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What should I do if I see spam in the questions?


Ralph Schoon (58.2k23642) | asked Jun 08, 8:14 a.m.
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edited Jun 08, 12:26 p.m.

 For whatever reason, I see one or two spam messages in the forum every now and then. What can I do? 

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Ralph Schoon (58.2k23642) | answered Jun 08, 8:19 a.m.
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edited Jun 08, 2:34 p.m.
We have a couple administrators that monitor the web site and eventually ban the spammers removing their posts.

If you have the reputation and you see spam, you could tag the question as spam. This would help us to easily identify the spam message.

I have seen users downvoting questions that are spam. You can do that, but please be aware that that takes away one point from your reputation. Don't waste you reputation on spammers, it is just not worth it.  If you have few reputation, that could get you down to a level where certain activities are not allowed.

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David Honey commented Jun 08, 9:42 a.m. | edited Jun 08, 2:31 p.m.
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Thanks for the info Ralph. I'll stop downvoting them and continue to just report them as SPAM.


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Ralph Schoon (58.2k23642) | answered Jun 09, 2:21 a.m.
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 Isn't it ironic that a spammer spammed an answer on this question 3 hours after I posted it?


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David Honey commented Jun 09, 9:07 a.m.
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Indeed. See you've already taken care of it.


Ralph Schoon commented Jun 09, 2:20 p.m.
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Another moderator did!

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