Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by Alephred, Mar 5, 2015.
The first 5 or 6 pages or so have been flooded with what appears to be Korean spam.
Yep, I came here to mention the same thing. I wish there was some kind of enforcement agency that could deal with these annoyances, because it really is an act of vandalism.
I think I just took care of it all. Thing is, Daynab can't be awake at *all* hours of the day.
Maybe we can expand spam-cleaning permission to a few regulars in case things get bad.
We're still trying to figure out what the solution to this would be, other than me not sleeping
Require moderator approval for a user's first post.
We've considered this but it is horrible for user retention and interaction. People never go back if you require them to wait like that. I wouldn't, either.
I don't think there's a practical way of stopping EVERY piece of spam from getting by. But maybe, one or more of the following could be done:
1. Instead of requiring approval for a users FIRST post, how about having a mandatory time limit between a users first and second post. A 30 second wait might not be unreasonable, but might stop, or at least slow down a bot. That could be relaxed for people who have been members on the site for longer
2. Maybe there could be some kind of automated spam detection to detect duplicate sequential postings by the same user.
This would work but the truth is except that one wave which prompted this thread, it's pretty much always 1 spam post per user. Regular members can't see it but for every spam message that makes it to users there are like 30 that get caught in our spam filter.
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