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philip 40 months ago

It's like clockwork. Every year around Christmas our moderation load jumps significantly. We end up banning users at a much higher rate for behavior that grossly violates our guidelines. Some people come in and think they can be jerks - that won't fly here.

We banned a user a couple days ago for private messaging build services along with picture from builds they supposedly did. Only some of those pictures were from other peoples' builds, not theirs. Insta-ban. People who spam a few people on our site get a warning. People who spam a bunch get banned. People who fraudulently try to mislead our users get a ban and me shaking my fist in the air.

Other things that will warrant an insta-ban:

  • Registering an account, then jumping out with hate speech or racial slurs right out of the gate.
  • Registering an account, then immediately insulting others.
  • Trying to scam users (via selling items, obvious scams on $$$ for build advice, etc).
  • Submitting fake builds with pictures taken from other builds (often prominent/famous) on other sites.

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vagabond139 5 Builds 6 points 40 months ago

Registering an account, then jumping out with hate speech or racial slurs right out of the gate.

You guys must really be on top of things because I have never have seen that happen here.

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Xorex64 2 points 40 months ago

Sucks that these problems even exist. But good job on catching them.

TheNoob 2 points 40 months ago

I feel like I'm involved with this because the guy that got banned PMed me about his "services" and added fake pics. He said he would build a PC for me. I actually believed him. Good thing I didn't want his help :)

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

I saw a little bit of spam on here a while back (couple weeks), but not as much compared to other sites (make 285k a year in your home with this one trick!).

floridaboz 4 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

I really have to give you guys credit. You can really stay on top of things here when it comes to moderation. Better then i seen in most areas. I have seen very few spam forum posts that last more then a few hours. No matter what time of the day it is.

elvenson 5 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

im pretty sure Philip is the lawnmower man... he lives here...

floridaboz 4 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Well i hope he can find time to sleep from time to time.

elvenson 5 Builds 3 points 40 months ago

Omnipotence needs no rest lol

johngerges582 1 point 40 months ago

that won't fly here.

Will it drive here though?????????? I need friends...

You guys are doing a great job on spam topics though. A couple weeks ago I saw a post about some divorce service that was posted 23sec ago. 2min later the guy was banned.

JAShadic 1 point 40 months ago

People who spam a few people on our site get a warning. People who spam a bunch get banned.

Just remember, the PCPartPicker Anti-Spam Squad is always here watching for teh spam.

manirellis_fridge -1 points 40 months ago

Why'd you ban "daltonkruppenbacher"? He did nothing wrong? :/

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 6 points 40 months ago

Seeing as though you are him, you know why. Post Star Wars spoilers under a Steam Codes topic again and you can lose both accounts, mkay?

manirellis_fridge -1 points 40 months ago

Can I at least have my builds?

526christian 1 point 40 months ago

Apparently not.

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