I'm sure you've all noticed the influx of SPAM in the N4G comment sections lately, and I'm sure they annoy you as much as they annoy me.
It's gotten so bad that the comment sections play out like this: N4G User, SPAM, N4G User, SPAM, N4G User, SPAM.....
I have no doubt in my mind that certain N4G users have become suicidal, or worse, have already downed the pills and are now in Hell being Spammed for all eternity.
It wasn't really that bad until a few days ago. You could even have little jokes with the SPAM before it eventually got taken down by the Mods. But now, it's become a nightmare in the comment sections.
The SPAM has almost completely taken over N4G. If drastic measures aren't taken soon, N4G will become too annoying to visit, which is sad because this is my favourite gaming website.
Reporting the SPAM to the Mods when you see them can help get rid of them faster, but people should realise that the Mods don't live on N4G, waiting for someone to complain about something.
They have other stuff to do, like looking for troll accounts and looking at porn when they should be banning those troll accounts.
My suggestion? FREEZE THOSE B*****S!
The SPAM I mean, not the Mods.
When HAVAmedia (or whatever the hell they're called) finally get around to releasing the 'New N4G', they should give each member an option to lock SPAM accounts on sight. Yes, that's right, every user!
The locked/frozen account could then be sent straight to the Mods to be killed, and if it was a legitimate user being frozen (by someone who didn't like the same console as him/her, most likely), the person who froze his/her account would face a restriction or be banned, and the 'good guy' could then be released back into the wild.
Now here's how you guarantee that this system works: COLD HARD CASH!
It doesn't have to be as high as the Contributor contest prizes, but it should be enough to get peoples' attention. Everyone loves to have the chance to win some money, right? I know people who won't even get out of bed in the morning unless they're handed a lottery ticket first.
Money makes the world go round, and I'm sure N4G is no exception to that rule.
Enter everyone who freezes SPAM into a monthly draw, like the Comment Lottery, and N4G users will jump on the SPAM the second it appears.
N4G would be clean as a whistle, and users could get more involved in maintaining the website because they have a chance to earn money.
Just a thought.....
Anyway, I'm sure the 'Freeze' feature I mentioned has it's flaws that I can't see.
Point them out in the comment section.