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Why was I blocked from chat for asking users to complete a survey for my computing GCSE homework? I gave them a link to the survey, and they deleted it, so i reposted it and they marked me as spam, so i took it to another room, and now i cannot go on chat.

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I'm sorry, we're currently only accepting questions about hats. Can you please rephrase your question to include hats? </joke> –  LittleBobbyTables Dec 20 '12 at 19:43
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// Deletes question as it contains offending link. –  Laf Dec 20 '12 at 19:46
    
It was intended to be a joke, I haven't voted to delete your question. You need to lean how Meta works; there's more jokes here than you'll ever see on SO. –  Laf Dec 20 '12 at 19:53
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...a moderator just deleted your link, and you reposted it in a comment? I get being confused and wanting to ask about policy and such, but obstinately reposting something over and over when it's obviously controversial if not outright unwanted is not a good way to get people on your side. –  Pops Dec 20 '12 at 19:54
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Because it's a spam. hth –  Cat Plus Plus Dec 20 '12 at 19:55
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That's malware. –  Cat Plus Plus Dec 20 '12 at 19:57
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@deep: That's not spam! But no, you can't. Nobody has IE 4 installed anymore. –  minitech Dec 20 '12 at 19:59
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You came to our room and dumped a link that nobody was interested in. So a room owner binned your message. Then you proceeded to dump it again and again. So I took the effort to clean up the mess and binned the rest of the them. At the same time, a bunch of us flagged your links as spam since you showed no signs of stopping. –  Mysticial Dec 20 '12 at 20:00
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After that, you went to the C# room and dumped your link - which was promptly flagged-deleted. –  Mysticial Dec 20 '12 at 20:01
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@deep Once again, now you know: ask before you post. If they are not receptive, that's just too bad. Move on. Your homework deadlines, no matter how important to you, are not really of importance to the visitors of the chat room. –  Bart Dec 20 '12 at 20:04
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@deep "Don't blame the people on SO. It is up to you as my student to find participants for your survey. The unwillingness of a single community is no excuse". –  Bart Dec 20 '12 at 20:08
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That's not SO's fault, though. Maybe find more willing participants some other way –  simchona Dec 20 '12 at 20:10
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@deep That's a shame, but it's your problem, not ours. –  Bart Dec 20 '12 at 20:11
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It's not my homework. –  simchona Dec 20 '12 at 20:11
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@LanceRoberts The link itself may not be spam. But repeatedly posting it multiple times when it is clear that the room does not welcome it is spam. –  Mysticial Dec 20 '12 at 20:27

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You were automatically suspended from chat because your link kept getting deleted. It was a 2-hour suspension. In the future, if they delete your link, it usually means they don't want it there, and posting it again is not a good way to solve the problem.

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I reposted it once, as they might have accidentally deleted it, i wasnt spamming. –  Deep Dec 20 '12 at 19:50
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@deep: A good way to go about it is to just ask in the channel if people there would be willing to take your survey first (then post the link if they agree), rather than just jumping in and posting a link. –  animuson Dec 20 '12 at 19:51
    
Thanks, will do, do i just have to wait out the ban though? –  Deep Dec 20 '12 at 19:53
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Yes, it's only a couple hours, of which you've killed 15 minutes already. –  animuson Dec 20 '12 at 19:54
    
K. thanks for that. bye! –  Deep Dec 20 '12 at 19:55
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You reposted it far more than once, and we were quite unambiguous as to that we did not want you. –  DeadMG Dec 20 '12 at 19:59
    
i posted it thrice max. –  Deep Dec 20 '12 at 19:59
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@deep Ah, so you admit that you lied in your question, and then lied in the comments, all the while understating the number of times you reposted the link. –  meagar Dec 20 '12 at 20:16
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@meagar 4 times in the C++ room. Once in the C# room. By the time I went to the C# room to check out the burst of flags, the first of the links had already been flag-deleted and he was banned from posting. –  Mysticial Dec 20 '12 at 20:21
    
I went over chat, i was 3 times for the actual link in the c++ room and i lied in my question? –  Deep Dec 20 '12 at 20:22

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