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How to report spam in forums?


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inCharge

11 June 2010 at 8:57pm Community Member, 102 Posts

I quite often see spam in the SilverStripe forums e.g. from yesterday in this forum

http://www.silverstripe.org/general-questions/show/ ...
286236#post286236
286235#post286235
286234#post286234
286233#post286233

...although sometimes better disguised than those & obviously been there a while.

Is there a way to report it or remove it or mark it?

Thanks,
Jules

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Willr

12 June 2010 at 11:45am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

No report spam method built in for non moderators. Only moderators and admin have access to marking as spam, deleting posts. We try to keep on top of it by checking the RSS feeds. A report spam button would also require some sort of report as well for moderators and for them to be notified.

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Willr

12 June 2010 at 11:47am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

I'm also going to be implementing email account confirmation which will reduce spam since most of these posts are coming from fake emails. This is a couple weeks away.

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inCharge

17 June 2010 at 1:53am Community Member, 102 Posts

That's great to know you are on the case. Much appreciated.

Some spam is borderline, like this one.
http://www.silverstripe.org/general-questions/show/268481

If moderators were to remove the links from these posts, while leaving the URLs as clear text, then it might deter the spammers from coming back, without the risk of deleting a genuine post. Less work for moderators in the long run and everyone is happy, except the spammers.

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swaiba

2 July 2010 at 9:16pm Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

this is obviously spamming, fourth time too...

http://www.silverstripe.org/general-questions/show/287540#post287540

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inCharge

8 January 2011 at 1:29pm Community Member, 102 Posts

2nd post in this thread is spam:
http://silverstripe.org/payments-and-payment-gateway-apis/show/14198

User has only made 1 post & that contains nothing of value, only links

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inCharge

9 January 2011 at 9:41am Community Member, 102 Posts

http://www.silverstripe.org/e-commerce-module-forum/show/10541

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Willr

9 January 2011 at 6:26pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Please if you see spam use the Feedback link at the bottom of the page, that will let the site maintainers know.