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Another reason why there should be some kind of anti-spam protection...

Posted by AndiG88 on 10 March 2014 in English (English)

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As I pointed out in my last diary... SEO SPAM @ User Diaries & Descriptions

Comment from TomH on 10 March 2014 at 17:26

Thank you for your (rather unorthodox) report. That user has been dealt with.

Comment from malenki on 10 March 2014 at 22:31

@ TomH: There is still a list of some hundred quite old spam users at the wiki: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Spam

@ Andi: The link to your diary entry has a 0 too much.

Comment from RobJN on 10 March 2014 at 23:07

@TomH: In the previous article you questioned how more moderators may help. My understanding was that identifying foreign language spam was a problem. A full reporting system would help, but in the mean time maybe just a simple page would do. I see now there is the spam page on the wiki - is that not good enough? Maybe a list that only approved moderators can edit, and a script you could run that pulls back this list and deletes spam?

Comment from miklobit on 13 March 2014 at 12:22

One simple rule can help: 99% of spam entries are created by users with 0 edits/tracks. Just check for some (resonable) min edits to allow create diary...

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