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“SWAM has been perverted by some moderators acting as a petty tyrant – who unfairly SWAM’s a member in order to put them at a disadvantage – or for exacting a form of revenge for past issues or disagreements – or as a means of stifling unpopular or contentious views.”

Swamed

For those of you who haven’t come across it yet, SWAM stands for ‘Site Wide Auto Moderation’ a relatively new LinkedIn feature designed to block spammers from LinkedIn groups.

Here is how it works;

A member of a group behaves in such a way that the manager of that group decides to ‘block & delete’ them from their group. This decision is purely made by the manager/owner of that group and LinkedIn are not involved in any way.

The result of this action is that the blocked individual is automatically moderated in every other group of which they are a member (up to 49). Moderated simply means that every post (creation of discussion, comment, promotion or job post) has to be approved by the manager of the group before it is published.

LinkedIn brought in this function to help group managers deal with the ever-increasing amount of spammers infiltrating their groups. The idea was that a group manager would only delete and block someone they believed to be a genuine spammer and this would therefore be doing a favour to every other group manager who had been unfortunate enough to have attracted the said individual as a member.

I think LinkedIn genuinely thought this would be widely welcomed by everyone (except those nasty spammers) but it has caused a massive outcry from just about everyone.

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SWAM support group on LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4911853

LinkedIn SWAM (Site Wide Auto Moderation)Support group on Google+

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116051139530449057060

The Truth — Why LinkedIn Secretly Promotes Spam
http://www.franchise-info.ca/monetizing/2013/04/where-did-my-linkedin-post-go-.html#.UWmLR0lKiIl

Linkedin sledge hammer approach to moderating comments in Linkedin Groups
http://richardmaybury.co.uk/2013/03/linkedin-sledge-hammer-approach-to-moderating-comments-in-linkedin-groups/

Is This the Beginning of the End for LinkedIn Groups?
http://www.mattaboutbusiness.com/is-this-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-linkedin-groups/

Who really owns the LinkedIn Group you belong to?
http://bpmredux.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/who-really-owns-the-linkedin-group-you-belong-to/

LinkedIn Groups Updated to Fight Promotional Posts
http://socialmediatoday.com/stephaniesammons/1320871/linkedin-groups-updated-fight-promotional-posts

Are you annoyed about the new LinkedIn Today feature? Here’s how to turn it off
http://www.wildsocialmedia.com/new-linkedin-today-turn-it-off/

Rick Chapman’s article about SaaS and SWAM
http://www.softletter.com/SaaSUniversity/SaaSUniversityJournal.aspx

The Great LinkedIn SWAM!
http://mrlinkedin.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/the-great-linkedin-swam/

Where Did My LinkedIn Post Go And Why Is This Happening?
http://www.pbdink.com/blog/2013/03/29/linkedin-post-happening/

Linkedin sledge hammer approach to moderating comments in Linkedin Groups
http://richardmaybury.co.uk/2013/03/linkedin-sledge-hammer-approach-to-moderating-comments-in-linkedin-groups/

Have You Been SWAM’d?
http://scs-connect.com/have-you-been-swamd/#comment-12408

The Problem With LinkedIn Groups
http://socialmediatoday.com/ubersocialmedia/1591891/problem-linkedin-groups

LinkedIn Group Moderator’s have a Secret Power … SWAM
http://tayenewman.com/linkedin-group-moderators-have-a-secret-power-swam/

LinkedIn: Member First No More
http://www.projectweavers.com/linkedin-member-first-no-more/

Friendly dolphins continue to get caught in #Linkedin #SWAM tuna nets
http://richardmaybury.co.uk/2013/07/friendly-dolphins-continue-to-get-caught-in-linkedin-swam-tuna-nets/?goback=%2Egmr_4911853%2Egde_4911853_member_259712467

Have you become a victim of LinkedIn SWAM?
http://www.brainstormdesignltd.com/blog/linkedin/have-you-become-a-victim-of-linkedin-swam.php

Been SWAMed? It Sucks Big Time – Social Media Problems
aka
Prepare for a Tidal Wave of Social Media Problems – YOU GOT SWAMed!
http://greatbusinesscontent.com/been-swamed-it-sucks-big-time-social-media-problems/

Linkedin SWAM sledge hammer approach to moderating comments in Linkedin Groups
http://richardmaybury.co.uk/2013/03/linkedin-sledge-hammer-approach-to-moderating-comments-in-linkedin-groups/?goback=%2Egde_1515307_member_252216573

Have All Your Linkedin Posts Magically Gone POOF?
http://greatbusinesscontent.com/have-your-linkedin-posts-magically-gone-poof/

Is LinkedIn’s SWAM Doing More Harm Than Good?
http://kayakonlinemarketing.com/blog/bid/184334/Is-LinkedIn-s-SWAM-Doing-More-Harm-Than-Good

SWAM Is Swallowing LinkedIn
http://tinyurl.com/SwamIsSwallowingLinkedIn

Help! I’ve been SWAM’d. Now What?
http://greensleevesbikinit.blogspot.com/2013/08/help-ive-been-swamd-now-what.html

LinkedIn’s Blacklist Censors Thousands of Legitimate Users
http://boxfreeit.com.au/2013/08/21/linkedin-swam-blacklist-censors-thousands-of-users/

Have You Have Been SWAMed? Here’s How to Find Out
http://boxfreeit.com.au/2013/08/21/have-you-have-been-swamed-heres-how-to-find-out/

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