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11. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting magykal1

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting bentivogli

Quoting Hien

Yeah, I flagged all of those in the Intro forums. A few actually were 'Just posted', while the latest one was not more than 10 minutes.

We definitely need a limit on how many one can post in the span of 5 minutes.

Not 'one' --> newly registered users only, please!

Yeah, we want to spam a lot!

I like to push the pram-a-lot!

Sorry, I know it's a serious thread but I couldn't help it.

Agree with the limitery thingy.

Yup - that amount of spam is serious - but sometimes you just can't help but take the Monty Python approach as the spammer ends up being the parrot pining for the fjords - basically nailed to it's perch and ultimately dead in the water.

They didn't expect a kind of Spanish Inquisition.

12. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

By the way, I regularly report members who have spam in profile/photos/blog/photo comments or whatever way they think is smart.
What is done with that? Somehow I figure not that much sorry

13. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

promotion in profile imo is not spam, because it is 'non-aggressive'. Different for comments on other people's blogs and photos; but I thought these were treated like forum spam?

14. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting bentivogli

promotion in profile imo is not spam, because it is 'non-aggressive'. Different for comments on other people's blogs and photos; but I thought these were treated like forum spam?

It really all depends on the amount and type of promotion in a profile. (I can't speak to the "photos/blog/photo comments".) I doubt there are more than just a handful of us "regulars" who remember "MassageUK". His profile was nothing but links to his massage business. It was such blatant promotion that he was asked several times to remove all but the main "your website" link and actually give information or leave things blank. That never happened. Though, there were so many other factors that lead to his demise - a very small part of that was the profile promotion issue.

Personally, I don't have a problem with a travel agent who signs up, states who they are in their profile and follows the Forum Rules by not linking their site or giving out e-mail addresses, etc. As long as they are not promoting in the open forums, and their profile contains more than promo stuff, so be it. If I remember correctly, someone's website link does not visibly appear in their profile until they obtain Full Member status anyway. (Someone please correct me if my memory is failing me again.)

(ps: NO ONE expects the Spanish Inquisition!!)

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