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Old 08-20-2012, 06:38 AM   #16
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Moderators need sleep? I thought they were superhuman? That's another illusion shattered!
 
Old 08-20-2012, 08:33 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by salasi View Post
Good grief! Give the mods a break, please. Even if the mods were paid for doing this as a full time job, there would be times when this would happen (ie, some 'member' would chose to spam the site....happens all the time, because the world has a more than adequate supply of ********s). It would then take the mods a while to get the message and a little more time to get things cleaned up. They don't just think it and it happens automagically.

That said, you should also bear in mind how much sense (or otherwise) this thread will make once the mods have cleaned up this particularly egregious outbreak of list spamming. Once kellypink and his/her/its posts have gone, will people be able to understand what you have written? I could, because I also saw kellypink's 'contributions' via rss, but this thread will be a mystery to those who have no idea of kellypink and what/why was going on.

The correct thing to do is just use the 'report' function and let the mods get to it when they can. That doesn't create any incomprehensible threads, and it doesn't create unnecessary traffic. Obviously, if something that looks like spam has been reported and is still there, say, 24 hours later, perhaps an additional report might be necessary, but, out of all the reports I have made, I can't currently remember one of those...
I do not need any lecture from you or anybody else. What are you? The Lord Protector of LQ?
 
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:35 AM   #18
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Actually, I just woke up and saw the mess in the forums that I co-moderate
You're a moderator, TobiSGD? When did this promotion happen?

Congratulations.

Also, this current spam flood reminds me of a similar incident a while back, where the sheer volume of spam (all with the same body, just like now) suggested that the intent was not to advertise but rather to sabotage this forum in particular.

Last edited by dugan; 08-20-2012 at 09:02 AM.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 11:04 AM   #19
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You're a moderator, TobiSGD? When did this promotion happen?
My apologies for not making a proper announcement. I noticed that we did not make an announcement after the last mods were added and decided to follow that trend here. After further thought it was not a good idea and I'll remedy that moving forward.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-20-2012, 11:06 AM   #20
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But it's been more than 15 minutes that I see that. Are they sleeping?
Keep in mind that all mods are 100% volunteer and have lives, families, jobs and other responsibilities outside of LQ. Using the Report button is always the correct course of action when you see spam or contact you don't think belongs at LQ.

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