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    Re: dealing with spam really? I cant even create tags anymore!

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    I have to say I don't get the same impression at all. I feel that the decision was not lightly taken and that it was (in the moderators' opinion) the best that they could think of.
    I entirely agree the decision does not seem to have been taken lightly. I have merely made the observation that there seems to be a certain amount of sensitivity about it and witness the distinctly robust replies from Moderating staff.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    Well, duh. That's always the case. The money spent on spamming and its resultant anti-spam measures throughout the world is enormous. Not to mention the greenhouse gases that spam releases...
    I was making the point that if some users and Moderating staff are at odds, and that does seem to be the case, then the spammers have achieved something which is in nobody's interest. That, sir, is an entirely different context to that used in your post.

    I think, in general, the Moderators do a decent enough job here but none of us, least of all I, are always correct. my plea for a rethink is well intentioned.
    I am not criticising the Moderating staff. in any way at all.

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    Re: dealing with spam really? I cant even create tags anymore!

    Quote Originally Posted by Off Shore View Post
    I was making the point that if some users and Moderating staff are at odds, and that does seem to be the case, then the spammers have achieved something which is in nobody's interest.
    I think you are jumping to false conclusions.

    Consider the number of forums members we have, over a million. With so many members there is no decision the FC can make that will make everyone happy, so all we can do is make most happy.

    This thread has what at the most 10 people complaining. That means the vast majority of the community support our decision.

    In addition , there is nothing that prevents those who are complaining from becoming active contributing members of the forums.

    In addition, those who are complaining are not those who have to *gasp* manage the spam.

    Any action that makes the staff , who volunteer their time, and 99.999999 % + of the community happy is a winner.

    The loosers - spammers. We have much less spam here now.

    The spammers win when our site looks like this :

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    Re: dealing with spam really? I cant even create tags anymore!

    Quote Originally Posted by bodhi.zazen View Post
    I think you are jumping to false conclusions.

    Consider the number of forums members we have, over a million. With so many members there is no decision the FC can make that will make everyone happy, so all we can do is make most happy.

    This thread has what at the most 10 people complaining. That means the vast majority of the community support our decision.

    In addition , there is nothing that prevents those who are complaining from becoming active contributing members of the forums.

    In addition, those who are complaining are not those who have to *gasp* manage the spam.

    Any action that makes the staff , who volunteer their time, and 99.999999 % + of the community happy is a winner.

    The loosers - spammers. We have much less spam here now.

    The spammers win when our site looks like this :


    Should i use the report abuse button for this ? LOL

    I support the changes 100%
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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    ..you have a link to this pharmacy discount?
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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    Quote Originally Posted by realzippy View Post
    ..you have a link to this pharmacy discount?
    Yes:

    http://www.getyourmaleenchancementan...enpharmacy.com

    xD

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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    I agree with Bodhi. It's nothing we have taken lightly, it have been discussed endlessly among staff for a quite some time.
    A forum at this size attracts spammers in huge number (and I mean huge), and every day it took a dozen of staff members hours of work to get rid of the spammers (those we could find).

    This is the best solution for the problem for a forum this size.
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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    Quote Originally Posted by realzippy View Post
    ..you have a link to this pharmacy discount?
    We've got thousands of them - which would you like?

    The whole point of the issue is to help deal with it - and it is.

    It's not likely to revert either.

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    Re: dealing with spam really? I cant even create tags anymore!

    Quote Originally Posted by bodhi.zazen View Post
    I think you are jumping to false conclusions.

    Consider the number of forums members we have, over a million. With so many members there is no decision the FC can make that will make everyone happy, so all we can do is make most happy.
    Im sure you are correct. For the avoidance of doubt I am not stating a complaint about this issue as I dont feel adversely affected by it but I dont like to see the discord between some users and the Moderating Staff. Hence my suggestion.

    Its entirely your call and so it should be.

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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    Question @ staff:

    I observed a few more "me too","thanks for sharing" aso. posts in the last days.Should we report them,if they are from a new member?
    How to decide if it is just bean hunting?
    Eg here:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1843854

    Not talking about post #3,since it is an old member,but post #4....
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    Re: Accounts <50 posts permissions changes : dealing with spam.

    report them then we can take a look and make a decision - sometimes they are spammers

    Edit - if you see one you don't need to go looking for others by the same OP to report - we can do that when we look

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