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Not only does bugger all get done about students posting crappy "do my homework NOW" posts.
http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread268437.html
and
http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread265286.html

We can't even discuss ways to challenge their behaviour.
http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread267094.html

Polite explanation of the rules doesn't work - why would it, they skipped past them the first time around.

Harassment and mockery doesn't work. Trust me, the original title was a lot better :D
The only truly surprising thing about that thread was the muppet came back for another go at trying the same thing.
Mostly they just vanish without a trace if the first reply isn't spoon-fodder.

Maybe we should just ignore them. I wonder if an entrance page full of "homework" posts with 0 replies and 5 days old would help. Such people might just dwell on the two figures long enough to consider their chances better elsewhere.

I suppose spamming the mods with more "report posts" might do for a while. Though between
- the untagged code, even when the students even bother to show effort,
- the lame-asses who can't be bothered to make an effort,
- waves of drive-by spammers of one sort or another
It could be a busy time for them.

It might be a lot easier if we had a "report good post" button ;)
Anything which doesn't get a vote within 24 hours just gets deleted. It would make life a hell of a lot simpler, and would be an easy 1-liner SQL script to clean away all the unworthy detritus (at midnight in a time zone of your choice).

This crap should have been deleted on sight! It has no merit nor usefulness. They are an eyesore and an embarrassment to all.

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I agree with you, mainly, but what did that 'hijack' thread have to do with people who don't show effort on homework assignments? I thought the whole 'hijack' thing was about threads that had gotten split or something like that. Guess I'm out of the loop...

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Hijack thread? He never mentioned hijack thread. Hijacking has nothing to do with this thread except it deals with new members not bothering to follow rules.

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We can't even discuss ways to challenge their behaviour.
http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread267094.html

I think this the reference to the Hijack thread, the one I am still collecting down votes for My post even after it was closed. You can't post in the thread but you can vote in it, I say closed is closed to all activity. 1 down vote for censorship. Later---

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That'll teach you to be enthusiastic... :icon_twisted:

My bad. I mistook a feed back forum as a place to post an opinion of a discussed subject, sorry. Later---

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