Spam Posters

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by dave holbon, Sep 21, 2002.

  1. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

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    I notice that each time a member post’s a reply that it’s counted a post even though it’s only a few words or even one word; members with lost of replies like “lol”, “LOL” or any two or three word sentence should not count as a post but a comment not therefore being counted.

    2565 post in less than six months (or similar) is not really a true count as far as I’m concerned when the vast majority are less than a proper sentence requiring some sort of thought.

    I’ll call these individuals “spam” posters whose only intention in life is to up their postings count.

    Some of your mediators are prone to this behaviour.
     
  2. Gouk

    Gouk Guest

    LOL!
     
  3. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    mediators!
     
  7. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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  8. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

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    Keep-em cumming I'm loggin them all te-heh.
     
  9. Zooker

    Zooker OSNN Addict

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  10. dadecamp

    dadecamp under worked, over paid

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    your point taken
     
  11. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I have seen addons where "spam" posts are not counted, not sure how it would be measured tho... I think I am currently the second most guilty person on the board tho... :D
     
  12. chris

    chris Free to Fly

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    let people post as they wish. its not a competition to get the highest post count afterall.
     
  13. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Just take post counts away
     
  14. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    As long as they don't JUST spam, I don't mind, we got a cool community here, its more than just a tech support site.
     
  15. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    [​IMG]

    This might explain it.
     
  16. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Not drunk anymore, had 2 bottles of wine about 9 hours ago, sobered up tho.
     
  17. Smokie

    Smokie A Proud Australian

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    I would never just send in a reply to get my post numbers up...wonder what my count is now :)
     
  18. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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  19. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Agreed. That's what gives this site character. Sometimes new members are a little timid to post answers to tech problems if they are unsure. The "fun" threads allow them to post something while they get to know a few other members. In the process, they are learning as they go which gives them the confidence to help in the technical sections.
     
  20. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    That would be 243 Smokie. :)