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user-inactivated  ·  1186 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's your opinion about spam here?

You missed the great Spam Wars of Late 2015. mk and co. fought valiantly and through bravery, determimation, and a bit of hard work they were able to overcome the invading hoards.

That said, normal spam is a bit of a thing. Filtering the #spam tag does make a difference as does filtering out users less than 48 hrs. old (an option on your settings page). Both tools are very helpful.

GingerSoul  ·  1186 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm already filtering #spam, I don't want to filter new users because they may be legit users (by the way the user I linked is an 19 days old user).

What happens to people who don't have an username here? Is #spam filtered for them? Are new users filtered for them?

coffeesp00ns  ·  1186 days ago  ·  link  ·  

as far as I know, If a user is Blocked and Muted by enough people, they don't show up on the main hubski page. You'll still see their posts if you follow them, but the community has made it clear that they aren't the face of the site.

as for brand new accounts, I'm not sure. the blank front page might be set up to not show users less than X hours old.

user-inactivated  ·  1186 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The filter new users only filters a new user for the first few days they're on this site. If they're legit, they'll keep on posting. Since most spammers seem to only post once or twice and then fade into the nethers, the filter new user tool works great for them.

People who don't have usernames see everything that shows up on global. New users. Spam posts. Everything. You have to have an account that's filtered. As coffeesp00ns pointed out though, if enough people filter or block a certain user, no one, not even unregistered users, will see their posts unless they follow them specifically.

b-612  ·  1186 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There are accounts now 20 days old that are spamming, and using tags that perhaps would be useful in the future.

thenewgreen  ·  1186 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If you come across any of them in the global feeds, feel free to shout out to me so I can take care of it. We think we have a good handle on them moving forward, but about 20 days ago a bunch of accts were made. We think we got most of them, but some snuck through the cracks. Again, we have new controls in place but let me know if some are still around.


b-612  ·  1186 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There is indeed a difference and thank you for the work.

b-612  ·  1186 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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user-inactivated  ·  1186 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The tools aren't perfect, but they do make a difference.

b-612  ·  1186 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, there is indeed a difference, some weeks there is no spam at all.