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  1. #1 could do with a better spam alert system 
    WYSIWYG Moderator marnixR's Avatar
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    there are some instances of spam remaining in place several days after it's been flagged up

    imo this is because the current system for flagging up spam is deficient : you either post it under 'Site Feedback' and hope someone notices or you PM one of the moderators and hope that he's not on holiday

    what you need is a way of flagging up spam that gets posted to a central spam report folder, where any of the moderators can see it and if not handled by someone else, deal with it

    unless you don't really mind that the forum becomes a safe haven for spammers

    it would also be a good idea to post a sticky with the definition of what is considered spamming - there's been a number of cases in the recent past of what i would consider borderline spamming, and unless there's a clear guideline of what is considered spam, you don't know whether to report it or not


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    and what happens when they spam the spam report folder?


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    WYSIWYG Moderator marnixR's Avatar
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    it's ultimately down to the moderators to show that they care about having a spam-free forum
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    This will not be allowed to continue. Please PM me any and all spam found.

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