Advertising spammers are common place on the net but thanks to our deterrent technology and policies built into the submission system, both FanFiction and FictionPress have been void of most these problems.
However, these con artists love to attack the weakest point in the system and the forums are now a prime target due to its free-flow, self-regulated nature.
From now on, when our system admins ban a user, all his/her forum posts will be hidden by default but still viewable after clicking on an “unsafe for viewing” warning label. This way, we remove 99% of their harm while still maintaining a track record of their existence for evidence.
We also need your help to rid of these zombie creatures in the future. If you are a forum admin and encounter advert spam, please email support with a “[advertising spam]” subject tag.