May 15, 2016 at 2:46AM, Edited May 15, 2:50AM
On Forum Spam and Lack of Moderation
I, and many other users are growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of an option to report spam on these forums, as well as an astounding lack of admin moderation. Multiple times per week, a user by the name of "Alex Ferrari" posts what are essentially free ads for his own blog: snippets of a text post with huge amounts of unrelated tags, clearly trying to get as many free clicks as possible off the backs of the NFS site. This clearly should be against policy. Not only is it taking advantage of the site itself for monetary gain without going through the proper advertising channels, but it is cluttering the boards and not rarely provides any sort of meaningful basis for discussion. What is worse is that he is not the only user acting in this manner. He just happens to be the most prolific, and the best example of this problem in action.
As evidence, here are posts from just this past week:
That's four in a week. This is absurd.
I feel that we need a spam button on these forums, or at least a method to alert admins to cases such as these when they pop up, for the good of the community.
What are everyone else's thoughts? Have you seen this happen to? What do you think we can do about it, since the admins seem to so often ignore what goes on here?