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To Spam or not to Spam that is the question

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1. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Im just wondering is there any protcol to using my spam button? Ive read a couple of threads recently which whilst not perhaps direct spam they are promotion of an item ie a video game and book both on the off topic formum.

I think my point is if l report as suspected spam and l get it wrong will the Moderators or Admin guys re-post the item? Ive been known to be wrong once in awhile (last time March 12th 1998!!!)


[ Edit: Edited at May 4, 2006 12:49 PM by Purdy ]

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 10y

Hi Heather,

Yes, there are guidelines in flagging a post as spam. As long as the post violates the forum rules, you can flag it. If you're unsure, send a PM to any of the moderators and we'll take a look at it.

As for getting it wrong, not to worry. Hey, we make mistakes all the time! If we feel that the post is fine and doesn't go against the forum rules, we will remove the spam flag and the post will be visible to all again. :)

As for contact information such as e-mail address, although it is a no-no in the forum rules, we normally see it in a case by case basis. Flag it only if the post has also violated other rules. (i.e. Promotional)

[ Edit: Edited at May 4, 2006 12:52 PM by Hien ]

3. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Thanks Hien - lve reported the item as spam so it can be reviewed!

BTW - do you ever sleep it must be 5am with you!! AND its still raining and cold in Belfast!!

4. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 10y

It's 3:54am to be exact.

Yes, I DO sleep! As a matter of fact, I'm going to bed after this post. Good night!

Oh, thanks for the flag. I've deleted the entire thread instead of just the post, as it makes no sense leaving your comment and Greg's in there. ;)

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

But damnit, that was a funny post that I wrote. Now you have deprived the world of laughter. For that, there is no forgiveness.