Suggestion Here's my idea on how to stop spam.

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  1. sks316
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    There's been way too much spam lately. So, in order to stop this spam, I feel like we need to implement some extra layer of moderation.
    So, what I propose is that a user who has under 100 posts or hasn't been signed up for at least a month has all threads and replies checked by a moderator before they go public. Of course, this should not apply to DMs.
     


  2. Dionicio3

    Dionicio3 Some Cool Skiddo

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    That would put way to much stress on the mods, so no
     
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  5. RustInPeace

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    I've honestly not been paying attention. What exactly is the spam?
     
  6. Dionicio3

    Dionicio3 Some Cool Skiddo

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    Sometimes (mostly in this forum) random accounts post ads about stuff like male enhancments and other shit
     
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  7. isanchez

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    I propose not allowing newcommers to make a thread until the comment on other threads a certain number of times
     
  8. Dionicio3

    Dionicio3 Some Cool Skiddo

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    That would be stupid, as most people who join come to make a noon support thread
     
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  9. Veho

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    Unfortunately that would require an infinite amount of moderators.

    That would just result in people spamming the forum with pointless "lol" and "yeah, totally" replies to rack up the post count.
     
  10. Meteor7

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  11. isanchez

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    I know xda does that or it use to and I'm sure that most questions that someone already have an answer that can have can be found here if people actually took the time to search for it
     
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  12. RustInPeace

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    Oh, I was thinking something more serious, like certain users messing up the community. I dealt with that at a porn forum, all we did was just ban the user. There's nothing better than that, the problem I guess is staff not being active enough. At least over there, I ended up being almost 24/7 so spam threads in the sections I modded were swiftly removed.
     
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    Dionicio3 Some Cool Skiddo

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    Yeah, but that's now just punishing new users for being new
     
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  15. bennyman123abc

    bennyman123abc Master of the Script Kiddies

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    I got a DNS server not found error. :( I was hoping to buy some butt cream for my flakey little butt :cry:
     
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  16. isanchez

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    And that's how you get viruses and malware on your computer
     
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  17. CeeDee

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    Most of the bots have very predictable spam posts - surely it can't be hard to auto filter them?
     
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    >boots

    Anyways, as @Costello has said many times before, there is tons of filters, and many attempts are stopped. However, some times its real people posting the spam
     
  19. bennyman123abc

    bennyman123abc Master of the Script Kiddies

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    Problem is, there were 3 accounts posting the same ad at the same time. Bots anyone?
     
  20. RustInPeace

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    I'm tempted to name certain people, but I want to keep my mood positive.
     
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    They were not at the exact same time, there was a few minuet difference. Also, if there wws no filter at all, this place would be over populated by spam
     
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  22. bennyman123abc

    bennyman123abc Master of the Script Kiddies

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    Please do. We all need to stay open minded despite these fucking bots running around and spamming up our beloved GBATemp.