After over a decade of bringing you the latest Diablo news and builds, DiabloFans will be shutting down on March 21st, 2019. On this date, we will archive the site in an effort to preserve the history. Thanks for your patronage throughout the years.
As you all realized, our forum (as every other forum, even the official one and Reddit) is subject to spam. Our spam filter tries to pick those up as quick as possible - and what happens sometimes are "false positives". Very rarely, but it does happen (probably less than one in a thousand though).
WHAT CAN I DO?
If your build disappeared after adding/editing, this might have been the case. Please post here then (and if you have the link to the build, please post it as well as it's very helpful) and we'll check if it has been marked as spam by the system.
WHY DOES IT HAPPEN?
We can never tell exactly *why* a certain build got targeted by the spam system, but one common problem are problematic links (especially link shorteners such as goo.gl - do not use those in your build's description) or certain keywords.
WHAT SHOULD I *NOT* DO?
Do not create the same build time and time again. Posting the same stuff 10 times is exactly what chat bots do - so, after your build vanished, posting the exact same build again will make sure that the system thinks it's spam, not the opposite. Also, waiting a few minutes after we un-marked the build might be a good idea; just like the system needs to "learn" that a post contains spam, it also sometimes needs a few minutes to realize that it was wrong, so wait a few minutes with the next edit.
Thanks everyone for your patience and understanding on this matter.
That sounds like a different issue. I just checked your profile and you have no builds that are marked as spam on your account, so if information ever got lost on any of your build creations/edits it must've been due to a different bug.
My build disappeared last night, and my repost just now also disappeared. Now I have a better idea as to why it happened. It's in the crusader subreddit sidebar and a part of the official compendium on the official forums. Would be nice if it could get back up and running. ;D
Posted a build that attached to my account as expected today (02.20). I went to add some more description and it got deleted. I waited about 10 minutes and re-submitted with a different title and skills in new order. Again waited a few minutes for the build to link to my account, then needed to edit one spelling mistake. Deleted again.
I have submitted this build a few times now but can't get past the spam bot no matter the browser used to submit or how I change it. Why am I being flagged as a spammer? Can I get some assistance in getting my build posted?
More a question then a report. But do older builds get deleted?
Since I created some builds here when playing on ptr to remember them for live servers, but when I look for them now by searching my name as author I don't find a single build anymore, and there should be several :3