We banned a 1st post spammer today.
As members know we have a zero tolerance for spammers.
The post was dumped and I've copied a redacted version of their 1st and only site post...
So this guy gets images for free, but!! you get 'credit'I run a national magazine called xxxxxxxxxxx. I am seeking creative images of xxxxxxx across all genres for our magazine.
In return for using your images you will be credited in the magazine 2 ways.
As a 6pt byline on the image itself acknowledging you and the model, plus as the back of the publication in the credit section.
You will also receive a 1 yr subscription to our online xxxxxxxx website entitled xxxxxxxxx.com.au as a preferred photographer.
You can submit images to me using yyyyyyy.com with the following email address: email@example.com
Deadline for 1st edition is this Thursday 19th August.
Seriously? What is he smokin?
I subsequently had an email dialogue as it really p'd me off...
You're a Spammer
I don't normally tell SPAMMER's why they got banned from AusPhotography as they are usually Russian, Chinese, Nigerian or Indian.
But as you're an an Aussie you should know better, but it looks like you want to be in with the viagra, get rich quick, and knock off watch sales people.
Your blatant breach of our site rules and disregard for our members has led to your email, IP etc. being lodged with a global anti spamming database which will make joining other forums difficult.
You have also lost any possibility of contact with 1000's of Aussie 'togs. Well done!
My Response....There was no intend to spam
A simple reply in good faith rather than blocking or reporting may have been easier and led to a better outcome.
I'm trying to help promote photographers work not annoy them.
Well done for blocking me and stopping your client base from getting an opportunity.
This is the bit that really got me...Spamming
If you had approached us first before spamming then things would have work out better.
'Intend' to spam? It is spam plain and simple.
Our site rules and introductory materiel's are clear i.e. nothing commercial without permission.
It's your disrespect for us that has inflicted these consequences on you.
Take this as an opportunity to re-think your approach to photography forums, we are not a random marketing channel.
No further correspondence to be entered into.
... Well done for blocking me and stopping your client base from getting an opportunity.
Like what value is this to AP members in the first place?
Maybe it just happened on one of those days, but for the life of me I wonder why people do this.