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Please create a feature to allow community members to monitor forum blogs and delete fake/spam users
Submitted by Anup on Sunday, 19 November, 2006 - 18:27
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Component:User interface
Category:feature
Priority:critical
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Status:active

The tons of chinese comment spam is wrecking the usefulness of JEdit's community site. Here are some ideas (not knowing anything about Drupal) how to sort this out:

1) Community self-policing: allow/invite some users somehow (loyal, longtime, frequent posters, ask who is interested?) to volunteer to police the community site. Limit capability only to delete posts, or report a user abusing the site (this will prevent misuse by volunteers!). Then, when users or posts are marked as requiring deletion or something, another group agrees, or the admin has final say or something like that.

Of course, this needs to be done in such a way that the same robots that create accounts and post content do not create volunteer accounts!

2) Put rel="nofollow" or whatever it is, in the anchor tag of html posts, so that spammers have no need to try and create fake accounts. They are just trying to increase their links so that search engines will follow them.

Drupal must have some comment spam plug-in surely?

Not addressing this for so long is creating a negative impression amongst users, and losing the value of this open-source project... JEdit itself is excellent, but its natural support has to be good too.
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