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Here's a place to call attention to spambots

Discussion in 'Empty Closets Help and Feedback' started by AbsoluteNerd, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. AbsoluteNerd

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    With spambots appearing fairly often recently, I feel like it would be more beneficial to the staff if we consolidated our spam notices in one location. Please, rather than just saying, "oh, there's spam again," leave the username of any spambots you notice here, so that they might be dealt with more expediently. I'll start:

    zzmzmzzm11
    lanman1
     
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    It also helps a lot if you report the post/thread with the spam. Many users complain in the thread "oh, that's spam!" instead of reporting. It would be much easier and faster to deal with them if people reported problematic posts more often. :wink:
     
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    Oh it is ok to report? I've been starting to feel like a thorn in the staffs' side from how much I'm reporting the spammers' profiles and threads. Not that the staff is making me feel that way, I just mean I feel like the staff could be annoyed how much I'm doing that.
     
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    By all means, do report them. It helps a lot!

    Of course, if there is a user posting spam with 5 posts, you don't need to report all of them, you can just report one post from that person and we will take a look at the whole situation. But don't be afraid of reporting spam or any other violation of the Code of Conduct. Our job would be easier if people reported these things more frequently, instead of just posting in the thread where the problem happened.
     
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    Why are they spamming?? I know the obvious reasons of money, but why this forum? And are people really falling for that anyway? Why do they keep doing it here? I doubt they're getting much business here.
     
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    As soon as the staff team become aware of spam messages we remove them (usually within the hour and often quicker). If you see spam report it and we'll get rid of it and the offending member. We have zero tolerance for spam on EC.
     
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    Another one:
    hanshan1, has made several posts containing several chinese or japanese characters in the title
     
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    Please use the report post function, rather than posting here. It's a lot faster in drawing the staff's attention.
     
  9. AbsoluteNerd

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    I'm intelligent, I swear, I totally didn't even realize that was a thing. So embarassed rn. Lol