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Moderating "meaningless" replies from would-be spammers?

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11. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3536 posts) 25 Nov '12 08:37

Quoting Isadora

Quoting bex76

The latest 'pointless replier'.

I was going to remove his post in GT until I saw this post by you, Bex. I believe they are meaningless and will eventually the member will begin posting travel agencies, tours, etc. They usually do at some point. :(

I've deleted a couple from this user already which were clearly pointless and irrelevant. I wasn't sure how far to take it though and if it's been decided that we can go ahead and delete posts like this. Like you say, sooner or later they'll start to promote their tour company or hotel, so we can happily delete!

12. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5572 posts) 26 Nov '12 00:37

Actually just deleting a few posts like that also helps us a lot as when I go in and check their profiles, if I see they have 2 or 3 deleted posts from before, that will often sway the maybes towards the Ban The Bastard button :)

13. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 26 Nov '12 07:17

Quoting bex76

Quoting Isadora

Quoting bex76

The latest 'pointless replier'.

I was going to remove his post in GT until I saw this post by you, Bex. I believe they are meaningless and will eventually the member will begin posting travel agencies, tours, etc. They usually do at some point. :(

I've deleted a couple from this user already which were clearly pointless and irrelevant. I wasn't sure how far to take it though and if it's been decided that we can go ahead and delete posts like this. Like you say, sooner or later they'll start to promote their tour company or hotel, so we can happily delete!

Ps: Bex, one day I will learn to type coherent sentences.

14. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3536 posts) 26 Nov '12 07:19

Quoting Isadora

Ps: Bex, one day I will learn to type coherent sentences.

Haha, that's ok. I knew what you meant!

15. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3536 posts) 28 Nov '12 10:14

Hi Sam, if you get the chance could you have a look at these 2 users and see if there is anything in their profiles that gives them away as spammers - I suspect they fall into the category we've been discussing in this thread but I'm not sure enough to delete their posts.

buland
frankh

Thanks, Bex.

16. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5572 posts) 28 Nov '12 11:03

Unfortunately nothing I can bust them on :(

I've deleted a few of the really dumb posts, but this is the toughest kind...

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