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Report Spam Here

PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:00 pm
by zee
As Alan and others have pointed out, it wasn't always obvious where to report spam, so I have created a place for it in this new topic in a new forum.

Re: Report Spam Here

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:47 am
by Chris P

Re: Report Spam Here

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:09 am
by DavidM

Re: Report Spam Here

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:12 am
by zee
Thanks David and Chris. chiben16 and all posts now deleted.

Re: Report Spam Here

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:48 pm
by john poole
hebei.china.wedding - several posts today.

Re: Report Spam Here

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:29 pm
by zee
Thanks John. Deleted user and all posts.

Re: Report Spam Here

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 8:05 am
by AndyM
Zee, a poster called Madame2 is splurging lots of PR-speak in various threads - the Hindi Zahra & Angelique Kidjo ones for example.

Re: Report Spam Here

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 9:57 am
by David Flower
if I'm not mistaken that will be Clem , now promoting both those artists. Is promo spam?

Re: Report Spam Here

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 10:40 am
by AndyM
It's spam when it's so repetitive & disguises itself as something else. A single promotional comment about an artist is one thing, but these have been excessive.

Re: Report Spam Here

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 11:56 am
by David Flower
i agree 6 posts on 1 gig is a bit excessive, maybe Zee should write a gentle protocol note. But mention of shows once or twice I think is acceptable (as someone who does it!) as with DJ nights, Chilli Fried etc, who also make good use of the site

Re: Report Spam Here

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 12:09 pm
by zee
Ok , I'll do that later when I get home.

Re: Report Spam Here

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 12:18 pm
by AndyM
Proportion would be good. And not masquerading as a non-PR person would be even better.

Re: Report Spam Here

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 7:24 pm
by jackdaw version
I think it's pretty obviously PR so wouldn't attach the "masquerading" word to it. But it does seem a bit close to all this ghastly "social media" mania with its fake friends, etc.

Ultimately, I think it's the sort of thing that hoists itself on its own petard. Like now we all know that it's PR (and rather inept at that), we're not going to give it much credibility.

Honestly, though, it doesn't bother me that much and the line between promoting your shows (or your employer's shows), etc. and over promoting whatever seems to me to be very, very fine. I'd rather that communication was kept as open as possible rather than restricted in any way. By now, we should all know how to ignore what bothers us online — unless it's a conversation about an important thing like musical taste. Genuine spam is a different beast.

Re: Report Spam Here

PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 9:53 pm
by jackdaw version
I thought a bit further about it and what concerns me is the danger of throwing the baby out with the bathwater (and the use of too many clichés).

Last year we had quite a few postings from Mr. Invisible System concerning his ethio-out-there project, Punt, and currently we've had a few from various directions about Yaaba Funk's Afrobeast — and, while the style of those postings is obviously different and preferable (to me at least), I'd hate to see some sort of quota system of how many posts on a given subject or project are permitted. And, if it just comes down to style, well, that's ultimately a bit subjective, isn't it?

I say just ignore the excessive zeal of Madame2. Or give her the very gentlest of direction like a tip to this topic. I'm sure she'll learn the ropes soon enough.

Re: Report Spam Here

PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 12:57 am
by Madame2
I appreciate the gentle protocol note from zee. Comments taken on board. Didn't mean to offend anyone or show 'excessive zeal'. As David Flower pointed out, I'm representing/promoting both artists and I thought the forum was a good place to advertise their shows. I'm not pretending to be a PR, I'm trying to make sure my artists get as much exposure as possible when they are in the country for a show and I also want to make sure their potential audience is aware of their London appearances.

I'll proceed with moderation in the future.

Clementine