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Re^2: Anti-Spam: Quarantine section?

by LanX (Bishop)
on Jul 08, 2013 at 17:18 UTC ( #1043144=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Anti-Spam: Quarantine section?
in thread Anti-Spam: Quarantine section?

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

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Re^3: Anti-Spam: Quarantine section?
by Corion (Pope) on Jul 08, 2013 at 20:53 UTC

    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)

        But a pmdev could 'fix' NN and RAT to not show unapproved nodes to anonymonk (or just not to recognized search robots). But that would just push the spammers to a different posting strategy.

        So we should fix node display to not show the contents of new nodes from new members to anonymous users. But this is only useful for spammers that are stupid but not really, really stupid (see my prior comment).

        - tye        

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