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-Spectrum
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ITopic - What is spam?

therealpsy wrote:

Fun fact: Spam was named after the Monty Python sketch where a couple orders food from a diner. Every dish the diner has has varying degrees of spam in it, such as “spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam baked beans spam spam and spam”. The repetition of the word “spam” inspired some early Internet trolls to repeatedly send the aforementioned word to people's email accounts, which is why spam is usually described as repeatedly posting a word over and over.
Huh, I didn't know that. Cool!



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-Spectrum
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ITopic - What is spam?

Bump! This hasn't had activity for ages.


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PrincessPanda_test_
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ITopic - What is spam?

lol, this is sitting below the original topic.



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ITopic - What is spam?

BY147258369 wrote:

-Spectrum, please also know that ACSII Art, such as the illuminati triangle, dog face, and other memes using alt codes is also spam.
DOG FACE?


You… Don't know memes? :(

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DiscordTheWolf
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ITopic - What is spam?

-Spectrum wrote:

t his simply contributes nothing, which is not the purpose of the Scratch project comment section.






So pretty much every comment on Scratch is spam, and I've been spamming ever since I joined Scratch?


MY LIFE IS A LIE.

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MathlyCat
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ITopic - What is spam?

therealpsy wrote:

Fun fact: Spam was named after the Monty Python sketch where a couple orders food from a diner. Every dish the diner has has varying degrees of spam in it, such as “spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam baked beans spam spam and spam”. The repetition of the word “spam” inspired some early Internet trolls to repeatedly send the aforementioned word to people's email accounts, which is why spam is usually described as repeatedly posting a word over and over.
This is false because the first form of “spam” was sent long before Monty Python. There they were making for of the term and its similarity with Luncheon Meat or SPAM.

Cool topic, but I would like to point out:

1. Necro-posting is a form of spam where a user posts on a dead topic to bump it up the thread. Usually these threads are inactive and simply get in the way. The Suggestions forum is exempt from most necro-posting.

2. Smiley spam is where a user posts multiple smilies in a post. It is still smiley spam if there is text before it. You only need a few smileys, not twenty.

3. Quoting spam is also known as a Quote Train. This is where a user does not shorten a giant list or train of quotes. This type of spam is very often seen on Scratch and is usually tolerated. It's mainly known for filling up pages with pointless quotes that at one point were relevant but no longer aren't. The best way to prevent this is either start a new quote line, or delete the quotes until the one you're quoting with an italic “snip” Something like this:

[quote=username of user][quote][i]snip[/i][/quote]How's your day?[/quote]Good, how about yours?

That should look like this:

username of user wrote:

snip
How's your day?
Good, how about yours?

Last edited by MathlyCat (May 23, 2016 20:07:44)


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Abstract-
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ITopic - What is spam?

MathlyCat wrote:

Smiley spam is where a user posts multiple smilies in a post. It is still smiley spam if there is text before it. You only need a few smileys, not twenty.

A better explanation of smiley spam:

Not_A_Spammer Wrote:

Help! My project isn't working! I have all these blocks and the character still wont jump! Please help as soon as you can!
That is okay, but the following is not:

A_Spammer_ Wrote:

Help! My project isn't working! I have all these blocks and the character still wont jump! Please help as soon as you can!
-Spectrum
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ITopic - What is spam?

I'm not going to quote everything, but thank you, @MathlyCat and @-Abstract.
I'll update the main post — in fact, there are a few things I need to add.

DiscordTheWolf wrote:

-Spectrum wrote:

this simply contributes nothing, which is not the purpose of the Scratch project comment section.
So pretty much every comment on Scratch is spam, and I've been spamming ever since I joined Scratch?
MY LIFE IS A LIE.
You're spamming right now. -_-

Did you have to spam a topic about spam? The whole point of this topic is so you understand what spam is, and that you shouldn't do it. Please refrain from spamming in the future; it really isn't helpful. I don't mean to get so fustrated, but… -_-



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ITopic - What is spam?

PrincessPanda_test_ wrote:

lol, this is sitting below the original topic.
I didn't see it when it happened, but @-Abstract caught a screenshot of that. XD
I honestly have no idea how someone found the original topic and bumped it up again — it must have been pages and pages back…?!



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ITopic - What is spam?

Bump!


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ITopic - What is spam?

-Spectrum wrote:

Bump!
No need to bump an ITopic
But I guess you do you.

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ITopic - What is spam?

MathlyCat wrote:

-Spectrum wrote:

Bump!
No need to bump an ITopic
But I guess you do you.
It was lost so many pages back; I figured I may as well because lots of people don't read that main post with all the ITopics.



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PurpleHello98
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ITopic - What is spam?

There are actually studios and profiles asking for spam, like a “can we get to 1,000 comments” studio.

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storytellergirl_test
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ITopic - What is spam?

cool! very well done. bump!!!

Please remember-

~If you are in the questions forum, check the F.A.Q. sticky to see if your question has already been answered.~
~If you are in the suggestions forum, check the 'List of Rejected Suggestions' to see if your suggestion has been rejected. Also, check out the 'Suggestions Dictionary' to see if your suggestion is a duplicate.~
~Want to test ScratchBlocks? Go to the scratchblocks testing topic instead of spamming random posts.~
~Want to advertise your project? Go to the Show and Tell forum to show your project off.~
kittycat841
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ITopic - What is spam?

Is something like
If you like cats, copy and paste this so everyone else can know!
_meow_ _meow_ _meow_
Or
You have been visited by insert silly name here! Copy and paste this to get free follows! Don't break the chain!
Or some other piece of chainmail considered spam…?

not on scratch anymore sorry
MathlyCat
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ITopic - What is spam?

kittycat841 wrote:

Is something like
If you like cats, copy and paste this so everyone else can know!
_meow_ _meow_ _meow_
Or
You have been visited by insert silly name here! Copy and paste this to get free follows! Don't break the chain!
Or some other piece of chainmail considered spam…?
Yes it is considered spam; chain spam is what I'd call it

Anyways, if it's chaining in forum signatures that's ok.

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ITopic - What is spam?

I used to block spam before I got a signiture… glad that's over with!

I'm sorry but this has been deleted for the following reason:

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ITopic - What is spam?

Bump!


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storytellergirl_test
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ITopic - What is spam?

MathlyCat wrote:

kittycat841 wrote:

-snip-
chain spam is what I'd call it
LOL XD





(this is an example of spam, just to let you know before you told me… )

Please remember-

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~If you are in the suggestions forum, check the 'List of Rejected Suggestions' to see if your suggestion has been rejected. Also, check out the 'Suggestions Dictionary' to see if your suggestion is a duplicate.~
~Want to test ScratchBlocks? Go to the scratchblocks testing topic instead of spamming random posts.~
~Want to advertise your project? Go to the Show and Tell forum to show your project off.~
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ITopic - What is spam?

storytellergirl_test wrote:

MathlyCat wrote:

kittycat841 wrote:

-snip-
chain spam is what I'd call it
LOL XD





(this is an example of spam, just to let you know before you told me… )
I think posts like “LOL XD” are, in most cases, a legitimate response to a previous post, so I'd say it is not spam.

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