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  • Latest Post - ‏2014-01-19T21:34:16Z by john.holtman
Jean_Anderson
Jean_Anderson
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Pinned topic How to delete spam from a forum and prevent the spammer from posting?

‏2009-11-26T20:14:48Z |
Hi, all,

A "kuberentp7" posted spam to the IBM Mashup Center forum today:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=311201&# 38;tstart=0

Is there a way for us to request that a spammer be blocked? Is there a way for us to request that the spam be deleted from the forum?

thanks,

-jean
Updated on 2009-11-27T16:55:41Z at 2009-11-27T16:55:41Z by Jean_Anderson
  • amidewar
    amidewar
    126 Posts

    Re: How to delete spam from a forum and prevent the spammer from posting?

    ‏2009-11-27T16:36:53Z  
    Thanks for bringing this to our attention Jean, we'll get someone to look into it right away.

    Ami
  • john.holtman
    john.holtman
    65 Posts

    Re: How to delete spam from a forum and prevent the spammer from posting?

    ‏2009-11-27T16:55:41Z  
    Spammer has been blocked and spam has been deleted. Thank you Jean for letting us know about this.

    -John
  • Jean_Anderson
    Jean_Anderson
    2 Posts

    Re: How to delete spam from a forum and prevent the spammer from posting?

    ‏2009-11-27T16:55:41Z  
    Spammer has been blocked and spam has been deleted. Thank you Jean for letting us know about this.

    -John
    Thanks for the quick responses and resolution!

    -jean
  • JerryG2
    JerryG2
    1 Post

    Re: How to delete spam from a forum and prevent the spammer from posting?

    ‏2014-01-16T22:54:20Z  

    But this doesn't answer Jean's question:

    Is there no way for a reader to flag a post as spam?

     

    Such as this:

    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/forums/html/topic?id=e0b113aa-c905-4212-8ccd-07cfb5a31875&ps=25

     

  • john.holtman
    john.holtman
    65 Posts

    Re: How to delete spam from a forum and prevent the spammer from posting?

    ‏2014-01-17T12:43:47Z  
    • JerryG2
    • ‏2014-01-16T22:54:20Z

    But this doesn't answer Jean's question:

    Is there no way for a reader to flag a post as spam?

     

    Such as this:

    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/forums/html/topic?id=e0b113aa-c905-4212-8ccd-07cfb5a31875&ps=25

     

    Hi Jerry,

    The best way is to submit a developerWorks Report Abuse form:
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/secure/report/
    You can find a link to the form in the footer area of all dW pages.

    Thanks for asking and pointing out the omission in my original response.

    -John

  • JAntley
    JAntley
    136 Posts

    Re: How to delete spam from a forum and prevent the spammer from posting?

    ‏2014-01-17T16:01:41Z  
    • JerryG2
    • ‏2014-01-16T22:54:20Z

    But this doesn't answer Jean's question:

    Is there no way for a reader to flag a post as spam?

     

    Such as this:

    https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/forums/html/topic?id=e0b113aa-c905-4212-8ccd-07cfb5a31875&ps=25

     

    We also have the ability to grant ownership privileges on individual forums.  To request consideration for a particular forum, send the URL of the forum and a justification to talk2dw@us.ibm.com.  Owners can move, edit, delete, pin/unpin, and lock/unlock topics.

  • john.holtman
    john.holtman
    65 Posts

    Re: How to delete spam from a forum and prevent the spammer from posting?

    ‏2014-01-19T21:34:16Z  
    • JAntley
    • ‏2014-01-17T16:01:41Z

    We also have the ability to grant ownership privileges on individual forums.  To request consideration for a particular forum, send the URL of the forum and a justification to talk2dw@us.ibm.com.  Owners can move, edit, delete, pin/unpin, and lock/unlock topics.

    Jeff,  That is very good to know. I would suggest putting this same info into a "pinned" post on this forum and the Report Abuse forum. Maybe even something on the Report Abuse form too.