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Offline quantum

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Recent spam threads
« on: January 19, 2016, 07:45:31 PM »
There are some recent threads created by newly registered members that are obviously spam.  Some of these threads have been on PS for several days now.  Can something be done about this? 
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Re: Recent spam threads
«Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 08:01:34 PM »
Use the report to moderator link on the posts.

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Re: Recent spam threads
«Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 09:23:03 PM »
Should have added: did that several days ago with the suspect threads. 
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Re: Recent spam threads
«Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 05:47:10 AM »
You talking about me.

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Re: Recent spam threads
«Reply #4 on: January 23, 2016, 10:42:56 PM »
About two weeks ago I counted 14 posts in the audition room of
contemporary and rock.  This is a classical site.  It isn't right for those who have
posted recordings to be pushed off the first page because of spam.
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Re: Recent spam threads
«Reply #5 on: January 24, 2016, 12:58:48 AM »
About two weeks ago I counted 14 posts in the audition room of
contemporary and rock.  This is a classical site.  It isn't right for those who have
posted recordings to be pushed off the first page because of spam.

I had never realised that it was ever meant to be exclusively classical, or that Johan Sandback had pronounced it so. If he has, then that is his right, I guess, and I shall have to restrict my posting accordingly.

The major worry at present, however, is that quantum, lostinidlewonder and you and I, all long-term, sensible posters, have expressed concern about various matters and have received absolutely no response.
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Re: Recent spam threads
«Reply #6 on: January 24, 2016, 01:23:49 AM »
About two weeks ago I counted 14 posts in the audition room of
contemporary and rock.  This is a classical site.  It isn't right for those who have
posted recordings to be pushed off the first page because of spam.

Although I disagree with the topic of them only having to be Classical as I, myself have posted videos such as my Pirates of the Caribbean by Hanz Zimmer and the song 'Let it go' arranged by myself.

I will however argue that the Arrangements themselves don't seem to be that impressive. I mean, they're definitely not amateur-ish, however he seems to just be playing a basic transcription and putting it online was quickly and hastily as he can.

I will however state that I feel any user (like piano_mania), who simply comes here to post videos, in the hopes of garnishing more YouTube views and doesn't help contribute to other forum members threads is clearly here to spam their videos for views.

That I am against. I may have done a few threads in the past, but I think a lot of people can agree that I get involved in other peoples matters and help out when I can.

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Re: Recent spam threads
«Reply #7 on: January 25, 2016, 05:11:47 PM »
The major worry at present, however, is that quantum, lostinidlewonder and you and I, all long-term, sensible posters, have expressed concern about various matters and have received absolutely no response. 

hello Ted,
Perhaps no response from Nils could be had as his hands are tied because what these guys like piano_mania are doing is to post pieces for comments, the very purpose of audition room, even if it is quite obvious that they are merely after increased views and subscription in their YT channels.  It is an unfortunate and unpleasant situation for the genuine poster.
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Re: Recent spam threads
«Reply #8 on: January 26, 2016, 12:28:41 AM »
hello Ted,
Perhaps no response from Nils could be had as his hands are tied because what these guys like piano_mania are doing is to post pieces for comments, the very purpose of audition room, even if it is quite obvious that they are merely after increased views and subscription in their YT channels.  It is an unfortunate and unpleasant situation for the genuine poster.

Possibly, but most of us are pretty capable of ignoring music and posts we are not interested in, classical or otherwise. Complete failure to communicate with sensible members who have made solid contributions over many years betrays an apathy unconnected with matters of musical taste. If your suggestion is true he could still state that was the case and invite suggestions. In any case, the worst cases of mass deletions and pettiness came from classical professionals didn't they ?
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Re: Recent spam threads
«Reply #9 on: January 26, 2016, 04:50:00 PM »
I'm not too bothered if people wish to post arrangements of pop music, or whatever - as long as it's done competently (like a few excellent jazz arrangements which have been posted) and not some sub-sophomoric, thrown together in five minutes thing. What I do have a problem with is people who repeatedly drop in such things, and have no interaction with forum users other than to insist their "work" is great when anyone with a modicum of pianistic literacy knows it's not. That IS spam and/or trolling and they are best ignored.

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Re: Recent spam threads
«Reply #10 on: January 27, 2016, 04:25:10 PM »
x.x.x.x...  If your suggestion is true he could still state that was the case and invite suggestions. In any case, the worst cases of mass deletions and pettiness came from classical professionals didn't they ?

You're right ...  again perhaps he has gotten so tired and fed-up of the repeated and perpetual pettiness! ;D  I just hope that it is a temporary lull and has not become accepted as the norm, like the case of a smoker whose coughing through the years is considered normal by the smoker himself.  :-[
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Re: Recent spam threads PLEASE BAN USER "expert"
«Reply #11 on: March 28, 2016, 03:38:01 PM »
is spamming every thread plugging some garbage faster than I can respond to each  one with a stop please.  the 30 seconds repost rul seems to not be detering this troll. can we please have the user banned, it's obvious what it is doing
mainly gunking up the student's board as i plead for this solution.