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Is there a way to flag spam in the Forum?


Karl Weinert (2.0k52736) | asked Jun 27 '12, 7:16 a.m.
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edited Jun 27 '12, 8:56 a.m. by Seth Packham (1.4k32213)
I see a couple of new spam messages but didn't see any way to flag them as such.
https://jazz.net/forum/questions/80284/denied-user-access-was-7
https://jazz.net/forum/questions/67795/urgent-anyone-knows-about-this-error-code-crjaz1728e

The user has 18 answers after joining under 2 hours ago.

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Seth Packham (1.4k32213) | answered Jun 27 '12, 8:55 a.m.
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Yes. Users with a minimum reputation of 200 points can flag questions or answers for moderation. They can be flagged as spam, offensive, off-topic, not nice, advertising, etc. Our staff will do best to quickly moderate and delete where necessary.
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Ralph Schoon commented Jun 27 '12, 8:58 a.m. | edited Jun 27 '12, 9:01 a.m.
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@Seth. Ah, I found it, it is in the menu 'More' report. Right?


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Seth Packham commented Jun 27 '12, 9:01 a.m.
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Arne Bister (2.6k12732) | answered Jun 27 '12, 8:12 a.m.
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edited Jun 27 '12, 8:15 a.m.
Hi Karl,

it seems that more administrative powers are activated as your reputation score goes up. I followed the links you mentioned and reported the spam answers in them as such.

The question remains how to report a user as the source of spam: https://jazz.net/forum/users/2577996 - it seems tedious to follow the links to all answers and report them one by one.

- Arne

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Seth Packham commented Jun 27 '12, 8:55 a.m.
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@abister thanks for flagging these!


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Ralph Schoon (60.5k33643) | answered Jun 27 '12, 8:50 a.m.
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I think you can degrade the items you found. I however, would agree that there should be a way to report spam. I deleted the spam posts of the user that I could find. I reported the user to higher powers to get the account deleted.

Thanks for reporting.

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Sean Babineau (38825) | answered Jan 29 '13, 11:21 a.m.
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We've got some new spam from user https://jazz.net/forum/users/rubbul0155

It would be nice to downgrade posts to -1 to make them disappear from the default view. 
It would also be nice to be able to downgrade a user to -1 and have that block them from posting anything more until further review. 

For now, I'm just retagging the spam I see using the tag "spam". Hopefully that makes it easier to cleanup, but doesn't prevent more from coming in from that user. 

~Sean



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Ralph Schoon commented Jan 29 '13, 11:54 a.m. | edited Jan 29 '13, 11:55 a.m.
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Sean, I deleted what I could. I usually forward the users to the jazz site team for deletion. However, this week I have no access to my business mail account to do so.


Please use the reporting option (see accepted answer) instead of retagging. Retagging pushes that trash up in the list. 


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Karl Weinert commented Jan 29 '13, 12:03 p.m.
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Also be careful. Downgrading an answer seems to cost you points (I got -1 for downgrading a spammer not to long ago)

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