Thread: Spam vs. Ham?
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Old 2007-09-09, 01:39
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Originally Posted by Double-J View Post
Explain the differences, now that we have links to mark posts as such. Thanks!
They are part of the automated spam detection, in cases when spam wasn't detected as spam you need to flag it (so that the spam detection learns from it's mistakes). And when something was flagged as spam (it will have a red stop sign next to the flags) but is actually ham you should flag it as ham.
Flagging posts as spam will automatically put them into the moderation queue (and the other way around for ham).

Only moderators of a given forum can flag posts as spam/ham.
Spam = unwanted commercial advertisements, not useless posts.
The MBN doesn't get a lot of spammers, so you'll rarely use the "mark as spam" feature.
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