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Spam in the Diary

Posted by efred on 16 March 2010 in English (English)

today, there is a spam-entry over 2,5 hours online. this is to long. such entries must be deleted within some minutes.
there must be a change in the diary against the spam: spam-button or something like this, will be a solution... p.e. if 3 people mark an entry as spam, it should be deleted automatically.
I don't think,this should be so a big work to realize a solution like this.

Comment from efred on 16 March 2010 at 10:12

oups... sorry, it's just 1,5 hour... but it's still to long!

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Comment from drlizau on 16 March 2010 at 10:35

there are several, all from the same source, which makes it worse

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Comment from drlizau on 16 March 2010 at 10:35

there are several, all from the same source, which makes it worse

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Comment from Mikrokosmonaut on 16 March 2010 at 11:23

What about that only active mappers are allowed to blog? No data upload, no blog.

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Comment from pavithrans on 16 March 2010 at 11:27

*No data upload, no blog* LOL good one :)

What about someone who after a long time thinks to do some mapping today writes his plan ?

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Comment from daveemtb on 16 March 2010 at 11:41

Yeah, this is really getting to me. We need a "report spam" button ASAP. Perhaps it should hide the entry once a few different users have clicked it, until an admin has checked it.

"No data upload, no blog" could backfire, I had thought about this one a few days ago - it might lead to a malicious DB change just to permit spamming. This is worse problem than spam IMHO.

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Comment from bahnpirat on 16 March 2010 at 13:01

What about this: If 10 different users click on the "spam-button" in 12 hours it get's deleted automaticly. Otherwise it stays in. But allowing every user to delete entries of every other would be a bad idea for me.

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Comment from TomH on 16 March 2010 at 13:45

If it's not such a big work then I look forward to receiving your patch to implement it.

Note however that we will not be deploying anything that lets stuff be deleted automatically at the whim on N users (for any value of N).

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Comment from marcschneider on 16 March 2010 at 16:14

@TomH: makes sense, I'm against a system where the crowd can delete other posts too... but what about just hiding them based on user voting? then the ones currently removing the spam can review them and finally delete the post and its author, or - if the system gets abused by users - kick the voters arses!

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