Use our new form!
[Subsitute the [DOT] with a . - the bad word detector won't allow links like that as it thinks its from a spam-bot]
For stats see here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1E6EFjS72hnrWB3tfrPpY3aKMmZBAmFLxtk9po_8uNsY/viewanalytics
[Note: The link above is NOT a spam link, even though it appears to look like one]
!We tend to ignore curator requests, since you don't need to be a curator to report spam¡
(Note: Please only report spam in this studio made by spam-bots and not real users. Reporting spam by real users and not spam-bots is considered "naming and shaming".)
!Please always report the spam first before posting here¡
===SPAMMERS AFTER EMAIL CONFIRMATION UPDATE===
Unforunately we are still seeing spam posts in the forums even after the email confirmation update rolled in. While they may look like spam-bots, they are actually run by real people that have an interest in spamming the website with their messages.
This studio is not controlled by the Scratch Team, and members of the studio are just normal Scratchers. The ST have nothing to do with this studio's making.
However we kindly received some helpful tips from @Paddle2See
Spam is becoming a BIG problem for Scratch. Back in the summer of 2014 we have had massive spam attacks, with whole forum pages being hit! The spammers are even having a go at programming! One created a project advertising gambling! For more spam info, go here: http://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/20824/
=====WHAT DO WE DO?====
The Anti-Spam Scratchers Group (or ASSG for short) will look out for spam (while doing normal Scratching) and report it. This way moderators can bin the spam more quickly, as they won't have to search the forums for it.
==How do I find Spam-Bots?==
A very useful way to finding spam topics is through the "Show Unanswered Posts" section. Spam topics usually have no replies which makes it easier to find in that section.
Another way to find spam is to use the search tool to find popular spam topics (for example, "Watch and Download XXXX online", Download XXXX, Visit XXXX).
Spam-bots can also make projects, comments and studios, but they usually target the forums.
According to the records in the comments, spam-bots seem to target the Project Ideas forum the most. They mostly make spam links using the [url] tag.
==What if a spammer makes multiple posts?==
Just report one of the posts made by the spam-bot - the Scratch Team has a one-click feature that can delete all the posts of a spam-bot when they get to the report.
=========CAN I JOIN?======
We tend to ignore curator/joining requests. You can only become curator if invited by a member. You can only become a manager when you have reported some spam. It's just to make sure that you don't grief/troll the studio! However, you may still report spam without being a curator or manager.
====UNSURE OF SPAM?====
Please ask us and we shall reply soon. Report what you think is spam, and if you were wrong just tell the ST. They won't mind if you were trying to do the right thing!
By joining this studio, it does not make you better that other Scratchers. You shall only become a manager if you are trusted. Do not add random Scratchers, only add ones you trust. ASSG is to discuss spam levels and report it. Please do not change anything, else you shall be removed.