You may have noticed we have had a new wave of spammers recently.

It has become common practice that people will community tag these posts with the #spam tag, so that they can be reviewed and filtered en masse.

This update adds three changes to better take advantage of this effort:

1) If you have earned two hubwheels, you will see a 'spam' link on posts in your global feed. Clicking this link will automatically add a #spam community tag to the post.

2) Logged out users do not see posts with the #spam tag.

3) New users are automatically filtering the #spam tag. They can unfiltered the tag if they wish.

There are a number of ways that we can address spam. This is an experiment that leverages an existing behavior. Let's see if it is an improvement.

We monitor which posts are marked as spam, and will continue to do so.

As always feedback is welcome.


Seems like a reasonable solution, to me. Two Hubwheels is a pretty good measure of a community member in good standing, so I trust them to mark things as Spam in an honorable way.

Let's see how this plays out...

posted by hubski: 286 days ago