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    The Growing Spam Problem

    Hi,

    Perhaps a solution ( or two ) to the growing problem of spam is to institute a 7-day waiting period for new members ( before they can post ).

    Or put all new members into probationary period with their first 5 posts held in digital escrow ( to be monitored & censored by moderators ) before being posted for general consumption.

    Just a thought.


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    Another approach ( though a mite more drastic and arbitrary ) is to lock the LHF front door for a while ( don't allow any new members to sign up ).

    A while could be translated into a indeterminate length of time ( over a few instances ) until deterrence is achieved.


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    Question time ...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Earl K View Post
    Another approach ( though a mite more drastic and arbitrary ) is to lock the LHF front door for a while ( don't allow any new members to sign up ).

    A while could be translated into a indeterminate length of time ( over a few instances ) until deterrence is achieved.


    5 Lansing related questions to answer before membership approval . If someone is googling for info the forum will come up anyway . The information is there for everyone on the web to access , but you'd need to be genuine to go to the trouble of answering 5 research based questions .

    Just an idea .

    ..... BTW ..... 56 and it still works without medication ...


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    Is there a spam problem?

    I have been reading this marvelous site for many years and have not noticed any. Please give examples.

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    I would think the recent one-post with commercial link spammers (all from NY, for some reason, or so they say) could be stopped simply through a 3-day waiting period after joining before being allowed to post. Most spammers would lose interest.
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    Better moderation of the site would handle the small problem. There are too few moderators, or at least too few active ones.

    Since it's now 2017, it's a simple task for a programmer to put the first one, two, or three posts from a new account in a moderator's queue which goes directly to a moderator or moderators for review before being allowed on the site. To be effective, moderators would need to pay attention to the queue or notification of a new poster to act in a timely matter. A queue that is neglected for days or weeks is the death knell for new membership.

    There could even be a small group of newly-appointed "new poster moderators" whose only task is to check these new member posts, leaving the regular mods to do moderation of established members.
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