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Steven Lord
2019-05-14 01:51:02
Spamers

How shall this site dissuade spammers, who are currently gumming up the works?

Larry
2019-09-30 13:53:06
Re: Spamers

Once identified, they could be blocked / account deleted. Is levik the only one with the power to block someone or can any Scholar?
I haven't noticed how many there are, if they just make a new account, then the effectiveness of blocking would be minimal.
I wonder if there is a programming way to make it so that users identified (say, by a Scholar) as spammers would still be able to see their own comments, so they would not know they've been blocked, but all of their comments would be invisible to everyone else?

Steven Lord
2019-10-01 08:57:56
Re: Spamers

It is a clever (delightful) idea but, I imagine once an identity is created the work is done thereafter by uncaring software. It is an interesting q. - can hackers make code that presses virtual buttons (e.g.login) using virtual keystrokes? Perhaps occasionally changing the login steps might shrug them off. Like having the "remember me" button go out of service occasionally.

Steven Lord
2019-10-02 14:21:57
Re: Spamers (more)

Another way to solve this may be to require a reCAPTCHA to login the first n times, where n is more than a hacker can tolerate, assuming that most subsequent posts are currently coming from automated hacking software.

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