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Visual C++ forum spam RRS feed

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    • Proposed as answer by Richard MuellerMVP Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:36 PM
    • Marked as answer by WayneAKing Friday, October 25, 2013 2:14 AM
    Thursday, October 24, 2013 7:46 PM
  • The spam reporting threads are gone now, try this method:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/cbd411c0-c4d4-4b7c-aa5d-89e7d0166eee/how-to-report-spam?forum=reportabug

    Thanks for the quick reply. The problem with that procedure is it appears to request that
    each and every spam post be reported. It's the nature of spam - including this particular
    case - to flood a forum with garbage posts. Reading and marking each one as spam is time
    consuming and aggravating.

    If I mark one post as spam (already done before I posted here), will a mod check the
    forum and delete all similar posts?

    - Wayne

    Thursday, October 24, 2013 7:55 PM
  • I would hope so, but I can't say for sure. Supposedly using that method is somehow notifying the forums team that something needs to be cleaned up.

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    Thursday, October 24, 2013 8:04 PM
  • In the past (recently but before the post Mike linked was written) when I found bunches of spam, by the time I had marked about 4 of the threads a spam, I got errors because the threads were being deleted. Several times it was as if some actual person was immediately alerted by the first thread I marked, saw all of the spam, and started work. I have to admit this new system seems to work.

    I still try to mark at least several of the posts.

    Ok, they still have kinks in the system. When I checked the C++ forum the spam threads still appear. However when I view the user profile, it has been emptied. I believe the user has been banned and the threads deleted (sort of), but they still show up in the forum. I reported this before and it was acknowledged as a bug they are investigating.


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    • Edited by Richard MuellerMVP Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:42 PM Added last paragraph
    • Marked as answer by WayneAKing Friday, October 25, 2013 2:14 AM
    Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:36 PM
  • Ok, they still have kinks in the system. When I checked the C++ forum the spam threads still appear. However when I view the user profile, it has been emptied. I believe the user has been banned and the threads deleted (sort of), but they still show up in the forum. I reported this before and it was acknowledged as a bug they are investigating.

    >Ok, they still have kinks in the system.

    So I see.

    >I believe the user has been banned and the threads deleted (sort of),
    >but they still show up in the forum. I reported this before and it was
    >acknowledged as a bug they are investigating.

    OK. It seems to be getting the attention it deserves then.

    Thanks for the clarification.

    - Wayne

    Friday, October 25, 2013 2:13 AM