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The Directories forum is full of spam and misplaced threads. Please make it stop.

Discussion in 'Directories' started by EveryQuery, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. #1
    I just rep repped about 8 threads that were solicitations threads that were posted here instead. More members should do the same thing. At least half the threads on the first page of the Directories forum is "submit to my new dir" or "I just found this dir" or other similar crap.

    It's time to put the smackdown on this crap. Report the posts, red rep the offenders, leave dirty messages for them on Instant Messenger (I usually something along the lines of "your mother smell funny").

    [​IMG]
     
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  2. scoobby

    scoobby Active Member

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    #2
    I have report several threads the past 3 months,i have to admit that i didnt take more measures like some that u suggest :)
    but i think is moderators job to clean up this section....
     
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    xc06 Notable Member

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    #3
    I guess Mod should take strong action. Like infraction point.

    I was banned a week ago in link sale forum due to bumping thread - In fact I was trying to add more new info to my thread. (it was still bump anyway).

    The Mod there is pretty tough.
     
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    discover Notable Member

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    #4
    I have been reporting these threads for months but the users aren't getting enough infractions imo as its getting worse

    one thing that shouldn't be done though it actually posting in a misplaced thread
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=1325563 1 wrong thread with 4 posts telling the poster its the wrong section..whats the point?
    just report
     
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    WallaceYeung Notable Member

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    #5
    We can do nothing, report threads is useless IMO.
     
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  6. EveryQuery

    EveryQuery Well-Known Member

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    #6
    We need a mod like that here...we need to see infractions and/or temp bans.
     
    EveryQuery, Apr 29, 2009 IP
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    #7
    The one thing you did not mention which could also be done is to let the posts die - quit posting in the spam/misplaced threads or threads where there are three threads similar floating on the same page all asking if yahoo is worth it.

    Just let them fall off the page as unwanted, un-needed spam. :)
     
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  8. an0n

    an0n Prominent Member

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    #8
    I just spotted a few of the culprits!

    [​IMG]
     
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    ramp5115 Banned

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    #9
    Where is the moderator .. i think!!!!....................
     
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    pipes Prominent Member

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    #10
    I do report misplaced threads to this section but im cautious about doing it too much :) never know if a mod could get annoyed with all the reports and think their being given extra work. :)
     
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    #11
    Even if we don't do that some one or the other does it..so infact it gets bumped :(

    Mods need to be strict i guess. Make aaron_nimocks the mod here;) he is very strict :eek:
     
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    syted Notable Member

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    #12
    Not true, I report misplaced threads daily and they do get removed eventually. I'm in with EQ to start red-repping also when appropriate. The mods should be more pro-active and not wait for reports.

    Also directory lists should be moved to S&A when they're an announcement not when they're a useful reply.
     
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    syted Notable Member

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    #13
    Best idea but it doesn't work, newbs will answer anyway and bump it.
     
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  14. EveryQuery

    EveryQuery Well-Known Member

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    #14
    True. The misplaced solicitation threads have become so prevalent that it seems people actually look through this forum looking for them now.
     
    EveryQuery, Apr 30, 2009 IP
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    try2fly Peon

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    #15
    thanx alot
    :)
     
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  16. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    #16
    Its crap like this we could do without.

    Arron is already a mod. He's away with the navy though.

    DP should hire some more mods to tidy up sections like this. It's just a noobfest, there's rarely any intelligent discussions or threads.
     
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    #17
    I'm spending less time here, because the signal-to-noise ratio has got so much worse lately. But where have all the smart posters gone? Not that there aren't still a few left, but there's clearly been an exodus.

    Please don't say they're all on Twitter. I hate that place.
     
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    hyper Peon

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    #18
    where's the love ? :mad:
     
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    #19
    Hey, can anybody give me any suggestions on creating an automated mesothelioma website?

    jk
     
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    hyper Peon

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    #20
    Guys, did ya all planned a big-ass joke ?
    Look at the thread name... and then look at the latest replies.

    Oh dear me...
     
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