What is #SaveOurSpam?
#SaveOurSpam is a hashtag I created in an effort to save spam threads from being locked.
What is a spam thread?
The term “spam thread” can be applied to multiple types of threads, but for our purposes, a spam thread is a thread created to inflate post counts, for entertainment, and for fun. In these threads, users will post random things, or even have chill conversations.
Why should we save spam threads?
I’ll give you a few reasons.
One of the first spam threads on this site was “Record attempt at most posts” a spam thread with the goal of becoming the biggest thread on the site. This thread was brought over from DDO. Being a reincarnation of a DDO relic, this thread has a lot of history in it. Even some of the smaller spam threads are smaller tokens of site history that future users can find and learn about, and maybe even contribute to.
Similarly, these threads contain site culture. To lock these threads would prevent users from making their stamp on site culture.
These threads are nice little things on the site, and many users like them, so why ruin it for us?
These threads are also fun. Why deny someone the fun of just chilling out?
Therse threads also serves as breaks when everything else on the site becomes monotonous or when someone needs a break from debating and playing mafia. Why should people not have these break threads?
They Increase Site Activity
Any time you increase site activity, it is likely a good thing, especially in this case.
Why would you want to lower site activity?
They do no Harm
They're not hurting anyone or anything either, so why get rid of them?
What Can I do to Help?
There are two things you can do to help:
1. Spread the # SaveOurSpam hashtag
2. Vote “NO” on question 2 of the recent MEEP
Thank you for your time.