Spam Work Guidelines need updating

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Spam Work Guidelines need updating

Mar 30, 2021, 1:19 pm

Has anyone looked at the Spam Work Guidelines lately?

I feel like they need to be updated. Majorly.

-- Need to add that 0 copy works are NOT spam.
-- It feels like the "You'll know it when you see it" is so vague and open to interpretation that it allows for things that aren't spam to be marked as spam. (Like people cataloging Authors or No title works.)

Those are the main two that I see that have been creating issues lately, anyway.

Mar 30, 2021, 1:22 pm

>1 gilroy:

I agree. I also find this confusing: "A spam work is "fully" spam. Reasonable efforts should be made to remove non-spam and questionably-spam editions."

You know, you can edit that page.

Mar 30, 2021, 2:08 pm

>3 gilroy: Only if you want it to be more confusing. I'm thinking we need someone who could phrase things better than I could.

Mar 30, 2021, 2:21 pm

>3 gilroy:

Okay, I made some edits.

I didn't change the text I mention in >2 lilithcat: because, frankly, I have no idea what it is intended to mean.

Mar 31, 2021, 9:19 am

I suspect that what #2 is trying to get at is that if there is a work which contains both spammy and non-spammy books (editions), they should be separated and the spam editions flagged, rather than flagging the work.

Frankly, it's a good thing spammers are lazy and don't bother to learn how to use the full functionality of LT, since there are tons of ways they could leverage more obscure features. I'm not going to list them here since I don't want to give anyone ideas.