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    Members diligence in spotting spam posts is always appreciated and the mods are all emailed when someone alerts us to a new spammer or inappropriate post.

    Could I please ask that members use the "Report as Spam" option rather than further clutter the threads with messages about the spam post? Once the spam is gone, the messages no longer make sense and it just makes things 'messy'

    For those that are unaware, the option can be found here:



    Thanks in advance!
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    Today I posted several times a reply saying SPAM so that people were noticing it was spam and ignoring them, especially not quoting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by herbertwest View Post
    Today I posted several times a reply saying SPAM so that people were noticing it was spam and ignoring them, especially not quoting it.
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    Yes, this is what I am trying to avoid. Even if you don't quote the original post, there are now lots of other off-topic posts that must be cleaned up or ignored.

    If you use the "Report as Spam" option, it WILL be removed as soon as a mod can get to it. In most cases the offending member will also be banned. At the point of banning I (and some of the other mods) can search for all posts by that user and remove them at the same time. Multiple people all reporting the same post as spam is not an issue and in most cases will mean a Mod sees the problem more quickly. Using the RAS option is the quickest and cleanest option to remove these spam posts.
    "A real limited edition, far from being an expensive autograph stapled to a novel, is a treasure. And like all treasures do, it transforms the responsible owner into a caretaker, and being a caretaker of something as fragile and easily destroyed as ideas and images is not a bad thing but a good one...and so is the re-evaluation of what books are and what they do that necessarily follows." - Stephen King

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroppygoblin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by herbertwest View Post
    Today I posted several times a reply saying SPAM so that people were noticing it was spam and ignoring them, especially not quoting it.
    + reported them
    Yes, this is what I am trying to avoid. Even if you don't quote the original post, there are now lots of other off-topic posts that must be cleaned up or ignored.

    If you use the "Report as Spam" option, it WILL be removed as soon as a mod can get to it. In most cases the offending member will also be banned. At the point of banning I (and some of the other mods) can search for all posts by that user and remove them at the same time. Multiple people all reporting the same post as spam is not an issue and in most cases will mean a Mod sees the problem more quickly. Using the RAS option is the quickest and cleanest option to remove these spam posts.
    Really sorry! I didnít realize there was a report spam option. Iíll be sure to do that instead going forward. I thought I was calling attention to it in a more entertaining way.

    Thanks for the instruction.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stroppygoblin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by herbertwest View Post
    Today I posted several times a reply saying SPAM so that people were noticing it was spam and ignoring them, especially not quoting it.
    + reported them
    Yes, this is what I am trying to avoid. Even if you don't quote the original post, there are now lots of other off-topic posts that must be cleaned up or ignored.

    If you use the "Report as Spam" option, it WILL be removed as soon as a mod can get to it. In most cases the offending member will also be banned. At the point of banning I (and some of the other mods) can search for all posts by that user and remove them at the same time. Multiple people all reporting the same post as spam is not an issue and in most cases will mean a Mod sees the problem more quickly. Using the RAS option is the quickest and cleanest option to remove these spam posts.
    Most of the time it's just automated bots.
    I understand and will try to not bother mentionning "spam".
    I always guessed that it would help mods SEEING a spam, while they may not see spam reports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stroppygoblin View Post
    Members diligence in spotting spam posts is always appreciated and the mods are all emailed when someone alerts us to a new spammer or inappropriate post.

    Could I please ask that members use the "Report as Spam" option rather than further clutter the threads with messages about the spam post? Once the spam is gone, the messages no longer make sense and it just makes things 'messy'

    For those that are unaware, the option can be found here:



    Thanks in advance!
    where do we click in the actual post for that option to report as spam to pop up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cit74 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stroppygoblin View Post
    Members diligence in spotting spam posts is always appreciated and the mods are all emailed when someone alerts us to a new spammer or inappropriate post.

    Could I please ask that members use the "Report as Spam" option rather than further clutter the threads with messages about the spam post? Once the spam is gone, the messages no longer make sense and it just makes things 'messy'

    For those that are unaware, the option can be found here:



    Thanks in advance!
    where do we click in the actual post for that option to report as spam to pop up?
    Next to the rep button below the users avatar and profile stats.

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    gotcha - thanks. missed that at the bottom of the profile
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