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comment by keifermiller
keifermiller  ·  284 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: On #Spam

I saw your blurb!

    All I've noticed is that with the latest system, I've seen less and less fresh blood resurfacing much after saying a small comment or hello in the "Welcome to Hubski" thread.

I agree.

    I took a leap of faith with a few users over time, discerning they weren't bots.

I've promoted a few people as well. To be honest, though, I don't really have a better solution to suggest.

kantos  ·  284 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Halfway through a post encouraging new people to come out of the woodwork as an experiment. fingers crossed Trying to make the current system work.

cgod  ·  284 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've promoted people who made thoughtful comments. I blocked the cute animals pic person.

The system has worked great to defeat spam, it's also seemed to kill of a large number of new adopters.

I don't know if you remember the day global was 5 pages of audio book promotions. That killed the site for new adopters and the rest of us. It's a tricky balance.

Talking to others I gather that there was more context to animal posting person than showed up on their home page (I guess he deleted his more profound comments). From where I stand it looks like we shooed away some rif raf that found its way where it didn't belong.

I think promotion should he used to include people who have shown they are outstanding community members. Regular old community members can get in the door with a minimal amount of conversational engagement.