priruss Posted December 27, 2013 Share Posted December 27, 2013 Note: Being posted in Announcements, there was no way for us "ordinary" users to weigh in on the topic at the place where it actually occurred, so I chose this venue to do so. Indeed, the item was the only pinned item that I saw that did not permit replies of any kind. If that was inappropriate of me, I will happily accept correction and will move or accept the movement of this discussion to wherever it IS appropriate. Executive Summary: In a nutshell, Wazoo's Announcement was a public spanking of a frustrated user who apparently used the PM functionality provided by Spamcop to contact other multiple users in a perhaps inappropriate attempt to get an answer to his or her question. The aforementioned user apparently had his or her PM privileges suspended for a couple of days as well. Full disclosure: I am not the publicly spanked user in question, nor do I know him or her from Adam or Eve. I do still have "reporting fuel" on the books and currently intend to acquire more as the need arises. Repeated readings of Wazoo's announcement left me asking several questions about how this matter was (or wasn't) handled: - Was an attempt made by Wazoo or anybody else to actually answer the user's question in that or any other venue? If so, a link to that attempt would have been usefully deployed in the Announcement. - Is there a stated and codified limit on the number of PMs that an individual user may send over (X) amount of time? Again, this is information that would have been useful in the Announcement. - The spanked user referenced his or her attempts to receive an answer to his or her question being thwarted by "smug" and apparently unhelpful replies by other Spamcop users. Did this actually occur? If so, is such behavior permitted, and were these users disciplined as well? Remembering back when I was a new user, I can confirm that the way that the FAQs and forum topics are laid out can be utterly baffling and really do constitute a "wall of text" that only the bravest and most determined have a prayer of navigating successfully. This is not as much criticism as it is an acknowledgement that the topic of spam itself is complicated and can be "a maze of twisty little passages, all alike". Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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