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Re: Please stop that spam!

11-18-2013 03:19 AM in reply to: lesleys

We understand how that can be in the work place so until we have different option please fill free to PM me or email moderator@autodesk.com with just the user name with spam in the heading and we'll get it as soon as possible

 

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Re: Please stop that spam!

11-18-2013 03:42 AM in reply to: Discussion_Admin

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the way this reads is that no action is taken untill someone reports spam, does this mean it comes as a total surprise everyday that there are issues with spam, and that no one is actually doing anything untill a report/complaint is received.

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Re: Please stop that spam!

11-18-2013 04:33 AM in reply to: steven-g

No not at all. :smileyhappy:

 

I was just giving out some options for reporting anything to moderation with out actually opening the thread to do so. 

 

 

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Re: Please stop that spam!

11-18-2013 07:49 AM in reply to: steven-g

steven-g wrote:

 no one is actually doing anything untill a report/complaint is received.


I don't think that's quite it. If the Admin sees Spam. Of course he's going to take care of it. However he may be doing maintenance in a Revit forum when spam appears in a Civil 3D forum. Doing an RIC of alerting in other fashion will just speed the process by letting him know rather than waiting for him or a moderator to see it.

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Re: Please stop that spam!

11-18-2013 08:26 AM in reply to: AllenJessup

I think the implication was that there is *zero* spam control on the boards except for user reporting, which I think is incorrect.  There are existing spam filters which catch other posts.

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Re: Please stop that spam!

11-18-2013 08:56 AM in reply to: dgorsman

I believe the implication was that there's no effective spam prevention which is pretty hard to argue against considering hundreds of spam messages that get posted in the forums every day.

 

Retroactively deleting spam only after it's reported/discovered a human may be effective enough for occasional spam, but it's clearly not effective against mass spamming/flooding which is posted during hours with limited moderator coverage.

 

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Re: Please stop that spam!

11-18-2013 09:17 AM in reply to: nestly2

+1

Exactly, it was meant tongue in cheek, because after months of having to wait untill lunch time (UK) before the spam is removed I find it difficult to believe that sending a report or PM would make the slightest bit of difference. The spam is only removed when the headoffice of Autodesk opens and someone removes the spam, and if I was a betting man I would guess that it has become routine to first check for and remove spam before going through the reports of where the spam has been posted. And I'm pretty sure the person responsible for removing it, finds it tedious to have to then go through all the reports, sending a nice smiley reply saying Autodesk thanks you for bringing this to our attention, and please report any spam in the future, have a nice day, (pretty sure thats an automated response by now - if it's not it should be) :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: Please stop that spam!

11-18-2013 09:24 AM in reply to: nestly2

Shall we have them disable the existing spam filters and see what happens...?

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Re: Please stop that spam!

11-18-2013 09:28 AM in reply to: dgorsman

 


dgorsman wrote:

Shall we have them disable the existing spam filters and see what happens...?



NOOOOOOOOO :smileyhappy:

 

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Re: Please stop that spam!

11-18-2013 09:28 AM in reply to: dgorsman

 


dgorsman wrote:

Shall we have them disable the existing spam filters and see what happens...?



NOOOOOOOOO :smileyhappy:

 

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