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Old 03-10-2012
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Idea! The Rise of Spam & the inadequate amount of moderation


I've been a silent user of this great forum for quite some time; & only recently have I been seeing ever more increasing amounts of spam in all sections.

my 2 cents:

1- make signing up more stringent

2- force moderation of first 5(or any arbitrary number of) posts/threads of every new member; i.e new members' threads will not automatically get posted, until first seen by a mod. Or at least prevent them from posting links

3- more moderators. there are quite a few people that have a high activity & have good reputation. Give them some power, like deleting or modifying posts etc or just checking new member's posts(from point 1), stickying threads etc

4- the report system-why do i have to wait a full minute before i can report the next spam post? this should be reduced to 10 seconds at most.

hoping this forum gets even better, spam-free & helpful to all
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Thank you very much for the great suggestions.

We'll work on all of them.

You are right, Spam has been increasingly more active in the forums and this is probably a sign that the forums are getting more popular

But you are right we need more moderation to clean out posts once they are posted.

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