Canon 800D versus Nikon D5600 or maybe still Sony ???

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31. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2418 posts) 3y 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting Stefmuts

Uhm, how does the reporting of spammers work on TP?

Once you are established with an amount of participation on the site you'll start to see a Report button on the top of posts, which you can use to flag something dodgy. This causes it to disappear until reviewed by a moderator and can be deleted or edited and notes appended. The forums are divided into areas such as Asia or General Talk, and each of these will have a couple of mods assigned.

Most spammers dive in for one hit and don't use the user profile again, so we don't usually bother removing the user, we just remove the spam. But persistent offenders can be reported as a user - Report User tab on their profile - and this is dealt with by an Admin rather than a Moderator.

It varies but I probably delete (for the forums I Mod) or flag (for the other forums) from a couple to a dozen issues a day. Some of these are blatant spam, others are more subtle and could lead to back channels dialogue between mods to figure out what's happening, others may be non spam but another rule breach such as including email addresses or phone number, or could be inflammatory - I don't see much of that, this is a really well behaved forum.

32. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1615 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Stefmuts

Uhm, how does the reporting of spammers work on TP?

Spammy comments can be picked up automatically by ModBot which detects potential spam. And anyone who's been a member here for a while (Respected Member, Travel Guru) can report a spammer by clicking the 'Report Member' link on that member's profile or they can flag a dodgy comment in a thread. For flagged comments, the moderators decide whether to delete, edit or allow the comment. For reported members, I think the Admin people (Peter, Sander?) decide whether or not to de-activate them.

33. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1377 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Just to add, I feel TP is excellently moderated Spam is picked up very quickly and I like the way that reported posts are immediately hidden pending review. But it does mean occasionally that genuine contributions are temporarily hidden and also that new members who unwittingly fall foul of a rule are blocked. It happened to me in my early days ;) But I was quickly unblocked, I should add!

34. Posted by Stefmuts (Respected Member 187 posts) 3y 2 Star this if you like it!

Ok got it!
We can now go back to the Canon - Nikon - Sony question (back to topic)

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