I was also told off for reporting spam a while back.
Are there no decent anti-spam registration plugins for IP.Board?
I remember being thanked for reporting spam!
The spam problem is so bad we have special tools to help deal with it (which db1989 knows nothing of, as he shuns IRC ;_; (like I'm the one to talk, lately...))
3) [...] if it stays up >24h you can still report it.Reporting "fresh" spam usually leads to 10 reports for a something that's already been handled so it doesn't really help.
If you encounter spam, please immediately report it to the HA staff by using the "Report" button below the post.
I don't think googling usernames in order to prevent possible instances of spam are was a good use of your time
Perhaps ToS #14 should be adapted then in order to avoid unnecessary annoyance of the HA staff?
Quote from: Robertina on 02 June, 2013, 09:03:17 AMPerhaps ToS #14 should be adapted then in order to avoid unnecessary annoyance of the HA staff?Good idea, done.
We try to detect and remote as much of those semi-automatically
Enter your reportPlease note: The moderator will be made aware of the link to the post and the topic title.This form is to be used ONLY for reporting objectional content, etc and is not to be used as a method of communicating with moderators for other reasons.
-> 14.It is acceptable to announce new audio related software on the forum, but registering solely to promote your software or services, without the intent of participating in the discussion on the forums, is not allowed. You also must not misrepresent your relation to software or services you are promoting.This forum is no marketplace, please don't put up things for sale here.Sometimes there are also people who post spam messages. We try to detect and remote as much of those semi-automatically, but sometimes that fails. If you encounter spam that appears to have been there for more than a day, please immediately report it to the HA staff by using the "Report" button below the post. Do not reply to spam posts/topic.
A reminder of this preferred 24-hour policy within the Report page might also be handy.
I'm amazed at what a wonderful spam-free site this remains, despite its high google ranking, so kudos to all the admins for their work.
QuoteI'm amazed at what a wonderful spam-free site this remains, despite its high google ranking, so kudos to all the admins for their work.Hey now, it’s not just the admins…