Can you also make it possible to mark the user, not their posts, as spam?
We've got someone coming in and putting spam in their user info now:
Quackquack is the best matchmaker site to chat, date and browse personals online. Register now and find perfect life partner from thousands of singles.
I can't mark them as a spammer because the tool is only available when they have posts on their post page.
As an aside, I just found a spammer (Hilarys) who clearly wrote their post manually, to suit the site. I could only tell it was spam because the link was to a site found in other forum spam.
If you reviewed that post I removed without reading this explanation, and didn't follow the link, you might be concerned that I had mis-marked the user. Would it be useful to keep a thread, or to have a comment box on the "mark as spammer" option, where I/we can explain why we marked them?
Or you could blindly trust that we're careful. But... doesn't seem like a great idea. ;)
Found a couple of old ones too:
There are probably more. That was just from a very simple google search of the site's user pages, which probably wasn't exhaustive, knowing google. Maybe do a db query on whatever backend you're using and look for "about" pages with links.
Spammers belong in the same hell as pedophiles and anyone who defrauds the elderly. For all I know, they're headed there anyway.
Another one today:
(just so that Felice doesn't feel the only one making some noise!) ;o)
Someone more versed in psychology than I am once told me there is a group of people whose impulsiveness is well off of the scale. Rather than just being foolishly tempted to buy the expensive treats in the checkout line at the supermarket, they will respond to each and every tempting stimulus immediately because it gives them a serotonin rush: "OMG LET'S TRY IT!"
The upshot of that is these people tend to click links, especially if the link literally prompts them to do so:
|Click HERE for Amazing!|
It's also the case that children, unwisely gifted with internet access before being gifted with actual wisdom, will click just about anything, much like the dysfunctional people from the first paragraph. If you can get a child to install malware, it can still log the keystrokes of the adults who use the same system for online banking.
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