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11. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 6y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting bluewaav

Thanks Isadora. I was unclear about the forum rules. Now I think I understand how it works :) I see that he isn't "outwardly promoting" his site and that he has a "'clean' history" and all that. I see that the post is not considered spam and the reasons why. I have nothing against ice.

Steph - it's kind of a "feel it out" thing when moderating. Some posts are obvious - other's, not quite so much. Again, Off Topic has it's own "personality", per se. Had I been you, I would have questioned the post too. And, If I didn't moderate CA/SA, I probably wouldn't have known ice's posting history as well as I do.

There's a bit of a fine line between flagging someone and not. I edited a post in CA/SA because it was flagged as possible spam - a link was included and the member was a 1st time forum poster. Turns out (thanks to Sander commenting), this person has been blogging on TP since 2004. I was able to replace the URL. It's not always a "cut and dried" situation and I'd rather have someone error on the side of caution when questioning a post than letting real spam slide through.

So, again - thank you! ;)

You're welcome. I understand. Thanks for clarifying :)

It just occurs to me that maybe I couldn't report ice's post because I wasn't logged in How silly do I feel now?

12. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 6y

Quoting bluewaav

It just occurs to me that maybe I couldn't report ice's post because I wasn't logged in How silly do I feel now?

Hehe, yeah, that would definitely stop you from being able to report it. ;)

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