What the ****'s this, subliminal spam and promotion?

asked 2018-10-09 06:47:43 -0500

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updated 2018-10-09 07:34:32 -0500

Atention Mod/Admin

I've seen this post for weeks and question waiting for aproval with this kind of answer, What kind of subliminal publicity and spam is this? inside then...

what kind of help is this?

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see user lenovosupport and link to other pages with phone number...

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Regards.,

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Looks like the spambots found out how to comment on ask.fedoraproject.org. I have seen this in other forums too.

genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2018-10-09 09:53:12 -0500 )edit

As a moderator, I've let them through if and only if they seem relevant to the question. It's hard to say, sometimes, if it's spam or not and when to let a post through. Suggestions?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-10-09 11:17:10 -0500 )edit

if it contains web links or phone numbers to paid support, then I would consider that spam.

steveebey73742 gravatar imagesteveebey73742 ( 2018-10-09 13:27:48 -0500 )edit

I started out like that too, but I've gotten less strict. If the question's about getting a printer to work, offering a link to OEM support may be appropriate. Of course, if the comment/answer is posted by somebody who's username or email address makes it clear they work for the printer's company, that's different. If we're going to ban all such posts as spam, we need to make it plain to all posters that such links are forbidden.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-10-09 13:58:33 -0500 )edit

All spam and scam! I’m not a moderator but I have even deleted such posts in the past. This site is not meant for advertising any commercial services.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-10-09 14:30:59 -0500 )edit