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Author's profile photo Lena Stodal

Let the hunt begin // Spam Hunter mission

Surely, we in SAP Community want to have your content displayed without any disruptions. It is of our utmost interest that the content that is provided on our platform is valuable to YOU. Each and every one of us wants to read valuable content and insightful comments on questions, answers, and blog posts. At the end of the day, content quality assurance and spam protection falls on all our shoulders, because we are ONE SAP Community.

At the organic level, this entails setting community expectations in general and letting you all take ownership of the space and action in form of our Alert Moderator button. It is you all that keep our community a tidied up space!

In our Q&A area:

In our Blogging area:

You can now take spam detection to the next level as we award a new badge for everyone who reports spam to us.

How do we define spam? Well, unfortunately there is such things as spambots, but also human spammers that generate spam links to external websites once they are in the system. Our SAP Community moderation team detects them at the earliest convenience, but we need your attentive eyes to let us know, too.

We just added a new mission to our Missions & Badges page – the Spam Hunter mission! For this mission you receive the badge below, that you can proudly display in your profile!

Spam Hunter 

Every spam report, in our Q&A or blogging area counts towards this badge. As a surprise, we have just awarded last week’s Spam Hunters to some unsuspecting SAP Community members, who reported spam to us! See the list below.


IMPORTANT: This badge is NOT awarded automatically. We award them manually, once a week. Hence, going forward, if you believe you met the requirements, but you haven’t been notified yet that you have earned this mission + badge, please be patient. It may take as long as a week for you to receive the badge after you’ve earned it. Thank you!

Let’s get started guys – Happy hunting!

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      Author's profile photo Jason Lax
      Jason Lax

      Cool! I have at least 20 weeks of spam to report in my backlog...

      Author's profile photo Lena Stodal
      Lena Stodal
      Blog Post Author

      Haha - it seems like currently you are Spam Hunter No.1 😀

      Author's profile photo Jason Lax
      Jason Lax

      I'm just getting warmed up...

      Author's profile photo Daniel Wroblewski
      Daniel Wroblewski

      Fun and helpful initiative! Yes, Jason is very sensitive, so he can just sense the spam with his eyes closed 😀

      Author's profile photo Jason Lax
      Jason Lax

      Well, that and a little help from Xenu.

      Author's profile photo Jerry Janda
      Jerry Janda

      "I don't like spam!"

      I couldn't agree more. It's right there in my community profile: "Loves badges, hates spam."

      This new initiative couldn't make me happier.


      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      How about getting rid of the spam blogs? Like these two, for example:

      Most spam comments I've reported were made on similar quality blog posts. It's like a broken window syndrome...

      Author's profile photo Lena Stodal
      Lena Stodal
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks for letting us know, Jelena Perfiljeva

      The Spam Hunter badge also gets awarded for detecting spammy blog posts. As soon as the blog post got alerted, our global moderator team will review and take the necessary actions.

      Author's profile photo Peter Monaghan
      Peter Monaghan

      I just submitted one. I will keep an eye out for next week.

      Author's profile photo Jason Lax
      Jason Lax

      Some spam posts can be very subtle.

      Sap Cloud Computing Revolution for Public, Private, and HANA Enterprise Cloud looks legit until the very last link in the last paragraph pointing to some sort of Bitcoin gambling site.

      Author's profile photo Jason Lax
      Jason Lax

      ...and sometimes links are hidden so they are hard to spot...

      Hi jerry! http://spam.spam 

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Much needed, this would keep the Q&A session up to the point, thank you.

      Author's profile photo Bärbel Winkler
      Bärbel Winkler

      Cool! Whenever I reported a potential/most likely SPAM comment I thought that it would sure add to the fun if badges were awarded for this helpful activity to weed them out 😀!



      Author's profile photo Lena Stodal
      Lena Stodal
      Blog Post Author

      We heard your thoughts Bärbel Winkler 🙂

      Author's profile photo Jason Lax
      Jason Lax

      I'm up to 649 reported spam comments/posts/answers...

      Spam Memes Collection | Mailtrap

      Author's profile photo Lena Stodal
      Lena Stodal
      Blog Post Author

      If there was a Spam Hunter King badge - Jason it would probably be yours!