| 10-13-2008, 07:13 PM || #1 |
| | Reminder: No Spamming!
I have seen a lot of spamming lately, and this is not acceptable. It is written very clrealy in the Forum Rules, which is stated here:
Absolutely NOT: Things deemed to be totally unacceptable:
* Spam (including Chain Letters)
What to do:
If you see a post of spam please click the "Report Post" button found at the left hand side of a thread/post. Then fill out why you reported it, click send, and it goes all the way to a moderator.
What is Spam?
Spam is a post, comment, or thread that is written for no particular reason. Here are some example posts on what spamming might look like:
"Hi! Just wanted to post to test out my new siggy/avvie"
"I just love to post!"
"Random saying: pink grass is bad for a goat's hockey puck"
"Look at this smilie!"
You get the idea. But spamming could also be "advertising". Like posting something that says come to this or that thread. Here are some examples:
"Come check out my new profile"
(In someone else's Ge, Siggy shop, or Naming shop) "If you think that's cool, check out my ___ Shop!"
"I got a new signature!"
Those are spam stuff. If you get and/or see any of those, please report it or tell the member they are spamming.
Chain letters are time passers that consist of absolutely nothing. Here is an example of a Chain Letter:
"Forward this PM! This is the Halloween Chain Letter, please forward this so we can be safe. If you don't the curse of e-mails will be upon you!"
This is unacceptable, if you get one please report this and do not respond
What is not Spam
Some times you may see people post a "Have a nice weekend", "Get well", etc card on your profile. This is NOT spam. this is just a little Just so you Know letter to spread joy. Many members do this to buddies or Mods, just to wish them a hapy day. Don't fret if you get one, be happy that someone cares about you!
Hope this thread minimizes the amount of spam we have gotten!
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