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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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lemonie4 years ago
It's all page-hits, they've never been overly bothered...

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Kiteman lemonie4 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 Kiteman4 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 lemonie4 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 Kiteman4 years ago
Oh dear, do you think someone should take spam more seriously then?

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Kiteman lemonie4 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.
lemonie Kiteman4 years ago
Filter every project manually is what you're doing if you flag things (even whilst HQ sleeps), you wouldn't not flag spam would you?
My suggestion years ago was to do this before they hit public view...

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Kiteman lemonie4 years ago
That's what I mean - if all the projects were backed-u,p waiting for human intervention before they see the light of day, it would take ages for projects to reach the general lists.

Instead, it takes a few minutes for spam to disappear.

There was a suggestion that new members be put on an automatic probation, with their new topics and projects being held for human OK, but I don't know if HQ heard it, since it was made in a slightly off-topic thread.
lemonie Kiteman4 years ago
If the statement "Instead, it takes a few minutes for spam to disappear." is true then by logical derivation the statement  "Instead, it takes a few minutes for non-spam to be published." is also true.

Alternatively: spam doesn't get backed-up waiting for human intervention before it is consigned to darkness, and it does not take ages for spam to be removed from the general lists.*

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*Excepting where flagging fails to work
Kiteman lemonie4 years ago
It's the difference in volume - there are dozens of decent projects for every spam.
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