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06/28/2009 09:34:30 PM · #1
Despite our best efforts, spam has become a regular occurrence here in the forums of DPC. We are trying a few different things to stifle future spam posts and have implemented a number of features to prevent it. However, there is unfortunately nothing that's going to completely stop real people from signing up, confirming their email address, and posting some garbage that none of us want to see.

I just wanted to make a quick announcement to explain a new feature that will let you guys help us fight the good fight and participate in the war against spam. On the bottom left of each post, you will see a link to "Report this post as spam". This will serve as a quicker method of purging spam from our forums.

I wanted to make this specific announcement to also ask that you please use this feature diligently. Since posts/threads will automatically be hidden at a certain threshold, this puts the power to hide content in the hands of our users. The use of this feature will be monitored, so please use it only as necessary.

Thanks,
Langdon
06/28/2009 09:37:00 PM · #2
Dear Lordy, Slippy is going to have a field day with this button.

We had better start sending him the cheques now!!! =P
06/28/2009 09:37:40 PM · #3
Thanks Langdon! I wonder how many will click it just to see if it works... LOL!
06/28/2009 09:46:10 PM · #4
Good stuff. Thanks, Langdon.
06/28/2009 09:48:38 PM · #5
This is why we like you Langdon..great job!
06/28/2009 09:52:55 PM · #6
Thanks Langdon! Hopefully a majority of us will never see this 'work' as if I understand it, it will be gone, or well on its way, by the time I log on. And if I can help it, I will. Again, thanks!
06/28/2009 09:57:58 PM · #7
Nice way of implementing it. It's becoming a huge problem everywhere. I suppose it must be turning a profit for someone somewhere.
06/28/2009 10:16:27 PM · #8
Sounds like an idea for the SPAM challenge. Submit something that can't be seen.
06/28/2009 10:30:37 PM · #9
Great solution. Thanks Langdon!
06/28/2009 10:32:44 PM · #10
I think your Spam solution ate the comments!!! lol
06/28/2009 10:47:05 PM · #11
odd timing for such an announcement considering the current spam challenge...
06/28/2009 10:48:25 PM · #12
never mind...

Message edited by author 2009-06-28 22:50:52.
06/28/2009 10:51:36 PM · #13
The comments issue was definitely related.

And yes the Spam challenge was inspired by all the recent spam we've been seeing. Hopefully it receives more than 10 entries. ;)

Message edited by author 2009-06-28 22:51:48.
06/28/2009 10:55:48 PM · #14
Thanks Langdon! A feature that's almost as good as this new book now available online!
06/28/2009 11:16:42 PM · #15
Trying to resist clicking the "Report this post as spam" on the OP.... do not click... do not click... must... stop...
06/29/2009 03:27:22 AM · #16
Can we have a button to report split infinitives please lol
06/29/2009 03:51:30 AM · #17
Originally posted by Lutchenko:

Can we have a button to report split infinitives please lol


I think it would be better to humbly ask for a button to judiciously report split infinitives. ;-Þ



Message edited by author 2009-06-29 03:51:51.
06/29/2009 04:15:44 AM · #18
Originally posted by Pug-H:

Originally posted by Lutchenko:

Can we have a button to report split infinitives please lol


I think it would be better to humbly ask for a button to judiciously report split infinitives. ;-Þ


Lol...
06/29/2009 07:54:06 AM · #19
And perhaps a shoehorn button with an automatic score generator of 3 :)
06/29/2009 08:01:03 AM · #20
This "langdon" person keeps popping up with some "announcements"... I am getting sick and tired of it. I am reporting this post as a "SPAM"... good lord, what else they will come up with these days... "Spam Prevention"? yeah, i believe that Mr. whoever you are "langdon" dude.

You are sooo gone man :|

*I am calling 911*
06/29/2009 08:34:57 AM · #21
Originally posted by JulietNN:

Dear Lordy, Slippy is going to have a field day with this button.

We had better start sending him the cheques now!!! =P

I don't know... maybe all of my posts are going to get turfed out by my many enemies! :-O
06/29/2009 11:07:34 AM · #22
Originally posted by posthumous:

Trying to resist clicking the "Report this post as spam" on the OP.... do not click... do not click... must... stop...


Aww.. he beat me to it!
06/29/2009 12:50:10 PM · #23
Great way of hitting the spammers - whats the threshold for a posting becoming spam or is that secret - regardless - a hugely positive approach by Langdon and SC and for it I applaud you.
06/29/2009 01:19:02 PM · #24
Originally posted by Simms:

Great way of hitting the spammers - whats the threshold for a posting becoming spam or is that secret - regardless - a hugely positive approach by Langdon and SC and for it I applaud you.


we're actually debating what that threshold should be right now. we will probably have to let the new system have some shakeout time before that number is set in stone.
06/29/2009 01:27:19 PM · #25
Originally posted by muckpond:

Originally posted by Simms:

Great way of hitting the spammers - whats the threshold for a posting becoming spam or is that secret - regardless - a hugely positive approach by Langdon and SC and for it I applaud you.


we're actually debating what that threshold should be right now. we will probably have to let the new system have some shakeout time before that number is set in stone.

I think we should have weighted clicks - like if I click it, it counts as 10 clicks. I have a nose for spam. ;-)
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