Re the C/L posts, spamming, etc.

In response to a question as to how a band posting their videos on a musicians wanted website constitutes spam, I replied:

You are advertising through your videos in a forum meant for musicians to meet and/or further their musicianship – not yours. Whatever you seek to obtain, whether it’s money, gigs, attention, you are posting spam. Your spam creates a waste of time and space for the intended users of the forum. See below.

Electronic spamming is the use of electronic messaging systems to send an unsolicited message (spam), especially advertising, as well as sending messages repeatedly on the same site. While the most widely recognized form of spam is email spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media: instant messaging spamUsenet newsgroup spam, Web search engine spamspam in blogswiki spamonline classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spamInternet forum spamjunk fax transmissionssocial spam, spam mobile apps,[1] television advertising and file sharing spam. It is named after Spam, a luncheon meat, by way of a Monty Python sketch about a menu that includes Spam in every dish.[2][3] The food is stereotypically disliked/unwanted, so the word came to be transferred by analogy.
[italics mine]
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