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Why was my Connect post marked as spam?

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Connect_PostImage_SpamQuarantine.pngA drawing of Local Guides reporting a post has been moved to spam quarantine or missing

In order to protect our Local Guides community, we use filters to comb through content and look for anything that shouldn’t be on Connect. This can sometimes lead to posts being sent for spam review. The reason will vary from situation to situation, so here are a few things to consider before posting.

 

 

  • Automatic spam filters are sensitive to help ensure all content adheres to the Local Guides program rules. Because of this, multiple edits can trigger a quarantine until a moderator manually releases the post. Be sure to preview your submission before hitting “post.”

 

  • Promoting a business will lead to your post being marked as spam. Please do not participate in the Local Guides program — and Connect — on behalf of a business. This includes linking to your business or adding your phone number and email to posts. In addition to your posts being marked as spam, your account may be removed from the Local Guides program. Instead, head over to Google My Business and get started on growing your company’s reach with this free service.

 

  • Avoid duplicate posts; it’ll only tie up your submissions from getting posted.

 

  • Keep content original; the best posts share your own experiences. If you’d like to include something relevant to the conversation from another website or Local Guide, keep it short (don’t copy whole articles or posts) and be sure to properly credit and link back to the source.

 

  • Remember to adhere to the Local Guides core values at all times. We’re a caring, informative, and adventurous bunch — let’s keep it that way.

 

  • Protect your own privacy and that of your fellow Local Guides. Utilize the Connect private messaging system and keep your information safe.

 

If ever you feel your post was incorrectly marked as spam, tag a moderator and reference the post; we’ll be here to help! Don’t worry, the URL for your post will stay the same.

Thank you for your understanding and for sharing great posts!

47 Comments
Level 7

@BruceDM I posted my first post in the Feedback and Feature Requests page ( https://www.localguidesconnect.com/t5/Feedback-and-Feature-Requests/bd-p/Feedback ), but I cannot find it. Can you help?

Google Moderator

Hello @AidanH,

 

Your post has been released from the spam filters. More information on how it got there can be found in the above post.

Level 10

Thank you @ArielleM_. It's a useful information for the community. This will help the new local guides who just joined the community to understand how the platform works.

Level 4

You are using any spam word in your post or link already add in google spammer/user redirect from bad IP,  this is true.

Level 7

@HelloSamsonR wrote:

 



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When I clicked on the link in your comment I was greeted with an "Access Denied" response and here is a screenshot of the details.

Access-Denied-Local-Connect-Link.png

Any ideas as to why this link is not  accessible ?

???

Level 10

Hi @aka_Rὁn that is strange, I guess @ArielleM_ could help out. Thank you for sharing the screenshot as it very useful

Level 8

@aka_Rὁn. I know by experience that all of those "Access Denied" get tiredsom and make us wearied but many of us  getting them all too often.  It is not just you.

 

We must report them, however, with as much details as possible.  It is the only way they can mitigate the issue.

Level 8

It's a useful information for the community.  Thank you @ArielleM_.

Hello @GeorgesHR, I also found that my first post is marked as a spam. Do I make any mistake? After I read this, it seems caused I did frequent editing to the article. I hope it can be published again, and please let me know if there is anything I can help with. Here is the topic https://www.localguidesconnect.com/t5/General-Discussion/Persiapan-Bersepeda-Jarak-Jauh-untuk-Pemula... thank you very much

Level 7

@HarlieFebrilliant

This issue of "frequent editing" creates a serious obstacle for those of us who want to ensure that what we post is the highest quality it can be.

Supposedly the Local Connect Team is hoping to encourage higher quality postings and better visual presentation.

That is why I spent so much time editing and re-editing a header image for an idea that I posted in the IDEA EXCHANGE only to discover that I could not delete the older - and largely redundant previous versions.

When I tried to update the comment with the final version it seems that someone - or something - behind the scenes decided to use that as an excuse to remove the entire contribution without either the courtesy of a warning message or any indication as to what had taken place.

It was only when I noticed that it was missing from the IDEA EXCHANGE board that I discovered what had happened.

Surely there should be a far more professional way of handling this kind of situation than the one which has been currently implemented.

The very least we deserve is some notice or explanation of what is going on.

:-(

Google Moderator

Hi @HarlieFebrilliant and thanks for reaching out.

 

You guessed right: your post was caught by automatic spam filters that are taking place on Connect. However, it's now released and live. 

Level 6

Hello my letter that I wrote a few hours for a section of local history for some reason was sent to spam.How to understand this !? "And what do I do now with This?                                                                                                               https://www.localguidesconnect.com/t5/General-Discussion/%D0%94%D0%BE%D1%82-112-%D0%9C%D0%BE%D0%B3%D...

Level 7

Mi ultima publicacion fue marcada como spam, pero no incumple ninguno de los requisitos mencionados anteriormente. Me encataria que puedan solucionarlo pronto para disfrutar de Local guides connect

Level 6
Good information
Google Moderator

Hi @Attrix

 

Sorry for my reply in English. I have just released your post from the Spam Filters. I would like to apologize for your post being marked as spam. Our filters run 24/7 and they can be a little harsh at times.

Level 8

@Attrix  what makes you think it was marked as spam?  Did you receive some sort of Notification

 

Level 7

¿Cómo hago para comentar aquí o en cualquiera de los temas sobre uno de los comentarios anteriores? Es decir yo quiero responder a un comentario específico y no encuentro la forma de hacerlo. En la versión anterior de Local Guides Connect era posible hacerlo.

Level 10

Hi, some of post moved as off topic and notified me about this change but some post without notification may I know what happened with this post.

Google Moderator

Hi @Irfansalamat,

 

I have checked for spammed posts under your user name, and I can confirm that nothing was found.

 

Could there be by any chance that you may remember the title of the post or posts?

Level 3

Thankyou so much

 

Level 7

@VBenedict Ya fue solucionado, ¡gracias!

Level 10

Hi, @GeorgesHR

Thank you so much for your time and response I wrote a post as tag Local Story sorry to say that I don't remember the title  it is not shown among my all my post may be it was not published by any technical error it could be like this if it was not spam 

Level 8

@Attrix  comprendo qué te estaban ayudando.

 

Mi pregunta está que come supiste que tu post fue mandado al Spam.

 

Recibiste una notificación? 

Level 7

@VBenedict No, no recibi ninguna notificacion, me di cuenta porque mi publicacion habia desaparecido, entonces entre a la url que habia quedado en el historial y arriba figuraba un mensaje que decia "publicacion eliminada por spam", "informar abuso"

Level 7

@Atizol Hola!, la unica forma de responder es etiquetando mediante una "@" seguido del nombre de usuario

Level 7

Attrix   Pero eso es una simple etiqueta no una respuesta. La etiqueta es para mencionar a alguien.  Una etiqueta no tiene la utilidad de una respuesta ya que si has escrito varios mensajes en la misma conversación y te quiero responder uno específico con la etiqueta no hay como discriminar para saber a cual de todos es que estoy respondiendo. 

Level 8

@Irfansalamat  can you go to your Connect Profile and look if it is there on the POSTS or DRAFTS tabs.  I sometimes find my stuff there even when I am not visible anywhere and none can see me.

Level 8

@Attrix 

"entonces entre a la url que habia quedado en el historial y arriba figuraba un mensaje que decia "publicacion eliminada por spam", "informar abuso"

 

OKay 🤔  a mí sé me desaparecen después de un rato cuando salgo de la página.  Otras veces me los mueven para esconderlos y me dicen que es porque mi post está muy lindo esencialmente.

 

También me sucede que estoy invisible a todos.  Cuago yo tag a personas y hago preguntas no me contestan ni siquiera.  Y esto parece ser porque estoy invisible.

Level 7

@VBenedict Es muy extraño, el foro aun tiene mucho por mejorar, hay varios errores y faltan muchisimas opciones, pero creo que poco a poco ira mejorando

Level 10

 Hi, @VBenedict

Thanks for your suggestion I would check it 

Level 3

I’m busy

 

Answer always be late

 

 

Sorry......

Level 3

Very useful information 

Google Moderator

Hi @Evanjoe1.

 

Just to let you know that I've moved your post out of the spam and it is now visible publicly. Some posts are being automatically marked as spam, apologies for that.

 

You can visit this article to learn more - Why was my Connect post marked as spam?

Level 7

 It's really helpful thanks for sharing @ArielleM_

Level 9

@sonnyNg apakah ada tanda peringatan di layar connect kita, bila diantara postingan kita masuk dalam spam? Terima kasih

Level 7

Hey @ArielleM_

Thank you for sharing with us it's really helpful information.

Level 3

Thanks for the great idea 

Level 7

Ok after publishing my 2 posts i have read this article and in future i will be carefull i have posted my posts copy some content from another website i wrote about pakistani roads and food which i have copy some words from another website 

Google Moderator

Hi @kepompong,

Welcome to Connect.

 

Since you're new to the community, you might want to share a bit about yourself and get to know others in our monthly Introduce Yourself topic. You can also read these Tips: Using Local Guides Connect, as well as the Local Guides rules and our Community policy.

 

Just to let you know that I've moved your post out of the spam and it is now visible publicly. Some posts are being automatically marked as spam, apologies for that.

 

You can visit this article to learn more - Why was my Connect post marked as spam?

Level 5

My post about Copenhagen was removed. Very weird :(

Level 7

Thank you @ArielleM_ this is very useful to all. I had to face this problem when I publish my first recap. That was marked as spam automaticaly. 

Google Moderator

Hello @JimiH,

 

I already released your post from our spam quarantine about Copenhagen has been named "most cool city in the world", by Travel Planet

Someone can release my post please? I think this is a nice story, a social cause that the restaurant do

https://www.localguidesconnect.com/t5/General-Discussion/A-restaurant-that-do-the-difference-in-my-c...

Google Moderator

Hello @alexandradias,

 

Thank you for reaching out, your post have been released from the spam quarantine. 

 

You can check out your post A restaurant that do the difference in my city Sao Paulo on the local stories topic label. Some posts are being automatically marked as spam, apologies for that.

Level 6

Hello @AngieYC I made my first post last night and had a need to re-edit. Unfortunately, I had not read through this article before re-editing and for that reason, my post has been marked as spam and 'disappeared'.

 

Here is the link - https://www.localguidesconnect.com/t5/General-Discussion/My-Debut-Local-Guide-Event-Story/m-p/117205... Kindly assist with this, thank you.

Google Moderator

Hello @Zainabzy_,

 

Thank you for reaching out, I've released your post from our spam quarantine. Apologies for any inconvenience caused - our spam filters are sensitive. 

 

Your post are now live and you can check it out My Debut Local Guide Event Story

Level 8

Well explained