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Fri Jan 19, 2018, 02:23 PM

Why are posters allowed to spam their own blogs with links back to it?

I'm sure you all know who I am talking about. A thread gets posted with a title that looks like you want to read it. You go to the thread and there is a link. Not to anything about thread title, but a link back to the poster's now website/blog/twittertwat/whatever where, presumably, what was suggested in the OP may be.

I have alerted as spam on this poster and they never seem to get hidden. Does that mean the DU community is okay with being spammed? How is this not against the TOS?

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Reply Why are posters allowed to spam their own blogs with links back to it? (Original post)
Stinky The Clown Jan 19 OP
Yonnie3 Jan 19 #1
SCantiGOP Jan 19 #2
left-of-center2012 Jan 19 #3
dixiegrrrrl Jan 19 #4
FSogol Jan 19 #5
demmiblue Jan 19 #6
FSogol Jan 19 #7
Phentex Jan 20 #8

Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 02:36 PM

1. I am also not happy with posts having no content other than a link.

There seems to be a school of thought that, if the link is to a Democratic favorable blog, it is OK. I am not agreeing with that thought, especially when it is done often. I will not say more. I don't want to get into META discussion.

I ignore that poster.

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 02:58 PM

2. Agreed

Any post I ever see with a link like that and I immediately put that person on Full Ignore.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 03:07 PM

3. I do not clink n links where ...

... there is no info as to where it goes.

Click on this link :


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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 03:42 PM

4. Full ignore is effective, but I wish we had better a way to deal with it. n/t

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 04:11 PM

5. Blog flogging used to be against the rules. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 05:01 PM

6. It did? The DU homepage has a blogroll.

What I can't stand are posters who hide links to clickbait/content farms (don't get me started on tweets from questionable sources #teampillowforts).

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 19, 2018, 06:32 PM

7. The rule as against people who only promoted their blog and did not perticipate

in any other way.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Jan 20, 2018, 09:54 AM

8. I think Skinner is okay with it...

I'm pretty sure this was discussed in ATA at some point and the response was it was okay.

I don't have a problem with the links themselves. What *I* have a problem with is posting a thread, or two or five, when there is no intention of DISCUSSING the topic. Just posting the link to get hits and then moving on to the next post. These are supposed to be discussion forums or groups. It's clear to me they have no intention of talking about anything because they never return to the thread.

I ignore them now.

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