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18/06/2012 at 20:39

A spam womble... lancing offending posts with a spam javelin...

18/06/2012 at 20:40
I was about to post: Spam Womble - best title, ever!
seren nos    pirate
18/06/2012 at 20:47

but neither do I...or are you just skim reading again........apart from spam............or are you counting spam........i'm confused

18/06/2012 at 20:51


Hope    pirate
18/06/2012 at 20:56
goldbeetle wrote (see)

I like Spam Womble that sounds a lot nicer

yeah... I think that's fab.

I've done all sorts of voluntary work over the years. If people are happy to do it it's fine by me.

 I don't *think* RW is locking anyone in a dimly lit room and forcing them to scour the internet until their fingers bleed.


seren nos    pirate
18/06/2012 at 20:57

she said reporting Spam............and i think this has been said a number of times.........but you keep going on about reporting threads...........i report spam.............never threads or posts.......( apart from once stated).( just to clarify for the jeremy kyle lie detector) stop worrying that the mods have been chosen as they go around the forums reporting anyone who says the F word or anyone who says something they don't like..................we were asked as we report spam...........and so now instead of reporting spam.we womble away the spam...........

Hope    pirate
18/06/2012 at 21:02

Seren. save your breath.

18/06/2012 at 21:05

I'm wondering which womble each one would be.


Meldy = Madame Cholet?

18/06/2012 at 21:12
Gertie wrote (see)


What I think concerns some people (and me) is that now that you've got a 'badge' people with pressurise you to deal with posts that aren't spam but offend them in some way.



The remit is clear.  All we've been asked to do is mark certain types of post as spam, this hides them from the forum view so that people can log in and use the forum as they'd expect.

The types of spam are:

  1. Chinese spammers selling fake goods.
  2. Gif files containing copies of previous posts with a gif file added at the end.
  3. People using the forum to sell items or services not related to running or linking to escort services.

It's nothing to do with threads / posts deemed offensive - if anyone thinks it is, then I'll just point them politely in the direction of RW Towers. 

Spam Womble sounds good to me - forget the badge, we could wear the costume.




Edited: 18/06/2012 at 21:14
Lee the Pea    pirate
18/06/2012 at 21:18

I think the spam wombles are a good idea.  I do think though that they're wasting their breath trying to explain what they've been asked to do, as some people are never going to just get over it and move on to something else.  Their remit seems abundantly clear to me, and I think if they're happy to do it, then fab.  

18/06/2012 at 21:20

I can't believe how much fuss is being made about this!

All they can do is hide obvious spam - what is wrong with that?  If they are happy to do it for free, why do others care?

People volunteer for all sorts of things - coaching kids at sports, visiting lonely people in hospital, teaching adults to read and write.  Should they not do so unless they are paid?

I guess the people fussing most are those who weren't asked!

18/06/2012 at 21:24

I like the idea of Meldy as Madame Cholet Spam Womble

18/06/2012 at 21:24
I wasn't even asked
18/06/2012 at 21:28

# Wombling underground, overground free

clearing up spam by Long Ding and Jung Ye #

Edited: 18/06/2012 at 21:33
Lee the Pea    pirate
18/06/2012 at 21:36


18/06/2012 at 22:08

I mean, there's a few of us wombles on here, it would have been so easy to ask us.

seren nos    pirate
18/06/2012 at 22:09

bear.........thank you for that ditti which is going around in my head

18/06/2012 at 22:12

loving spam wombles LOL

18/06/2012 at 22:36
Ye Olde Dragon wrote (see)

I've read this thread - and the other one and I just don't believe what I'm reading! 

There's been a lot of nonsense on the forum over the years but this takes the biscuit! 

There are other fora where there are clearly identified moderators - and they moderate to the nth degree, ensuring that posters follow the clear guidelines for posting. They also shift posts from one thread to another if it's more appropriate.


I tried making this point previously. The place is a mess; we don't just need moderators for getting rid of spam. Everything needs keeping tidy, eg. multiple threads on exactly the same subject, time after time. I'm sure this contributes to the search option being close to useless. The best forum I go on has some massive debates; everyone knows the score and users are often given cool off weeks/months from the mods. What are people really worried about, it's as if the people complaining have never used a public forum before....give your heads a shake.

cougie    pirate
18/06/2012 at 22:46

Blimey Mr Boat - just look at the kick off aboout deleting Spam. 

Imagine if someone were given the power to cull the 4987 threads on "can i race with an ipod" and the 2431 threads on "can my heart go higher than my max ?"


The world would surely end. 

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