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How to report spam?

Postby Bart » 04 Aug 2011, 19:07

[Edit: this was originally posted in reply to a spam post which was deleted in the meantime. I'm answering this question below and move the topic to the Q & A forum for future reference. -- skh]

How do you report spam/abuse? :shrug:

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Postby Blyth » 04 Aug 2011, 20:44

How do you report spam/abuse? :shrug:
I have had a look through the various Message Board resources but I honestly don't know how you report Spam. I would think it would have to be through a Board Administrator :???:
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Re: How to report spam?

Postby skh » 04 Aug 2011, 21:26

Hi,

to report a post as spam, just click on the little red-'!'-in-a-triangle-button in the post itself, next to the "Quote" button. You'll be asked to enter a reason for the report, just write "spam", most of the times it's obvious anyway.

This means that all admins and moderators will see the post in question marked with a red '!' when they view the list of new posts. This actually makes it a lot easier for us to spot and clean up spam.

(To everyone who already has been reporting spam, many thanks and please keep doing so! I sometimes forget to look who sent in the report before I delete the post. In these cases I can't send a personal thank-you PM because the report and the information who sent it disappears with the spam post. So, apologies and a big thank you anyway to everyone who reported spam and wasn't properly thanked!)

If the post is not deleted within a day, it was an oversight. Feel free to poke me with a PM if that happens.

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Re: How to report spam?

Postby Bart » 05 Aug 2011, 13:42

Thank you for the info

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Re: How to report spam?

Postby Blyth » 05 Aug 2011, 14:40

Yes, thank you very much :)
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