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Old 11-20-2011, 04:04 PM   #1602523  /  #1
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he apparently joined yesterday for the purpose of advertising his new message board via PMs. I have suspended him for now. My gut says that it's ok to treat a new member who spams non-commercial PMs as their first act the same way we'd treat a commercial spambot, but I want to get your thoughts as to whether that's appropriate, or if a suspension makes more sense given that this is not a bot.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:24 PM   #1602554  /  #2
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He sent about 50 PMs before I suspended him.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:32 PM   #1602565  /  #3
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http://talkrational.org/showthread.php?t=44754 (a report, won't be visible to members.

he apparently joined yesterday for the purpose of advertising his new message board via PMs. I have suspended him for now. My gut says that it's ok to treat a new member who spams non-commercial PMs as their first act the same way we'd treat a commercial spambot, but I want to get your thoughts as to whether that's appropriate, or if a suspension makes more sense given that this is not a bot.
I agree with your gut.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:03 PM   #1602935  /  #4
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wow, 50. let the ban stand.

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Old 11-21-2011, 05:35 PM   #1604028  /  #5
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right now it's a 1 month suspension. I'm of two minds, really. If he had made a post about his forum it would have been a little eyebrow raising, but it was the quantity of reports and forwarded PMs that seemed kind of alarming. I thought he was going through all the active members or something.

Anyway. He's not taken my suggestion to start a thread in the reports forum to discuss his suspension, but is hanging around and reading the forum.

I'm thinking he's not likely to start up another PM campaign if we unsuspend him. If he does, there are remedies for that, including banning him.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:53 PM   #1604045  /  #6
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I didn't get a PM.

Ban him.
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:53 PM   #1604571  /  #7
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after some discussion with Ambrose in the report forum here, his suspension has been lifted.
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So, his frequency of posting his forum url has reached a spammy enough point of spamminess that it's time to tell him to knock it off. I'll move his member discussion thread back to the active reports forum and we can take it up there.
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