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joshuaho
Scratcher
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Ok… so I was on the Scratch site as a normal scratcher would do, and I came across a post which advertised products. I replied to the poster who posted the post that advertised the product, telling him not to spam. Then, I reported his post. The Scratch Team deleted his post… but that was not all. The reply that I made telling him not to spam was gone ALSO!!! Now, my question is:

Did I do anything wrong? Why did they also delete my post?

Last edited by joshuaho (Sept. 19, 2013 05:01:50)


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jvvg
Scratcher
1000+ posts

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No, you didn't do anything wrong. They often delete quotes of bad posts (even if “bad” is not inappropriate per se) to completely remove them and avoid confusion for people reading the thread.


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joshuaho
Scratcher
1000+ posts

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jvvg wrote:

No, you didn't do anything wrong. They often delete quotes of bad posts (even if “bad” is not inappropriate per se) to completely remove them and avoid confusion for people reading the thread.
Good.
BTW, I would like to point out that I replaced the spam links in the quote with a (spam link removed) sign.

Last edited by joshuaho (Sept. 19, 2013 16:51:18)


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scimonster
Scratcher
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It still interrupts the thread, and usually contains the names of the advertised stuff…

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joshuaho
Scratcher
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scimonster wrote:

It still interrupts the thread, and usually contains the names of the advertised stuff…
Ah, now I get it.

Whew, I did not do anything wrong…

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scimonster
Scratcher
1000+ posts

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Yeah, nothing wrong. However, it's probably better to simply report it. These spammers usually don't take advice like that.

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joshuaho
Scratcher
1000+ posts

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scimonster wrote:

Yeah, nothing wrong. However, it's probably better to simply report it. These spammers usually don't take advice like that.
Ok…. perhaps I should stop giving advice and just report things like that in the future?

Last edited by joshuaho (Sept. 19, 2013 19:01:14)


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jvvg
Scratcher
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joshuaho wrote:

scimonster wrote:

Yeah, nothing wrong. However, it's probably better to simply report it. These spammers usually don't take advice like that.
Ok…. perhaps I should stop giving advice and just report things like that in the future?
Yeah. People take admin notifications more seriously than Scratchers' advice.


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joshuaho
Scratcher
1000+ posts

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jvvg wrote:

joshuaho wrote:

scimonster wrote:

Yeah, nothing wrong. However, it's probably better to simply report it. These spammers usually don't take advice like that.
Ok…. perhaps I should stop giving advice and just report things like that in the future?
Yeah. People take admin notifications more seriously than Scratchers' advice.
Ok….. probably I should limit the advices I give, and only do it when I come across a duplicate topic and provide a link to the original topic….

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scimonster
Scratcher
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joshuaho wrote:

jvvg wrote:

joshuaho wrote:

scimonster wrote:

Yeah, nothing wrong. However, it's probably better to simply report it. These spammers usually don't take advice like that.
Ok…. perhaps I should stop giving advice and just report things like that in the future?
Yeah. People take admin notifications more seriously than Scratchers' advice.
Ok….. probably I should limit the advices I give, and only do it when I come across a duplicate topic and provide a link to the original topic….
I'm not saying giving advice to Scratchers is such a bad idea, but replying to spam just keeps it going.

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418 I'm a teapot (original - to be read by bored computer geeks)
THE GAME (you just lost)
; THE SEMICOLON LIVES ON IN OUR SIGS
joshuaho
Scratcher
1000+ posts

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scimonster wrote:

joshuaho wrote:

jvvg wrote:

joshuaho wrote:

scimonster wrote:

Yeah, nothing wrong. However, it's probably better to simply report it. These spammers usually don't take advice like that.
Ok…. perhaps I should stop giving advice and just report things like that in the future?
Yeah. People take admin notifications more seriously than Scratchers' advice.
Ok….. probably I should limit the advices I give, and only do it when I come across a duplicate topic and provide a link to the original topic….
I'm not saying giving advice to Scratchers is such a bad idea, but replying to spam just keeps it going.
Ok.

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firedrake969_test
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And those spammers aren't normally people–they're bots. They won't read the post.

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joshuaho
Scratcher
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firedrake969_test wrote:

And those spammers aren't normally people–they're bots. They won't read the post.
Spambots!?? Meaning, that they are not human? Computer programs!??

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOES!!!!!! I clicked on one of the spambot links! (though nothing bad happened)

Last edited by joshuaho (Sept. 20, 2013 02:10:29)


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Harakou
Scratch Team
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joshuaho wrote:

firedrake969_test wrote:

And those spammers aren't normally people–they're bots. They won't read the post.
Spambots!?? Meaning, that they are not human? Computer programs!??

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOES!!!!!! I clicked on one of the spambot links! (though nothing bad happened)
It really does depend on the post. Some spam is just overeager Scratchers that want to share their stuff but don't know the right way to go about it.

Either way, in cases like that it's best to report and move on. We're going to delete it and anything referring to it anyway, so your reply just temporarily adds to the confusion, and gives us more to clean up! (Even better is when someone necroposts on a topic, and someone else comes along, telling them not to necropost.)
joshuaho
Scratcher
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Harakou wrote:

joshuaho wrote:

firedrake969_test wrote:

And those spammers aren't normally people–they're bots. They won't read the post.
Spambots!?? Meaning, that they are not human? Computer programs!??

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOES!!!!!! I clicked on one of the spambot links! (though nothing bad happened)
It really does depend on the post. Some spam is just overeager Scratchers that want to share their stuff but don't know the right way to go about it.

Either way, in cases like that it's best to report and move on. We're going to delete it and anything referring to it anyway, so your reply just temporarily adds to the confusion, and gives us more to clean up! (Even better is when someone necroposts on a topic, and someone else comes along, telling them not to necropost.)
Ok…. since that gives you more to clean up…then….
I did do something wrong.

No…. no.. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Last edited by joshuaho (Sept. 20, 2013 04:57:54)


College student studying Communication and Fire Technology, communication lab tutor, guitar and piano player, perfectionist, and just some guy who regularly eats and trains physically to stay healthy.
scimonster
Scratcher
1000+ posts

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joshuaho wrote:

Harakou wrote:

joshuaho wrote:

firedrake969_test wrote:

And those spammers aren't normally people–they're bots. They won't read the post.
Spambots!?? Meaning, that they are not human? Computer programs!??

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOES!!!!!! I clicked on one of the spambot links! (though nothing bad happened)
It really does depend on the post. Some spam is just overeager Scratchers that want to share their stuff but don't know the right way to go about it.

Either way, in cases like that it's best to report and move on. We're going to delete it and anything referring to it anyway, so your reply just temporarily adds to the confusion, and gives us more to clean up! (Even better is when someone necroposts on a topic, and someone else comes along, telling them not to necropost.)
Ok…. since that gives you more to clean up…then….
I did do something wrong.

No…. no.. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Don't worry, we won't hold it against you. And now you know better.

Retired Community Moderator
BTW, i run Google Chrome 41.0.2272.101 on a Linux system - Ubuntu 14.04. NEW: iPad 4th gen. w/retina.

418 I'm a teapot (original - to be read by bored computer geeks)
THE GAME (you just lost)
; THE SEMICOLON LIVES ON IN OUR SIGS
joshuaho
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Post deleted?

scimonster wrote:

joshuaho wrote:

Harakou wrote:

joshuaho wrote:

firedrake969_test wrote:

And those spammers aren't normally people–they're bots. They won't read the post.
Spambots!?? Meaning, that they are not human? Computer programs!??

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOES!!!!!! I clicked on one of the spambot links! (though nothing bad happened)
It really does depend on the post. Some spam is just overeager Scratchers that want to share their stuff but don't know the right way to go about it.

Either way, in cases like that it's best to report and move on. We're going to delete it and anything referring to it anyway, so your reply just temporarily adds to the confusion, and gives us more to clean up! (Even better is when someone necroposts on a topic, and someone else comes along, telling them not to necropost.)
Ok…. since that gives you more to clean up…then….
I did do something wrong.

No…. no.. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Don't worry, we won't hold it against you. And now you know better.
Uh…. ok… *finishes crying*

College student studying Communication and Fire Technology, communication lab tutor, guitar and piano player, perfectionist, and just some guy who regularly eats and trains physically to stay healthy.
joshuaho
Scratcher
1000+ posts

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It looks like my question has been answered.

Topic closed by topic owner.

College student studying Communication and Fire Technology, communication lab tutor, guitar and piano player, perfectionist, and just some guy who regularly eats and trains physically to stay healthy.

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