When if first joined ML there were no spammers (at least to my knowledge) where did they all come from?
Why do companies push their employees to spam and such on Thread websites?
Sounds like a great way to push people away from you product.
Because it costs them next to nothing to spam hundreds of websites.
And it only takes one sucker to click through and make that phone call to earn a profit.
Yeah, some quick math...
A full time spammer can be hired overseas for $300/mo. That's a MONTH. And that's high, $200 is definitely plausible. All they have to do is join websites, post pre-written spam copy. Simplest job ever. They can spam maybe 100 communities a day. That's 2,800 a month. Out of 2,800 posts, it would take maybe an average of five "customers" to cover the cost of that for really cheap software.
That's a very important feature in case ML is getting bigger. It should default to no alerting at all but let you subscribe to some threads. Exactly like SW. Everything else is a notification overkill.
I think that it does that. Both let you turn on subscribe by default or subscribe manually only.
Did you change the new user default notification to be off? At one point the default for new users was on.
Default is currently email responses to subscribed threads, same as Spiceworks. Uses can manually change it to whatever they want. And they can change how subscribes work. Right now, if you respond to a thread, you get subscribed.
My feeling on that is that it is important for casual or new users to have it like that or they post and forget and they don't realize that we have responded or can't find their thread again. Those that are around a lot can easily make the change and customize.
I'm certainly open to other ideas, but I've thought about this around expectation and practicality and it seems like getting responses by default for new users is important.