Small PSA on post quality of late
There's been an insane amount of spam slipping through the net recently.
A polite reminder that this community is not a billboard for articles hawking diet pills, "lolz" videos, linking to blogs that do little more than repost other sites' content with no credit, etc.
As I don't have he inclination or patience to check out every link.
1. This group is a community not just a broadcast channel. It seems like most people don't get this. Please don't use this group as yet-another-place to "hit and run" a link to whatever blog post you've just written. Try to engender a debate, run polls, share tips and tricks, ask for help, interact with each other.
If you really must share a link to an article you've written PLEASE do more than paste the link: write a comment and frame the link with context, and make sure it's filled under the correct category. As harsh as it may seem I will ban those accounts — hint, hint betanews — that continue to flout this. You create work for me by not abiding by the rules. 100s of once-great communities have lost their value by being little more than a spam-attacked notice board.
2. Any post automatically flagged as spam and clearly off-topic / click hawking will be removed, and the poster banned.
It's simply too much effort for too little reward to manually check.
As it seems to be the same 5/6 accounts pushing the same ol' crud this won't have a big impact on most of us, and should solve the spam issue and clean up the noise.