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Revised Marketplace Restrictions

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10-07-2009, 08:44 AM
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I can agree with most of what you said text. Just seems like no matter what you do to combat spam, it's a no win situation. I believe after an update is made, some anti-spam plugins are installed, as well as having a bigger staff team, we'll be okay.

It will give us moderators some actual work! LOL! As for the "trying to understand the spammers", we've been discussing and viewing things and trying to figure out the best ways to combat them.

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Yay, I'm excited to see my posts count now.. Got a little tired of looking pretty nooby.

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Originally Posted by Village Genius View Post
I lost quite a few myself, this will be resolved as soon as possible.
Done.

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Awesome! Thanks Salathe!

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Cheers Salathe. I agree with ya spencer - I don't think it would even be a problem, as long as there is a big staff team. I just think that these little rules won't make any difference.

Lets imagine the type of spammer whom this is trying to combat. Someone who just wants to post in the market place, without contributing to anything else, right?

Do we even want these members? Just selling cheap crap in the market place? If I was one of them, i'd say, great, I'll just wait four days, and I can spam the market place with my $5 designs. I'm not saying these types of rules can't work. But when you make it only 4 days, or 10 posts, it doesn't act as a deterant (which is the point of the rule in the first place) - make it 100 posts, require users to be verified or 25 days would work better imo!

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Most of the iPhone topics are bots anyways and there are great lists of IP addresses to ban that are linked with bots.

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Originally Posted by textz View Post
I'm not sure that this is a great way of dealing with the spam. Surely now, spammers will just wait for four days, not even have to bother posting anything and then start spamming.

I don't think someone becomes a spammer, JUST to be able to post in the marketplace - although that may be a factor in a small minority. The annoying people who spam (the iphones, computers, their sites) - come here to do that anyway.

Anyway, obviously I don't have figures to back that up - but what the staff could do, is actually look at the data in the admin panel - and try to understand the spammers. You must understand them to defeat them!

This seems logically, very clever - however it won't solve anything!
There are bots who spam and people who spam for backlinks, but they aren't as many as people who just want to get into the marketplace. This will stop crap posters who want to be in the marketplace. Other anti-spam measures are in the works, have a little faith

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Lets imagine the type of spammer whom this is trying to combat. Someone who just wants to post in the market place, without contributing to anything else, right?

Do we even want these members? Just selling cheap crap in the market place? If I was one of them, i'd say, great, I'll just wait four days, and I can spam the market place with my $5 designs. I'm not saying these types of rules can't work. But when you make it only 4 days, or 10 posts, it doesn't act as a deterant (which is the point of the rule in the first place) - make it 100 posts, require users to be verified or 25 days would work better imo!
Increasing the limit that much would chase away everyone, good and bad. There is no effective way to chase away the cheap crap sellers w/o having good sellers as collateral, but this will at least give them a more quiet way though.


On an unrelated note, I have 5,000 posts, nice!

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Is there anything we can do about the spam in the hosting subforum? I'm not referencing the legit companies that come to advertise sales but the ones that ask a MILLION questions "is ___ host good?" "is ____ host vps okay?" and such.

It's been the ONE thing here that really gets under my skin especially when it's the same people that ask the questions yet in other threads are keen to give advice (read: Monalisa; I think that's the username.)

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jordanriane, I've been thinking about that for a little while now. Can you lead me to some specific examples of what you're talking about though first? I'm not sure who's managing those forums at the moment, I'll have to check quick. I'll look into this issue / concern more in-depth then. Thanks.

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Jordanriane's issue was handled swiftly. We're good to go!

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