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Frequent Contributor
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unknown subjects ...advertisements...???

hi,

i am observing some users (may be not) ....are advertsing..............and posting mails so many times...this is filling up my INDBOX,

please check with these users..

shintumeru

miste1

sports001..

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SAS Employee
Posts: 224

Re: unknown subjects ...advertisements...???

Posted in reply to allurai0412

Thank you for reporting this.  We have seen small amounts of spam in the past, but this weekend really presented a lot of it.  We are working diligently to find a way to prevent the spam before you (the community users) ever see it.

It helps us a lot when the users report abuses.  Please continue to use the communities and continue to let us know when you see behavior that we should address.

-Renee

Super User
Posts: 11,343

Re: unknown subjects ...advertisements...???

Posted in reply to reneeharper

Maybe time to add something like a SMITE button to a user profile page. If enough of the regular users smite them then their account is frozen and brought to Admin attention for appropriate action.

Or at least a Report to admin function somewhere.

SAS Employee
Posts: 232

Re: unknown subjects ...advertisements...???

We are still working on a way to prevent the posts from ever showing up because my goal is that they don't bother you guys at all.  Until then, I have added the ability for you to mark a post as spam.  Just look for the following in the Actions box on a post.  When you select it, the post will disappear and a record is written in the log.

spam.gif

Let me know what you think!

PROC Star
Posts: 426

Re: unknown subjects ...advertisements...???

Posted in reply to Community_Help

Thanks for providing this feature so the community can help keep the activity stream focused on real SAS related posts.

I've canned a few spam posts this morning and found it takes several clicks to mark a post as spam and then return to the activity view. Is there any way of making it a little quicker/easier so a post can be marked as spam with 1 click (or perhaps 2 with an are-you-sure prompt to avoid accidental clicks on real posts) without leaving the main activity view? Could you make "Spam" the default reason in the drop down list too? I imagine spam will be the most likely reason (for the moment at least). When the spam post has been done as a reply in an existing spam post, I also find I get a bit lost and am not sure which ones I've reported and which ones I haven't, so being able to flag them in the main activity view would help avoid this too.


I'm happy to spend a little time each day marking spam posts and the quicker it can be done for each post the more I can do in that time Smiley Happy

SAS Employee
Posts: 224

Re: unknown subjects ...advertisements...???

Posted in reply to PaulHomes

The honest answer is that I don't know if I can make those changes or not. I am using the feature 'as is'. I agree that your suggestions would make it much easier.  We'll certainly look into it.

Thanks so much for helping with the spammers!

PROC Star
Posts: 426

Re: unknown subjects ...advertisements...???

Posted in reply to reneeharper

Thanks for looking into it. I know how tricky and persistent those spammers can be.

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