Opened 8 years ago

Closed 14 months ago

#4358 closed defect (fixed)

diary spam

Reported by: katpatuka Owned by: rails-dev@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: website Version:
Keywords: diary, spam, feedback, report Cc: email@…, skorasaurus


Occasionally I opened entries in turkish ( and noticed that it's full with spam ads - so a "Report as spam" feedback link would be nice to easily flag an entry as not appropriate.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by malenki


comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by skorasaurus

Cc: skorasaurus added

This would be nice to see.

How about using a captcha ?

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by Tom Hughes

A captcha only works (if you're lucky) for automated spam and not for spam (as I believe most of ours is) where humans are involved. It also radically impairs the user experience.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by katpatuka

Another possibility could be a sort of edit-count-barrier for new users (let's say 10 edits) after which they are allowed to add something to the diary.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by Tom Hughes

That sort of thing is already taken into account by the spam scoring, which includes the number of edits the user has done as well as an analysis of what they write.

comment:6 Changed 14 months ago by Andy Allan

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

We now have a way to report diary entries (see ) and various other anti-spam work recently. While it's an ongoing battle, this particular ticket is resolved.

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