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    Controversial .....

    Whats everyones take on useless posting ???? AKA spam

    I dont see the point in doing it all the time, if it does not contribute to the thread (especially technical ones) then it is just a waste of time and bandwidth IMO.

    Can be funny at times, but is it now an accepted part of Internet forums ??

    Views please ............

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    Is Red the answer ?

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    im becoming a spammer i think............what you reckon?










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    Soz...could'nt resist.

    I think it depends on how people use forums...
    e.g. Although Skippy posts a lot of spam, he's like that normally...just goes on and on.
    So to him its not spam..its conversation.

    The most blatent spam mostly happens when users are nearing post goals...e. 6,275.

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    does 1,000 posts count




    1,001 now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M40COO
    The most blatent spam mostly happens when users are nearing post goals...e. 6,275.
    Some people are to predictable sometimes .....

    With more and more people on here, it seems more and more posts are full of off topic 'coversation' we're all guilty of it, but at what point does it become a problem, if its not already .....

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    Imo spam is relative - sometimes it's just conversation between two/three people - it means something to them, but to the others it is pointless (and labeled spam).

    Most threads will go of topic after a point due to the question being answered within the first few posts, bur how many 'real' conversations do you have that stay on topic?? Very few I'd wager, they trangress, digress, diverge and slope off down a tangent. That's just how life is.

    I really don't think it's a problem on here (to that extent) - go on some other forums and it's endemic. I could point to some users on some forums that have vast post counts and have never added anything of worth to any thread. Now that's spamming

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    ive been told off today by mr coo ...and i promised i will be good now and not post naughty links anymore or useless ones at that! or ill get detention.

    seriously now,i understand what he said and its true some inc myself do go off topic....learnt my lesson today in the as world of rights and wrongs
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    ....another danger of high post counts, is that it suggests experience in forum subject.
    Which is not always the case.

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    I'm not saying either way is right or wrong, but is it

    A: Now accepted that it is part of the Internet Forum way of life ??
    B: A problem to others if they are not part of the original thread ??
    C: An overhead to the running of the site that could be minimised ??

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