Hot answers tagged

36

Having just spent several minutes weed-whacking a bunch of similar posts from hopeful marketers trying to provide tool suggestions to people having problems, I can say that such tool-only posts are an invitation sign to a lot more. Every morning I have to deal with one to three such posts. Since you have the rep to see it, take a look at the deleted history ...


13

Please flag such posts as spam, and downvote them if you wish to get them off the front page faster, but please do not edit them. (This is also the current advice given network-wide.) Here is why: First, six spam flags from the community is sufficient to delete a post. But for a community member to know that something is spam, they have to be able to see ...


8

When in doubt, flag as "other" and add an explanation, especially in a case like that. When applicable, a link to another question with the same spammy pattern in the comments might be helpful as well as it will also notify non-mod users who can then start to close-vote.


7

The question is only about if IIS natively supports SFTP. Two answers clearly state this isn't the case, thus the question has been answered. Adding a third answer with just your list as an added bonus would be largely redundant in my view, but if you happen to come across a new or unanswered question like this, adding the link (with proper disclosure) ...


6

After applying minimal mod-hammer and locking only your answer, I had to lock the whole question since the spam edits started on another answer.


6

I've noticed these over the last month or so - I think (hope) it's just the spam tide coming in and they'll go back out the way they came soon. The short answer is "Yes, something automated can be done", but it requires a little extra work: If you see that these are from new accounts ping one of the mods and we can nuke the account. Statistics on spam nukes ...


5

I think there's a right way to answer a question like that Make sure you're representing yourself correctly - A lot of these spammers tend to use fake identities and countries to make themselves seem legit. And completely failing Make it clear how your product solves the problem precisely. If you're going to make a pitch make a pitch. A link only answer ...


5

Some general suggestions (then some comments on this specific case): Since the external site you're maintaining isn't commercial, it should be ok to post a link to it along with a note that you maintain the site and that it's not commercial. It is recommended (I'd say it's pretty much required) that you include an excerpt or summary here so that the ...


4

Use the "spam" flag when you're quite sure that neither the post nor the user account that posted it have any redeeming qualities whatsoever. The spam flag has side effects such as an automatic downvote, IP blacklisting, etc. So, while we do want to see spam flagged, please be reasonably sure that it is. If you aren't sure, then feel free to use the 'other' ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible