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Those pesky URL bait posts….

FYI: At least 2 or 3 times a week, new members join and immediately send an offer message that contains a bunch of free items….with a url that links to a “freebie” or “coupon” group, aka URL baits. In many cases like this, these new members have joined our group, just to send these baits, for whatever reason. There’s usually nothing of value at the end of this click rainbow – just a lot of wasted time and irritation. Anyway, I’ve been catching about 98% of them during moderation and reject them, with a warning, but once in a while they do get through. Typically these new members never reply to my warning, and leave the group when their message is rejected.