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PhilB66

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« on: May 20, 2008, 05:53:20 AM »
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Why was the thread about Qoo... file transfer deleted?

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Re: Thread removed
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 07:33:00 AM »
It was spam.

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Re: Thread removed
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 07:51:10 AM »
Yes, I realized that. I posted a message about it being a spam. I got the impression you wanted to keep such threads alive and tag them appropriately to warn others. Anyways, I think it would have been better if I was notified about the deletion.

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Re: Thread removed
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2008, 02:26:29 AM »
I second that....
Dissapearing threads are not nice, spam or not.
We should have a spam bin or something where they get moved to.

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Re: Thread removed
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2008, 03:43:28 AM »
We should have a spam bin or something where they get moved to.

It's important though that they don't get indexed by search engines as in the end that's the purpose of most spam posts.

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Re: Thread removed
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2008, 07:16:07 AM »
I add a third to the fact that threads should not just disappear unless under extreme circumstances.

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Re: Thread removed
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2008, 05:05:11 PM »
If there is a SPAM bin and the threads are edited and clearly marked with "DO NOT DEAL WITH THIS SPAMMER" in the thread title and in the offending post right along side their SPAM link then indexing for search engines would have a really positive effect!

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Re: Thread removed
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2008, 05:13:49 PM »
It would be nice to know who's spamming also.

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Re: Thread removed
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2008, 08:25:39 AM »
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If there is a SPAM bin and the threads are edited and clearly marked with "DO NOT DEAL WITH THIS SPAMMER" in the thread title and in the offending post right along side their SPAM link then indexing for search engines would have a really positive effect!

not a bad idea at all.

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Re: Thread removed
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2008, 08:44:08 AM »
If there is a SPAM bin and the threads are edited and clearly marked with "DO NOT DEAL WITH THIS SPAMMER" in the thread title and in the offending post right along side their SPAM link then indexing for search engines would have a really positive effect!

Absolutely agree Carol. I think the best way is to render them innocuous then put them on display: sort of a modern Hung, Drawn and Quartered.