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comment by cgod
cgod  ·  907 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So much spam right now, is it possible to do something about URL shorteners?

Spam has been impossibly bad for over a month now. I finally, and reluctantly had to filter users less than two days old. I hated doing it because the new user garden needs love if it's going to grow but it's it's such a worthless shit fest on global nowadays that there was no other legitimate option.

I've mentioned that it's a problem that needs attention many times but the only result has been late and insufficient culling of spam posts. It's a bad sign for Hubski when you can't see the trees for all the weeds.

FuzzyWords  ·  907 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I still refuse to filter new users even if that means swimming in spam every once in awhile, I don't want new users to feel unwelcome or ignored.

cgod  ·  907 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It saddened me to nuke new users some 2000 days into my Hubski experience but global has become an unusable cesspool.

bfv  ·  907 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I don't think I've ever lurked less than a month or two anywhere ever, even back on usenet. I don't think two days is a significant barrier to anyone.

cgod  ·  907 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've lurked places for years but I've never made an account with the intention to do anything but immediately get into the action.