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Permanently block posts containing keyword in subject line.

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:27 pm
by ragstian
Hi.

After moderation of first post stopped I have not failed to notice the number of spam posts containing "Kitchen" in the headline.
Any way to set up a permanent rule to block those automatically?
Guess if I would ever use the mentioned companies for my future kitchen upgrades?

RGDS
Ragnar

Re: Permanently block posts containing keyword in subject li

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:05 pm
by Maestral
So they heard you and now they speak even more languages and even offer to help ,))

Re: Permanently block posts containing keyword in subject li

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:44 pm
by Pilosopong Tasyo
Filtering spam via "kitchen" keyword can be problematic. Consider the following example thread titles that have a good chance of being legitimate:

"My first drawing: a kitchen knife"
"Help with highlights -- kitchen utensils"
"Remodeling: suggest patterns for my kitchen tiles"

A rule that automatically blocks the 'kitchen' keyword will also remove potentially valid threads from real members.

Not only that, but kitchen spam is only part of the 'moderation queue-less' forum "experience." We can expect spam posts the likes of movies, streaming sites, shoe and clothing, horoscope, et al. in the future.

Re: Permanently block posts containing keyword in subject li

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:30 pm
by v1nce
After we tried no moderation for new post why not try the no moderation for banning.

Each post reported should be hidden immediatly until a moderator says it was legit.

Re: Permanently block posts containing keyword in subject li

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:49 pm
by Maestral

Re: Permanently block posts containing keyword in subject li

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:52 pm
by druban
Just buy a kitchen already! Then they'll go away. :lol:

Re: Permanently block posts containing keyword in subject li

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:51 pm
by tylerdurden

Re: Permanently block posts containing keyword in subject li

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:56 pm
by tylerdurden
P.S.

So a filter list is generated that has the common words used in undesirable posts. Those posts are held back.

The FAQ tells legitimate users the words to avoid if they want their posts to show.

Just thinking out loud...

Re: Permanently block posts containing keyword in subject li

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:00 am
by Maestral
I`m pretty much sure I saw somewhere, here on the forum, that twice reported posts of these spamBots (triangle with "!") results in their automatic exclusion. Does it works or not? If so, it`s not a big deal for us to check these and report - it takes only two reports to keep the forum clean - and first-comers would be spared of first post approval, right? Could it be that I`m the only one who saw that info about reporting? ,)))

After all, there are more seasons to come ,)

Re: Permanently block posts containing keyword in subject li

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:13 am
by ragstian
Hi.
Maestral ;
I`m pretty much sure I saw somewhere, here on the forum, that twice reported posts of these spamBots (triangle with "!") results in their automatic exclusion.


I noticed that as well and have reported the "kitchen" posts. I get a message that it's reported already (which means there are at least two reports) but the message persists.

RGDS
Ragnar

Re: Permanently block posts containing keyword in subject li

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:14 am
by brynn
There IS an Inkscape forum with no spam. ;)

Re: Permanently block posts containing keyword in subject li

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:55 am
by v1nce
Maestral wrote:I`m pretty much sure I saw somewhere, here on the forum, that twice reported posts of these spamBots (triangle with "!") results in their automatic exclusion. Does it works or not?


No, it doesn't work.

Re: Permanently block posts containing keyword in subject li

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:10 pm
by Pilosopong Tasyo
v1nce wrote:
Maestral wrote:I`m pretty much sure I saw somewhere, here on the forum, that twice reported posts of these spamBots (triangle with "!") results in their automatic exclusion. Does it works or not?

No, it doesn't work.

Agree. When a reply is reported the first time, it goes to a list of reported messages that can be viewed by a moderator/admin. Since the reported message is now already on the list, other users won't be able to report the same message again unless or until an admin/mod closes or deletes the report. IINM this is how phpBB handles reported messages.

brynn wrote:There IS an Inkscape forum with no spam. ;)

Indeed! :D

Re: Permanently block posts containing keyword in subject li

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:44 am
by microUgly
I apologise for my lack of effort in handling and preventing spam.

I was mistaken that reported posts would be hidden--I mis-understood the setting. It would be a useful setting to have.

I have made some tweaks, so hopefully you will see less.