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Spam: It's time to block webdesignshare.com or Short Urls

5 years ago from , Full-TIme User-Interface Designer

Look, all these URLs on Front page are re-directed to webdesignshare.

It's time to take some strict actions. I have reported all the posts and User.

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10 comments

  • Ken Em, 5 years ago

    While I wholeheartedly agree, perhaps we could all try to stick to the existing topic(s) for this issue? It seems like creating a half dozen duplicate topics on the same thing is counter-productive, and just spreads the discussion out all over the place.

    5 points
  • Max LindMax Lind, almost 5 years ago

    Fret not! A fix for this specific issue is coming (it's ready, just needs to be pushed live with a number of other updates). In the meantime, Mods will take care of the posts, and users involved with webdesignshare in any form will be instantly deleted.

    2 points
  • Account deleted 5 years ago

    We hear you man! As mentioned in the other article on the main page (James linked to it as well), the entire team is working hard on the issue.

    In the case of Webdesignshare, they are extremely determined for whatever reason... to the point of using shortened URLS, IP re-routing, etc

    There is an upcoming update that will go a LONG way to address these issues.

    Thanks!

    1 point
    • A. M. ­DouglasA. M. ­Douglas, 5 years ago (edited 5 years ago )

      Seriously, just establish comment karma, require X comment karma to post new links/threads. I mean this was all but standard practice back in the day, at busy, open-registration forums. You'd have to reply/comment 10-15 times before you could submit new threads.

      Add reCaptcha to the registration form, and perhaps even an text input field to work as a honeypot to catch other bots out.

      Or just force new sign-ups to be via OAuth with Google, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or whatever.

      Implement IP bans on known spam hosts and the same with domains.

      Enable users with Y karma to downvote as well as upvote so the community can more or less police itself.

      Some of these measures should be included even on an invite-only site just because things like OAuth or captchas are a no brainer.

      1 point
      • Account deleted 5 years ago

        I will pass on your input! Thanks!

        0 points
  • James LaneJames Lane, 5 years ago

    Hey Sandeep, there's another very similar post to this that I've commented on, please see here

    1 point
  • Duncan RussellDuncan Russell, 5 years ago

    Possible solution:

    • Comments earn karma too
    • Users need a certain amount of karma before they can post links
    1 point