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16/06/2012 at 12:49

<Tugs forelock before the supermoderator>

Did you delete the "watch some football match tonight" thread on Clubhouse earlier on? By Zhang Wee or some name like that?

Cos it weren't spam, it were a joke.

Tsk. You just can't get the staff these days.

16/06/2012 at 12:56

This is the trouble, you can't judge a thread by the title.

M...eldy    pirate
16/06/2012 at 13:01

No I didnt ... I saw it and left it

;-)

kittenkat    pirate
16/06/2012 at 13:04

Here lies a potential problem which also happened in the USA, no one knows who deletes what and so when a mistake was made no-one owned up or knew who it was. I think that probably also contributed to going back to non user moderation.

Now if I wanted to watch some football where should I go?

16/06/2012 at 13:13

if you set up a thread that looks similar to the 1000s of spam threads, and have a username like "Zhang Wee" that looks like the 1000s of spam accounts, then it deserves to be deleted.

and isn't a problem at all.

kittenkat    pirate
16/06/2012 at 13:15
Stevie G . wrote (see)

if you set up a thread that looks similar to the 1000s of spam threads, and have a username like "Zhang Wee" that looks like the 1000s of spam accounts, then it deserves to be deleted.

and isn't a problem at all.

Yes LET'S make the forum humourless, that's a great idea!

16/06/2012 at 13:23
Stevie G . wrote (see)

if you set up a thread that looks similar to the 1000s of spam threads, and have a username like "Zhang Wee" that looks like the 1000s of spam accounts, then it deserves to be deleted.

and isn't a problem at all.

I wouldn't say it deserves to be deleted. If I had seen it I would have known it wasn't spam because I recognise the username.  I doubt I would have found it very funny judging by that user's previous efforts but that's a matter of opinion.

I do think it's disingenuous to pick up on this as an example of why user mod spam-deletion powers shouldn't be granted, as if it points towards some fundamental problem of abuse of power.

16/06/2012 at 13:24

Yep, guilt by profiling.  The Police used to do this with ethnicity.  That worked well for them.

Who Watches the Watchmen?  "Paranoid" rant etc ............

*keeps "told you so" card for anther day*

16/06/2012 at 13:34
Gosh, what a drama....

Anyone would think that Zhang Wee (is that right?) started the spoof spam thread to deliberately stimulate this debate and that Zhang Wee is, in fact, the alter ego of an existing forumite.

Crikey.
16/06/2012 at 13:34

In fact Stevie, you may want to edit what you put. I'm sure you weren't saying "well, he sounds a bit foreign so deserves what he gets", but that's what it sounds like.

Blisters    pirate
16/06/2012 at 13:36

Ooooh, have we got user moderation now?

kittenkat    pirate
16/06/2012 at 13:37
M..ouse wrote (see)
Gosh, what a drama....

Anyone would think that Zhang Wee (is that right?) started the spoof spam thread to deliberately stimulate this debate and that Zhang Wee is, in fact, the alter ego of an existing forumite.

Crikey.

tee hee, I love conspiracy theories and live streaming of footy....

16/06/2012 at 13:40
Badly Drawn Bloke wrote (see)

In fact Stevie, you may want to edit what you put. I'm sure you weren't saying "well, he sounds a bit foreign so deserves what he gets", but that's what it sounds like.

That thought really didn't occur to me at all.  The way I read it, Stevie G was merely saying that someone posted something which looked exactly like the sort of spam we've been receiving recently, even down to the username.  It just happens that 99% of it is coming from China.

As stated above, I don't think such a post deserves to be deleted, but it might explain the mistake.  What I don't see is any connection with the average post written by any known user which people might find objectionable in some way, but could not be mistaken for spam - which is clearly not the domain of the spam-removal empowered user mods.

16/06/2012 at 13:41
Ah ha! I knew it.

It's you!!!!!

Kittenkat

[insert dramatic music and close up shot]

Are you.... Zhang Wee.....?
kittenkat    pirate
16/06/2012 at 13:42

Well I've got a dick but erm.... No!

16/06/2012 at 13:43
Muttley wrote (see)

<Tugs forelock before the supermoderator>

Did you delete the "watch some football match tonight" thread on Clubhouse earlier on? By Zhang Wee or some name like that?

 

 

No, that was me.

Muttley wrote (see)

 

 

Cos it weren't spam, it were a joke.

 

Thought as much, but by that time, it was too late.

Muttley wrote (see)

 

Tsk. You just can't get the staff these days.


You're probably right.


 

 

16/06/2012 at 13:43

M...ouse, I think you want one of these...

Lee the Pea    pirate
16/06/2012 at 13:46
Yeah i always assumed Zhang Wee is an existing forumite who is 'trying' to mix things up. Maybe i'm wrong, and it isn't someone we know, but if it is, i just think it is pretty sad.
16/06/2012 at 13:46
PhilPub, that's perfect. Thank you.

Kk - but how do we know if Zhang Wee is male or female?

Pam pam pammmmmmm!!!
M...eldy    pirate
16/06/2012 at 13:47

I just like a thread with my name at the top  

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