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Posted by Twisol   USA  (2,257 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Fri 16 Oct 2009 06:04 AM (UTC)
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Great addition! I remember seeing the one recently being around all day, and wishing I could do something. :D

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Posted by Blainer   (191 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #1 on Fri 16 Oct 2009 06:18 AM (UTC)
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Quote:
I remember seeing the one recently being around all day, and wishing I could do something.

Same.
And that spam lead to a site that "could compromise browser security".
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,322 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #2 on Fri 16 Oct 2009 06:19 AM (UTC)
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Yes, that one is what set me off. ;)

The problem is partly that if I am asleep, on holiday, or out for the day, spam can go unchecked for a while. There are a couple of moderators but they can only delete spam in specific parts of the forum.

This system should allow for spam to be promptly deleted, regardless of the time of day, or who is on the forum.

- Nick Gammon

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Posted by WillFa   USA  (525 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #3 on Fri 16 Oct 2009 06:52 AM (UTC)
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Nick Gammon said:

Yes, that one is what set me off. ;)

The problem is partly that if I am asleep, on holiday, or out for the day, spam can go unchecked for a while. There are a couple of moderators but they can only delete spam in specific parts of the forum.

This system should allow for spam to be promptly deleted, regardless of the time of day, or who is on the forum.


Obviously the answer is to stop sleeping. :) Guys, Let's send Nick a case of Espresso and TimTams...
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Posted by Blainer   (191 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #4 on Sat 17 Oct 2009 (UTC)
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Do you think 5 user votes is too much? I think 3 would be better the spam would be hidden faster and only be hidden for 24 hours or so at the most if it's not spam.
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Posted by Twisol   USA  (2,257 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #5 on Sat 17 Oct 2009 12:08 AM (UTC)
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I think 5 is fine, personally.

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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,322 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #6 on Sat 17 Oct 2009 02:30 AM (UTC)
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Blainer said:

Do you think 5 user votes is too much? I think 3 would be better the spam would be hidden faster and only be hidden for 24 hours or so at the most if it's not spam.


Let's wait and see shall we? Too low a figure and it could be exploited by someone and a couple of friends mounting a denial of service attack. Or, you might find a couple of people taking exception to posts that the vast majority don't mind.

I will be interested to see, after getting the next lot of genuine spam, how long it takes to be voted down. I think we will find that there are quite a few regular visitors each day, who would be instrumental in dealing with spam promptly. Also, if I happen to see it (even before the 5 votes) then it will be removed immediately.

- Nick Gammon

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Posted by Hanaisse   Canada  (114 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #7 on Sat 17 Oct 2009 03:24 AM (UTC)
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I know I'll do my part to help. There's more active participants here than there used to be so I think a vote of 5 is enough to keep this site clean.

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Posted by Samson   USA  (683 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #8 on Wed 28 Oct 2009 06:54 AM (UTC)
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This is a pretty novel approach to spam control on a forum. A lot less prone to error vs reliance on automated systems such as Akismet.

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Posted by Conner   USA  (381 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #9 on Fri 30 Oct 2009 02:18 AM (UTC)
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Samson said:

This is a pretty novel approach to spam control on a forum. A lot less prone to error vs reliance on automated systems such as Akismet.

I agree entirely, I really like the look of this approach and would love to see it (maybe admin configurable) added to QSFP.

Overall, great idea Nick! :)

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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,322 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #10 on Fri 30 Oct 2009 03:27 AM (UTC)
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Thanks both of you. Although sadly <grin> we haven't had any spam since I put it in.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,322 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #11 on Fri 30 Oct 2009 03:33 AM (UTC)
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By the way, the original announcement is here:

http://www.gammon.com.au/spam

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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