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Thread: Spammers and timewasters

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    Aw I missed them, nothing like a bit of spam for breakfast!
    Is there a point? Is it always to eventually post a link or is just time wasting? Given the more contrived spam going about such as the PayPal purchases these always seem a bit lame

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    They were all replies to ancient threads, but the one I opened was at least relevant to the subject, i.e. gemstones. Had they stuck to one or two, they might have been accepted.

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    So, going back to my question - why don't we pay a very small fee, as surely this would eradicate all the spammers ?
    Jules

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petal View Post
    So, going back to my question - why don't we pay a very small fee, as surely this would eradicate all the spammers ?
    That's not what forums are about

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    Quite apart from putting off huge numbers of visitors, the administration involved would be mind-bogglingly complicated - and that's before you start thinking about international conversions, taxes, databases and more.

    Spammers are a way of life on most forums - I think Peter does a fantastic job of keeping them under control, single handed now for many years since all our other mods and admins fell by the wayside, and whilst I'd happily contribute to a thank you to him for that at a personal level, Cookson's already get most of my money...

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    Even if we proposed using SpamOff it would take months of health and safety checks before we got permission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by china View Post
    That's not what forums are about
    Some are, some ask for a payment for upkeep in return for increased features (access to sales, that kind of thing).
    Remembering that this is Cooksons' forum, and they call the shots - the primary purpose is for its customers to use.

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