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philip
  • 50 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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  • 50 months ago
  • 6 points

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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  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

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 :)

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

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!).

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 50 months ago
  • 3 points

Omnipotence needs no rest lol

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 50 months ago
  • -1 points

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

  • 50 months ago
  • 6 points

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?

  • 50 months ago
  • -1 points

Can I at least have my builds?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Apparently not.

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