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Transparent Moderation Log & Site Topics - Part I

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by j, May 7, 2006.

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  1. AR_Six

    AR_Six Well-Known Member

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    I'll do it. I already moderate the other board I post on, and it's a hell of a lot worse than this one in terms of crap that needs to be cleaned up, CE notwithstanding.
     
  2. appolyon

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    I'm in Oz and can tackle the spam that originates while the rest of the world sleeps. Not like I do anything at work anyway ...
     
  3. ManofKent

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    The speading the job round the globe to cover different timezones is a good idea.

    How did Attwater get to 75 spam posts [​IMG]

    I presume the 60 secs between emails rule is to prevent abuse, but it does make reporting spam difficult...
     
  4. Matt

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  5. Eason

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    Sounds like you need somebody who lives on the other side of the world...
     
  6. VKK3450

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    Ya, why the f@ck is there no European representation in this mod malarky?

    I suggest a reverse Boston Tea Party type thingy to provide us with some representation.

    K
     
  7. EnglishGent

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    Ya, why the f@ck is there no European representation in this mod malarky?

    I suggest a reverse Boston Tea Party type thingy to provide us with some representation.

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    Something like no spammination without representation.
     
  8. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Well-Known Member

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    Something like no spammination without representation.

    Yea, or we'll throw their 7 fold ties and raw denim in the Thames.

    K
     
  9. Master-Classter

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    Quick question, if I hit the red triangle, I assume it just reports that post. How do I just report a whole user who's a spammer?
    I usually just write a message in the post report box...
     
  10. ManofKent

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    Ya, why the f@ck is there no European representation in this mod malarky?

    I suggest a reverse Boston Tea Party type thingy to provide us with some representation.

    K


    I always assumed being made a mod was some form of cruel punishment...
     
  11. Thomas

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    Item 1) This may be the height of impracticality and idiocy on my part (and I realize I set a high bar here) but I think it would be nice to be able to set my view to only see threads that are started by, say, a senior member (i.e. - someone with over 100 posts). That way I could avoid the spam AND some of the newb threads. Not that I advocate that newbs shouldn't start threads, but I just am not up to reading them these days. Anyway, like I mentioned, impractical.

    but, read on...

    Point b) anti-spammer measures. I think the current MSFT Exchange bolt-on spam filter will automatically tag mail as spam if four users (worldwide, as I'm told) mark it as spam. Four users. If there was the means to ban or spaminate or suspend a poster based on four reports, that would certainly be nice and take a load off the mods, although Artisan Fan might have a hell of a time getting continually banned and un-banned...not that he's never been through that before.
     
  12. countdemoney

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    ^^^^

    Just set the condition as four reports and under 100 posts. Not sure how hard that would be to script or not.
     
  13. dirknibleck

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    You could opt for a minimum number of notifications (ie 4) to set the message as inappropriate and non-viewable. If the message is not deleted, the OP could have an option to appeal which could the message viewable again, but leave it flagged for moderation.

    You would, of course, likely need 2 or 3 additional columns in your DB and a new query to determine what posts to display, along with all of the programming related to the process :)
     
  14. j

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    If someone wants to program that I'm all ears. Unfortunately I don't know how. Also, though it stalled, I'm still "in the middle" of upgrading the forum to the newest version, and I'm not sure how the spam control functions will work in the new version. Once that upgrade is complete we can look at scripting custom stuff to deal with it. I've always wanted a post/thread threshold system where posts below a certain rating would be invisible by default, and a system like that would lend itself pretty well to anti spam usage.
     
  15. unjung

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    If someone wants to program that I'm all ears. Unfortunately I don't know how. Also, though it stalled, I'm still "in the middle" of upgrading the forum to the newest version, and I'm not sure how the spam control functions will work in the new version. Once that upgrade is complete we can look at scripting custom stuff to deal with it. I've always wanted a post/thread threshold system where posts below a certain rating would be invisible by default, and a system like that would lend itself pretty well to anti spam usage.

    That would really, really hurt DT.

    The alternative is to just limit posters to one post in CE per day.
     
  16. Dakota rube

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    The alternative is to just limit posters to one post in CE per day.

    That's crazy talk!
     
  17. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    That would really, really hurt DT.

    The alternative is to just limit posters to one post in CE per day.

    The main point would be to cut down on useless/snarky posts in MC and SW&D where we ostensibly are still trying to help people get answers to legitimate clothing questions, which was the point of the forum in the first place. It drives me nuts when I see people post a question and the first 5 responses are stupid inside jokes between the same clowns that no one new is going to understand. I had hoped a system could be developed to somewhat discourage that.
     
  18. unjung

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    The main point would be to cut down on useless/snarky posts in MC and SW&D where we ostensibly are still trying to help people get answers to legitimate clothing questions, which was the point of the forum in the first place. It drives me nuts when I see people post a question and the first 5 responses are stupid inside jokes between the same clowns that no one new is going to understand. I had hoped a system could be developed to somewhat discourage that.

    I understand. Since it is usually the same group who do that, maybe they could just be warned.
     
  19. Rambo

    Rambo Well-Known Member

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    The main point would be to cut down on useless/snarky posts in MC and SW&D where we ostensibly are still trying to help people get answers to legitimate clothing questions, which was the point of the forum in the first place. It drives me nuts when I see people post a question and the first 5 responses are stupid inside jokes between the same clowns that no one new is going to understand. I had hoped a system could be developed to somewhat discourage that.
    Its fucking awful these days. Especially in MC. Pretty much turned me off from asking questions in either forum.
    I understand. Since it is usually the same group who do that, maybe they could just be warned.
    +1
     
  20. Night Owl

    Night Owl Well-Known Member

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    I understand. Since it is usually the same group who do that, maybe they could just be warned.

    Just limit voxsantorum to 1 post/day
     
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