ForumsNewcomers ForumSpam Guide (updated)

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jdoggparty
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This is guide to understanding spam.

What is spam?

Spam is when you post a meaningless post. If you do this, you will have to edit it, or else it will be deleted. Try to keep all of your posts +5 words, it helps prevent this spam. Always go with the topic, even if you still have more than 5 words, it is spam.

What is so bad about spam?

Spam is bad because

It slows down the website, and clogs up the forums. It is harder to find posts that you want to find. And, it makes the value of the site worse. When you spam it is not as fun, because you don't actualy get to do what you're here for: Talking about the thread. It will not help you in any way, it might be bad for you. So don't do it.

Why would someone spam?

They want points, they want to be known better. Spamming helps people recognize you, and they might want to be recognized. They want points, what does that mean? It means, if they spam, they get more BP. ten spam posts would get you 1 BP, so they would go higher in the charts. But I will actually make spam lose you BP.

SO DO NOT SPAM

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juan999999
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I want to add or rephrase what you said.

What is spam?

Spam can be a lot of things.
Writing random comments to only get AP.
Cussing and insulting others.
A really short sentence like "Pizza is good"

What is so bad about spam?

Well most importantly it' ad becuase it's spam!
You just waste your time accomplishing nothing.
You think you affect someones feelings while others see no meaning at all.
As Jdogg said,it slows the site and gives mods and admins a lot of work wish give them less time to update the site with better things.
Spam can get you banned temporary or permanently so wahtch out.

Why would someone spam?

Jdogg pointed out the most important thing."To get AP"
The also spam to annoy,insult,discourage,or simply for fun.

What do I do when i see spam?
I would suggest to report this immediately to aMod or Admin as soon as possible.

Jdoggparty says:SO DON'T SPAM

InTheZone
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Just because posts are 5 words or more doesn't mean it's not spam. Let's not forget those people who backseat mod (i.e. "DO NOT POST AFTER THIS LINE" -- yeah right, like that's going to work) and constantly write "Guys, this is spam", etc. Those posts should be considered spam as well, since they don't contribute anything significant to the thread.

The other thing bugging me about this thread is the fact you write: "DO NOT SPAM" -- telling people and forcing that down their throat won't curb the problem. You need to give them the tools to figure out the proper solution, which Juan does, sort of, but I suggest flagging is a better solution and contacting a moderator/admin directly (in extreme cases; use your judgement)

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Spam can be a lot of things.
Writing random comments to only get AP.
Cussing and insulting others.
A really short sentence like "Pizza is good"


Actually cussing and insulting others is flaming not spam, which is just as bad but is also different. Also this is a good guide but it says in the rules about spam so it really has no point.
Kid_Saiyain
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if pizza is good goes with the topic then is it spam?

Deviant
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Looks like everything i've ever read from Kid_Saiyain is spam....

Cenere
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Flag
if pizza is good goes with the topic then is it spam?


If you do not write why you think pizza is good, it will be considered spam by many more serious users. Just saying that you like pizza will not get the discussion going, because there are no reason why you think this thing.
mrtim
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let me add another thing

What do I do when i see spam?
juan says: I would suggest to report this immediately to a Mod or Admin as soon as possible.

* If someone already said "this is spam" then DONT say the same thing, it only takes ONE person to say that!
* you could also report them to SHOPS. More information in regards to that is in that profile
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Hopefully this will decrease spam, but not all spam. This should be a sticky in this forums I think as well.

jdoggparty
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Mrtim says

* If someone already said "this is spam" then DONT say the same thing, it only takes ONE person to say that!


You shouldn't just say that this is spam. It just makes you spamming also. Instead of posting at all, just flag the comment.

And I have one more section to add.

What are some methods to do to help me not spam?

One way is to be helpful in your post. And explain every thing very clearly. If you do that it is impossible to spam. Always stay with the topic, and don't just answer, explain your answer. This one is big. Do not care about your ap. If you do not spam, ap will come naturally.

juan999999
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If someone already said "this is spam" then DONT say the same thing, it only takes ONE person to say that!


Did you get mad?
When did i say the same thing or are you telling people?
jdoggparty
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Did you get mad?
When did i say the same thing or are you telling people?


No, he was just giving information.
juan999999
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Ok thanks for clearing that out.Since he posted with a exclamation mark, i thought he got mad.

dragoncrusher
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If you dont have 5 words, it doesnt mesn its spam. And, if someone is cussing, it is not always concidered spam.

mrtim
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I agree with dragoncrusher, not all 5 word posts are spam, and if there is no way that you can add to your post, then I would not mind that. but games, for not to be spam, should really have a minimum of 6 or 7 words because you would write:

This game is bad/good because....
I think that the improvements of this game could be....

Basically, if you are helping the author of the game, then it is not spam. saying "good game" "9/10" does not help the author in any way. yes, you give your opinion, but it would not help me, if I created a game.

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What is spam?

Spam is when you post a meaningless post. If you do this, you will have to edit it, or else it will be deleted. Try to keep all of your posts +7 words, it helps prevent this spam. Always go with the topic, even if you still have more than 5 words, it is spam. Also any remarks, saying 'Wow, that is spam above me!' is not tolerated because that is an off-topic remark. No disregarding the topic and say that this has been made 80 billion times, or this is already a NO. Because that is the Administrators job and a Moderators job. And are you, probably not either one of those.

What is so bad about spam?

It slows down the website, and clogs up the forums. It is harder to find posts that you want to find. And, it makes the value of the site worse. When you spam it is not as fun, because you don't actualy get to do what you're here for: Talking about the thread. It will not help you in any way, it might be bad for you. So don't do it.
-Well let me sum that up: It makes it harder to follow the thread, acknowledge the threads true origin, it can also lead to either the locking of or deleting of the thread prematurely.

Why would someone spam?

They want points.
They want to be known better.
People who spam are easily noticed. They want points, what does that mean? It means, if they spam, they get more AP. Spam posts would get you 1 AP, so they would go higher in the ranks. But if you are caught and you will, then it would actually make you lose AP.

Results:
-AP loss
-Premature closure if threads
-Banishment
-Community infamous
-Confusion

SO DO NOT SPAM

*Thank jdoggparty for the original layout for this Spam Guide*

theone
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Why do people spam it is stupid.

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