DO NOT BUMP SPAM

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As many regular visitors of the site know we are forever waging a war against spam bots here. We are generally quick to exterminate them and their threads thanks to quick reporting by our members and vigilance by the moderating team and I would like to thank everyone who takes the time to bring spambots to our attention.

However tonight something happened that genuinely made me both angry and disappointed at the same time and also made me question the common sense of some of our most prolific and well known members.

A porn spambot made a thread on the forum with graphic images and links in its opening post. People proceeded to post in this thread not once or twice, but nine times.

So this thread was bumped to the top of the latest discussion tab and given more views nine times with idiotic posts ranging from the usual "reported" to people just thinking they are funny.

Let me make it clear:

DO NOT BUMP OBVIOUS SPAM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, ESPECIALLY IF IT IS PORNOGRAPHIC!

Just report it!

Thanks.

I am going to take a few hours out to calm down before I take any action if any on the people who bumped that last thread, my immediate reaction being to suspend you all for your stupidity.
 

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Yea thats the way to do it.. Blame members for the lack of admins/mods about at the time
/not responding quick enough to spam reports,

TBH i didnt KNOW better, I was under the impression the more negative reply it got the sooner it would get removed
I had to go on to discord to get an admin to remove this one

Like I said, only one person bothered to put in any effort, and that was you. I didn't specifically point that out and in hindsight, that was my bad. That's a reason why you didn't get any punishment for bumping said thread, while all the others did.

Now i know better ill stick to the reports as you suggested.

Tho a wee lesson in people skills should go to Porkiewpyne, Your supervisor of an online form not a manager in burger king bud, Not everyone knows how these things work. anyway thats my micro rant over lol
I stand by my decision to put the rest on blast because as you can see above, there are people who still could not give two shits about the issue at hand. It is specifically because this is a voluntary post that I get frustrated when some people go out of their way to purposely make life more difficult than it needs to be. I apologise for lumping you in with them.
 
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Like I said, only one person bothered to put in any effort, and that was you. I didn't specifically point that out and in hindsight, that was my bad. There's a reason why you didn't get any punishment for bumping said thread, while all the others did.


I stand by my decision to put the rest on blast because as you can see above, there are people who still could not give two shits about the issue at hand. I can understand when people try to help as in your case but end up doing the opposite. I can accept that but the other people are longtime members who are active enough to know what should and should not be done. And meme-ing it was definitely not helping their case
I Understand your point and now understand the bumping issue.

Tho again this is an online form and making statments like "There's a reason why you didn't get any punishment"
Come on ,, what is this School,Work,Prison
you make it sound like your a teacher/Parent about to make a kid stand at the back of the room and i should be so thankful i didnt get Punished.

Just to be clear:

I do like this site and most of its ppl, it has helped me learn and understand modding in a safer and less device bricking way that most other sites for years.
Ive been coming to this site form the beginning before most of the mods were mods and maybe even born lol (IM old)

No i dont want to see porn/spam on here. their are plenty of other sites for that.

Ive nothing against anyone here especially yourself.
Mods/admins do alot more than most ppl know, So respect to the hard work done
I just have a very strong issuse with being talked down to/Spoken to like a child thats just made a tiny mistake.
 

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@slam2001

Thanks for your reply.

I'll try to elaborate on the thing from my point of view. I think there has been some misunderstanding. I never intended for my statement to come off as one of authority speaking down to another fellow user. As you can probably surmise, we do take issues pertaining to pornography very seriously as it has severe downstream effects on the site as a whole.

My point with the statement regarding the lack of punishment was not to say that you should be grateful for our benevolence or anything of the sort. It was more to highlight the fact that we acknowledged the action of posting in the thread as a genuine but well-meaning mistake, unlike that of the others that were purely counterproductive and seemingly done as if to take the piss at the mods. I think you can see where my frustration stemmed from on that day.

Anyway, this is probably a tad belated but we the modstaff do appreciate everyone who try to make the site a better place for everyone so thank you for helping out.
 
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