I know there are lots of posts like these floating around but I can’t help but make my own. Are the admins even listening to our complaints about the abundance of ads, polluting the Q-n-A on a daily basis?
There was thirteen advertisements posted yesterday, which have yet to be even be deleted. On average, there’s about one advertisement or more each hour. That means that in the month of January alone, about 750 advertisements were posted here, taking up valuable space in a forum that is supposed to be focused on helping people, not making them feel insignificant. I’m feeling that we’re not really being addressed about this issue, correct me if I’m wrong.
I just find it ridiculous, first of all that their attempt to combat this issue is restricting how long you can take to respond to several PRIVATE messages. If you respond too quickly, you get an error message saying you should wait a little while.
Meanwhile, the actual spammers are throwing these advertisements out in the PUBLIC and nothing is actually being done about them. This could easily be prevented in the first place by adding a captcha to the sign-up, one that can’t be as easily bypassed. I would say that would significantly decrease the amount of advertisements on here.
Second of all, if the admins aren’t willing to add a captcha to the sign-up page, then they should at least pay more attention to MODERATING the Q-n-A, because at present there seems to be hardly any attention paid to this forum, and even if these ads are reported and downvoted, they remain up for several days or never get deleted.
So why am I so pissed about this? Because this is a site people come to for comfort and advice, not to see advertisements plastered everywhere preying on the vulnerable and telling them they’re not good enough, so they should buy their product. That is beyond messed up to me, and I’m pissed because it is so inappropriate and obviously immoral and toxic, and nothing is being done about it.
I’m sorry if you find this post obnoxious, I just know nothing whatsoever will be done if I send in a report privately, so why not share my opinion with others and fuel your fire, so to say.