first off disclaimer. this is in no way related to netrider. I have a friend who was attempting to help some other people work through some software problems on another forum. he is an top bloke and a good friend, however on the forum there are 2 guys who have delibrately taken his 'help thread' off topic by spamming a conversation. (a conversation being, hi how are you... good thanks , went to the shops baught some smokes, how much they charge you today? bla bla bla...) in the end the people who wanted the help couldnt get it and the helper, my mate. first question, perhaps some experience admins . mods . from this forum may know what would you call these actions by the two people in forum admin / moderating terms ? seccond question, what would you do to these two people if they did it to you either as the helper or the student (keep in mind that by abusing via text on that forum would result in a ban)?