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Re: Repeating answers is SPAM - Important to Read

Post by Koa » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:51 pm

When posting, just make sure you are not spamming. Include relative and interesting information in your comments and posts; this is sometimes missing when people are trying to raise their post count. Post because you want to, not because you just want to raise your post count.
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Re: Repeating answers is SPAM - Important to Read

Post by Aurora121 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:16 am

I see this happen in the wolf Q&A often, too...

Anyway, thanks for posting! I am starting to see results already. Topics are more on topic in general! But I see that people are reminding other users that they are spamming, rather than reporting the posts. Of course, I would do that, too, if they were newbies.
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Re: Repeating answers is SPAM - Important to Read

Post by Koa » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:58 am

It is indeed better to report it rather than posting it; that's usually where we come in to remind people; it works better that way. So, if you see a lot of repetition of answers or (constant) SPAM in general, please report it to us.
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Re: Repeating answers is SPAM - Important to Read

Post by phantom of oz » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:35 am

Thank you for posting this, im really happy you have now i know what to avoid :D

I really apprechiate it as i'm sure other members do too.
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Re: Repeating answers is SPAM - Important to Read

Post by Justine » Wed May 12, 2010 4:47 am

Thanks for posting, Koa! I will avoid repeating answers, it's annoying anyways. ^_-
I'm watching other users to this every day, though. Mostly on questions that are easy to answer, so everyone goes and repeats the answer over and over..

But I do have a question. If we see a user doing this, should we kindly suggest him/her to read this thread, report the post, or do nothing and leave it to a moderator?

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Re: Repeating answers is SPAM - Important to Read

Post by Koa » Wed May 12, 2010 4:40 pm

Justine wrote:Thanks for posting, Koa! I will avoid repeating answers, it's annoying anyways. ^_-
I'm watching other users to this every day, though. Mostly on questions that are easy to answer, so everyone goes and repeats the answer over and over..

But I do have a question. If we see a user doing this, should we kindly suggest him/her to read this thread, report the post, or do nothing and leave it to a moderator?
I believe you may, just be very polite and do not act like a backseat moderator. (since often when users are correcting others, this can happen) Also, kindly guide them to the topic posted by including the topic link in your post.
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Re: Repeating answers is SPAM - Important to Read

Post by Justine » Thu May 13, 2010 12:01 am

Ok, thank you very much for the quick answer, Koa! I will be sure to be as kind as I can if I need to suggest it! ^^

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Re: Repeating answers is SPAM - Important to Read

Post by Ashvindhev » Tue May 25, 2010 8:11 am

koa do u have a pack can i join

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Re: Repeating answers is SPAM - Important to Read

Post by -Sheeba » Tue May 25, 2010 1:02 pm

Ashvindhev wrote:koa do u have a pack can i join
Ashvindhev, please do not go off topic. If you are looking for a pack to join, try checking out this forum:
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Re: Repeating answers is SPAM - Important to Read

Post by Swift Night » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:12 am

So if we see members spamming we report them with ! mark in the right corner. Also before i forget does using smilies or any ^%# symbols count as words or not. I will just make sure i have more then four words in my posts.
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Re: Repeating answers is SPAM - Important to Read

Post by Ffeion » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:49 am

Moon Song the Wolf wrote: So if we see members spamming we report them with ! mark in the right corner. Also before i forget does using smilies or any ^%# symbols count as words or not. I will just make sure i have more then four words in my posts.
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Re: Repeating answers is SPAM - Important to Read

Post by Koa » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:39 pm

Too many symbols/smilies can be considered spam. Words are words. It is recommended that your posts are at least a sentence in length, but that's not the minimum.
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Re: Repeating answers is SPAM - Important to Read

Post by AWolfSpirit » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:18 pm

Very helpful, Koa. I will watch out for this in the future.
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Re: Repeating answers is SPAM - Important to Read

Post by scar face » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:53 pm

what exactly is spam :?:
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Re: Repeating answers is SPAM - Important to Read

Post by Koa » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:59 pm

scar face wrote:what exactly is spam :?:
Definition of SPAM:
SPAM= Stupid, Pointless, Annoying Messages. Listed below are our definitions of "SPAM":
•Off-topic posts- any post that is either irrelevant to the forum or topic
•Intentional post-count-raising- replying to questions that have already been answered and repeating the answer, or just posting nonsense that has nothing to do with that forum or discussion.
•One-word replies- actually, this includes any posts with three words or less. If you can reply with three words or less, it's probably not worth saying.
•Personal topics- anything not directed to all forum members (unless it’s in a pack topic) should be sent using private messages or e-mails.
•Offers for solicitations/services
•Double-posting- please edit previous posts instead of posting more than once.
•Non-normal writing- Text speak (ex- btw I g2g), SHOUTING, or using excessive numbers of: smileys, font colors, or punctuation (ex- !!??!??!?!) may all be considered SPAM
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