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GeneralMember 15358307 is a spammer Pin
PIEBALDconsult14-Sep-21 12:50
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Richard Deeming14-Sep-21 21:14
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jeron114-Sep-21 10:08
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Member 1535824114-Sep-21 12:52
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jeron114-Sep-21 13:36
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GeneralExplanation Pin
Nelek14-Sep-21 19:59
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Member 1535824116-Sep-21 21:13
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Chris Maunder15-Sep-21 3:32
cofounderChris Maunder15-Sep-21 3:32 
Hi Solomon

Your point about a suspension period is fair. Let me add to Nelek's excellent explanation a little.

We get a lot of spam. A lot. As in: hundreds of thousands of accounts getting created by spam operators that we then have to clean up and remove. Over the years they've changed their tactics, and with the rise of Content Marketing we're seeing a blurring between outright spam and content providers posting answers to questions solely for the purpose of inserting links into posts. Yes, information is provided, but if you forbid the links in the posts would that person have posted in the first place?

Your posts, intentionally or not, fit the profile of content spam. The only two posts your made included links that pointed back to your own site. As such they were flagged and your account marked because we see this constantly. We do not have the time or energy to contact every spammer or potential spammer and have a conversation because almost 100% of the time the account that posted the content has no interest in a conversation. They post, they move on.

We, collectively, have been trained to understand that a spammer will spam and move on and will not respond to our "excuse me but could we ask you to tone down the self-referencing posts please?" messages.

You've reached out to us which means you're a real person. I'm happy to be able to have an actual conversation, and would offer our apologies but would also ask you respect our experience with spam over the years.

So: if the links in your post were removed would you still wish to post your messages?
cheers
Chris Maunder

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Nelek16-Sep-21 14:53
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Chris Maunder17-Sep-21 4:07
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Nelek19-Sep-21 8:42
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Solomon Rutzky28-Sep-21 8:17
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Nelek28-Sep-21 9:28
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Chris Maunder28-Sep-21 8:15
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Solomon Rutzky28-Sep-21 8:29
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OriginalGriff14-Sep-21 5:21
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jeron114-Sep-21 5:47
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OriginalGriff14-Sep-21 5:20
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jeron114-Sep-21 5:46
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