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Posted: 23 July 2010 06:18 PM   [ Ignore ]
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roughly how many members sign up daily just to promote some BS unrelated to this forum?  I saw one selling stereo speakers.

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Posted: 23 July 2010 10:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It varies, but a fair number.  However, the three moderators and the administrator are pretty vigilant so they disappear quite quickly.

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Posted: 23 July 2010 11:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Chudwick - 23 July 2010 06:18 PM

roughly how many members sign up daily just to promote some BS unrelated to this forum?  I saw one selling stereo speakers.

Yep, it all depends on how fast we can catch them. We get LOTS of spam account signups daily, but the vast majority don’t survive much beyond the signup process. Only a very small percentage ends up posting something here.

Then there are some posts that are in the grey area of spam, where we end up having to figure out what to do ...

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