Mudcat Café message #502530 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36412   Message #502530
Posted By: Joe Offer
09-Jul-01 - 08:10 PM
Thread Name: SPAM: it's amazing how it's really works!!
Subject: Please don't respond to Spam or Flames

The policy is that we DO delete Spam, and we DO delete messages that are threatening. Pene and I are the only volunteers who are allowed to delete messages for other than technical reasons. Max and his employees also will occasionally delete an offensive message. However, we usually feel obligated to refrain from deleting the responses posted by Mudcatters who respond to Spam and flaming. Once a Mudcatter has responded to Spam or flaming, it becomes difficult to justify deleting the original message. You will notice that there have been several useless threads this week, started by unnamed guests. These threads have generated all sorts of useless responses from our "regulars." I'm sorely disappointed that many of those who have responded are people that I call friends. As long as people respond to flames, the flames will continue. I ask you all to follow the established regimen and not respond to Spam or flames.
Thank you.
-Joe Offer-