Originally Posted by unjung
Glad you're willing to consider it. Best would be if two deputies had to spaminate something for it to be gone, but that would require a sophisticated mod I think, and a lot of deputies. Alternatively just keep deputies to a minimum but ensure they understand what they can spaminate. It should really only be posts from very new posters where the sig is a link, there is either poor English or just no relevance to SF (Nike Shoes for example), and the details regarding clothing sizes are the first option in each case.
That first alternative seems like a logistical nightmare. Actually, we have mod who is supposed to be the spamminator, but he has been falling down on the job. Ahem. Also, the spam is getting ridiculous. J and I are the main guys on the job right now, and really, there is a lot of spam to go through. Part of our problem is that the forum has been active for so long that several of our moderators are essentially emeritus due to a variety of reasons.
One idea might be to deputize several trusted members who have the ability to only spamminate members with under, say, 25 posts. The deputies would be charged with going through the "newest members" list, say, when they get up, and check the posts from these new members. Most of the spam is pretty obvious, and the deputies could leave the tough cases to the regular moderator team.
I'm for giving Artisan Fan and Teger full moderation powers in CE. We should be rid of the entire thing in about 36 hours.