a thread can be cazzed in no time, but a million spam threads remain?
One thread about a London Marathon place lasted about 10 minutes but dozens of spam threads, which we report and complain about, get left?
What's that all about then?
Its cause I reported it
I is lush innit
Or more precisley because there are people in the office at the moment, but there arent when the spammers are in!
I don't think it went quite the way the OP thought
Wilkie wrote (see)
There are still about 20 threads from this morning by anlis lgter full of the usual crap.
Has anyone reported them?
That wasn't the person I reported. I reported a Chinese lady called Alice.
I guess it's a case of "right time"... I still find the spam rather annoying.
I thought that the London Marathon thread wasnt too bad. We kindly gave them feedback about their request for sponsors and informed them politely that they were breaking T&C. It could have been because the author requested to have it deleted?
Damn, I miss an 'interesting' thread again!
I reported some of the anlis lgter threads... still there at the moment though.
Personally I think that spam threads should be nuked but everything else left.
For a variety of reasons.
It wasn't that interesting JF, just the usual request for runners who can raise £3K.
I asked what the charity did about runners who failed to meet the target, and the OP PM'd me saying that she wanted to close the thread and not post any more - I guess she got her wish.
I reported anlis lgter this morning, and via the 'contact us' link since the mods all seem to have disappeared.
Wilkie- this is what i wanted to post but the original thread was deleted too easily
I would think the OP would have asked for the thread to be deleted, whether or not you agree with any of the opinions for or against £3k for a London place, it was not reflecting well on the OP's charity and the very real and necessary work it must carry out.
How different from our hospice fundraisers who politely ask runners to do their best to raise an average of £1500 each across all the runners, organise bag packing and other activities, and have to turn away many hopeful runners each year as they can't get enough places.
Why do you assume that the money isn't going to the charity? And what's wrong with bag-packing? people volunteer they don't get paid for it.
That woman who started the thread, OK she's probably a bit naive trying to get £3k but she's probably on fuck all money doing full time hours for part time pay if she is anything like the fundraisers I've met.
Volunteers still cost the charity money. Maybe not in wages, but in expenses, facilities (unless they work from home) and training. I started a small, local charity a while ago and we initially said that all the money was going to go to the cause. Then reality struck and we had to pay rent, rates, expenses, VAT etc.
Most charities who provide charity places also provide support at London which isn't going to be completely free. I don't have a huge problem with that as it all helps to promote the work of the charity, but in some cases I think the costs don't justify the return.
So who is being naive to think people working for charities are on "fuck all money"? People running charities are earning 6 figure sums. No doubt to earn their salaries they are getting more agressive about making money move around to justify their wages.
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