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to those who may be confused about what spam is:

Definitions of Spam on the Web:

To indiscriminately send unsolicited, unwanted, irrelevant, or inappropriate messages, especially commercial advertising in mass quantities. Noun: electronic "junk mail".

is unsolicited e-mail. The term spamming is also sometimes used by search engines to mean web sites that try to gain a higher listing by submitting hundreds of almost identical pages or by inserting hundreds of keywords within a web document.

Spam refers to electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings. Some people define spam even more generally as any unsolicited e-mail. In addition to being a nuisance, spam also eats up a lot of network bandwidth. Because the Internet is a public network, little can be done to prevent spam, just as it is impossible to prevent junk mail. However, the use of software filters in e-mail programs can be used to remove most spam sent through e-mail.

Unwanted, unsolicited email

Mon. Nov 13, 11:32am

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Thanks for clarifying! Hopefully the person that needs to read that will!!

Haha - thanks for this post. I've come real close a few times to posting the same exact thing for the people that scream spam everytime one of the PT members post a link to a helpful article, workout video etc.

Monday, November 13, 2006, 1:18 PM

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Not that poster, but I think it's helpful when people flag things as spam. I don't mind being sold things, but I'd like to know the context. "spammer" poster, if you're reading this, I appreciate it.

Monday, November 13, 2006, 1:36 PM

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to be fair, it's only helpful when people point out that a link is spam IF IT IS in fact spam. i think we can all see for ourselves what links are taking us to spam and which are directing us to useful information. i've attached many links to useful articles only to have others post that the links are spam, when in fact they are not selling or promoting anything except information.

Monday, November 13, 2006, 1:46 PM

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I still think there's only one spamophobic on here always screaming "spam" whenever someone includes a link.

Monday, November 13, 2006, 2:24 PM

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I don't know. I think it's kind of annoying, on the other hand, I like that someone is so protective of the community because I like that I can come here and know that ads are on the right, and real info is in the community. Who knows what's best?

Monday, November 13, 2006, 2:28 PM

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