EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
4/28/14 8:56 a.m.

Since the Feedback forum is no more, this will now be the thread for reporting canoes. Please post a link to the threads and the names of the spammers in this thread. Big thanks to everyone who takes the time to report Spammy McSpammers. Your help makes it easier for us to blow them out of the water!

You may also use this thread to request moderator assistance, such as updating a thread title or moving a thread to another forum, or to report forum violations. 

RexSeven
RexSeven UberDork
5/14/15 3:46 a.m.

A explanation on canoes for newbies:

With older GRM forum formats mods had to comb through threads for spammers, which took way too much time to do because of the number of spammers we got. There was no "report comment" button what like other boards have. The community helped out by flagging potential spammers with a key word, which the mods would then search the boards for. "Canoe" became the keyword to identify them. "Flounder" is a similar keyword we used for flamewars/flamebait/trolling... basically, Internet arguments gone out of control. Threads on religion, politics, and your favorite brand of penetrant/motor oil/etc. are particularly susceptible to becoming flounders.

Of course, canoe and flounder have become in-jokes. So are the filters for naughty words. You can figure those out by filter pwning yourself.

So if you find a spammer or someone who isn't playing nice with the community, please report them here. Mods don't actively go searching for every instance of the word 'canoe' anymore, so while its OK to reply to a spammer with 'canoe,' we may still not see it. Tattle on them here, and we'll make the decision on whether to banhammer them or not.

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
11/9/18 2:30 p.m.

I monitor registration to help squash spammers before they start, and scanning for suspect usernames and previous spammer names is my modus operandi, but since the 24 hour wait before new members can post has been lifted it is impossible to catch all of them. Thanks to everyone who takes the time to report in this thread! You are my heros!

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
1/16/19 8:44 a.m.

Tim, you should have moderator permissions. Are you seeing moderator tools at the top of the thread?

 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
1/16/19 8:50 a.m.

Got it. I'll get it figured out.

 

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Mod Squad
1/16/19 8:55 a.m.

that did it

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
1/16/19 8:57 a.m.

Great! 

For the first time, Sleepyhead's posting show "the red box of power"

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
1/16/19 11:35 a.m.

I have just completed the laborious task dwindling this previously 14 page thread down to just one.  

Thanks to all who have reported and keep the reporting coming.  We no longer need those old reports so I have deleted them.  

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Mod Squad
1/16/19 11:41 a.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

hey, I helped!

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