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By Mehul Bhai ·
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If you people cannot control and delete Users who are only creating ZOMBIES OR SPAMMING, then Delete Me from your Forums and Disable My ID and just not Disable me from posting. Its DISGUSTING the genuine Users are treated here like these. TechRepublic has gone from BAD to Worse to WORST with every ugrade since I joined in 1999. I would finally like to say BYE!!!

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Preaching to the ... well... in this case I guess it's the bell-ringers...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Delete Me

This is all one big public beta, and an early one at that.
Nothing works.
I respect your outstanding spambusting record Mehul, and I garner from the scraps of information provided that you've been subject to the draconic countermeasures used by the PTB against ... regulars mostly, I guess.
Sorry to hear it.
It seems like the PTB keep going as if the place is **** on wheels, and treat people upset by the lack of functionality just like they did when the place was working, cutting no slack for frayed nerves, and giving no worth to work done past or present.
It's not something I can respect.
In fact, it's something that can only make riff-raff like me start thinking about starting fires, and sticking shivs in the constabulary.
Not that that would work though, I realize that because I'm educated riff-raff.
But still, you have my sympathy.
Try to hang in there? But not for the PTB, nothing is for the PTB.

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I recommend

by santeewelding In reply to Preaching to the ... well ...

They be pulled by their ankles from the stall.

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Not drawn and quartered?

by AnsuGisalas In reply to I recommend

Of course, oxen are hard to find in the urban environment...

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Zombie posters aren't against CBS TOS....

by tcavadias Staff In reply to Delete Me

As irritating as one may find them, those who post to so called "zombie" threads - whether in answering to, or asking their own question that is similar, doesn't break CBS TOS.

The spammers we have been removing as quickly as possible, but these are getting clogged down by "extra" posts, so what would had been one single post to remove, is now turning into 3+ posts. While this may seem to be helpful, it in fact hindering and slowly our ability to get them removed quicker. Think of it this way - one flags 5 posts, responds to each of them twice (as this is what we have been seeing), and now instead of 5 posts that need removing, we have 15 posts, 15 posts easily turns into 45, and so on...

-Tammy [_]3

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Tammy, are you saying we're making it worse?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Zombie posters aren't aga ...

There's nothing inherently wrong with a zombie, but most of them are unearthed by spammers looking to hype a product vaguely related to the dearly departed subject.

Tammy, are you saying members should only flag a spam, and that by replying to it we're making the cleanup efforts harder?

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And if so, why?

by seanferd In reply to Tammy, are you saying we' ...

Doesn't seem like the back end is improved at all, then. May I suggest http://vanillaforums.org/ , as it would probably be an improvement all the way around.

But heck, I can stop making the occasional snarky comments to a spam post if that makes it harder on you and other "forum maintainers". Give us an earful when <i>we</i> make it harder on <i>you</i>. We <i>get it</i>.

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Just for a little while...

by tcavadias Staff In reply to And if so, why?

..until all the bugs/kinks and crawly things have been worked out.. which includes both the front end and back end.

:-)

-Tammy [_]3

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Ok...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Just for a little while.. ...

I can live with that...
But where will I then hear again from our friend anintruder... a sly one that, only ever posted in the threads born from Chinese spam, and they all got deleted, of course.
Impressive.
That's the one who told a spammer "Run away from here - They will eat you!" ... in chinese!

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Great! I'm glad to know this small fact.

by seanferd In reply to Just for a little while.. ...

I'd rather help. I don't want to make things more difficult for you or anyone else. Especially not over a stupid little comment I might add to a spam thread.

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Yes.. that is what I am saying...

by tcavadias Staff In reply to Tammy, are you saying we' ...

sorry.. I know it use to be helpful.. but now it is actually making it harder.

If everyone would just vote down the offending post (versus adding on to) - that actually does aid (x number of negatives and the post collapses and their ranking goes down).

Basically, what ends up happening is this - I go to remove a post, then I find x number of other posts of folks either having a discussion about the now offending post or marking them as Zombies, which in return means now I must remove all the new posts, or it would look really weird to leave an "alert" up while the actual "alert" post was now gone, making the "alerter" - well... look like they had lost their minds as the last post with the exception of the "alert" is all old stuff. Make since?

In an extremely long thread - it is easy to miss them extra posts (as we all know, one is taken to the first page (when following a comment url directly), not to the page in which the comment is actually located - this means, we play hunt and search for any replies :-) - yes, that first page thing, is a bug and one we are working on, as it's not just frustrating to you all, but to myself as well)

-Tammy [_]3

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