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Flagging Spammers, Abusers and Trolls

  • This topic has 9 replies, 6 voices, and was last updated Mar-17 by fabian.
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    • christine
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      Just like any forum, we want to be prepared to address spammers, abusers and trolls that may stop by from time to time. That’s why we have our Flag option in every comment in the 300 Hours Community.

      To flag a post, simply click on the ‘Flag’ icon present on any comment in the forum, and label the comment as either Spam, Abuse or Troll.

      When do I flag a post/discussion as Spam?
      Spam (at least the way we define it here) are posts that are often:

      • not relevant or does not add to the original discussion or forum
      • often advertising some product or service
      • can be persistent or aggressive

      When do I flag a post/discussion as Abusive?
      An Abusive post is anything that is violates our general terms of using this forum. A quick, unofficial, one-sentence summary is that abusers are Not Being A Terribly Good Person. Examples:

      • comments that are indecent, offensive, defamatory, obscene
      • are intimidating, threatening, harassing, bullying, mocking
      • doing anything illegal (offering to share pirated materials, for instance)
      • Like I said, Not Being A Terribly Good Person.

      When do I flag a post/discussion as a Troll post?
      A Troll is someone who posts Troll posts, which are inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages. These usually try to provoke readers to flip out or otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.

    • Sarah
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      are not intimidating, threatening, harassing, bullying, mocking

      not?

    • Zee Tan
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      @christine got owned by her own double negative. Hilarious!

    • Snippy
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      No spammers and trolls yet! I’ve been waiting to flag someone for a while. Where are the goons?

    • Sophie Macon
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      Which is great really @sidmenon. It would be a terrible atmosphere to have if there were many of them!

    • Zee Tan
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      Trigger-happy @sidmenon :))

    • Snippy
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      @Sophie I know. We’re glad to be spam free. But that urge! 😛 Like @Zee says 😛

    • Sophie Macon
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      hehe, it’s like X factor where there is such a great sense of satisfaction smacking that big red button!

    • Snippy
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      Haha absolutely, we need BIG RED BUTTONS!

    • fabian
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      We should have ‘mystery spammers’, i.e. people to pose as spammers to test our systems.

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