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I have an IDEA that will help stop spammers.

Discussion in 'AfterDawn feedback & suggestions' started by Pop_Smith, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. Pop_Smith

    Pop_Smith Regular member

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    Hey, I have recently been reporting spammers on almost a daily basis to Mods so they can edit the posts and deactive the offenders accounts. I would like to propose an idea, feedback would be appreciated.

    My idea is, if someone reports a spammer, the first one to do so would have 2 posts added to there account total.
    I know this could be a bad idea though as it would cause unneeded double pm's about the same spammer but, its just an idea.

    Another idea is, after someone helps get rid of a predecided amount of spammers (at least 15 or 20, mods or something can keep track) they could be eligable for a boost to a Moderator *cough*. You could also say they have to have a specific amount of posts (at least 400, i would say) but, that would be upto dRD or whoever can promote people. I am not asking to be a Mod, just making suggestions to cut down on spammers :)

    Looking foward to the feedback.

    Thanks,
    Pop Smith
     
  2. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    whaaaa?
     
  3. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    four words for ya ... Report an offensive post.

    Seems to work well :)
     
  4. Pop_Smith

    Pop_Smith Regular member

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    ya, i'll start using that more... uhhh just wondering, is there any chance of me (I want to be one, but, its probably not gonna happen till I hit addict level) becoming a Mod just to ask.

    lol, sorry to sound annoying (if i am) i am just curious as to what it takes to be a Moderator (from this forum
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/102943)
    it says "determination and bribes to admins" what exactly do you guys count as a "bribe"? lol.

    Thanks Flip218 for your enlightening responses.
     
  5. flip218

    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    If I remember ... It's based on recommendations from the current mods. Then the admins promote to mod when more mods are needed.
     
  6. Pop_Smith

    Pop_Smith Regular member

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    ok, I was wondering how that system worked. Thats a good way to do things. :) I vote for ScubaPete as one if the need more, unless he doesn't want the title.
     
  7. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Pop: We do keep a track of user's "offensive post reports" and they do play certain role when deciding for further moderators. But the system itself has also proven to ease the task of moderation and thus reduced the need of further mods. However, I do realize that our traffic and post figures have went through the roof lately and it is quite likely we will look into our mod situation shortly.

    Most likely what will happen is that at least certain selected high-traffic forum rooms get their own "dedicated" mods who will be responsible of keeping those forums clean.

    Once again, as a sidenote, I'd like to thank publicly our excellent mod team, who have managed to keep our forums one of the few spam-free, mostly-moron-free forums on the web. Yes, I know, sometimes some -- if not all -- of our mods seem to be "bit" harsh towards newbies who are asking re-re-re-re-re-re-repeatedly asked questions, etc, but then again: they do the job just for the sake of doing it, volunteering to keep the forums clean and once you bump into your 5700th double post for that day, it is quite understandable that sometimes you happen to say few rude words :)

    But yes, I have certain names "short-listed" in my mind for new mods and obviously we check from our existing mods first before making any decisions whatsoever. But for now, no new mods coming up.
     
  8. sly_61019

    sly_61019 Senior member

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    I know EXACTLY what your saying :)
     
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  9. wdowsing

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    I reacon that ddp should become a mod, he has helped me out loaddddss..
     
  10. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    i'm innocent!!! i didn't put him/her up to it. when i read wdowsing post i said to myself "holly f**k", excuse my language
     
  11. wdowsing

    wdowsing Regular member

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    jus saying what was on my mind
     
  12. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    i know, just surprised me, thats all
     
  13. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    I just had to edit and close a thread where two different ipod spammers were cussing and fighting with each other over which one's scam link was the real deal. Now I've seen it all.
     
  14. Pop_Smith

    Pop_Smith Regular member

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    lol, that must have been quite a site :)
     
  15. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    A change ?

    When last I heard, people who complained too much should watch that they aren't terminated. I'm sure the exact wording wasn't what you said but that was defiantly the message -
     
  16. ScubaBud

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    [bold]offensive post reports button[/bold]

    Is this like a member only thing and does not show on a newbie's browser or am I just blind with congenital brain damage?

    Be gentle now!!!
     
  17. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    i think newbie or you are as blind as a bat!!
     
  18. ScubaBud

    ScubaBud Regular member

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    It's the newbie thing ddp :)

    Here is a screen shot of my page without the button.

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  19. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    thats what i put on your other post
     
  20. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    The offensive post feature only works for members and above :)
     

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