• Why bother challenging trolls spammers for their infractions?

    This morning, I received yet another violation notice for having reported an persistent spammer who had asked the same identical question a number of times in a short period of time. I caught the person on his/her spamming and made it known in my response that what they were doing was against the Terms of Service. That person (I'm guessing)... show more
    This morning, I received yet another violation notice for having reported an persistent spammer who had asked the same identical question a number of times in a short period of time. I caught the person on his/her spamming and made it known in my response that what they were doing was against the Terms of Service. That person (I'm guessing) probably reported me with 2 of his/her user accounts in order to have my response deleted and to be issued with a violation notice. It's hardly worth appealing the violation. The process is idiotically long and involved and hardly worth the time to get 10 points back. Still, it's worth the lost points to make others here aware of the troll spammers and possibly put a stop to their behaviour.
    3 answers · Words & Wordplay · 7 years ago
  • Woodchucks chucking wood vs Mucky ducks plucking muck. Can you explain?

    Why is it that wood chucking woodchucks and show up several times a week (there are almost 3,000 of them if you do a search), yet one original question about muck plucking mucky ducks gets a violation, a deletion, and a points deduction. How is that possible? Did I step on too many woodchuck toes? Seriously, I'm completely perplexed.
    Why is it that wood chucking woodchucks and show up several times a week (there are almost 3,000 of them if you do a search), yet one original question about muck plucking mucky ducks gets a violation, a deletion, and a points deduction. How is that possible? Did I step on too many woodchuck toes? Seriously, I'm completely perplexed.
    2 answers · Words & Wordplay · 7 years ago