A NON-Instructable: How to PREVENT SPAN in this site we all LOVE Answered
Latelly spam is getting nasty.
I do my best in flagging it all out as much as I can, because I hate spam nad love the site
I've come up with a couple of ideas that could help preventing spam:
- Moderate the first 'ible of new users:
Almost all spam comes from new users and their very fist 'ible is spam.
Just hold the 'first ible of any new user 'till a moderator sees it and approves it.
- Allow site users to do the job for you:
That's what web2.0 is all about: users signal with the spam flag and you can remove the posts
asap (saw this happend seldom times, or with a long delay)
- Promote some users as moderators that have the right to "umpublish" (not delete)
posts that are flagged as SPAM. This status can be revoked if user gets nasty and bossy.
How about it?