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fyromaniac1
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ITopic - What is Spam?

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Spam is where you DO NOT put friendly or relevant comments/projects/posts.

You may think that spam is only something like this:

SomeRandomSpammer123 wrote:

lfvuaoubvfougnfenvghfudbvuyhiabvhyusbfhugnahubvbyuoabvgyubvyuoaybuonayufoiybvguaonbyvabnvyuoiabnyvoanyoiuvbgtyaobc codjufbryyyyyy brfbaf uoawgyhfuobdayu bfy

But spam has many other definitions.

1. Advertisement spam:

anonymousperson123 wrote:

your game is cool, check out my game scratch.mit.edu/projects/XXXXXXX/

2. Commercial Spam: If someone tells you to go to a website, you shouldn't do it, unless Scratch Approved.

657535123 wrote:

this is a cool place where you can make your projects popular <link>

3. Bad/harmful/inappropriate images: Do not make a link/ picture to a bad or inappropriate image.
Lol, this is a funny pic

4. Number of comments/loves

I_like_your_projects_1000 wrote:

100th comment!

5. Duplicate topics: Duplicate topics are considered spam; one is only needed

6. Scratchblock Spam: There are still many opinions on which this is spam, or just a cute way to express one's self (@Paddle2See 's words) :
say [hi fyromaniac1! You are awesome!]


If you see any of these types of spam used, just report it!

Don't be ashamed if you're new and you advertised your projects! I used to do it a lot!!!

fyromaniac1 wrote:

plz check out my game! It's called PyroTechnic.

fyromaniac1 on Lightnin's profile wrote:

Yay! 1000th comment!
Yep, that was me don't feel ashamed if you spam and you don't know

If you have any questions about this, just reply!

Thank you for your time,

Fyro

Last edited by fyromaniac1 (Nov. 21, 2013 15:32:11)


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joshuaho
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ITopic - What is Spam?

Great guide, Fyro! This should be stickied!

However, there are still a couple types of spam:

1. Duplicate topics. Duplicate topics are unneeded. According to the Scratch wiki, spam is something unneeded, so duplicate topics is also a type of spam.

2. Block spamming: Block spamming is when someone uses scratchblocks to talk, and not help others with scripting.

3. Spam projects. These are blank projects containing gibberish or nothing at all.

Oh, and a link to a website irrelevant to the topic is called Commercial Spam, not website spam.

You might want to add that to your list.

Last edited by joshuaho (Nov. 21, 2013 00:39:05)


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fyromaniac1
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ITopic - What is Spam?

Thank you JoshuaHo, I'll add it

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spaceyJC
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ITopic - What is Spam?

Wow! Good stuff to know! Some of those things I didn't know were spam. I think everyone should read this so they know what NOT to comment. This is awesome!

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Deerleg
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ITopic - What is Spam?

This should really be made more public. I didn't know quite a few of these things.


jontmy00
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ITopic - What is Spam?

There's already a wiki article on spam.

Nice sticky thread, though.

Last edited by jontmy00 (Nov. 21, 2013 11:20:13)


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ParkerS98
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ITopic - What is Spam?

Great article! I'll definitely keep this in mind as I comment on other people's projects.

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joshuaho
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ITopic - What is Spam?

Congratulations on the Sticky!

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ProdigyZeta7
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ITopic - What is Spam?

joshuaho wrote:

Congratulations on the Sticky!
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Zapper40
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ITopic - What is Spam?

Boo to spam!
dogdoge46464
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ITopic - What is Spam?

that was useful because someone comented in my profile and said pleas dont spam
OrangeYouGlad
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3 posts

ITopic - What is Spam?

I have a question about the spam studio and this convo.

I know that this studio may be helpful, but isn't the scratch team already taking care of this spam stuff?
Why do we need a studio when we have the scratch team? Just wondering.
joshuaho
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ITopic - What is Spam?

LeafMeadow wrote:

So… Would this count [username removed by joshuaho - please don't publicize in the forums]
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In the future, please use the report inappropriate stuff by clicking “report” beside whatever you think is inappropriate. That sends a link right to the moderators.

Now, about the comment…. it does look like spam to me, since it is advertising a project. If the project being advertised does not relate to the topic, yes that would be counted as spam.

Last edited by joshuaho (Feb. 20, 2014 00:50:03)


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NASA-Space
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ITopic - What is Spam?

LeafMeadow wrote:

fyromaniac1 wrote:

This topic looks the best with mobile mode on :)

1. Advertisement spam:

anonymousperson123 wrote:

your game is cool, check out my game scratch.mit.edu/projects/XXXXXXX/


So… Would this count {removed by An awesome person, please don't repost names or actions of people you feel are acting inappropriately on the Scratch website., If you think a comment is mean, insulting, too violent, or otherwise inappropriate, click “Report” to let us know about it. See the Community Guidelines for more info}



Did you mean
So … Would this count spam ?
joshuaho
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ITopic - What is Spam?

NASA-Space wrote:

Did you mean
So … Would this count spam ?
Actually, the post was edited. Before the edit, the post looked something like this:

Anonymous user wrote:

Some sort of comment
But that was edited out by cheddargirl (a Scratch Team member) because the post used specific usernames in a negative fashion.

Last edited by joshuaho (Feb. 26, 2014 21:39:37)


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wcender
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ITopic - What is Spam?

DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST FRIDAYBY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE. TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1. SAY YOUR NAME 10 TIMES. 2. SAY YOUR MOM'S NAME 5 TIMES. 3. SAY YOUR CRUSHES NAME 3 TIMES. 4. PASTE THIS ON 4 OTHER GAMES IF YOU DO THIS YOUR CRUSH WILL KISS YOU ON THE NEAREST FRIDAY. BUT IF YOU READ THIS AND DO NOT PASTE THIS YOU WILL HAVE VERY BAD LUCK. SEND THIS TO 4 GAMES IN 143 seconds
Is this spam?
joshuaho
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ITopic - What is Spam?

wcender wrote:

DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST FRIDAYBY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE. TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1. SAY YOUR NAME 10 TIMES. 2. SAY YOUR MOM'S NAME 5 TIMES. 3. SAY YOUR CRUSHES NAME 3 TIMES. 4. PASTE THIS ON 4 OTHER GAMES IF YOU DO THIS YOUR CRUSH WILL KISS YOU ON THE NEAREST FRIDAY. BUT IF YOU READ THIS AND DO NOT PASTE THIS YOU WILL HAVE VERY BAD LUCK. SEND THIS TO 4 GAMES IN 143 seconds
Is this spam?
Yes. That is spam as it does not relate to the project.

Not only is that comment spam - that is also threatening (the part about “bad luck”).

These types of comments should be reported for spam and for the fact that it is threatening others.

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powerboy0101
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ITopic - What is Spam?

Great! This needs a sticky!
But the 100th comment thing is fine,as long if they also put some other…information why they like the project/studio? something like that.

Last edited by powerboy0101 (March 1, 2014 00:33:54)



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WarriorLakepelt
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ITopic - What is Spam?

joshuaho wrote:

wcender wrote:

DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST FRIDAYBY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE. TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1. SAY YOUR NAME 10 TIMES. 2. SAY YOUR MOM'S NAME 5 TIMES. 3. SAY YOUR CRUSHES NAME 3 TIMES. 4. PASTE THIS ON 4 OTHER GAMES IF YOU DO THIS YOUR CRUSH WILL KISS YOU ON THE NEAREST FRIDAY. BUT IF YOU READ THIS AND DO NOT PASTE THIS YOU WILL HAVE VERY BAD LUCK. SEND THIS TO 4 GAMES IN 143 seconds
Is this spam?
Yes. That is spam as it does not relate to the project.

Not only is that comment spam - that is also threatening (the part about “bad luck”).

These types of comments should be reported for spam and for the fact that it is threatening others.

Yea, definitely its fake though. Dont believe it.
WarriorLakepelt
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ITopic - What is Spam?

wcender wrote:

DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST FRIDAYBY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE. TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1. SAY YOUR NAME 10 TIMES. 2. SAY YOUR MOM'S NAME 5 TIMES. 3. SAY YOUR CRUSHES NAME 3 TIMES. 4. PASTE THIS ON 4 OTHER GAMES IF YOU DO THIS YOUR CRUSH WILL KISS YOU ON THE NEAREST FRIDAY. BUT IF YOU READ THIS AND DO NOT PASTE THIS YOU WILL HAVE VERY BAD LUCK. SEND THIS TO 4 GAMES IN 143 seconds
Is this spam?

Definitely, its threatening also and there is way more threatening things though like something like if you dont post you will die.

But dont believe these!

I seen like 100 of them and i never died.

Hope this helps!

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