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    Default Spam: Report it and Ignore it!

    I've noticed that a lot of users have been replying to spam lately... I probably don't like the rule any more than you do, but it is a rule and it should be followed. Note that it only gets you a warning and no infraction points, but a warning is a warning. Many of you may be wondering the reason for the rule, and I'm confident that at least part of it is that replying to spam encourages the spammer! They see that someone is reading their post and taking at least a mild interest in it!

    Please... if you see spam, report it! Don't post, we'll take care of it! If you see someone else posting, there's no need to reply to their post! Ignore it!

    Thanks. I really don't like giving out warnings for such a menial thing, but blatant violations of the rules warrant it.

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    Default Re: Spam: Report it and Ignore it!

    Is this referring to all spam, or non-advertisement spam? I got a point for replying to advertising spam, but at least I reported it.

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    Default Re: Spam: Report it and Ignore it!

    He's referring to all of it, please remember the issue with Empoleonater (everyone who replied got a warning,) and I'm going to assume he is also talking about the advertising cell phone ones.
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    Default Re: Spam: Report it and Ignore it!

    Oh.

    Somehow, empoleonater's threads always found their to the HoS before I could read them.

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    Default Re: Spam: Report it and Ignore it!

    Note that we're far less likely to give warnings for responses to empoleonater-like spam, but if it's just gibberish, just report.

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    Default Re: Spam: Report it and Ignore it!

    Ironically, a couple advertising threads just showed up. *report* Oh wait- they're already banned.

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    So we're meant to get warnings and not infractions for replying to spam? Including ad spam? Because I thought the rules said (and from personal idiocy) that replying to ad spam resulted in a 2 point infraction.

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    Default Re: Spam: Report it and Ignore it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Politoed666 View Post
    Note that we're far less likely to give warnings for responses to empoleonater-like spam, but if it's just gibberish, just report.
    We should never give warnings for responses to empoleonater-like spam. The only reason we have this rule is so that spam-bot threads don't have replies that might bring us more spambots, or something like that.

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    Default Re: Spam: Report it and Ignore it!

    Note that it only gets you a warning and no infraction points
    Oh? I replied in a spam thread and got this:
    You have received an infraction at Bulbagarden Forums.

    Reason: Replied to spam
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    This infraction is worth 2 point(s) and may result in restricted access until it expires. Serious infractions will never expire.
    So I got infraction points instead of a warning, which I should have got.

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    Default Re: Spam: Report it and Ignore it!

    Huh. I could swear we had a sticky thread in this forum saying people shouldn't reply to spam-bots.

    @ Meron: if you already had a warning for the same thing, the next time you would get infraction points. I don't know if you had a warning before hand.

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    Default Re: Spam: Report it and Ignore it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Satoshi-kun View Post
    We should never give warnings for responses to empoleonater-like spam. The only reason we have this rule is so that spam-bot threads don't have replies that might bring us more spambots, or something like that.
    This.

    I can understand random things like "what is this i don't even" that add to the spamminess but considering my post was actually somewhat constructive (as well as the poster who said the thread was in the wrong forum) I really don't get how we differentiate spam vs troll threads vs weird threads period (coughRishicough).

    There needs to be a clearer definition of "spam" since I thought it was the botted threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasumi View Post
    @ Meron: if you already had a warning for the same thing, the next time you would get infraction points. I don't know if you had a warning before hand.
    But I've never got a warning or such before. O_o This is odd...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekusagi View Post
    This.

    I can understand random things like "what is this i don't even" that add to the spamminess but considering my post was actually somewhat constructive (as well as the poster who said the thread was in the wrong forum) I really don't get how we differentiate spam vs troll threads vs weird threads period (coughRishicough).

    There needs to be a clearer definition of "spam" since I thought it was the botted threads.
    Which is why the rule we have is to NOT reply to spam-bot threads or advertising threads in general.

    Quote Originally Posted by Meron View Post
    But I've never got a warning or such before. O_o This is odd...
    I reversed it and changed it to a warning. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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    Default Re: Spam: Report it and Ignore it!

    Do you get an infraction or a warning for replying to spam-bots?

    Cause I got a point I think for losing my temper at the macroers. xD I'd prefer not to post that publicly.

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    Default Re: Spam: Report it and Ignore it!

    Why do they do that stuff anyways?

    Is there like a site were you get payed to spam?

    I'm really just cureous.

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