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nickgammon

Feb 22, 2015, 05:28 am Last Edit: Feb 22, 2015, 05:41 am by Nick Gammon
The forum now has improved with more aggressive spam detection, along with automatic banning of accounts which are believed to be spam.

In the event that your account is banned, and you believe you did not post spam, please make a new account and post a reply here giving the name of the banned account so we can investigate.

The ban rules may need some fine-tuning, as we want to avoid false positives and also false negatives.

We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

nickgammon

#1
Mar 16, 2015, 11:29 am Last Edit: Mar 16, 2015, 11:30 am by Nick Gammon
Someone with a certain amount of chutzpah posted spam as a response to this message. :)

User deleted. :P
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

pYro_65

This guy apparently is banned for an unknown reason: hamsafar_a85

See: https://github.com/arduino/Arduino/issues/3595


Can a mod/admin please verify this account for him/her.
Forum Mod anyone?
https://arduino.land/Moduino/

nickgammon

He doesn't look banned now. One of his recent posts had the word "lottery" in it. :P

I can't tell you how many spam posts we get from new users with that keyword in it!
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

Robin2

please help me anyone and tell me why banned me?
Did you read Reply #4
I think you might safely draw the same conclusion.

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

nickgammon

Hi i am new user of internet and various forum site. i don't know how to the best use forum site. already some forum site have banned me on this site. please help me anyone and tell me why banned me?
You posted a message that you are banned? How did you do that?
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

Robin2

:(  I registered a new account to here.
Are you the same person as @tariqulcba1?

If so, how did you post Reply #5 if you were banned?

If not, please explain your comment.

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

robtillaart

>> Are you the same person as @tariqulcba1?
moderator: different IP
Rob Tillaart

Nederlandse sectie - http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html -
(Please do not PM for private consultancy)

Robin2

>> Are you the same person as @tariqulcba1?
moderator: different IP
Yet he appears to have replied to Nick's Reply #7

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

Groove

The self-proclaimed "computer expert" can't even post a link to their own website either.  :D

Anyone smell spam?
Per Arduino ad Astra

Voltage_Ranger

Hello my Account "Voltage-Ranger" was banned. I wrote a demoprogramm for an Thermal-IR-Sensor and posted it under all Posts from people that had problems with this sensor. Technically maybe spam  :( but my intention was to help people.

Is it possible to re activate the Account for Voltage-Ranger?

PaulS

Quote
Technically maybe spam
Posting more than once IS spam.
The art of getting good answers lies in asking good questions.

nickgammon

I appreciate your trying to help, but it is better to make a new post describing your solution - or add it to the end of the most recent thread about the issue, only. Copying and pasting the same post into multiple threads is likely to arise the ire of people who then report you as spamming. One thread at least seemed to be quite old, so you were basically necro'ing a thread to post your stuff under it.

Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

nickgammon

It looks like someone un-banned your other account.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info: http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

HELP-ME

#14
Feb 28, 2016, 12:48 am Last Edit: Feb 28, 2016, 02:47 am by Nick Gammon Reason: Got rid of huge font size and multiple exclamation marks.
My other account is Clockworkmod. I was banned for spamming, without any notice. I do not know of any spam. I had 3 posts, all relevant and constructive. WHAT HAPPENED?


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