Spammers be gone

Project:Web
Component:Forum
Category:task
Priority:normal
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Description

I suggest implementing a "mark as spam" button near each post on the forum. After a post has gathered x spam marks, someone on the team should get an email, suggesting the deletion of said post. The post itself might also be added to the email, in order to simplify the decision.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 09:49
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Fri, 10/19/2012 - 19:18
Sat, 10/20/2012 - 09:45
Tue, 10/23/2012 - 11:19

Is somebody reading this thread by the way?

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 11:41
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Hi!

I am :) Sorry for stopping changing the status when deleting the spammers, it's totally my fault, I started doing so when de-spamming from mobile... but there's really not a excuse.

If you ask because you've already flagged "lauren" three times and I've not deleted him, well, it's just that his message is almost borderline, and I tend to be on the cautious side --and he hasn't posted anything else since that one--

Please be sure that we appreciate immensely the work you --and the other spam-hunters-- do to keep the website clean, maybe soon we'll have some more powerful anti-spam tools, but by now, only human interaction can achieve the balance between hassling legitimate users and preventing spam floods.

Thanks again for the good work!

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 18:24
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Hey David!

It's cool if you don't always reply. Just making sure.

The message lauren posted does look fairly innocent, agreed. But the url sounds fishy to me and indeed it seems to be about some slimy "seo" shit. But it's totally your call. I thought you'd accidentally missed him/her.

Here's another sucker:

https://trisquel.info/en/users/lilylara158/track

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 20:05
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Done!

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 09:12
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https://trisquel.info/en/users/lmile2/track

Sun, 11/11/2012 - 13:02
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https://trisquel.info/en/users/noondress/track

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 11:50
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Done!

Trivia: this month's spammer weapon of choice seems to be the wiki, I think that if we got together all the wiki pages deleted from spammers, we could be growing a really big, convoluted, and surprisingly devoid of any meaning entry at Wikia or similar sites.

Other trivia bit: a couple of days ago we got spam in a never before used place, this very same issue tracker! (that completes, I think, all methods of interaction of the site: contact, forum, add-ons, wiki, donation list, tracker)

Thanks a lot to all spam hunters, keep up the good work!

Fri, 11/16/2012 - 16:12
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Sat, 11/17/2012 - 11:30
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https://trisquel.info/en/users/yayali70/track

Sat, 11/17/2012 - 12:58
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https://trisquel.info/en/users/jucy/track

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 13:52
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https://trisquel.info/en/users/marinaa/track

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 14:24
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https://trisquel.info/en/users/plake1851

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Tue, 11/27/2012 - 03:11
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These ones are much probably SPAM (or other sort of things):

https://trisquel.info/en/forum/ethical-uses-video-game-console-emulators#comment-27580

https://trisquel.info/en/forum/ethical-uses-video-game-console-emulators#comment-27607

https://trisquel.info/en/forum/ot-another-place-discuss-software-licenses#comment-27577

https://trisquel.info/en/forum/ot-another-place-discuss-software-licenses#comment-27609

The (google-)translations:

When the music reminds you of something, you can just switch the track, but in life you can not do this and so you can not stop ... memories delay ...

I have always said that a woman should be like a good horror movie: the more space on the imagination, the better.

Never be afraid to do what you can not do. Remember, the Ark was built by an amateur. Professionals built the "Titanic."

The first marriage is often unsuccessful because a woman in a hurry to join it, and rushing it because he wants to have time to enter into a second marriage, if the first will fail.

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 12:13
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Once again, strange posts with no discernible benefit for the poster, but definitely off-topic, suspicious, and now, gone.

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 04:35
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 08:29