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asked May 22 '12 at 19:22

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Under File Sharing, is linking a legitimate file allowed? For example, if I were to try to share a file with a community member via dropbox, will that be considered breaking the rule?

answered May 22 '12 at 19:32

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^Word, I need that clarified. I mean Google Drive and Docs sounds like it's outlawed too.

(May 22 '12 at 19:39) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

If it is a legitimate file and if it does not violate any of the rules and it is not illegal, then it is usually fine

(May 22 '12 at 19:46) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

Oh ok, I see.

(May 23 '12 at 19:18) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Need to fix this suspension thing as well.

I closed a spam question yesterday and went to remove the link and got kicked.

answered May 23 '12 at 16:42

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That happend to me once a while back, either yesterday or the day before that I closed a second question thinking the same would happen again but it didn't. It might be set to a one time only event or one of the admins has to give you clearance as to not get suspended.

(May 23 '12 at 16:46) nitrocrime nitrocrime's gravatar image

That is a problem in the back-end of the OSQA code lockergnome.net is based off of. The code is part of a flood/spam protection the service has. We have no control on that part. If you are are accidentally suspended for "preventative suspension" email me and I can look into it and reinstate it.

(May 23 '12 at 16:55) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

Do you know if it is a one time occurrence or does it check how active you are before deciding this preventive suspension?

(May 23 '12 at 16:58) nitrocrime nitrocrime's gravatar image

Should be able to bypass it if you make a usergroup that does not abide to it?

(May 23 '12 at 17:04) Jackster1337 Jackster1337's gravatar image

Since they don't have control over it I don't think that there is a way to do this. Plus the current system is automated and there for cannot easily get a new usergroup to take care of it.

(May 23 '12 at 17:07) nitrocrime nitrocrime's gravatar image

As we have no way to control the protection system, I cannot say or do anything to change it. What I know is that it is based on how quick your actions are. If you go really quickly, you can get suspend by the flood bot.

The problem is that even moderators can even be suspended for it also. Right now, it is in OSQA list of things to do.

The best action as of right now is to go slower.

(May 23 '12 at 17:12) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image
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We also need to clarify that one person cannot have more than one account. One account is all you need here.

answered May 23 '12 at 16:49

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DJ Scooby Doo


That would fall under Karma Farming if I'm not mistaken.

(May 23 '12 at 16:58) nitrocrime nitrocrime's gravatar image

That can technically fall under karma farming. As there are thousands of accounts we have to look at, it is easier to just look at the site and user actions and administer it from there.

(May 23 '12 at 17:05) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

Nah, I don't mean Karma Farming, per se, I mean like creating an account because you're suspended or something like that.

(May 23 '12 at 18:25) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

It is difficult for us to have that in place. OSQA is very limited on moderation and tracking users down is a pain when just looking at emails (the only way we can see duplicate users) profile by profile.

(May 24 '12 at 11:25) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image

The No Solicitation says you may not promote anything you've made yourself, in the situation that a community member has a question that is not directly related to a piece of software but a other community members know about a piece of software that can help him and has no connection at all with the creators of that piece of software, would it he be allowed to share it?

If someone is straight out asking for a piece of software directly then of-course it would be seen as an answer, given that it is a legitimate link and you aren't provething from it in any way.

answered May 23 '12 at 16:45

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If we have suspicion that the link to a software is spam, we have the right to suspended them (usually only happens to low karmers and people who just signed up; people with higher karma will not usually have the problem as long as it is to help someone with their question).

The No Solicitation was set after people asking for people to work on their service/site. To prevent association and possible legal issues, we have it in place as a rule. More information is seen at http://lockergnome.net/questions/158645/new-rule-no-solicitation-for-work

(May 23 '12 at 16:59) kevin ♦♦ kevin's gravatar image
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