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jeron114-Sep-21 13:36
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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
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Nelek16-Sep-21 14:53
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Member 1535824116-Sep-21 20:31
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Nelek16-Sep-21 21:16
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Member 1535824116-Sep-21 21:22
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Hello @Chris-Maun and thanks for replying. As I mentioned in my reply to Nelek, I was unaware of this new trend (i.e. "site driving") and did not mean to act in such a way as to mimic abusive behavior. I also was not aware of the scope / volume of the problem and understand your point about not being able to have personalized interactions with such a large number of accounts, especially if experience has shown such effort to mostly be wasted effort. It's your site and I do respect your rules and experience with dealing with those who are, unfortunately, spamming this site. I'm sure it's quite frustrating for you, but also for folks like me who then become collateral damage.

As I mentioned in my reply to @Nelek, the only thing that was really upsetting was the total lack of recourse. The email notifying me of my account termination didn't include a link for "if you feel this action is in error, please contact oops@codeproject .com" or something like that. And so I came back to this site looking for Help / FAQ info on "What to do if you feel that your account should not have been terminated" or something like that, but I couldn't find anything. I had to hunt around for a while before I found this forum.

The current system/process seems to assume that there are no mistakes, and though they may be rare, clearly they do happen. I completely understand not having the time to contact every spammer to have a conversation, but if they truly just post and move on, then is there any harm in proving an email address in the suspension email for someone to contact you in cases such as mine? If real spammers won't waste their time trying to justify their posts, then you will only be spending time on legit cases, right? And shouldn't there be some mention, in a publicly available page, of what to do if a person whose account has been terminated feels that the action was a mistake and/or is willing to clean things up and do better?


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

  1. In my most recent post (a few days ago now), absolutely yes. I was providing that link as a resource for people who have questions on that very specific topic, but that was for other questions they might have, not so much for the current question. So, while I believe my placing the link there was done in good faith, I do understand the rules and perception of such actions, and will remove the link, and would have still posted that comment without the link had I been aware of this.
     
  2. In my older post, I will certainly remove the link if that is your desire. But, I just want to say that in that particular case, I feel that the link to my blog post is highly relevant to the topic and adds value as it contains additional information on the topic of that article. It's a link to a single post that is on-topic and not a link to a site with a collection of related info and links. So yes, I would still post that comment even if I was not able to include that link. But, I do feel that that particular link in that particular context does add value for readers. Your call on that one.
     
  3. I have several links in my signature. Are those a problem as well? If so, can I move those to my profile?
 
Thanks again and take care,
Solomon...
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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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Solomon Rutzky28-Sep-21 8:00
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Chris Maunder28-Sep-21 8:15
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Solomon Rutzky28-Sep-21 8:29
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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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Richard Deeming14-Sep-21 5:29
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jeron114-Sep-21 5:46
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Richard Deeming14-Sep-21 3:54
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jeron114-Sep-21 5:39
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