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==Spam on the AoPS message boards==
 
==Spam on the AoPS message boards==
Spam on the [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/index.php?f=155 AoPS message boards] can usually be classified as one of two major types. The first type is advertising and the second is to raise one's post count or be annoying or unproductive.  The first is grounds for an immediate ban from the message boards and will always be deleted when caught.  The second is generally looked down upon, but the consequences are not so harsh.
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Spam on the [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/community AoPS message boards] can usually be classified as one of two major types. However, there may be more types which we would appreciate if you refrained from doing on the AoPS message boards. The first type is advertising and the second is to raise one's post count or be annoying or unproductive.  The first is grounds for an immediate ban from the message boards and will always be deleted when caught.  The second is generally discouraged, but the consequences are not so harsh.
  
==Examples of Spam==
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==Examples of spam==
  
 
Spam can include:
 
Spam can include:
  
*Repeating the same word / letter / phrase over and over
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*Repeatedly posting the same word / letter / phrase / sentence / paragraph
*Stating something off topic
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*Useless off-topic posting
*Going against [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/ucp.php?mode=terms ToS] guidelines
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*Violating [http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/company/tos ToS] guidelines
 
*Advertising
 
*Advertising
*Using post extenders
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*Using post extenders (i.e. /8char)
*A post deliberately meant to cause havoc (Trolling)
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*Posting deliberately to wreak havoc (Trolling)
  
 
==Spam on AoPSWiki==
 
==Spam on AoPSWiki==
Spam on [[Main_Page|AoPSWiki]] is monitored much more closely than that on the AoPS message boards. Absolutely no spam is allowed!  Examples of spam on AoPSWiki would be writing stuff that is irrelevant to a topic in that particular article, posting links to irrelevant websites, etc.
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There is zero tolerance for spam on the AoPSWiki. Examples of spam include content irrelevant to a topic in that particular article, links to irrelevant websites, etc.
  
However, the AoPSWiki is not opposed to relevant commercial links, so long as they are appropriately placed and topical.
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However, the AoPSWiki is not opposed to relevant, appropriately placed commercial links.  
  
 
The following is always considered spam:
 
The following is always considered spam:
* Links to websites that are collections of links and advertisements.  Just link the most appropriate links where they belong in the [[Main_Page|AoPSWiki]].
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* Links to websites that are collections of links and advertisements.  Simply link the most appropriate links where they belong in the [[Main_Page|AoPSWiki]].
  
  
  
 
[[Category:AoPSWiki|Spam]]
 
[[Category:AoPSWiki|Spam]]

Latest revision as of 14:36, 17 May 2021

Spam is a message, post, or article that is, for the most part, irrelevant. Context is the best guide for relevance.


Spam on the AoPS message boards

Spam on the AoPS message boards can usually be classified as one of two major types. However, there may be more types which we would appreciate if you refrained from doing on the AoPS message boards. The first type is advertising and the second is to raise one's post count or be annoying or unproductive. The first is grounds for an immediate ban from the message boards and will always be deleted when caught. The second is generally discouraged, but the consequences are not so harsh.

Examples of spam

Spam can include:

  • Repeatedly posting the same word / letter / phrase / sentence / paragraph
  • Useless off-topic posting
  • Violating ToS guidelines
  • Advertising
  • Using post extenders (i.e. /8char)
  • Posting deliberately to wreak havoc (Trolling)

Spam on AoPSWiki

There is zero tolerance for spam on the AoPSWiki. Examples of spam include content irrelevant to a topic in that particular article, links to irrelevant websites, etc.

However, the AoPSWiki is not opposed to relevant, appropriately placed commercial links.

The following is always considered spam:

  • Links to websites that are collections of links and advertisements. Simply link the most appropriate links where they belong in the AoPSWiki.
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