Why so long to delete spam/advertising posts?

Posted:
in Feedback edited January 2014
Just a suggestion, but perhaps the global mods could get together and schedule time to browse the forums and sticky threads once a day to delete the unnecessary posts?

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  • Reply 1 of 7
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,232moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpotOn View Post


    Just a suggestion, but perhaps the global mods could get together and schedule time to browse the forums and sticky threads once a day to delete the unnecessary posts?



    They get flushed at most every 24 hours. Reported spam is pretty much always removed quicker than that.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    spotonspoton Posts: 645member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marvin View Post


    They get flushed at most every 24 hours. Reported spam is pretty much always removed quicker than that.





    Here's one been around awhile, didn't report it but it's been missed.





    http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?t=109913







    Perhaps the problem is the signature and the user post count isn't included in the mods version of the post reviews?





    Then there are some (deleted) posts in the Sticky here



    http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?t=32364
  • Reply 3 of 7
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,232moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpotOn View Post


    Here's one been around awhile, didn't report it but it's been missed.



    If you report it though, it won't be missed.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpotOn View Post


    Then there are some (deleted) posts in the Sticky here



    http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?t=32364



    Those aren't spam posts, the user just deleted some of his own posts.
  • Reply 4 of 7
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marvin View Post


    If you report it though, it won't be missed.



    I keep reporting spam in general discussion that doesn't get removed.



    The only time it seems to get removed is if the spammer posts in another forum and the mod removes the user.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,232moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dcsimages View Post


    I keep reporting spam in general discussion that doesn't get removed.



    The only time it seems to get removed is if the spammer posts in another forum and the mod removes the user.



    We have different ways of checking. I usually find spammers when browsing the forums, others check their email notifications. They get removed daily either way.
  • Reply 6 of 7
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marvin View Post


    We have different ways of checking. I usually find spammers when browsing the forums, others check their email notifications. They get removed daily either way.



    Up for 5 days, reported twice



    http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?t=110516



    Up for 3 days



    http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?t=110622
  • Reply 7 of 7
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,232moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dcsimages View Post


    Up for 5 days, reported twice



    Sorry about that, must have missed the report somehow. It's gone now and another that was lying around. The reports usually do get checked and dealt with so keep reporting it until it's gone. Your efforts are appreciated.
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