Advertise-ible?

I have an rss feed from -ible to my reader.

I've noticed that there are lots of -ibles that seem like thinly veiled ads.  They talk about a secific 'brand' to solve a problem which I think makes the whole point of the site useless.

Is this just because the website can't screen it, is within the guidelines or is a revenue stream for the site.

I'm fine with anything, just as long as I can expect as such.

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Edit: The problem would be solved by Lemonie's suggestion of using volunteers to deal with the queue, but for some reason that doesn't seem to ever be an option.
They've got the volunteers (waves).

(It's a shame you don't read the recent projects any more - they are kind of the point of the site.)
Yes, I know - it's not a dearth of volunteers, but for some reason they are reluctant to use them in that way. >shrug< Whatever.

(Eh. I'll click on something that catches my eye on the front page once in awhile, but not that often. Part (though not all) of it is that making physical stuff, for the most part, isn't important at all to me right now - certainly not for the sake of it; I make things if necessary but not for any inherent joy in it.)
I make almost none of the projects I read, but I just enjoy reading them. My own recent prolificness has hit a small snag - somebody gave me a job, and now I don't have the time.
lemonie6 years ago
It's all page-hits, they've never been overly bothered...

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Kiteman lemonie6 years ago
It depends - when I'm not working, I catch a lot of spam 'ibles that are posted, whilst HQ sleeps ("How to buy cheap Ugg boots" etc), but they could easily have made it into the RSS feed before I flag them for removal.
lemonie Kiteman6 years ago
The topic was on the subject of "thinly veiled ads" (like reposts from/to blogs, YouTube etc.) - I reason that this isn't a spam question because spam would have been mentioned if it was.

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Kiteman lemonie6 years ago
I know what he means, but, since he's reading the RSS, he's probably getting more of the actual spam than survives, which might skew his view.
lemonie Kiteman6 years ago
Oh dear, do you think someone should take spam more seriously then?

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Kiteman lemonie6 years ago
It's being taken as seriously as possible - CT member flags remove spam immediately - but the only way to completely stop human-typed spam projects hitting the lists would be to filter every project manually.

I think the majority of members prefer seeing the occasional spam to having to wait hours or days before their work gets seen.
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