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Re^2: Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam!

by BrowserUk (Patriarch)
on Aug 08, 2013 at 11:34 UTC ( #1048549=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam!
in thread Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam!

I think I favour my second idea. A spam button combined with tighter control on what can be spidered from here.

But, as far as banning urls are concerned, if I was implementing it, rather than having to add every new url the spammers come up with to a blacklist; I'd have a whitelist of acceptable urls: cpan etc.

You could then automate the maintenance of that white list by (say) sending /msg <url> to (say) userid whitelist. If the same url is submitted by 3 or 4 non-anonymous users of sufficient standing, it gets added. (The benefit of this mechanism is that unaccepted urls are never displayed anywhere publicly.)

With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
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