We’re making two new adjustments in our moderation policy, to address the giveaway spam
First, we’ll start treating undue repetitions like any other infraction; until now it was just “delete & forget”
, but many simply kept going –they get the points even if it’s deleted afterwards, right? In fact they should
care, since each removal worsens their G+ spammer rating; but they either don’t know this or don’t care. Well then, now we’ll start banning the repeating offenders
, just as with any other infraction –because it is.
Second, we no longer allow giveaway codes
. Alas, such posts were never allowed as anything else than informative, but so far we kinda “looked the other way” if they happened to include the OP’s own participating code so he’d get clicking benefits; but this, too, obviously encourages widespread dismissal of the rules. So, like many other things, abusing our patience has forced our hand. The community isn’t for you to get points at our expense
: if you want to participate in a giveaway, do it in your own profile
We’ll allow posts about giveaways as usual (within the “no redundancy”
limits) as long as they don’t include such codes
or, in any other way, comply with the giveaway requisites. Those that do will be deleted –and insistence will, as stated, incur a ban.
The complete community rules post is here: https://goo.gl/KF0XUd