Why don't we just shut down membership? RE: Spam

archetype

Squier-holic
Silver Supporting Member
Oct 24, 2017
2,277
Western NY, USA
We should feel sorry for these posters.
I interpreted one of the messages. It said " I am a total loser and the others here in the Asylum will not talk to me. My only friend is the wardens Puppy and I have to wear a Lamb Chop around my neck so that it will play with me. My mother is a 50 cent Hooker and my dad is a Crack Addict. The resident Psychiatrist said getting into music would help me and gave me a Glockenspiel. "

So YOU"RE the one who stole my journal!
 

archetype

Squier-holic
Silver Supporting Member
Oct 24, 2017
2,277
Western NY, USA
While people are speculating about wasted memory, disk space, and bandwidth due to spam, the technical and practical realities are that those things are practically non-issues in the big picture of this forum.

The spam is a very tiny percentage of what passes through the forum and has less impact than other posting because it's deleted and never re-read by anyone.

Agreed it's a PITA, but report it, block the user, and move on. Takes 20 seconds. It's a tough thing to block at the forum level without blocking legit traffic.

-archetype, former system level admin of forums and lists
 


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