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Mumsnet deleting complete threads when spammers appear

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1ris Wed 01-Mar-17 11:13:52

Spammers please fuck off. You must think we were all born yesterday. Your posts stand out a mile. You must be such bad business people that you desperately need to spam our site.

Mumsnet why are you deleting the whole thread rather than just the spamming losers?

DaughterDrowningInJunk Wed 01-Mar-17 11:17:19

There was a really innocuous thread about something like washing powder that was deleted recently for breaking talk guidelines and I wondered what could possibly have gone wrong on a thread like that. Now it makes sense!

1ris Wed 01-Mar-17 11:23:25

It's wrong to delete the whole thread as there is always good information on them. The spammers should realise that this is completely putting people off using their websites - it's having the opposite effect of what they want because we are so pissed off at them.

wowfudge Wed 01-Mar-17 12:19:00

It isn't wrong to delete the whole thread when the spammer has copied verbatim an old, genuine opening post in order to reply with a link to their product exactly 30 minutes later, or 35 minutes later as has been the MO this week. It isn't just the reply that is spam. The spammers start threads and reply on them.

specialsubject Wed 01-Mar-17 14:33:36

it is easy to spot when old threads all on the same subject get bumped up the list - a not-very-competent spammer is on the site.

Deleting old threads that are of limited use seems quite a good idea. However I doubt MN have the time to assess what is useful and what isn't.

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