We understand how that can be in the work place so until we have different option please fill free to PM me or email firstname.lastname@example.org with just the user name with spam in the heading and we'll get it as soon as possible
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Shall we have them disable the existing spam filters and see what happens...?
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