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Old 2007-09-09, 00:42
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Spam vs. Ham?

Explain the differences, now that we have links to mark posts as such. Thanks!
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Old 2007-09-09, 00:46
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Ham, you can eat.
Spam. you can't really eat viagra pills.
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Old 2007-09-09, 00:48
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You can eat spam but i would prefer ham
Spam i think is compressed meat which is compressed in the spam-jar.
But it's not really delicious i think because otherwise they wouldn't have named the E-mails after it

btw there's also spam from turkey and other animals but i never saw chicken-ham
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Old 2007-09-09, 01:39
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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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Old 2007-09-09, 06:15
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Most of those threads are automatically moderated, anyway.
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Old 2007-09-09, 10:51
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well, that's because of a very clever simple spam detection, this new system should be much better
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Old 2007-09-09, 13:19
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Spam is compressed meat- well, Specialy Packed American Meat (S.P.A.M.) However- dodgy emails were not named after the meat, nay they were named after a famous sketch from an old comedy programme:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_%28Monty_Python%29
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Old 2007-09-09, 15:29
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this is not about that CiB
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Old 2007-09-09, 15:37
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Thanks El, good to know.

Although now I have this strange desire to eat a dead porker...

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Old 2007-09-09, 17:31
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chocolate moose
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Old 2007-09-09, 23:37
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this is not about that CiB
I'm aware of that- I'm just very good at throwing in tangential trivia, and thus did.
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