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The Role of the ChinesePod Forum

Posted by John July 24, 2008 in the Group General Discussion.

Tags: forum, spam

The ChinesePod Forum has been a great learning tool by the users, for the users. Traditionally, ChinesePod staff have not had much presence there (with the exception of our beloved Saint Eileen). The community wanted it, and we supported the community.

Recently, though, the majority of forum activity has been by spammers. We have already taken drastic measures to help forum admins eliminate all the spam (thank you, luhmann!), but now the question remains: how are the users still using the forum?

I think everyone recognizes the value of the forum content, so no one wants to delete it. But if there's no activity anyway, it would make sense to disallow posting in order to put an end to the spam issue.

Please let us know what you think. It's your forum.

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