Todd Schoonover is going undercover
There’s a NWatchman out there flagging goals for deletion who has no understanding of how the system works. They have been flagging some goals today with the following comment:
“goal created by spammers for spam. every user is a spammer under this goal. delete the goal and loads of spam will de deleted,”
Getting a goal banned by the system does not affect the users who have the goal, nor the entries underneath the goal. It just keeps new users from adding the goal. The goal still exists, as does the entries underneath it. It doesn’t remove the goal from users’ lists who already have the goal. And those users can continue to make entries under the goal.
If you want to get rid of the spammers, you have to flag their accounts and get them banned from the system. Banning a goal doesn’t do it.