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Old 12-29-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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Sports streaming spam

So once again we have a sports streaming spam in General. Brand new user. First post.

Is there not any way that the admins can't force new users to have their first posts moderated? It seems like every week we have these guys show up. Reported, removed and the next week there they are again.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:14 AM   #2
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You don't realise how many new users we have. It would be enormously more work for the moderating team to have to approve everyone's first posts, than to deal with the relatively small proportion of spammers.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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Yes - we rely heavily on members to report spam posts that elude our filters - and appreciate all those who take the time to do so!

For new folk - if you think a post is spam - just click on the "!" blue button next to the KARMA button - a new window pops up - click on the "Report Spam" button - that's it! One of the mods will view the post and remove it if it is spam.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #4
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Mmmmm, roast chicken.

and yes I've reported a number of these as I've run across them....will continue to...
it's a thankless job (but not as thankless as being a moderator ).
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:20 PM   #5
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Thank you kennyc ....

and all the other members that continue to report these slimy posts.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:36 PM   #6
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I like their posts. I love responding with one of my typical smart-assed comments
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:53 PM   #7
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I like their posts. I love responding with one of my typical smart-assed comments
You're one of them? A spamonkey?
[where's that ban hammer?]
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:09 PM   #8
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You're one of them? A spamonkey?
[where's that ban hammer?]
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:06 PM   #9
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:05 PM   #10
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Okie Dokie.. I'll just continue to report them.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:44 PM   #11
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:45 AM   #12
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Okie Dokie.. I'll just continue to report them.
And we'll continue to zap them as they're reported to us. Believe me; we do appreciate those reports...as do all MobileRead members, though they might not be aware of it.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:00 PM   #13
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Rather than start a new thread on the subject, I'm reviving this one.

Is it possible to restrict new members from creating links for say the first 10 posts? This would prevent those posts with nothing but links.

If a new member needs to provide a link, the URL can still be typed in but it won't be clickable. Those who choose to can copy and paste the URL into a browser.

No moderation needed and those who slip through can still be reported.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:26 PM   #14
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For what it's worth, this is being discussed behind the scenes. Several of us think it's an excellent suggestion.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:55 PM   #15
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