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  • Your face looks worn out.:left:

  • banned good. but they'll be more coming. like a rogue wave sneaking up behind your back. then without realizing it, pow! too late

  • I have an idea: all new threads to be posted must pass through a moderation formed by users and mods or only mods!

  • Not all new. The first post only (of course the user won't be able to post the second till the first's approved) - and only for newbies. Moreover, I suggest there'll be an automaton registering newbies' IPs, and if such a user gets banned, similar or close IPs will form a "grey list" in it. For example, if there's a bunch of guys in India doing a job, using similar words, etc., so after an IP gets greyed, that user's colleagues will automatically fall into that grey list: such first posts will appear in a special, non-public board only for moderators, who then deal with them - should a mistakenly suspended post get there - they'll white it to a (the) relevant public board, after which picking the rest gets eliminated in one sweep. Additionally, there can be a moderator button there to "delete all the relevant accounts" - optional.
    Importantly, the first posts are only greyed out if there are buzz words in them (unless the IP is in the grey already, of course): that's a task for that automaton - to maintain such a word list, too.

  • There mustn't be an only one single word: for example, I could somehow use a "baba" in my first post, or whatever; but it must be already a combination of words/character sequences. For example, if it's a newbie, their IP's in India, there's a "baba" there, plus something else, maybe the post's length...
    It must be a smart thing - that automaton.:)

  • Next, there could be a temporal registration number limit for either greyed groups of IPs or one and the same IP (I actually don't know how it works, but I suppose if those guys could work from some crowded offices or like that...). Like 2 for a day, or 10 for a week for greyed groups, IDK.

  • Or you could like to use user assistance. It can be a new type of staff - like "moderator assistant": not fully a moderator, still such a person could grey out or close threads manually, instead of implementing an automaton.

  • Block IPs would be kind of difficult because the person can disguise the IPs. Restrictions to newbies could be: after the creation of the account the person can only post in any topic however with CAPTCHA, after a number of posts (good post, not spam) the user will be able to post new threads and posts with CAPTCHA, after reach a number of threads and posts, the user will be able yo post without restrictins.

    1. Not block the IP - but "grey" the suspicious post out - to a specially dedicated area available only for moderators. And only if it's suspicious - by some criteria having been evolved by a smart subroutine.
    2. Exactly I suggest a "Suspension Board" - where so "greyed out" suspicious posts can still remain organised into the same 'forums' to which they were submitted. It's like a grey [moderator] area where such posts "precipitate" getting suspicious. Like a Purgatory of sorts - fancy a "grey" copy of Earth with the same geography, but inhabitated only by bad guys and those about whom it's not yet decided.
      Moderators then could easily rehabilitate any post should it happen to have got there mistakenly (with a possible filling some report lines to improve the automaton).
  • I have an idea: all new threads to be posted must pass through a moderation formed by users and mods or only mods!

    I've laready suggested omething like that back on the My Opera times but it seens that the forum, at that time, had a considerable amount of messages by new users and moderate all of them would demand a great effort.

  • How about ... new messages posted by new users are only visible to members (not to search engines nor those not signed in) until a (different, not new) member has replied. This is a help forum, so old posts have to be visible to those who are not members. But less incentive to spam (since search engines can't see it) should mean less spam.

  • ...new messages posted by new users are only visible to members (not to search engines nor those not signed in) until a (different, not new) member has replied.

    Think what you just said.
    A spammer posts a reply - voila. Not even mentioning normal discussion.

  • ...new messages posted by new users are only visible to members (not to search engines nor those not signed in) until a (different, not new) member has replied.
    Think what you just said.
    A spammer posts a reply - voila. Not even mentioning normal discussion.

    Well, a spammer wouldn't be a "not new" user.

  • ...new messages posted by new users are only visible to members (not to search engines nor those not signed in) until a (different, not new) member has replied.
    

    Think what you just said.
    A spammer posts a reply - voila. Not even mentioning normal discussion.

    Well, a spammer wouldn't be a "not new" user.

    That was the idea.

    Before I get there, most spam has no replies though for a few the same spammer posted 2-3 times. Under this system, the search engines couldn't see either of those.

  • BULLSHIT!
    You - actually - want ALL threads to be CLOSED after ONE SINGLE reply.
    (I thought that was only my brain to malfunction today;)

    (Don't ban me for the word, o'k?;) And I was not correct referring to a spammer. Although the idea of all threads being of max 2 comms looks, well.. You know:whistle:)

  • Not sure where you got that idea from - I didn't say anything about closing threads.

  • You said that once replied, "new messages posted by new users" get invisible for registered users.
    I agree that my brain's half-dead and I mistakenly extended that to "all threads"; but anyway, we still have all first threads made by any user (not us, of course - but those who's registered after such an implementation) actually close - for us included - after a single reply:

    ... new messages posted by new users are only visible to members (not to search engines nor those not signed in) until a (different, not new) member has replied.

    O'k, save that if such a topic gets only newbies' replies - we with more than 2 posts do not participate at all - in such a case such a thread won't close. For us - all registered user (your words).

  • I said non-members and search engines can't see new posts by new members until an old member replies - though come to think of it me way want to decide they aren't spam after a certain number of days anyway - say, 3 days? The point being, we treat them as possible spam and so hide them from search engines until someone replies or a moderator is likely to have had time to look at it.

  • I said non-members and search engines can't see new posts by new members until an old member replies...

    Now I see.
    I beg you pardon. It was neither your nor my fault - English syntax is sometimes ambiguous (the language is not an exception, though).

  • So, what about my idea of a suspending automaton and "Suspension Board"?
    And what about the idea of 'user helpers' - or, in my case, assistants? We could also possibly implement user help without introducing a new staff category: a thread could get suspended, for example, if a certain number of [old] users have hit a certain button. I seem to remember a topic like "Flag in one click" - that'd be it: a "Spam!" button hit by, say, 10 users with more than 10 posts each... Nah, that's not a precise suggestion - just pondering:)

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