Solved What Counts as Spam?

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August 6, 2018 at 07:31:06
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Just a quick query about what constitutes Spam in the eyes of this site.

Is it all advertising, rather than just commercial offerings, or are users allowed to advertise their websites/software in the guise of a serious question?

I'm keen to eliminate Spam, but I don't wish to repeat the mistake of reporting private advertisements.

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August 6, 2018 at 09:29:42
if the user who placed the advertisement cannot respond, its spam in my eyes.

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August 7, 2018 at 04:33:56
As a Mod here, I leave that up to Justin Weber. I PM him and he makes the determination.

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August 7, 2018 at 04:42:06
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Hi ijack,

Users are not allowed to advertise their own websites unless its like in their signature or a direct, applicable response to the question asked.

Making matters a bit trickier, we do see a fair amount of spam where a fake user will ask a question, only to have it answered by a spammer (the same person). Luckily, its usually pretty transparent, and easy to identify.

When in doubt, definitely report it using the reporting feature so someone can have a look.


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August 7, 2018 at 08:46:18
I've never seen regular helpers on here tout their wares. Spammers nearly always come along for that purpose even if they try to disguise the fact.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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