 12th, 2019, 2:02 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:Amen to that - it's making the boards unpleasant to use.


I feel sorry for the moderators, it must be hell trying to keep up with the scattergun approach and the reports.

edited. Just noticed I have posted more in one day (today) then any other time. This retirement is not working for me.

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Re: Can nothing be done about the spam?

#236192

Postby SentimentRules » July 12th, 2019, 2:05 pm

Here we go. I'm generally posting on the same two threads where nobody is complaining.

One comment here and it's 'kick him out'

That's why i commented here. To find who was in that mindset range.

Now i know the threads to avoid . Win win for us all


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