lots of spammers lately.... (10)

1 Name: Anonymous 2005-12-28 18:55 ID:XcvSotXp

can you do anything to prevent it, rather then just deleting it when it shows up? still messes up the thread order.

i think banning posts with more then 20 http links would be reasonable, if that's a feasible hack

2 Name: Anonymous 2005-12-29 01:50 ID:y5rr5Pr5

I noticed this too, and some of the junk has stayed there for several days. Perchance 4-ch needs more moderators to delete this kind of thing? How are the moderators selected, anyway?

3 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-12-29 14:36 ID:/WY0OO57

We've added some more keywords to the spam database, which should cut down on spam for now, hopefully. If you're unlucky, you might hit one when posting, and get an error message. Hopefully this won't happen, but just so you know.

As for moderators, there is a bit of a lack right now, made worse by the fact that me and probably others are away for the holidays and don't have much chance to do stuff. Squeeks usually handpicks people to be moderators, so he'll do something about that if necessary.

4 Name: Jay 2005-12-30 15:31 ID:BslLq8+3

Yes, I do have to work out a better method, not only for moderation, but also for finding, deleting etc obvious spam posts.

Please, feel free to tell me how to run my own website better.

5 Name: Anonymous 2006-01-04 17:02 ID:bZF3nO/9

A good way to find moderators without compromising anonymity would be to be able to look up IPs (of course would only work with static ones) of users who apply. Admins should somehow be able to do that, then they can see whether the users have contributed good posts in the past and are likely to be trustworthy moderators.

For application, maybe there should be a public moderator board where moderation issues, moderator selection etc. could be discussed.

As for spam: It's really just an issue of seeing the spam link. Then it usually gets added to the spam database and the post deleted. The link cannot be posted to 4-ch afterwards.

6 Name: Jay 2006-01-05 04:31 ID:BslLq8+3

> Admins

Admin. There is only one. Me.

> The link cannot be posted to 4-ch afterwards

See that's easy if the spammer has 1 URL. But, like the recent spammer has done who has multiple URLs to the same shit, then you can't use it.

7 Name: Anonymous 2006-01-10 00:42 ID:FSqO3OM8

I think we're still in advantage as long as it's easier to pack URLs into the spam database than creating them.

8 Name: Anonymous 2006-01-13 18:44 ID:y5rr5Pr5

Some spam was posted in a permasaged thread here, you might want to delete it:

9 Name: Anonymous 2006-01-16 20:58 ID:Heaven


10 Name: Anonymous 2006-02-18 18:57 ID:Heaven

Spammers invaded beta:

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