Forum SPAM Crackdown

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deboutv
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Re: Forum SPAM Crackdown

Post by deboutv » Oct 14, 2008 1:43 am

No it doesn't work. I mean, I see that I'm in the group but my messages are still moderated.
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Re: Forum SPAM Crackdown

Post by vboctor » Nov 08, 2008 5:45 pm

I've assigned queue moderation rights to the contributors group. My assumption is that this will achieve the following:

1. Allow contributors to bypass moderation.
2. Allow contributors to help with processing the moderation queue quicker.
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Re: Forum SPAM Crackdown

Post by jb_mantis » Nov 13, 2008 11:42 am

Vboctor,
Wouldn't it make more sense to have two groups, one that gets to bypass moderation, and one that gets to perform moderation approval? I assume that people can be trusted to not be spammers sooner than they are trusted to perform moderation approvals. Or can the two functions not be separated?
I just mention this because I could understand if you don't trust someone to perform moderation approvals for you (especially if you have never had one-on-one communication with them), but I would hope that after 10 or so posts, it could be safely assumed that a person is not a spammer. There are only about 150 out of the 4410 registered users who have made 10 or more posts. Maybe they could be trusted to not be moderated? If not, there are only about 40 or so users with 20 or more posts, which makes them the top 1% of your posters. Surely you can trust the top 1% of your posters to not be spammers.
Also, just as a curiosity, what is the criterion to be approved? Just not be spam? Or is there additional stuff like not a duplicate in same forum, not a duplicate in multiple forums, not a rant, etc. If so, might want to post what that criterion is for your moderators for reference.
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Buga
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Re: Forum SPAM Crackdown

Post by Buga » Dec 10, 2008 7:02 am

Yeah it would be better if all members with at least 5 or 10 posts get added to this group. Its quite annoying that I dont see immediatly the post and it slows down the support process.

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Re: Forum SPAM Crackdown

Post by monotek » Jan 14, 2009 8:30 am

Full ack!

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Re: Forum SPAM Crackdown

Post by Uwe » Jan 28, 2009 3:28 am

Full ack from me, too!

monotek
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Re: Forum SPAM Crackdown

Post by monotek » Mar 02, 2009 9:18 am

@ Topic

Another easy spambot killer is to add a custom mandatory field to phpbb registration via adminpannel.

For example: "Which Mantis Version do you use".

Would also be helpful to show this info in profile of user...

Edit: Phpbb 3.0.5 will add a new captcha

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