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Re^4: Anti-Spam: Quarantine section?

by LanX (Bishop)
on Jul 09, 2013 at 01:18 UTC ( #1043212=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Anti-Spam: Quarantine section?
in thread Anti-Spam: Quarantine section?

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)

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Re^5: Anti-Spam: Quarantine section? (fix)
by tye (Sage) on Jul 09, 2013 at 03:54 UTC

    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        

      OK I know your point of view and I won't argue...

      But out of curiosity, what exactly is the approval system good for?

      Cheers Rolf

      ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

        If you vote for a node (be it + or -), you can see how others vote for the same node. If you are interested in the reputation of nodes you did not author nor vote for, you can get a vague image by turning the option to sort replies by reputation on.

        For nodes you authored, see Re: Zen and the art of ignoring XP.

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