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Should I report these users for spamming?

I'm wondering whether to report certain users. They don't post advertising or spam in the forums, instead they tend to make rather bland or irrelevant comments. But their profiles contain nothing but a short description of some business that has nothing at all to do with Bookcrossing or books, with a link to a website. Their stats show no Bookcrossing activity other than the forums. While I suspect that they are not genuine Bookcrossers, I'm not sure if they are breaking any rules. Should I let Support know or not?

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I'm wondering whether to report certain users. They don't post advertising or spam in the forums, instead they tend to make rather bland or irrelevant comments. But their profiles contain nothing but a short description of some business that has nothing at all to do with Bookcrossing or books, with a link to a website. Their stats show no Bookcrossing activity other than the forums. While I suspect that they are not genuine Bookcrossers, I'm not sure if they are breaking any rules. Should I let Support know or not?
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of any activity you find suspicious. It won't do any harm for them to be aware of your concerns ....
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there are a few local to me who are obviously just businesses but they never come into the forums.
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Their account was then suspended.
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Do you mean something like this?
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/513713

Yeah, we've got tons of those among Croatian members.
Most haven't even managed to post that one single "pretending-I'm-a-member" post.
Just created the profile with a link and a short description advertising this or that.
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Do you mean something like this?
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/513713


Like the user "teambuilding24" in the above thread? Yes, exactly like that.
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In comparison with our Conventions and Meetings forum spammer.
Boy, that person is really tenacious!
And unimaginative to boot. All the posts are so repetitive. ;)

EDIT:
I've reported that one already; also guessing I'm not the only one.
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I just reported them too. They are still adding posts. Over 400 now.
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모르겠습니다
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구글 번역은 훌륭한 도구입니다. :)
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구글 번역은 훌륭한 도구입니다. :)


Gesundheid!
*gives vedranaster a handkerchief*
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구글 번역은 훌륭한 도구입니다. :)

Gesundheid!
*gives vedranaster a handkerchief*

Awww, thanks!
I couldn't find one, almost got snot all over my keyboard.
You got here right in time! :)
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RE: Amateurs...

In comparison with our Conventions and Meetings forum spammer.
Boy, that person is really tenacious!

Tenacious is right.
That's going to cost me all freaking morning. >:-(
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Tenacious is right.
That's going to cost me all freaking morning.

547 worth of tenacious!

Unfortunately, I wouldn't put it beyond them to open another account.
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Unfortunately, I wouldn't put it beyond them to open another account.

You're always so encouraging ;-)
Luckily, it seems there's not just me cleaning up right now. That helps a lot.
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In comparison with our Conventions and Meetings forum spammer.
Boy, that person is really tenacious!

Tenacious is right.
That's going to cost me all freaking morning. >:-(


Yes, I think I will leave it a little while before sending you any more requests, in any case. Yikes!
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Eek!

Why would someone do that? What is the point?
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RE: Eek!

What is the point?

Money, I'm sure. Someone got paid to post all of these. There is an internet address in the first line, not that I'd recommend going there. It's a little bit mangled, probably because some forums do not allow posting links.

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