Advertising and spam

Discussion in 'Suggestions and Complaints' started by Parminder, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    I have noticed none of our members report spam or stupid advertising threads any more. It only takes 2 seconds to report such a post and will help keep this place clean.

    If things dont improve we will need to go back to our old ways of strict filtration and a lot of innocent posts will start going into moderation again. Please have a heart and give a helping hand.
  2. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    Hi friends,

    Some of you may be thinking that reporting a thread does not cause any action to be taken. Or perhaps you may be thinking that someone else will report it. This is not true. Please help this place to make it better.

    Let me explain how thread reporting works:

    - when you report a thread, a new thread is created in a section that is visible to Admin/Moderators only
    - admin and all moderators get an e-mail as well
    - the thread tells us who reported what and why
    - if the complaints are genuine, action is taken
    - 99% of the times these "objectionable" threads are deleted and if the thread is someone who is advertising, the id gets banned as well
    - sometimes members are warned with infractions

    Most of these actions happen behind the scene. Sometimes, the action will be taken a little later but please be assured that we take a lot of time in forum moderation. But we cannot do this alone.

    If you watch channels such as Discovery/NG/AP, you will know that how gazelles, zebras, wildebeests, etc. graze in a large group and always watching for predators. A thousand eyes do the job.

    Hence I urge all regulars to be on alert and keep "predators" away from this wonderful place.

    Sincerely yours.
  3. tolkapiam

    tolkapiam New Member

    Do you mind putting a screen shot "where is the kill (spam report) switch?"
  4. 13SUHASRAO

    13SUHASRAO New Member

    i dunno how to report a thread
  5. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    Go to the post you wish to report. Under the author of the post (LHS panel), there is an icon of a black triangle with the exclamation mark. Click on that.
  6. 13SUHASRAO

    13SUHASRAO New Member

    Ahh... there it is..
    thx.
  7. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

  8. 13SUHASRAO

    13SUHASRAO New Member

  9. sarveshmotihari

    sarveshmotihari Tech Crazy!!

  10. SmoothVibes

    SmoothVibes Super Moderator Staff Member

  11. nikolain

    nikolain New Member

    The thread i had posted in not a advertisement, in fact they are the "World's Best Closed Liquid Coolers"
    You guys should have checked the Website & the Review at least
  12. nikolain

    nikolain New Member

    The thread i had posted in not a advertisement, in fact they are the "World's Best Closed Liquid Coolers"
    You guys should have checked the Website & the Review at least before deleting it
  13. SmoothVibes

    SmoothVibes Super Moderator Staff Member

    Alright, if you say that its not advert then I will undo my action after removing links, sounds ok to you :)
  14. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    For that being your first ever post here and all the text being copy paste I would say its just spam. I can keep it there and post a fitting reply in the thread itself if that makes you happy.


    Sent from my GT-I9100
  15. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Do not post copy paste content on this forum. I have deleted both your threads and I wont allow copied content on this forum. If you believe the info you posted is really important for the visitors of this forum then write it up in your own words I dont want this forum sued for copying content from other websites.
  16. nikolain

    nikolain New Member

    Could you lift the restriction of NO LINKS below post count 50 for me, i can't do anything without it, a plain Text Document looks bland.
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012
  17. just4kix

    just4kix Guardian Angel Staff Member

    Doesn't exactly work that way. If the restriction is lifted for you, it is lifted for everyone.

    Sent from my GT-I9100G using Tapatalk
  18. nikolain

    nikolain New Member

    I'm having a hard time writing, coz i can't link any Pictures or so :( any ways, i try a plain document

    EDIT: Sorry to disturb, but i found out i could upload picture from my computer :)
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2012
  19. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    nikolain
    The thread you have started again still falls into my defenition of spam. I dont know why I havent deleted it but be assured that it will be deleted soon. I ask you just one question : Would you put a link to this website on your site? I would love to hear your answer before deleting your thread. You are new to the forum scene that I can tell but I dont understand why you need to be told the same thing again and again. I am glad you have launched a product but why is this forum responsible for spreading the word for you? You have posted the same text on like 15 different forums and you want to use this forum for the same thing ... This forum was not set up for you to come and advertise.. the purpose of this forum is entirely different.
    If we allowed a new thread for every piece of hardware that is launched every day then we would have thousands of threads just for that purpose and we dont want that here. I have done enough explaining. Do not send e-mails or contact us messages hoping that some one different will read them or deal with them... It all comes to us moderators and there is no one else sitting on top of us with a whip or anything.
  20. nikolain

    nikolain New Member

    I thought this was a Hardware Enthusiast Forum, sorry to know it isn't, please delete the Thread

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