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  1. #1
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    Spam on the site.

    Is there really nothing that can be done about all the "my cousin makes xxx dollars part time..." spam comments that we're getting recently?

    The last 2 articles I read (Desktop dungeons and another one) had a large number of such comments.
    I assume RPS has some kind of anti-spam filter, which is probably catching a lot of spam.. but these ones seem to get through on a regular basis.

    Can we get a "report spam" button? Or are we supposed to use the "block" button for that?
    Does multiple people "blocking" a post flag it up somehow?
    I feel like if we at least had a "report spam" button we could be training the anti-spam software or something.

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    Vector Jams O'Donnell's Avatar
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    re: the "block" button, it only blocks things for you.

  3. #3
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    There was a "report spam" button on the site at one point, I think? It's since been removed - not sure why, though.

  4. #4
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    It's probably complicated without turning on moderation for all posts. I don't know if it would be possible to set up a filter for some text templates, though.

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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus LTK's Avatar
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    In the last few days the spam has really started to spiral out of control. Sinister agent suggests that RPS just blocks all comments with $ in them, just so we can have a bit of reprieve. Doesn't sound like the worst idea.

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    Lesser Hivemind Node Velko's Avatar
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    It's getting really bad indeed.

    Suggested words to ban: cousin, uncle, step-aunt

  7. #7
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    Isn't there a way to ban things like $ and cousin, uncle etc... for users with less than a certain number of posts?

  8. #8
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    Re : LTK, you really just wanted us to read "what in the twelve cocks of christ" didn't you.

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