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Spamming- The Negative Effects: An Informative Blog

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avatar MinerDiner123
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Before I begin, I would like to say a apology to all of you out there. I have been currently really busy, thus making it impossible to create or edit a new blog. But, as of now, I'm back and relieved to begin blogging again! Anyway, my new blog will be discussing about "Spamming","Why people do it", "What it is", and "Why it's considered bad and not useful." I'll try to roughly explain carefully one by one, and later summarize my main points of this blog in the conclusion.

What is Spam?
Spamming is the use of emoticons, letters, and numbers indiscriminately. As you well know, Planet Minecraft is filled with imaginative and thoughtful members, hence the fact that it's a pretty big community.

Have you ever noticed an thread or an article explaining something like, "Get a Free Minecraft Giftcode in just 5 seconds?" It has been going on continuously, as I peek around the thread section, there are piles and piles of spam related to free mine craft gift codes as they say it. However, the good thing is that Mods are getting their hands on them, and luckily, there is the red flag which you can use if someone posted inappropriate, unoriginal, duplicates, Uncompleted, and remixed content blogs.

As time progresses, threads and blogs suddenly just come out of nowhere with a strange title. Sometimes, it could be "Watch Free movies at ____", or "Get a free premium mine craft account here!" Unfortunately, when you click on these suspicious links, it often turns out to be a survey website, telling you to answer all these questions. It's rather disappointing and annoying when I see these types of threads, since frantically, there is no use of them.

And there are people who post blogs who are desperate for XP. It's quite true. Some people think that they can get away with a spam blog and keep their XP, but it can be the exact opposite, really. They decide to post a random blog, no matter what type it is: Inappropiate, Misleading, Unintentional, or Intentional.

There is an type of spam which I referred to as, "Constant Spamming." The main point is that the user will start blogging/chatting and start typing random letters, numbers, and symbols that are just plain annoying. This will often lead to an deleted message. Meanwhile, on the forum side, you could clearly see an user spamming emoticons (Most Commonly :), :D, XD, etc) Although a few won't be bad, seeing a whole paragraph full of emoticons is just ridiculous.

Why do people Spam?
This is actually a tricky question. Most people say they spam for fun, and enjoyment. Some say because they are just bored out of their minds. Sure it can be enjoyable for some people, but it's just a waste of time, and it's also pointless. You won't achieve anything besides your blog being removed by a Moderator. Sometimes, people spam since they want to annoy people, and make them rage too.

How to get rid of Spam?
There is a answer to that, and it is generally simple. Let's take an example. If you see an user spamming the chat constantly, you could simply report them by clicking the little red "flag" on the line of their name. It is quite simple, but usually, an Chat Moderator is often online and will take care of the troublemaker, which can be either a Kick, Ban, or a Mute.

In Blogs, it is the same thing. In the Blog section, under favorites, you will notice a flag button dubbed, "Flag/Report." You can click on the flag, and it will show up a message, where you can provide proof that someone was spamming or posting something inappropriate, then submit it. Later, an moderator will eventually take care of that Blog, and it will be that easy.

As a matter of fact, the Forums section is quite different unlike the Chat or Blog section. Quite Similar to Flag, on the forums, there is a "Caution" symbol. That is the way of reporting in the forum section, and when you click on it, you will be asked to describe what the user specifically did wrong. Later, an moderator will hopefully stumble across the blog, but rarely, they might come across it before it gets flag by an member.

There is another way though. However, it will hardly work. Basically, you can message a moderator about an certain blog and you can link to that particular blog, which the moderator can then take care of it. I think it's an easier way, but most people prefer flagging it.

Overall, I have talked about What Spamming Is, different types of spamming, why people do it and how to get rid of Spam. I hope you enjoyed my rather short informative blog about "Spamming", as the main goal of this entire blog was to raise awareness. Have any questions/Feedback? Feel free.

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~ MinerDiner123
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Update #1 : 12/05/2012 8:59:32 amDec 5th, 2012

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  • awj001
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Network
  • December 5, 2012, 12:16 pm
Sadly, like bullying, spam cannot be terminated
  • Heliosk
  • Level 46
  • Master Architect
  • December 1, 2012, 5:31 am
Nice job getting this on the reel :D!!
There has been glitches in chat that makes you spam non perpesly
:( Wait.. really :O
  • Mechanic77
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Skinner
  • December 1, 2012, 5:16 am
mmm spam. Yum Yum.
  • Mechanic77
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Skinner
  • December 1, 2012, 5:19 am
  • Koveryl
  • Level 28
  • Expert Miner
  • December 1, 2012, 4:29 am
Nice blog, kind of sums it up.
Thanks :3 If you liked the blog, don't forget to leave an diamond behind :P
  • Koveryl
  • Level 28
  • Expert Miner
  • December 1, 2012, 4:33 am
Oh, thanks for reminding me to do that! Diamonded!

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