Since I'm certainly the most active moderator on these forums, here's how I'd like you to report SPAM posts from now on. IF a Mongoose staffer says different, that's fine, do that but in the meantime here's how I'd like it done.
1) Do NOT PM me directly, I do not want or need 7 PMs all telling me about the same SPAM post.
2) Do NOT post on the SPAM thread itself, other than to say you have reported it which you should do using one of the methods I will outline below. Posting on the thread only draws needless attention to it.
3) Please make a post on THIS thread detailing specifically where the SPAM thread is by any of the following methods:
i) A direct link to the SPAM post in question, this can only be done if you're accessing the forums directly rather than through the the 'frame' method from the main site.
ii) A direct link to the SPAM thread in question, again only possible with direct forum access
iii) The user ID of the SPAM poster, this is the best way if you do not want to click on a suspect thread, it's easy to find this way, not as easy as the above but pretty good.
iv) Failing all of the above, post the area of the forum the SPAM is in AND the thread name, each area of the forum is quite large and the thread title will greatly speed things up.
The following are methods of how NOT to report a SPAM thread.
a) Posting on the SPAM thread asking for it to be deleted and taking no other action.
b) Posting on the SPAM thread other than to say it has been reported, which you should do via this thread.
c) Sending me a PM with the title 'porn' and a 2 word message saying 'remove it'. No names, no pack drill but you know who you are
d) Pl,ease try to give me all the information from one of the methods of how TO post about a SPAM thread. Just telling me the forum area, leaves a lot of ground to cover.
If someone has posted on the SPAM thread to say it has been reported, please leave the thread alone, unless after some time has passed there is no eveidence of it being reported here.
Please allow some time time for reports to be added, post lag is a pain and can be up to a few minutes even at the best of times.
Most importantly, the forums are modded by one volunteer, me, and any Mongoose staffer with admin rights. I do not provide a 24/7 service, but I will try to deal with the posts next time I'm on. I do also have the occasional weekend away from the internet, like today and yesterday, but I did advise Matt in person of the situation in Birmingham yesterday, when this all seemed to flare up.
Once I've deleted a SPAM post that's been reported here, I'll try to delete the reporting post to keep things tidy.
Overworked and not even paid.
I'll live forever, heaven won't let me in and hell's afraid I'll take over!!!