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coreymanshack
We are all guilty of spamming. DON'T deny it. We may have even inadverdently did it. Or it wasn't even really spam but the mod didn't like the post and marked it as spam. But in some way shape or form we all have done it and still do it. I would say about 20% of all my posts here at frihost are spam posts. Most of the time because I don't have enough to say about the topic, but I sure would like to put in my two cents.

Then we have the forum police. These are normal users that have no power, but as soon as someone says something that *MAY* be spam, they say "OMGZORS YOU JUST SPAMMED" basically. This is in-fact spam if you didn't already know, I'm sure you did though.

Is this post about spam, "spam", This is really one of those in betweeners. It is but it isn't. This would certainly be if I were somewhere else other than general chat.

The reason for this post, Is I want to hear about what you think about spam and those certain police. "On a side note.. My english is horrible." In this post we will probably get a few police defending therselves. So don't be alarmed when it happens. Well what are you waiting for. Let me hear what you think!
rvec
I don't remember any of my posts being spam-canned, I have no official warnings and 0 AWITS. Maybe a nice feature for the memberlist to show the total number of spam-messages.

And the police you are talking about should use the report function or report it on irc if there is a mod available. I did that a couple of times myself.
coreymanshack
ME wrote:
The reason for this post, Is I want to hear about what you think about spam and those certain police.


I would enjoy if you guys would actually reply to the post, "rvec" with something that actually ads to the topic. BTW I heard AWITS, are something to do with hosting requests or something.

Arnie? What?
Donutey
Personally, I don't think the spam matters, as long as they are on Frihost's forums they are fulfilling the business model of Frihost, that of requiring people to view ads by posting.
James007
It's so terrible that we, mods, even have a "instant-move-to-removed-posts-section"-button. 2 clicks and I deleted two posts within this topic, very proficient.

edit: 3 now. mmm Smile
vonboy
ya, sometimes when i reply to topics, i don't have alot to say, or i don't know how to put my ideas into words, and some of my posts end up looking like rendom stuff put together by an idiot just so he can get some points.

but as far as i know, i havn't been given any warnings.

and donutey, i don't realy think so, becaus if this forum gets all full of spam, then alot of the members will stop coming here because it's not fun anymore, and that would mean less money for frihost.
Aless
But there's different levels of spamming. Someone could post one-word replies that have ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the topic, or they can post a reply that's vaguely on-topic but without really contributing very much to the discussion. The first is annoying and should be removed, while the second is harmless and doesn't really hurt anyone. Sure, those people can decrease the quality of the conversation at hand, but at the end of the day, you can always IGNORE those posts. Maybe the person genuinely was trying to reply to something, but it didn't work out. Doesn't mean it should be removed. I think the FriHost policy is fairly relaxed regarding "spam", as it should be.
brokenadvice
vonboy wrote:
some of my posts end up looking like rendom stuff put together by an idiot just so he can get some points.


Hey I hear you. But as long as your are trying to say something, and someone can understand it, I say it is not spam.
coreymanshack
Aless wrote:
But there's different levels of spamming. Someone could post one-word replies that have ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the topic, or they can post a reply that's vaguely on-topic but without really contributing very much to the discussion. The first is annoying and should be removed, while the second is harmless and doesn't really hurt anyone. Sure, those people can decrease the quality of the conversation at hand, but at the end of the day, you can always IGNORE those posts. Maybe the person genuinely was trying to reply to something, but it didn't work out. Doesn't mean it should be removed. I think the FriHost policy is fairly relaxed regarding "spam", as it should be.


So.

Lvl 1 Spamming, 1 word annoyance.
Lvl 2 Spamming, not contributing to the conversation.
Lvl 3 Spamming, ??

I totally agree that frihost's policy is relaxed regarding spam. O, and thanks James007 for removing some spam posts from my spam topic that isn't spam. HAHA.
tidruG
Donutey wrote:
Personally, I don't think the spam matters, as long as they are on Frihost's forums they are fulfilling the business model of Frihost, that of requiring people to view ads by posting.

Woah, then you've definitely got the concept of the Frihost forums all wrong. The idea of the forums, as stated by Bondings many times in the past, was not just to create a central hang-out place for the people who use our free hosting, but to create an online community of quality posters where people can have solid discussions, get good opinions on things, etc.

I believe Frihost spam policy is pretty relaxed too. That's why rightclickscott's post hasn't been removed (at least, not until the moment this post was posted)
coreymanshack
tidruG wrote:
Donutey wrote:
Personally, I don't think the spam matters, as long as they are on Frihost's forums they are fulfilling the business model of Frihost, that of requiring people to view ads by posting.

Woah, then you've definitely got the concept of the Frihost forums all wrong. The idea of the forums, as stated by Bondings many times in the past, was not just to create a central hang-out place for the people who use our free hosting, but to create an online community of quality posters where people can have solid discussions, get good opinions on things, etc.

I believe Frihost spam policy is pretty relaxed too. That's why rightclickscott's post hasn't been removed (at least, not until the moment this thread was posted)


Like most posts in tons of places. I find that really lengthy conversations just result in people repeating theirselves over and over again and arguing to no end, like the post i just read on premarital sex. I READ THE WHOLE THING. Do you have any idea how long that took? Then I didn't even reply because I didn't want to add to the mess. When topics get over around 1 page, people just stop reading the whole thing and reply to the first few topics. Repeating what others have said over and over and over. So most of these solid discussions really just end up as a mess, as I suspect this one will too.
HDirtwater
The thing is, we all agree to the terms when we signed up. In some cases, I would definitely prefer to post a one-word (or two words in most cases Twisted Evil ) answer. However, I know that won't fly here so I post when I have something to add and save my snarky comments for other boards. It's not really that hard actually... :-&
ocalhoun
coreymanshack wrote:
I would say about 20% of all my posts here at frihost are spam posts.

That's not a very encouraging record.
Only around 3/3140 (0.1%) are clear-cut spam for me, as far as I can tell.
Though nobody is perfect, and I'm sure that if you investigated anybody who has made many posts here you could find a few that didn't really contribute anything at all.

coreymanshack wrote:

Lvl 1 Spamming, 1 word annoyance.
Lvl 2 Spamming, not contributing to the conversation.
Lvl 3 Spamming, ??


Lvl 1 Spamming, posting advertisements for mortgage rates, male enhancement, porn sites, et cetera in General Chat.
Lvl 2 Spamming, one word annoyances, useless topics, and duplicated topics (such as yet another 'whats your favorite animal' topic)
Lvl 3 Spamming, off-topic discussion that derails a topic.
Lvl 4 Spamming, inane babbling that doesn't contribute to the discussion, but at least has some semblance of relevancy to the topic.
Lvl 5 Spamming, posting a topic in the wrong forum for it.

Personally (going by this list) I've been guilty of 5 (by accident), 4 (surely, possibly even right now), and a little bit of 3.
coreymanshack
ocalhoun wrote:
coreymanshack wrote:
I would say about 20% of all my posts here at frihost are spam posts.

That's not a very encouraging record.
Only around 3/3140 (0.1%) are clear-cut spam for me, as far as I can tell.
Though nobody is perfect, and I'm sure that if you investigated anybody who has made many posts here you could find a few that didn't really contribute anything at all.

coreymanshack wrote:

Lvl 1 Spamming, 1 word annoyance.
Lvl 2 Spamming, not contributing to the conversation.
Lvl 3 Spamming, ??


Lvl 1 Spamming, posting advertisements for mortgage rates, male enhancement, porn sites, et cetera in General Chat.
Lvl 2 Spamming, one word annoyances, useless topics, and duplicated topics (such as yet another 'whats your favorite animal' topic)
Lvl 3 Spamming, off-topic discussion that derails a topic.
Lvl 4 Spamming, inane babbling that doesn't contribute to the discussion, but at least has some semblance of relevancy to the topic.
Lvl 5 Spamming, posting a topic in the wrong forum for it.

Personally (going by this list) I've been guilty of 5 (by accident), 4 (surely, possibly even right now), and a little bit of 3.


Well, I didn't actually go through all of my posts and calculate how many are actually spam. I'm also sure I could find more spam things in your post count. But those things are spam that aren't really blatent spam but are the iffy ones. Like the Lvl 4.
Utopia GFR
Yeah, I agree on the fact that most of us have already spammed someday.

Does spam only refer to intense email flood or could it be related as well to sending unsolicited emails to people or companies?

I have made some aimed website advertising for my website, it didn't really bother much the people I guess as everything was clearly explained in the email body content Smile

Now what really bothers me in the spamming world is when you get spammed in your forums with crappy links to illegal or disturbing websites... hopefully, web developers have made it really hard for those human and spam bots to get their job done.

I like the compulsory tag script where people must type in series of letters and numbers for instance to prove they're not spammers and such.

Anyways, I don't approve common spam but using other means to make your web creation/product/company known is pretty much important when it gets to e-trade aspects Smile
KronikSindrome
SPAM™ is really good.

I admit, I am a little wary about "processed meat products"

but I do enjoy it, I like to fry up a little spam and put it with eggs, cheese, on
an english muffin.....ya know...like an egg McSpam with cheese....

Wink
sonicj
coreymanshack wrote:


The reason for this post, Is I want to hear about what you think about spam and those certain police.


I love spam....I eat a can a week at least. Well....I used to. Trying to stop cause it is not very good for my health.


would my above post count as spam or comic relief?
Vrythramax
I'm the guilty party....I spam canned BOTH of RightClickScotts posts.
coreymanshack
Vrythramax wrote:
I'm the guilty party....I spam canned BOTH of RightClickScotts posts.


HAHA, I was patiently waiting for someone to do that, but email spam is totally different. It really doesn't bother me that much, because I can just press. X DELETE X.
KronikSindrome
I wouldn't mind EMAIL spam so much if it were actually things I were interested in....

PENIS ENLARGEMENT: I don't HAVE a penis...heeelll00000. not gunna click it.

CREDIT CARD DEBT: uuhmm, don't have a credit card never have and hopefuly never will......not gunna click it.

Bonkers about bingo? Get £5 free with Cyberslotz today !: If I want to play bingo I'll call my grandma up for a night out

Keri, Start your new life now! : that's insulting, what if I don't want a "NEW" life? I'm pretty happy as is

this one cracks me up right heeeuh:

Keri, Your Personal Home Health Testing Kits from 'PreventX' : 1 in 10 Women aged 18-30 have
Chlamydia 75% have no symptoms Chlamydia is a leading cause of infertility for Women Clear
Results at Home in 10 minutes 20% off now only $11.39!!!

uhhmmmm? WHAT?! are they insinuating that I am a dirty slut or just that MOST people are
and would be interested in a chlamydia test??

Laughing SPAM sux, but it can be amusing.
Kaisonic
Personally, I think there's a fine line between spam and SPAM. Cause, people could just see what I post as spam - I never really have anything useful to add to the conversation, I'm just expressing my opinion. But isn't that what a forum is about? I love to read other's posts just to find out what they think about something. I'm not looking for straight facts and links and references and everything in every single post. To me, spam is literally just saying something that is nothing, i.e.:

Yeah, that's awesome.
dude stfu
yeaaah
yeah i went there once hehe

As long as someone actually expresses an opinion and SAYS something, it's not spam. I especially dislike people that talk off-topic. You know, the people that say one little thing on topic and start something completely unrelated? And then the people that respond to the off-topicness? But then that always spawns e-anger between people, which is always fun to read.

Spammers suck.
coreymanshack
Kaisonic wrote:
Personally, I think there's a fine line between spam and SPAM. Cause, people could just see what I post as spam - I never really have anything useful to add to the conversation, I'm just expressing my opinion. But isn't that what a forum is about? I love to read other's posts just to find out what they think about something. I'm not looking for straight facts and links and references and everything in every single post. To me, spam is literally just saying something that is nothing, i.e.:

Yeah, that's awesome.
dude stfu
yeaaah
yeah i went there once hehe

As long as someone actually expresses an opinion and SAYS something, it's not spam. I especially dislike people that talk off-topic. You know, the people that say one little thing on topic and start something completely unrelated? And then the people that respond to the off-topicness? But then that always spawns e-anger between people, which is always fun to read.

Spammers suck.


Sorry, I sometimes do start offtopicness, then others respond to my offtiopicness Very Happy
But generally, spam isn't always just something that is nothing. Take for instance a guy just accidentaly posted a ton of times one of his posts. That post wasn't just nothing, but he accidentaly spammed it.
wylieconlon
coreymanshack wrote:
So most of these solid discussions really just end up as a mess, as I suspect this one will too.


I find the "Topic Review" at the bottom almost invaluable for posting. I'm guilty of not reading what I'm replying to beforehand, especially in discussions longer than two or three pages, and if I see something early on that I want to reply to, that feature just lets me see if someone's already said it. That being said, I can see why they do get so clogged with people being off-topic (rather obviously), because many won't take the time to read everything.

Also, I'd like to reiterate the point that Kaisonic made.
Kaisonic wrote:
As long as someone actually expresses an opinion and SAYS something, it's not spam.


I'd be willing to go by that definition- though they may not always add much to the discussion, it's not criteria for spam.
Vrythramax
KronikSindrome wrote:
I wouldn't mind EMAIL spam so much if it were actually things I were interested in....

PENIS ENLARGEMENT: I don't HAVE a penis...heeelll00000. not gunna click it.

CREDIT CARD DEBT: uuhmm, don't have a credit card never have and hopefuly never will......not gunna click it.

Bonkers about bingo? Get £5 free with Cyberslotz today !: If I want to play bingo I'll call my grandma up for a night out

Keri, Start your new life now! : that's insulting, what if I don't want a "NEW" life? I'm pretty happy as is

this one cracks me up right heeeuh:

Keri, Your Personal Home Health Testing Kits from 'PreventX' : 1 in 10 Women aged 18-30 have
Chlamydia 75% have no symptoms Chlamydia is a leading cause of infertility for Women Clear
Results at Home in 10 minutes 20% off now only $11.39!!!

uhhmmmm? WHAT?! are they insinuating that I am a dirty slut or just that MOST people are
and would be interested in a chlamydia test??

Laughing SPAM sux, but it can be amusing.


I keep getting spam mails telling me how to grow grass anywhere (I live on beachfront property), and how to make my toes beautiful....like this is a real concern for me. Sad
ConquerSockets
Vrythramax wrote:
I keep getting spam mails telling me how to grow grass anywhere (I live on beachfront property), and how to make my toes beautiful....like this is a real concern for me. Sad


Heyy!

hahaha.. what you prefear to receive then? Porn Mails? Rolling Eyes

Meh, for spam mails (which are really annoying for me Evil or Very Mad ) I got only one trick...
Stop using your e-mail account for a while till (for hotmail, for example) it expires or simpely delete it.

THEN..

Wait for few weeks.. I think 3 weeks or even a month should be enough. And then recreate your e-mail.
The best is when your account expires, because like that it stills yours. (Nobody can take it)

What does it do?

Well, since all spam mails are from automatic messages generally (generated), they will see that ur mail dont exist (They receive back the mail they sent to u) and they will delete ur mail from their files! (Automatically!)

And there we go, a brand new (non spammed) mail on the same account!

Cool

Alex.!

PS. NO SPAM!!!
huckebein
ocalhoun wrote:


Lvl 1 Spamming, posting advertisements for mortgage rates, male enhancement, porn sites, et cetera in General Chat.
Lvl 2 Spamming, one word annoyances, useless topics, and duplicated topics (such as yet another 'whats your favorite animal' topic)
Lvl 3 Spamming, off-topic discussion that derails a topic.
Lvl 4 Spamming, inane babbling that doesn't contribute to the discussion, but at least has some semblance of relevancy to the topic.
Lvl 5 Spamming, posting a topic in the wrong forum for it.


guilty, guilty, I tend to do that third a lot >.>;;;; not-guilty, blame 4chan for it....


I guess spamming after all is part of being on the internet... then again, it's all ab out the mood, if one's in mood to argue with well presented statements, one shall do, but if one's not in mood... well... smiley and single word stuff are the order of the day...

also depends on the location, between friends, of course one will start doing silly spamming since the people will just uinderstand you, but when you're in other locations (in my case, here since I'm a n00b)... one tries to do his best...
Vrythramax
I really think spam email is rather unavoidable if you give your email address out to ANYONE. As for forum spam, each and everyone of us is guilty of this at one time or another. Some is acceptable....blatant spam gets sent where it belongs.

I personally believe that if you can add to a topic with a single well thought sentence....it's not spam, it's a quality post. Frihost prides itself on quality not quantity.

If I see a post that can add to the topic and/or make you think in a few simple words.....I'll personally leave it alone (and more than likely applaud the author).

Please excuse the double post...something zigged when it should have zagged....I spammed the post
coreymanshack
UT OH! The account creater "Max" Just accidentaly spammed his message, it showed up twice! You bad boy!
divinitywolf
i have to admit on an online game, on chat, i posted "I Hate Spam" about a hundred times in a row just to annoy other spammers. It was quite amusing but yeah i'll bet most people have spammed at some point in their life.
tidruG
Quote:
I'm guilty of not reading what I'm replying to beforehand, especially in discussions longer than two or three pages

You should take a look at this post. I think it's probably one of the longest posts I've seen on Frihost. That dude apparently read through 6 pages of posts while making his reply, taking about 3-4 hours to make that post :P

I suppose not everyone is as insane as that, but if you come across a thread that's already developed into a discussion spanning more than 2-3 pages, and if you feel that you don't have the patience to read those 2-3 pages, then you should probably stay away from replying in that thread. I have seen many times that people just jump into threads and reply to the first post, whereas the thread itself has already evolved into a fill fledged discussion about a lot of other things branching out from the original topic.
ocalhoun
tidruG wrote:
I have seen many times that people just jump into threads and reply to the first post, whereas the thread itself has already evolved into a fill fledged discussion about a lot of other things branching out from the original topic.

^which might have the benificial effect of getting the thread back on topic...
tidruG
Keeping a thread on topic all the time can sometimes make the thread very boring. Remember, all interesting discussions start from some point, and then develop into other things. While it's true that some threads here on Frihost should remain on-topic, such as support questions, suggestions, etc., other threads which were opened basically for discussion purposes (such as many threads in the Discuss World News or the Philosophy and Religion forum) develop into more interesting threads when you let the discussion lead the way instead of the general theme. Offering your opinion on an on-going discussion, even if it's a little off-topic can create fresh opinions or points of view for other people.

As you can probably see, this thread may have gone a little off-topic with you and me talking about threads going off-topic, but it still is interesting because I'm looking at this now from your POV, and you're at least becoming aware of my POV.
coreymanshack
tidruG wrote:
Keeping a thread on topic all the time can sometimes make the thread very boring. Remember, all interesting discussions start from some point, and then develop into other things. While it's true that some threads here on Frihost should remain on-topic, such as support questions, suggestions, etc., other threads which were opened basically for discussion purposes (such as many threads in the Discuss World News or the Philosophy and Religion forum) develop into more interesting threads when you let the discussion lead the way instead of the general theme. Offering your opinion on an on-going discussion, even if it's a little off-topic can create fresh opinions or points of view for other people.

As you can probably see, this thread may have gone a little off-topic with you and me talking about threads going off-topic, but it still is interesting because I'm looking at this now from your POV, and you're at least becoming aware of my POV.


Wow, I never thought of it that way. (see i wanted you to be aware that I never thought of it that way, but that was a very short post and probably considered spam, but i couldn't resist.)
eku53ru
I have yet to have my posts accused of being spam (as far as I know), but I know I am quite guilty of it. I have found it to be quite difficult to maintain a discussion since a lot of people just post-and-run (like I do XD), since it seems like the posters' main objective is to satisfy their point quota for the day in order to keep their hosting account alive. I mean, the idea of having a thriving webhosting community is great and all, but the incentive for posting is a bit greater (at least for me). o.o

This thread's piqued my interests, though; I think I'll be following this one for a bit (albeit I might just lurk).
tidruG
Quote:
I have yet to have my posts accused of being spam (as far as I know), but I know I am quite guilty of it.
It's not possible to have long, good quality posts all the time, in my personal opinion. Generally, I send out Spam warnings when I see that more than 50% of a user's posts have been one-liners or poor-quality. Most of my posts are at least one paragraph long as well, but definitely not all Smile The idea is to generally keep posting consistently good posts so that even if a couple of your posts now and then are bad, no one need complain about it.

As for the post-and-run... it would help the discussion if, instead of spending 2 hours a fortnight at Frihost, racking up points, you spend 20 minutes every 4 days and keep checking the posts in which you're involved.
Vrythramax
I could agree with tidruG ever more than right now. I would like to add that a true post of "quality" does need to be a paragraph long in order to be considered a good post....if you can add something to the topic in some way, or can be inciteful or thought provoking in a couple of sentences.....I'd consider that a quality post.

Quality not quantity. Wink
eku53ru
Sorry for the (really) late reply, but thanks for responding to my post, tidruG, as well as clarifying what one'd get in trouble for. XD A friend of mine always asks if I'm "spamming that forum again" whenever I'm found posting here; he does have a point since I can't always read the entire thread and respond accordingly.

I'll have to check my own posts more often sometime; I normally resort to stacking points in the case I can't log on for long periods of time. Thanks for adding to what tidruG posted too, Vrythramax; I'll keep "quality over quantity" in mind.
erlendhg
Vrythramax wrote:
I really think spam email is rather unavoidable if you give your email address out to ANYONE.

Yup, that is as right as it can be.
Me and my brother did so with the sudoku.frihost.com email adresses, when we posted links to our sudoku program around on different software sited. We ended up getting both our inboxes and our forum flooded with spam.

Thank god for good phpBB spam filters.

The resolution for the email spam problem, was Google Apps Smile
We got 100 email accounts with more than 2 GB space each, hosted with google in a GMail interface, where all the spam just leaps right in to the fantastic spam filter Very Happy

I never liked the email services that comes with cPanel. Now I don't have to bother them Very Happy

tidruG wrote:

You should take a look at this post. I think it's probably one of the longest posts I've seen on Frihost. That dude apparently read through 6 pages of posts while making his reply, taking about 3-4 hours to make that post Razz


That post he made, is insane. Not just does he read 6 pages, but he quotes and replies to what could have been the whole thread Shocked (not that I actually have read it...)
tony666
coreymanshack wrote:
We are all guilty of spamming. DON'T deny it. We may have even inadverdently did it. Or it wasn't even really spam but the mod didn't like the post and marked it as spam. But in some way shape or form we all have done it and still do it. I would say about 20% of all my posts here at frihost are spam posts. Most of the time because I don't have enough to say about the topic, but I sure would like to put in my two cents.

Then we have the forum police. These are normal users that have no power, but as soon as someone says something that *MAY* be spam, they say "OMGZORS YOU JUST SPAMMED" basically. This is in-fact spam if you didn't already know, I'm sure you did though.

Is this post about spam, "spam", This is really one of those in betweeners. It is but it isn't. This would certainly be if I were somewhere else other than general chat.

The reason for this post, Is I want to hear about what you think about spam and those certain police. "On a side note.. My english is horrible." In this post we will probably get a few police defending therselves. So don't be alarmed when it happens. Well what are you waiting for. Let me hear what you think!





Programs for fight with spam
There is much different ways filter jv and this well since select these ways creates the spammers to additional difficulties. This - arms race. The Instruments for filter spam become all more refined, but spammers too improve their own methods.

Exist two types filter:

1. Check built-in right in MTA (Message Transfer Agent=post server). Here usually there is possibility to reject the letter. That is to say letter not even it is written. As soon as in process of the acceptance letter comes to light that this - a jv, sender is sent code of the error. The Typical instruments of this sort - a block-sheets on base IP and check headline letters.

2. Filtering after receiving the mail. In this case letter are successfully delivered, but filter later.
unknownc1c
lol i've never on purposely spammed on here, but i'm sure people would excuse me of spamming. There was a post a little ways back talking about how everyone reads the first post and nothing else, then end up posting the same thing as the person above them. If this post is like another i guess you could say it was spam :/
coreymanshack
unknownc1c wrote:
lol i've never on purposely spammed on here, but i'm sure people would excuse me of spamming. There was a post a little ways back talking about how everyone reads the first post and nothing else, then end up posting the same thing as the person above them. If this post is like another i guess you could say it was spam :/


You sure could, but i assure you i searched for a post like this before I posted it Very Happy, that post must've not had a correct title Razz
j_f_k
coreymanshack wrote:
We are all guilty of spamming. DON'T deny it. ...snip...!


erm - I've never mass mailed anybody in my life, and (presume this is what you mean) havn't posted anything in any of these forums which advertise anything - indeed my home page is incredibly boring for a reason that the good stuff is not linked to via index.htm - this may change later but not for now - so i'm not even implicitly advertising.

Once or twice I have seen people posting content that is trying to sell stuff, I did complain once, because the subject of the post was not related to what was advertised - this is the hallmark of spam and why its different (worse) than the regular junk mail you receive via traditional post - in that it has to hide itself. I suppose if someone posts something and they're up front in the subject eg (buy my widget its really cool...) the reader can choose to ignore it and move on tothe next topic and no harm done.

Many people post little advertisements in their signatures - as long as the content is genuine then I wouldn't call thta spam either

j_f_k

for all your viagra/pen*s enlargement needs visit ... www.jfksjunk.com
Hurry - first 250 orders get a free set of steak knives
(recommend you don't play with these when you've used the viagra...) Smile
truespeed
People who write a post longer than they would normally to avoid being accused of spam could also be considered spam. I find some topics on here hard to read and follow because you know there are some who pad out what they are saying,to increase their points count.

Frihost forums shouldn't be just about LONG posts (because long rarely = quality )

Sometimes a single word reply says enough.
tidruG
Quote:
Sometimes a single word reply says enough.
I quite disagree, and I will most probably junk a one-word reply. However, in some rare cases, a one sentence reply is enough.

I'd still recommend at least 2-3 lines of clear expression to get your point across, though.
coreymanshack
j_f_k wrote:
coreymanshack wrote:
We are all guilty of spamming. DON'T deny it. ...snip...!


erm - I've never mass mailed anybody in my life, and (presume this is what you mean) havn't posted anything in any of these forums which advertise anything - indeed my home page is incredibly boring for a reason that the good stuff is not linked to via index.htm - this may change later but not for now - so i'm not even implicitly advertising.

Once or twice I have seen people posting content that is trying to sell stuff, I did complain once, because the subject of the post was not related to what was advertised - this is the hallmark of spam and why its different (worse) than the regular junk mail you receive via traditional post - in that it has to hide itself. I suppose if someone posts something and they're up front in the subject eg (buy my widget its really cool...) the reader can choose to ignore it and move on tothe next topic and no harm done.

Many people post little advertisements in their signatures - as long as the content is genuine then I wouldn't call thta spam either

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no. none of those extreme cases where what i was referring to, although they can be included. I was referring to things such as 1 word posts, posts that don't add to the conversation etc. but go ahead with this post Very Happy
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I have only read half the post before replying, so technically this can be spamming, and besides that I need some frih$

Dammit I still don't have anything to say so this must be spamming. But If you have read a thread half this thread's length it kindoff feel like waste not to reply. I think that is where most spammming comes from.

What I know from reading half this post(third time i said this=spam) is writing SPAMMERS SUCK at the and is spam(So im not going to tell you that this mean that you suck cuz you could have figured that yourself, and saying it would thus be spam)

I think I just mad myself guilt of Lvl 4
<quote>Lvl 4 Spamming, inane babbling that doesn't contribute to the discussion, but at least has some semblance of relevancy to the topic.
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