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Checkup - Spam Levels Seem To Have Dropped

Discussion in 'Sufficient Self - News, Information & Feedback' started by Nifty, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Apr 7, 2014
    Nifty

    Nifty Almost Self-Reliant Administrator

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    We've been on this new platform for a few months and I thought I'd do a quick check to see if y'all echo my feelings...

    One of the many reasons we moved to this platform is because it has much better anti-spam features. We'll never be able to 100% get rid of spammers (there's always going to be a gray area that makes it impossible to differentiate between a legit new member and a human spammer), but it seems like the amount of spam getting through our filters is pretty low.

    What do y'all think? Has it seemed like the quantity of spam has decreased since moving to this new system?
     
  2. Apr 7, 2014
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Seems so! Yay!
     
  3. Apr 8, 2014
    Hinotori

    Hinotori Super Self-Sufficient

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    Yes, I've noticed the reduction. It's nice not having as much.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2014
    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    I dunno. I just reported some spam. :hide
     
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    Marianne

    Marianne Almost Self-Reliant

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    Ditto. I bet we reported the same post, Deb.
    I haven't been around enough to know, otherwise.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2014
    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    Probably. I used to let people know that it had been reported so the mods wouldn't get their in boxes full from multiple people reporting the same post(s) until someone made a joke about the product, I responded to the joke, and got slapped w/35 points for feeding the troll.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2014
    Nifty

    Nifty Almost Self-Reliant Administrator

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    :( Sorry, you shouldn't have gotten any infraction points for that. They should be erased now.

    Thanks for reporting the spammers. While there's no way to 100% eliminate them, we catch about 99% of the attempts before they even post... which means tens of thousands of attempts per month!
     
  8. Apr 9, 2014
    Denim Deb

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    I complained to the mod that did it, but never heard back. I will admit to being quite upset over it. But I also wasn't about to run to you and complain. Figured you didn't need the grief.
     
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