Spam report thread too long by now?

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Mar 21, 2011

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The present Spam report thread [4] was initiated over a year ago when the old thread was 190 messages long, because "...the previous thread ... has served its purpose but is getting too long to be read comfortably on mobile devices". Well, the present thread has well exceeded that mark, as it was 422 messages long at the time I started to write this message.

Wouldn't it be time to let the present thread rest in peace by the same argument that led to the closing of the previous one? Not that I use mobile devices to visit these forums, but...

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Spam report thread too long by now?

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Mar 21, 2011

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The present Spam report thread [4] was initiated over a year ago when the old thread was 190 messages long, because "...the previous thread ... has served its purpose but is getting too long to be read comfortably on mobile devices". Well, the present thread has well exceeded that mark, as it was 422 messages long at the time I started to write this message.

Wouldn't it be time to let the present thread rest in peace by the same argument that led to the closing of the previous one? Not that I use mobile devices to visit these forums, but...

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As long as a new one is created in  its place. Would be proper thing to do.

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Jul 13, 2011

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Well, the present Spam thread is already 476 messages long. Time to replace it by a new one?

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Claudio González wrote:

Well, the present Spam thread is already 476 messages long. Time to replace it by a new one?

Good idea.  The maximum page length should be kept at 2 IMO.  The current one has 10; It will be nearly 11 by tomorrow unless you can act today!

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I can open a new thread, but I cannot close the existing one, and it would be pointless to have two parallel ones. Anyway, the previous Spam thread closed -apparently- by itself, so maybe it's just a matter of waiting for a few days...

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It doesn't really bother me how long the spam report topic is, as it is separated into pages (@ 50 posts?).

Still I think it is not a bad idea to start a new thread from time to time.  Feel free to start a new topic, and a passing moderator will close the old thread.

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The idea of closing Spam threads when they get too long and replace them by brand new ones is not mine. As I said in my opening message here, it was the official argument for closing the [3] Spam thread when it was 190 messages long. Well, the [4] Spam thread got 422 messages long and there was no official reaction, so I opened this thread to find if this was just an oversight.

A few days later, the [4] Spam thread was archived (and therefore closed) for reasons that were never explained, and a replacement one was no opened, so I tentatively opened a new one, the present [5] version, explaining my reasons for doing so:

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/837370?tstart=0

Now the [5] Spam thread is 476 messages long (at the time of writing this), and it has not been closed, archived or replaced, so I don't think any participant should open a replacement one. This should be done officially by someone with the power to close the present version.

On the other hand, if the reason given for closing the [3] version is no longer valid, and the length of Spam threads has no importance whatsoever, I think this should be clearly stated. As I access the forums through browsers, the length of the threads does not affect me in the least, and I have no idea if it affects participants accessing the forums by other means.

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Addition: I see that the [5] Spam thread is now locked, but I see no sign of a replacement one. Is such a thread considered no longer necessary?

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Claudio González wrote:

Addition: I see that the [5] Spam thread is now locked, but I see no sign of a replacement one. Is such a thread considered no longer necessary?

I am sure that was the long answer from Jochem.

Claudio, we are waiting for your starting Spam report thread [5].

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Jacob Bugge wrote:

Claudio González wrote:

Addition: I see that the [5] Spam thread is now locked, but I see no sign of a replacement one. Is such a thread considered no longer necessary?

I am sure that was the long answer from Jochem.

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Ah, that could be it...

Jacob Bugge wrote:


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Claudio, we are waiting for your starting Spam report thread [5].

Ok, I will (6, by the way), but I think that, at a minimum, someone who has access to the now closed thread should add a message giving a link to the new one.

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Why does the length of the thread matter one iota?

Isn't the important factor that the Admin is being notified of additions to the thread (e.g., by eMail)?

Right now I have a spammer to report and no thread to report it to....

Almost, sort of, quasi-legitimate somewhat on-topic spammer:  http://forums.adobe.com/people/Camille%20Wu

-Noel

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As already explained, the official reason to close Spam thread [3] and open Spam thread [4] was

"...the previous thread ... has served its purpose but is getting too long to be read comfortably on mobile devices"

If that reason no longer applies, I would think that we are entitled to know.

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And, of course, if my new thread is going to be kept, "Report spam" buttons should be modified to point to the new thread...

Just in case someone over there cares.

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Hi Claudio:

Spam report thread [5] locked at 477 messages (including Pat's last post with 'redirecting link') in 12 pages. Spam report thread [6] is now at 435 posts/Page 11...

Is it time-coming for version [7] ?

Not that I think it's your responsability but...

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