Is it just me or does there seem to be excess forum spam lately?

kendra30752 kendra30752
For 2-3 days now I've been noticing many discussions with only one word and then a short question that's not much of a question (make sense?) and just today I've seen more than 6 of these all posted within minutes from each other and since the discussion ends as soon as it begind (meaning posters of the discussions aren't going back to them, but creating more) it seems super spammy. Maybe it's just me so I was wondering if I am the only one who's noticed? It just seems like A LOT of very typical questions that can be answered easily and they're all back to back.

So, is it just me?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Sorry Kendra, it's just you. I haven't seen anything that looked spammy.
I've noticed, I've noticed, I've noticed!
33
I will never tell.
I don't care.
2
Can I go back into hiding now?
2
other?
Total votes: 37 (37 voters)
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kendra30752 kendra30752
LOL "Begind" haha. I meant to say "begins" haha.
11/22/2011
Rossie Rossie
Yeah, I've noticed those posts also, it's been going on for a while now. I guess some people are trying to grab more Eden points before Black Friday?
11/22/2011
Kkay Kkay
I've noticed this a lot too. I'm not sure if it's spammy enough to flag the threads, but I am really starting to wish for an 'ignore' button that would allow me to ignore certain contributors that keep making these threads every day.
11/22/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Quote:
Originally posted by Kkay
I've noticed this a lot too. I'm not sure if it's spammy enough to flag the threads, but I am really starting to wish for an 'ignore' button that would allow me to ignore certain contributors that keep making these threads every day.
^THIS.

You know, I think if we did have this option the number of forum pages would reduce from over 600 to 150. Okay, maybe 200.
11/22/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I have noticed this, but I also wasn't sure on whether to mark them as spam. Although something you can do if you don't want to flag a bunch of threads is to make a list of them and email them to Kristi. That way she can investigate and make the final call without having to involve flags on things you're not sure on. If it's something that makes you raise your eyebrow, it's always best to let somebody know.
11/22/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
I've noticed too but I think it's hard to tell whether or not they truly want an answer to their question or not. I have replied to a few of them, but for the most part, I just skip over them.
11/22/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
I noticed this, too. I also assume it's people wanting points before Black Friday.

Some of them I ignore. Some I answer in an attempt to make them more like a real forum post and less like spam.
11/22/2011
toxie m toxie m
Quote:
Originally posted by Kkay
I've noticed this a lot too. I'm not sure if it's spammy enough to flag the threads, but I am really starting to wish for an 'ignore' button that would allow me to ignore certain contributors that keep making these threads every day.
I would adore an "ignore" button.
11/22/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
Quote:
Originally posted by toxie m
I would adore an "ignore" button.
An "ignore" button would be great. It would probably make administrators' jobs easier too.
11/22/2011
Missmarc Missmarc
I've noticed those too. I try to just not respond to those post.
11/22/2011
indiglo indiglo
Yeah, I've noticed also. I've been unclear on whether or not to flag them too. It's very frustrating, but I assume they're just point farming. I'll sometimes reply, but I usually just skip them, because I figure why waste more forum space with a reply.

An ignore button would be fantastic for those kinds of posts!
11/22/2011
js250 js250
I have noticed and only post answers if it could become a pertinent or interesting discussion. I try to salvage some interesting ones and feel others are just pointless.
11/22/2011
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
I've noticed.
I'll see the same questions over and over again.
11/22/2011
eeep eeep
I've noticed it a bit, but I tend to just ignore them.
11/22/2011
Kaltir Kaltir
I've noticed, but there have been times that I don't have time to keep up a conversation. So I post my question, and come back to it when I have more time on here. It gives people time to answer too.
11/22/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
It's been happening a lot for awhile now.
Although, it doesn't bother me so much now cause I stopped coming into the forum so much.
By the time I do pass by, most of the spam ones have been pushed way back.
11/22/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Ive noticed it too. Youll see the name of the person than 4 to 6 two or 3 word posts in a row. And most of them are really basic tv? movies? And theres a billion of the same questions asked all the time. It can be pretty annoying, I do agree an ignore button would be awesome. And its always people with no reviews or anything.
11/22/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I have noticed this, but I also wasn't sure on whether to mark them as spam. Although something you can do if you don't want to flag a bunch of threads is to make a list of them and email them to Kristi. That way she can investigate and ... More
That's a good idea, though I'm not nearly organised enough to do it!

Personally, I just skip those, or just treat those posts the way the original poster did.
11/23/2011
married with children married with children
been this way for months. you see the same people with 4 or 5 post right after each other, every day.
11/23/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Point farming much? :-/
11/24/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Wow, a couple of them figured out we were having double points. Look at all the new posts ...
12/06/2011
klyte klyte
I don't think it's any less of their right to spam the forums for points than it is anyone else's. I, for one, need more points so I can review more toys. I've used my toy this month and it was a complete dud and I've reviewed all the others I own. People spamming with things that don't belong in a particular forum or who just put polls up that aren't legit is one thing, but people gaining points and taking the time to create polls/discussions isn't anymore spam than this thread is.
12/06/2011
svalentine;) svalentine;)
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