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daved7637397
7228 posts Member
edited November 2017
When these threads show up, everyone click on the little flag in the corner. If 5 people mark it as spam it gets removed and sent to the moderators.

Edit: Aside from flagging, if you see one of these threads can you post a link to the users profile here for the moderators. This will help them deal with the offender more efficiently! Thanks!

Report any spammer first. Add a link to the profile of the spammer to this thread.
Flag each thread as follows:
Tap the 'flag' at the bottom of the post
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then tap 'spam'
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  • :+1: Thanks for the info. @daved7637397 :smile:
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  • Muhsterino
    4132 posts Member
    Bump. I have flagged the 3 posts on here so far, can everyone do the same. Thanks.
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  • adruralo
    3275 posts Member
    edited June 2017
    Just flagged one other as the 5th person and now disappeared.
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  • adruralo wrote: »
    Just flagged one other as the 5th person and now disappeared.

    I did the same thing yesterday, which is what inspired me to start this thread
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  • MorningTimeCloud
    699 posts Senior Moderator
    Thanks for flagging. Poster in question has been doubt with. It basically just hides it from the public view and goes into a spam queue and allows any mod to approve or remove it. Most of it usually gets caught automatically at least.
    - MorningTimeCloud, Senior EA Forum Moderator & Game Changer. Volunteer, not an EA employee.
  • spritals148
    1826 posts Member
    edited June 2017
    Flagged as well. First time, but now I know I have the power MUWAHAHAHA >:) >:) >:)
    :D
    @MorningTimeCloud Thank you. You mods must feel like babysitters sometimes. Or trash collectors :D
    Thanks to our mods for volunteering for us.
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  • anaquarind
    1492 posts Member
    When these threads show up, everyone click on the little flag in the corner. If 5 people mark it as spam it gets removed and sent to the moderators.

    Not sure this works. I keep marking you as spam but you keep telling me to cram it with walnuts and getting in the way of my get-rich-quick schemes! :o
    Always looking to add active forum members! But please PM me first.
  • anaquarind wrote: »
    When these threads show up, everyone click on the little flag in the corner. If 5 people mark it as spam it gets removed and sent to the moderators.

    Not sure this works. I keep marking you as spam but you keep telling me to cram it with walnuts and getting in the way of my get-rich-quick schemes! :o
    We all know @daved7637397 is an enigma >:)
    Nothing as loud as the silentmiaow.
  • anaquarind wrote: »
    When these threads show up, everyone click on the little flag in the corner. If 5 people mark it as spam it gets removed and sent to the moderators.

    Not sure this works. I keep marking you as spam but you keep telling me to cram it with walnuts and getting in the way of my get-rich-quick schemes! :o
    We all know @daved7637397 is an enigma >:)

    Ive been called quite a few things over the years, but thats a first!

    @anaquarind if you would lay off my prince there wouldnt be any need for that.
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  • Muhsterino
    4132 posts Member
    Bump. 3 spam threads in friends could do with being flagged.
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  • Muhsterino wrote: »
    Bump. 3 spam threads in friends could do with being flagged.
    I flagged em.


  • 168sean168
    3131 posts Member
    I removed three Chinese Spams today, being the fifth flagger
  • johncolombo
    11005 posts Senior Moderator
    168sean168 wrote: »
    I removed three Chinese Spams today, being the fifth flagger

    Hey guys, I'm glad you're able to flag these posts and remove them but maybe message a mod so we can find the the thread and remove the user. When you flag it, it doesn't remove the user leaving them free to spam again. I was looking for the flagged thread and it took me a while to find it. For some random things I suppose you wouldn't need to contact us but this bot is perpetual. Even leaving a link to the user's profile here would be helpful. Thanks!
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  • johncolombo
    11005 posts Senior Moderator
    edited June 2017
    When these threads show up, everyone click on the little flag in the corner. If 5 people mark it as spam it gets removed and sent to the moderators.

    I read this somewhere else, I can't remember who said it first, so thanks to whoever it was. I just did it to the most recent Chinese threads and they disappeared.

    it doesn't get sent to the moderators, it just places it elsewhere out of sight. If someone reports it we can see it easier.
    ;-)
    Volunteer EA Forum Senior Moderator/Hero EA Answers HQ
  • When these threads show up, everyone click on the little flag in the corner. If 5 people mark it as spam it gets removed and sent to the moderators.

    I read this somewhere else, I can't remember who said it first, so thanks to whoever it was. I just did it to the most recent Chinese threads and they disappeared.

    it doesn't get sent to the moderators, it just places it elsewhere out of sight. If someone reports it we can see it easier.
    ;-)

    I didnt know that. When you are the 5th person to flag it as spam a message comes up telling you it was sent to moderation for review, thats what i was going by. Thanks for letting me know
    I do not accept unsolicited friend requests! PM me and say hi first.
  • johncolombo
    11005 posts Senior Moderator
    edited June 2017
    When these threads show up, everyone click on the little flag in the corner. If 5 people mark it as spam it gets removed and sent to the moderators.

    I read this somewhere else, I can't remember who said it first, so thanks to whoever it was. I just did it to the most recent Chinese threads and they disappeared.

    it doesn't get sent to the moderators, it just places it elsewhere out of sight. If someone reports it we can see it easier.
    ;-)

    I didnt know that. When you are the 5th person to flag it as spam a message comes up telling you it was sent to moderation for review, thats what i was going by. Thanks for letting me know

    yeah it goes into a log. It's a very busy log. But we don't get a notification and the log has become a bit unreadable without a lot of work. It's all good though.
    Volunteer EA Forum Senior Moderator/Hero EA Answers HQ
  • So would it be best to send you (or another moderator) a pm? What info would be most useful?
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  • johncolombo
    11005 posts Senior Moderator
    edited June 2017
    user profile link and thanks!
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  • No problem I think its safe to say that we just want to help make this nonsense go away. I will add what you asked for to my OP!
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