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Re: Anti-Spam: Quarantine section?

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Jul 08, 2013 at 17:15 UTC ( #1043143=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Anti-Spam: Quarantine section?

and in the time window till it's automatically reaped after 5 reap votes those posts are searchable by google.

Are you sure? I thought unapproved nodes were only visible when logged in.

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Re^2: Anti-Spam: Quarantine section?
by LanX (Bishop) on Jul 08, 2013 at 17:18 UTC
    yes I explicitly searched for one of our spammers in perlmonks.

    maybe google is (now) just faster than consideration!

    Cheers Rolf

    ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)


    removed link, don't wanna reward the spammer...


    something seems to be broken here: from What is moderation?

    For Anonymous Monks , and those registered users who have elected not to see unapproved posts, each section's main page will list only approved posts. It is possible for registered monks to change their user settings so as to see both approved and unapproved posts in each section. (Even then, they will be listed separately.) Registered monks should read Miscellaneous Settings for details on how to make unapproved content visible.

    /msg'ed janitors

      What part is broken?

      The text you cite only says that Cool Uses for Perl never showed the post, not that the post itself was never available to anonymous users.

        Ahhhhhhh ... OK now I got it! :)

        For Anonymous Monks "main pages" like SOPW show only approved posts, BUT Recently Active Threads and Newest Nodes show always everything.

        So the approval mechanism doesn't help blocking spam, since bots parse all index pages.

        Cheers Rolf

        ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

Re^2: Anti-Spam: Quarantine section?
by dasgar (Priest) on Jul 08, 2013 at 17:42 UTC

    When not logged in, I have not had problems viewing unapproved nodes. I could be wrong, but I believe that the only nodes not viewable when not logged in are the reaped nodes.

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