Getting too many notifications with spammy comments.
Nah, it's all good.
Dude! Eagles vs Giants, that sounds sick, i'm clicking that SOB!!!
*Update, it's just stupid football, no epic animal battles... at... all!!!
| *Update, it's just stupid football, no epic animal battles... at... all!!!
I'm disappointed now.
this is actually a good comment because i always forget about thursday night games. thanks for the reminder, spam bot!
Just move the entire site over to a subreddit already.
It would be great if there could be a solution for the spam that didn't involve captcha.
I'd be willing to pay $1/mo for a service like DN. That'd be way better than a captcha on every comment.
Don't give them any ideas.
Askimet would solve it.
It's been noticed at Tiny HQ apparently and they are working on it - trying to find out why there was a huge spam deluge all of a sudden.
I suspect it’s predominately one person or company (lots of identical IPs on the accounts that signed up). I delete as much as I can, as fast as I can. :)
I've turned off notifications due to the spam problem. Recent comments from mods regarding the issue:
A captcha might help, but the issue really needs to be addressed at the account creation stage. Making the site invite-only again, which has been discussed, would help a lot.
IMHO that would put a barrier to new people joining and that can be frustrating when you start your career, etc.
I would bet on the captcha first and go from there. Or an integration with a Askimet or alike.
I don't think reaching out to someone is that hard (and is good if you're starting your career) and many sites have worked like this for a long time and have been just fine. http://lobste.rs is a good current example.
Their moderation log is interesting ... https://lobste.rs/moderations
Haha, interesting how so?
"All moderator actions on this site are visible to everyone and the identities of those moderators are made public. While the individual actions of a moderator may cause debate, there should be no question about if an action happened or who is responsible."
I can't say I've seen that approach before. I like it.
It works really well. The site is more or less free of drama. A few months ago, the person who started the site effectively transitioned the whole thing to the community, and with it all being transparent, it's worked flawlessly.
And it's really a pity to be forced to disable notifications. That lowers the activity on the community.
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