CAF Posted February 9, 2006 Share Posted February 9, 2006 Recently off-topic messages have been posted to a group to which I have belonged for a few years. The postings are totally unrelated to the contents of the site and are annoying members. The postings are regarding dating and now US stock-exchange investment (we are in Australia!), to which members have replied requesting that these messages stop. The moderator of the group is no longer contactible, so complaints were made to Yahoo who host the garden group (on Yahoo Groups), but Yahoo were absolutely no use at all, other than telling members to start their own group. Consequently, members are leaving in droves. My question is this - do the dating and the investment postings constitute spam if posted to a group rather than an individual? Obviously their intention is to get a wider audience, and as many of us have group emails forwarded directly to our inboxes, we are getting this spam in our inboxes as well as on the website. The investment posting in particular has all the earmarks of spam with words spelled with a mixture of lowercase and uppercase characters as well as numbers instead of letters (0 for o). If this is spam, to whom do I report it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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