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bartl
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Flagging Posts - Wed, 10/16/13 6:09 PM
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Once a post has been flagged, does it make any difference if it gets flagged again (yes, ever since we've been innundated with users who are trying to push up their totals so that they can post spam, I've been flagging left and right, but generally not messages that have already been flagged).
 
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Re:Flagging Posts - Wed, 10/16/13 8:45 PM
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bartl


Once a post has been flagged, does it make any difference if it gets flagged again (yes, ever since we've been innundated with users who are trying to push up their totals so that they can post spam, I've been flagging left and right, but generally not messages that have already been flagged).

Bart

"(U)sers who are trying to push up their totals so they can post spam"? Which users are those you've been "flagging left and right?" And how have you managed to determine their reasons for posting?

<message edited by Michael Hoffman on Wed, 10/16/13 8:46 PM>

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Re:Flagging Posts - Wed, 10/16/13 9:06 PM
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Oh let's see
 
Marteenhook
Sandrew314
 
just to name two off the top of my head.

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Re:Flagging Posts - Wed, 10/16/13 9:11 PM
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Flagging is ok, but send a note to one of the moderator's also, please.  Sometomes we don't see the flagged thread for awhile, but a note describing the offense will get swift attention.

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Re:Flagging Posts - Fri, 10/18/13 3:16 PM
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Michael Hoffman

bartl

Once a post has been flagged, does it make any difference if it gets flagged again (yes, ever since we've been innundated with users who are trying to push up their totals so that they can post spam, I've been flagging left and right, but generally not messages that have already been flagged).
Bart

"(U)sers who are trying to push up their totals so they can post spam"? Which users are those you've been "flagging left and right?" And how have you managed to determine their reasons for posting?

Let's see now:
1) Posts copied and pasted from other sites.
2) Posts comprised of parroting back keywords from other posts without relation to the topic.
3) Looking at the user's other posts and seeing that they are all the same sort.
4) What CajunKing said.
 
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Re:Flagging Posts - Fri, 10/18/13 3:17 PM
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mayor al
Flagging is ok, but send a note to one of the moderator's also, please.  Sometomes we don't see the flagged thread for awhile, but a note describing the offense will get swift attention.

Using the "report abuse" option? I can see that, especially for posts which are lifted entirely from another site without attribution.
 
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Re:Flagging Posts - Fri, 10/18/13 3:38 PM
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Oh ... I see another thread had the flaggs a-flying.   ...

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Re:Flagging Posts - Fri, 10/18/13 3:38 PM
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And don't forget to flag the legitimate roadfooders that commented on the spammer and of course then defend the spammer  like one particular poster did

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Re:Flagging Posts - Fri, 10/18/13 5:44 PM
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What's happening now is that the kitchen spammers are starting to change the titles of legitimate existing threads to kitchens UK stuff...including the spam. When that blows-up automatically...it takes a legitimate thread along for the ride.

CK had a thread on Nashville pies. Poof. Gone.


Roadfood may want to disable the ability to change the titles of existing threads.
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Re:Flagging Posts - Fri, 10/18/13 6:15 PM
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CC - it's still there it just got buried I BUMPed it so yall could see my slugburger picture I drew

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Re:Flagging Posts - Fri, 10/18/13 6:57 PM
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I saw them trying to mess with the Slugburger & had to make sure he didn't disappear.

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Re:Flagging Posts - Fri, 10/18/13 7:10 PM
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My experience has been early morning hours. I check in with you guys and every jerk in the world is there..what a shame.

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Re:Flagging Posts - Fri, 10/18/13 7:13 PM
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ann peeples


My experience has been early morning hours. I check in with you guys and every jerk in the world is there..what a shame.

 


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Re:Flagging Posts - Fri, 10/18/13 9:05 PM
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HEY DON'T CALL WJ A JERK!!!!
 

 
I know you meant TW not WJ right?

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Re:Flagging Posts - Sat, 10/19/13 12:17 PM
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CK- funny guy!!!!!!! No, not WJ.....although....

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Re:Flagging Posts - Sat, 10/19/13 12:35 PM
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CajunKing


HEY DON'T CALL WJ A JERK!!!!



I know you meant TW not WJ right?

 
Whad I do?

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Re:Flagging Posts - Sat, 10/19/13 2:02 PM
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Twinwillow


CajunKing


HEY DON'T CALL WJ A JERK!!!!



I know you meant TW not WJ right?


Whad I do?

 
Perhaps TW and I should start calling ourselves the "Jerky Boys"

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Re:Flagging Posts - Sat, 10/19/13 2:35 PM
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wanderingjew


Twinwillow


CajunKing


HEY DON'T CALL WJ A JERK!!!!



I know you meant TW not WJ right?


Whad I do?


Perhaps TW and I should start calling ourselves the "Jerky Boys"

Is there a thread on here about jerky? Is jerky Roadfood? Can it be found as a hotdish in Minnesota?

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Re:Flagging Posts - Sat, 10/19/13 3:41 PM
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WJ - you know we love you!
TW - You were the nearest person in the line of fire
 

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Re:Flagging Posts - Sat, 10/19/13 11:49 PM
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Getting back on topic, here's a suggested new rule for the site: No copying recipes from other sites without proper attribution.
 
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Re:Flagging Posts - Sun, 10/20/13 12:41 AM
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CajunKing


WJ - you know we love you!
TW - You were the nearest person in the line of fire


 
Remind me to duck next time you're firing.

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Re:Flagging Posts - Sun, 11/24/13 11:36 AM
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I was reading an article about new forms of phishing, and it included a couple of additional reasons for the spamming:
1) This has been mentioned, but apparently the spam links are good for search engine optimization (SEO).
 
2) More importantly, phishing links can be "bounced", so instead of a link to the actual site, a link is made that triggers a link left on the message board of this site, bypassing blacklisting methods of preventing attacks. Do note that if spam links are allowed to stay, it can end up with this site being blacklisted.
 
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