I have just run a search for Reporting Spam and came up with only one mention of the subject, where a Moderator mentioned it was part of the job.
Someone has recently made an inappropriate post at #25:http://support.agilewebsolutions.com/showthread.php?21856-AllBookmarks-Menu-Bar-Icon-Spinning-Beach-Ball&p=120259&posted=1
If I have missed finding the correct location in which to report this sort of thing please tell me.
For quicker results if you look directly under your signature the is a dark colored triangle click on that and it will allow you to report the post as spam.
No matter how you report it we appreciate it because we don't like it in our house.
I have been killing a lot of the spam you reported,
The function available is to ban the user from the mods interface, maybe the true listed admins have other options available to them.
Tommy and other admins do not have this ability (yet?) as it could cause a huge mess in the event of an accident. We need an easy way to recover from an accident before enabling this feature for more people. I wish vbulletin made this easier but afaict its high time to find another forum software package.
Have you considered InvisionPower's IPS.Board? It does have the "soft-delete" feature that you might take advantage of. They also have their own free spam monitoring service.
Blargh, while I appreciate your input I personally strongly dislike both vB and IPS. I much prefer YaBB-style solutions such as SMF. If we are going to change forum software, I would strongly push for that. I've managed a few larger message boards, and SMF has always treated me the best from a moderation perspective.
In any event, someone (or someones) are really on top of this, because on more than one occasion I've gotten an email notification and before I'm able to click the link someone has already deleted the thread. So, thank you, to whomever is doing that.
Well, shouldn't SMF suggestion wait until 2.0 is done? Switching forum packages in a short period of time ( that's like more than once per 5 year :)) isn't a good idea either.
As for IPS, I didn't say it was the best, just offering it as a suggestion to try it out since they do have vBB to IPS convertor. IPS just is one of those forum package that comes with good customer service (usually), large community behind it and usually does work. I don't have any strong preferences because many sites customize their forums to the point that it become a completely different version of the software and they can't even upgrade without breaking it either.
Because of this I'm thinking only super moderators should delete spam.
Tommy: can you stop deleting spam for now until we find a way to make you a super moderator?
Yeah, I've wanted this for a while. It just hasn't bubbled up on the priority list. Magical new devices and updates from Apple take a lot of resources! :)
Oh wait a min you said super mod, not new hire, darn I got confused :-P
Can you tell I managed to get off work a little early today.
Edit : Dave see PM I sent you please. I also just sent a follow up so you should have 2 now.