Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#4358 new defect

diary spam

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

Description

Occasionally I opened entries in turkish (www.openstreetmap.org/diary/tr) 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 (5)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by malenki

+1

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by skorasaurus

  • Cc skorasaurus added

This would be nice to see.

How about using a captcha ?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by TomH

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 6 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 6 years ago by TomH

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.

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