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    • CommentAuthorLadieStorm
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2017
     
    This is for the site admins. I logged on to the site a few minutes ago, and saw some really weird thread titles. Curious, I clicked on them, to find out that it's spam. I know that's not allowed here on the site, so I started looking for the little button to report them as such, and realized... we don't have a spam button!

    Is this an oversight? Or is it intentional?

    If it is intentional that members don't have a way to report spam posts, I certainly understand, but I thought it would be helpful if the members were able to help keep this site clean, so to speak. We are all adults here, so I doubt there would be an issue of members abusing a spa filter...

    This is mainly just an inquiry with a suggestion.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2017 edited
     
    The forum software doesn't have such a feature. Most implementation of this feature on most forums are useless anyway, it just means the moderator is alerted to the spam the next time he logs in to the site, and at that time, I've already seen the spam, I don't need any more indication. But you can always use a whisper to make such a notification.

    You can always email me or Ralf when you discover spam and we will fix it as soon as possible, but we generally don't read email when we sleep, so if it happens during the night, it will most probably not be fixed until the next morning anyway.


    And one important message to everyone:
    Please DO NOT post in a spam topic. Posting in a spam topic just brings it back to the top of the list and marks it as having unread entries, drawings peoples attentions back to it. As such, replying in a spam topic only serve to increase the visibility of said topic, and is servers to help the spam get more attention. Leave the topics alone and let them quietly sink down the list until a moderator can deal with them. If you want to draw the attention of a moderator, use a Whisper, as this will only lift the topic back to the top for the recipient of the whisper, and not everyone else.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2017
     
    Thanks for that advice. I will take heed in the future
    • CommentAuthorLadieStorm
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2017
     
    got it
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2017
     
    Will do.
    • CommentAuthortaustinoc
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2017
     
    Whatever you're doing, it seems to be working for the most part. This forum is remarkably light on spam.

    But I have to comment:

    Posted By: Monsenbut we generally don't read email when we sleep,


    Generally? But there are occasional exceptions?
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2017
     
    Posted By: taustinocGenerally? But there are occasional exceptions?
    Well, I do keep my smartphone next to my bed, so maybe not when I am actually sleeping, but it might happen in the middle of the night if I wake up before I go back to sleep. I dream about checking my email every now and then though.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2017
     
    Oh Remy! Poor you!

    The PF team must be exceptionally good at sorting spam. I've never seen any on this site at all.

    I've seen it a couple of times over at the Guild, but never here :)
    • CommentAuthortaustinoc
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2017
     
    Posted By: Monsen
    Posted By: taustinocGenerally? But there are occasional exceptions?
    Well, I do keep my smartphone next to my bed, so maybe not when I am actually sleeping, but it might happen in the middle of the night if I wake up before I go back to sleep. I dream about checking my email every now and then though.


    I can't quite decide if that's sad or awesome. So I'm going with sadly awesome.

    Keep up the good work.
    • CommentAuthorLorelei
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2017
     
    Well I'm suddenly now seeing spam in this forum. What blasphemy is this?
    • CommentAuthortaustinoc
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2017
     
    A particularly determined spammer who needs to be banned by IP, I suspect.
    • CommentAuthorLoopysue
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2017
     
    I saw it too, but its only the third time I've ever seen spam on this site in a year and a half. Nowhere near as often as I've seen it at the Guild.

    Jolly good job cleaning it up! Thank you Profantasy Team :)
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2017
     
    Spammed rarely understand that they aren't accomplishing what they think that are doing.
    • CommentAuthorTonnichiwa
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2017
     
    Great job you guys! I hate seeing spam on these boards!
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    • CommentAuthorLorelei
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2017
     
    hahahhaaa, Tony, that's great!
    • CommentAuthorLadieStorm
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2017
     
    omg Tonnichiwa!!!! love it!!!
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2017 edited
     
    Is this spam style official Profantasy yet? Perhaps CA666 (Annual 56 2063) :D
    • CommentAuthorTonnichiwa
    • CommentTimeDec 20th 2017
     
    hehe, glad you all liked it.

    Yes Quenten! Great idea for an annual :P
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      CommentAuthorRalf
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2017
     
    Excellent. Wish every spammer got that plastered over their screen.