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New blood

by citromatik (Curate)
on Jun 11, 2009 at 15:09 UTC ( #770672=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hi all,

From time to time I take a look at the Users section in Recent threads. Today, I've been suprised to see that 205 new users appear in that section. Probably that doesn't mean nothing, but it may say something about the current appealing of Perl and the importance of Perl Monks in the spread of the Perl word

BTW, welcome to all Perl Monks newbies and hope you all enjoy the travel.

citromatik

Comment on New blood
Re: New blood
by Corion (Pope) on Jun 11, 2009 at 15:16 UTC

    Unfortunately, the majority of these users are spammer users that get locked shortly after joining for updating their scratchpad with spam links.

      I know the presence of spammers in that list (you can realize some of them by just looking at their names). But usually, the list is 10-50 names long... it is possible that the increment really means that there are more spammers or that they are more insistent! :-)

      citromatik

      I wonder if locked accounts could be removed or hidden from the list of Users?

      Some new Monks also care to write a few words, most don't. So I think it would be nice if those nodes with content could be marked somehow (maybe using italics or CSS?) for easy recognition...

      Update: As ambrus suggested, this Super Search revealed the non-locked users for today (ATM, ham:spam-ratio is 15:49, ≈ 23% real new users or sleeping spammers;-). So the 205 new accounts were not created today.

        I hide the list of all users in Newest Nodes, with Newest Nodes Settings. It's not really worth to display them there imo, as just a new user in itself is not an even I want to check out. If a new user posts a node or talks in the chatterbox, I can notice that directly. If the user writes stuff to his homenode, you're supposed to be able to notice that from Recently Updated Home Nodes, but sadly that node includes all new users, even if they don't touch their homenode. Also, if I really wanted to see a list of recent users, I can always Super Search for them.

        Update 2008-06-18: after some nudging, tye has found the problem with the Recently Updated Home Nodes page so now newly created users won't autmatically show up in the list. (Users created before 2008-16-17 are still on the list till they scroll out, we can't fix this retroactively.)

      Until now, I had nievely assumed that spamming was nearly nonexistant on Perlmonks. Yesterday I encountered a spam node within minutes after it was posted. When I submitted it for consideration, my approval nodelet returned showing it already considered by someone else, with four votes to reap. Such a rapid response by a vigilant community is apparently what keeps PM so clean ++.

      Perhaps if the Internet community at large dealt with spam so swiftly and decisively, spamming would become a thing of the past.

Re: New blood
by targetsmart (Curate) on Jun 12, 2009 at 07:11 UTC
    I am amazed about it, and I also sometimes think how perlmonks is able to handle that many users and that many nodes/page etc. It is just excellent!.
    Long live perlmonks.
    BTW, Please tell me, How to find the list of all users in perlmonks , based on the their levels, including newbies.?
    I once saw a graph told to me by a monk, but I failed to bookmark it. :(

    Vivek
    -- In accordance with the prarabdha of each, the One whose function it is to ordain makes each to act. What will not happen will never happen, whatever effort one may put forth. And what will happen will not fail to happen, however much one may seek to prevent it. This is certain. The part of wisdom therefore is to stay quiet.
      BTW, Please tell me, How to find the list of all users in perlmonks , based on the their levels, including newbies.?
      I once saw a graph told to me by a monk, but I failed to bookmark it. :(

      I think you probably mean PMStats, which is down, has been down for quite a while, and which IIRC has little likelihood of being restored.

      HTH,

      planetscape
        yes, that is also correct, thanks
        but the page i saw was in this perlmonks website i think
        it was like a simple bar graph telling the total number of users per level.
        UPDATE
        thanks almut i meant only that. :)
        such simple!, I should have done a search on it, just bad on me.

        Vivek
        -- In accordance with the prarabdha of each, the One whose function it is to ordain makes each to act. What will not happen will never happen, whatever effort one may put forth. And what will happen will not fail to happen, however much one may seek to prevent it. This is certain. The part of wisdom therefore is to stay quiet.

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