DO NOT REPLY TO SPAMBOT THREADS

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DO NOT REPLY TO SPAMBOT THREADS

Post by adventure_of_link »

(we really haven't had a problem on this issue (aside from a few users doing it every now and then), but best to get this out, just to be safe.)

Every time you do, you're just getting their scammy/scummy sites ranked higher on Google and other search engines. Quoting all the links doesn't do us much justice either, as it not only abuses the search engines further in the process, but it gives us that much more to clean up.

As such, I expect the mods of their appropriate forum(s) to clean out these threads by removing the links, then lock the thread. However, if it's in an already existing thread, then clean out the links and continue the thread as if the spambot wasn't there, or split the particular post(s). After that, an admin will take over from there (it's best to report it to us through PM or something).

As a regular user, you can report spam posts in the Report a bot thread in the Forum section, PM it to a mod, or click the report posts button (looks like this, at the bottom of the post, assuming you're using the Hermes template: Image) on the particular post(s).

If I catch anyone replying to a spambot thread, you may be placed on temporary ban, for no more than 24 hours.
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Reason: Fixed a few formatting errors, and to get this up to 2010 standards; this post is almost four years old :o
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<Nach> so why don't the two of you get your own room and leave us alone with this stupidity of yours?
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Re: DO NOT REPLY TO SPAMBOT THREADS

Post by adventure_of_link »

Friendly reminder to not reply to any spammers/spambots due to the mass influx of them we've been seeing these days. See the post above on how to handle a spammer's post.
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<Nach> so why don't the two of you get your own room and leave us alone with this stupidity of yours?
NSRT here.
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