Yes, delete the poster, but leave his posts (or at least that one) intact (but strip out any spam links, of course).Kim_Possible wrote:If the post is found to be a rip-off for the purpose of spamming, we do delete the offending post and ban the spammer, but if a good discussion is going as a result, we usually leave the resulting topic.
I agree that every link should be checked, but I don't have a problem with relevant commercial links. For example, if I'm running a board dedicated to Ford Mustangs, I wouldn't mind a person posting with a link to his auto parts store. If he never posted again, I might tell him that I was going to delete him, but if he remains a part of the community, I don't mind if he gets a little business by being helpful. Not all commercialism is spam.Popp Singh wrote:Every link should be looked at and if its in the slightest comercial the member should be banned imediately .
You would. It's not bad (well, except for the spelling, grammar and other technical details ), but it's not anything particularly insightful, either. It's just common sense.Popp Singh wrote:EDIT - Wow !! After rereading this post i think it should be post of the year ....
I suppose I am in favor of making spam illegal in theory, though I doubt very seriously that another law will accomplish anything.IanSn wrote:But I have a right to decide who gets to advertise on my patch.
Would it be unethical to take contracts out on spammers?Kim_Possible wrote:For me it is about as simple as . . .I suppose I am in favor of making spam illegal in theory, though I doubt very seriously that another law will accomplish anything.IanSn wrote:But I have a right to decide who gets to advertise on my patch.
I believe spam was covered in the 2003 Communications Act, although it's perfectly legal to spam businesses. Also, the UK laws would only cover spam coming from the UK, not to it. The majority of spam doesn't come from the UK, it comes from Asia (I believe), which doesn't have specific laws governing spam, an if it does they're not enforced as effectively as they are here.IanSn wrote:Here in UK I think spamming was actually made illegal, some time ago. (Not sure what the legislation actually was or what specific activities it applied to. Be interesting to look that up.)
Pointless really. Its hard to define and there are no country borders on the internet...
I wouldn't be surprised to find that the money from spam ultimately makes it way back to the US, but my personal experience has been that SPAM rarely comes directly from the US./a3 wrote:I thought most of the world's spam came from the USA?