Before you guys start going apeshit, I'm not complaining about bans, I just want to know about the whole spam thread system.
I'm sure all of us have gotten banned for posting in a spam thread. There are the obvious, Exhibit A, but then there are ones that a user might not deem a spam thread, and post in it anyway. They will be banned.
How is a thread deemed a "Spam thread"? Ones that are like, "OH SHIT, JOHN CLEESE" that contain but a picture of John Cleese are obviously spam threads. Stay away from them. But how do we identify other types of spam threads? Can a mod please enlighten us?
On another note, Why are we banned for posting in a spam thread, when it is far easier for a mod to just lock the thread? Again, if a mod could shed light on this, that would be helpful.