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How To Report Spam

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by JanAtheCPA, Nov 7, 2020.

  1. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hey everyone -

    Spam. It's a constant and still-growing scourge upon the enjoyment and beneficial use of the internet by normal people.

    If a post doesn't seem quite right, go ahead and click on the Report button at the bottom of it.

    A moderator will be happy to take a look, and if it's determined to be legitimate, no harm done!

    Here's a weird but apparently common technique: someone signs up and immediately makes a rather bland and also slightly "off" post on a thread. The post is made to sound sympathetic and relatable - but it also misses the point re TMS. A short time later a second post appears, recommending a product or service, such as a dental clinic, or maybe a product like CBD, or even weirder stuff. I saw one today for plastic surgery. And of course there's a hyperlink, but who knows where it really goes.

    Just click on "Report". Chances are your instincts are perfectly good, and the user will be banned, and all content deleted.

    Lizzy, TG957, Baseball65 and 3 others like this.

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