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On the subject of SPAM

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:43 am
by Kieve
Hey guys, sorry for the mess lately. I've had other priorities IRL and haven't been keeping up with the housecleaning around here like I usually do. Cleanup is currently ongoing, but fear not - these foul beasts shall be purged with fire soon enough.

Also, a reminder: Much as it may amuse you to do so, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO SPAM TOPICS.
Not only does it bump them up in visibility (that's bad, GIR), but it makes them tougher to get rid of afterwards.
-Do not reply to spam.
-Do not quote spam.
-Do not eat the spam.
-There is no spam.

Thank you for your cooperation.
*/reloads bancannon*

Re: On the subject of SPAM

Posted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:34 pm
by DarkPhoenix141
PREPARE FOR BATTLE

Re: On the subject of SPAM

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:33 am
by Artror
How do we normally eat the spam ? :D
The joke aside, im new to this forum, so can you explain what you consider as spam ? Thx in advance :)

Re: On the subject of SPAM

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:18 am
by 5thHorseman
Artror wrote:How do we normally eat the spam ? :D
The joke aside, im new to this forum, so can you explain what you consider as spam ? Thx in advance :)


It's very obvious here when you see it. These bots are not subtle at all. They peddle tennis shoes, watches, weight loss plans, anything. They rarely try to hide it and you can almost always tell by the title what it is, if not the content of the post.

I'd say if in doubt, don't reply to a post. And if you're making a post and trying to be vague and clever with the title, don't do that because you may not get any replies.

Re: On the subject of SPAM

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:28 pm
by Kieve
Artror wrote:How do we normally eat the spam ? :D
The joke aside, im new to this forum, so can you explain what you consider as spam ? Thx in advance :)

Spam topics, as 5thHorseman said, are generally pretty easy to spot. Pretty much anything that smells of advertisement and isn't 1) an indie game 2) posted in the Indie Games forum.

What you need to know though, is I'm talking specifically about spam-bots seeking to peddle their garbage on this forum. Users who want to "spam" topics with a copy-pasted message or some nonsense - that's another matter and generally doesn't result in a bancannon to the face, unless those messages later turn out to have advertisement links in them. That's not to say it isn't dealt with (although it happens very rarely, that I've seen), but it's not the kind of spam I'm referring to.

Re: On the subject of SPAM

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:39 pm
by IndustrialRobot
SPAM comes in a can :0

(Knee slapper)

Re: On the subject of SPAM

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:30 pm
by r543
Good to see that the bot spam will be removed. I have a question about bumping topics, is there a set rule about this ? I've noticed that some AE posts(for example ranking the C ships) haven't gotten posts since a long time, this Forum doesn't have that many people online per day, so topics don't get updated that much, but is the bump rule here the same as on other Forums ?

Re: On the subject of SPAM

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:04 pm
by Kieve
r543 wrote:Good to see that the bot spam will be removed. I have a question about bumping topics, is there a set rule about this ? I've noticed that some AE posts(for example ranking the C ships) haven't gotten posts since a long time, this Forum doesn't have that many people online per day, so topics don't get updated that much, but is the bump rule here the same as on other Forums ?

There isn't really a rule, but as you said - not a high-traffic forum. Not much reason to 'bump' unless you're either directly seeking feedback on something, or have thoughts of your own to contribute to the discussion.