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Welcome SpamHunters!

Postby ana » 2009-06-22 16:27

Hi,

Since today, some users have the role "SpamHunter", this allow them to move the spam messages to a hidden board.
The list of special users is, in no special order:

telemachus
craigevil
gnudude
Absent Minded
Jackiebrown
saulgoode
lolanoob

They are not moderators, they are just helping out to remove the spam. And the only admin privilege they have is being able to move posts between forums.
Next step is improving the forum spam filters, but we always will have some spam that pass the filters.
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Re: Welcome SpamHunters!

Postby roseway » 2009-06-22 17:56

Good move. Well done.
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Re: Welcome SpamHunters!

Postby AdrianTM » 2009-06-22 19:23

That's a good development, now, if someone could program a "report Spam" button on this forum...
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Re: Welcome SpamHunters!

Postby julian67 » 2009-06-22 19:29

AdrianTM wrote:That's a good development, now, if someone could program a "report Spam" button on this forum...


It's the red exclamation mark at the bottom right of each post in the regular board sections.
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Re: Welcome SpamHunters!

Postby AdrianTM » 2009-06-22 19:36

Sorry, don't know what you mean. There might be a button somewhere on the forums, but what I'm saying is a button in the thread (next to "quote" button for example)
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Re: Welcome SpamHunters!

Postby Lavene » 2009-06-22 19:43

julian67 wrote:
AdrianTM wrote:That's a good development, now, if someone could program a "report Spam" button on this forum...


It's the red exclamation mark at the bottom right of each post in the regular board sections.

It's actually more effective to use the good old Spamreporting thread. Because we can subscribe to it and get an e-mail when someone post a report and the thread 'lights up' when there are new posts.

To see the ordinary reported posts we have to go looking for them all the time.
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Re: Welcome SpamHunters!

Postby julian67 » 2009-06-22 19:53

AdrianTM wrote:Sorry, don't know what you mean. There might be a button somewhere on the forums, but what I'm saying is a button in the thread (next to "quote" button for example)



That's what it is. It can't be seen in this section "News & Announcements" but have a look at a post in one of the regular sections and it's bottom right over every single post.

But anyway Lavene's post suggests that the zillion spams I reported using the report button were mostly wasted effort :P so no need to put your specs on and go looking for it
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Re: Welcome SpamHunters!

Postby ana » 2009-06-22 19:55

julian67 wrote:But anyway Lavene's post suggests that the zillion spams I reported using the report button were mostly wasted effort :P so no need to put your specs on and go looking for it


No really, I do prefer the report thingie :)

Btw, spamhunters can not remove posts... so it is a small flaw with this system of reporting in a thread and removing after.
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Re: Welcome SpamHunters!

Postby Ook » 2009-06-22 19:57

Lavene wrote:
julian67 wrote:
AdrianTM wrote:That's a good development, now, if someone could program a "report Spam" button on this forum...


It's the red exclamation mark at the bottom right of each post in the regular board sections.

It's actually more effective to use the good old Spamreporting thread. Because we can subscribe to it and get an e-mail when someone post a report and the thread 'lights up' when there are new posts.

To see the ordinary reported posts we have to go looking for them all the time.


Glad you mentioned that. I've been using the invisible-to-AdrianTM button and wondering why the thread is left up for people who don't get it! :D
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Re: Welcome SpamHunters!

Postby AdrianTM » 2009-06-22 19:57

Oh, OK, so it's not in this section only.

But... can't that be programmed to send e-mail too? It looks more convenient that going on the other section of the forum to report a thread. (plus that you need to copy&paste -- which I'm too lazy to do -- remember spammers do most of the spam automatically, we do the monkey work by copying and pasting manually threads, all this should ideally be done in one-click)

FWIW, I usually don't even open spam threads because I know from the title what they are...
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Re: Welcome SpamHunters!

Postby Ook » 2009-06-22 19:58

ana wrote:
julian67 wrote:But anyway Lavene's post suggests that the zillion spams I reported using the report button were mostly wasted effort :P so no need to put your specs on and go looking for it


No really, I do prefer the report thingie :)

Btw, spamhunters can not remove posts... so it is a small flaw with this system of reporting in a thread and removing after.


Maybe we should coordinate our efforts to alternate between them. :mrgreen:
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Re: Welcome SpamHunters!

Postby Lavene » 2009-06-22 20:06

Bah! Mea Culpa. The spamhunter thing is Ana's setup... do what she says. :P
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Re: Welcome SpamHunters!

Postby julian67 » 2009-06-22 20:13

Ok my brain has two conflicting ideas circulating...crash imminent.

For clarification: use the button or use the thread?

Please don't answer 'use the thingie' :D

edit: p.s. and what should Adrian do?
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Re: Welcome SpamHunters!

Postby AdrianTM » 2009-06-22 20:24

edit: p.s. and what should Adrian do?

get glasses...
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Re: Welcome SpamHunters!

Postby ana » 2009-06-22 20:25

julian67 wrote:For clarification: use the button or use the thread?



Use the button. SpamHunters can see and close the reports. The thread is good for only 1-2 person, but when it is more people, the reporting system is better.
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